Information For Authors
Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process. Submissions are welcomed through our online system. We cannot accept submissions by email.
Prior to being considered for suitability for peer review, all articles submitted will be assessed for adherence to our submission guidelines, including adherence to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed., and scanned for matching text. Authors are encouraged to have articles professionally copyedited for APA, as well as scanned with text-matching software, such as “Turnitin” or “ithenticate”, prior to submission.
If a submission's topic is considered to fit the mandate of the journal, the Editor will send the manuscript for a set of outside peer reviews. The reviews are then studied by the Editor who will decide to either accept the manuscript, reject the manuscript, or request revisions, which may or may not go out for a second set of peer reviews. The time this takes depends on many things—most importantly the schedules of the editor and the reviewers.
Please submit your manuscript electronically as a Microsoft Word document through the submission feature of this website. Submissions can be made at any time (there are no deadlines).
AJBE does not charge a fee for publication of an author's article. However, a submitted article may go through a rigorous peer reviewer process. Submitting to AJBE is an investment of time, not money.
All submitted papers will undergo a double-blind peer-review process and be assessed on the basis of originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. Hence in initial submission there is no need to include Authors name in the paper. Although final submission after been accepted need complete mailing address indicating designation, e-mail, of the author(s).
Accepted authors will be notified and a final camera-ready version in Docx format will be required by the deadline mentioned in the acceptance email. Authors should mention all these in our “Journal Management System” during initial submission and in camera-ready version. Please Carefully fillup the Metadata form.
The review committee may recommend the rejection of final papers that do not take account of reviewers’ requirements and expectations in an acceptable manner.
Please supply 5 keywords that describe the main subjects discussed in your manuscript (in the online submission, and below the abstract in the manuscript). If the article goes to review, the keywords are used to help find reviewers. If the article is published, the keywords are used on this site to make it easier for readers to find your article in a search.
Author and Corresponding Author Responsibilities:
Research Integrity: Authors are responsible for conducting their research in an ethical manner, adhering to relevant ethical guidelines, and ensuring the accuracy and integrity of their findings.
Originality and Plagiarism: Authors should ensure that their work is original and properly cited and should not engage in plagiarism or self-plagiarism. All sources, including previous works by the authors themselves, should be appropriately acknowledged and cited.
Manuscript Preparation: Authors should carefully prepare their manuscripts according to the journal's guidelines, including proper formatting, citation style, and language. The manuscript should be written in a clear, concise, and coherent manner.
Authorship and Contributorship: Authors should ensure that all individuals who have made a significant contribution to the research are listed as authors and that all authors have reviewed and approved the final version of the manuscript. Any changes to the authorship should be communicated to the journal promptly.
Conflict of Interest: Authors should disclose any potential conflicts of interest that may affect the objectivity, integrity, or interpretation of the research findings. This may include financial, personal, or professional conflicts of interest.
Compliance with Policies: Authors should comply with the journal's policies, including those related to data sharing, human or animal subjects, and any other relevant policies. Any required permissions or approvals should be obtained prior to manuscript submission.
Corresponding Author Responsibilities:
Communication with the Journal: The corresponding author is responsible for communicating with the journal on behalf of all the authors. This includes submitting the manuscript, responding to editorial queries or requests, and coordinating revisions and resubmissions.
Manuscript Revision and Review: The corresponding author should coordinate the revision process with co-authors, incorporating feedback from reviewers and editors, and ensuring that all revisions are made accurately and in a timely manner.
Proofreading and Corrections: The corresponding author should carefully review the proofs of the accepted manuscript before publication, checking for accuracy and ensuring that all corrections are made correctly.
Payment of Fees: If applicable, the corresponding author is responsible for coordinating the payment of any publication fees or charges associated with the manuscript publication process.
Authorship Confirmation: The corresponding author should ensure that all listed authors have reviewed and approved the final version of the manuscript and that they agree to the submission and publication of the manuscript in the journal.
Correspondence and Updates: The corresponding author should promptly respond to any correspondence from the journal, including queries, requests for revisions, or updates on the manuscript status.
It's important for authors and corresponding authors to familiarize themselves with the specific guidelines and policies of AJBE or any other journal they are submitting their work to and to adhere to these responsibilities to ensure a smooth and ethical publication process.