GADJAH MADA INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BUSINESS (GamaIJB) is a peer-reviewed journal published three times a year (January-April, May-August, and September-December) by the Master in Management Program, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Gadjah Mada (MM FEB UGM). The GamaIJB is intended to be the university’s journal for publishing articles reporting the results of research into business. The GamaIJB invites manuscripts in the areas of marketing management, finance management, strategic management, operations management, human resources management, e-business, knowledge management, management accounting, management control systems, management information systems, international business, business economics, business ethics and sustainability, and entrepreneurship.
The primary criterion for publication in the journal is the significance of the contribution an article makes to the literature in the business area, i.e., the significance of the contribution and the rigor of the analysis and the presentation of the paper. The acceptance decision is made based upon an independent review process that provides critically constructive and prompt evaluations of submitted manuscripts.
The primary, but not exclusive, audience is academicians, postgraduate students, business practitioners, and other people interested in business research.
POLICY ON DATA AVAILABILITY
The objective of the Gadjah Mada International Journal of Business is to provide the widest possible dissemination of knowledge, based on systematic scholarly inquiries into business as a field of professional research and educational activity. As part of this process, authors are encouraged to make their data available for use by others in extending or replicating the results reported in their articles. The authors of articles which report data-dependent results should footnote the status of the data’s availability and, when pertinent, this should be accompanied by information on how the data may be obtained.
An objective of the Gadjah Mada International Journal of Business is to promote the wide dissemination of the results of systematic scholarly inquiries into the broad field of business research. Permission is hereby granted to reproduce any of the contents of the journal for use in courses of instruction, as long as the source and “Master in Management Program, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Gadjah Mada (MM FEB UGM) copyright” are indicated in any such reproductions.
A written application must be made to the editor-in-chief for permission to reproduce any of the contents of the journal for use in anything other than a course of instruction - e. g., inclusion in books of readings or in any other publications intended for general distribution. In consideration for the grant of permission by the journal in such instances, the applicant must notify the author(s) in writing of the intended use to be made of each reproduction. Normally, the journal will not access a charge for the waiver of copyright.
Except where otherwise noted in articles, the copyright of articles in the journal has been transferred to the MM FEB UGM. Where the author(s) has (have) not transferred the copyright to the MM FEB UGM, the applicant must seek permission to reproduce (for all purposes) directly from the author(s).
Gadjah Mada International Journal of Business will not charge anything to the author for a submission fee or publication fee. Once the issue is published, the author will get an issue by email and/or the postal system.
The Author should submit the manuscript in word format to the GamaIJB Editorial Office by online submission to http://journal.ugm.ac.id/gamaijb. All manuscripts must be prepared according to the Gadjah Mada International Journal of Business guidelines.
Upon the submission of the manuscripts, the author(s) will receive confirmation of the submission along with some submission declaration forms that need to be filled in and signed, before the editors can process the manuscript.
PEER REVIEW PROCESS and EDITORIAL DECISION
All submitted manuscripts are read by the editorial staff. Those manuscripts evaluated by the editors to be inappropriate to the journal’s criteria are rejected promptly without any external review. Manuscripts evaluated to be of potential interest to our readership are sent to double-blind reviewers. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewer’s recommendation, from among several possibilities: Rejected, requires major revision, needs minor revision or accepted.
The editor-in-chief of the Gadjah Mada International Journal of Business has the right to decide which manuscripts submitted to the journal should be published.
- Author submits the manuscript
- Editor’s evaluation [some manuscripts are rejected or returned before the review process]
- Double-blind peer review process
- Editor’s decision
- Confirmation to the authors
GamaIJB’s manuscript preparation and style guidelines follow, with a slight modification, documentation Harvard-Anglia 2008.
Each manuscript must include a reference list containing only the quoted work and using the Mendeley or Zotero tool. Each entry should contain all the data needed for unambiguous identification. With the author-date system, use the following format recommended by Harvard-Anglia.
The manuscripts should be typed in A4 (210mm x 297mm), with 12-point Times News Roman font and must be 1.5 line-spaced, except for indented quotations. The manuscript must be saved as a word file. All the pages, including tables, appendices, and references, should be serially numbered. Spell out numbers from one to ten, except when used in tables and lists, and when used with mathematical, statistical, scientific or technical units and quantities, such as distances, weights and measures. For example three days; 3 kilometers; 30 years. All other numbers are expressed numerically. Authors are encouraged to use the GamaIJB template. A sample template is included at the end of this document.
