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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

Author Guidelines
SBR invites authors, scholars and researchers to submit well-written, original and unpublished papers on any current issue directly or indirectly related to business and accounting discipline including management, marketing, information system, business law, and economics. All submissions to the journal must be made electronically via the online submission and peer review system. The journal is supported by OJS. Registration is required to submit manuscripts online and to check the status of current submissions. If you have not registered, Go to Registration. If you have any difficulty in an online submission please write to the editor at mokana@unisel.edu.my / mohd_hafiz@unisel.edu.my. 

Aims and scope
SBR is a platform for researchers to discuss and put forward issues not only in Selangor but the east Asian and even the Far Eastern countries. The journal provides avenues for researchers to exchange ideas and share experiences related to their areas of expertise and interest that cover all topics relating to business, accounting, finance, management, information system, marketing, economics, and law.

Submit to the journal
Submission can be made through the Open Journal System, using online submission and review. Manual submission via email is also accepted. All submissions must be made using the journal template that can be downloaded here or can be requested from our Managing Editor at sbrfpp_editorial@unisel.edu.my. 

Article Processing Charge
No submission/process/publication fee for this journal. However, accepted papers for publication in SBR (if necessary) are to be sent for language editing/proofreading and at the expense of the Authors. 

Originality
The manuscript must be from original work that is not under submission to another journal or under consideration for publication in another form such as a chapter of a book. Authors of submitted manuscripts are obligated not to submit their manuscript for publication elsewhere until an editorial decision is rendered. SBR is published in an Open Access platform. All articles are free for readers to read, download, copy, print, search or link to the full text. Therefore, it can only be used for lawful purposes with a proper citation to SBR. Authors or readers are restricted to republish any full-text articles that have been published in SBR elsewhere, printed or online, including organisation repository or personal website without approval from SBR. The Copyrights for articles published in SBR remain with the UNISEL Press as the Publisher.

Manuscript requirements
The manuscript should contain between 5,000 to 10,000 words including tables, figures and references.

All submissions must adhere to the following guidelines:

Format
Article files should be prepared using Microsoft Word format. The table and figure should be included in the body of the text. All submissions must be using the journal template and must follow the SBR format, template, reference and typesetting before desk-review.

Typesetting
The text should be written using English (United Kingdom) (e.g. analyse, not analyze; labour not labor; centre not center; defence not defense). Authors should not use personal pronouns within the text e.g. "I want to investigate…", but use "this paper aims to…”.

Font and font sizes
The Tahoma font type with single spacing
All heading, sub-heading, and text with 12.0pt
Table/Figure title, content, legend, and notes with 10pt
Journal template is available here 

Article title

Article title should not more than 18 words.

Author details
All contributing authors’ names should be placed and arranged accordingly. Please provide the following:
1. Name and designations;
2. Affiliation, with a full address with the postal number;
3. Each of the authors’ email address, most preferred the university or organisation email.
e.g. Nor Azilah Husin, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management Information System and Business Analytic, Faculty of Business & Accountancy, Universiti Selangor, 40000, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. Email: nor_azilah@unisel.edu.my

Acknowledgments
All acknowledgments (if any) should be included at the very end of the paper before the references and may include supporting grants, presentations, and so forth.

Abstract 
The manuscript should contain an abstract which should be self-contained and citation-free and should not exceed 300 words.

Keywords
Authors to provide not more than six keywords that are significant and applicable. The keywords should be widely used and accepted in the literature, and they are subject to approval by the editorial team. Capitalize the first letter of each word.

Manuscript 
The manuscript should contain the Paper title, Full author names, Full institutional mailing addresses and Email addresses.

Introduction 
The introduction should be succinct, with no subheadings.

Headings
The section heading should be in bold, left justified and numbered sequentially in Arabic numerals. The first level subheading should be in bold, and the second level subheading should be in italics. All pages should be numbered consecutively. For example:
       2. Literature Review
       2.1. Corporate Social Reporting
       2.1.1. Levels and Quality of Reporting

Tables and Figures
Tables should be cited consecutively in the text. Every table must have a descriptive title and if numerical measurements are given, the units should be included in the column heading. Tables and figures are placed in text close to where they are mentioned. Figures should be included in the text and submitted as data or as an image. Figure and Figure Title should be centralised. A retrieved figure should be appropriately cited, and the author is responsible for the Copyright in adopting or adapting the figure.

Units of measurement 
Units of measurement should be presented simply and concisely using System International (SI) units.

Signs, numbers, formulas and equations
In the text, signs such as ‘%’ and ‘&’ should spell out in full, i.e., ‘per cent’ and ‘and’. Indifferent, a number in the text should be presented in the mathematical form e.g. ‘300’ and ‘9’ not ‘three hundred’ and ‘nine’. Decimals number should be used not in a fraction. All equation and formula should be written using the Microsoft Word Equation function or manually written, not in the format of an image.

Citation
Cite ALL author’s last name for the first citation and the following only cite the first author followed by et al. e.g. Zainal, Mokhtar, and Zulkifli (2019) emphasised that environmental management... (First-time citation), Zainal et al. (2019) reveal that…(Second-time citation).

References 
The authors are responsible for ensuring that the information in each reference is complete and accurate. Use APA Styles for References. All references should be identified in the text by placing the cited author’s last name. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa).

For book
Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work. Location, Country: Publisher. DOI URL without automatic link (if any).
e.g. Mathew, A. J. (2015). Principles of financial accounting (4th ed.). New York, USA: Academic. 

For edited book
Author, A. A. (Eds.). (Year of publication). Title of work. Location, Country: Publisher. DOI URL without automatic link (if any).
e.g. Othman, S. (Eds.). (2018). Strategic Management in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Unisel Press. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429057182

For book chapter
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. Editor & B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Location: Publisher. DOI URL without automatic link (if any).
e.g. Steven, B. C., & Malcolm, G. B. (1995). Health and Safety. In C. Ryan & N. B. Thompson (Eds.), Strategic Management (pp. 117-142). New York, NY: Springer-Verlag.

For journal article
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of the article. Title of Journal, volume number (issue number), pages. DOI URL without automatic link (if any).
e.g. Abdullah, A. M., & Ibrahim, K. (2020). Integrated Reporting in Japan and its impact on sustainability of Japanese companies.Managerial Auditing Journal, 31, 418-424. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JIABR-10-2018-0158

For government document
Name of Department or Agency. (Year). Title of document (Document Reference Number). Location: Publisher. DOI URL without automatic link (if any).
e.g. Statistic Department. (1999). Job placement and unemployment rate (DHHSPublication No. ADM 90-1679). Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.

For proceeding
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of paper, volume number, pages. DOI URL without automatic link (if any).
e.g. Herculano-Houzel, S., Collins, C. E., & Lent, R. (2008). The basic nonuniformity of the cerebral cortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105, 245-249. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas. 0805417105.
Note: Give the URL of the home page when the online version of the article is available to avoid nonworking URLs.

For an online newspaper article
Author, A. A. (Year, Month Date). Title of the article. Title of Newspaper. Retrieved from URL
e.g. Brody, J. E. (2007, December 11). Mental reserves keep brain agile. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com

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