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Guidelines for Authors

Manuscript Submission Guidelines
• The manuscript should be prepared using MS-word processing system, basic font Times New Roman 12pt size. The papers should be in English and typed in frames 14 x 21.6 cm (margin 3.5 on left and right and 4cm on top and bottom) with 1.5 line spacing.
• Each page should be numbered, the first page of manuscripts should contain (1) the title (should be in capital letters), (2) the authors name(s) and full mailing address with e-mail, phone number and fax number, (3) An abstract should be in between 150-300 words, (4) Keywords; JEL Classification.
• Authors are requested to submit manuscripts electronically at the email address [email protected]
• Manuscripts should not have been copyrighted, published or submitted elsewhere. An effort is made to publish a paper duly recommended by a referee within a period of three months.
• Papers should be arranged in sections as follows: Title, Abstracts, Keywords, Author’s affiliation, Acknowledgement (if any), Introduction, Methods, Results & discussion, Conclusion, Figures, Tables, References and Abbreviations.
• Abbreviations should be spelt out when first used in the text.
• The editorial board reserves the right to make changes whether stylistic or grammatical and delete or rewrite sentences of the paper as deemed necessary.
• References style:
Citation in text: please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in reference list. All citations in text should refer to:
Single author: The author name (without initials, unless there is ambiguity) and the year of publication.
Two or Three Authors: All authors names and the year of publication;
More authors: First author name followed by “et.al,” and the year of publication. Groups of references should be listed first alphabetically, than chronologically. Examples: “as demonstrated (Allan, 1996a, 1996b, 1999; Allan and Jones, 1995).
Examples for reference list:
References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author in the same year must be identified be the letters “a”, “b”, “c”, etc. placed after the year of publication.
Journal publication: Van der Geer, J, Hanraads, J.A. & Lupton , R.A. (2000). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of the Sociological Communication, 163(2), 51-59.
Book: Strunk JR.W. & White, E.B. (1979). The elements of style (3rd ed.). New York: Macmillan.
Chapter in an edited book: Mettam , G.R. & Adams , L.B.(1999). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In Jones , B.S. & Smith , R.Z.(Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp.281-304). New York: E-publishing.
Web sites: Factiva (2010). Dow Jones Reuters Business Interactive LLC. http://www.factiva .come (accessed June 5, 2010).