Authors should submit their contributions electronically through the Journal website submission system to the Editorial Office:


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         Manuscript preparation

  • A typical submitted manuscript will not exceed 7000-8000 words including tables. Manuscripts that greatly exceed this will be critically reviewed with respect to length. Authors should include a word count with their manuscript.
  • Manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: title page (including Acknowledgements as well as Funding and grant-awarding bodies); abstract; keywords; main text as; introduction, methodology, results and discussion, conclusion, conflict of interest, Acknowledgement and references. Please supply all details required by any funding and grant-awarding bodies as an acknowledgement in a separate Funding paragraph as follows: 
  • Abstracts of 200-400 words are required for all manuscripts submitted. The Abstract composition must be structures as: BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES + METHODS + FINDINGS + CONCLUSION.
  • Each manuscript should have 4 to 7 keywords.
  • All authors of a manuscript should include their full names, affiliations, postal addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses on the cover page of the manuscript. One author should be identified as the corresponding author. Please give the affiliation where the research was conducted. If any of the named co-authors moves affiliation during the peer review process, the new affiliation can be given as a footnote. Please note that no changes to affiliation can be made after the manuscript is accepted. Please note that the email address of the corresponding author will normally be displayed in the article PDF (depending on the journal style) and the online article.
  • All persons who have a reasonable claim to authorship must be named in the manuscript as co-authors; the corresponding author must be authorized by all co-authors to act as an agent on their behalf in all matters pertaining to publication of the manuscript, and the order of names should be agreed by all authors.
  • Biographical notes on contributors are not required for this journal.
  • Authors must adhere to SI Units. Units are not italicised.
  • Authors must not embed equations or image files within their manuscript.


  • Please provide the highest quality figure format possible. Please be sure that all imported scanned material is scanned at the appropriate resolution: 1200 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for grayscale and 300 dpi for color.
  • Files should be saved as one of the following formats: TIFF (tagged image file format), PostScript or EPS (encapsulated PostScript), and should contain all the necessary font information and the source file of the application.
  • All figures must be numbered in the order in which they appear in the manuscript (e.g. Fig. 1, Fig. 2). In multi-part figures, each part should be labelled (e.g. Fig. 1(a), Fig. 1(b)).
  • Figure captions must be saved separately, as part of the file containing the complete text of the manuscript, and numbered correspondingly.
  • The filename for a graphic should be descriptive of the graphic, e.g. Fig. 1, Fig. 2(a).



Reference citations in the text should be identified by the surname(s) of the author(s) and the year of publication.

  • If there is no author, use the title (or a short form of the title, if it is lengthy) and the year.
  • If there is no date, use “n.d.” (without quotation marks) instead.  

Some examples:

  • Since the 1960s, East Asia has become the most common term for the region in international mass media outlets (Reischauer and Fairbank, 1960).
  • This paper discusses the risk factors identified within the system at all the railway stations in Tehran (Rabbani et al., 2008).

Reference list

  • The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or Endnotes as a substitute for a reference list.
  • Reference list entries should be ordered alphabetically.
  • The reference list should be written in the IJHCUM Journal reference writing style.

  • The reference list should consist applicable information: author(s) name(s), journal title/book title, chapter title/article title, year of publication, volume number/book chapter and the pagination must be present. Use of hyper;ink for each reference is highly encouraged.
  • All the journals names in the references must be provided with hyperlinks. The journals abbreviations can be found in the below link:


Page charges

There are no page charges for manuscript submission and publication fee for the International Journal of Human Capital in Urban Management.

Manuscript submission

All submissions should be made online at the International Journal of Human Capital in Urban Management Website. New users should first create an account through registration. Once logged on to the site, submissions should be made via submit papers available on the website. Manuscripts may be submitted in any standard editable format, including Word and EndNote.

Copyright and authors' rights

The IJHCUM is made available to the public under the open access policy. The accepted submissions are free to read, reuse, download, copy, distribute, and share as long as the author(s) of the manuscript are credited. IJHCUM will ask all authors of the acceptance article to sign a Copyright Agreement Form for granting the necessary publishing rights once the manuscript has been accepted. The accepted manuscript is moved into production after the copyright agreement form from the relevant author of the manuscript is received. Because the author(s) publish their manuscript as open access, the author(s) retain(s) certain rights such as patents, trademarks, and designs. The conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License are incorporated into the author(s) contract, dictating what others can do with the author(s) manuscript after it is published. Furthermore, after being properly attributed, the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License allows for unrestricted use, distribution, modification, and reproduction in any medium.


