Instruction for Authors

1. The cover page should contain the title of the manuscript, the author(s) and their affiliation(s). Title should be typewritten in bold and in 14pt fonts. Author’s name and affiliation should be typewritten in single spacing using 10pt fonts with affiliations typed in italics. All text on this page should be centre aligned. Contact of corresponding author and acknowledgement should be mentioned in the footnote in 8pt fonts with a symbol *. Author must provide complete correspondence information – Author’s name, telephone number and email address.

2. Manuscripts may be written in either Bahasa Melayu or English. Only original and unpublished works will be considered. The first page of text shows the title of the manuscript with an abstract of about 300-350 words and a maximum of 6 keywords identifying the main topics of the manuscript. JEL classification numbers should be included after the keywords.

3. Structured Abstract (300-350 words)

  • Research Question: In one sentence, define the key features of the research question or problem statement.
  • Motivation: In a few sentences, capture the core scholarly motivation for the study. If relevant, identify a ‘puzzle’ that this research aims to resolve. Identify up to 3 key papers upon which the research builds. What’s new? Highlight where novelty exists in the study; how does it improve or build on existing literature? So what? Outline the primary reason why it is important to know the answer to your research question.
  • Idea: Articulate the core idea behind the research – what specifically does the study do? If relevant: articulate the central hypothesis; highlight key independent variables and dependent variable(s).
  • Data: Provide an overview of what data were collected/analysed/used in the study; including data source(s), time period, sample size and measurement tool(s).
  • Method/Tools: Provide a brief summary of the empirical framework, research design and approach.
  • Findings: Highlight the key takeaway points. Highlight any novel result – how do the findings agree/disagree with existing literature? What do the findings add? Highlight any important implications this research has for influence in real-world decisions/behaviour/activity.
  • Contributions: Outline the primary contribution of this paper to the relevant research literature.

4. The paper starts after the JEL classification, with all pages numbered consecutively at the bottom right. Heading of main section (e.g. 1. Introduction) and headings of subsections (e.g. 3.1 Data Sample) should be typed in bold. Headings of subsequent subsections (e.g. 3.1.1 Data Source) should be typed in italics.

5. Tables and figures should be embedded in the text. All tables and figures should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals, have a brief title, and be referred to in the text. The entire table should be presented in one page unless too long. Landscape table is acceptable. Vertical lines should not be used in the table. Explanatory notes should be placed at the bottom of the table. The word ‘Notes’ precedes the table notes. Tables and their respective titles should be aligned to the left. Figures and their respective titles should be aligned to the centre. All figures should be provided as high quality printouts, suitable for reproduction.

6. The whole manuscript should be typewritten in single spacing using 10pt fonts, except for tables (maximum 9pt fonts), figures (maximum 9pt font), footnotes (8pt fonts), and explanatory notes for the tables (8pt fonts).

7. Responsibilities for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lie entirely with the authors. Submission to Capital Markets Review should follow the style guidelines described in the American Psychological Association (APA).

8. Capital Markets Review welcomes article submissions and does not charge a submission fee. Please email your manuscript to Professor Dr. Chee-Wooi Hooy, Chief Editor, Capital Markets Review: [email protected] (cc: [email protected])


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