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Author Guidelines

Important: Please submit this Author Guidelines along with your manuscript (follow THIS LINK to download it).

  1. The article must be sound in empirical or theoretical contributions not previously published or submitted for review elsewhere.

  2. The manuscript should not exceed 30 pages in length. This limit includes reference lists, figures, appendices, and tables.

  3. The first page of the article should contain the title of the paper, name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s), abstract, JEL classification according to the Classification System for Journal Articles as used by the Journal of Economic Literature, no more than seven key words, and acknowledgment, if any.

  4. The manuscript should preferably contain three parts with research questions posed in the first part in the background section, theoretical foundation, empirical evidences, and logical judgments in the middle part, and the prescribed policy actions at the end. The end part must be at least one page long with clear outlines of the recommended policy actions as consistent with the contribution of the research which should also demonstrate the potential measurable impacts in enhancing people’s socio-economic conditions.

  5. The paper must be written in good English (American or British but not the mixture of them) and properly edited for spelling errors and typos.

  6. The manuscript should be written as per APA Guidelines, 6th edition to ensure the correct formatting procedure and some of them have been outlined HERE. These are the minimum editing requirements to proceed ahead with your manuscript after your submission. 


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 manuscript adheres to all miminum requirements as outlined in the Author Guidelines (Please check the box at the bottom of the Author Guidelines to ensure that all minimum requirements have beeen followed and attach its copy with your manuscript as a supplementary file when submitting the manuscript.)
  2. 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).
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  5. All instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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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