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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

Peer-Review Process to take into account: 

  1. Authors submit their work
  2. Editors decide to continue with the peer-review process, reject a manuscript, or request revisions before peer-review.
  3. When editors continue with the peer-review process, the work is sent to one to three possible reviewers.
  4. Reviewers sent feedback to authors and editors through the system (can take between 2 weeks to a year). 
  5. Authors receive feedback and implement the changes considered necessary
  6. Editors verify changes and can accept or reject.
  7. Editors have the final decision.


Article Type and Classification.  Please indicate article type (general paper, rejoinder, book review, conference review) and article classification (empirical research report, project analysis, opinion paper, theoretical paper, or speculative philosophy).

Typing.  Please use Arial 12 font in double spacing and leave generous margins. All pages must be numbered, and headings/sub-headings internally consistent. Unusual or handwritten symbols must be clearly identified.

Title and running head.  Provide the title in full (font size 14; sentence case), as well as all authors’ full names, their affiliations, and email addresses. If the title is longer than 70 characters including spaces, provide a brief title for use as a running head.

Abstract.  Please include an abstract of 200 words maximum. The abstract should contain the context and goal of the paper, a description of the methodology used, and the main findings.

Keywords.  Add a list of 4-10 keywords.

Headings.  Main section headings (e.g. method, findings, conclusion) are indicated in bold, uppercase font, e.g. CONCLUSION. Leave a line space after a main heading. Sub-headings are indicated in bold and in sentence case (e.g. The business case for ethics). No line spaces are used after sub-headings. Should further sub-headings be required, these are to be indicated in italic font (e.g. Investor confidence).

Acknowledgements.  Should you wish to express your gratitude to non-authors for significant contributions they may have made to the research/manuscript, include these at the end of the manuscript before the References section.

Footnotes.  Please avoid using footnotes. However, should you wish to use footnotes, number these clearly and include them at the end of the manuscript before the references section.

Tables.  Number all tables (e.g. 1, 2, 3) and include a short title. Vertical lines between columns are to be avoided.

Figures.  All figures must be suitable for reproduction without being retouched or redrawn. Check that all lettering will still be legible after the figure is reduced to fit the page. Use black ink on white or transparent paper. A glossy print is equally acceptable. Refer to all photographs, diagrams and graphs as ‘Figure’ in the text (abbreviated to ‘Fig.’ only in the caption). Write your name and the figure number lightly on the back in pencil, and clearly indicate in the text between two paragraphs the most appropriate location for the figure. Use the words INSERT TABLE/FIGURE HERE.

Formulas.  Subscripts and superscripts should be set off clearly. Use a full stop for decimals, and reserve crosses for multiplication. The sign for ‘about equal to’ is =; ‘of the order of’ is indicated by ~.

References.  References should be given at the end of the paper in alphabetical order. In the case where two publications of an author have been cited, include the references in chronological order (the earliest first). Please indent the second and subsequent lines of the reference.

Email. Please include email of corresponding author. 

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