Manuscripts should be written as accurately as possible and should be typed in double-spacing on one side of an A4 paper with margins at least 25mm. Each manuscript should not exceed 25 pages. Manuscripts will be reviewed by a panel of referees. Comments will be made available to the contributors without disclosing the referees’ names. The first page of your paper should contain tile title, name(s), affiliation(s), address(es), telephone number(s), fax number(s) and email address(es).

Review of Manuscript

All contributions are refereed. Authors wishing an anonymous review should submit a separate title page.


Footnotes should not be used. Endnotes should be used instead.

Cover Letter

Manuscripts should be accompanied by a covering letter stating that the material has not been published, and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.


The abstract should be brief, self-contained, explicit, and should not exceed 200 words. Local contributors are required to submit two (2) abstracts, one in Malay and the other in English.


References should be carefully checked. The references are to be cited in the text in the author-date format-APA style (6th Edition). A reference list, only of work cited, should be provided at the end of the text arranged in alphabetical order. Examples of the format for books and journals are follows:

Journal Article, One Author

Burns, J. (2004). The dynamics of accounting change: Inter-play between new practises, routines, institutions, power, and politics. Accounting, Auditing, and Accountability Journal, 13(5), 566-96.

Journal Article, Two Authors

Burns, J., & Scapens, R. (2004). Conceptualising management accounting change: An institutionalist frame work. Management Accounting Research, 11(1), 3-25.

Book, Two Authors

Emmanuel, C. & Otley, D. (1990). Accounting for management control. London: Chapman and Hall.

Edited Book

Clegg. S. & Hardy, C. (1996). Conclusions: Representations. In S. C. Clegg, V. G. Hardy, & W. Nord (Eds.), Handbook of organisational studies. London: Sage, 59-71.

Electronic Sources

Fredrickson, B. L. (2000, March 7). Cultivating positive emotions to optimise health and well-being. Prevention & Treatment, 3, Article 0001. Retrieved November 20, 2000, from


Full journal title should be used, for the first citation in any article. Accepted abbreviations or acronyms may be used for subsequent citations.


Tables should be numbered with Arabic numerals.


Illustrations must be in a camera-ready form. Captions should be typed double-spaced in sequence on a separate sheet of paper. Photographs, if any, should be large, clear, glossy prints, showing high-contrast. Each should be identified on the back, complete with the author’s name and the number of the illustrations.


Contributors must provide their full names, academic qualifications, and addresses. A contributor will receive a complimentary copy of issues in which his/her article appears and 10 off-prints.

Kindly download JTOM Paper Template here.

Submission of Manuscript

Manuscript and enquiries should be directed to:
Chief Editor JTOM,
School of Technology Management and Logistics,
UUM College of Business,
Universiti Utara Malaysia,
06010 UUM Sintok, Kedah Darul Aman,