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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, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; 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.

Author Guidelines

General Guidelines For Manuscript Submissions

Emerging Markets: Business and Management Studies Journal is published by the School of Management Studies, the Faculty of Business Administration & Communication of Swiss German University, twice a year in March and September. This journal is particularly interested in publishing scholarly empirical and theoritical research in various Topics in the fields management, accounting, finance, and service industry, such as; entrepreneurship, marketing, consumer behaviour, organizational behaviour, strategic management, leadership, financial/managerial accounting, auditing, control system, taxation, valuation, securities analysis, corporate governance, corporate finance, behavioral financa/accounting , including global topics in management, accounting, finance, service industry, and various topics on emerging management issues. 

For any manuscript submissions, please refer to the following general guidelines;

1. This journal accepts manuscript in English (US English). if the manuscript were to be written in English, all foreign words, other than English, should be typed in italics. 

2. Each manusript should be limited to a maximum of 30 pages, including tables, illustrations, figures, appendices, pertinent statistical evidence, and all necessary references. Endnotes should be converted into footnotes, which are typed in a smaller-sized font (Times New Roman, size 8) than the text in the body of the manuscript (Times New Roman, size 12). All endnotes should be numbered consecutively; 1,2,3, and so forth.

3. Title of the manuscript should be written in Times New Roman, size 14, bold, all capitals, centered of the page. 

4. Directly following the title of the manuscript is the name of the first author (Times New Roman, size 12, bold, capitalized only the first letter of each word, centered), which is followed by the name of the author's institution, city, and country (Time New Roman, size 12, capitalized only the first letter of each world, centered) and an email address (Time New Roman, size 12, hyperlink on the email address should be turned off).

5. Abstract should not exceed 300 words, including a maximum of the 5 keywords. for abstract, use Time New Roman, size 10 , italics for abstract written in English. The Time heading "ABSTRACT" should be written in Times New Roman, size 12, bold, all capitals, centered).

6. All text should be typed using a single-spaced, with spacing before and after should set to 0 point, including headings and subheadings. For all text in the body of the manuscript, use Times New Roman, size 12. 

7. For all headings and subheadings, use Times New Roman, size 12, bold, all capitals. Headings and subheadings should be numbered consecutively, as follows: 



I.I.I    SUBHEADING 1 from part I.I

I.I.2  SUBHEADING 2 form part I.I

1.2 SUBHEADING 2 from part I



II.I   SUBHEADING 1 from part II

II.2  SUBHEADING 2 from part II



III.1. SUBHEADING 1 from part III



IV.1. SUBHEADING 1 from part IV IV.2. SUBHEADING 2 from part IV



V.1. SUBHEADING 1 from part III V.2. SUBHEADING 2 from part III


Any mathematical equations should be typed using word processor equation option, and numbered consecutively; 1, 2, 3, and so forth. This includes any vectors, matrices, and other symbols in the text, such as; log, cov, max, min, lim, ln, or var.


Tables, figures, and appendices should be clearly headed, numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals, and fitted with the dimension of a page. Proper acknowledgement of the source of data should be appropriately provided. Headers and sources for all tables should be written in Times New Roman, size 12, bold, and centered. Headers should be typed in the beginning (on the top of the tables, or figures), and sources should be written at the end (in the bottom of the tables, or figures). Appendices should be separated from the main text.


The size of paper used should be A4, with margins 3 cm (left), 3 cm (top), 2 cm (right), and 2 cm (bottom).

The list of references should adhere to the following general guidelines, including the APA referencing systems;

Citing references in the body of written text should be written as;

(Adam, 2012), or … (Adam, 2012: 10)

(Adam, 2012; Bento, 2011)


References to books should be written as;

Sherman, A.J., and M. A. Hart (2006), Mergers & Acquisitions: From A to Z, 2nd Ed, AMACOM: American Management Association, New York: USA.

Dermine, J. (2008), Bank Valuation & Value-Based Management: Deposit and Loan Pricing, Performance Evaluation, and Risk Management, McGraw-Hill Finance & Investing, New York: USA.

References to journal articles should be written as;

Tournemaine, F., and C. Tsoukis (2010), “Status, Fertility, Growth and the Great Transition”, The Singapore Economic Review, vol. 55, no. 3, September 2010, pp. 553-574.

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