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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Download journal template here.

Review and Publication Process

A full double-blind refereeing process is used that comprises of the following steps.

  • Paper is sent to 2 reviewers for review.
  • The reviewers’ commendations determine whether a paper will be accepted/accepted subject to change / subject to resubmission with significant changes / rejected.
  • For papers which require changes, the same reviewers will be used to certify that the quality of the revised paper is acceptable.
  • If the paper is accepted by the reviewers, acceptance letter will be provided.
  • Author/Corresponding Author will be notified about the possible date of publication (only online).
  • The review process takes maximum three weeks.

Authors Name and Affiliations

Write the Author(s) names without title and professional positions such as Prof, Dr, Production Manager, etc. Do not shorten your last/family name. Always give your First and Last names (Full Name). Write clear affiliation of all Authors. Affiliation includes name of department/unit, (faculty), name of university, address, country, including email address.


All manuscripts should not exceed 150 words and should describe the scope, hypothesis or rationale for the work and the main findings. Complete sentences, active verbs, and the abstract should be written in the past tense. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided.


Key words (3-5 words) should be provided below the Abstract to assist with indexing of the article. These should not duplicate key words from the title.

In Introduction, Authors should state the objectives of the work at the end of introduction section. Before the objective, Authors should provide an acceptable background, and very short literature survey in order to record the existing solutions/method, to show which is the best of previous researches, to show the main limitation of the previous researches, to show what do you hope to achieve, and to show the scientific merit or novelties of the paper. Avoid a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. The introduction should clearly state the purpose of the paper.

 Materials and Methods

This should be complete enough to provide enough detail to allow the work to be repeated by others. However, only truly new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited, and important amendments of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer’s name and address. Subheadings should be used. Methods in general use need not be described in detail.

 Content /Result and Discussion
Content is the body of paper, consists of subtitle that representing the dialogue of the paper. Results should be clear and terse. The results should summarize (scientific) findings rather than providing data in great detail. The discussion should explore the consequence of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often apposite. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

In discussion, it is the most significant section of your article. Here you get the chance to sell your data. Make the discussion corresponding to the results, but do not reiterate the results. Often should begin with a brief summary of the main scientific findings (not experimental results). The following components should be covered in the discussion: How do your results relate to the inventive question or objectives outlined in the Introduction section (what)? Do you provide interpretation systematically for each of your results or findings presented (why)? Are your results reliable with what other investigators have reported (what else)?
Conclusions should answer the objectives of the research. Without clear Conclusions, reviewers and readers will find it problematic to judge the work, and whether or not it merits publication in the journal. If an optional conclusion section is used, its content should not substantially duplicate the abstract.


The acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc should be brief.


Authors are guided to follow APA (American Psyhological Association) References style while submitting paper to International Journal of Business and Social Science Research (IJBSSR):

Journal paper

  1. Zeithaml, V. A., Parasuraman, A. & Berry, L. L. (1985). Problems and strategies in services marketing. Journal of Marketing, 49, 33-46.
  2. Brexendorf, T. O. & Kernstock, J. (2007). Corporate behavior vs. brand behavior: Towards an integrated view? Journal of Brand Management, 15(1), 32-40.


  1. King, J. (2011). Wrestling with the angel: A life of Janet Frame. Auckland, New Zealand: Viking.

Chapters in Book

  1. Helber, T. E. (2002). Redeveloping mature resorts for new markets. In M. V. Conlin & T. Baum (Eds.), Island tourism: Management principles and practice (pp. 100-120). Chichester, England: Wiley.

            A Report

  1. Holmes, P. (2001). The intercultural communication experiences of ethnic Chinese students in a Western tertiary institution: Implications for education providers (Working paper 2000-14). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato, Department of Management Communication.

  Conference Proceedings

  1. Shobhadevi, Y. J., & Bidarakoppa, G. S. (2015). Possession phenomena: As a coping behaviour. In G. Davidson (Ed.),Applying psychology: Lessons from Asia-Oceania (pp. 90-100). Carlton, Vic., Australia: Australian Psychological Society.

 A Thesis

  1. Dewstow, R. A. (2006). Using the Internet to enhance teaching at the University of Waikato(Unpublished master’s thesis). University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

      From a webpage

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Figures / Illustrations / Photographs

Graphics should be supplied as high resolution (at least 290-600 dp.i.) electronic files. All figures should be embedded within the manuscript, and must be captioned and numbered sequentially.

Tables and Equations

Tables and equations should not be submitted in a format exceeding the A4 page size. All tables should be embedded within the manuscript, and must be captioned and numbered sequentially.  Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text.


Proofs will be sent via e-mail as an Acrobat PDF file (e-mail attachment) and should be returned within 3 days of receipt. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript.


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