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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, or RTF 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.

Author Guidelines


The submission proceedings of manuscript are automated through online step-by-step procedures/or through an email: for the uploading of manuscript and the associated files i.e. of data, questionnaire, and/or other mandatory submission like of acknowledgements towards the Organization/University/Data Stream for the availability of data and/or any sort of financial benefits rendered to the author(s) during the conduction of the research work. The online step-by-step system of the JCMI is automated that converts the files to PDF and asks for the final checkup of the uploaded files by the author(s) before the final submission. So far, only Microsoft Word files are being considered for the submission of manuscript. The figures inserted in manuscript must be originated with high enough quality but must not be more than of 10MB in size else are to be submitted as a separate file.



The author(s) must hold the responsibility of submitting the original research. Therefore, the references be cited with proper citation and the words of the previous research be quoted with due reference and weightage to the original author(s). In this regard, no article is accepted which is found plagiarized beyond the limits defined by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. The verbatim quotes therefore, be quoted in quotation marks.
The manuscript which bears more than 19 percent of plagiarism is not accepted for publication. For detailed guidelines, visit HEC policy on How to Interpret Originality Report (Guidelines) 



The author(s) must view the ethical guidelines given on the website.
The following links shall help in this regard:



  • Authors must respect the privacy of the participant of the research and must not use any information obtained from them without their informed consent.
  • Authors should ensure that only information that improves the understanding of the study is shared.
  • Authors must ensure that in instances where the identity of the participant needs to be revealed in the study, explicit and informed consent of the concerned party is obtained.


  • To ensure impartiality of the review process by informing the reviewer (s) that s/he needs to disclose any conflicts of interest regarding the submitted research paper.
  • The potential and relevant competing financial, personal, social, or other interests of all author(s) that might be affected by the publication of the results contained in the manuscript must be conveyed to the editor.
  • The author(s) should disclose any potential conflict of interest at the earliest possible stage, including but not limited to employment, consultancies, honoraria, patent applications/registrations, grants, or other funding.
  • All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed alongside a brief overview of the role played if any by the responses during various stages of the research.


  • A paper must always contain a proper acknowledgment of the work of others, including clear indications of the sources of all information quoted or offered, except what is common knowledge.
  • The author(s) must also acknowledge the contributions of people, organizations, and institutes who assisted the process of research, including those who provided technical help, writing assistance, or financial funding (in the acknowledgment).
  • It is the duty of the author(s) to conduct a literature review and properly cite the original publications that describe closely related work.


  • Authorship of the work may only be credited to those who have made a noteworthy contribution in conceptualization, design, conducting, data analysis, and writing up of the manuscript.
  • It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to include the name(s) of only those coauthors who have made significant contributions to the work.
  • The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. Others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research should be acknowledged for their contribution in an “Acknowledgement” section.


The Title Page should consist; title of the research paper (Preferably of 8 to 10 words), author(s)’ name(s) and affiliation. It must be noted that for the sake of Peer Review, separate file should be uploaded with no author(s)’ related information.



Subsequent to the Title Page, the manuscript should proceed with

  • Abstract (Maximum of 150 words)
  • Key Words (Maximum to Five in number)
  • JEL Classification Codes
  • Introduction
  • Literature Review
  • Methodology
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions and Policy Implications


The JCMI restricts the scholars to opt APA 6th edition for the in-text reference quoting as well as for the Reference List at the end of the manuscript.

Lumby, J. (2001). Who cares? The changing health care system. Sydney, Australia: Allen & Unwin.

Book Chapter
McKenzie, H., Boughton, M., Hayes, L., & Forsyth, S. (2008). Explaining the complexities and value of nursing practice and knowledge. In I. Morley & M. Crouch (Eds.), Knowledge as value: Illumination through critical prisms (pp. 209-224). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Rodopi.

Journal Article
Boughton, M., & Halliday, L. (2008). A challenge to the menopause stereotype: Young Australian women’s reflections of ‘being diagnosed’ as menopausal. Health & Social Care in the Community16(6), 565-572. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2524.2008.00777.x

Doctoral Dissertation
Author, A. A. (Year). Title of doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis (Doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis). Retrieved from Name of database. (Accession or Order No.)

Conference Proceedings
Schnase, J. L., & Cunnius, E. L. (Eds.). (1995). Proceedings of CSCL ’95: The First International Conference on Computer Support    for Collaborative Learning. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Newspaper Article
Bagnall, D. (1998, January 27). Private schools: Why they are out in front. The Bulletin, pp. 12-15.

Government Publication
The Health Targets and Implementation (Health for All) Committee. (1988). Health for all Australians.  Canberra, Australia: Australian Government Publishing Service.

Company and Industry Reports
Magner, L. (2016). Coffee shops in Australia (IBISWorld Industry Report OD5381). Retrieved from IBISWorld database.

Quote with author’s name in text
Smith (2019) states that, “…” (p. 112).

Quote with author’s name in reference
This is quoted as, “…” (Smith, 2019, pp. 112-4).

Paraphrasing with author’s name in text
Smith (2019) stated these facts, too.

Paraphrasing author’s name in reference
This fact has been stated (Smith, 2019).

Citing entire website – put URL
This has evidence (

Quote from website – use paragraph number
According to, “…” (Smith, 2019, para. 4).

More than one author with same last name

  1. L. Smith (2018) and J. M. Smith (2019)

Source has more than one author in text
Smith and Lee agree that (2019)

Source has more than one author in reference
This is agreed upon (Smith & Long, 2019).

Citing more than one work
We all agree (Smith, 2019; Lee, 2018).



The manuscript is required to be fixed for the formatting standards:

  1. Length of the paper must not be more than 8000 words.
  2. Size of the paper is to be fixed at A4 i.e. 8 1/2″ ×
  3. Font: 11 point Times New Roman; Paragraph: Before “0” and After “6”.
  4. Single Column Format for the entire manuscript.
  5. The Top, Left, and Right margin of the paper (fixed at A4) are required to be settled at length of 0.75 inches.
  6. The length of 1 inch should be fixed for the bottom margin of the entire manuscript.
  7. No indenting for the first paragraph.
  8. Subsequent paragraphs must not be indented.
  9. The headings (bold) should be assigned with Arabic numbers i.e. 1, 2, 3, and to be followed by the sub headings (un-bold & Italicized) such as 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, and 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, and so on.
  10. The Tables and Figures must fall within the text of the paper. Therefore, the author is to clearly give reference of the Tables/Figures within the main body of the document at the appropriate place.
  11. The Microsoft Equation 3.0 should be used for inserting the equations.


The entire functionality of JCMI is handled by OJS. Thereby, the website completely facilitates the online availability and accessibility of the published articles. In compliment to that, JCMI's website includes an archive of previous issues. Moreover, JCMI facilitates the authors to view and download the complete article without any prior intimation to the Editorial Board. In that way, JCMI holds the position of a trustworthy custodian of the trust of authors in respect of retaining their article(s) on it's website whose view and download is at the discretion of the author and readers on the JCMI's website.



In context of charging fee, JCMI facilitates the researchers by charging No Fee for the submission of manuscript. However, after manuscript is accepted for publication, JCMI is indelible in deciding to charge publication fee of $100 to cover the costs endured on research paper such as; review (national & international), indexation, printing, editing, English proof reading, and maintenance of online article archiving cost.


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