The manuscript must be written in good academic English. Spelling follows Webster’s International Dictionary. To ensure an anonymous review, the authors should not identify themselves directly or indirectly in their papers. A single author should not use the word “we”. Authors for whom English is not their native language are encouraged to have their papers checked before submission for grammar and clarity. We use Grammarly to helps us eliminate language errors. Make sure that the manuscript does not have errors more than 250 and 5% of plagiarism indicators.
The article should be between 4000 and 7000 words. The allowable length of the manuscript is at the editor’s discretion; however, manuscripts with a length of less than or exceeding the specified word count may be returned to the author(s) for revision before the manuscript is considered by the editors. The word count excludes tables, figures, and references.
The title of the article should be specific and effective, and approximately not more 20 words. Write an article title using simple and straightforward language that can offer readers a glimpse of the content with their first glance.
Author’s name and Affiliations
The full name of each author, the affiliation of each author at the time the research was completed and the address for each author including the full postal address, telephone, and email addresses. Where more than one author has contributed to the article, please provide detailed information for the corresponding author(s). The detailed information about the author will be placed on the ABOUT THE AUTHOR (short CV) page.
The abstract should stand alone, meaning that no citations are in the abstract. The abstract should concisely inform the reader of the manuscript’s purpose, its methods, its findings, and its value. The abstract should be relatively nontechnical, yet clear enough for an informed reader to understand the manuscript’s contribution. The manuscript’s title, but neither the author’s name nor other identification designations, should appear on the abstract page. An abstract between 100-200 words, should be presented in English on a separate page immediately preceding the text of the manuscript.
Keywords are an important part of writing an abstract. Authors should select a maximum of five keywords that are specific and reflect what is essential about the article. Keywords and the article’s classification should be provided after the abstract.
JEL Classification Numbers
Authors should add a 1 - 3 JEL Classification Number. An information guide for the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) can be found at https://www.aeaweb.org/jel/guide/jel.php.
Manuscripts submitted to this journal should have the following main headings:
What is the purpose of the study? Why are you conducting the study? The main section of the article should start with an introductory section which provides more details about the paper’s purpose, motivation, research methods and findings. The introduction should be relatively nontechnical, yet clear enough for an informed reader to understand the manuscript’s contribution.
In this section, the author will discuss the purpose of a literature review.
This section typically has the following sub-sections: sampling (a description of the target population, the research context, and units of analysis; sampling; and respondents’ profiles); data collection; and measures (alternatively: measurement).
The author needs to report the results in sufficient detail so that the reader can see which statistical analysis was conducted and why, and later to justify their conclusions.
Reporting results: The author may assume that the reader has a working knowledge of basic statistics (i.e., typically the contents covered in a 1st statistics course).
Different authors take different approaches when writing the discussion section. According to Feldman (2004:5), Perry et al. (2003: 658), and Summers (2001: 411412), the discussion section should: 1) Restate the study’s main purpose; 2) reaffirm the importance of the study by restating its main contributions; 3) summarize the results in relation to each research objectives or hypothesis, without introducing new material; 4) relate the findings back to the literature and to the results reported by other researchers; 5) provide possible explanations for any unexpected or non-significant findings; 6) discuss the managerial implications of the study; 7) highlight the main limitations of the study that could influence its internal and external validity; 8) and discuss insightful (i.e., non-obvious) directions or opportunities for future research related to the topic.
In this section, the author presents brief conclusions from the results of research with suggestions for advanced researchers or general readers. A conclusion may cover the main points of the paper, but do not replicate the abstract in the conclusion.
Not only do authors write down the major flaws and limitations of their study, which can reduce the validity of the writing, thus raising questions from the readers (whether, or in what way), the limits in his studies may have affected the results and conclusions. Limitations require critical judgment and interpretation of the impact of their research. The author should provide the answer to the question: Is this a problem caused by an error, or in the method selected, or the validity, or otherwise?
In writing the article, the author(s) are required to use reference management tools (example: Mendeley, EndNote, or Zotero) in writing the citation and list of references. Authors may use some flexible terms for the subheading following the main heading. Authors are encouraged to use the manuscript template that can be found at the bottom of this guideline (Journal Template).
The author must provide high-quality artwork for all illustrations. Poor resolution or definition are not acceptable. Tables and Figures should be numbered separately. (Table 1, Table 2; Figure 1, Figure 2). Each table and each figure should be given a title and should be presented on a separate page at the end of the manuscript. Figures and tables reproduced from already published work must be listed with permission from the original publisher (or copyright holder, if not the publisher).
TEMPLATE OF JOURNAL
TEMPLATE OF ABOUT THE AUTHOR