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Paper Submission Guidelines


Manuscripts should include a thorough literature review and adequate reference citations to support the arguments and methodology of the research study (manuscript should include approximately 25-30 references to assert a high level of rigor). All material that is paraphrased or quoted from another source is substantiated with an in-text reference citation. Manuscripts and references must strictly follow APA (American Psychological Association) style (The publisher may return manuscripts for revision to format the manuscript and references in APA style if formatting is not correctly applied. Note that excessive revisions will delay the production process, and ultimately, the release of the issue.). References should relate only to the material that is cited within the content of the manuscript and may not include any bibliographic references that do not associate directly with the content of the manuscript. References should be in alphabetical order and not numbered in the text or in the reference list. Please do not include any abbreviations.


Consulting the APA style manual ( is highly recommended for compiling manuscript submissions. The APA style manual ‘frequently asked questions’ and ‘helpful tips’ may also be found at: and


References should appear as:  


Book with one author:
Author, A. A. (2005). Title of work. Location/City, State: Publisher.

Book with two authors:
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (2005). Title of work. Location/City, State: Publisher.

Book with more than two authors:
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (2005). Title of work. Location/City, State: Publisher.

Journal article:
Sawyer, S., & Tapia, A. (2005). The sociotechnical nature of mobile computing work: Evidence from a study of policing in the United States. International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, 1(3), 1-14.

A publication in press:
Junho, S. (in press). Roadmap for e-commerce standardization in Korea. International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research.

Edited book:
Zhao, F. (Ed.). (2006). Maximize business profits through e-partnerships. Hershey, PA: IRM Press.

Chapter in an edited book:
Jaques, P. A., & Viccari, R. M. (2006). Considering students’ emotions in computer-mediated learning environments. In Z. Ma (Ed.), Web-based intelligent e-learning systems: Technologies and applications (pp. 122-138). Hershey, PA: Information Science Publishing.

Report from a university:
Broadhurst, R. G., & Maller, R. A. (1991). Sex offending and recidivism (Tech. Rep. No. 3). Nedlands, Western Australia: University of Western Australia, Crime Research Centre.

Published proceedings:
Deci, E. L., & Ryan, R. M. (1991). A motivational approach to self: Integration in personality. In R. Dienstbier (Ed.), Nebraska Symposium on Motivation: Vol. 38. Perspectives on motivation (pp. 237-288). Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Unpublished doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis:
Wilfley, D. (1989). Interpersonal analyses of bulimia: Normal-weight and obese. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Missouri, Columbia.

A presented paper:
Lanktree, C., & Briere, J. (1991, January). Early data on the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSC-C). Paper presented at the meeting of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, San Diego, CA.

Web site:
VandenBos, G., Knapp, S., & Doe, J. (2001). Role of reference elements in the selection of resources by psychology undergraduates. Journal of Bibliographic Research, 5, 117-123. Retrieved October 13, 2001, from


In-Text Citations:

In-text citations should appear with author surname followed by publication year in parentheses.

Example: (Brown, 2002)

Variations of in-text citations:

  • Citing several references in-text:

In alphabetical order, each citation is separated by a semicolon and ampersand (&). The word, “and” should not be used to separate entries.

Example: In most organizations, data resources are considered to be a major resource (Brown, 2002; Krall & Johnson, 2005; Smith, 2001).

  • Citing author within sentence if author’s name is mentioned directly within the manuscript text:

Example: Brown (2002) states that the value of data is recognized by most organizations.

  • Direct quote in-text citations:

Example: “In most organizations, data resources are considered to be a major organization asset” (Smith, 2001, pp. 35-36) and must be carefully monitored by the senior management.

Example: Brown (2002) states that “the value of data is realized by most organizations” (p. 45).

  • In-text citations should not appear numbered:

Incorrect: In most organizations, data resources are considered to be a major resource [15; 30; 84].

Correct: In most organizations, data resources are considered to be a major resource (Brown, 2002; Krall & Johnson, 2005; Smith, 2001).

  • For quotes exceeding 40 words, quotes should be formatted as a block quote (a block quote uses no quotation marks, and its margins are indented from the left; a period is placed before the parenthetical in-text citation):

Example: As an ever-growing number of people around the world have gained access to e-mail and Internet facilities, it has become clear that the communicative environment provided by these tools can foster language learning. E-mail facilitates access to speakers of one's target language. (Vinagre & Lera, 2007, p. 35)

Note: For more than 2 paragraphs of block quoted text, permission must be acquired from the copyright holder for use of the quote before IGI Global will publish the manuscript.


Manuscript formatting:


Abstract. An Abstract must be included in the manuscript and should be between 100-150 words, precisely summarizing the mission and objective of the manuscript.


Keywords: Following the Abstract, a list of 5-10 keywords should be included in the manuscript. These keywords should be common indexing terms, such as those at: Keywords should appear in the manuscript or be related to the main thrust of the manuscript.


Manuscript Requirements:

All Manuscript Submissions should follow the below requirements:

1. Length: The length of the submitted manuscript should fall between 5,500 to 8,000 words and appear in 12pt, single-spaced text, left-justified.

2. Copy editing and proofreading: Manuscripts should be submitted grammatically and stylistically adequate. It is required that manuscripts be submitted as a copy edited and proofread document, including proper use of the English language, proper grammatical structure, and correct spelling and punctuation.


All Final Manuscripts should follow the below requirements:

1. Copy editing and proofreading: Final Manuscripts are required to be submitted in their final form and ready for publication as is. A full copy edit and proofread must occur prior to submission of the Final Manuscript. Major changes in excess of minimal grammatical, typographical, spelling, and reference list corrections will not be accepted. Upon Final Manuscript submission, no additional moving and/or deleting paragraphs, sections, etc., will be permitted.

2. LaTex: LaTex files are not accepted by IGI Global due to compatibility with IGI Global’s typesetting program. As an alternative, MathType must be used for all equation formatting.

3. Metafiles: Metafiles for any mathematical symbols or letters are not accepted by IGI Global.  

4. Symbols and Letters: Symbols and letters must be consistent in their formatting throughout the manuscript (i.e., italics as seen in each equation for the common symbol “x”). Inconsistent use of symbols and letters can result in major revisions and can affect the quality of the manuscript’s content.

5. Subhead divisions: Subheads should not be numbered. All subheadings are required to be formatted in bold and 14pt text. 

6. Images: Images are required be submitted separately in .TIF format in chronological order as they appear in the manuscript. Text in the manuscript must identify corresponding images to be placed. .TIF files must match the text designation in the manuscript. For specific instructions, please see:

Please note that images published by IGI Global are black and white only; for the best quality, images should be submitted in black and white or gray scale.

7. Endnotes: Endnotes will be placed at the end of the manuscript following the list of references. Footnotes are not accepted.

8. APA and IGI Global House Style. Please be advised that due to APA and IGI Global house style rules, changes in regard to, capitalization, the appearance of block quotes and bulleted and numbered lists, as well as the placement of images may be adjusted accordingly during the typesetting phase.



Authors should submit the orginal paper(s) in PDF for review. Once authors receive the notification of paper acceptance, authors should prepare and submit a final book chapter version in WORD.