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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 submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced;  maximum of 20 pages; uses a 12-point font Times New Roman; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

  • Only original papers will be accepted, and copyright of the published papers will be vested in the publisher.

  • The submitted manuscripts must be single-spaced and do not exceed 20 pages (including endnotes, references, supporting exhibits and any appendices).

  • The authors must include a cover page indicating their names, affiliations, addresses, contact numbers and email addresses. An abstract of less than 200 words must be enclosed on a separate sheet at the beginning of the text. The abstract must state the purpose, procedures and conclusions of the study. The figures and tables must also be placed on separate pages at the end of the text. The endnotes must be kept to a minimum. The references adhere to APA format, it must be placed at the end of the manuscript. Samples of entries are as follows:


 Book: Williamson, O. (1993) The Nature of the Firm, New York: Oxford Press


Journal: Zhou, Z. H. (1998) “Chinese Accounting Systems and Practices”, Accounting, Organizations and Society, 13, 2; 207-224.



  • The submitted manuscripts will be screened initially by the chief editors to determine their suitability.

  • The   Editorial Advisory And Review Board will then review the manuscripts.


Publication Ethics


Submission of an article implies that:



  • The work described has not been published previously except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis.

  • That it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

  • That its submission and publication in the journal is known and approved by all Authors.

  • The work is the Author’s own and there are no falsification or fabrication of data, plagiarism including duplicate publication of the authors’ own work without proper citation and misappropriation of the work are all unacceptable practices.