Informations for Authors

Manuscript style and format

Times New Roman 12-point font and A4 page setting should be used. Page numbers should be centred on the bottom margin. Top and left margins should be 1½ inches, and bottom and right margins 1 inch. Manuscripts should be double spaced.

Manuscript preparation

Title Page

The title page (first page) of the manuscript should include the title, the name(s) and affiliation(s) of author(s) and their postal address(es), phone number(s), fax number(s), and e-mail address(es). The title should be in bold type, upper case, single-spaced, centred across the top of the first page, in 14-point Times New Roman font. Other details should be single-spaced and centred below the title. In case of more than one author, the corresponding author should be indicated with an asterisk mark. Please note that the author name(s) must not appear anywhere else in the manuscript except on the title page and the reference list (if cited).


The second page should include a one-paragraph abstract of not more than 150 words and 3-5 key words. The abstract should include the objectives of the research, methods adopted, major findings, and conclusions in brief.


The text of the paper should begin on page 3. All body paragraphs should begin with a paragraph indent, and be fully justified. Wherever possible, authors should arrange the manuscripts in well-defined sections as appropriate for their work, such as introduction/background of the study, review of past studies/literature, context and methods of the study (when applicable), results and interpretations, and discussion and conclusion.

References and Appendices, printed on separate pages, should be arranged at the end of the manuscript. Page numbers should continue through all pages of the manuscript, including References and Appendices.

The word limit of a manuscript is 5000-10000 words (including Abstract, Keywords, Notes, References, Tables and Figures). A book review should be between 1200-1500 words.


CBJ allows authors to use three levels of headings. First-level headings should be flushed left, in bold type 14-point Times New Roman font; first letter of main words should be in upper case. Second-level headings should be flushed left and italicized; first letter of main words should be in upper case. Third-level headings should be indented and italicized; first letter of main words should be in upper case.  Use Arabic numbering to number first-level (e.g. 1) and second-level (e.g. 1.1) headings.


Tables should contain only horizontal lines. They should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numbering and must have corresponding references in the main text. Each table should be placed immediately after the paragraph in the text containing the first reference to it.

Figures and illustrations

All figures and illustrations, as in the case of tables, should be numbered consecutively as ‘Figures’ with corresponding references in the main text. Line drawings should be presented as camera-ready, using black ink only. Each figure should be placed immediately after the paragraph in the text containing the first reference to it.


CBJ uses American Psychological Association (APA) style guide for both in-text citations and reference list. The reference list should be presented at the end of the manuscript and the entries should be double spaced.


If authors wish to acknowledge financial support or any other assistance, a note can be added at the end of the main text prior to references.

Submission checklist

  1. Title page
  1. Abstract
  1. Main text
  1. Tables and Figures
  1. References
  1. Appendices
  1. Whole submission

CBJ will publish papers written only in English. Authors are advised to make sure that their manuscripts are in standard written English.

Editorial Policy

Any manuscript that does not conform to these instructions will be returned for required improvements. Manuscripts are considered with the understanding that their contents have not been published, nor are under consideration for publication elsewhere. However, presentation of a paper at an academic conference or professional meeting will not disqualify it from consideration, provided that the said conference/meeting does not own copyrights of the paper. Once published, copyrights of a paper will belong to the CBJ.


Contributors may submit their manuscripts to the Managing Editor via the “Submissions” link on this website or via email: