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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • IPN Journal of Research and Practice in Public Sector Accounting and Management does not impose any charges on a submission or publication.

Author Guidelines

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

Manuscript Length

Manuscripts length should be in the range of 3,000 to 7,000 words, exclusive of tables, figures and appendices.


Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced on only one side of the paper.

Title Page
Include a separate title page with the title of the manuscript, author’s name, affiliation, address, phone number, fax number and email. All correspondence will be directed only to the first author.

An abstract of 150 to 250 words outlines the purpose, scope and conclusions of the manuscript as well as five selected keywords. If the manuscript is written in Bahasa Malaysia, an abstract in English should be provided. Authors must supply a structured abstract in their submission:
- Purpose (mandatory)
- Design/methodology/approach (mandatory)
- Findings (mandatory)
- Research limitations/implications (if applicable)
- Practical implication (if applicable)
- Social implications (if applicable)
- Originality/value (mandatory)

Figures and Tables
All figures (charts, graphs, drawings etc) and tables should be titled and numbered. Figures and Tables should supplement the text and not duplicate it.

Use a separate page for appendices (if required). Provide each appendix with a title.

Include an acknowledgement section to give appropriate recognition to all contributors.

Reference to other publication must be in American Psychological Association (APA) citation and format style and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency.