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Author Guidelines

These instructions contain three sections, namely: (research template, writing references and instructions for authors), and as below:

1- Manuscript Template

- The Manuscript should be written in English only.

- Researches and articles must not exceed 25 pages (totaly) including even the figures and tables, while the standard number of pages is (15) pages. 

- Prepare text using MS Word 2010 (or later).

- Paper size: A4, the margins should be 0.79” in all directions (Right, Lift, Top, Down). The summited manuscript has only one column.

- Title must be written in the middle of the page (Times New Roman).

- Font type: Times New Roman.

- Title: pt 14, bold, centered.

- Authors’ Names: pt 11, centered.

- Authors’s Addresses: pt 9, corresponding author should be mentioned (email address and mobile number should included).

- The manuscript’ main titles (abstract, introduction, material and methods of work, results and discussion) : pt 11, bold.

-Provide up to six keywords which encapsulate the principal topics of the paper.

- Manuscript text: pt 11.

- main titles & Subtitles: pt 11, numbered.

- The full word "Figure" is used as a heading under the shape or what it represents and an abb. Word “Fig.” is used anywhere in the text.

- Tables and shapes are placed in the results in the sequence mentioned, not at the end of the manuscript.

- All numbers are written in the Arabic numerals system (eg 1,2,3, ..... )

- The authors can separate or merge the results with the discussion.


2- Writing References

The journal of Economics & Administrative Sciences uses the Harvard (author-date) reference system. A complete reference list in alphabetical order must be supplied.

References should include:
20% of references are published in the journals indexed by Scopus.
-80% of references are recent and are within the last 10 years.

Examples of how references should be cited are given below:

  1. For books: Surname, Initials (year), Title of Book, Publisher, Place of publication. e.g.  Harrow, R. (2005), No Place to Hide, Simon & Schuster, New York, NY.
  2. For book chapters: Surname, Initials (year), "Chapter title", Editor's Surname, Initials (Ed.), Title of Book, Publisher, Place of publication, pages. e. g. Calabrese, F.A. (2005), "The early pathways: theory to practice – a continuum", in Stankosky, M. (Ed.), Creating the Discipline of Knowledge Management, Elsevier, New York, NY, pp. 15-20.
  3. For journals: Surname, Initials (year), "Title of article", Journal Name, volume, number, pages. e.g. Capizzi, M.T. and Ferguson, R. (2005), "Loyalty trends for the twenty-first century", Journal of Consumer Marketing, Vol. 22 No. 2, pp. 72-80.
  4. For published conference proceedings: Surname, Initials (year of publication), "Title of paper", in Surname, Initials (Ed.), Title of published proceeding which may include place and date(s) held, Publisher, Place of publication, Page numbers. e.g. Jakkilinki, R., Georgievski, M. and Sharda, N. (2007), "Connecting destinations with an ontology-based e-tourism planner", in Information and communication technologies in tourism 2007 proceedings of the international conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2007, Springer-Verlag, Vienna, pp. 12-32.
  5. For unpublished conference proceedings: Surname, Initials (year), "Title of paper", paper presented at Name of Conference, date of conference, place of conference, available at: URL if freely available on the internet (accessed date). g. Aumueller, D. (2005), "Semantic authoring and retrieval within a wiki", paper presented at the European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), 29 May-1 June, Heraklion, Crete, available at: (accessed 20 February 2007).
  6. For working papers: Surname, Initials (year), "Title of article", working paper [number if available], Institution or organization, Place of organization, date. g. Moizer, P. (2003), "How published academic research can inform policy decisions: the case of mandatory rotation of audit appointments", working paper, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, Leeds, 28 March.
  7. For encyclopedia entries (with no author or editor): Title of Encyclopedia (year) "Title of entry", volume, edition, Title of Encyclopedia, Publisher, Place of publication, pages. g. Encyclopaedia Britannica (1926) "Psychology of culture contact", Vol. 1, 13th ed., Encyclopaedia Britannica, London and New York, NY, pp. 765-71. (For authored entries please refer to book chapter guidelines above.)
  8. For newspaper articles (authored): Surname, Initials (year), "Article title", Newspaper, date, pages. g. Smith, A. (2008), "Money for old rope", Daily News, 21 January, pp. 1, 3-4.
  9. For newspaper articles (non-authored): Newspaper (year), "Article title", date, pages. g. Daily News (2008), "Small change", 2 February, p. 7.
  10. For electronic sources: if available online the full URL should be supplied at the end of the reference, as well as a date that the resource was accessed. g. Castle, B. (2005), "Introduction to web services for remote portlets", available at: (accessed 12 November 2007).
  11. Standalone URLs, i.e. without an author or date, should be included either within parentheses within the main text, or preferably set as a note (Roman numeral within square brackets within text followed by the full URL address at the end of the paper).


3- Instructions for Authors

- Manuscript can be sent using Submission system in the journal website.

- The manuscript is subject to the Turnitin plagiarism detection software before sending to reviewers, preferably the linguistic review in English by the authors.

- The referenced facts adopted in the manuscript should not be taken from arbitrary Internet sites, but only those that rely on research published in international or local journals, books, dissertations and thesis.

-  The Author’s Declaration and Manuscript Submission Forms (available in the Submisions section) should be completed formally and submitted before any action taken by the journal.

