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Author Guidelines

Manuscript submission guidelines

  • Abstract: not more than 250 words. Summary of the purpose, scope, methods, results and conclusions.  The abstract should be able to stand alone and adequately describe the paper by providing background information, without much use of technical language. Single space ; justified margin ; first line not indented
  • Keywords: 5-6 words below the abstract.  
  • Author's Biographical information (professional title, institutional affiliation, contact information, and email address)
  • Use APA version 6   throughout the entire publication, especially with Table and Figure labels and References. 
  • Reference List at the end of the paper: alphabetical and follow APA version 6
  • Entire article: Not more than 7000 words, inlcuding abstract and references. 
  • Paper Size:  A4 ;Margins: Mirrored (1inch top and bottom, 1.25 inches inside, 1 inch outside)
  • Tables and figures must be in grayscale or black and white (not colored); not in jpeg format
  • Submitted in Word format, Times Roman 12, 1.15 space. Align left and indent first line of every paragraph (.5 ") 
  • The list of references must include only the authors cited inthe article. Authors submitting artiles based on dissertation , thesis or independent study must not copy and paste their entire references  or bibliography in the submitted article.  
  • All articles submitted August 2019 will have to submit a Turnitin report . Acceptable similarity Index is 20%.  Submit file as Supplementary file
  • Submit articles to the website: 
  • Articles are blind peer reviewed by two experts.  This peer review process takes six to eight weeks. The journal editor will  send  the comments and recommendations for further action, acceptance or non acceptance .
  • A publication fee is to be paid  once the articles are  finally recommended for accpetance . You will receive an email notice with details .  
  • Letters of acceptance are issued after final version is submitted and publication fee is paid. The Letter of acceptance  and receipt of payment   is issued 10  working days after payment is received.  
  • The Editorial Board of the Journal reserves the right to schedule the online publication of the article after final acceptance.
  •  For further information,  contact: 

Marrisa Fernando, PhD

ODI Office, Graduate School of Business, 3rd Floor    L Building, Assumption University 592 Ramkhamhaeng Road Soi 24, Bangkok 10240     

 Email:   or


 Submitted articles are subject for revision based on the recommendations of the peer reviewers.  Final acceptance for publication is given only when all requirements for revisions have been duly complied with.  A formal acceptance letter from the Editorial Board stating the date of publication of the article will be sent by email.  Non-compliance with requirements for revisions will automatically mean non-acceptance for publication in this journal. 

The publication is owned by the Graduate School of Business- Assumption University Thailand.  Written permission is to be obtained if authors and/ or contributors wish to submit their published articles for another publication whether in print or any other media (blogs, e-journal, other international publications, etc.).

The individual contributing authors shall be personally held responsible for proper referencing and giving due credits to any material they have used in the articles they have submitted for publication. The  Letter of acceptance may be automatically canceled if article is found to have plagiarized and authors may be barred from submitting further articles into the journal.   The ABAC ODI Journal  Vision. Acton. Outcome.  shall be not be held liable for any misplaced credits or non-credit, omission of  referencing, mistakes in  a material submitted by any of  contributing author, whether by negligence or otherwise. 

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall ABAC ODI Journal be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that may result from the use of published materials from the contributing authors. The ABAC ODI JOURNAL Vision. Action. Outcome  does not make any representation, expressed or implied, with regard to the content of the articles accepted for publication.     In the same way, The ABAC ODI Journal  Vision. Acton. Outcome.  and any of its editors shall not be held liable for any defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any user, resulting from use of any of its published materials.  


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 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 written permission of previous publisher must be submitted.
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word,document file format.

    Use APA version 6 in the paper format and references.  

  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The abstract is single spaced and aligned justified. Not more than 250 words.   Keywords are to included after the abstract.

    The main text is 1.15 spaced  left aligned ; uses Times Roman  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.

  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. The Turnitin result is 20% or less. Please submit complete document  from Turnitin  as supplementary file

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