Instructions To Contributors (Submitting a paper)

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Submission should be made online at the OUM International Journal of Business and Management website or email to


Aim and Scope

OUM INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT aims to present the latest thinking and research that test, extends, or builds management theory and contributes to business practice.

Contents of the Journal will be of interest to management and business teachers, student and researchers as well as to practicing managers and material will be analytical rather than descriptive.

Whilst a major focus of the Journal is on the business and management connected with it, increasingly, global concerns and conceptual topics will be covered. The Journal  does not take a narrow view of business and management and will publish in  other disciplines if they contribute significantly to problems considered by managers and researchers.

To be published in OUM INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT, a manuscript must make strong empirical  and  theatrical  contributions  and  highlight  the  significance  of  those  contributions  to  the business and management field. Thus, preference is given to submissions that test, extend, or build strong theoretical frameworks while empirically examining issues with high importance for business and management theory and practice.



Manuscripts must be double-spaced on 8 1/2 x 11”. Manuscript length should be reasonable for the contribution offered. Soft copy of the article should be sent to:


Editor in Chief


Jalan 7/7B, Seksyen 7, Selangor, 43650 Bandar Baru Bangi

Phone: 03-8922 2294



Manuscripts are reviewed by the editor, members of the OUM INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT Editorial Review Board,  and occasional reviewers. The author’s name and affiliation are removed before reviewing in order to ensure objectivity. Please do not identify the author (s) in the body of the paper either directly or by citation.

With the submission of a manuscript, the following three items should be included:

1.   Cover page showing title, each author’s name, affiliation, complete address, telephone and fax number, and  the  category  of  the  article.  Select  one  category  from  the  following:  Business, Finance,  Capital  Market,  Policy,  Management,  Accounting,  Marketing,  Human  Resource,  Legal, Innovation, Strategic Management, and Organization.

2.   Abstract of up to 200 words.

3.   Keyword.


Mathematical  Notation

Notations  should  be  clearly  explained  within  text.  Equations  should  be  centered  on  the  page.  If equations are numbered, type the number in parentheses flush with the right margin. Unusual symbols and  Greek letters should be identified. For equations that may be too wide to fit in a single column, indicate appropriate breaks.


Table and Figures

Indicate table placements within text. Camera-ready table should be typed flush with the left-hand margin and have proper labeling of sources, column headings, and other notations. Once the manuscript has been accepted for publication, complex tables and figures (diagrams, charts, graphs, etc) should be prepared professionally for camera-ready reproduction.



Reference  citations  within  the  text  should  consist  of  the  author’s  last  name  and  date  publication, without punctuation, enclosed within parentheses, and should be inserted before punctuation and/or at a logical break in the sentence. If several citations are needed, separate them with semicolons, and list alphabetically. If two or more works by an author have the same year, distinguish them by pacing a,b, etc. after the year.

Reference  should  be  double-spaced  and  attached  on  a separate  page. Works  by  single author,  list chromatically: two  authors,  alphabetically and then chromatically; three authors,  the  same; four or more, list chromatically. Reference should be in the following:



Cascio, W.F. (1989), Managing  Human Resources-Productivity, Quality of Work life, Profits, New York: McGraw Hill.



Singh, J (1991), Understanding the Structure of Consumers’ Satisfaction Evaluations of Service Delivery,

Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 19 (summer): 223-244.


Three or More Authors:

Davis, K., Frederick W.C., and Bloomstrom R.L. (1980), Business and Society: Concepts and Policy Issues, New York: McGraw-Hill.


Article in a Book Edited by another Author:

Noordin Sopiee and Rozali Mohamed Ali (2001), Business, Ethics and Politics, in Ethics in Business and Management:  Islamic and Mainstream  Approaches, Ahmad K., and Sadeq A.M. (Eds), London: Asean Academic Press, 120-140.


Unpublished Dissertations:

Paterson,  KS.  (1985),  The  Effects  of  Bilingual  Labels  in  Buyer  Behaviors,  Dissertation,  University  of

California at Irvine.