Manuscript Preparation

For original research paper, the manuscript should be arranged in the following order: 

Title Page

The title page should include:

  • A concise and informative title
  • The name(s) of the author(s)

 Authors must be mentioned separately in order of appearance on the article with following data:

·         Full name of each author

·         Academic Degree (PhD, MD, MSc, etc.)

·         Affiliation (Department/Research Center, School/Institute, University, City, Country)

·         Cell Phone Number, Telephone Number, and Email Address.

Abstract and Key words

  • The Abstract should not exceed 250 words and it should contain brief summary of findings and conclusions of the study.
  • Authors should include up to six Key words for their article.

 Text Formatting

  • Manuscripts should be submitted in Word document.
  • Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 12-point Times Roman) for text.
  • Use 1 lines spacing throughout the text.
  • The margins should be 2.5cm in all sides.
  • Use the automatic page numbering function to number the page. The page number should be consecutively on the bottom of the page.
  • Manuscripts are expected not to exceed 20 pages.
  • Save your file in docx format (Word 2007) or doc format (older Word versions).

Tables & Figures

  • All tables & Figures are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.
  • Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
  • For each table, please supply a table title, explaining the components of the table.
  • Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption.
  • All figures should be of high quality, legible.


References to other publications must be in Harvard style and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency.

For books

Surname, Initials year, Title of Book. Publisher, Place of publication.

e.g. Harrow, R, 2005. No Place to Hide, New York: Simon & Schuster(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, New York: Elsevier(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, 22(2), pp. 72-80.

For published
conference proceedings

Surname, Initials year of publication. Title of paper in Surname. Initials (Ed.), Title of published proceeding which may include place and date(s) held. Publisher, Place of publication, Page numbers.

e.g. Jakkilinki, R., Georgievski, M. and Sharda, N., 2007. Connecting destinations with an ontology-based e-tourism planner. in Information and communication technologies in tourism 2007 proceedings of the international conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2007, Springer-Verlag, Vienna, pp. 12-32.


For unpublished
conference proceedings

Surname, Initials year. Title of paper. Paper presented at Name of Conference, date of conference, place of conference, <URL if freely available on the internet> (accessed date).

e.g. Aumueller, D., 2005. Semantic authoring and retrieval within a wiki. paper presented at the European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), 29 May-1 June, Heraklion, Crete, < [accessed 20 February 2007].

For working papers

Surname, Initials year. Title of article. Working paper [number if available], Institution or organization, Place of organization, date.

e.g. Moizer, P., 2003. How published academic research can inform policy decisions: the case of mandatory rotation of audit appointments. Working paper, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, Leeds, 28 March.

For encyclopedia entries
(with no author or editor)

Title of Encyclopedia, year. Title of entry. Volume, edition, Title of Encyclopedia. Publisher, Place of publication, pages.

e.g. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1926. Psychology of culture contact. Vol. 1, 13th ed., London and New York: Encyclopaedia Britannica (NY), pp. 765-71.

(For authored entries please refer to book chapter guidelines above)

For newspaper
articles (authored)

Surname, Initials year. Article title. Newspaper, date, pages.

e.g. Smith, A., 2008. Money for old rope. Daily News, 21 January, pp. 1, 3-4.

For newspaper
articles (non-authored)

Newspaper year. Article title. date, pages.

e.g. Daily News, 2008. Small change. 2 February, p. 7.

For electronic sources

If available online, the full URL should be supplied at the end of the reference, as well as a date that the resource was accessed.

e.g. Castle, B, 2005. Introduction to web services for remote port lets.

<>[accessed 12 November 2007].


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