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Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

  • Article should be in Microsoft Word format only
  • Each article should be accompanied with a ‘Title Page’ and a ‘Copyright Form’.
  • Keep the formatting of the text as simple as possible.
  • Equations and formulae should be readable, preferably written using equation editing software (E.g. MathType). Alternately, authors have to provide the fonts used for creating the equations/formulae.
  • All figures provided are of high resolution, preferably 300dpi
  • References should follow the Vancouver Style of Referencing.


Please follow the following chronological order of topics while preparing the article:
1.Title
2.Abstract
3.Keywords
4.Introduction
5.Concept headings (include statistical methodology, if any)
6.Discussion
7.Conclusion
8.Acknowledgements (If any)
9.References
 
Title Page and Copyright Form

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Electronic Formats
Authors are requested to send their articles in MS Word (.doc) format. In case of any difficulty with the manuscript submission process or concern regarding the suitability of your files, please contact us.

Article Title
The title should be concise and specific to the topic of the article Avoid using abbreviations in the title. Titles should be presented in title case, meaning that all words except for prepositions, articles, and conjunctions should be capitalized. All botanical names should be in italics.
Author names & Affiliations
Provide full names for all authors. Affiliation details should include—department, university or organization, city, state and country for all authors. One of the authors should be designated as the corresponding author. Only the corresponding author’s email address should be provided in the article. It is the corresponding author’s responsibility to ensure that the author list and the summary of the author contributions to the study are accurate and complete.

Abstract & Keywords
The abstract introduces the article and should not exceed 300 words. It should mention the techniques used without going into methodological detail and should summarize the most important results.
Authors should provide 4-6 keywords for indexing purposes. Keywords should be written in title case and separated by comma.

Headings
For a better understanding of the content in the article, we encourage authors to number the article headings in Arabic style format. Headings should follow title case, meaning that all words except for prepositions, articles, and conjunctions should be capitalized. All botanical names should be in italics.


Abbreviations
All abbreviations should be defined on first use in the text along with the abbreviation in parenthesis.

Units and Symbols
Symbols should be used while referring to alpha, beta, mu, etc (Ex: α, β, µ, etc). All units to follow the International System of Units (SI units).
Figures: General guidelines

  • Figures Format & Resolution: Authors are requested to supply high-resolution versions of the figures in TIFF, JPEG or EPS format.  We require that figures be created at a minimum resolution of 300 ppi.
  • File size: The file sizes should not exceed 20 MB.
  • File naming: Naming of figure files should be simple indicating the serial number and last name of author. E.g. if author’s name is John Abraham, Figure 1 should be named as “Fig 1_Abraham”.
  • Permissions: Authors should obtain permission from authors for copyright figures and tables before submitting to ‘Journal of Advances in Business Management’.


All figures will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which allows them to be freely used, distributed, and built upon as long as proper attribution is given. Please do not submit any figures that have been previously copyrighted unless you have express written permission from the copyright holder to publish under the CCAL license.
 
Tables: General guidelines

  • Tables should be included in the text file at the end of the article.
  • All tables should have a concise title and written as Table 1 with a period (.).
  • E.g. Table 1. Stimulation settings
  • Footnotes can be used to explain abbreviations. Tables extending beyond 1 page should be avoided.


Acknowledgments
People who contributed to the work but do not fit the criteria for authors should be listed in the Acknowledgments, along with their contributions. Authors are requested to ensure that anyone named in the Acknowledgments agrees to being so named.

References

  • Only published or accepted manuscripts should be included in the reference list.
  • In text citations: References cited in text should conform to the Vancouver style.
  • Reference List: This should only contain references to those works which you have cited in your text. It should appear at the end of your text. It should be arranged numerically by citation number.