FABA manuscript preparation and style guidelines follow, with a slight modification, documentation 2 of the Chicago Manual of Style (14th ed., University of Chicago Press).
The manuscripts should be typed in A4 (210mm x 297mm), 12-point Times News Roman font and must be 1.5 line-spaced, except indented quotations. The manuscript must be saved as a word file. All pages, including tables, appendices and references, should be serially numbered. Spell out numbers from one to ten, except when used in tables and lists, and when used with mathematical, statistical, scientific or technical units and quantities, such as distances, weights and measures. For example: three days; 3 kilometres; 30 years. All other numbers are expressed numerically. Authors are encouraged to use IBARJ template. Sample template is included at the end of this document.
The manuscript must be written in good academic English. Spelling follows Webster’s International Dictionary. To ensure anonymous review, authors should not identify themselves directly or indirectly in their papers. Single author should not use the word “we”. Authors for whom English is not their native language are encouraged to have their paper checked before submission for grammar and clarity.
The article should be between 4000 and 7000 words. The allowable length of the manuscript is at Editor’s discretion; however, manuscript with a length less or exceeding the words may be return to the author(s) for revision before the manuscript is considered by the Editors. The word count excludes table, figures, and references.
Title of the article should be specific and effective, approximately 10 words. Write an article title using simple and straightforward language that can offer readers a glimpse of the content with their first glance.
Author name and Affiliations
The full name of each author, affiliation of each author at the time research was completed, and addressed of each author including full postal address, telephone, and email addresses. Where more than one author has contributed to the articles, please provide detail information for the corresponding author. The detail information about the author will be placed on ABOUT THE AUTHORS page.
After the title of the article, the names and the affiliations of the author(s) a 150-350 words abstract is required. The abstract must be clear and concise containing at least, the following:
Paper Type: Research Paper/Commentary/Case Study/Other
Keywords are an important part of abstract writing. Authors should select a maximum of 5 keywords that are specific and reflect what is essential about the articles. Keywords and the article classification should be provided after the abstract.
JEL Classification Numbers
Authors should add 1- 3 JEL Classification Number. Information guide for the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) can be found at https://www.aeaweb.org/jel/guide/jel.php
Manuscript submitted to this journal should have the main heading as follows:
Result and Discussion
Acknowledgement (if any)
Authors may use some flexible term for the subheading following the above main heading. Authors are encouraged to use manuscript’s template that is found at the end of this guideline.
Author must provide high quality artwork for all illustrations. Poor resolution or definition is not acceptable. Tables and Figures should be numbered separately. (Table 1, Table 2; Figure 1, Figure 2). Each table and figure should be given a title and should be presented on a separate page at the end of the manuscript. Figures and tables reproduced from already published work must be accompanied by permission of the original publisher (or copyright holder, if not the publisher).
Questionnaires and Experimental Instruments
Manuscripts reporting on field surveys or experiments should include questionnaires, cases, interview plans, or other instruments used in the study.
Work cited should use the “author-date-system” keyed to a list of works in the reference list (See below).
- In the text, works are cited as follows: author’s last name and date, without comma, in parentheses: for example, (Becker 1987); with two authors: (Hannan and Freeman 1984); with more than two: (Sanders et al. 1985); with more than one source cited together (Jones 1987; Freeman 1986); with two or more by one author: (Jones 1987, 1989).
- When the reference list contains more than one work of an author published in the same year, the suffix a, b, etc., Follows the date in the text citation; for example, (Jones 1987a; Jones 1987b)
- If an author’s name is mentioned in the text, it need not be repeated in the citation.
- Citation to institutional works should use acronyms or short titles where practicable.
Every manuscript must include a list of references contain only the works cited. Each entry should contain all data necessary for unambiguous identification. With the author-date system, use the following format recommended by the Chicago Manual Styles (14th Ed.):
- Arrange citations in alphabetical order according to the surname of the author or the name of the institution responsible for the citation.
- Use author’s initials instead of proper names.
- In listing more than one name in references (Molyneux, P., and J. Thornton,…) there should always be a comma before “and.”
- Dates of publication should be placed immediately after the authors’ names.
- Titles of journal should not be abbreviated.
- Multiple works by the same author(s) should be listed in chronological order of publication. Two or more works by the same author(s) in the same year distinguished be letters after the date.
Recommendations for references are:
- Authors are encouraged to have references mainly from primary source (at least 80% of the references), such as research articles in journal, proceedings, working paper, or dissertation.
- Authors are encouraged to have references that are up-to-date references (at least 80% references dated within the last 10 years).
- Authors should avoid excessively referencing your own work (self-citation).
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Collins, Geoffrey, and Mathew D. Wortmaster. 1953. The collected works of Pennyloss. Boston: Pennyloss.
Sanders, G.S., T. R. Price, V. L. DeSantis, and C. C. Ryder. 1989. Prediction and prevention of famine. Los Angeles: Timothy Peters.
Ohio State University. College of Administrative Science. Center for Human Resource Research. 1977. The national longitudinal surveys handbook. rev. ed. Columbus.
Chapter in a book
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Fraser J., N. Fraser, and F. McDonald. The strategic challenge of electronic commerce. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 2000, 5(1): 7-14.
Wambach, K. A. 1997. Breastfeeding intention and outcome: A test of the theory of planned behaviour. Research in Nursing and Health 20 (1): 51-60.
Zhang, Y., and R. Buda. 1999. Moderating effects of need for cognition on responses to positively versus negatively framed advertising messages. Journal of Advertising 28 (2): 1-15.
Kang, D. 2000. Family Ownership and Performance in Public Corporations: A Study of the U.S. Fortune 500, 1982–1994. Working Paper 00-0051, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA.
Gnyawali, D. R. 1997. Creation and Utilization of Organizational Knowledge: An Empirical Study of the Effects of Organizational Learning on Strategic Decision Making. Unpublished PhD Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh, PA.
Kowalik, T. 1992. ‘Trade unions attitude to privatisation’. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Privatization and Transformation in Eastern Europe, Warsaw, 15–20 November.
Klein, J. 2002. ‘How the solidarity dream turned sour’. The Guardian, 12 June, 8–9.
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