Submission Guidelines

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Submission Guidelines

Paper Submission Guidelines - FOCUS: Journal of International Business

1. Submission to this journal is to be made through JPI online submission system available at The online submission system guides the authors through the process of filling article details and uploading files in a step-wise manner.

2. The recommended length of a paper is around 6,000 words (excluding all notes, references, tables and appendices).

3. Before making the online submission of manuscript, the author/s should ensure the following in respect of the manuscript:

  • Abstract of not more than 200 words
  • 4-5 keywords
  • Details of all authors (such as name, affiliation, address, email and telephone no.)
  • Manuscript has been checked for spellings and grammar
  • The manuscript file to be uploaded should have no author details or any identifying information related to the author/s.
  • All references that have been cited in the manuscript are mentioned in the ‘Reference list’ of the manuscript.
  • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources.
  • APA (American Psychological Association) style of referencing has been followed for references. For example,                      Makino, S, Lau, C.M, & Yeh, R.S (2002). Asset exploitation versus asset seeking: Implications for location choice of foreign direct investment from newly industrialised economies. Journal of International Business Studies33(3), 403-421.

​4. The author/s can follow the paper template provided on the left hand panel to understand the structure of a manuscript.

5. Plagiarism check: The authors are informed that all submitted manuscripts go through a similarity check and if the similarity score is 15% or more (including authors’ own publications), the manuscript would not be considered for the peer-review process. This check is done as soon as the manuscript is received and hence the authors must ensure that the similarity index is less than 15% for their submitted manuscript.

6. Ethics policy: Contributors to the Journal are advised to be careful as not to violate any of the provisions of the Copyright Act and the Rules made thereof as regards the material used in the papers or their sources. JPI will not be responsible for any violations or lapses on the part of the contributors in this regard. On acceptance of a paper, the contributor has to electronically submit a copyright form (on JPI online submission portal), which lays down the ethics policy in this regard. For more information, please refer to our detailed Ethics policy.

7. Peer-review:  All papers submitted to the journal would be subject to JPI's online review system. JPI follows a double-blind peer review system for selecting articles to be published. For more information, please refer to the detailed peer-review process.

8. The Editorial Team reserves the right to make suitable editorial changes in the papers submitted and accepted for publication.

9. The author/s can check the status of their submitted manuscript at any time by logging in to their Dashboard (on the JPI online submission system).

10. For any further queries, the author/s can send an email at

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