Ethics in Publishing

The ethical policy of IJHCUM is based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines and complies with International Committee of IJHCUM Editorial Board codes of conduct. Readers, authors, reviewers and editors should follow these ethical policies once working with IJHCUM.   The ethical policy of IJHCUM is liable to determine which of the typical research papers or articles submitted to the journal should be published in the concerned issue. The publishing decision is based on the suggestion of the journal's reviewers and editorial board members. The ethical policy insisted the Editor-in-Chief, may confer with other editors or reviewers in making the decision.  The reviewers are necessary to evaluate the research papers based on the submitted content in confidential manner.  The reviewers too suggest the authors to improve the quality of research paper by their reviewing comments.  Authors should ensure that their submitted research work is original and has not been published elsewhere in any language.  Applicable copyright laws and conventions should be followed by the authors.  Any kind of plagiarism constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.  For information on this matter in publishing and ethical guidelines please visit

Peer-Review Process

In order to sustain the peer review system, authors have an obligation to participate in peer review process to evaluate manuscripts from others.  When appropriate, authors are obliged to provide retractions and/or corrections of errors to the editors and the Publisher.  All papers submitted to IJHCUM journal will be peer reviewed for at least one round. The peer review process is conducted in the online manuscript submission and peer-review system. After a manuscript is submitted to the online system, the system immediately notifies the editorial office. After passing an initial quality check by the editorial office, the manuscript will be assigned to two or more reviewers.  After receiving reviewers’ comments, the editorial team member makes a decision. Because reviewers sometimes do not agree with each other, the final decision sent to the author may not exactly reflect recommendations by any of the reviewers.

The decision after each round of peer review may be one of the following:

  1. Accept without any further changes.
  2. Accept with minor revision. The revised manuscript may or may not be sent to the reviewers for another round of comments.
  3. Decline with resubmission encouraged. Major changes are necessary for resubmission. The revised manuscript will be peer reviewed for another round. Typically, it will be sent to the original reviewers.
  4. Decline without encouraging resubmission. The manuscript is rejected for publication by IJHCUM.

Double-Blind Peer Review Guidelines

International Journal of Human Capital in Urban Management (IJHCUM) uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. To facilitate this, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away their identity.  

Information to help prepare the Title Page

This should include the title, authors' names and affiliations, and a complete address for the corresponding author including telephone and e-mail address. 

Information to help prepare the Blinded Manuscript

Besides the obvious need to remove names and affiliations under the title within the manuscript, there are other steps that need to be taken to ensure the manuscript is correctly prepared for double-blind peer review. To assist with this process the key items that need to be observed are as follows:

  • Use the third person to refer to work the Authors have previously undertaken, e.g. replace any phrases like “as we have shown before” with “… has been shown before [Anonymous, 2016]” .
  • Make sure figures do not contain any affiliation related identifier
  • Do not eliminate essential self-references or other references but limit self-references only to papers that are relevant for those reviewing the submitted paper.
  • Cite papers published by the Author in the text as follows:  ‘[Anonymous, 2016]’.
  • For blinding in the reference list:  ‘[Anonymous 2016] Details omitted for ,-blind reviewing.’
  • Remove references to funding sources
  • Do not include acknowledgments
  • Remove any identifying information, including author names, from file names and ensure document properties are also anonymized.

English Language Writing

All publications in the IJHCUM are in English language. Authors whose first language is not English should make sure their manuscript is written in idiomatic English before submission. Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). No language and copy-editing services are provided by the IJHCUM; hence, authors who feel their manuscript may require editing to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors are encouraged to obtain such services prior to submission. Authors are responsible for all costs associated with such services. 


The offprints can be downloaded from the IJHCUM website once the final corrected manuscripts are disseminated.


Authors can track their submitted article through IJHCUM website on author’s login section.  It is found at: