Submission Guidelines

1.Author Guidelines

For a correct and fast submission and publication of articles in JCRBAES, kindly consider the following instructions:

  • All papers submitted shall be original and not published or accepted for publication elsewhere, either in whole or substantial part.
  • Submitted papers can be in English and/or French.
  • Submitted version of the manuscript shall be read and approved by authors, potential co-authors and relevant institutions prior to any publication.
  • Submitted papers shall comply with the country’s legal requirements in which they were carried out and to the journal’s policy.
  • Authors of submitted papers are the copyright owners who hold the right of reproduction and copyright transfer to the publisher upon acceptance for publication.

1.1. Manuscript Structure

1.1.1. Standard Papers

  • Standard submitted papers shall not exceed 15 printed papers (c.800 words per page of printed text without figures nor tables). JCRBAES may exceptionally accept shorter or longer versions of manuscripts when the scientific content is highly valued.
  • The font size of the manuscript text shall be 11pt with 1 inch margins. The text shall be single spaced.

1.1.2. Title Page

A title page shall contain the following:

  • A Title: a concise, informative and specific title. It should be presented in title case – all words except the first word should be in lower case letters.
  • A List of Authors, their affiliations and email addresses: full names and addresses of authors are required. A corresponding author must be clearly designated.
  • An Abstract: a brief straight to the point introduction of the manuscript of not more than 300 words. It shall include the following:
  • Objective
  • Methodology
  • Findings
  • Practical Implications
  • Originality
  • Keywords: at least 3 keywords separated by commas
  • Paper Type: Research Paper/Commentary/Case Study/Other

1.1.3. Research structure

  • Introduction: This part of your submitted paper shall introduce the content of your manuscript and give the readers background information about the specific topic later discussed in details in the body paragraphs. It is crucial to take into consideration that some readers are not from a business background, therefore the introduction shall be clear and simple to reach out to all readers in and out your field of research.
  • Main Body: This part follows the introduction and develops its main ideas. It is considered to be the largest part of any paper. The main body of a manuscript shall include discussions, analyses and results in order to persuade the reader of your argument previously stated in the introduction.
  • Conclusion: This part concludes therefore ends the article by not only summarizing and generalizing the aforementioned main ideas but also by stating the most important outcome of your work addressed in the introduction. A conclusion is considered to be effective when it leaves the reader satisfied that all points are explained and comprehended.
  • Acknowledgements: The choice of including acknowledgements to your paper is always optional. This part of your paper includes the names of people who might contributed somehow to your project or to whom you are grateful for supporting you during the execution of your research. It might also contain information about funding sources if available.
  • References: The list of references shall be mentioned on a separate page at the end of the paper. The list shall include at least 15 references, single spaced and 11 pt font size and listed in alphabetical order by the first author’s last name. The use of APA reference and citations format is a must. Authors, who are fully responsible for the accuracy of references, shall make sure that all references mentioned in the reference list are cited in the text and vice versa.

1.1.4. Tables, Figures and Appendix

  • Table: All tables shall be numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text. Each table shall be submitted on a separate page and the author shall indicate its placement in the text. Tables shall be single spaced and 10 pt font size, accompanied with a title and descriptive legend. Footnotes can be used to clarify any issue regarding tables.
  • Figure: All figures shall be numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text. Each figure shall be submitted and the author shall indicate its placement in the text. Figures shall be accompanied with a title and descriptive legend. Line drawings, maps, charts, photos, Web shots, graphs and many others are to be considered as figures. All figures shall be clearly understood without referencing the text of the paper. Footnotes can be used to clarify any issue regarding the figures. Boxes, arrows, perpendicular intersections can be added to the figure of your conceptual model for explanation and clarification reasons, if applicable.
  • Appendix: When Appendices are provided, they shall be submitted on a separate page after the figures. Single appendix shall be labeled without letters (e.g. Appendix). However, multiple appendices shall be labeled with letters (e.g. Appendix A, Appendix B, Appendix C) and shall be numbered in the order in which they appear in the text.
    • Web Appendices: In order to offer more understanding of stimuli, results or data which cannot fit into the paper or cannot be included in the printed version, authors can use web appendices. These appendices are not included in the 15 page limit. The content for a Web appendix can include the following:
      • Analytic proof or derivations which are not essential for the substantive contribution of the paper.,
      • Detail on sampling or experimental design.,
      • Means and correlations of variables for survey work.,
      • Results of subsidiary tests or analyses.

The Web appendix content shall be labeled “Web appendix” and shall be mentioned after regular appendices. As for multiple Web appendices, they shall be labeled with numbers (e.g. Appendix W1, Appendix W2, Appendix W3).

Beside Regular and Web appendices, Technical appendices might take place in a paper.

In case appendices are not published in the printed version, supporting information shall be published in electronic form. Authors are highly encouraged to archive their data to facilitate the process of documenting and researching therefore promote the progress of science.

  • Equation: All equations shall be numbered consecutively on the right margin. All math equations shall be submitted as editable text rather than images.

1.1.5. Footnotes

The use of footnotes shall remain sparing and concise. The number of footnotes in each paper shall not exceed 10 footnotes, max 40 words each. All footnotes shall be in plain text at the bottom of the page on which they are referenced. Footnotes are constituted of a superscript number which appears in text along with the corresponding note at the bottom of the page.

1.2. Manuscript Format General Guidelines

Manuscripts of authors who are not following these guidelines will be returned without review.


