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Author Guidelines

General Rules

  1. DIJB cannot accept an article if it is not the author's original work, has been published before (a conference paper could be accepted if it has been revised so that it is significantly different), or is currently under consideration for publication in another journal. 
  2. Manuscripts should consist of 3000-6000 words (including tables, figures, and references), although manuscripts exceeding 6000 words could be considered.  
  3. Manuscripts should be written in English. If you are not an English native, you are strongly advised to use proofreading tools such as Grammarly.
  4. Manuscripts should be formatted as DIJB Manuscript Template and saved as Word files.
  5. Manuscripts should be submitted through online submission.


Specific Rules

Manuscripts submitted to DIJB should consist of two parts:


The first part of the manuscript called the title page should have the following heading, which also can be seen in more detail and precise in the DIJB Manuscript Template.


The manuscript title should consist of no more than 20 words. Write a specific and effective title.

Author name and affiliation

The author(s) name, affiliation, and email address should be written in the article. In the case of more than one author contributing to the article, that information should be available for each author.


The abstract should be written in English. The abstract, which consists of no more than 200 words, should inform the readers briefly about the manuscript’s purpose, methods, findings, and values. References are not allowed to be cited in the abstract.  


Authors should provide a maximum of 5 keywords representing what is essential in the article.



The second part of the manuscript called the main page should have the following heading, which also can be seen in more detail and precise in the DIJB Manuscript Template.

  1. Introduction
  2. Literature Review and Hypotheses Development
  3. Methods
  4. Results and Discussion (It is also acceptable to separate "Results" and "Discussion" into two different sections)
  5. Conclusion
  6. References

As authors should follow the instructions described above, authors also should follow the instructions related to citation and artworks as provided below.


Work cited in the manuscript should use the “author-date-system” as can be seen in DIJB Citation Guidelines.


The author(s) must provide high-quality artwork for all illustrations. Poor resolution or definition is not acceptable. Tables and Figures should be numbered separately. (Table 1, Table 2; Figure 1, Figure 2). Each table and figure should be given a title and should be presented on a separate page at the end of the manuscript. Figures and tables reproduced from already published work must be accompanied by permission from the original publisher (or copyright holder, if not the publisher). Please indicate the position of figures and tables in the text as follows:


Insert Table 1 about here


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 submission has not been published before (a conference paper could be accepted if it has been revised so that it is significantly different) or is currently under consideration for publication in another journal.
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The submission is formatted according to the DIJB manuscript template.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Author(s) Rights

In order for Diponegoro International Journal of Business (DIJB) to publish and disseminate research articles, we need publishing rights (transferred from author(s) to publisher). This is determined by a publishing agreement between the author(s) and DIJB. This agreement deals with the transfer or license of the copyright of publishing to DIJB, while authors still retain significant rights to use and share their own published articles. DIJB supports the need for authors to share, disseminate and maximize the impact of their research and these rights, in any databases.

As an author, you have rights to a large range of uses of your article, including use by your employing institute or company. These Author rights can be exercised without the need to obtain specific permission. Authors publishing in DIJB has wide rights to use their works for teaching and scholarly purposes without needing to seek permissionincluding:

  • use for classroom teaching by Author or Author's institution and presentation at a meeting or conference and distributing copies to attendees; 
  • use for internal training by the author's company; 
  • distribution to colleagues for their research use; 
  • use in a subsequent compilation of the author's works; 
  • inclusion in a thesis or dissertation; 
  • reuse of portions or extracts from the article in other works (with full acknowledgement of final article); 
  • preparation of derivative works (other than commercial purposes) (with full acknowledgement of final article); 
  • voluntary posting on open web sites operated by author or author’s institution for scholarly purposes, 

(but it should follow the open-access license of Creative Common CC-by-SA License).

Authors/readers/third parties can copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, as well as remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially, but they must give appropriate credit (the name of the creator and attribution parties (authors detail information), a copyright notice, an open-access license notice, a disclaimer notice, and a link to the material) and provide a link to the license.

Authors/readers/third parties can read, print and download, redistribute or republish the article (e.g. display in a repository), translate the article, download for text and data mining purposes, re-use portions or extracts from the article in other works, sell or re-use for commercial purposes, remix, transform, or build upon the material, they must distribute their contributions under the same license as the original Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA).

Copyright Transfer Agreement for Publishing (Publishing Right)

The authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if accepted for publication, the copyright for publishing (publishing right) of the article shall be assigned/transferred to the Department of Management, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Diponegoro as the publisher of DIJB.

Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'Copyright Transfer Agreement for Publishing (CTAP)'. An e-mail will be sent to the Corresponding Author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a CTAP form by the online version of this agreement.

DIJB, the publisher, and the editorial board make every effort to ensure that no wrong or misleading data, opinions or statements be published in the journal. In any way, the contents of the articles and advertisements published in DIJB are sole and exclusive responsibility of their respective authors and advertisers.

Remember, even though we ask for a transfer of copyright for publishing (CTAP), our journal Author(s) retain (or are granted back) significant scholarly rights as mentioned before.

The Copyright Transfer Agreement for Publishing (CTAP) Form can be downloaded here


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site 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.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Fast-Track Review: 0.00 (IDR)
With the payment of this fee, the review, editorial decision, and author notification on this manuscript is guaranteed to take place within 4 weeks.

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.