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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • I, the submitting author, and (if applicable on behalf of ) the co-author(s), accept and agree that the editorial decisions on submissions are final with no right to appeal. A blind review process is followed by the Journal and the decision of the editors usually -but not necessarily- align with the recommendations of reviewers.

Author Guidelines

Manuscripts submitted to Transnational Marketing Journal should be original, unpublished accounts of up to 8000 words, excluding the footnotes and references.

Submissions must be submitted online as word documents (.txt, .doc, .rtf extensions are accepted). Please also send excel tables for graphics and/or figures used in the paper (if applicable).

Any opinions expressed in manuscripts are those of authors and not necessarily those of the editors or publisher.

Authors are personally responsible for obtaining permission for the reprint of any previously published material. By submitting a manuscript to Transnational Marketing Journal, the author(s) agrees to pass copyright to the Journal and the Publisher. The Publisher is authorised to make editorial changes required by typesetting and to disseminate the submitted material in print and electronic formats following a thorough peer-review and editorial process.

All manuscripts must be submitted in English. To disseminate your research more effectively, you may consider getting professional paper editing support from our partner copyeditors via

Footnotes in the text should be numbered seriatim and include information which is not appropriate in the main text. Tables and figures should be integrated in the text and the copy editors may alter the layout whenever necessary. The title page must include an abstract of about 200 words and 5 key words. Full contact information with institutional affiliations must also be provided. Introduction, literature review and data should be kept to a minimum unless it is essential to the paper.

Manuscripts submitted to Transnational Marketing Journal will not be returned.

Manuscripts accepted for publication or published by Transnational Marketing Journal cannot be distributed, reproduced or reprinted without prior permission of the Publisher.

Please submit the following separately:

  • A cover letter (email will also do) with your contact details, affiliation as well as including the names and contact details of three potential reviewers
  • Manuscript including the abstract (200 words) and up to 5 keywords. (Please do not include any personal or affiliation information in the manuscript).

Format of the text should be as follows:
All articles must follow APA style of referencing. References must be complete. All references to books, articles and other sources should be inserted in the text; references should contain the last name of the author, year of publication and pagination where appropriate, e.g. (Smith, 2003: 187) For co-authored sources, provide names for two authors if dual authorship e.g. (Dengby, 2013; Stevenson, 2001, 2004), for more than two authors use et al. after the first author's name (Bradley et al., 2008). For institutions,  use abbreviations in the text.

Acknowledgements should be given either in a footnote on the first page or at the end of the manuscript, before the list of references.

The reference list should be placed at the end of the text and must only include sources referred to in the text. All items should be listed alphabetically by author and by year of publication. Italics must be used for titles of books and journals.

The list of references should appear at the end of the text. It should be double spaced and listed in alphabetical order by author's name.

Please follow APA style for in text referencing and reference list at the end of your article. 

For books, reports, thesis, etc.
Rockholt, D. (1995). Markets of Desire: A Study in the Urban Consumption. New York: Mackerel.

Burgess, E. W. and Bogue, D. J. (eds) (1967). Urban sociology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Demir, R. (1989). Ethnic Marketing in the United States: Family Relations and Transnational Marketing. Unpublished PhD thesis, Salford University, Stanford, OH.

For articles in edited works
Wolf, D.L. (2002). "There’s no place like “home”: emotional transnationalism and the struggles of second-generation Filipinos", in P. Levitt and M.C. Waters (eds) The Changing Face of Home: The transnational lives of the second generation, New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

For articles in periodicals
Stokes, S. (2001). "Grey markets in Europe", Marketing Letters, 21 (2): 164-169.

White, P., Holt, J. and Vergin, S. (2003). "International perspectives on transnational marketing: An introduction", International Marketing Reviews, 31 (3): 565-575.

Borjas, G. J. and Bratsberg, B. (1996). "Who Leaves? The Outmigration of the Foreign-born", Review of Economics and Statistics, 78: 165-176.

Illustrations should be inserted in the text. All graphs and diagrams should be referred to as figures, and should be numbered. Illustrations should not be in colour as the journal will be printed in one colour.

Tables should also be numbered consecutively in the text and must be inserted in the text. There should not be redundant tables in the manuscript.

Any submission which does not conform to the above instructions may be returned for the necessary revision before consideration for publication.

Editorial Policy
All submitted papers are refereed by the associate editors and/or external reviewers. Referees are expected to provide supportive comments regarding their decisions. Following the receipt of a manuscript in the appropriate format, we anticipate a decision within four months.

Editorial Team

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