JGBAT Submission Forms and Guidelines
Style and Submission Guidelines to Authors
1. Submissions must be made electronically with a cover letter indicating that the manuscript is not currently being considered at another publication in addition to one-page managerially oriented executive summary. Send submissions to:
Submission of a paper will be held to imply that it contains original unpublished work and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere. The Editor-in-Chief does not accept responsibility for loss of papers submitted. Upon acceptance of an article author(s) will be asked to transfer copyright of the article to the publisher. This transfer will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information.
2. A cover letter must accompany each submission indicating the name, address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail of the corresponding author.
3. Manuscripts should be double-spaced with wide margins. All pages should be numbered sequentially.
4. Manuscripts should have a cover page with the author’s name(s), contain affiliation, and the area of concentration (i.e., accounting, marketing, etc.). No other pages should contain information about the author(s). An abstract of 150 words or less, including five key words, should appear on the second page. The paper itself should begin on the third page. Manuscripts should not exceed 25 double-spaced, typewritten pages, including tables, figures, and references. Manuscripts that exceed these limits are routinely returned to the author(s) for shortening before consideration.
5. Tabular material and figure legend should be in box-form and incorporated in the proper part of the text. They should also be contained in the word processor file in MS Word, and cannot be hand drawn. Tables should be numbered in Arabic numbers (i.e., Table 1). Columns should be set using tab stops, not spaces, so they align. Figures are numbered similarly to tables (i.e., Figure 1).
6. References should be made by the in-text form of citation. The reference list should include information for all sources cited in the manuscript. The author should make sure that there is a strict one-to-one correspondence between the references in the text and those on the list. It should be double spaced and listed in alphabetical order according to APA style by author’s last name, but including first name initial, on a separate sheet at the end of the manuscript.