Australian Journal of Business and Management Research (AJBMR) enjoys an excellent reputation as an academic journal and promotes a link of communication among research scholars, academicians, practitioners and policy makers through their novel research publications not in Australia but also in rest of the world. Australian Journal of Business and Management Research covers a wide perspective related to business, finance, economics, accounting and other management fields that publish an innovative and original work.
Each manuscript/research paper/book review is screened by editorial board. If it is suitable covering the scope and novelty, then it would be sent to two relevant independent reviewers for possible review process. Based on reviewer’s report and suggestions and as well as consultation with relevant board member, the editor committee will decide whether to accepted the manuscript in its original form, revise or reject it.
The author(s) must double check and make ensure the following instructions before submitting the manuscript to Australian Journal of Business and management Research (AJBMR).
- The manuscript must be written in English and single-spaced throughout(New Times Roman 12) with wide margins, and printed on one side of the paper only. All pages should be numbered consecutively. Titles and subtitles should be shorted.
- Before submission, the author(s) assured that it must be original and should not have been published in current or any substantial part of it. The AJBMR, chief editor or editorial board do not accept any responsibility for damage or loss of submitted paper(s) if your research material is already published in somewhere or under consideration. The author(s) have to ensure the unpublished work that they have submitted or going to submit to AJBMR by signing an undertaking regarding the originality of research work (see attachment).The copyrights of your research material will transfer to publisher it is being published by journal.
- Manuscript Format: All files should be submitted in MS-word/pdf and length of manuscript should be between 6000 to 8000 words including all the table, figures and references.
- First page of the manuscript should contain the following information;
- The title (not more than 25 words) and should contain;
- Precise identification of problem area.
- Specification of independent and dependent variables.
- Identification of target population.
- Clarity, conciseness and effective arrangement of words in title.
- The name(s)
- Institutional affiliation(s) of author(s);
- An abstract of study (not more than 400 words) and must be italic and should contain the following ingredients;
- Describe the research problem and why it is important.
- Identify the purpose of study.
- State the theoretical and conceptual framework as suitable for study.
- Identify key results, conclusions and recommendations that capture the essence of study.
- State the key words (maximum 7) that encapsulate the principal topic of study.
The Introduction part of research article must start at page number 2 and must conform the following ingredients;
- Describe the topic of the study, why the study needs to be conducted and the potential positive social change implications of the study.
- Briefly encapsulate research literature related to the scope of the study.
- Describe the gap in knowledge in the discipline the study will address.
- Summarize evidence of consensus that the problem is current, relevant and significant to the discipline.
- The study intent (such as describe; compare, correlate, explore and develop).
- Research Problem/question
- How the Research Problem is to be address
- Back ground of study
- Significance of Research Study
- Narrative Hook of study
In literature review author/authors should try to include current review of literature. It must be properly synthesized and providing a base analysis of how the previously studies is similar to current study and also provides the rationale and choice of study and precisely identifies key concepts, key statement and definitions inherent in the framework. Describe how the current study has been applied and articulated in previous research and how the current study will benefit from conceptual frame work. Authors must justify from the literature the rationale for the selection of variables, concepts and methodology.
Findings and Discussion of Study:
- There must be a precise discussion of methodology and it must cover the following components;
- Populations, sampling and sampling procedure.
- Procedure for recruitment and data collection.
- Instrumentation/operationalization of constructs as appropriate for primary data analysis.
- Use of statistical and econometric techniques as appropriate for primary and secondary data analysis
- Authors must concisely reports the results and findings of the study.
- Precisely includes table and figures to illustrate results as appropriate for the study.
- Discuss in what ways findings confirms, disconfirm or extend the knowledge in the discipline.
- Analyze and interpret the findings in the context of the theoretical and conceptual framework of study.
- Provide the evidence that analytical techniques used in the research provide correct answers to research questions being asked or the hypothesis being posted.
- Discussion must cover the all the component identified in findings.
- Conclusion must be cleared, specific and should address the research targets grounded in findings and discussion of study.
- It must include one or two paragraphs that synthesize discussion of study.
- Also highlights the implication of the study in view of the significance of the research.
Recommendation of Study:
Precisely illustrate the recommendations for future researchers that must be grounded in the light of followings;
- Implication for Policy and Practice
- Implication for Research
References (Standardized way to acknowledge sources of information into your research work) always follow latest APA style e.g.
- Firer, S. & Williams, S.M. (2003). Intellectual capital and traditional measures of corporate performance, Journal of Intellectual Capital, 4(3), 348-60.
- Goh, C.P. (2005). Intellectual capital performance of commercial banks in Malaysia. Journal of intellectual capital, 6(3), 385-396.
- Iswati,S. & Anshori, M.(2007). The Influence of Intellectual Capital on Financial Performance at Insurance at Jakarta Stock Exchange. Proceedings of the 13th Asia Pacific Management Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 2007, 1393-1399.
- Ji-jian, Z.,Nai-ping,Z.and Yu-sheng.K. (2006). Study on Intellectual Capital and Enterprise’s Performance: An Empirical Evidence from Chinese Securities Market. Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing, 2(10), 35-39.
- El-Bannany, M. (2008). A study of determinants of intellectual capital performance in banks: the UK case. Journal of Intellectual Capital, 9(3), 487-498.
- For One Author (Book): Berkman, R. I. (1994). Find it fast: How to uncover expert information. New York: Harper Perrenial.
- For Two Authors (Book): Moir, A., & Jessel, D. (1991). Brain sex: the real difference between men and women. London: Mandarin.
- For More Than Two Authors (Book): Johnson, L. et al. (2005). How far Is far? London: McMillan
- For Multiple Works Published by Same Author in Same Year:
- Dawkins, R. (1996a). Climbing Mount Improbable. London: Viking.
- Dawkins, R. (1996b). River Out of Eden. London: Phoenix.
- Edited book:
- Friedman, S. L., & Wachs, T. D. (Eds.). (1999). Measuring environment across the life span: Emerging methods and concepts. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association
- Any manuscript not confirming to above instructions may be returned for necessary revision during screening process.