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Please make sure to read and incorporate all guidelines and formatting instructions before you submit the manuscript.
Types of Manuscripts Accepted and Word Limit
Research Paper (Empirical or Conceptual): 8000 to 10000 words
Case Study: 6000 to 8000 words.
Structure of the Manuscript
The manuscript may structure under the following sections of:
All manuscripts considered for submission should be directly mailed to the to the JBT’s official mail; firstname.lastname@example.org
Formatting Guidelines - General
Format: Typed in MS word
Page Size: B5
Font Style: Times New Roman
Font Size: 10 (Body of the manuscript)
Layout: Single line spacing in double column (except the abstract)
Margin: 1-inch margin on all sides
Use a separate page (first page) to include the followings. The text of the paper should not start on this page.
1. Manuscript Title:
2. Author/s Name/s and Affiliation/s
Name: Name with Initial, Times New Roman, 11-point
Affiliation: Department, Faculty, University/Institution, Country, Times New Roman, 10-point
Email: Times New Roman, 10
Should mention the corresponding author if there are multiple authors
Abstract must be followed by a list of keywords, subject to a minimum of three. These should be arranged in alphabetical order and be separated by commas with a full stop at the end.
The body of the manuscript should be started from the 2nd page onwards
Headings: (Section headings and Subsection headings)
Font Size: 11-point Times New Roman font,
Formatting: These must be bold-faced, aligned left and fully capitalized. Leave a blank line before each heading.
Table and Figure:
Do not use footnotes. Minimize endnotes. If they are unavoidable, number them serially in the text using superscript and list them together on a separate sheet under the heading NOTES immediately following the text of the paper. Notes are not for citing a reference but for offering a significant explanation, which is important for understanding the text but is tangential to the main idea discussed therein.
At the end of the review process, the author is expected to incorporate the modifications suggested by the reviewers, if any, and submit a soft copy (MS Word) of the final revised manuscript.
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.
In accordance with academic and professional protocols, JBT does not accept any manuscript if it is not the original work of an author/s, has been published before or is currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. But JBT accepts conference papers published anywhere else with significant changes, including the title. The manuscript must not contain any defamatory or unlawful statements or in any way infringe the rights of others.
The author/s has/have the full status of the authorship right, but the publication copyright owns to the Department of Commerce and Financial Management, University of Kelaniya. Authors are entitled to sign the JBT Publishing Agreement.
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