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Copyright © Journal of Management Science
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Paper Size
8.5 inches by 11 inches.
All margins (top, bottom, left and right) must be one
Page Numbers
None required. These will be added when the journal is
All contents are to be in Times New Roman.
Should not exceed three lines; must be in 14 point bold
type and centered across the top of the page; must be
in Title Case (Only first letter in each word capitalized).  
All names should be centered across the page (Skip one
line of space below the title of the paper), one line for
each author, supplying the name, affiliation and e-mail
address in 11 point bold type. The e-mail address is to
be in lowercase.
Abstract heading must be centered across the page
(Skip one line of space below the name(s) of the
author), 12 point bold type. The abstract paragraph is
not indented and must be less than 100 words (Skip
one line of space below the abstract heading), in italics,
10 point regular type.  
Select four to seven keywords that capture the essence
of the paper. List the words in decreasing order of
importance from left to right. Skip one line of space
below the abstract. The “Keywords” heading must be 11
point bold, followed by a colon (:) and keywords in 11
point regular type.
The paper should have no more than 3 levels of
headings plus the title of paper. Skip one line of space
above and one line of space below the headings. Do not
use all caps and do not underline; Italics and quotation
marks (“ ”) are acceptable. Paper title (as specified in the
above category of Title); Heading 1, centered, 12 point
bold; Heading 2, left aligned, 11 point bold; Heading 3,
left aligned, 10 point bold italics.
The typeface of body text must be 10 point regular
Indent new paragraphs with a first-line indent of 0.3
inches (0.3”).
The text is single-spaced.
Tables &
Tables and figures should be placed as close as possible
to the location in the text where they are first cited.
Their identification labels should be centered, in 11 point
bold type, only first letter in each word capitalized.
Generally, the body of tables and figures should be in
10 point regular type. Graphics should be clearly
rendered so as to yield attractive, readable
black-and-white copies. All graphics should be included
in the paper and must be in black and white or shades
or gray.
Footnotes are not permitted but endnotes are
Citations in the text include the last name of the author
(s) and year of publication and are arranged by order of
the reference list, using a semicolon between works, e.
g. (Greenberg, Domitrovich & Bumbarger, 2000; Roy,
1995; Yawn et al., 2000). Include page number when
you quote directly from the work or refer to specific
passages, e.g. Chavez (1966: pp. 16-18). If author’s
name is in the text, follow it with the publication year in
parentheses, e.g. “Smith (1977) studied…” Quotations
in the text must begin and end with quotation marks;
the citation follows the end quote mark and precedes
the period, e.g. “In 1999, however, the data were
reported by more specific job types which showed that
technologically oriented jobs paid better” (Hildenbrand
1999: p. 47).
References &
Reference heading must be Heading 1 (12 point bold,
centered). The body of reference must be in alphabetical
order by authors’ last name and the alignment format
for the body text is to be “Justified”. If the content of a
reference is more than one line, the content after the
first line must be indented by 0.3 inches. Titles of
journals or books should be italicized.