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Author Guidelines


All files should be submitted as Microsoft Word documents.

Authors are allowed to submit manuscripts only in English

You can find our template for your article in here: Template

 Article Length

Submitted articles should be between 5000 and 7000 words in length, excluding references and appendices.


Article Title

Every manuscript submission must have a title of no more than fifteen words should be provided. Title must be clear, concise and informative regarding the article.


Article Title Page

An Article Title Page should be submitted alongside each individual article. This should include:

• Article Title

• Author Details (see below)

• Acknowledgements

• Structured Abstract (see below)

• Keywords (see below)


Author Details

Details should be supplied on the Article Title Page including:

• Given name and family name of each named author

• Affiliation of each named author

• Mailing address of each named author

• Identification of the corresponding author

• E-mail address of the corresponding author


Structured Abstract

Authors must supply a structured abstract on the Article Title Page:

• Purpose (mandatory)

• Design/methodology/approach (mandatory)

• Findings (mandatory)

• Research limitations/implications (if applicable)

• Practical implications (if applicable)

• Originality/value (mandatory)

All abstracts must be of no more than 250 words (including keywords and article classification, see below).



Authors must provide 3-6 keywords on the Article Title Page.


Article Classification

Categorize your paper on the Article Title Page, under one of these classifications:

• Research paper

• Conceptual paper

• Literature review


Manuscript Guidelines


Headings must be concise, with a clear indication of the distinction between the hierarchy of headings.

The preferred format is for first level headings to be presented in bold format and subsequent sub-headings to be presented in bold & italics.


2. Literature Review

2.1. Firm's lifecycle

2.1.1. First years of a firm.



Notes or Endnotes should be used only if absolutely necessary and must be identified in the text by consecutive numbers, enclosed in square brackets and listed at the end of the article.


Research Funding

Authors must declare all sources of external research funding in their article and a statement to this effect should appear in the Acknowledgements section.



All Figures (charts, diagrams, line drawings, web pages/screenshots, and photographic images) should be submitted in eletronic form, editabe whenever possible (within the MS Word main document).

All Figures should be of high quality, legible and numbered consecutively with arabic numerals. Graphics may be supplied in colour to facilitate their appearance on the online database.

• 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 an MS Word document or alternatively create a .pdf file from the origination software.

• Figures which cannot be supplied in as the above are acceptable in the standard image formats which are: .pdf, .tif, .jpeg, or .bmp at a resolution of at least 300dpi.

• Photographic images should be submitted electronically and of high quality. They should be 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.



Tables should be typed and included in the main body of the manuscript.

Ensure that any superscripts or asterisks are shown next to the relevant items and have corresponding explanations displayed as footnotes to the table, figure or plate.

Tables must be accordingly to the APA formats, and must be provided within the manuscript in editable format.



References to other publications must be in APA 7th edition style and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency. This is very important in an electronic environment because it enables your readers to exploit the Reference Linking facility on the database and link back to the works you have cited through CrossRef.

You should cite publications in the text: (Adams, 2006) using the first named author's name or (Adams & Brown, 2006) citing both names of two, or (Adams et al., 2006), when there are three or more authors. At the end of the paper a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied:

For books:

E.g.: Drucker, P. F. (2009), The Effective Executive (Harperbusiness Essentials). HarperCollins.

For book chapters:

E.g.: Enste, D. H. (2003). Shadow Economy and Institutional Change in Transition Countries. In B. Belev (Ed.),The informal economy in EU accession in the countries: size, scope, trends and challenges to the process of EU enlargement, Centre for the Study of Democracy, Sofia, pp. 81-113.

For journals:

E.g.: Barnett, M. L. (2014). Why Stakeholders Ignore Firm Misconduct: A Cognitive View. Journal of Management, 40(1), 676-702.

For published conference proceedings:

E.g.: Susanti, C. S. (2013). The Effect of Product Quality and Service Quality Towards Customer Satisfaction and Customer Loyalty in Traditional Restaurants in East Java. In Mandal, P. (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Managing the Asian Century - ICMAC 2013, Springer Singapore, 383-393.

For unpublished conference proceedings:

E.g.: Aumueller, D. (2005, 29May-1June). Semantic authoring and retrieval within a wiki [Conference session]. European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC).  

For working papers:

E.g.: Deming, D., & Dynarski, S. (2008). The lengthening of childhood (Working Paper No. 14124). National Bureau of Economic Research.

There is no fees to submit or publish an article in the EJABM.


Submission Preparation Checklist

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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it submitted to another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in MS Word format and must respect the template format.
  3. Where available, URLs and DOI's for the references have been provided.
  4. All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed. The Main document does not display any author details (name, address affiliation).
  7. The manuscript is fully in compliance with EJABM's ethics and practices statement.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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