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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 file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • 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 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.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

  1. Manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the APA Style Guide (Sixth Edition). In addition, all pages must be typed in 12-point Arial, single-spaced (including references and footnotes) on one side of standard US Letter size paper with margins of 1' on all the four sides and pages serially numbered
  2. Manuscripts submitted for the Indian Pacific Journal of Accounting and Finance (IPJAF) must be in English.
  3. All pages, including, tables, figures, illustrations, appendices, and references should be numbered serially.
  4. The cover page must only consist of the title, author's name and affiliation, address, phone, fax, and email numbers of the corresponding author, acknowledgements and information on grants received if any.
  5. In respect of online submission, the cover page should be saved as a separate file and must not be part of the manuscript during online upload to ensure blind review.
  6. An abstract must be presented on the second page closely next to the cover page. The abstract should include the research objective, method of examination, and principal findings, and must be followed by five keywords and up to eight JEL classification codes, especially for indexing purposes.
  7. Use the automatic footnote function only.
  8. Tables are numbered sequentially. The table title is placed on top of the table, centred. If the table is more than one page, the continued table on the subsequent page should show that it is a continuation. If the table consists of a citation, the source of the reference should be placed below the table.
  9. Figures such as a map, charts, graphs, diagrams, photographs should be labelled sequentially. The title is placed below the figure, centred.
  10. Any author that uses Microsoft Word's Track Changes function must ensure to click on 'accept all changes' before submitting the electronic files.
  11. Referencing Style (APA 7th Edition):
    • The references list must be arranged in alphabetical order according to the authors' last names.
    • If there is more than one work by the same author, order them according to their publication date - newest to oldest (i.e., a 2009 publication comes before a 2008 publication).
    • For multiple authors of a source, use '&' instead of 'and'.
    • Capitalize only the first word of the heading and the subheading if there are one, and any proper names i. e. only those words that are usually capitalized.
    • Italicize the title of the book, the title of the journal/serial and the title of the web document.
    • Manuscripts submitted to ABC should strictly follow the ABC guide (Xth edition).
    • Every citation in the text must have a detailed reference in the References section.
    • Every reference listed in the References section must be cited in the text.
    • Avoid the use of 'et al.' at the end of the authors' names in the References.

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