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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, RTF, or WordPerfect 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

JDBT (Journal of Digital Business and Technology) is a proper media for publication of papers in Digital Business  and Marketing. Manuscripts reporting experimentation or research in relevant field will be accepted for review.


An acceptable manuscript should meet the following general criteria: it reports a worthwhile contribution to science; the methodology used is accurately explained with sufficient detail so that other capable scientists could repeat the experiments; conclusions are supported by data included in results and discussion; the manuscript should be concise, well written, and understandable.


Manuscript should be uploaded to the JDBT journal system and arranged completely based on the JDBT template paper containing title, authors, affiliation and email, abstract, keywords, introduction, literature review, methods, results, discussion, conclusion, acknowledgment and references. Besides, the manuscript should be typed in A4-size paper, in a single column, and 1.0 single space line, 11 point Times New Roman font. Margins on all four sides are 2,5 cm.


The title of the paper should be concise, clear and informative describing the contents of the research. Avoid abbreviations and formula as possible.


Manuscript has main author and co authors with full name of the author and co-authors (no abbreviation), includes affiliation(s) and email addresses clearly.


The abstract comes after title page in the manuscript. Abstract must be written in maximum 180 words and divided into purpose, methods, results, limitation, and contribution.References should be avoided. Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided.


The keywords should be avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes. Keywords should not be more than 7 words or phrases in alphabetical order.


Provide background of the study in easy words. In this section author should discuss the research problem in very clear words. Also discuss the motivation of the study. Provide in-text references in APA style for all the facts that are presented here.


Related work of previous researchers should be presented. Minimum 10-15 good and recent works should be presented. This section can be merged with introduction section as well. Here author can discuss the research gap that this study is going or willing to cover. Provide intext citation in APA style. (Harris, M. 2001)


Present the materials, methods, survey, questionnaire etc. used for the study. Author should explain whether this study is experimental, or review study, or simulation based or survey based. Discuss software, hardware’s used during study with their brand names. Mention all research conditions, assumptions, theories followed. This section should be easy enough for any reader to repeat the study under similar conditions. 


Provide logical, and scientific analysis of findings of the study. Present evidences to support your analysis by citing work of earlier researchers or existing theories.


Conclusion should be written in very clear words. It should explain how the objectives of the study are accomplished.


Author should present list of acknowledgement at the end. Any financial or nonfinancial support for the study should be acknowledged. 


  1. All references should be in APA style and presented inside the main body of article.
  2. You should attach at least 15 references.
  3. Every in-text citation should be hyperlinked to reference
  4. References should be in last decade.
  5. The use of primary source for the references is strongly recommended.
  6. Using the application/software for referencing such as Mendeley, EndNote, and etc. is strongly recommended.
  7. All references should be mentioned inside the article in the form of In-text reference.
  8. Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work.
  9. Journal names and book titles should be italicized.

Eg. Li, S., & Seale, C. (2007). Learning to do qualitative data analysis: An

observational study of doctoral work. Qualitative Health Research, 17(10), 1442-1452.

For more detail guidelines for Referencing, visit


  • Use free or payment model of to improve English correctness of the manuscript.
  • Use software e.g. Endnote to ease referencing
  • Use good quality image and give caption below image Fig 1: ………….
  • Caption for table should be above the table. Like Table 1: …….

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