Submission Guidelines

Reviewing Process

All papers will undergo a double-blinded reviewing process, after an initial screening process by the editorial team. Authors should send an electronic copy of their paper via email to the co-ordinating editor, who will then forward the paper to the reviewers. Reviewers are typically expected to respond within 10 weeks. Depending on the referees' recommendations and comments the co-ordinating editor will liaise with the corresponding author to communicate the decision made and take further action if applicable.

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Submissions

Writing a paper requires a lot of hard work and a great deal of time. Our guidelines aim to make authors' submissions as easy as possible. In fact, we only ask authors to submit their papers in Microsoft Word format (please do not submit PDF files) and not to include personal information identifying the authors. We do suggest though that authors use Times New Roman, 12pt font with single or 1 ½ paragraph spaces. Headings (up to 3 levels) should be clearly marked and numbered. Also, if there are tables and diagrams included, these should be placed within the body of the paper near the text that refers to them. These suggestions will allow for easier reading of the papers by the editors and the reviewers.

Please also note that we are likely to reject:

If a paper is accepted, the authors will be expected to submit their final manuscript to the editor in Microsoft Word. If there are additional requirements (e.g. the editor may ask authors to submit separately high quality version of any diagrams used) these will be arranged between the editor and the corresponding author. Once a paper is available on the web site all downloads are logged and statistics reported in real time. Please check our statistics page.

Submission Process

You should only submit original articles that have not been submitted to our journals at the same time.

There are no costs associated with submissions or with publishing articles.

To submit your article please email it to the editor in chief (). Papers will be screened by the editors, before entering the review process.

Citation Style

Citation should follow the American Psychological Association (APA) 5th edition style. For more information please visit: http://www.apastyle.org.

Hard Copies

Hard copies of the journal can be provided upon request. These are colour copies, professionally printed and finished. Hard copies incur a fee. To order a hard copy of an article or an issue please email the production editor with your request.

Open Access

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Copyright

When authors submit a paper to IJBSAM for reviewing and publishing they retain their copyright, but agree to grant non-exclusive publishing rights to IJBSAM and agree that the paper will be published under a Creative Commons (Attribution 2.0 UK: England & Wales) licence, if the paper is accepted for publication. Authors are encouraged to read carefully their rights. We believe this approach ensures a fair arrangement for both parties. The licence granted to IJBSAM allows the Journal to edit and typeset the paper which will be included in a forthcoming issue and distributed in any online and offline medium that the journal deems necessary in order to promote the paper, the authors and IJBSAM. Once a paper is accepted, it will be the responsibility of the corresponding author to forward the full licence (either attach a copy or copy and paste the contents in an email) with the final version of the paper to the editor. No paper will be published unless accompanied by a licence.

For more information about the Creative Commons Licence please visit: https://creativecommons.org.