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Author Guidelines

Editorial Objectives: Khartoum University Journal of Management Studies (KUJMS) is a refereed, semiannual Journal published by the School of Management Studies at Khartoum University. The journal is devoted to the advancement and dissemination of theoretical and applied knowledge, through promoting scholarly research in the areas of Accountancy, Finance, Management, Economics, Marketing, Management Information Systems and related disciplines. For the research manuscript to be considered for publication the research topic should provide valuable insight into matters of interest to the readership and of broad intellectual and practical concern to the business and academic community.

The reviewing process

Each paper is reviewed and screened by the editorial board and, if it is judged suitable for publication in the Journal, it is then sent to two referees for double blind peer review. Based on their recommendations, the editorial board then decides whether the paper should be accepted as is, revised or rejected. The editor makes every effort to convey the decision on manuscripts to the contributors as soon as possible.

General Guidelines for Authors

1. Manuscripts may be submitted electronically as an attachment to an email or as a printed hard copy. In the latter case three copies should be sent to the editor.

2. A letter or an e-mail should be sent to the editor containing a statement that the manuscript has not been published and is not, nor will it be, under publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the journal.

3. Printed hard copies should be single sided on A4 paper. Manuscripts should not exceed 25 pages (including all tables and figures).

4. The cover page of the paper should list the name, title, affiliation, telephone number(s) and complete address of each author. To assure an anonymous review, authors should not identify themselves directly or indirectly elsewhere in their manuscripts.

Manuscript preparation and style

- Manuscripts should be in English or Arabic and of a professional style and quality for clarity of presentation

- Spelling should be consistent throughout the paper.

- Manuscripts should be double spaced, Times New Roman, 12 point font using Microsoft Word. For Arabic Version use Simplified Arabic.

- When presenting their manuscript authors are requested to follow this order: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Main, text, Appendices, References, Figure Captions and then Tables. The corresponding author should be identified with an asterisk and footnote.

- The title of the paper, names of authors and their address should be on a separate page

- Wherever possible, authors should arrange the main text of the research in well-defined sections: Introduction, Literature Review, Methodology, Results and Analysis, and Conclusions and Implications.

- Abstract Page of not more than 150 words in Arabic and English describing the objectives, methods and findings of the study must accompany the article on a separate sheet.

- Notes or Endnotes should be used only if absolutely necessary and must be identified in the text by consecutive numbers and listed at the end of the article.

- Figures, Tables, and Illustrations should be planned to fit the journal’s page size which is 12 by 18cm. Each figure, table or illustration should be kept on a separate page. The author should indicate the approximate placement of each by inserting a statement such as “Insert Table 1 about here “in a separate line.

- Appendices if necessary should follow the body of the paper, before the references.

- References: References are to be identified in the text by including in parentheses the last names of the authors and date of publication [i.e. (Smith, 2004)]. At the end of the paper, presented under the heading, ‘References’ the cited literature should be listed alphabetically by the last name of a sole author, a first author or an editor or by the name of a corporate author (e.g. Bank of Sudan) or periodical (Academy of Management Journal). If years of publication are the same differentiate entries by adding small letters (a, b, etc) after the years.

Books: write last names, initials, year, title, city, and publisher:

Estrada, J.2005. Finance in a Nutshell. London: FT Prentice- Hall

E.C.S., and Resnick, B.2004. International Financial Management. Boston: McGraw- Hill


Myers,S.C. 1977. “Determinants of Corporate Borrowing”. Journal of Financial Economics,5: 147-175.

Chapter in a book:

Tushman M.L and Romanelli,E. 1985. Organizational Evolution: a metamorphosis Model Convergence and Reorientation. In L.Cummings and BM Staw (Eds.) Research in Organizational Behaviour, vol.17 JAI Press Greenwich, Conn.

- A Brief Bio: authors should submit along with their articles a brief bio of no more than 50 words indicating highest academic degree earned current occupation, academic rank or position, name of institution as well as major areas of research interest.

Book Reviews:

The journal publishes reviews of recent books of relevance to researchers and practitioners in the developing countries. The book reviews should be typed on one side of standard size (A4) paper and should be double spaced not exceeding 5 pages.

Dissertation Abstracts:

The journal publishes abstracts of M.Sc. and PhD theses recently awarded by the School of Management Studies and other universities. The abstract should not exceed 3 pages.

The journal welcomes reader’ views and comments on its published articles. The comments submitted for publication are screened by three referees including the author of the article. Once the comments are approved, the author has the right of response.

Conference and seminar reports:

The journal welcomes brief reports on conferences, seminars and workshops recently attended, which are of relevance to its areas of interest.

General rules:

- Articles submitted to the journal should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time.

- Authors submitting articles for publication warrant that the work is not an infringement of any existing copyright and will indemnify the publisher against any breach of such warranty.

- All rights of the published material are reserved to the journal.

- Authors will be provided three copies of the issue in which the paper published free of charge

- Published articles reflect opinions of their authors alone.

- Unacceptable manuscripts will not be returned to contributors.


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 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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