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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 is original work of author(s), free from plagiarism, 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 Microsoft Word (DOC, DOCX) or RTF file format.

  • The submission is accompnied by a Title Page having a concise Title of the article, Authors' names, affiliations and contact details, particularly those of corresponding author. It is encouraged to provide a short title for running head.

  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; Times New Roman

    1st level headings: All CAPS, bold

    2nd level headings: only first letter CAPS, bold, italic

    3rd level headings: only first letter CAPS, no-bold, italic

    All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed at the end after References/Biliography. However, point their position inside text using words like TABLE 1 HERE.

  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic as per APA 6th style.

Author Guidelines

Currently online submission is NOT available, Please submit your article via email attachment.

Submission to: editor.eimj@aol.com



Manuscript Requirements


Please prepare your manuscript before submission, using the following guidelines:

Format                            All files should be submitted as a Word document (.doc or .docx)

                                         Time new roman 12pt, 1.5 line space

Article Length                Articles should not be more than 10,000 words in length.

Article Language           English

Article Title                     A title of not more than eight words should be provided.

 

Article Title Page      

This should include:

  • Article Title
  • Author Details (see below)
  • Author Biographies

 

Author Details          

Details should be supplied on the Article Title Page including:

  • Full name of each author
  • Affiliation of each author, at time research was completed
  • Where more than one author has contributed to the article, details of who should be contacted for correspondence
  • E-mail address of the corresponding author
  • Brief professional biography of each author.

 

Structured Abstract 

Authors must supply a structured abstract on the page next to Article Title Page, and must have article title. Abstract can be maximum is 250 words in total (including keywords and article classification, see below).

 

Keywords

Please provide up to 10 keywords immediately after ABSTRACT, which encapsulate the principal topics of the paper.

Article Classification            

Categorize your paper on the Article Title Page, under one of these classifications:

  • Research paper
  • Viewpoint
  • Technical paper
  • Conceptual paper
  • Case study
  • Literature review
  • General review.

 

Headings

Headings must be concise, with a clear indication of the distinction between the hierarchy of headings.

 

1st level heading              12pt, bold, All caps

2nd level heading             12pt, bold, italic, only first letter caps

3rd  levelheading             12pt, italic, only first letter caps

4th level heading              12pt, normal, first letter caps

Notes/Endnotes              

Notes or Endnotes should be used only if absolutely necessary and must be identified in the text by consecutive numbers, enclosed in square brackets and listed at the end of the article.

 

Research Funding         

Authors must declare all sources of external research funding in their article and a statement to this effect should appear in the Acknowledgements section. Authors should describe the role of the funder or financial sponsor in the entire research process, from study design to submission.

 

Tables      

Tables should be typed and included in a separate page in the end of the article after referencing. The position of each table should be clearly labeled in the body text of article with corresponding labels being clearly shown in the separate page.

Ensure that any superscripts or asterisks are shown next to the relevant items and have corresponding explanations displayed as footnotes to the table, figure or plate.

 

Figures

Figures should be provided after tables in the end of article. The position of each figure should be clearly labeled in the body text of article with corresponding labels being clearly shown in the separate page.

 

References                     

References to other publications must be in APA 6th style and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency. This is very important in an electronic environment because it enables your readers to exploit the Reference Linking facility on the database and link back to the works you have cited through CrossRef.

You should cite publications in the text: (Adams, 2006) using the first named author's name or (Adams & Brown, 2006) citing both names of two, or (Adams et al., 2006), when there are three or more authors. At the end of the paper a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied:

 

  • For books                        

Surname, Initials (year). Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher.

e.g. Harrow, R. (2005). No Place to Hide. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.

 

  • For book chapters           

Diener, E., Lucas, R. E., & Oishi, S. (2003). Subjective well-being: The science of happiness and life satisfaction Handbook of positive psychology (C. R. Snyder & S. J. Lopez ed., pp. 63-73). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

 

  • For journals                    

Surname, Initials (year). Title of article. Journal Name, volume(number), pages.

e.g. Capizzi, M. T. & Ferguson, R. (2005). Loyalty trends for the twenty-first century. Journal of Consumer Marketing, 22(2), 72-80.

 

  • For published conference proceedings

Patel, S. K., & Jena, P. (2012). Effect of Forecasting on Bullwhip Effect in Supply Chain Management. Paper presented at the 6th ISDSI international Conference, IBS, Hyderabad, Dec 27-29, 2012.

 

  • For unpublished work

Cammann, C., Fichman, M. J., & Jenkins, D. (1979). The Michigan Organizational Assessment Questionnaire. University of Michigan.

 

  • For web source
e.g. Castle, B. (2005). Introduction to web services for remote portlets. available at: http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/library/ws-wsrp/ (accessed 12 November 2007).