Manuscript requirements

Manuscript requirements

  • As a guide, articles should be no more then 20 pages in length.
  • Give us a single line title not longer than 15 words.
  • A brief autobiographical note should be supplied including: full name, affiliation, e-mail address, full international contact details and a brief professional biography.
    • NB This information should be provided on a separate sheet and authors should not be identified anywhere else in the article.
  • Authors must supply a structured abstract: Purpose, Design/methodology/approach, Findings, Research limitations/implications (if applicable), Practical implications (if applicable), Originality/value (mandatory).

Maximum is 500 words in total. In addition provide up to six keywords which encapsulate the principal topics of the paper and categorize your paper under one of these classifications: Research paper, Viewpoint, Technical paper, Conceptual paper, Case study, Literature review, General review.

  • Headings must be short, with a clear indication of the distinction between the hierarchy of headings. The preferred format is for headings to be presented in bold format, with consecutive numbering.
  • 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.
  • All Figures (charts, diagrams and line drawings) and Plates (photographic images) should be submitted in both electronic form and as hard copy originals. They should be of clear quality,  and numbered consecutively with arabic numerals. There are no restrictions regarding the number of figures.
  • Tables should be typed and included as part of the manuscript. They should not be submitted as graphic elements. Supply succinct and clear captions for all tables, figures and plates. 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.
  • References to other publications must be in APA 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.
  • Acknowledgements

List acknowledgements at the end of your contribution. You can enrich the acknowledgements [between brackets] with an e-mail address and/or an URL address referring to the organisation/institute to which you wish to thank.

  • We invite you to enrich your contributions with information other than textual: pictures, audio files, video files, presentations, etc.