Author's Guideline


Submitting your manuscript to Journal of accounting, business and social sciences means that your work has not been published before in any other journal, book or in a book chapter, be it printed or online (except in the form of an abstract or an academic thesis), that it is also not in any way under consideration for publication elsewhere, that the submitted manuscript has the permission for publication from all the authors in it and is approved from the responsible authorities where that work was carried out, and that, if accepted in , will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in any language, without the prior consent of the publisher. The editors of have the right to edit or to alter all contributions, but authors of the submitted work will receive testimony before the publication of their work in .

As far as copyrights are concerned, they are retained by the authors of manuscripts published or to be published in but with first publication rights granted to . The journal or editors are not responsible for any successive use of the author(s) work. If so desired, it is the job of author (s) to bring an encroachment action.

Manuscripts should be typed in MS Word, should be in English and should be sent online only via e-mail. For any queries, write us an e-mail and we will respond to your inquiry sooner than soon.

Manuscript Selection Criteria and Publication Process

1. After receiving author(s) manuscript, the editor will then send a confirmation e-mail to corresponding author (only) within two(2) weeks. If you have trouble in receiving or finding that confirmation e-mail, kindly check your junk e-mails folder or file your complaints to the editor of the journal via e-mail.

2. We believe that if a manuscript/article undergoes extensive review process, the quality of both article and journal can be maintained so keeping this in mind, we use double blind peer-review system in which identity of author(s) remain anonymous to the reviewers (and vice versa) to make the review process fair. The review process may take one(1) month.

3. Having received the review result from the reviewers, we will then send those results to the author via e-mail.

4. The authors then revise the article as recommended by the reviewers, if necessary, and pay publication fee. It is important to note here that JABSS charges 100 USD for a manuscript to be published in it without sending Hard Copy and 150 USD with Hard Copy( for Nigerian Authors click here).

* Journal of accounting, business and social sciences is an online/Print journal and one hard copy will be sent to corresponding Author only. For extra copy 25 USD will be charged for each.

General Guidelines

When it comes to language, we only accept the manuscript(s) written in English. Authors can use both American and British version of English but avoid using the mixture of both. Try to make sure that there are no grammatical errors, typos and that your manuscript doesn’t have sentence composition and structure issues. Where necessary, use decimal points and not commas; use a space for thousands (20 000 and above).

Length of your manuscript should ideally be between 3000-8000 words.

Avoid using colors except for black and white in your manuscripts because the layout of the journal supports only black and white color.

Instructions about Title Page

Title page is generally a separate page and come before the text of the manuscript. It should include following details in the given sequence:


Title of your work should be very concise and meaningful because titles of the manuscripts are often used to search the required contents by the users so avoid using formulas, abbreviations and jargons where possible.

Author names and affiliations

Authors’ name along with family names should be written clearly. Right below the authors’ name, write authors’ affiliation addresses i.e. where the actual work was done.

Corresponding author

There must be someone in the authors’ who is willing to have all the pre and post publication correspondence with the journal. Make sure that along with e-mail address and the complete postal address of that author, his/her telephone number (with country and area code) must also be written.

Sponsoring information

If the submitted research work is sponsored or supported in any way by an organization or an NGO, please mention it.

Guidelines for text in Manuscript(s)

Authors should adopt the following rules for the text to be written in their manuscript(s). These rules are meant to be for whole text which may include abstract, keywords, headings and references.

Font: Times New Roman; Size: 10

Paragraph Spacing: Above paragraph – 0 pt; Below paragraph – 4 pt

Line Spacing: fixed – 12 pt

Heading 1: Times New Roman; Size-10; Bold; for example, 1. Introduction

Heading 2: Times New Roman; Size-10; Italic; for example, 1.1 Leadership

Heading 3: Times New Roman; Size-10; for example, 1.1.1 Leadership Theories

How to prepare your text?


Your research work should be accompanied by an abstract which should not exceed 150 words. This abstract should entail the purpose of the study, methodology employed and findings of the study. Abstracts are often presented separate from the article/manuscript so it must be written in a way that it is able to stand alone.


Right after the abstract, write down a maximum of 7 keywords. Try to avoid general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for instance, ‘and’, ‘of’). Be very careful while using abbreviations in keywords; use only those abbreviations which are resolutely recognized in the field of study.

Subdivision of the manuscript

Authors are hereby directed to clearly divide their articles/manuscripts into defined and numbered sections. Subsections should also be numbered like 1.,2.,(then 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2), 1.2, etc. (except the abstract which is not included in section numbering). Authors should use this numbering for internal cross-referencing as well: they should not simply refer to ‘the text’. Subsections of the articles/manuscripts should ideally be not more than 650 words. Be as concise as possible but not on the account of clarity.

Figure legends, figures and schemes

Authors should include these, in this sequence, at the end of their articles/manuscripts. The files having high-resolution graphics must be provided separate from the main body of the article/manuscript.


Tables should also be presented at the end of the article. Kindly note that tables should be numbered one after the other according to their appearance in the text. Description of the tables should be presented right below the body of the table. Where possible, avoid vertical rules. Kindly make that data presented in the table do not duplicate the results presented in the manuscript elsewhere.


The text size of the formula, if any, should be similar to the normal text size of the manuscript.


It is the sole responsibility of the authors to be sure of the accuracy of bibliographic citations.

Citations in the text

Kindly make sure that every reference cited in the text should also be presented in the reference list and vice versa. Authors should avoid using citations in the abstract of the manuscript. Personal communications and unpublished results should not be in included in the reference list at the end of the manuscript but may be presented in the text. ‘In Press’ articles’ citation of a reference means that the work has been accepted for publication somewhere.

Citing and listing of web references

Wherever an author faces a problem of citation of a web reference, please include the full URL as a minimum. Any other information, if known to the author, should also be presented. This information may be about the author names, dates and reference to a source publication etc. For convenience of the authors and readers, web references can also be listed separately (for instance after the reference list) under the separate head if so desired by the author(s), or it can obviously be included in the reference list.


Authors are advised to follow the referencing style used by American Psychological Association (APA). They can refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), Sixth Edition, on


References at the end of the manuscript should be arranged in an alphabetical sequence at the first place and then further sorted chronologically if necessary.  If there are more than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year then it must be identified using the letters “a”, “b”, “c”, etc., which is written right after the year of publication.