Call for papers

The Middle East Journal of Business has an international peer review process and accepts papers from international sources as well as the Middle East and South Asia region.

Review this checklist carefully to ensure that your manuscript is complete and conforms to MEJB manuscript submission guidelines.

Submit manuscript and all materials as one electronic file, except for tables and figures. Each table and figure must be a separate file.

  1. Include a cover letter, with required statements, signed by all authors
  2. Double-space the entire manuscript, and print on one side of page
  3. Number all pages, but do not include a running header/footer

All submissions should have:

Corresponding author contact information
Sources of support
Prior presentation
Word count
Numbers of tables and figures
Date of manuscript submission.

Please email your article to any of the following:

Lesley Pocock
Chief Editor - International

A. Abyad, MD, MPH, AGSF
Chief Editor - Middle East


Submission of manuscripts

Journal and newspaper articles
General forms (when DOIs are assigned, use them):
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (year). Article title. Journal Title,
volume number(issue number), page numbers. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (year). Article title. Journal Title,
volume number(issue number), page numbers. Retrieved from
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (year). Article title. Journal Title,
volume number(issue number), page numbers.

Type Examples
Journal articles with a DOI (Digital Object Identifier)

A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is a unique name assigned by the International DOI Foundation that provides a persistant link to its location on the Internet.
When a DOI is available, no further retrieval information is needed to locate the content.
Make every effort to locate the DOI - it may not be immediately obvious.
Radford, M. (2001). Aesthetic and religious awareness
among pupils: Similarities and differences. British
Journal of Music Education, 18(2), 151-159.
Rindermann, H., & Ceci, S. J. (2009). Educational policy
and country outcomes in international cognitive
competence studies. Perspectives on Psychological
Science, 4(6), 551-568. doi:10.111/j.1745-6924.
Online journal articles without a DOI (when a DOI is not available)

If no DOI is assigned, give the URL of the journal home page if the article is available there.
Even if you obtain your article from an online database or another source, try to locate the URL of the journal's home page that provides access to the article.
Russell-Bowie, D. (2010). Cross-national comparisons of
background and confidence in visual arts and music
education of pre-service primary teachers. Australian
Journal of Teacher Education, 35(4), 65-78. Retrieved
Voogt, J. (2010). A blended in-service arrangement for
supporting science teachers in technology integration.
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 18(1),
83-109. Retrieved from
If you are unable to locate the DOI or the journal's home page and the article was obtained from one of the University's limited circulation database subscriptions, use the URL for the journal's entry/search page within the database (or the database's overall search page if that is not available).
Powell, D. E. (1990). Home-based intervention of
preschoolers with emotional disturbances and
autism. Preventing School Failure, 34(4), 41-45.
Retrieved from
Online newspaper articles. Give the URL of the home page.
McMahon, S. (2010, July 19). Fund new Victorian era.
Herald Sun. Retrieved from
Newspaper articles from a database (if the article is not available from the newspaper's home/search page). Give the URL of the database's entry/search page. Include page number(s) if available.
Susskind, A. (1986, September 2). Academic blast for English
class texts. Sydney Morning Herald, 1. Retrieved from|nep=hp
Newsletter articles. The exact URL of the article can be used.
Print articles without a DOI

Coltheart, M., & Prior, M. (2006). Learning to read in
Australia. Australian Journal of Learning Disabilities,
11(4), 157-164.
If a magazine or newsletter does not use volume numbers, include the month, season or other designation with the year.
Beemster, M. (2008, December). Saving the Southern Bell
Frog. Australian Landcare, 27-29.
For daily or weekly newspapers, include the day and precede the page numbers with p. or pp.
Parker, K. (2008, December 3). Plea for languages.
Koori Mail, pp. 19-20.
Murray, E. (2001, May 9). Refugee crisis! [Letter to the
editor]. Weekend Australian, p. A13.
New drug appears to sharply cut risk of death from heart
failure. (1993, July 15). The Washington Post, pp.
A12, A14, A16-A17.
For articles with no identified author, in text use a short title in double quotation marks (or the full title if it is short) for the parenthetical citation: ("New Drug", 1993, July 15). See the citing in text section of this guide for more detail.
Up to seven authors

List all author's names.
Dyer, B., Pizzorno, C. C., Qu, K., Valach, L., Marshall,
S. K., & Young, R. A. (2010). Unconscious processes
in a career counselling case: An action-theoretical
perspective. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling,
38(3), 343-362. doi:10.1080/15388220.2010.483182
More than seven authors

List the first six and then the last.
Vaillancourt, T., Trinh, V., McDougall, P., Duku, E.,
Cunningham, L., Cunningham, C., ... Short, K.
(2010). Optimizing population screening of bullying
in school-aged children. Journal of School Violence,
9(3), 233-250. doi:10.1080/03069885.1010.482395
In-text: (Vaillancourt et al., 2010).
No authors

If there is no author, move the article title to the author position.
In brief. (2010). Harvard Heart Letter, 20(12), 7. Retrieved
In-text: ("In brief", 2010).
If a work is signed "Anonymous", begin the entry with the word Anonymous as if it were a true name.
Group authors

