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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.
  • 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

  1. Only original article, not submitted elsewhere for publication will be considered for publication. Once the article is judged by the editor as suitable to be published in IJOMFA, it will be sent to two referees for blind peer review.
  2. It is the author(s)’ responsible to ensure the originality of the article submitted. Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are strictly prohibited.  Authors submitting articles for publication in IJOMFA warrant that the work is not an infringement of any existing copyright and will indemnify MMU Press against any breach of such warranty.
  3. Prior to submission, author(s) have to adhere to the following guidelines.
    1. Obtain permission, if any, to use any content that has not been created by themselves.
    2. Acknowledge the source in table, figure, image, statistics and other captions that has not been created by them.
    3. Ensure that the manuscript is complete, grammatically correct and without spelling or typographical errors.
  4. The article should be written using the following guidelines.
    1. Article should be provided in Microsoft Word format.
    2. Research notes and case studies should be between 2,000 to 5,000 words in length.  Empirical research articles should be between 4,000 and 12,000 words in length, including including references and appendices. Please allow 250 words for each figure or table.
    3. The article title of not more than ten words should be provided.
    4. All contributing authors’ names and affiliation should be correctly listed in correct order for publication. The affiliation of authors listed should be where they were based at the time that the research for the paper was conducted
    5. Acknowledgement and declaration of research funding should be provided by the authors during submission.
    6. Provide appropriate keywords of not more than 10 words.
    7. Avoid the use of personal pronouns in the article (e.g. "this paper studies ..." is correct, "I study ..." is incorrect).
    8. Abstract of not more than 300 words should briefly discuss about the purpose of the research, the methodology, findings and originality of the research.
    9. All tables, figures and photographic images should be submitted in high quality and legible electronic form.
    10. References should be cited using APA (American Psychological Association) format.
  5. The research paper submitted should report the introduction, literature review, methodology, findings and conclusion of the study.

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