Authors Guidelines

Manuscript Guidelines

The authors are required to STRICTLY follow the instructions given on this page, for convenient processing.


The authors are required to follow the APA Style Guide for formatting of their papers, failing which the manuscript will not be accepted for publication.

Paper Length

  • Abstract must begin with a new page. The abstract page should already include the page header (as given in APA Style Guide). The abstract should be a single paragraph between 150 and 250 words. Keywords (max. 10 words) from your paper must be listed below the abstract.

  • Length: Formatted as guided (Min: 4,000 – Max: 8,000 words)

Paper Layout

The paper layout should be as follow;

  • Font: Times New Roman
  • Title: 14pts Bold
  • Indentation: Justify
  • Page Size: 7.5" x 10" (7 inches width x 10 inches height) Orientation: Portrait
  • Margins:
    • Top: 0.7"
    • Bottom: 0.6"
    • Left: 0.8"
    • Right: 0.5"
  • Paragraph Indention: Indent each paragraph single spaces and apply the indention consistently throughout the paper
  • Line Spacing: 1.0 (single line space) throughout the entire paper
  • Page Numbering: Number page consecutively in the bottom middle.
  • Headings: :
    • 1. (12pts Bold)
    •   1.1. (11pts Bold)
    •    1.1.1. (11pts Bold Italic)


Please follow the APA Style Guide for references.

Paper Submission

For Paper Submission an online system is integrated, please follow the instructions step by step provided in Submission Guidelines.

Processing/Publication Fees

Sukkur IBA Journal of Economic And Finance(SIJEF) does not charge any processing or publication fees from authors.

Review Process

Manuscripts submitted for SIJMB are processed through blind peer review process from the field experts using the online paper review system available at easychair. Review process may takes month(S) to complete and corresponding authors will be intimated the decision through easychair.

Open Access Policy

Sukkur Institute of Business Administration – Sukkur IBA provides immediate open access to contents published in Sukkur IBA Journal of Economic And Finance (SIJEF) on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.