-   The Journal of Economics and Administrative Sciences is licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

- The amount of IQD (120000) for the research sent from inside the Iraq; IQD (10,000) is paid as paper fees for the purpose of plagiarism by the Journal management. Paying IQD (50,000) for (two reviewers). Additional fees (5000) ID for each page over (15) pages. 

- The amount of (150$) for the research sent from outside the country. The research is not received unless the payment is made via Western Union to Mr. HASANEEN HUSEEN ABD MOHAMMED . The journal is definitely notified with the secret transfer number.

- The author must incorporate revisions required by referees within a maximum period of one month; however, final copy of manuscript should be viewed and approved by author within a period of three days maximum.

- The author/s should be declared if any, national or international organizations explicitly cover such fees for articles originated in funded research projects. If it is not announced by the author/s and if the grant authorities have a conflicting, in this case the manuscript will be rejected in any process of publishing while if the paper published in this case the journal marked on the paper by "retracted ".

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Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • Please follow the instructions in the submission list to ensure that the research is not returned again. I have summarized the most important ones for you. Nevertheless, I prefer to see them. There are points that the researcher is supposed to abide by when uploading his research through the journal’s website, in addition to that they are shown in the new form (the journal’s template) Which you must use when preparing the research (sent in word format) and attached to the message inside (discussion window).
  • The bold font is only for the headings of the research title and the titles of the main and secondary paragraphs (sub) and is not used for the rest of the text. This applies to all paragraphs of the research. The names of the researchers, font size 11, their addresses, and their affiliation should also be mentioned in full (section also) in a font of size 9. The space between the lines is a single ( Single) and for all paragraphs of the research.
  • The main and secondary research sections are numbered and start from the introduction to the last section in it, and the sections must be set.
  • Abstract should occupy the first page and includes the following items: (background of the study, problem statement and research objectives and major findings). The abstract must be clear and complete and describe the problem, the goal or purpose of the research, the scientific method used, and the most important results obtained. The abstract must contain within (150 to 250) words.
  • The literature review is within the introduction (it can also branch out from the introduction) and must include recent citations up to the current year (2023) and 20% of them are indexed with the Scopus database.
  • Proofreading (translation checking) of English language for the article in an excelent manner, and the electronic (or Google) translator is not fully relied upon, but it must be presented to a translator or a specialist in the language
  • The type of font used is Times New Roman, and its size is 11 for all paragraphs and titles of the research, except for the title of the main research, which is 14.
  • The titles of the tables and their numbers are written at the top of the table, while the titles of figures or drawings and their numbers are below it. Reference must be made to those tables and figures in the text or paragraph that precedes it.
  • All terms must be clarified once before the term is mentioned individually in another part of the article.
  • The arrangement of the references within the context of the article and in the list of refernces is according to the (Harvard) style that you should not forget to add a (Discussion of Results) section in your article, which is before the conclusions.
  • A refereed quarterly scientific journal dealing with the types of research (theoretical, applied, and experimental) of researchers and others who are interested in the disciplines: (Management, Economics, Accounting, Statistics, Operations Research, Finance and banking).
  • Research is to be accepted in English under the condition of not previously published in any other journals. Research is subjected to scientific assessment. The researcher is also required to pay the fees of the assessment and publication, as well.
  • The research paper should be printed in single spaces (word format). Paper Pages should not exceed (25) totaly : the standard number is (15) pages with font type (Times New Roman).
  • Research submission to the journal is preferred in the fields of theoretical and applied studies, evaluation of techniques and cognitive concepts, comparative studies, case studies, building and developing theoretical frameworks, summaries of distinguished dissertations and theses, presenting and evaluating Arabic and foreign books, summarize and evaluate the work of conferences and scientific seminars inside and outside the country, comments and critical studies of researches published in journals, distinguished articles that published via websites that get along with the journal disciplines.
  • Keywords: Provide up to six keywords which encapsulate the principal topics of the paper.
  • Notification has to be added at the bottom of the first paper in case of any extraction belongs to thesis or dissertation. Title should be mentioned without researchers’ names.
  • References should include: 20% of references are published in the journals indexed by Scopus. -80% of references are recent and are within the last 10 years.
  • When the research is accepted, researcher should pay publication fees including hard copy of the journal volume in addition to the acceptance letter and documentation.
  • This article has not been previously published, and it has not been submitted to another scientific journal for consideration (or there is a clarification on this matter provided to the editorial board in the comments section)
  • The use of references is explained within the text and in the list of references in the approved form of the (template) that you must use.
  • As for how to write the refernce within the context or paragraph, for example when the reference is placed at the beginning of the sentence, it is as follows: Gupta and Kundu (2001) studied… This applies to all previous studies and the theoretical aspect of the research. It is preferred that the verb that follows it be in the (simple past) when delving into previous studies, and there is no need to mention the name of the study. For example, if there are several researchers: Boerdonk et al (2020) developed … As for when the reference is mentioned at the end of the paragraph, the order will be as follows: (Afify and Zayed, 2018)
  • The main sections are as follows: 1. Introduction 1.1 literature review 2. Material and Methods 2.1 Sub-section 3. Discussion of Results 4. Conclusion 5. Further Works 6. Acknowledgments (optional). 7. Author's declaration: References

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