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JBU Editorial Guidelines

Abstract: 100–150 words
An abstract must be included within the manuscript, summarizing the work’s subject and goal.

Keywords: 5–10 keywords
A list of 5–10 keywords (i.e. common indexing terms) appearing in the manuscript and related to its main thrust, must be added to the abstract.

Length: 5,000–8,000 words for manuscripts
Exceptions can be made depending on form as well as context, based on each JBU issue.

Copy Editing and Proofreading: Manuscripts should be grammatically and stylistically adequate. Text is to be single-spaced with left justification, and in Times New Roman 12pt font. No major changes, with the exception of grammatical, typographical, and reference list corrections will be accepted. Final manuscripts are to be submitted in final format and ready for publication.

MathType: MathType must be used for all equation formatting. Neither LaTex files, nor Metafiles will be accepted for publication.

Symbols and Letters: Symbols and letters must be consistent in their formatting throughout the manuscript (i.e. Italics as seen in each equation for the common symbol x).

Subhead Divisions: Subheads should not be numbered. All subheadings are required to be formatted in Bold, 14pt.

Images: Images are to be submitted separately, in TIFF format, and according the order they appear in the manuscript. Corresponding placement for all images in the manuscript must be identified with text. Copyrighted images (including screenshots, figures, tables, graphics, etc.) that are included in your manuscript have permission to be edited in JBU. Captions for any copyrighted images are to be added to the manuscript. Please keep in mind that it is your responsibility to obtain written permission on any copyrighted images in your article.

Endnotes: Endnotes will be placed at the end of the manuscript following the reference list. No footnotes. 15–20 references at a minimum are preferred. All references listed at the end of your article must be quoted throughout the text.

APA and JBU House Style: Please adhere to the APA Style Guide for citations. Changes in regard to capitalization, block quotes, bulleted and numbered lists, as well as placement of images, may be adjusted during the typesetting phase.

File Format: Please submit final manuscripts as a Microsoft Word document. Please include names and e-mails of each author from the corresponding manuscript.

Copyright: Author’s Warranty and Transfer of Copyright Agreement is to be sent to the Editor-in-Chief. This document must be original.


To submit a review of a textbook or a professional book, please review the following guidelines:

  1. Book reviews must not exceed 1,500 words
  2. Summarize the book and indicate the highlights, strengths, and weaknesses of the book
  3. Critique and constructively evaluate the authors’ work and not merely list the chapters’ contents
  4. Include the title of the book, author, publishing company, publication date and cover image of the book


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