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Author Guidelines

Management and Economics Journal (MEC-J) is a refereed, open access journal that disseminates original research, theory, and best practice in open and distributed learning worldwide. MEC-J is available free-of-charge to anyone who accesses to the Internet, and there are no article submission or access charges for publication in this open journal. The received articles in this Journal will be reviewed by some expert in Management and Economics from several universities in different countries.

All submitted articles should be written in good English. Authors for whom English is not their native language are encouraged to have their article checked for grammar and clarity before submitting. The official language of the manuscript to be published in MEC-J is English. All articles must consist of original, unpublished work, and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The article should be a minimum of 3,000 words in length and no longer than 6,000 words, except in special circumstances. Text should be sent as an email attachment in MS Word format, including all original figures and tables, to The article can also be submitted to our Online Journal System at http:// Alternatively, the figures and tables can be put all together in one other email attachment that accompanies the text file.

If the content and format of the submitted article are seen as appropriate by the editors, the paper will then be sent out for 'blind review' by two independent referees. Revisions may be required in the light of referees' comments before a decision is made to accept or reject the article.

1. General Author Guidelines 
All manuscripts must be submitted to MEC-J Editorial Office by Online Submission at E-Journal portal address: http:// where author registers as Author and/or offered as Reviewer by online. If authors have any problems with the online submission, please contact Editorial Office at the following email:

2. Paper Template
All paper should be prepared according to the following author guidelines in the MS Word article template: 

3. Reviewing Papers
If the content and format of the submitted article are seen as appropriate by the editors, the article will then be sent out for 'blind review' by two independent referees. Revisions may be required in the light of referees' comments before a decision is made to accept or reject the paper.

4. Revision of Papers
All paper sent back to the authors for revision should be returned to the editor without delay. Revised articles can be sent to editorial office through the Online Submission Interface. The revised manuscripts returned later than three months will be considered as new submissions.

5. Editorial Office of MEC-J
All correspondences should be sent to the following Editorial Office:

Dr. Achmad Sani, SE, M.Si (Editor-in-Chief)

Editorial Office
Faculty of Economics
State Islamic University of Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang
Gajayana Street 50 Malang-East Java, Indonesia 65144
Phone (+62) 341 558881 (+62) 813 3349 9567, Faximile (+62) 558881 
6. Guideline for Online Submission
Author should first register as Author and/or is offered as Reviewer through the following address: The author should fulfill the form as detail as possible where the star marked form must be entered. After all form textbox was filled, Author clicks on “Register” button to proceed the registration. Therefore, Author is brought to online author submission interface where Author should click on “New Submission”. In the Start, a New Submission section, click on “’Click Here’: to go to step one of the five-step submission process”. The following are five steps in online submission process:

  1. Step 1 - Starting the Submission: Select the appropriate section of the journal, i.e. Original Research Articles, Review Article, or Short Communication. Thus, the author must check-mark on the submission checklists. The author may type or copy-paste Covering Letter in Letter to Editor.
  2. Step 2 – Uploading the Submission: To upload a paper to this journal, click Browse on the Upload submission file item and choose the manuscript document file (.doc/.docx) to be submitted, then click "Upload" button until the file has been uploaded. 
  3. Step 3 – Entering Submission’s Metadata: In this step, detail authors metadata should be entered including the marked corresponding author. After that, paper title and abstract must be uploaded by copying the text and paste in the textbox including keywords.
  4. Step 4 – Uploading Supplementary Files: Supplementary file should be uploaded including Covering/Submission Letter, and Signed Copyright Transfer Agreement Form. Therefore, click on Browse button, choose the files, and then click on Upload button.
  5. Step 5 – Confirming the Submission:  Author should final check the uploaded manuscript documents in this step. To submit the paper to Management and Economics Journal (MEC-J), click Finish Submission button after the documents are true. The corresponding author or the principal contact will receive an acknowledgment by email and will be able to view the submission’s progress through the editorial process by logging in to the journal web address site. 

After this submission, Authors who submit the paper will get a confirmation email about the submission. Therefore, Authors are able to track their submission status at any time by logging in to the online submission interface. The submission tracking includes the status of manuscript review and editorial process.

7. Author Fee (Page Charge)
Management and Economics Journal (MEC-J) is an open access international journal.  No submission fees are charged for accepted papers.

8. User Rights
All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.  
9. Preparation Guideline of texts
9.1. General Organization of Paper

The paper will be published in Management and Economics Journal (MEC-J) after the peer-reviewed process and decided “Accepted” by Editor. The final paper layout will be reproduced by Editorial Office of Management and Economics Journal (MEC-J).

The final paper layout in PDF type, known as “Uncorrected Proof” should be corrected by Author. The final corrected proof will be published first in “Article In Press” pre-issue.
Paper document submitted to this journal (in one MS Word or PDF file) should be arranged as follow:

  1. Body text of paper article
  2. Figure Captions and Table Captions

All illustrations of any kind must be submitted as sequentially numbered figures, one to a page. Although high-resolution images are not required for the initial refereeing stage, if the essay is subsequently selected for publication then all figures and tables will need to be provided at the highest quality in digital format. When symbols, arrows, numbers or letters are used to identify parts of illustrations they must be clearly identified by a key in the figure legend, rather than in the figure itself. Similarly, internal scales, staining or processing of the figure must be explained where appropriate. Figure legends should be listed sequentially on a separate page. In all cases where the author is not the owner of the copyright of the figures, written permission must be obtained from the copyright holder(s) to reproduce the figures in this journal.

