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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 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, or RTF 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.

Author Guidelines

Content
A paper may comprise empirical studies, using acceptable research strategies including survey, case study, experiment, archival analysis, history and so on; it may contain theoretical studies aimed at advancing current theory or adapting theory to local conditions, or it may arise from theoretical studies aimed at reviewing and/or synthesizing existing theory.

Concepts and underlying principles should be emphasized, with enough background information to orient any reader who is not a specialist in the particular subject area.

Preparation of scripts
  • Papers shold not be more than 8,000 words in length including figures, references and appendices. The Abstract should be 300-500 words in length. As well as appearing at the top of your paper, this abstract will be located on the contents screen for readers to peruse before they download the full paper.
  • Papers should be submitted on A4 size paper with 2.54 cm margins and 1.5 line spacing. Incude full author names, affiliation and email addresses on the paper. The journal staff will blind the paper prior to review. Please use numbered headings and restrict these to a maximum of three levels. Times Roman or Ariel font is acceptable.
  • Papers must have been closely scrutinized for typographical and grammatical errors. If English is not your first language then your paper should be proof-read by an English-speaking person, preferably one with experience of writing for academic use. Spelling should follow the Oxford English Dictionary.
  • Keywords and key phrases. Within the journal website there is a search facility to look for papers that have been published and your keywords and key phrases will be used in conjunction with this. Therefore please include at least six words or short phrases that highlight the topics covered by the paper. Think carefully about your keywords and phrases and do not use overly obvious words/phrases like 'knowledge management'.
  • The Harvard referencing convention is a requirement A full and clear guide can be found at https://library.aru.ac.uk/referencing/harvard.htm Papers not using this version of the Harvard convention will not be published.
  • End notes are not accepted and footnotes are discouraged.
  • Tables, graphs and illustrations should be drawn using a suitable drawing package. Colour may be used. Place all diagrams and tables where you wish them to appear in the paper. Ensure your figures and tables fit within the margins and are resizable without distortion. Diagrams should be inserted as images.
  • A Journal Style Model paper can be found here Paper style guidelines 
  • A guide to writing abstracts can be found here Writing an abstract

Review procedure
Following Editorial recommendation, papers are submitted to a double-blind review process before publication. Commentary by reviewers will be summarized and sent by email to authors, who can choose to revise their papers in line with these remarks. Revised papers should have Track Changes turned on, and be accompanied by descriptions of the changes, so that the desk-editor can easily see where changes have been made. 

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