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Author Guidelines

General Guideline

The author should submit manuscript in format to the journal of Strategic Management Business Journal. All manuscripts must be prepared referring to below guidelines : 

  1. Download manuscript templates here.
  2. The manuscripts have never been published in any journal.
  3. Manuscripts are the work of individual or group research (empirical, unempirical/systematic literature review, or conceptual development).
  4. The text similarity index is not more than 20% (Excluding quotes and bibliographic).
  5. The editor own the right to revise the sentences without changing the meaning (summarizing, pharaphrasing, and synthesizing).
  6. The article should be between 10 and 15 pages and typed in format page 21 cm x 29.7 cm, Times New Roman 12, and single space.
  7. Follow the submission online procedure.
  8. It does not use footnote or endnote, but running note, and using APA (American Psychological Association)
  9. The Article must be written in Microsoft Word


  • Title is written in English.
  • Title is written in upper and lowercase letters centered in the upper half of the page.
  • The title must not exceed 15 words and should not contain abbreviations or words that serve no purpose.
  • The title must mention the results of the study.
  • There must be no subheading and title may take up one or two lines.
  • The title is written in Times New Roman 14, Bold, justified.
  • The initial letter of every word in the title must be capitalized. 

Name of author and institution of author

  • The author’s name is completely written without academic title or indication of position and stratification.
  • The author can be an individual or a team. All the author should be list.
  • Write author(s)’s institutional affiliation and email address below the title.


  • Abstract is written in English.
  • Abstract writing in the manuscript requires a total of 150 word.
  • The abstract must explain a) research objectives, b) research design and method, c) research results, d) implications and general conclusions of the study. Abstract writing stands alone and starts from the left with the justified location.


  • A maximum of 5 keywords is allowed in the manuscript.
  • Write words or terms that reflect the concept within the articles.
  • It may consist of several words/term.
  • Keywords are written under the abstract with a distance of one line and are italicized.


  • Introduction consists of background, purpose of the study, and research urgency.
  • Statement of the problem and/ or hypothesis must not be written in the form of subheading but research question which is integrated in paragraph, part of the introduction.


  • Practical methods.
  • It consists of research type/approach, location, population and sample, sampling drawing techniques, data collection techniques, and data analysis techniques.

Results of the study

  • All tables, graphics, and figures are thoroughly discussed, placed in the center, and appropriate interpretation are highly desirable (description is not repetitive from tables, graphics, and figures).
  • Tables use three horizontal lines, size of table and illustrations should be adjusted to the size of the paper.
  • Tables and graphics are made in the format of MS Word/Excel.
  • Every table consists of table number and table title written above the table.


  • Conclusion does not repeat what has been discussed in results section.


  • References written must be cited in writing.
  • Book citation is at least from last 10-year publication, whereas, for journals, it is at least from last 5-year publication.
  • Using APA style.
  • use Reference Management Software


  • Filling in the statement form of responsibility upon all content of the article.
  • Signing the statement that the article is not being proposed to another journal and it will not be submitted to another journal during the editing and reviewing process.
  • Signing the statement of plagiarism free.
  • Editorial staff has the right to edit the article without changing the content and the main idea of the author.


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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.