Each table must be typed, and consecutively numbered. They should have a brief informative title placed as a heading. Tables should be understandable without reference to the text, but they should be referred to in the text. The explanatory caption should be brief and placed beneath the table. Please note that numbering of tables should differ from the numbering of figures.
Paper content should, in general, be organized in the following order: Title; Authors Name; Authors Affiliation; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Method (for research-based articles); Content/Results and Discussion; Conclusions; and References.

9.2. Paper Title
This is your opportunity to attract the reader’s attention. Remember that readers are the potential authors who will cite your article. Identify the main issue of the paper. Begin with the subject of the paper. Do not contain infrequently-used abbreviations.

The title of the paper must be concise, specific, informative, and complete, not exceed 10 words (Trebuchet ms 14 capital bold)

9.3. Authors Name and Affiliations
Write Author(s) names without title and professional positions such as Prof, Dr, Production Manager, etc. Do not abbreviate your last/family name. Always give your First and Last names (Full Name). Write clear affiliation of all Authors. Affiliation includes name of department/unit, (faculty), name of university, address, country, including email address. Author names should be in Square721 BT 9 Bold. Author affiliations should be in Square721 BT 8.

9.4. Abstract and Keywords
Abstract should stand alone, means that no citation in abstract. Consider it the advertisement of your article. Abstract should tell the prospective reader what you did and highlight the key findings. Avoid using technical jargon and uncommon abbreviations. You must be accurate, brief, clear and specific. Use words which reflect the precise meaning, Abstract should be precise and honest, summarising the significant points of the paper.Please follow word limitations (200 words).

9.5. Introduction
In Introduction, Authors should state the objectives of the work at the end of introduction section. Before the objective, Authors should provide an adequate background, and very short literature survey in order to record the existing solutions/method, to show which is the best of previous researches, to show the main limitation of the previous researches, to show what do you hope to achieve (to solve the limitation), and to show the scientific merit or novelties of the paper. Avoid a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. The introduction should clearly state the purpose of the paper. It should include key references to appropriate work but should not be an historical or literature review.
9.6. Method (for research based articles)
When journal paper are research-based articles, specific methods should be used for the research briefly, clearly, and concisely.
9.7. Content /Result and Discussion
Content is the body of paper, consists of subtitle that representing the discussion of the paper. Results should be clear and concise. The results should summarize (scientific) findings rather than providing data in great detail. The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

In discussion, it is the most important section of your article. Here you get the chance to sell your data. Make the discussion corresponding to the results, but do not reiterate the results. Often should begin with a brief summary of the main scientific findings (not experimental results). The following components should be covered in the discussion: How do your results relate to the original question or objectives outlined in the Introduction section (what)? Do you provide interpretation scientifically for each of your results or findings presented (why)? Are your results consistent with what other investigators have reported (what else)?
9.8. Conclusion
Conclusions should answer the objectives of the research. Tells how your work advances the field from the present state of knowledge. Without clear Conclusions, reviewers and readers will find it difficult to judge the work, and whether or not it merits publication in the journal. Do not repeat the Abstract, or just list experimental results. Provide a clear scientific justification for your work, and indicate possible applications and extensions. You should also suggest future experiments and/or point out those that are underway.
9.9. References
[1]. A full list of all notes and references should be provided at the end of the paper. The written of the journal references use APA format. Please use Mendeley program to make the citation work easier. Journal references should include all authors' names and initials, year of publication, title of paper, journal titles in full, volume number and first and last page numbers[2]. References to books should include their edition, and all editor(s) and all relevant authors, publisher and place of publication[3]. It is the authors' responsibility to check the accuracy of references. Examples: 

Supriyanto, Achmad Sani dan Maharani, Vivin. 2013.  Metode Penelitian Sumber Daya Manusia Teori, Kuisoner, dan Analisis Data. Malang: UIN Malang Press.

Sani, Achmad. 2013. Role of Procedural Justice, Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction on Job Performance: The  Mediating Effect of Organizational Citizenship Behavior. International Journal of Business and Management. Vol. 8 (15), Pp. 25-35.

 11. Conventions
Use only recommended SI units. Numerals should be used for all numbers of two or more digits, and for single digits when attached to units of measure. Abbreviations should be defined in parentheses after their first mention in the text in accordance with internationally agreed rules.
12. Copyright
It is a condition of publication that authors assign copyright or license the publication rights in their articles to Management and Economics Journal (MEC-J). Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources.


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

License and Copyright Agreement

In submitting the manuscript, the authors certify that:

  1. The work described has not been formally published before, except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, thesis, or overlay journal. 
  2. That it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere,
  3. That its publication has been approved by all the author(s) and by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – of the institutes where the work has been carried out.
  4. They secure the right to reproduce any material that has already been published or copyrighted elsewhere.
  5. They agree to the following license and copyright agreement.


Authors who publish with Management and Economics Journal (MEC-J) agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-SA 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. 
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.


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