Guideline and Policies

Publication Ethics

  • Authorship and Contribution: JBSER follows the principle of authorship based on substantial contributions to the research and manuscript preparation. All listed authors should have made significant contributions and agreed to the final version of the manuscript.
  • Plagiarism: Authors must ensure that their work is original and properly cited. The similarity of 15% is acceptable. A single source of reference should not exceed to 5%.
  • Data and Results: Authors are responsible for the accuracy and integrity of their research data. Manipulation or fabrication of data is considered unacceptable.
  • Conflicts of Interest: Authors should disclose any potential conflicts of interest that may influence their research or the interpretation of results.
  • Acknowledgment of Sources: Authors must properly cite and acknowledge the works of others that have been used in their research.
  • Corrections and Retractions: JBSER encourages authors to promptly correct any errors or inaccuracies discovered in their published work. In case of serious misconduct or errors, retractions may be issued.
  • Editorial Independence: The editorial decisions of JBSER are based on the quality, originality, and relevance of the research, without any influence from external factors.

Author Guidelines

  • Format: Manuscripts should be prepared in a standard electronic format (e.g., Microsoft Word) with clear and legible text.
  • The manuscript first page should contain the manuscript title (it should be centered and bold letters), authors name(s) (Corresponding author details should be clearly indicated), affiliations, and an abstract (a structured abstract summarizing the objective, methods, results, and conclusions of the research. It should not exceed 200 words).
  • The manuscript should not exceed 7000 words, including references.
  • Keywords: Author(s) should provide a list of relevant keywords (maximum five) that describe the main topics or themes of the research.
  • Headings: The author(s) should use level one headings (Bold) for Introduction, Literature review, Methodology, Results & Discussion and Conclusion and should followed by level two, (Bold &Italic) and level three (Italic) subheadings.
  • References: Authors should follow APA format for references. In-text citations and a reference list should be included.
  • Tables and Figures: The tables and figure should be place within text rather than at the end of manuscript.

Peer Review Policy

JBSER employs a rigorous peer review process to ensure the quality and validity of published research. Upon submission, manuscripts undergo a thorough evaluation by experts in the respective field. Peer reviewers provide feedback on the scientific merit, methodology, interpretation of results, and overall contribution of the research. The review process is blind review, where the identities of authors and reviewers are kept confidential. Based on the reviewers' feedback, the editor-in-chief or editor makes a decision regarding acceptance, revision, or rejection of the manuscript. Authors are provided with reviewers' comments and are given an opportunity to revise their work accordingly. The peer review process aims to uphold the integrity and credibility of the published research in JBSER.