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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).
  • 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.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format (2013 and above).
  • I/we have not sent the paper or any paper substantially the same as the enclosed one, for publication anywhere else.
  • The author(s) reserve(s) all proprietary rights such as patent rights and the right to use all or part of the article in future works of their own such as lectures, press releases, and reviews of textbooks. In the case of republication of the whole, part, or parts thereof, in periodicals or reprint publications by a third party, written permission must be obtained from the Editor-in-Chief of BSJMM (
  • I hereby declare that the material being presented by me in this paper is my/our original work and does not contain or include material taken from other copyrighted sources. Wherever such material has been included, it has been clearly indented or/and identified by quotation marks and due and proper acknowledgements given by citing the source at appropriate places.
  • The paper, the final version of which I enclose, is not substantially the same as any that I/we have already published elsewhere.
  • I/we have not sent the paper or any paper substantially the same as the enclosed one, for publication anywhere else.

Author Guidelines

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BSJMM has a Zero tolerance policy towards plagiarism. all submitted papers are checked for plagiarism

Title, Authorship, and Affiliation

The title will reflect the content of the manuscript. It must be all upper case, Times New Roman, 16 point font size. The title is followed by each author (1 in a line) with their affiliations and email addresses. Headings are formatted as follows:

FIRST LEVEL HEADING (upper case, Times New Roman, 13, bold, flush left)

Second Level Heading (sentence case, Times New Roman, 12, bold, flush left)

Third level heading (italicized, Times New Roman, 12, bold, flush left)

Fourth level heading (sentence case, italic, Times New Roman, 12, flush left)

Paragraphs inside the manuscript must be in 'sentence case', Times New Roman 12-point font size.


The abstract will be in Time News Roman, 12-point font size in italics. It will include the aim of the paper, methodology, or design of the study, and findings of the research briefly. The abstract will not exceed 300 words.


There must be minimum of 5 keywords.


The article may possibly contain the following subtitles;


In this section, the authors may mention the importance of their study, the background of the problem, the exact problem that they have suggested solution for, and the structure of the remaining parts of the paper.

Literature Review

In this section, the authors are expected to offer a comprehensive literature review which contains the most important contributions to the field. Each paper must be cited based on APA7 style.


Single author: (Einstein, 1905)

Two authors: (Einstein & Rosen, 1935)

Three to five authors: (Einstein, Podolsky & Rosen, 1935)

Note*** subsequently cited as; (Einstein et al., 1935)

More than five authors: (Chatrchvan et al., 2012)


This section is for authors to determine;

Second Level Title (Sampling)

The target population of the study. Type of sampling. Demographic information of the sample.

Second Level Title (Procedure)

How the data was collected. Clearly all processes and activities the participants engaged in.

Second Level title (Measures)

Main variables such as survey, interview, observation, etc. in order to obtain significant findings. Furthermore, the foundation for selecting those measures.


In this section, authors are supposed to report the results of reliability, validity, hypothesis testing, etc. Accepted and rejected hypotheses must be indicated in this section.


The authors will offer a discussion of the similarities and the differences in the previous studies comparing to their research. The reasons for the differences should be explained clearly.


In this section, the authors must report the overall conclusions of their study. They must determine the theoretical and practical implications of their research along with suggestions of possible future studies and to the practitioners. Finally, they must indicate the limitation(s) of their studies.


Please collate acknowledgments in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise.

All research articles should have a funding acknowledgment with the funding agency written out in full, followed by the grant number. Multiple grant numbers should be separated by comma and space.

e.g. This work was supported by the World Health Organization [grant number xxxx].


If there is more than one appendix, please label each one with a capital letter (eg. Appendix A, Appendix B). Each appendix is required to have a title.


The authors must enumerate each table based on the sequence of them inside the manuscript. Further, the titles of each table must be written next to the table numbers and above each table.


The authors must enumerate each figure based on the sequence of them inside the manuscript. Further, the titles of each figure must be written next to the figure numbers and below each figure.


The papers must carefully follow the APA7 referencing style.

Every citation inside the paper must be included in the reference list and every reference in the list must be included in the paper.




Einstein, A., & Rosen, N. (1935). The particle problem in the general theory of relativity. Physical Review48(1), 73.


Hersey, P., Blanchard, K. H., & Johnson, D. E. (2007). Management of organizational behavior (Vol. 9). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Book Chapters

Anand, P. B. (1999). Issues of inequality in managing water supply in Asian Cities. In M. Matteingly, J. Davila, A. Atkinson, & E. Fernandes (Eds.), The challenge of an environmental management in urban areas. London: Ashgate.

PhD/Master Theses

Tili, B. C. (2012). The analysis of the relationship between the key organizational drivers, knowledge management performance and organizational performance as mediated by knowledge management processes. PhD. Dissertation, Yeditepe University, Turkey.


Demir, A., Shawkat, S., Majeed, B. N., & Budur, T. (2019). Fuzzy AHP and VIKOR to Select Best Location for Bank Investment: Case. In Effective Investments on Capital Markets: 10th Capital Market Effective Investments Conference (CMEI 2018) (p. 485). Springer.


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