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Submission Preparation Checklist

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.
  • 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.

Author Guidelines

Submission: Manuscript Format

Manuscripts must include the following:

Submitted manuscripts should have an original content, and should not be published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. Although no maximum length of the papers is imposed, Author(s) are invited to write as concisely as possible. If your manuscript is considerably longer, we ask that you shorten it before submission, or it may be returned without review.

The submitted file (in .doc/.docx format) should be anonymous, single spaced and should include the title of the paper, an abstract of no more than 200 words, 3 to 4 keywords, 3 to 4 JEL Classification codes, and the main text.

At the initial stage of submission no formatting effort is required after acceptance; Author(s) will be asked to follow the Formatting Requirements illustrated below.

Formatting Requirements

This section provides details on copyediting, typesetting, and layout requirements pertaining to final manuscript submission. All manuscripts must have correct formatting to be considered ready for publication.

  • Copyedit your manuscript.
  • Do not include page numbers, headers, or footers. (We system will add the appropriate header with page numbers).
  • Do not include acknowledgments in the initial submission. Acknowledgments may be added only after acceptance in the final version produced for publication.
  • Write your article in English.

Page Layout And Spacing

  •   Page size must be A4. Do not use “letter” size (8.5 x 11-inches).
  •   Left margin must be 4 cm, right margin must be 3 cm, top margin must be 3 cm, and bottommargin must be 3 cm,, including your tables and figures.
  •  Single space your text.
  •  Use a single column layout with both left and right margins justified. (Footnotes and references must be both left- and right- justified as well.)
  •  Indent all paragraphs except those following a section heading.
  •  An indent should be at least 1.25 cm-spaces. However, make sure to be consistent in this.
  •  Equations, long quotations, theorems, propositions, special remarks, tables, figures, etc. should be set off from the surrounding text by additional space above and below.
  •  Do not “widow” or “orphan” text; make sure that headings are on the same page as the text that follows them, and do not begin a page with the last line of a paragraph. This also applies to titles or notes attached to tables.
  • There should be no pages where more than a quarter of the page is empty space, unless it is absolutely impossible to do so.
  •  All text should be fully justified, left and right (i.e., flush with the left and right margins).


  • Main Body—12 pt. Times or the closest comparable font available
  •  Equations—12 pt. Times or the closest comparable font available
  • Tables, graphs & figures—Text accompanying graphs, figures and tables should be no smaller than 8 pt.
  •  Use Times or the closest comparable font available, except, possibly, where special symbols are needed.
  •  Set the font color to black for the text.
  •  To indicate text you wish to emphasize, use italics rather than underlining or bold.
  •  Foreign terms should be set in italics rather than underlined or bold.
  •  Titles of books, movies, etc., should be set in italics rather than underlined or bold


Headings should be distinguished from the main body text by their fonts size. Please format headings and sub-headings as follow:

  • Headings: 14pt  Times, or the closest comparable font available, bold;
  • Sub-headings 12 pt. Times, or the closest comparable font available, bold;
  • Sub-sub-headings 12 pt. Times, or the closest comparable font available, bold.


  • Do not use footnotes.

Tables, Figures & Graphs

  •  If figures are included, use high-resolution figures.
  •  To the extent possible, tables and figures should appear in the document near where they are referenced in the text.
  • Large tables or figures should be put on pages by themselves.
  • Make sure to use at least 8 pt. font size in tables, figures and graphs.
  • Everything must be easily readable when viewed on a computer screen at 100% and when physically printed.
  •  All tables and figures must fit within margins on all sides (top, bottom, left and right) in both portrait and landscape view.

Mathematics and Equation

  • Roman letters used in mathematical expressions as variables must be italicized. Roman letters used as part of multi-letter function names should not be italicized. Subscripts and superscripts must be a smaller font size than the main text.
  • Use 12 pt. Times or the closest comparable font available
  • Type short mathematical expressions inline.
  • Longer expressions must appear as display math, as must expressions using many different levels (e.g., such as fractions).
  • Important definitions or concepts can also be set off as display math.
  • Number your equations sequentially.
  • Insert a blank line before and after each equation.
  • Put equation numbers on the right.
  • Avoid symbols and notation in unusual fonts.
  • When proofing your document, pay particular attention to the rendering of the mathematics.


  • Use APA style for references [Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed., 2001)]. For a summary of the APA references style see the pdf guide.

Style Guide

  • Please note that IJCEAS only accepts online submissions.
  • The electronic file should be in MS Word for Windows (.doc/.docx). In the electronic file, please be sure to:
  • Clear the file of all possible viruses
  • Erase everything from the file except the manuscript
  • Remove all information that could identify the author(s) of the paper (including acknowledgments and contact information); be sure to remove all identifying information from the 'File, Properties, Summary' menu.
  • Place all the submission in one file.

You can download example submission file format for sending your submissions.

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