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Guide for Authors

By In Guide for authors, Guide for authors & reviewers On April 18, 2020

Authors should prepare their papers following the guidelines indicated below before submission to the JIEM.

1. Language

Articles must be written in clear and concise English.

2. Format

All files of the submitted manuscript should be provided in Microsoft Word format. Save the file in the native format of the word processor used. The text should be in single-column format. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. Do not use the word processor’s options to hyphenate words. However, do use boldface, italics, subscripts, superscripts, etc. Do not embed “graphically designed” equations or tables, but prepare these using the word processor’s facility. To avoid unnecessary errors, authors are advised to turn on the spelling function of their word processors.

LaTex files can be used if an accompanying PDF document is provided. A PDF file as a single file type is not accepted. A PDF file must be accompanied by the source file. 

Acceptable file types for figures are indicated below.

3. Article Length

Articles should be no more than 10,000 words in length, including all text, references, and appendices.

4. Title Page

A title page should be prepared in a separate file submitted with the manuscript. The title page includes the title, details of authors, abstract, keywords, and classification codes.

5. Manuscript

The manuscript should be submitted in a separate file. The manuscript includes the title, abstract, keywords, classification codes, and content. 

The manuscript should not include any information such that authors can be identified. 

6. Title

A short and concise title of the manuscript should be provided. 

7. Author Details

All authors’ names, emails, affiliates, and postal addresses should be provided in the submission as follows.

  • Provide the full name of each author in the order it should appear in the publication. The first letter of the author’s name is capitalized and followed by lower case letters;
  • Provide an email address for each author;
  • Provide affiliate(s) of each author. The affiliate(s) should be where the author is based at the time the work was conducted. Indicate all affiliates with a lowercase superscript letter immediately after the author’s name and in front of the author address;
  • Provide the postal address of each affiliation, including the country where it is located.

Corresponding author

Indicate a corresponding author, who handles correspondences with the JIEM. Ensure that a telephone number of the corresponding author with country and area code is provided.

8. Abstract

An abstract of a maximum of 250 words including keywords and classification codes is required in the submission. 

The abstract must be able to stand alone. References in the abstract should be avoided except when it is not possible to be excluded. Non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract. Avoid using personal pronouns within the abstract.

9. Classification Codes and Keywords

Provide up to 5 JEL codes (https://www.aeaweb.org/econlit/jelCodes.php?view=jel) in the submission. 

Provide up to 5 keywords in the submission.

10. Headings

Headings must be concise, with a clear indication of the distinction between the hierarchy of headings. 
The first-level headings are in bold format. Subsequent sub-headings are in italics.

11. Tables

Tables should be typed and numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals. Tables should be included within the text of the manuscript.

The title of a table should be placed above the table.

The source of information for a table should be placed below the table.

If notes are added using superscripts or asterisks in the tables, they should be shown next to the relevant items and corresponding explanations are included as footnotes to the tables.

Use only one grid for each table. If no grid is used, use tabs, not spaces, to align columns.

Numbers in a table should be right-aligned.

12. Figures

Figures should be of high quality and numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals. Figures should be included within the text of the manuscript.

The title of a figure should be placed below the figure.

The source of information for the figure should be placed below the title of the figure.

Figures created in MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, Illustrator should be supplied in their native formats. Electronic figures created in other applications should be copied from the origination software and pasted into a blank MS Word document or saved and imported into a Microsoft Word document or create a PDF file from the origination software.

Figures which cannot be supplied as above are acceptable in the standard image formats which are: .pdf, .ai, and .eps. If you are unable to supply graphics in these formats then please ensure they are .tif, .jpeg, or .bmp at a resolution of at least 300dpi and at least 10cm wide.

To prepare web pages/screenshots simultaneously press the “Alt” and “Print screen” keys on the keyboard, open a blank Microsoft Word document and simultaneously press “Ctrl” and “V” to paste the image. (Capture all the contents/windows on the computer screen to paste into MS Word, by simultaneously pressing “Ctrl” and “Print screen”.)

Photographic images should be submitted electronically and saved as .tif or .jpeg files at a resolution of at least 300dpi and at least 10cm wide. Digital camera settings should be set at the highest resolution/quality possible.

13. Equations

Equations are typed and numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals. Equation numbers should be in parentheses and right-aligned.

