Manuscript Guidelines

Please submit your paper in Microsoft Word or compatible format. Text should be formatted for letter size paper (8.5 x 11 inches) single-spaced at 14 points (not less then 12 points in figures), Times New Roman, with one inch margins, left justified, and single-column (not less then 8 pages). We generally follow the Clute Institute guidelines.

Structure of the Paper

Title
Abstract
Keywords
Introduction
Body of paper
Tables, figures, etc. placed where they belong
Conclusion
Acknowledgments (if applicable)
References
Appendices (if applicable)

Title
The title should contain the paper title and each author name, affiliation, email address with the contact author indicated.
The title should be concise, descriptive, and contain the keywords or key phrases. Search engines assume that the title contains all of the important words that describe the topic of the paper.

Acronyms
The use of acronyms should be avoided in the title and keywords unless widely recognized and understood.

Abstract
Abstracts should not exceed 250 words. The abstract should contain all the keywords and key phrases at least once and more than once if necessary. Search engines rank articles higher if the keyword or key phrase being searched appears more often in the abstract. However, pointless repetition may result in the page being rejected by a search engine. Since most researchers read an abstract before reading the paper, abstracts must be written very well.

Headings
Three levels of headings are allowed. The first level should be Bold, second level Italics, and third Underlined.

Tables & Figures
Use the Microsoft Word table function to create tables, not spreadsheets. Tables and figures should be located in the text and numbered sequentially using Arabic numerals, i.e., Table 1 and Figure 1. We print our journals in black and white; please take this into consideration when using color.

Abbreviations
Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.

References
References should not be inserted as footnotes. References in the text should include name and year. For example: “According to Bangs (2012)…”
In print journal article citation:
Bangs, J. (2012). Transforming A Business Statistics Course With Just-in-Time Teaching. American Journal of Business Education, 5(1) 87-94.
Online journal article citation:
Kondonassis, Alex J. (2012). Some Key Evolutionary Changes In Global Economic Development: A Historical Perspective. Journal of Applied Business Research. The Clute Institute. Retrieved from: http://journals.cluteonline.com/index.php/JABR/article/view/905/889
Book citation:
Calfee, R.C. & Valencia, R.R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.