Author Guidelines

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Author Guidelines 2017-09-17T13:32:38+00:00

All papers must contain an abstract, information of the author, institution, and email address, as well as a short bio at the end. Papers are typed in .doc format, single spaced, using Times New Roman font 12.

The paper should be between 4000 – 4500 words (excl. abstract, reference, tables/figures, and author’s bio), and has never been published before or is currently being submitted to another conference or not being considered for publication.

Research Paper

A research paper is based on empirical research that applies sound academic methodology. It welcomes paper that utilizes the quantitative as well as qualitative methods in its analysis. A research paper has the following sections:

  • Abstract: An abstract should be of approximately 200 – 300 words. Provide a brief summary of the research question being addressed, the method, a summary of result and discussion, and conclusions drawn.
  • Introduction: A brief introduction will often include a review of the existing literature on the topic studied, and explain the rationale of the author’s study.  This section also explains the contribution of this study to the existing academic literature.
  • Method: This section outlines the methodology on how to collect the data whether it is a quantitative, qualitative or the combination of both.
  • Result: A results section describes the outcomes of the data analysis, including with   charts and graphs.
  • Discussion: In the discussion, authors will explain their interpretation of their results and theorize on their importance to existing and future research.
  • Conclusion: Author should develop the conclusion by briefly restating the research question and the result. Author should also discuss the implications of the research findings.
  • References. These are the list of academic articles and books or other primary resources utilize for the article.

 

Review Paper

 

A review paper is outlining also the theoretical debate on the topics that the author choosing. Review article is expected to provide a new research direction, to strengthen support for existing theories and/or to identify the strength and weaknesses of the theory within the existing academic literature.  A review paper has the following sections:

 

  • Abstract: An abstract should be of approximately 200 – 300 words. Provide a brief summary of the review question or rationale for the review, the major studies or theory being reviewed, and its conclusion.
  • Introduction: Outlining rationale for addressing this topic. Clearly define exactly what this article will discuss, outline the order in which author will discuss each subtopic to give the reader any background information needed to understand the coming sections.
  • Literature review and discussion: As the main part of the paper, this section provides the theoretical debate and subsequent discussions about the topic.
  • Conclusion: Author should develop the conclusion by restating the rationale for the review and the purpose of the article. Author should also discuss the implications of the review findings and the future research agenda.
  • References. These are the list of academic articles and books or other primary resources utilize for the article.

No footnotes or endnotes are allowed, and all citations should appear in text using the author – date system. For example you can look at this link https://goo.gl/7GXlu3

Page numbering should be at the bottom centre of each page, without any header/footer.

For references, authors are advised to use the Chicago Style (16th ed.) or the APA Style (6th ed). For further guidance look at this link https://goo.gl/k3uwc2

Authors are responsible for ensuring the originality of the content of their paper, and shall avoid plagiarism at all time. Failure to comply with the guidelines may result in rejection.

Selected papers will be published in the Scopus/Thomson Reuter-indexed proceedings or Scopus-indexed journals. Please register your paper here.