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Submission Guidelines and Policies

Submission Guidelines

Submissions to the Cyrus Chronicle Journal (CCJ) should be no more than 7000 words and are subject to certain standard tests. Authors should email manuscripts in Microsoft Word format (not as latex or PDF) to

By submitting a paper, authors agree:

  • To allow the CCJ to test for originality;
  • That the paper has not been submitted for publication elsewhere, whether in English or another language;
  • Any conflict of interest will be disclosed directly to the Editor-in-Chief or with a disclaimer in the body of the manuscript.
  • Accepted papers copyright will be transferred to the Journal.
  • Those who have made substantial and direct intellectual contribution to the conception, design, and analysis of a manuscript should be warranted authorship, thus included as co-authors.

Title/Abstract page:

  • The manuscript should start with a page that includes the title and an abstract of up to 500 words.
  • The title/abstract should not contain any information that identifies the author(s).
  • Keywords: Include at least five keywords

The body of the paper:

To ensure compliance with the journal double-blind peer review process, authors should remove identifying information in the body of the paper. In addition, authors should remove identifying information from the document’s body and properties. Below is only a RECOMMENDED organizational format for a paper.

  • I. Introduction: state clearly the objective of the paper and its research approach and method.
  • II. Literature Review: limit this to the articles, books, and other sources that have a direct relationship to the paper’s subject.
  • III. Theoretical Model: explain the potential usefulness of any theoretical model used.
  • IV. Empirical Section: provide appropriate citations to the statistical methods and procedure used.
  • V. Conclusion: summarize key findings, their importance to the field, and any potential for further research.
  • Reference – should not be numbered. They must be listed alphabetically

Style of presentation:

  • The text should be 1.15 spaced and fully justified, with 1-inch margins (2½ cm) on all sides.
  • References, Footnotes, and appendices should be single spaced. NO Endnotes.
  • Font type should be 11-point Times New Roman.
  • Pagination should start with the Abstract Page.
  • Use footnotes; they should be concise and 10 – point Times New Roman.
  • Citations to the literature should be included in the text, for example: “Several studies (AAA and & BBB, 1976; CCC, 2003a, 2003b) concur with this finding”.
  • For articles with more than THREE co-authors, cite the first author’s last name followed by “et al.” For a direct quotation give author’s last name, date and page number, for example, “XYZ, 2000, 50”. All co-authors names’ should be cited in the Reference section.
  • Figures and tables should be placed at the end.


  • Journal/Periodical articles

Asgary, Nader and Li, G. (2015). ”Corporate Social Responsibility: Its Economic Impact and Link to the Bullwhip Effect” Journal of Business Ethics, 81, 1, 223–234.

Walle H. Alf (2017). “Diversity and Equity in the Middle East: Beyond Anomie and Dysfunction,” Cyrus Chronicle Journal: Contemporary Economic and Management Studies in Asia and Africa, Vol. 2, 1, 21-33.

Financial Times. (1996). “Survey – Czech Republic: Message from the people. December 6, 3.

  • Books Dunning, John H., Ed. (2003). Making Globalization Good: The Moral Challenge of Global Capitalism. Oxford University Press.

Stiglitz, Joseph E. (2006). Making Globalization Work. W. W. Norton.

Tagi Sagafi-nejad, in collaboration with John H. Dunning (2008). The UN and Transnational Corporations: From Code of Conduct to Global Compact (Indiana University Press for the UN Intellectual History Project).

Rainey, Hal G. (2014). Understanding and Managing Public Organizations. Jossey-Bass.

  • Chapter in Edited Book Rainey, Hal G. (1993). “Toward a Theory of Goal Ambiguity in Public Organizations”. In J. L. Perry, ed., Research in Public Administration, Vol. 2, pp. 278–294. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.

CCJ Statement of Editorial Policy

Authors, Reviewers and Editors of the Cyrus Chronicle Journal (CCJ) are encouraged to read the journal policies outlined below. Any questions or concerns should be addressed to the Editor‐in‐Chief or the Associate Editors.

Cyrus Chronicle Journal (CCJ) follows the Core Practices and Principles of Transparency and Best Practices in Scholarly Publishing established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), at

Author fees: There are no submission or publication fees.

Publishing schedule: CCJ publishes two issues per year. Each issue consists of 3-5 articles.

ISSN: 2573-5691 (Online)

It is the responsibility of the author(s) to obtain all necessary and required copyright permissions for the use of third-party materials such as figures, tables, photographs, illustrations, trade literature and data, in their manuscript. These permissions must be included with the submission, when applicable.

Archiving – All the submitted manuscripts are archived.

Statement on Plagiarism and Self‐Plagiarism

When submitting a manuscript to CCJ, authors agree that:

  • The submitted work is the original work of the author(s). The manuscript should be free of any plagiarism or falsification of existing material. Authors are expected to explicitly cite others‘ work and ideas using APA style/format. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
  • The submitted work will not include recycled portions of previous writings without appropriately citing the work.
  • Submitted articles will be reviewed by Turnitin program to obtain a similarity report.

Open Access Policy

– CCJ permits any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, or link to its articles for scientific research, only. Users should explicitly cite the author(s) and the journal complete citation. Below is an example for citation.

El Jadidi, Jalila, Asgary, Nader and Weiss, Joseph (2017). “Cultural and Institutional Barriers for Western Educated Entrepreneurs in Morocco”, Cyrus Chronicle Journal: Contemporary Economic and Management Studies in Asia and Africa, Vol. 2, 2, 61-75.

Retraction Policy

– CCJ reserves the right to retract any article that has major scientific mistakes that invalidate the results of the manuscript’s conclusions. For example, if there is clear evidence that article results are untrustworthy because of misconduct such as data fabrication or unintended errors in estimations or calculations, the article will be retracted.

Double‐Blind Review Process

The CCJ follows a double-blind review process. The reviewers and the author(s) are anonymous. Only the Editor-in-Chief or an Associate Editor may know the names and affiliations of both parties. The Editor-in-Chief or the Associate Editor conducts an initial screening of any submitted paper to determine the relevance and alignment of the research topic to the journals scope, and communicates with the author(s). Authors receive comprehensive feedback within a period of up to six (6) months.

Advantages of a double-blind review

  • Author(s) anonymity limits reviewer potential bias, in any form such as gender, country of origin, academic affliction, and academic status.
  • CCJ may invite or consider publishing articles written by respected or well-known authors based on the content of thei’r papers. However, reviewers may identify the author through their writing style, subject matter or other characteristics.

Appeals and Complaints

The Editor-in-Chief or Associate Editor will follow the guidelines published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The Editor-in-Chief or Associate Editor will investigate the complaint thoroughly by collecting the relevant facts and evaluating different options for addressing the complaint. Once the complaint investigation is completed, the Editor-in-Chief or Associate Editor will decide on a course of action and provide feedback to the complainant. CCJ pledges to act timely and appropriately to converge to an ethical solution.