Authors Guidelines

All papers are subject to double blind peer review process, the decision of the Board of Editors will be considered as final. Papers should contain original unpublished work.

Authors are requested to adhere to the following instructions during the preparation of manuscript:

General Guidelines


Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of both). We only accept

manuscripts in English language.

Length of paper

3000-8000 words are preferred.

Layout of paper

Please do not use any color more than white and black in paper. The layout of paper is only in white and black.

Title Page

(The first page of the paper should title page)

Title page is a separated page before the text. Kindly provide the following information on the title page (in the order

given). It should include:

  • Title to manuscript,
  • Name of the author(s),
  • Affiliation,
  • E-mail address(s),
  • Contact number(s),and
  • Corresponding author (Clearly indicate who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication.)
  • Sponsoring information (If the research is sponsored or supported by an organization, please indicate it.)

TEXT Formating:

  • Please use the following rules for whole text, including abstract, keywords, heading and references.
  • Front: Times New Roman; Size: 12
  • Paragraph Spacing: Above and Below paragraph – 0 pt;
  • Line Spacing: fixed – 12 pt

Heading Levels

Level  Format

Centered, Boldface, Uppercase and Lowercase Headings

  2 Left-aligned, Boldface, Uppercase and Lowercase Heading
  3   Indented, boldface, lowercase heading with a period.
  4   Indented, boldface, italicized, lowercase heading with a period. Begin body text after the period.
  5   Indented, italicized, lowercase heading with a period. Begin body text after the period


Manuscript Prepration


A concise and factual abstract is required (maximum length of 200 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions.


Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 5 keywords. For example:

Example: Economic Growth, Foreign Direct Investment, Relationship, Canada

Subdivision of the article

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered as




(the abstract is not included in section numbering).


Author can presents Figures in text or at the end of the paper. Number figures consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text.

Link for Figure template as below:

  • Template for Figure


Author ca presents Tables in text or at the end of the paper. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Avoid vertical rules.

Link for Table template as below:

  • Template for Table

Formula and equations

The text size of formula and equations should be similar with normal text size. Number Formula and Equations consecutively for example:

(A + B)2  = A2  +  B+  2AB                                                                                                  (1)


Footnotes should be limited to explanatory purpose and kept to a minimum.


Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with the authors. You can refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), Fifth Edition, ISBN 1-55798-790-4. Details concerning this referencing style can also be found at

Citations in the text

Citations in the text should follow the referencing APA. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Avoid citation in the abstract. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. Citation of a reference as ‘in press’ implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

References List

References list should be arranged first alphabetically. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters “a”, “b”, “c”, etc., placed after the year of publication.

Examples of References style

Reference to a journal publication:

With one author

Granger, C. W. 1969. “Investigating Causal Relations by Econometric Models and Cross  Spectral Methods,” Econometrica, Econometric Society, 37(3), 424-438.

With two authors

Ali, E. and Talukder, D. K. 2009. “Preferential Trade among the SAARC Countries: Prospects     and Challenges of Regional Integration in South Asia,” JOAAG, 4(1).

With Three Authors

Baier, S. L., Bergstrand, J. H., and Egger, P. 2007. “The New Regionalism: Causes and Cons       Equences,” Economie international, 109, 9-29.

Reference to a book:

With one author

Smith, A. (1776). The wealth of National. New York: Publisher: Edwin Cannan (ed.) in 1937, Modern Library.

Ricardo, D. (1817). On The Principle of Political Economy And Taxation. London: John Murray.

With two authors

Shan, J., & Tian, G. G. (1998). Causality between Exports and Economic Growth: The Empirical Evidence from Shanghai. Malden, USA : Blackwell Publishers Ltd.

Reference to a web source:

Smith, Joe, (1999), One of Volvo’s core values. [Online] Available: (July 7, 1999)

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