Full official names of group authors such as associations or government agencies should be used. Parent bodies precede subdivisions. File by the first significant word.
Australia. Department of Family and Community
Services. (2003, Spring-Summer). The role of
families in an ageing Australia. Family Matters,
(66), 46-53. Retrieved from
British Medical Association. (2007). British Medical
Association expert witness guidance. Clinical Risk,
13(4), 143-146. doi:10.1258/13562620778125112
University of Queensland. Department of Social Work.
(1998). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health:
Current policy issues. Australian Journal of Indigenous
Education, 26(1), 18-24.
Reviews, peer commentary and abstracts

Identify the type of medium being reviewed in [ ] brackets (including author names) as required.
If the details of the item being reviewed are clear from the title of the review, no additional explanatory material in brackets is needed.
If the review is untitled, use the bracketed information as the title.
Boyd, W. (2010). Man as an island. [Review of the
book William Golding, by John Carey]. Retrieved
Morris, S. (2008). Henry Giroux - urgently necessary and
necessarily urgent: An essay review [Review of the
book Against the terror of neoliberalism: Politics beyond
the age of greed]. Education Review, 11(3). Retrieved
Handler, L. (1996). John Exner and the book that started it all:
A review of "The Rorschach systems". Journal of Personality
Assessment, 66(3), 650-658. Retrieved from http://web.
Harrington, J. J. (2008). [Review of the book The blackboard
and the bottom line: Why schools can't be businesses,
by L. Cuban]. Retrieved from
Barr, H. (2006). DVD review. [Review of the DVD Patient
voices, produced by Pilgrim Projects and the NHS Clinical
Governance Team, 2005]. Journal of Interprofessional Care,
20(2), 195. doi:10.1080/13561820600600782
Brooks, B. L., Sherman, M. S., & Strauss, E. (2010). Test review:
NEPSY-II: A developmental neuropsychological assessment,
second edition. [Review of the test NEPSY-II, by M. Korkman,
U. Kirk & S. Kemp]. Child Neuropsychology, 16(1), 80-101.
Ackerman, J. M., & Bargh, J. A. (2010). The purpose-driven life:
Commentary on Kenrick et al. (2010). [Peer commentary on
the journal article "Rennovating the pyramid of needs:
Contemporary extensions built upon ancient foundations"].
Perspectives on Psychological Science, 5(3), 323-326.
Colliver, J. A. (2002). Commentary on Cicchetti's "Reliability
of peer review". Teaching and Learning in Medicine,
14(3),142-143. Retrieved from http://www.informaworld.
Abstract as an original source.
Pedder, D., & Opfer, V. D. (2010). Planning and organisation
of teachers' Continuous Professional Development in
schools in England [Abstract]. Curriculum Journal, 21(4),
433. doi:10.1080/09585176.2010.529652
Lim, J. M. (2010). Commenting on research results in applied
linguistics and education: A comparative genre-based
investigation. Journal of English for Academic Purposes,
9(4), 280. Abstract retrieved from

Web documents and sites
As with any published reference, the goals of a citation to online material are to credit the author and to enable the reader to find the material.
When citing Internet sources, observe the following guidelines:
- Follow previous sections for format of author, date, and title elements.
- The date element should indicate the year of publication or, if the source undergoes regular revision, the most recent update.
- Direct readers as closely as possible to the information being cited; whenever possible, reference specific documents rather than home or menu pages.
- Include retrieval dates where the source material is likely to change over time.
- Provide addresses that work where possible.
When citing entire websites, it is sufficient to give the address of the site in the text only (e.g. Comprehensive information about the University can be found at, or, the University of Southern Queensland website ( gives comprehensive information). Specific information from a site, or parts of a site, need to be cited as follows:

Type Examples
Author and date known

General form (include a retrieval date if the source material is likely to change over time):
Author, A. A. (year). Title of work. Retrieved month day,
year, from source.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2011).
Australia's health 2004. Retrieved from http://www.aihw.
Allen, D. (2004). Dealing with your meeting notes. Retrieved
American Psychological Association. (2008). HIV Office on
Psychology Education (HOPE). Retrieved June 24, 2008,
No author given

General form:
Title of work. (year). Retrieved month day, year, from source.
Psychological perspectives (n.d.). Retrieved June 2,
2001, from

Processing fee
A processing fee of $US350 will be charged. This fee includes the cost of 'Plain English' review.

Middle East Journal of Business - Code of Ethics
Middle East Journal of Business is a peer reviewed journal, published to advance ethical and sustainable business in the Middle East region and to share research and clinical study between nations of the Middle East and between the Middle East and the rest of the world.

Middle East Journal of Business has an extensive Editorial Board drawn from the region and the world.

Middle East Journal of Business respects all cultures, religions and people.

Middle East Journal of Business is available free online and thus is universally available including to individuals, groups, or populations.

Middle East Journal of Business actively seeks articles of specific interest or educational value to the region and focuses on sustainable and ethical business.

Middle East Journal of Business has no allegiance to any commercial or political organisations.

Middle East Journal of Business requires that authors report any conflict of interest and posts any such declaration in each of the authors' chapters.

Middle East Journal of Business encourages articles of the highest quality but also accepts articles that seek to improve the human condition, and that outline areas of socio-political deficit.

While the Middle East Journal of Business accepts advertising; all such advertising is accepted on the grounds that any products and services mentioned are correct in and that the carrying of such advertising does not endorse any product or service depicted in such.

Please email your interest to either of the following:

Lesley Pocock
Chief Editor - International

Eric Van Genderen
Associate Editor

A. Abyad, MD, MPH, AGSF
Chief Editor - Middle East