Author Guidelines

About Paper Review

  1. All published journal papers are refereed by competent researchers and scientists. Papers are sent to reviewers for their peer review process.
  2. The reviewers' recommendations determine whether a paper will be accepted/accepted subject to change/subject to resubmission with significant changes/rejection.
  3. It will take 1-3 months to review a paper.
  4. All papers are refereed, and the Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to refuse any typescript, whether on invitation or otherwise and to make suggestions and/or modifications before publication.


Initial Paper Submission

All submitted articles should report original, previously unpublished research results, experimental or theoretical. Manuscripts should follow the style of the JABA and are subject to both review and editing.


Submission Instructions

When submitting papers for potential publication in the JABA, please submit an original editable file in Word document (.doc, docx) style files. All figures, images, tables, etc., should be embedded into the original file. Detailed instructions on preparing papers for submission can be found in the Manuscript Template. Further information on the scope of the JABA is also available upon inquiry of prospective authors. Authors accept the terms of the Honor Code and Plagiarism Statement for Paper Submission, and that the paper is an original research contribution with the references properly cited in the manuscript.



The manuscript written for the Journal of Applied Business Administration (JABA) should be an original research paper either theoretically or empirically which sufficiently contributes novelty to accounting and auditing literature. The corresponding author should also provide a statement that the manuscript is not concurrently being under consideration for publication elsewhere.


Structure of The Manuscripts

  1. The title should be short, clear, and informative, but does not exceed 10 words.
  2. Author's names and institutions. The author's names should be accompanied by the author's institutions and an email account, without any academic title. It should be placed below the title. For a joint paper, one of the authors should be notified as the corresponding author.
  3. Abstract and keywords. The abstract should be approximately 150 words, concise covering the aim, the methodology, and the result of the study. The keywords should be of 3 to 5 words or phrases.
  4. This section explains the background, the aim, and the scope of the study.
  5. Literature Review. The hypothesis is not necessarily included, particularly for qualitative research.
  6. Research Method. This section describes the tools of analysis along with the data and their sources.
  7. Results and Discussion. This section explains the results of the study.
  8. This section concludes and provides conclusions, implications, and suggestions for future study.
  9. This section lists only the papers, books, or other types of publications referred to in the body of the manuscript.


General Writing Format

  1. The manuscript is arranged in a format according to the Manuscript Template
  2. The manuscript is written in proper English.
  3. The manuscript should be between 10 to 15 pages long.
  4. The top and bottom margins are 1 inch.
  5. The title is written using capital letters only at the first word or special name (example: location name), 14 font size, and center position.
  6. Subtitles are written using capital letters only at the first word or special name, 12 font size, starting from the left margin.
  7. Sub of sub titles, if any, are written using capital letters only at the first word or special name. They should be started from the left margin.
  8. Sub of a sub of sub titles, if any, are written using capital letters only at the beginning of each word except for connecting words, all in italics. They should be started from the left margin.
  9. References should be those of the last ten years' publication (>80%), except for key references (80%). Referring to any textbook should be minimized (<20%).


Guideline for Writing Reference

The manuscript is expected to involve approximately 20-25 primary and up-to-date references to assert high-quality contributions to knowledge development. Citations and references must strictly follow the APA (American Psychological Association) style. References should include only works that are cited within the text of the manuscript. Consulting the APA style manual ( is strongly recommended for completing manuscript submissions.