Instruction for Authors

All paper should be concise, clear, complete and original. It must have scientific merit and logic. Papers accepted for publication are research papers, articles of contemporary interest and conference proceedings, however, originality/value-addition is the underpinning criteria.

Manuscript Submission

Submission of the manuscript implies approval by all – author, co-authors, authorities, including all relevant ethical considerations and publisher shall not be liable for any claims whatsoever.

Title Page

The title page should include the name (s) of author(s), concise and informative title, affiliation, address, e-mail, address, telephone number and a brief profile of 250 words applicable to the manuscript submitted. The title page will be removed when forwarding the paper for peer review. The following pages containing the body of the manuscript should not carry any identification of the author.


Please provide an abstract of about 250 words describing the type of paper and purpose, methodology/ approach,findings/key message and originality/value.


Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.

Text Formatting

Manuscripts should be submitted in Word 12-point Times Roman for text with automatic page numbering function,table function if needed and save file in docx format (Word 2007 or higher). Headings to be in default system provided in Word with not more than 3 levels. Abbreviations should be defined at first mention. Footnotes option available in Word can be used to give additional information but not bibliographic reference. Citation references in the text can be given by names and year in parentheses.

Reference List

Entries should be alphabetized by last names. Examples as below:

Journals: Mukherji, A. (2002). The Evolution of information systems: their impact on organisations and structures,Management Decisions, 40 (5), 497-507. Doi: 10.1108/00251740210430498.

Dissertation: Osterman, C. (2012). Developing a value preposition of maritime ergonomics, PhD thesis, Departmentof Shipping and Maritime Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Books: Perrow, C. (1984). Normal Accidents: Living with High Risk Technologies, New York: Basic Books.

Online document: Ryan, A.B. (2006).Post-Positivist Approaches to Research, In:Researching and Writing your thesis: a guide for postgraduate students, MACE: Maynooth Adult and Community Education, pp. 12-26. Accessed on 17 July 2013.


A confirmation will be sent upon acceptation with request to transfer copyright of the paper.