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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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • 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.

Author Guidelines

A. Manuscript
1. Authors should submit:

The author should submit a copy of the final modified version of the manuscript by using the electronic journals system


2. The manuscript should not be more than 40 double-spaced, 14 font size, pages (8½ x 11). A4
page setting should be used and numbers should be placed at the bottom of the page.

3. Author(s) name(s), (first,middle initial and last) should be listed on the first page under the title
with full contact information; i.e. affiliation, address, telephone, fax and e-mail address.

4. Abstract:
An abstract of not more than 200 words in Arabic and English as well as a list of up to 15
keywords should accompany the manuscript.

5. Language:
Words that might be interpreted as discriminant to gender, ethnicity of other groups,
religion and color should be avoided.

6. Research instruments:
Because of space limitations, questionnaires and other research instruments may sometimes not
be fully reproduced in the published paper. When not fully reproduced, a note must be inserted in
the text of the paper indicating the address at which copies of the complete instruments are

7. Text:
Follow this order when typing manuscripts: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Main
text, Acknowledgements, Appendices, References, Vitae, Figure Captions and then Tables.
Figures and Tables should be supplied as separate files. The corresponding author should be
identified with an asterisk and footnote. All other footnotes (except for table footnotes) should be
identified with subscript Arabic numerals.

8. References
References should be listed in an alphabetical order at the end of the article or research note.
This list should include only works that have been cited. Order. Alphabetize references by
the last name of a sole author, a first author, or an editor, or by the name of a corporate author
(for instance, U.S. Census Bureau) or periodical (such as the Academy of Management Journal).
If there is no authoring or editing person(s), order works by an identical author by the year of
publication, listing the earliest first. If the years of publication are the same, differentiate entries
by adding small letters (“a,” “b,”… etc.) after the years. Repeat the author’s name for each entry.
Books. Follow this form: Last names, Initials (separated by a space), Year, Title (boldface italic,
capitalize only the first letter of the first word and of the first word after a long dash or colon),
City where publised: Name of publisher.
Examples: Schermerhorn , J .R . 2002. Management.
New York: John Wiley & sons, Inc. Johnson, G., & Scholes, K. 1999. Exploring Corporate
Strategy. London: Prentice-Hall.
Department of Statistics.2003. Statistical Yearbook. Amman:Department of Statistics.

Follow this form : Author’s last name, Initials, Year, Title (Regular type; same single-capital rule
as for books). Name of Periodical (boldface italic, title style capitalization), volume number
(issue number, if needed) (see below): page numbers. Examples:
Druskat, V.U. 2003. “Managing from the Boundary: The Effective Leadership of Self Managing
Work Teams”. The Academy of Management Journal, 46:435-457.
Chapters in Books:
Follow this form : Authors last name, Initials, Year, Title of Chapter. In Editors’ initials and
lastlast names (Eds.) Title of book: Page numbers, city (same rules as above): publisher.
Examples: Makhamreh,M. 2001.Corporate Performance in Jordan:A Macro Analysis. In ,H.Elsaid
and K.Becker(Eds.) ,Management and International Business Issues in Jordan (pp 1-25).
London: The Haworth Press, Inc.

Unpublished works:
These include working papers, dissertations, and papers presented at
meetings . Examples: Smith, M. H.1980. A Multidimensional Approach to Individual
Difference Empathy. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, University of Texas, Austin, Texas.

9. Offprints:
Twenty offprints and one copy of the Journal will be supplied free of charge to the author/authors.
Additional offprints and copies of the issue can be ordered at a specially reduced rate using the
order form sent to the corresponding author(s) after the manuscript has been accepted.

The JJBA owns the copyright of each article it publishes. The author(s)has to get the approval of
the Editor –in-Chief for any other uses of the article.

11.Biographical Sketches:
Each author of an accepted article is asked to submit a biographical sketch of about 50 words.The
sketch should identify where the highest degree was earned, present affiliation and position, and
current research interests. The first author should include an e-mail address, which is optional for
the other authors.

- Arranging articles in JJBA is based on the editorial policy.
- Opinions expressed in JJBA are solely those of the authors.
- The author should submit a written consent that his/her article(s) has not been published or
submitted for publication elsewhere.
- Published articles will be stored on the University’s onlinedatabase. Retrieving is subject to the
database policy.
- The editorial board reserves all rights to make stylistic and/ or grammatical changes.
- The editorial board's descisions regarding suitability for publication are final. The board reserves
the right not to justify these decisions.
- If the author chooses to withdraw his/her article after it has been assessed, or in the procen of
assessment, he/she shall reimburse JJBA for the cost of reviewing the paper.