Submission of Manuscript

Manuscripts for submission should be complete in all respects, original in content, and have not previously been published or being considered for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts must be written in English, complete with tables and/or figures, and should be submitted to the ILOMATA INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT manuscript submission website. Articles should be between 6000 and 10000 words in length. This includes all text including references and appendices. The preferred format is a Microsoft Word (Windows) document. If accepted, the manuscript must not be published elsewhere in the same form, either in English or another language, without the consent of the Editor and Publisher. Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a Journal Publishing Agreement (JPA).


Style of Manuscript

Manuscripts must be on A4 paper, with margins of 2.5cm on all four sides, the font should be 12-point Garamond and 1.15 spaced. Manuscripts should be ordered as follows:

  • Page 1 must contain a complete and succinct title; first name, middle initial, and surname of each author; affiliations, and email addresses of all authors for editorial correspondence regarding the manuscript and reprint requests.
  • Page 2 should contain the ‘Abstract' approximately 250 words. The abstract should be structured and include the objective, methods, results, and conclusions. The abstract should be followed by 5 to 7 keywords.
  • Page 3 onwards should include the following sections: Introduction, Literature Review, Research Methods, Results and Discussion, Managerial Implications in the South East Asian Context, Theoretical Implications, Conclusions, Acknowledgments (if any), Conflict of Interest Statement, References, Tables, and Figures. All statistical methods used for analysis should be described in detail in the Methods section of the manuscript. Avoid relying solely on statistical hypothesis testing, such as p-values, which may fail to convey important information about study outcomes. Define all statistical terms, abbreviations, and symbols and specify which computer software was used.


Figures and Tables

Each illustration should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numbers and accompanied by a legend describing it. All illustrations must be submitted in a format suitable for reproduction across either a single column or an entire page. Each table should be clearly titled and labelled with a comprehensive legend. Tables should be numbered separately to illustrations using Arabic numbers i.e. Table 1, 2 etc. Statistical measures of variation such as SD and SEM etc. should be identified. Tables and graphics should be provided separately from the main text. Captions for the graphic content should be written below each figure and the title should be written above the table. Written permission must be obtained to reproduce any graphical content from another author and their publisher. Color figures are accepted in certain circumstances, provided that the author is willing to cover the cost of publication.


The authors are responsible for the correct citation of the references used in their article. References should follow APA citation style. References should include the beginning and end page numbers of the journal from which it is cited. References used in the text, tables, and figures should be identified with Arabic numbers. Manuscripts written in languages other than English should be limited. List all authors names if there are six or fewer; when there are seven or more authors list the first six authors followed by et al. Examples of acceptable references are given below:

Journal article

Ahuja, G. (2000). The duality of collaboration: Inducements and opportunities in the formation of interfirm linkages. Strategic Management Journal, 21(3), 317-343.

Felstead, A., Jewson, N., Phizacklea, A., & Walters, S. (2002). Opportunities to work at home in the context of work-life balance. Human Resource Management Journal, 12(1), 54-76.

Hair, J. F., Black, W. C., Babin, B. J., Anderson, R. E., &Tatham, R. L. (2006). Multivariate data analysis. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education Inc


Use of Abbreviations and Acronyms

Acronyms and abbreviations are words that use either the first letter of multiple words or a shortened form of the original word. They are commonly used to help readers understand more complex terms in a scientific document and for ease of reading; a commonly used acronym is BOD for the Board of Directors. To help authors in the use of abbreviations and acronyms in their articles, the South East Asian Journal of Management adheres to the following guidelines:

  • Do not use abbreviations or acronyms in the title of your article unless the subject is widely known and the abbreviation is commonly used.
  • Always explain or spell out the acronym or abbreviation the first time it is used in the body of your paper.
  • Standard abbreviations for units of measurement or chemical names that a widely accepted within the scientific community do not need to be spelt out at any point in the paper.
  • Avoid using abbreviations or acronyms in the abstract of your paper unless you use it multiple times. If you do use an acronym in your abstract be sure you define it in the abstract and define it again the first time it is used within the body of the paper.
  • Only define the abbreviation or acronym once within the body of the paper.
  • Acronyms and abbreviations should be kept to a minimum in figures and image captions. It is best to spell out the names entirely for readers who may be scanning the document before deciding on reading the whole paper.



Personal acknowledgements should be limited to appropriate professionals who contributed to the paper, including technical help, financial or material support, and general support by a department chairperson.


Proofs will be sent to the authors by e-mail. Only minor changes are allowed and printer's errors must be corrected; no change or additions to the edited manuscript will be allowed at this stage. The corrected proofs must be returned within 2 (two) days of receipt, preferably by e-mail. If the editor receives no reply after 1 (one) week, they will assume that there are no errors to correct and the article will be published after in-house revision.


Author's Digital Identifier

From January 1, 2017, it is compulsory for all authors submitting papers to ILOMATA INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT to provide (preferred sequence): Scopus Author ID (scopus.com) or ORCID iD (orcid.org) or LiveDNAiD (livedna.net) or Google Scholar Citation public profile or Researchgate profile (researchgate.net) before final publication of their articles. These digital identifiers shall provide profiles of the author's research activities and publications to distinguish themselves.


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.

  1. The authors' attest that the manuscript, or portions of the manuscript, has not been previously published and that they have not released publishing rights of the article to a third party.
  2. The manuscript complies with the ILOMATA INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT's main focus and scope.
  3. The authors have checked that their manuscript thoroughly complies with the guidelines set by the ILOMATA INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT. 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.


A. Introduction
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There are no article submission charges.



Ilomata International Journal of Management take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies, or taking appropriate legal action.


Following a preliminary triage to eliminate submissions unsuitable for Ilomata International Journal of Management all papers are sent out for review. The covering letter is important. To help the Editor in his preliminary evaluation, please indicate why you think the paper is suitable for publication. If your paper should be considered for fast-track publication, please explain why. The journal’s policy is to have manuscripts reviewed by two expert reviewers. Ilomata International Journal of Management utilizes a double-blind peer review process in which the reviewer and author’s names and information are withheld from the other. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible while maintaining rigour. Reviewers make comments to the author and recommendations to the Editor-in-Chief who then makes the final decision. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below:

  1. The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
  2. The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
  3. Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted
  4. You will also be asked to nominate peers who you do not wish to review your manuscript (opposed reviewers).

Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.

The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for possible publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no involvement in the decision-making process.