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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 12pt Times New Roman 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

Please use the following Word templates for your submission:

TEAMS article_template

All submitted papers must adhere to the following formatting guidelines throughout the manuscript (main body, references, appendices, and footnotes):

  • A4 paper
  • Margins: 3.95 cm top and 1.9 cm left, right and bottom
  • 12pt Times New Roman font
  • 1.0 spacing
  • 1500 – 3000 words (excluding abstract, acknowledgement, supplementary material description and references)

A word limit is imposed because the intention of the CIJ is to provide fast and reliable communication tool for researchers communicating the most recent results of their empirical experimentations. Therefore, the shortness of the contributions facilitate that

  1. the papers focus on their main contribution;
  2. the papers are quicker and easier to review;
  3. shorter papers are easier to read and grasp the core ideas.

The prospective authors may wish to follow below guidelines:

Abstract: a brief less than 100 words abstract is required

Introduction: brief, one paragraph establishing the importance and relevance of the research topic and second paragraph establishing the existing research gap and research question(s). Limit the number of research questions to the most important ones.

Theoretical background: brief, to-the-point theoretical discussion only on the most important relevant literature establishing concepts of the study necessary for establishing the current level of knowledge and the research gap.

Method and data: shortly describe the core elements of your method, so that it facilitates replication logic but does not go into the details of the method

Results: concentrate on the most important, core results of your study, do not discuss results in detail, and also limit the number of results (and answer to the limited number of research questions).

Discussion and conclusions: only conclude what can be said based on the results and core limitations of the research, not repetition of results, research question(s), future research directions, etc.;

References: Do not use linked fields (produced by referencing software) but rather, remove field codes produced by referencing software before saving the final version of your manuscript that you are going to submit. List one publication for each number in the list of references (Prahalad & Bettis 1986; Brown & Eisenhardt 1998). Please follow the style below in the reference list in preparing your list of references. All authors should be included in reference lists unless there are more than five, in which case only the first author should be given, followed by ‘et al.’. The title of an article cited in the reference lists should be written exactly as it appears in the work cited. Book titles are italic with all main words capitalized. Journal titles are italic written in full. Include DOI if known for the articles. The publisher and city of publication are required for books cited. References to web-only journals should give URL in full - and DOI if known. References to websites should give authors if known, title of cited page, URL in full, and the date accessed (Gavetti 1999).


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