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Author Guidelines

Author Charge:
Submission and processing to the SEAM are free of charge. However, for articles that have been accepted for publication, authors are responsible for charges of professional proofreading before proceeding to the layout process.


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Journal Publishing Agreement


Submission of Manuscript

Manuscripts for submission should be complete in all respects, original in content, and have not previously published or being considered for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts must be written in English, complete with tables and/or figures, and should be submitted to the SEAM manuscript submission website. Articles should be between 6000 and 10000 words in length. This includes all text including references and appendices. The preferred format is as a Microsoft Word (Windows) document. If accepted, the manuscript must not be published elsewhere in the same form, either in English or another language, without the consent of the Editor and Publisher. Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a Journal Publishing Agreement (JPA).


Style of Manuscript

Manuscripts must be on A4 paper, with margins of 2.5cm on all four sides, the font should be 12-point Times New Roman and 1.5 spaced. Manuscripts should be ordered as follows:

  • Page 1 must contain a complete and succinct title; first name, middle initial, and surname of each author; affiliations, and email addresses of all authors for editorial correspondence regarding the manuscript and reprint requests.
  • Page 2 should contain the ‘Abstract' approximately 250 words. The abstract should be structured and include the objective, methods, results, and conclusions. The abstract should be followed by 5 to 7 keywords.
  • Page 3 onwards should include the following sections: Introduction, Literature Review, Research Methods, Results and Discussion, Managerial Implications in the South East Asian Context, Theoretical Implications, Conclusions, Acknowledgments (if any), Conflict of Interest Statement, References, Tables, and Figures. All statistical methods used for analysis should be described in detail in the methods section of the manuscript. Avoid relying solely on statistical hypothesis testing, such as p-values, which may fail to convey important information about study outcomes. Define all statistical terms, abbreviations, and symbols and specify which computer software was used.


Figures and Tables

Each illustration should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numbers and accompanied by a legend describing it. All illustrations must be submitted in a format suitable for reproduction across either a single column or an entire page. Each table should be clearly titled and labeled with a comprehensive legend. Tables should be numbered separately to illustrations using Arabic numbers i.e. Table 1, 2 etc. Statistical measures of variation such as SD and SEM etc. should be identified. Tables and graphics should be provided separately from the main text. Captions for the graphic content should be written below each figure and the title should be written above the table. Written permission must be obtained to reproduce any graphical content from another author and their publisher. Colour figures are accepted in certain circumstances, provided that the author is willing to cover the cost of publication.


The authors are responsible for the correct citation of the references used in their article. References should follow APA citation style. References should include the beginning and end page numbers of the journal from which it is cited. References used in the text, tables, and figures should be identified with Arabic numbers. Manuscripts written in languages other than English should be limited. List all authors names if there are six or less; when there are seven or more authors list the first six authors followed by et al. Examples of acceptable references are given below:

Journal article

Ahuja, G. (2000). The duality of collaboration: Inducements and opportunities in the formation of interfirm linkages. Strategic Management Journal, 21(3), 317-343.

Felstead, A., Jewson, N., Phizacklea, A., & Walters, S. (2002). Opportunities to work at home in the context of work-life balance. Human Resource Management Journal, 12(1), 54-76.

Hair, J. F., Black, W. C., Babin, B. J., Anderson, R. E., &Tatham, R. L. (2006). Multivariate data analysis. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education Inc


Use of Abbreviations and Acronyms

Acronyms and abbreviations are words that use either the first letter of multiple words or a shortened form of the original word. They are commonly used to help readers understand more complex terms in a scientific document and for ease of reading; a commonly used acronym is BOD for the Board of Directors. To help authors in the use of abbreviations and acronyms in their articles, the South East Asian Journal of Management adheres to the following guidelines:

  • Do not use abbreviations or acronyms in the title of your article unless the subject is widely known and the abbreviation is commonly used.
  • Always explain or spell out the acronym or abbreviation the first time it is used in the body of your paper.
  • Standard abbreviations for units of measurement or chemical names that a widely accepted within the scientific community do not need to be spelled out at any point in the paper.
  • Avoid using abbreviations or acronyms in the abstract of your paper unless you use it multiple times. If you do use an acronym in your abstract be sure you define it in the abstract and define it again the first time it is used within the body of the paper.
  • Only define the abbreviation or acronym once within the body of the paper.
  • Acronyms and abbreviations should be kept to a minimum in figures and image captions. It is best to spell out the names entirely for readers who may be scanning the document before deciding on reading the whole paper.



