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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 a 12-point 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.

Abstract

  • 'All Abstracts MUST be submitted in Microsoft Word, double-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman font.

  • Please begin with the following elements:
    1. TITLE (bold, all caps).
    2. Author Names, University/Institute/Company Affiliations – No titles (Dr., Mr., Ms., etc.) should be used, nor should rank be indicated.
    3. Contact Info: Under author names, please include the following statement for the lead author:
    “For further information, please contact Lead Author’s Full Name, Title, Affiliation (E-mail Address).”
    4. Keywords: Please provide a list of 4-5 keywords.
    5. Description: Please provide a one (1) sentence description of your paper.

  • No reference list is necessary. If necessary, please simply note “References are available upon request.”

  • Please do not include any graphic elements (e.g., display equations, tables, figures, appendices) in Abstracts.

 

Full Paper

  • All Full Papers MUST be submitted in Microsoft Word, double-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman font.

  • 12-PAGE LIMIT. If your accepted submitted paper is longer than 12 pages, please edit it down for inclusion in the proceedings

  • Please begin with the following elements:
    1. TITLE (bold, all capital letters)
    2. Author Names, University Affiliations -No titles (Dr., Mr., Ms., etc.) should be used, nor should rank be indicated.
    3. Contact Info: Under author names, please include the following statement for the lead author: -“For further information, please contact Lead Author’s Full Name, Title, Affiliation (Email Address).”
    4. Keywords: Please provide a list of 4-5 keys words
    5. Description: Please provide a one (1) sentence description of your paper.

  • Please then standardize the organization and content of your Full Paper as follows:
    1. Begin with the heading ABSTRACT, centered in all capital letters.
    -This should then be followed by an abstract of no more than 50 words.
    2. The next major heading should be INTRODUCTION, aligned left, in all capital letters.
    3. In the text, use the following heading structure:
    MAJOR HEADING (bold, aligned left, all capital letters) –Secondary Heading (bold italics, aligned left, title style capital letters)
    4. REFERENCES: A complete list of references is required at the end of Full Papers. Include only the references directly mentioned in the paper.

  • VERY IMPORTANT: Visual elements (e.g., display equations, tables, figures, appendices) should be kept as simple as possible to ensure the clarity and accuracy of their final presentation.

  • Please note that embedded visual elements often do not reproduce well, so it is very important to keep visual elements simple and, when applicable, provide original files.