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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.
  • The name and affiliation of the author(s) are not disclosed in the submitted article.
  • 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.
  • Turnitin or ithenticate < 20%

Author Guidelines

Please submit your manuscript using the manuscript template (Download Template). 

Structure of Manuscript

  • Title page
  • Title
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Literature review
  • Methods
  • Results and discussion
  • Conclusion
  • References (American Psychological Association style)
  • The article should be between 4500 and 8000 words in length (including tables, references, figure captions, footnotes, and endnotes)
  • Appendices (if applicable)

The title should be concise, descriptive, and contain the keywords or key phrases. Search engines assume that the title contains all of the important words that describe the topic of the manuscript.

Abstracts should not exceed 200 words. The abstract should contain all the keywords and key phrases at least once and more than once if necessary. Since most researchers read an abstract before reading the manuscript, abstracts must be well-written.

Select maximum of 6 keywords or key phrases that would give a search engine if you were searching for your manuscript. Avoid the use of general and plural terms, abbreviations, and non-descript words such as andoforthe, and so on.


The introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem and enough background information. The objectives of the study should be clearly emphasized at the end of the introduction or in a separate section. 

Literature review

The literature review should discuss the past theoretical and empirical studies which become the basis of the current studies. The authors are encouraged to review recent articles and from reputable journals. Where applicable, model and hypothesis development should be developed and presented.


The methods should provide sufficient details of the instrument used and the procedures followed to allow the work to be repeated by others. 

Results and Discussion

The results should be presented in a logical sequence.  The results should be discussed in relation to any hypotheses advanced in the introduction and objectives.  Comment on results and indicate possible sources of errors.  Compare your work to other work reported in the literature.  Refer to figures and tables by number. In the discussion a clear presentation of the application of the research finding for business practice must be emphasized.


The main conclusions of the researched work should be presented. Limitation and recommendation for future research should be discussed.


Where applicable, the source of financial support must be acknowledged.  The technical assistance may also be acknowledged. 

Tables & Figures
Tables, figures, etc. placed where they belong. Tables and figures should be located in the text and numbered sequentially using Arabic numerals, i.e., Table 1 and Figure 1. When necessary, author can use color.

Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.

We suggest author not use footnotes are preferred to end of the manuscript endnotes.

References should be arranged alphabetically and follow American Psychological Association (APA 6th) style. References should not be inserted as footnotes. References in the text should include name and year. For example: “According to Bangs (2012)…”

In print journal article citation:

Bangs, J. (2012). Transforming a business statistics course with just-in-time teaching. American Journal of Business Education, 5(1) 87-94.

Online journal article citation:

Salazar, R.J., & Wang, J. (2013). The evolution of strategies: multinational subsidiaries operating in china. Journal of Applied Business Research, 29(5), 1261-1280. Retrieved from

Book citation:

Calfee, R.C., & Valencia, R.R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Editing Support

The manuscript must be prepared in English. We recommend that every manuscript be thoroughly reviewed for grammatical and spelling errors prior to submission. This journal only accepts papers, which are written professionally. In case, a paper needs edition before peer review, authors are directed to agencies “UPT” who could help author’s correct papers. In such case, authors may need to make some payment for this service to agencies.

Submitting Manuscript

  • For the first time user, click ‘Register’ to create an account. If you already have an account of JMI, click ‘Login’.
  • Once logged in, select the ‘New Submission’ tab to make a new submission of the article.
  • In general, the article submission in JMI comprises five steps which carried out consecutively, namely: (1) Start, (2) Upload Submissions, (3) Enter Metadata, (4) Confirmation, (5) Next Steps.
  • In the first step (Start), the author should give a check on each submission requirement to proceed to the next step.
  • In the second step (Upload Submissions), click the ‘Upload File’ tab to upload the article and specify the kind of its article component.
  • In the third step (Enter Metadata), the author should fill in the information about the article and the related contributors to the article.
  • In the fourth step (Confirmation), the author should click “Finish Submissions” once no further revision or additional information is required to carry out.
  • In the fifth step (Next Steps), the submission is completed and the authors can either ‘review this submission’ or ‘create new submission’. The authors will receive a notification email about the article submission.
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