Publication Procedure


The accepted manuscript is checked by the Editorial board to ensure that the manuscript is in conformity with the Guidelines for Authors. The board also ensures that all necessary paperwork is complete. Any problematic areas are addressed in consultation with the corresponding author. The manuscript is then forwarded to a professional copy editor to ensure that the final printed article is consistent with the Journal style

Agreement of Copyright Transfer

All authors must sign the Agreement of Copyright Transfer before the article can be published. This transfer agreement enables the Northshore College of Business and Technology International Research Journal to protect the copyrighted material for the authors. However, it does not abandon the authors’ proprietary rights. The copyright transfer covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article in any form including translations. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from the copyright holder to reproduce any figures for which copyright exists

PDF Proofs

One set of page proofs in pdf format and a reprint order form are sent by e-mail to the corresponding author. These proofs must be checked carefully for typesetting/editing. The corrections should be returned to the Editorial coordinator within stipulated time. No changes in (or additions to) the accepted (and subsequently edited) manuscript will be allowed at this stage. Proofreading is solely the author’s responsibility. Any queries should be answered in full. Please correct factual errors only, or errors introduced by typesetting. Please note that once your paper has been proofed it will be published exactly as it appears in the electronic file.

Author Benefits

Publication in the Northshore College of Business and Technology International Research Journal is free of charge. All the authors will be provided with a paper copy of the Journal. Corresponding authors will be given the choice to request extra copies before printing of the journal. Alternatively, an electronic version of the journal will be published in Northshore College of Business and Technology website.