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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 double-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

Papers accepted become the copyright of the journal, unless otherwise specifically agreed.

Articles should be typed double spaced, with ample margins, and bear the title of the contribution and name(s), of the author(s). The full postal address of the author who will check proofs and receive correspondence and offprints should also be included. All pages should be numbered.

Please follow the following format guidelines:

  1. Do not use tabs except in tables.
  2. Do not use headers, footers, or pagination.
  3. Do not indent block quotations.
  4. Do not hypenate or otherwise break words across lines.
  5. Do not justify text. In other words, leave the right margin ragged.
  6. Do not place lines or boxes around type, as copy within the these areas will not translate.

Figures. Please supply one set of artwork in a finished form, suitable for reproduction.

References should be indicated in the typescript by giving the author's name, with the year of publication in parentheses. If several papers by the same author and from the same year are cited, a, b, c, etc. should be put after the year of publication. The references should be listed in full at the end of the paper in the following standard form:

  • Deming, W.E. 1986. Out of the crisis. Cambridge, MA, MIT Center for Advanced Engineering Study.

    Kondo, Y. 1990. Emphases of Japanese total quality management in the 1980s. Total Quality Management, 1, 23–32.

Titles of journals should not be abbreviated.

Proofs will be sent to the authors if there is sufficient time to do so. They should be corrected and returned to the publisher within three days. Major alterations to the text cannot be accepted.


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