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.
Currently online submission is NOT available, Please submit your articles via email attachment.
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 Title A title of not more than eight words should be provided.
Article Title Page This should include:
Author Details (see below)
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.
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).
Please provide up to 10 keywords immediately after ABSTRACT, which encapsulate the principal topics of the paper.
Categorize your paper on the Article Title Page, under one of these classifications:
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 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.
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 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 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 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:
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.
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.