jpbafmcovernewManuscripts should be submitted electronically to where authors will be required to set up an online account on the FastTrack system powered by Cybersense. Submission of a manuscript implies a commitment by the author to publish in the journal, if the manuscript is accepted, and the editors assume that any manuscript submitted to JPBAFM is not currently under consideration by any other journal. Manuscripts should not exceed 30 pages including tables and figures. Manuscripts are subjected to blind peer review and require the author's name(s) and affiliation listed on a separate page. Any other identification, including any references in the manuscript, the notes, the title, and reference sections should be removed from the paper and listed on separate pages.

WRITING TIPS FOR ARTICLES. The general format of the manuscript should be as follows: title of article, names of author, abstract, and text.

The ABSTRACT should not have more than 120 words in length, covering (1) a statement of the background situation that led to the development of the manuscript; (2) a clear statement of the problem or the basic issues involved; (3) a brief summary of the key findings or conclusions of the research; and (4) a brief description of the methodology used.

Whenever possible, the text discussion should be divided into such major sections as INTRODUCTION, METHODS, RESULTS, DISCUSSION, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, and REFERENCES. Manuscripts should be submitted typed, double-spaced, on one side only. The entire typing area on the title page should be four and one-half inches wide by five and one-half inches long. The major headings should be separated from the text by two lines of space above and one line of space below. Each heading should be in capital letters, centered, and in bold. Secondary headings, if any, should be flush with the left margin, in bold characters, and have the first letter of all main words capitalized. Leave two lines of space above and one line of space below secondary headings. All manuscripts should be left- and right-hand margin justified.

MANUSCRIPT LENGTH AND FORMATThe journal’s preferred manuscript length is 20-25 double-spaced pages, exclusive of tables. Authors should submit articles with tables and figures already embedded in the text. It is important to remove any possible identifiers such as name, institutional affiliation, or previous citations, which might violate double-blind review. While the editorial staff will check for such identifiers, our expedited review process is greatly facilitated by their removal prior to submission.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS of collaboration, sources of research funds, and address changes for an author should be listed in a separate section at the end of the paper after the section on References.

EXPLANATORY FOOTNOTES should be kept to a minimum and be numbered consecutively throughout the text and aggregated in sequence under the heading NOTES, at the end of the text but before REFERENCES.

REFERENCES. The references section serves to provide the reader with sufficient information so that he or she can easily locate the work cited in the research. Overall, each reference should include the following information author(s)’ name (first name, middle initial, and last name); title of work; journal, serial, proceedings, or book in which the work was published; volume and number of the issue [example: volume 1, number 1 would appear as 1(1)]; date the work was published; page numbers (in the case of journals, serials, and proceedings). See for detailed manuscript instructions.

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