Official JBAM Style Guide for Accepted Papers
This document presents the overall format of articles that JBAM publishes in its journal. This style guide is not binding for original submissions. All aspects of an accepted paper other than formatting must comply with current APA protocol. For foreign authors and those not familiar with APA protocol, information can be found at the following website: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
Properly prepared final manuscripts should be submitted as Word Document files (along with Excel and/or PowerPoint files) formatted as in the example that follows. Important Note: Final drafts of articles accepted for publication must be formatted as in the example that follows. Articles scheduled for publication that do not follow the style guide and do not comply with APA protocol will be returned to the author and publication delayed until they are made compliant. Important Note: Prior to publication, accepted articles will be subjected to an authentication review using a variety of electronic sources. Articles generating reports that indicate problems with authentication will be withheld from publication until the author(s) has/have resolved the issue.
Style Guide: Instructions for Authors in Preparing
the Final Version of their Accepted Papers to JBAM for Publication
The entire paper should be composed with the MS Word Style set to Normal,
changing individual font and justification settings as appropriate.
That is, do not change the style to Heading 1 for first level
headings, Heading 2 for second level headings, etc. as provided by your
Word templates. Instead, change individual font settings as needed.
For example, to create a first level title, explicitly set the text
to bold and center. This will reduce the risk of inadvertent reformatting
during publication due to differences in templates.
The entire document should use Arial 12-point font. In the final draft, lines should be
single spaced. The title of the paper should be written with both upper
and lower case font face, centered, and bolded. The author lines should
also be written with both upper and lower case font face and centered,
but not bolded. The name of the author can contain either a middle
initial or name, or at the option of the author, contain neither.
No professional title (such as Dr. or Ph.D.) or position name (such
as Professor of Management) should be included in the name line, though
titles such as "Jr." are appropriate. The word "ABSTRACT" should
contain all upper case font and be centered and bolded. The abstract,
itself, should contain no more than 100 words.
The Body of the Text
Paragraphs are never indented. They begin flush to the body of the paragraph.
Further, authors should not use full justification in preparing the
final manuscript. Left justification is the normal publishing
style of JBAM. Authors should use center justification for certain
subtitles as discussed below. Authors may use center justification for
tables, charts, images, and any other inserted objects that present
better when centered. Right justification should not be used. Text within
each paragraph should be single-spaced. Double-space between paragraphs
and all other manuscript elements (e.g., titles, subtitles, author names).
Further, authors should not include running heads, footers, or headers
in the body of the final manuscript.
The journal is published based on an 8 1/2 X 11 page with 1" margins
left, right, top, and bottom. To ensure that the paper lays out as expected
when published, authors should set their margins accordingly and should
ensure that text, tables, and figures remain inside the margins.
1st level paper sub-titles should be centered, written with both upper
and lower case font face and be bolded, as above. Paragraphs should
not be indented. Double-spacing should be used before and after the
2nd Level Sub-Titles
Above is an example of a 2nd level sub-title. These sub-titles should
be centered, written in both upper and lower case font faces and should
be underlined. APA style suggests that such titles be followed with
at least a paragraph of 2 complete sentences before using 3rd level
3rd Level Sub-Titles
Above is an example of a 3rd level sub-title. These sub-titles should
be left justified, written in both upper and lower case font faces and
should be underlined. 3rd level sub-titles should also be followed
by a minimum of a paragraph with two complete sentences before using
4th level sub-titles.
4th Level Sub-Titles.
The Editorial Board of JBAM strongly suggests that authors use no more
than 2nd and 3rd level sub-titles. However, if an author feels that
a 4th level of sub-title will help clarify understanding, it may be
used. These sub-titles should be left justified, written in both
upper and lower case font faces and should be underlined followed by
a period that is not underlined. 5th level sub-titles are unacceptable.
Please note that, while this example does not do so, APA guidelines
suggest that authors not use single 2nd, 3rd, or 4th level sub-headings.
If an author is using one 2nd level sub-heading, then there should be
at least a second (or more) sub-title prior to the use of another 1st
level sub-title. This same rule holds true for 3rd and 4th level
sub-title usage (there should be more than one 3rd level sub-title before
the next 2nd-level sub-title; and there should be more than one 4th
level sub-title before the next 3rd-level sub-title).
In general, the policy of JBAM is not to publish either footnotes or
endnotes. The author should include the material one might put
in an endnote or footnote directly into the body of the manuscript for
explanatory material or into the References for citation material.
Attributions for material that authors might use for tables or figures
may appear at the bottom of either the table or the figure (though
a full citation should be included in the References section).
Be certain to contact the editors for permission if you wish to include
either a footnote or endnote within the body of the manuscript.
Material From Other Authors
The authors warrant that the material they have submitted to JBAM is
original and that it has not been published elsewhere either by the
submitting authors or by other authors. If material previously
published is cited within the body of the submitting author's material,
proper citations must be included in the References section. For material
such as lists, tables, and figures that have been published elsewhere,
it is the responsibility of the authors to obtain legal permission from
the original publishers of that material for JBAM authors to publish
this material along with their own material in JBAM.
Tables and Figures
In final manuscript preparation, authors should place objects such as
tables and figures (charts and images) directly into the text. The objects
may be either embedded or linked, centered or left justified. If linked,
the author must be sure to submit the file containing the linked object.
Authors need to be careful to ensure that tables and figures display
as intended. The final electronic format of the journal is Adobe PDF.
If the author has access to Adobe Acrobat, he/she should preview the
manuscript in PDF format to ensure that there are no conversion problems.
If the editors discover conversion problems, the author will be notified
and given an opportunity to make corrections. However, if the problems
cannot be corrected in a timely manner, publication may be delayed or
the paper may be rejected altogether.
Appendices are acceptable as part of the manuscript preparation for
publication in JBAM. References within the body of the manuscript should
be made specifically to an appendix such as "see Appendix A" or (Appendix
A). Use capital Roman letters to organize appendices, not numbers.
Appendices will appear at the end of the text, prior to the References
Authors should use the APA style guide for the preparation of citations in the reference section. Below are a few examples of proper reference protocol. However, for more detailed information, authors are strongly encouraged to consult the website at: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
Alvesson, M., & Deetz, S. (1996). Critical theory and postmodernism approaches to organizational study.
In Steward R. Clegg, Cynthia Hardy, and Walter R. Nord (Eds.), Handbook of organizational studies
(pp. 191-217). London: Sage.
Belenky, M. F., Clinchy, B. M., Goldberger, N. R., & Tarule, J. M. (1986). Woman’s ways of knowing:
The development of self, voice, and mind. New York: Basic Books.
Rousseau, D. M., & McCarthy, S. (2007). Educating manages from an evidenced-based perspective.
Academy of Management Learning and Education, 6, 84-101.