Paper Guidelines



Abstract: These are contributions of 300- 500 words.

Full papers: are longer contributions of 1000 to 3000 words including references.

Referencing Style

You should cite publications in the text: (Adams, 2006) using the first named author's name or (Adams and Brown, 2006) citing both names, 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, publisher, place of publication, e.g. Harrow, R. (2005), No Place to Hide, Simon & Schuster, New York, NY.

For book chapters: surname, initials, (year), "chapter title", editor's surname, initials, title of book, publisher, place of publication, pages, e.g. Calabrese, F.A. (2005), "The early pathways: theory to practice - a continuum", in Stankosky, M. (Ed.), Creating the Discipline of Knowledge Management, Elsevier, New York, NY, pp. 15-20.

For journals: surname, initials, (year), "title of article", journal name, volume, number, pages, e.g. Capizzi, M.T. and Ferguson, R. (2005), "Loyalty trends for the twenty-first century", Journal of Consumer Marketing, Vol. 22 No. 2, pp. 72-80.

For electronic sources: if available online the full URL and date of access should be supplied at the end of the reference.

Developmental And Full Paper Requirements

Authors must supply a structured abstract set out under 5 sub-headings as below:

  • Purpose
  • Design/methodology/approach
  • Findings if paper is empirical
  • Research limitations/implications
  • Originality/value of the paper

There should be an abstract of less than 500 words in total. In addition provide up to six keywords which encapsulate the principal topics of the paper and categorize your paper. 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. Figures, tables and charts should be supplied within the article itself. References to other publications must be in Harvard 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.

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