  1. Organize your manuscript according to the following order: Title Page/Abstract/Text (Introduction, Acknowledgments and Literature Cited, Methods, Results, Discussion,)/Tables/Figure Legends/Figures (along with figures submitted as separate files in Manuscript Central).
  2. Do not combine Results and Discussion.
  3. In the “Introduction” section: indicate the reason of the study, the context and the tested objectives and hypotheses.
  4. In the “Methods” section: provide sufficient details for the conducted study and describe in a subsection all statistical tests and procedures used during the process. Cite statistical software and any other analysis programs.
  5. Adopt the same font and the single-spaced format throughout the manuscript including the title page, tables and figure legends.
  6. Number all text lines starting from the Abstract all along to the Acknowledgments.
  7. Set the margins to at least 2.5 cm on all sides of the page.
  8. Place the first author’s last name along with the page number (starting with the abstract on page 2 all along to the Literature Cited) in the upper right corner of each page.
  9. Organize table and figure citations in numerical order (e.g. do not cite Fig.2 before the first citation to Figure 1).

2.Submission Checklist

During the submission process, all authors who are willing to submit their work are requested to check off their submission’s compliance with all of the following conditions. In case of incompliance, submissions are to be returned to authors.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. The submission has not been previously published nor is for consideration before any other journal (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RFT, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. URLs for the references are provided if available.
  4. The text of the manuscript is single-spaced, 11 pt font size, employing italics rather than underlining (except with URL addresses). All figures, tables and illustrations are placed within the text at their appropriate places, rather than at the end.
  5. The text complies with the stylistic and bibliographic requirements highlighted in the Author Guidelines. (For more information, kindly refer to the “About the Journal”)
  6. In case of submitting files to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, kindly follow the instructions indicated in “Ensuring a Blind Review”.

3.Copyright Notice

Accepted submissions implies that the articles will not be published elsewhere without the written consent of the Publisher. Editors reserve the right to edit or otherwise alter all contributions, however authors, who are still allowed to retain copyright, will receive proofs for approval before publication. Authors are requested to provide a license to publish. Open access articles are published under a creative commons license (CC-BY).

4.Publication Ethics

Ethical publication standards are primordial to ensure a high quality of scientific publications, public trust in scientific outcome and that people receive credit for the work they have done. Such standards shall be respected and followed by all relevant parties indulged in the process of publishing. All authors, reviewers and editors are to purely commit to these standards and perform their responsibilities and duties to achieve good publication.

4.1 Publication and authorship:

  1. All submitted manuscripts shall be strictly and accurately reviewed by at least two international reviewers who are experts in the domain of the submitted paper.
  2. The peer review of submitted papers shall be blind review. The anonymity of reviewers shall be preserved.
  3. While reviewing, relevance, significance, readability, soundness originality and language shall be taken into consideration.
  4. Submitted papers can be either accepted, or accepted with revisions or rejected.
  5. In case of revision and resubmission of a paper, a resubmitted paper can be again rejected.
  6. All rejected papers will not be re-reviewed.
  7. The acceptance of any submitted paper shall be relevant to legal requirements, copyright infringement and plagiarism.

4.2. Responsibilities of Authors:

  1. Authors shall acknowledge and certify that submitted papers are their original thus personal work. Plagiarism, Duplication and Falsification of data and information are highly prohibited.
  2. Authors shall certify that their submitted papers are not previously published elsewhere or being subject for publication elsewhere.
  3. Authors shall indicate all sources used during the research process.
  4. Authors shall participate in the peer-review process.
  5. All mentioned authors in a manuscript shall have contributed effectively in the creation of the work.
  6. Authors shall confirm the accuracy and credibility of the data and information appearing in the submitted papers.
  7. In case of errors or mistakes in published papers, authors are urged to notify the editors or publishers and work together with the editor to correct or retract the paper.
  8. Authors shall notify JCRBAES of any conflict of interests.

4.3. Responsibilities of Reviewers:

  1. Reviewers shall keep the data and information appearing in the manuscripts confidential.
  2. Reviewers shall only review the intellectual content of all submitted papers with full objectivity thus evaluate them according to their level of originality, significance and relevance to the selected domain.
  3. Reviewers shall give proper arguments to support thus express their points of view.
  4. Reviewers shall indicate all published work that is not cited by the authors.
  5. Reviewers shall notify the Editorial Board of any similarity or overlap between the submitted paper and any other published paper, and bring to its attention any information resulting in the rejection of this submitted paper.
  6. Reviewers shall notify JCRBAES of any conflict of interests.

4.4. Responsibilities of Editors:

  1. Editors shall keep the data and information appearing in the manuscripts confidential.
  2. Editors are entitled to accept or reject submitted papers based on serious reasons and proofs.
  3. Editors shall take into consideration the needs of authors and readers in order to improve the publication.
  4. Editors shall only evaluate the intellectual content of all submitted papers with full objectivity according to their level of originality, significance and relevance to the selected domain.
  5. Editors shall maintain the integrity of the academic record and the quality of the submitted paper.
  6. Editors shall publish errata pages, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.
  7. Editors shall take action in case of misconduct and attempt to resolve the problem.
  8. Editors shall maintain the anonymity of reviewers.
  9. Editors shall ensure that all published data conform to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.
  10. Editors shall not allow conflicts of interests between staff, authors, reviewers and board members.

5.Article Submission and presentation

5.1. Type of Submitted File

All authors are requested to submit their electronic manuscripts via the online paper submission form. The submission shall only include:

The file(s) of the submitted papers to be published;

  • MS Word 2007 or later format for text
  • MS Excel 2007 or later format for charts

In case of more than one file, a compressed file (.zip) shall be submitted instead.

After publishing in JCRBAES, the article or paper will be presented in PDF and HTML.

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Kindly notice that authors can submit their work free of charges. However, publication fees for each accepted article is to be defined. No additional costs are required.