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

Author Guidelines


  1. Interested author(s) is required to submit his/her manuscripts where the length must not exceed 7,000 words. Author(s) must ensure that he/she have not submitted the manuscripts elsewhere for publication. 
  2. Any manuscript, which does not conform to the required format, may be returned for necessary revision before publication.
  3. Use single spaced text and allow space after each paragraph.
  4. Manuscript Title Section
  • Manuscript Title : Times New Roman, 14 pts, Bold, Title Case, center justify
  • List of Authors : Times New Roman, 12 pts, Bold, Title Case, left justify
  • List of Affiliations : Times New Roman, 10 pts, Title Case, left justify
  • Corresponding author (*) : Full name and email
  1. Abstract Section
  • Abstract : Times New Roman, 11 pts, Bold, Upper Case, center justify
  • Content of Abstract : Times New Roman, 11 pts, Sentence Case, justify, 300 words maximum
  • Keywords : Times New Roman, 11 pts, italic, left justify, 5 keywords maximum arranged in alphabetical order
  • Copyright Statement : Times New Roman, 9 pts, justify text, followed by line _____

Copyright: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, for non-commercial purposes, provided the original work is properly cited.


  1. Main Text
  • Main Text : Times New Roman, 11 pts, justify text
  • The following may be used as general sections for the main text (Times New Roman, 11 pts, Bold, Upper case, Center justify


                    LITERATURE REVIEW


                    FINDINGS & DISCUSSION


                   ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS (if applicable)



  1. Tables and Figures
    • All tables and figures should have a heading and a number such as Table 1, Table 2, Figure 1, Figure 2 etc. as well as the source. All tables and figures must be inserted within the manuscript.
  1. Citation styles & References
    • References should be complete and follow the APA Style, 7th Edition.
    • All references should be arranged alphabetically and then further sorted in reverse chronological order, i.e. the latest first.
  1. Proof reading
    • Authors of manuscripts accepted for the publication in JBK are responsible for checking the final proofs of their submission
  2. You are strongly encouraged to follow the template given below:

    Download Manuscript Template

    Download Citation Formatting System

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