Paper Submission & Guidelines





General Instructions

  1.  All manuscripts/papers should be submitted online via EDAS.
  2.  Abstract of maximum 250 words and a full manuscript/paper (6-8 pages) must be written in English.
  3. A similarity score must be checked using the plagiarism software, Turnitin, and MUST NOT EXCEED 30% (excluding REFERENCES).
  4. Allow top margins of 1.25” (3.2 cm) first page and 0.75” (1.9 cm) the following pages, bottom margin of 1.44” (3.7 cm) left margin of 0.63” (1.6 cm) and right margin of 0.63” (1.6 cm).
  5. Type single-spaced text and allow for a double spacing between paragraphs.
  6. The paper should include: title, author’s name(s), affiliation and present address, acknowledgement, abstract (250 words maximum), an introduction, content, a conclusion, and a reference section.
  7. Acknowledgement and information on grant received should be given before the references. Important formulae (displayed), figures and tables should be numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript.


  1. Use font type Times New Roman.
  2. Use font size 14 bold for the title.
  3. Use font size 12 for the author/s and affiliation names and addresses.
  4. Use font size 11 for the text which includes abstract, body, references and acknowledgement.


  1. Major headings should be centred in the column. Use capital letters.
  2. Subheadings should be set in italics, bold and aligned to the left-hand margin of the column on a separate line.

Tables and Figures

  1. Use font size 10.
  2. The charts and graphs must be centred and title should be at the top.
  3. Number all tables and figures (1,2,3,…) in the order in which they are cited in the text.
  4. The illustrations and photographs must be centred.
  5. Capitalise captions.


  1. Footnotes should be kept to a minimum.
  2. Use single spacing and font size 10


References should be complete and follow the APA Style. Examples:

For Periodicals
Mathews, J. A. (1998). Fashioning a new Korean model out of the crisis: The rebuilding of institutional capabilities. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 22(1), 747-759.

For Books/Monographs
Mintzberg, H. (1979). The Structuring of Organisations. New York: Prentice Hall.

For Contributions to Collective Works
MacKinnon, J. (1991). Critical values for cointegration tests. In R. F. Engle & C. W. J. Granger (Eds.), Long-run economic relationship: Readings in cointegration (pp. 267-276). New York: Oxford University Press.