Author Guidelines

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check the following criteria prior to submission. Papers that do not adhere to these guidelines may be returned to the authors.

  1. The manuscript must not have been published or submitted elsewhere for consideration. A brief explanation will be necessary to clarify this matter.
  2. The submitted file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references must be provided.
  4. The text must be double-spaced; (a 12-point font; italics rather than underlining except for URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables must be placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. Title: Titles should be no more than three typeset lines.
  6. Author affiliation: Include department, institution, and complete address, with the ZIP/postal code, for each author.
  7. Corresponding author: The name, complete address, telephone number, and email address of the author should be provided along with the submitted paper.
  8. Keywords:  At least three keywords are required for each submission.
  9. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  10. As the ABAC Journal is a peer review journal, the author must be followed the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review.

Author Guidelines

Manuscripts must be typed in English using MS Word.

Manuscripts should be between 15 and 20 pages, including charts, notes, and appendices.  Authors should place their names on the cover page but the name should not appear on headers or elsewhere in the body of the article.

Attached to all submitted articles must be a 150-word abstract, keywords and a statement containing the author's present academic or nonacademic position, affiliation and E-mail addresses where he or she may be contacted by the editors or interested readers.

In general, author should follow these formatting guidelines:

  • Margins on all sides (top, bottom, left, right) should be one (1) inch (2.54cm).
  • Font Size and Type. Times New Roman font (16 pts. bold for title; 14 pts. for author(s) and headings; 12 pts. for affiliation and subheadings; 12 pts. bold-italics for sub-subheadings; and 12 pts. for text)
  • Spacing. Double-space for the whole document, including appendices, footnotes, tables and figures. For spacing after punctuation, space once after commas, colons and semicolons within sentences and space twice after punctuation marks that end sentences.

Text Citation and References

The ABAC Journal uses APA Style format.

Text Citations are important to avoid issues of plagiarism. When documenting source materials, the author/s and date/s of the sources should be cited within the body of the paper. The main principle here is that, all ideas and words of others should be properly and formally acknowledged.

The Reference Section lists all the sources you've previously cited in the body of your research paper. It states the author/s of the source, the material's year of publication, the name or title of the source material, as well as its electronic retrieval information, if these were gathered from the Internet.

Publication Charges

ABAC Journal is a fully open access, double blind peer- reviewed journal. We publish high quality research papers, academic articles and book reviews with no subscription fees or publishing charges to authors. All articles published in our journal are freely and globally accessible for all readers via the journal website.