Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with our style and format guidelines.
A) Attached documents
Please upload each of the following files separately:
1. Identifying information
Please upload a separate MS Word document containing the following information:
2. Manuscript body
Please include the following sections in a separate file called ‘main file’:
Please include all figures in one separate MS Word document.
Figure numbers should be placed within the body text to determine the positions of the figures in the final document. Appropriate formats for figures are JPEG and TIFF with a resolution of at least 300 dpi. Please submit editable, un-flattened pictures whenever possible. Charts should be inserted using Microsoft Word and related raw data of graphs and charts should be provided in separate Excel files.
Data in tables should not duplicate the data already presented in the body text. Tables should be numbered and should be accordingly mentioned in parenthesis (as in Table 1) in the text for at least once. Each table should include a concise and concrete caption, written above it.
5. Supplementary data
Supplementary data should be provided in appropriate formats to be edited according to the journal’s editing and typesetting requirements.
B) Page layout and setup
Manuscripts should be typed in a single MS Word file. Page setup should be A4 paper with one-inch (2.5 cm) margins on all four sides of the page. The body text should be double-spaced, typed in single column pages.
Body of the manuscript should be typed in 12 pt. Times New Roman font. The title of the paper should be centered at the top of the page, typed in bold 18 pt. Times New Roman font.
The number of pages of a manuscript (excluding spaces) should not exceed the usual page limit depending on the type of the manuscript (original research article, review article, short communication, letter to the editor). An even number of pages is highly preferred and strongly recommended by the editorial office.
References should be cited according to the Vancouver reference style (author-number system). Please use Endnote or similar reference managing software to insert the references. Using MS Word References tab to insert the references in the main document is highly preferred and recommended.
Examples for citation of journal articles:
1. Xie, W., Qiu, P. and Mao, C. J., Mater. Chem., 2011, 21 (14), 5190-5202.
2. Shi, Q., Vitchuli, N., Nowak, J., et al., Eur. Polym. J., 2011, 47 (7), 1402-1409.
Conflicts of interest disclosure
International Journal of Business and Development Studies requires authors to fill and submit the conflicts of interest disclosure form at the time of submitting their manuscript. The disclosure form will ask you to reveal your financial interest relevant to the submitted work or any other possible sources of conflicting interest that may have directly or indirectly influenced your research. If no conflicting interests are known to you, simply state: “The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest regarding this article.”
Author inquiry system
Authors can track and view the status of their submitted manuscripts by logging in to their account on our website. If you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact the editorial office at IJBDS@usb.ac.ir
Required files to be uploaded
Five essential files must be submitted through the manuscript submission system: 1. The main file of the manuscript (without the names of the authors), 2. Title page in the mentioned format, 3. Authorship form (must include the title of the article and the name and surname of all authors and be signed by all authors), 4. Conflicts of Interest form (must be signed by the Corresponding Author and uploaded with the article file), and 5. Cover letter.
The journal template
The use of the journal template is mandatory.