Equations should be included within the text of the manuscript. 

14. Footnotes

Footnotes should be kept to a minimum and numbered consecutively throughout the text with superscript Arabic numerals.

15. Acknowledgment

Acknowledgment of all sources of funding to the work should be prepared in a separate Microsoft Word Word file accompanying the submission. If multiple sources of funding are acknowledged, the contribution of each source of funding to the stages of the work should be indicated.

16. Citation

Authors should cite references in the text. For one-author publications, cite the author’s surname and year of publication (Name, Year of publication). For two-author publications, cite the surnames of both authors (Name of first author and Name of the second author, Year of publication).

For publications with three or more authors, cite the surname of the first author followed by et al. (Name of first author et al., Year of publication), when there are three or more authors.

All references should be cited in the text, and vice versa.

17. References

References to other publications must be in Harvard style. References should be carefully checked for completeness, accuracy, and consistency. 

Journals: Surname, Initials (year), “Title of article”, Journal Name, volume issue, pages.

Example: Smith, A.B., Chang, C., Anderson, D.E. and Park, F.G. (2030), “Title of article”, Journal Name, Vol. 100, No. 1, pp. 100 – 115.

Books: Surname, Initials (year), Title of Book, Publisher, Place of publication.

ExampleSmith, A.B., Chang, C., Anderson, D.E., and Park, F.G. (2030), Title of Book, Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 100.

Book chapters: Surname, Initials (year), “Chapter title”, Editor’s Surname, Initials, Title of Book, Publisher, Place of publication, pages.

Example: Smith, A.B. and Chang, C. (2030), “Title of the article”, in Anderson, D.E. and Park, F.G. (Eds), Title of the Book, Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 100  -115.

Working papers:  Surname, Initials (year), “Title of article”, Working Paper [number if available], Institution or organization, Place of organization, date.

Example: Smith, A.B. and Chang, C. (2030), “Title of article”, Working Paper No. 100, ABC University Business School, University of DEF, March.

Published conference proceedings: Surname, Initials (year of publication), “Title of paper”, in Title of published proceeding which may include place and date(s) held, Publisher, Place of publication, Page numbers.

Example: Smith, A.B. and Chang, C. (2030), “Title of paper”, in Title of published proceedings of the international conference in ABC, 2030, Publisher, Place of publication, pp. 100 – 115.

Unpublished conference proceedings: Surname, Initials (year), “Title of paper”, paper presented at Name of Conference, date of conference, place of conference, available at URL if freely available on the internet (accessed date).

Encyclopedia entries (with no author or editor): Title of Encyclopedia (year) “Title of entry”, volume, edition, Title of Encyclopedia, Publisher, Place of publication, pages.

For authored entries, refer to the book chapter guidelines above.

Newspaper articles (authored): Surname, Initials (year), “Article title”, Newspaper, date, pages.

Newspaper articles (non-authored): Newspaper (year), “Article title”, date, pages.

Archival or other unpublished sources: Surname, Initials, (year), “Title of document“, Unpublished Manuscript, collection name, inventory record, name of archive, location of archive.

Electronic sources: If available online, the full URL should be supplied at the end of the reference, as well as the date that the resource was accessed.

Standalone URLs, i.e. without an author or date, should be included either within parentheses within the main text, or preferably set as a note (roman numeral within square brackets within text followed by the full URL address at the end of the paper).

18. Submission Checklist

  • A title page with a title; full names of all authors; a designated corresponding author with telephone number(s); email addresses postal addresses of all authors; abstract, keyword(s), and classification code(s)
  • A manuscript with a title; abstract, keyword(s) and classification code(s); and content including tables and figures; references in the correct format; all references are cited in the text, and vice versa
  • All necessary files have been uploaded/sent: the manuscript has been carefully checked; tables and figures correctly formatted (including titles, description, footnotes)
  • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources; permission is provided in a separate file to be submitted with the manuscript


Authors should follow these instructions in preparing responses to reviewers: instructions

Author Proofs

Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author for a final check. 

Proofs should be corrected carefully. The responsibility for detecting errors lies with the authors. 

Corrections should be restricted to instances in which the proof is at variance with the manuscript. Extensive alterations will be charged.


A PDF file of the published article, including a cover sheet and a disclaimer outlining the terms and conditions of use will be provided free of charge. Each author is given one complimentary offprint.


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