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AUTHOR'S GUIDELINES

Articles submitted to JQM are preferably welcomed in all areas of Quantitative Methods, Economics and Business both theoretical, applied manuscripts in English and should be electronically submitted at:

submissions.jqm@umt.edu.pk

General guidelines for preparing the manuscript for submission are summarized in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.; APA, 2010, pp. 228–231). Authors may also find the following documents helpful for preparing manuscripts for submitting in the JQM

APA Kit [Download Zip]

The manuscript should be submitted as a single Microsoft Word file including all contents. Author owns full rights of the text provided and the changes will not be made by the editors and publishers. In case of the reprinting of previously published material, the author is solely responsible for obtaining permission in this regard.

All articles and research notes should be generally organized into the following sections: (i) Abstract, (ii) Introduction, (iii) Basic Hypotheses, (iv) Methodological Issues involved, (v) Basic Results, (vi) Limitations of Analysis, (vii) Policy Implications, and (viii) Conclusions. Sub-sections should carry clear and distinct sub-headings.

The first page of the manuscript should contain: the title of the paper, the name(s) of author(s), and a footnote giving the current affiliation of the author(s) and any acknowledgements. Each article will be prefaced by a short abstract of 250 words. The abstract should state the theme and structure of the article, the approach(es) taken, the specific advance made on previous inquiries and any policy prescriptions. The abstract should be followed by JEL classification and keywords.

1. Abstract & Keywords

All manuscripts must include an abstract containing a maximum of 250 words typed on a separate page. After the abstract, please supply up to five keywords or brief phrases (APA). The abstract should explain the purpose of the research, the primary results, and major conclusions. It should not exaggerate or contain material, not in the main text.

2. Introduction

A strong introduction engages the reader in the problem of interest and provides a context for the study at hand. In introducing the research concern, the writer should provide a clear rationale for why the problem deserves new research, placing the study in the context of current knowledge and prior theoretical and empirical work on the topic. The summary of results should have been dealt with the abstract.

3. Literature Review

The author needs to extend the background to the article’s introduction and identify the most relevant previous literature on the topic for positioning the paper and demonstrate its significance. A separate section for setting out the theoretical or conceptual framework is recommended. In short, this section of literature review should explain the motivation for the paper and the importance of this research relevant to the contributions.

4. Methods

The author is required to provide the relevant and reliable supporting empirical or other material to the conclusion and that the methodology is appropriate and systematic.

5. Results & Discussion

Results should be clear and concise. The significance of the results of the research work, with no repeatedly mentioning of results in the text is often appropriate.

6. Tables & Figures

Tables should be numbered and headed with appropriate concise titles. The tables are preferred to present after the main body of the text and not inserted in the manuscript. Tables for the main text and each of its appendices should be numbered serially and separately. The title of each table as well as the captions of its columns and rows should be clearly expressive of the contents. The source of the table should be given in a footnote immediately below the line at the bottom of the table; but, unlike other footnotes, which must be numbered consecutively, it should not be numbered.

7. Conclusions

The original contribution of the paper and the discussion of implications of findings should be clearly mentioned in this section. Provide a critical assessment of the limitations of the study, and outline possible directions for future research.

8. Article Length

The length of an article, including the title, author information, abstract, text, tables, figures, notes, references, and appendices, should not exceed 5000-7000 words.

9. Abbreviations

The full form of abbreviations for abstracting and indexing purpose should be presented in the article.

10. References

All references used in the text should be listed in the alphabetical order of the authors’ surnames at the end of the text. References in the text should include the name(s) of author(s) with the year of publication in parentheses. . List of all these references needs to present at the very end of the paper under the heading of “References”. Moreover, References should be inserted by using any Reference Manager Software (i.e. Endnote) in APA 6th style

11. Copyright

The papers for submission in the JQM must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere and original unpublished work is welcomed only. The author is personally responsible to get the consent to reproduce copyright material from other sources.