Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
1- Author(s) should deliver, via email, two identical and final copies of the manuscript as Word files. A brief and definite title is given to each copy. One copy, however, must be anonymous and does not include any information about the author(s); this copy has to be labeled with "a copy without names". The editorial board does not consider any manuscript not following the instructions and author(s) are not informed for. Accordingly, author(s) have to stick to the instructions prior submitting manuscripts.
2- Manuscript's size: Including references, tables, graphs and appendixes, the manuscript should not be more than 30 one and half spaced, Times New Roman 14 font size, pages (8½ x 11). Page numbers should be placed (except for the first page) at the bottom of the page.
3- Manuscript's language: Manuscript must be written in plain English. Author(s) should bear the responsibility for manuscript proofreading before sending it out. The journal's proofreading is done in general sense, hence; the journal does not assume responsibility for language errors that may be included in the manuscript.
4- Abstract: Two abstracts of not more than 250 words for each must be provided, one in Arabic and one in a well translated English, as well as a list of 5-7 keywords with each abstract. This should be a very short summary of the introduction.
5- The manuscript layout: Author(s) should organize manuscripts as follows: Title, Authors(first name, second name, and final name, both in English and Arabic, academic rank, affiliation, current work places, corresponding address, and e-mails), Arabic Abstract, Keywords, English Abstract, Keywords, Main text, Acknowledgements, Appendices, References. 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.
6- Manuscript's introduction: This should be composed of a limited number of paragraphs in a maximum of two pages. Introduction should highlight in short the subject matter of the manuscript, the extent of its importance and the need for it, the goals it seeks to achieve, and the methodology used to achieve those goals.
7- Manuscript division: Manuscript material should come in two levels (titles and subtitles) numbered by Arabic numerals. First level (titles) uses bold numbers followed by a period (2., 3., etc.) Manuscript's introduction takes # 1, yet it is hidden. The second level comes as: 1.1, 2.1, and so on. If a third level is needed, bold small English letters should be used followed by period (a., b., c., etc.). Automatic numbering MUST NOT be used.
8- Tables and figures numbering: Tables and figures (with no shadow or colors) are numbered using Arabic numerals, ordered as mentioned in the text. Tables are titled above them, whereas figures are titled below, and their footnotes, font size 12, are to be not numbered and placed below.
9- Footnotes: These are only used to document notes that are necessary for additions and/or explanation. These are to be successively written and numbered by Arabic numerals, font size 12.
10- Bio-statement: every author should submit a scientific bio-statement of approximately 50 words when his/her manuscript is accepted. The statement should include the name of the university from which author received his/her degrees, academic rank, work place, job position, and academic research interests. The first author attaches his email and permanent address, whereas this is optional for other co-authors.
1. References are cited within the text as follows:
a. At the beginning of a sentence (in the case of one author, two authors, and more than two authors), the author(s) last (or fame) name(s) and the year of publication should be cited as:
Ibin Khaldoun (2002), Oran and Rashid (1989), William, et al.(2008)
b. At the end of a related sentence or paragraph (in the case of one author, two authors, and more than two authors) using the author(s) last (or fame) name(s) and the year of publication, as:
(Ibin Khaldoun, 2002), (Oran and Rashid, 1989), (William, et al., 2008)
c. In the event of quotation and/or a reference to a specific idea, page number(s) is put inside the brackets, given the above citations as:
Willy (2002, p. 20), (Hobson, 2002, p. 20). The same apply for the other cases.
2. In the case of two different authors, they are alphabetically ordered separated by semicolon, as:
(Ronald, 2001; William, 2000). The same apply for more authors.
3. Multiple publications by the same author(s) in the same years should be designated by the letters a, b, etc. Example: (William, 2000a).
4. Arabic and foreign references are cited alike in the text in the event of being published by a private, public, local, Arabic, or international institution by the institution name.
1. References should be listed in an alphabetical order without numbering or the like at the end of the manuscript on separate sheets, beginning with the Arabic ones. References not cited in the text MUST NOT be included.
2. Order: Alphabetize references by the last name of the author if it is a sole author, or the first author or editor. If authors or editors are anonymous, the institution publishing works is mentioned by name. If an author has more than one reference, references are chronologically ordered; 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.
3. Books: Follow this order:
a. For one author: Author's last name followed by colon, full first name and second name or Initial, Year between parentheses followed by period, Title(boldface italic), Edition's number, the publisher' name and location. Examples:
- Jordan Islamic Bank for Finance and Investment (2005). Yearly Report, No 24, Ashsharq Print House, Amman.
- Motta, Massimo (2004). Competition Policy: Theory and Practice,Cambridge University Press, New York.
b. For two authors: The first author as in (a) followed by & or and then the second author's name in order, that is, first name, second name or initial, and last name, then theother information as above. Example:
- Akerlof, George A. and Robert J. Shiller (2010). Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism. Princeton University Press, USA.
c. For more than two authors: The first author as in (a) followed bysemicolon (;) then second author's name as in (b) followed by & or andthen the third authors name in order, then the other information as above. Example:
- Smith, Adam; David Ricardo and James mill (xxxx). Etc.
4. Periodicals: in terms of the author(s) name(s) and the year of publication you should follow the same as in the cases of books, then follow this order: the title of the paper, Title of the Periodical (boldface italic), Volume Number (Issue Number): Page Numbers. Examples:
- Oran, Ahmad F. (2010). An Islamic Socio-Economic Public Interest Theory of Market Regulation, Review of Islamic Economics, 14 (1): 125-146.
5. Chapters in Books (including Yearly Publications): in terms of the author(s) name(s) and the year of publication you should follow the same as in the cases of books, then follow this order: Title of the Chapter, Page numbers, in, Editors initials and last name followed by (Ed.), Title of the book (boldface italic), Publisher and location. Example:
- Hirshi, T. (1983). Crime and the Family, 53-69, in. J. Wilson (Ed.), Crime and Public Policy, Institute for Contemporary Studies, USA.
6. In the vent of internet sources: Author's name, link address, and the consulting date should be provided.