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Author Guidelines

Asian Business Review using MANUSCRIPTLINK (a powerful web-based manuscript submission and peer review service platform) on which scholars submit academic manuscripts, and  editorial members invite reviewers for the submitted manuscripts. 

  • Authors are able to register and submit their manuscripts directly through the online service while providing metadata or indexing information on the submitted manuscripts.
  • Authors are able to track their submission through the editorial process on the online service.
  • Authors are also able to archive all information, including review results, for manuscripts submitted to any journals enrolled to the online service.
Before submission, prepare your manuscript using the following guidelines:
All files should be submitted as a Word document (docx.).

Article Length
Articles should be between 2500 and 6000 words in length. This includes all text including references and appendices. Please allow 280 words for each figure or table.

Article Title
A title of not more than twelve (12) words should be provided.

Article Title Page
An Article Title Page should be submitted alongside each individual article using the followings: 
  • Article Title
  • Author Details (see below)
  • Acknowledgements
  • Author Biographies
  • Abstract (see below)
  • Keywords (see below)
  • Article Classification (see below)

Author Details
Details should be supplied on the Article Title Page including:
  • Full name of each author
  • Affiliation of each author, at time research was completed
  • Where more than one author has contributed to the article, details of who should be contacted for correspondence
  • E-mail address of all contributor authors
  • Brief professional biography of each author.

Authors must supply an abstract on the Article Title Page. On the Article Title Page, set out including:
  • Purpose (mandatory)
  • Design/methodology/approach (mandatory)
  • Findings (mandatory)
  • Research limitations/implications (if applicable)
  • Practical implications (if applicable)
  • Social implications (if applicable)
  • Originality/value (mandatory)
Maximum is 300 words in total (including keywords and article classification, see below).

Please provide up to 7 keywords on the Article Title Page, which encapsulate the principal topics of the paper.
Whilst we will endeavor to use submitted keywords in the published version, all keywords are subject to approval by Asian Business Review's in house editorial team and may be replaced by a matching term to ensure consistency.

Article Classification
Categorize your paper on the Article Title Page, under one of these classifications:
  • Research Paper
  • Technical notes
  • Case study
  • Review Article

Headings must be concise, with a clear indication of the distinction between the hierarchy of headings. The preferred format is for first level headings to be presented in bold format and subsequent sub-headings to be presented in medium italics.

Research Funding
Authors must declare all sources of external research funding in their article and a statement to this effect should appear in the Acknowledgements section. Authors should describe the role of the funder or financial sponsor in the entire research process, from study design to submission.

All Figures (charts, diagrams, line drawings, web pages/screenshots, and photographic images) should be submitted in electronic form. 
All Figures should be of high quality, legible and numbered consecutively with arabic numerals. Graphics may be supplied in colour to facilitate their appearance on the online database.
  • Figures created in MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, Illustrator should be supplied in their native formats. Electronic figures created in other applications should be copied from the origination software and pasted into a blank MS Word document or saved and imported into an MS Word document or alternatively create a .pdf file from the origination software.
  • Figures which cannot be supplied in as the above are acceptable in the standard image formats which is: .pdf. If you are unable to supply graphics in this format then please ensure they are .tif, .jpeg, or .bmp at a resolution of at least 300dpi and at least 10cm wide.
  • To prepare web pages/screenshots simultaneously press the "Alt" and "Print screen" keys on the keyboard, open a blank Microsoft Word document and simultaneously press "Ctrl" and "V" to paste the image. (Capture all the contents/windows on the computer screen to paste into MS Word, by simultaneously pressing "Ctrl" and "Print screen".)
  • Photographic images should be submitted electronically and of high quality. They should be saved as .tif or .jpeg files at a resolution of at least 300dpi and at least 10cm wide. Digital camera settings should be set at the highest resolution/quality possible.

Tables should be typed and included to the main body of the article (not in a separate file). 

References to other publications should be in APA style and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy, and consistency. This is very important in an electronic environment because it enables your readers to exploit the Reference Linking facility on the database and link back to the works you have cited through CrossRef.

You should cite publications in the text: (Adams, 2006) using the first-named author's name or (Adams and Brown, 2006) citing both names of two, or (Adams et al., 2006), when there are three or more authors. At the end of the paper, a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied, and a numeric referencing list {example [1], [2] } should not be submitted for evaluation:

For books
Surname, Initials (year), Title of Book, Publisher, Place of publication.
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For book chapters 
Surname, Initials (year). Chapter title. Editor's Surname, Initials, Title of Book, Publisher, Place of publication, pages.
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For journals
Surname, Initials (year). Title of article. Journal Name, volume, number, pages.
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For published conference proceedings
Surname, Initials (year of publication). Title of paper. in Surname, Initials (Ed.), Title of published proceeding which may include place and date(s) held, Publisher, Place of publication, Page numbers.
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For unpublished conference proceedings
Surname, Initials (year). Title of paper. Paper presented at Name of Conference, date of conference, place of conference, available at: URL if freely available on the internet (accessed date). 

For working papers
Surname, Initials (year). Title of article. Working paper [number if available], Institution or organization, Place of organization, date.
e.g. Moizer, P. (2003). How published academic research can inform policy decisions: the case of mandatory rotation of audit appointments. Working paper, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, Leeds, 28 March.
For unpublished dissertation or thesis
Surname, Initials (year). Title of thesis [Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. Institution or organization.

For encyclopedia/ wikipedia entries (with no author or editor)
Title of Encyclopedia (year). Title of entry. Volume, edition, Title of Encyclopedia, Publisher, Place of publication, pages.
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For newspaper articles (authored)
Surname, Initials (year). Article title. Newspaper, date, pages.
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For newspaper articles (non-authored)
Newspaper (year). Article title. Date, pages.
e.g. Daily News (2008). Small change. 2 February, p. 7.

For blog posts and blog comments/ electronic sources
If available online, the full URL should be supplied at the end of the reference, as well as a date that the resource was accessed.
Castle, B. (2005). Introduction to web services for remote portlets. Available at: (accessed 12 November 2007).
Standalone URLs, i.e. without an author or date, should be included either within parentheses within the main text, or preferably set as a note (roman numeral within square brackets within text followed by the full URL address at the end of the paper).

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