Guidelines for Authors

The title of the paper together with the author’s name, address, affiliation and a contact telephone number should appear on an introductory page, separate from the text (and title again) of the paper. In case of more than one author, full correspondence details – postal address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address – of the ‘corresponding author’ should be furnished. Brief resume of (each) author in one or two paras must accompany the manuscript in a separate sheet.

Manuscripts should include an Abstract of no more than 130 words, and up to six keywords which between them should characterise the paper. All pages of the paper must be numbered at bottom. Manuscripts – typed (font face) Times New Roman, size 12 on 1.5 spaces – should not exceed 27 pages, including abstract, notes, tables, figures, charts and references.

The author(s) must arrange permission for the reproduction of any material, tables and illustrations within the manuscript. They should note that materials submitted to the Journal of Social Business (JSB) must be their own and original work. These must not have already appeared in another publication and must not be submitted for publication elsewhere while under consideration by JSB. Contributors are fully responsible to ascertain that their contributions do not violate intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights of others, including copyright, trademark, patent or trade secrets.    

House Style: Presentation and Format

The JSB uses UK English spelling. Numbers from zero to nine should be written out; numerals should be used for all other numbers.

Broad division and section headings should be clearly marked in the text where appropriate. Any quotations should appear in single marks, with quotations that exceed 40 words indented in the text. Notes should be placed at the bottom of each page as footnotes. Author’s acknowledgement should be given at the end of the paper under a separate subtitle – Acknowledgement.

Statistical tables should be submitted on separate sheets (not in the text). Each row and column should be clearly labelled with appropriate headings, units of measurement, etc. Vertical lines should not be used in tables, and horizontal lines should be kept to a minimum.

Clear copies of artwork (preferably the originals) for figures in a finished format suitable for reproduction should be supplied. Figures will not normally be redrawn by the publisher. Any colour figures will normally be reproduced in black and white. Figures should be clearly drawn with clearly marked axes. Tables and figures should be numbered by Arabic numerals. After a positive review outcome of the manuscript, the author(s) will be required to resubmit tables, figures or graphs/charts separately as picture files (jpg) – each table/figure/graph/diagram must be a greyscale jpg at least 180ppi. The positions of tables, figures, graphs, charts, etc should be clearly marked in the text. 

Bibliographical References

Bibliographical references should be carefully checked for accuracy. Every reference cited in the article must be listed in the References section in alphabetical order and style as examples follow:

Sinclair, Hugh (2012): Confessions of a Microfinance Heretic: How Microlending Lost Its Way and Betrayed the Poor, July, San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc.

Spainhower, Kirsten (2011): “Twin Labs: Silicon Valley and BRAC”, Journal of Social Business, Vol. 1, No. 3, October, Pp61-64.

Yunus, M, Moingeon, B and Lehmann-Ortega, L (2010): “Building Social Business Models: Lessons from the Grameen Experience”, Long Range Planning, Vol. 43, No. 2-3, April-June, Pp308-325.

 Submission of Manuscripts

 Manuscripts should be submitted electronically in MS Word Rich Text Format as Nonpdf version. All submissions should be emailed to:

 Zasheem Ahmed, PhD (Econ)
Managing Editor
Journal of Social Business
The Centre for Development (CfD)
Glasgow University Union Complex
32 University Avenue
Glasgow G12 8LX, Scotland