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International Journal of Accountancy is an international, peer-reviewed journal which provides a forum to publish original articles in the wider discipline of Accountancy.
The author guidelines help the authors for professional and courteous experience at each stage of the review and publication process. Your responsibilities as an author/s are stated next.
Originality of the Manuscript:
Authors should submit manuscripts following the author guidelines strictly. Manuscripts which are not submitted according to the author guidelines will be rejected without further processing.
Corresponding Author: One author should be designated as the corresponding author for all the communications during the process of submission
International Journal of Accountancy does not charge any submission fee or processing fee for publishing manuscripts.
Adhering to given submission guidelines, author/s can submit the soft version of the manuscript (Microsoft Word File and PDF) to: email@example.com
Manuscript Style and Format
The manuscript should be in English with single line spacing in single column. Times New Roman 10-point font and B5 page setting should be used and the margins must be set as Top and Bottom = 1.00" and Left and Right = 1.00".
Further, the manuscript may be organized under the headings of; Introduction, Literature Review, Methodology, Findings and Discussion followed by the Conclusion. The average number of words for a submitted paper is 12,000 words. Page numbers, headers, and footers must not be used as the journal’s template is applied.
The manuscript should have a cover page providing the title of the paper (12pt and Bold), author/s name (11pt), affiliation/s, e-mail, abstract, keywords (3-5), copyright policy, funding, competing interest, corresponding email and ORCID No. of author/s.
Details of copyright policy and DOI will be assigned by the editorial team.
The abstract should not exceed 250 words and may include the Purpose, Methodology, Findings and the Contributions in single column.
Underneath the abstract, you should provide 3-5 keywords. (Italic, Commas in between, left aligned).
Three categories of headings are preferable: Heading 1 (Bold, Left and 12pt), Heading 2 (Bold, Left and 10pt) and Heading 3 (Italic, Left and 10pt). Keep 10.0 line space before the paragraph for each level of headings.
Tables and Figures
Figures and tables must be center aligned and numbered using uppercase roman numerals. Figure captions must be center aligned, 10pt, bold and placed below the figure. Table captions must be center aligned, 10pt, bold and placed above the table. The source should be placed right below the figure or the table, 09pt and italic. Graphics should be in full color.
Formulas are to be formatted in Times New Roman, 10 pt, center aligned and numbered.
e.g., Y = a+bx (1)
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Abbreviations and acronyms should be defined at the first time when used in the text, even after they have been defined in the abstract. Abbreviations should not use in the title or headings unless they are unavoidable.
Sponsor, financial support and personal acknowledgments are placed at the end of the article, just after the conclusion.
Author/s including an appendix section should do so before the references section. All appendices should have headings (12pt, bold and center aligned) and alphabetically (e.g., Appendix A, Appendix B, etc.) ordered respectively.
All references in manuscript must be formatted using Harvard Style. Authors should ensure the citations for completeness, accuracy and consistency; this enable readers to exploit the reference linking facility on the database and link back to the works the author have cited through CrossRef.
Harvard Referencing Style
References to other publications in your text should be written as follows:
Please note, 'et al.' should always be written in italics.
A few other style points. These apply to both the main body of text and final list of references.
At the end of the paper, please supply a reference list in alphabetical order using the style guidelines below. Where a DOI is available, this should be included at the end of the reference.
For book chapters
For published conference proceedings
For unpublished conference proceedings
For working papers
For encyclopedia entries (with no author or editor)
For electronic sources
For newspaper articles (authored)
For newspaper articles (non-authored)
Plagiarism, manipulation of data or figure, provide incorrect information consciously and any kind of copyright breach is not accepted by International Journal of Accountancy.
Peer Review Process
The review process will take up to 3-6 months based on the reviewer’s response.
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.
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