Personal acknowledgments should be limited to appropriate professionals who contributed to the paper, including technical help, financial or material support, and general support by a department chairperson.


Proofs will be sent to the authors by e-mail. Only minor changes are allowed and printer's errors must be corrected; no change or additions to the edited manuscript will be allowed at this stage. The corrected proofs must be returned within 2 (two) days of receipt, preferably by e-mail. If the Editor receives no reply after 1 (one) week, they will assume that there are no errors to correct and the article will be published after in-house revision.


Author's Digital Identifier

From January 1, 2017, it is compulsory for all authors submitting papers to SEAM to provide (preferred sequence): Scopus Author ID (scopus.com) or ORCID iD (orcid.org) or LiveDNAiD (livedna.net) or Google Scholar Citation public profile or Researchgate profile (researchgate.net) before final publication of their articles. These digital identifiers shall provide profiles of the author's research activities and publications to distinguish themselves.


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.

  1. The authors' attest that the manuscript, or portions of the manuscript, has not been previously published and that they have not released publishing rights of the article to a third party.

  2. The manuscript comply with the SEAM's main focus and scope.

  3. The authors have checked that their manuscript thoroughly complies with the guidelines set by the SEAM. 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.


Copyright Notice

Journal Publishing Agreement (JPA)
The South East Asian Journal of Management (SEAM)

The South East Asian Journal of Management (SEAM) reserves all rights to the published scientific manuscript. Please read this form carefully and sign it if you agree to its terms as your written acceptance of this JPA is required before your article can be published. Please return the signed JPA via email to seam@ui.ac.id.

Authorship Criteria
As the corresponding author, I declare on behalf of myself and my-coauthors that:
1. The article is an original work and does not involve fraud, fabrication, or plagiarism.
2. The article has not been published previously and is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. If accepted by the SEAM, the article will not be submitted for publication to any other journal.
3. The article contains no defamatory or unlawful statements and does not contain any materials that infringe upon individual privacy, proprietary rights, or any statutory copyright.
4. We have obtained written permission from owners for any excerpts from copyrighted works that are included and have credited the sources from where they were obtained.
5. All authors have made significant contributions to the study including the conception and design of the article, the analysis of the data, and the writing of the manuscript.
6. All authors have reviewed the manuscript, take responsibility for its content, and approve its publication.
7. All authors are aware of and agree to the terms of this publishing agreement and I am signing on their behalf.

Copyright Transfer Agreement
I hereby assign and transfer to The South East Asian Journal of Management all exclusive rights of copyright ownership to the above work. This includes, but is not limited to, the right to publish, republish, derivate, distribute, transmit, sell, or otherwise use the work and other related material worldwide, in whole, or in part, in all languages, in electronic, printed, or any other forms of media, now known or hereafter developed and the right to authorize or license third parties to do any of the above. I understand that these exclusive rights will become the property of The South East Asian Journal of Management from the date the article is accepted for publication. I also understand that The South East Asian Journal of Management, as a copyright owner, has sole authority to license and permit reproductions of the article. I understand that, except for copyright, other proprietary rights related to the work (e.g. patents or other rights to any process or procedure) shall be retained by the authors. To reproduce any text, figures, tables, or illustrations from this article in the future works of their own, the authors must obtain written permission from The South East Asian Journal of Management; such permission cannot be unreasonably withheld by The South East Asian Journal of Management.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure
I confirm that all funding sources that supported the work and all institutions and people who contributed to the work, but do not meet the criteria for authors are acknowledged. I also confirm that all commercial affiliation, stock ownership, equity interests, or patent-licensing arrangements that could be considered to pose a financial conflict of interest in connection with the article have been disclosed.


Privacy Statement

Names and email address submitted to the SEAM will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.