Proceedings Submission:


The title of all papers should be centered, not to exceed three lines, and typed in caps on the first page.

It should be 16 point font, Times New Roman.

The author(s) and affiliation(s) should be centered, single-spaced, and typed beginning on the second line below the title.

Use 12-point type.

Do not use titles such as Dr.or Professor, DBA, Ph.D.

Additional authors and affiliations should be written under the first author.


The abstract heading should appear two line spaces below the author(s), centered, capitalized, and italicized in 12-point font.

The abstract text should appear one-line space below the abstract heading, indenting 0.5 from the left and right margins. It should be italicized in a 10-point font, Times New Roman, and should not exceed 250 words.


  • All papers must be typed in Microsoft Word using Times New Roman and a 12-point font.
  • All papers must be typed,  single-spaced, on regular 8.5″ x 11″ paper, and fully justified.
  • Margins should be set to 1-inch top, bottom, left, and right.
  • Page number should be centered in the bottom of each page.
  • No headers, footers, or endnotes.
  • Use italics in place of underlines.
  • Indent all paragraphs ½ inch and do not skip lines between paragraphs.
  • All major headings should be bold, centered, capitalized, set to 12-point font, and with one space around headings.
  • All sub-headings should be bold, left justified with an initial capital for each word (Title case), set to 12-point font. Leave one line space above and below each sub-heading.
  • The heading of acknowledgment should be centered and bold and placed before references.
  • Check grammar and spelling of the manuscript.


All tables, figures, and charts should be done in Microsoft Word and incorporated into the body of the text within the margins. They should be placed as close as possible to the location in the text where they are first cited. For each table or figure, center “Table” or “Figure” with a number (1,2, etc) above the table or figure. The identification labels should be under “Table” or “Figure”, centered, and  typed in initial caps for each word (Title case). Each table or figure and their identification labels should be bold.


Use words in regular text, not math. For example, “we surveyed 100 managers,  not “we surveyed n =100 managers,” or “we used chi-squares to evaluate coefficients,” not “we used Χ2  s” . You can report statistical results using symbols in parentheses. Display and number only equations you mention in your work. Equation numbers should be between parentheses and flush with the right margin.


Submission of abstracts, work-in-progress, and papers is electronically via e-mail

Footnotes and Endnotes: Do not use any footnotes or endnotes.


Reference Format:

References should be placed at the end of the manuscript and should include only those actually cited in the text.  Each reference should have a 0.5-inch indentation on the second line. Leave one line space between references. The style guidelines for references must follow the publications manual of the American Psychological Association (APS). Titles of journals or books will be italicized instead of underlined.

Journal Articles:

Finkelstein, S. (1992). Power in top management teams: Dimensions, measurement, and validation. Academy of Management Journal, 3, 505-538.

Feldman, M. S., & March, J. G. (1981). Information in organizations as a signal and symbol. Administrative Science Quarterly, 26 (5), 171-186.


Cyert, R. M., & March, J. G. (1963). A behavioral theory of the firm. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Chapter in Book:

Bayoumi, T.,  & Barry, E. (1997). Is regionalism simply a diversion? Evidence from the evaluations of the EC and EFTA. In T. Ito (Ed.), Regionalism  versus multilateral trade arrangements. (pp.234-249). Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Editors for A Book:

Letheridege, S., & Cannon, C. R. (Eds.). (1980). Bilingual education:Teaching English as a second language. New York: Praeger.

Internet Articles or Abstracts Based on A Print Source:

Smith, R.  (1998).  TQM in Australian manufacturing businesses [Electronic version]/ Quality Journal, 5, 117-123.

Articles or Abstracts in an Internet-only Journal:

Frederickson, B. L.  (2000, March 7).  Cultivating positive emotions to optimize health and well- being. Prevention & Treatment, 3, Article (or Abstract)        0001a.  Retrieved November 20, 2000 from frederickson.html.

Report from an Organization on Its Web Site:

Canarie, Inc. (1997, September 27 or n.d. if no date is available). Towards a Canadian health IWAY: Vision, opportunities and future steps.  Retrieved November 8, 2000, from