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Instructions for Authors | Academy of Asian Business Review
AABR Call for Papers
We are looking for papers that contribute to the study of Asian businesses or consumers. Specifically, we are interested in work that helps a better understanding of the success factors of Asian businesses and/or the cultural differences of Asian consumers. We invite submission of papers on one of the two types of papers on Asian businesses and consumers:
Any other topics will be welcome if it addresses an interesting issue of Asian businesses and consumers. For example, since many of Asian businesses and consumers seem to be influenced by the 4th industrial revolution as exemplified by robot, AI, Internet of things, etc, the studies that address those current issues will be highly welcome. Since most of so-called bottom-of-pyramid (BOP) consumers exist in Asia and influenced by the above revolutionary trends, those studies that address the BOP issues will also be greatly welcome. Please refer to the article written by Editor, The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Asian Businesses and Consumers, Volume 2, Number 2, in the 2016 December issue of AABR, page 6-7. (http://aabworld.org/articles/articles.php?menu=&offset=5&board=article).
AABR Manuscript Preparation and Submission Guidelines for Authors
All manuscripts must be submitted online at www.aabworld.org. Submissions that arrive via mail or e-mail will not be processed for review.
File Types: Word (No PDFs please.)
PLEASE NOTE: NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE FOR PAGE LENGTH.
AABR manuscripts are judged not only on the depth and scope of the ideas presented and their contributions to the field but also on their clarity and whether they can be read and understood. Readers have varied backgrounds. Thus, the following guidelines should be followed:
To facilitate the double-blind peer-review process, each submission should be broken into two separate files:
(1) Title Page and (2) Main Document. Identifying information should not appear anywhere within the main document file.
FILE 1: Title Page
FILE 2: Main Document
Page 2 and on, with each new element beginning on its own page:
The title should not exceed 25 words.
The abstract is limited to 1-2 pages and summarizes the key components of the manuscript, offering the reader a sample of the manuscript.
Include 4-5 primary keywords that best suit the topic of the manuscript; these do not necessarily need to match the "Topics/Methods" that are selected in Manuscript Central upon submission.
Please do not add any headers/footers on each page (other than the page number). Headings are text only (not numbered) and are formatted according to level.
Equations should be centered on the page. If equations are numbered, type the number in parentheses flush with the left margin. Please avoid using Equation Editor for simple in-line mathematical copy, symbols, and equations. Type these in Word instead, using the "Symbol" function when necessary.
References begin on their own page and are listed in alphabetical order by the first author's last name. Only references cited within the text are included. All references should be in 12-point font and double-spaced.
Footnotes are to be used sparingly and must be concise. No more than 10 total footnotes should appear in a manuscript. Format footnotes in plain text, with a superscript number appearing in text and the corresponding note after the reference section.
Tables should not appear within the text but at the end of the document. Each table should be numbered consecutively and submitted on a separate page. Please indicate appropriate table placement in the text ("Insert Table 1 about here"). Tables must be numbered in the order in which they are to appear.
Figures should not appear within the text but follow any tables. Each figure should be numbered consecutively
and submitted on a separate page. Please indicate appropriate figure placement in the text ("Insert Figure 1 about here").
Figures must be numbered in the order in which they are to appear. The term "figure" refers to a variety of material,
including line drawings, maps, charts, graphs, diagrams, photos, and Web shots, among others.
If Appendixes are provided, they appear on a new page after the figures. Multiple appendixes are labeled with letters
(Appendix A, Appendix B). A single appendix is labeled without letters (Appendix). Multiple appendixes must be numbered
in the order in which they are to appear.
AABR Review Process and Policies on Ethics and Copyrights
All reviews will use a double-blind review process. Reviewers and journal editors are expected to provide comments and critiques in a confidential, constructive, prompt, and unbiased manner appropriate for their position of responsibility. Collegiality, respect for the author’s dignity, and the search for ways to improve the quality of the manuscript should characterize the review process. The editor has the final authority for the acceptance or rejection of any article.
Policies on Ethics and Copyrights
AABR will be published biannually (June 30, and December 30)