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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 corresponding author and, if any, co-authors who wish to have their manuscript published will have to reveal their names, affiliation, highest degree obtained and/or any academic title held, and a contact address on a separate page from the manuscript itself.

  • The title of the manuscript should be concise and clear, and the manuscript must be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 250 words, word limit is 8,000 including references.
  • The author(s) must proofread the manuscript to ensure correct spelling, spacing, appropriateness, and the coherence of standard English. The reference format should comply with APA Style (for details, see The author(s) are required to check the accuracy and completeness of the references.

  • The author(s) must clearly define the type of manuscript submitted, stating whether it is a research article or a academic article.

  • Author(s) are aware of journal requirements on the paper format. See details in Guide for author(s)
  • Author(s) are aware of their duties on publication ethics. See details in Publication Ethics.
  • Author(s) are aware that the opinions expressed in the paper are those of the authors and/or the corresponding author. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the Journal. Should the paper be accepted for publication in CBSJ, the authors and/or the corresponding author of the publication will transfer the copyright to the Journal. The designations and the presentation of the materials, e.g. tables, figures, etc. in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion on the part of the Journal.

Author Guidelines

Guidelines for Those Who Wish to Have a Paper Published in the CBSJ

General Guidelines:

  1. The manuscript submitted for publication must not have been previously published nor be under consideration for other publications. Violation of copyright is taken to be the direct responsibility of the submitter of the manuscript.
  2. The manuscript must be written in only Standard English.
  3. The manuscript will be reviewed by the CBSJ’s reviewers before it is subsequently approved by the editorial board.
  4. The CBSJ is entitled to all copyright of the published manuscript.

Type of Manuscript

Review Manuscript:

The topic and contents of a review manuscript should be relevant to the issues discussed in the manuscript. The issues in the manuscript should be presented coherently in order to make the discussion easy to understand. Theory should be applied to the analysis of issues; the manuscript should be concluded with the recommendations of the author(s).

Research Manuscript:

A research manuscript should creatively present its findings in a systematic manner; each manuscript should consist of the following relevant elements:

  • Introduction, which should include a statement of the importance of the research and the source of the stated problem(s) together with an overall background and rationale of conducting the research
  • Literature Review
  • Research Methodology, which should explain the research process, data collection and research instruments
  • Research Findings
  • Discussion
    • Theoretical Contributions
    • Managerial Implications
  • Conclusion
    • Brief Summary
    • Limitations and directions of future research
  • References

Manuscript Requirements:

  • Times New Roman characters with 12-point font, and 1.5 line spacing must be used in the manuscript.
  • Word limit is 8,000 including references. One table is equivalent to 250 words.
  • Manuscript title must be concise and clear.
  • Abstract must contain a maximum of 250 words with five keywords.
  • The manuscript must include the details of each author including name, affiliate, academic title (or the highest degree obtained), and contact address. This information shall be listed on a separate page from the manuscript itself.
  • The author(s) must proofread the manuscript to ensure correct spelling, spacing, appropriateness and coherence in Standard English.
  • Please refer to the APA Style for journal format and references (for details, see The prospective contributor is required to check the accuracy and completeness of the references.
  • The author(s) must clearly state in the submission whether the submitted manuscript is a research manuscript or a review manuscript.



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