for Special Section of
Journal of Electronic Business
Submission of Manuscripts
Initial extended abstract/full paper submission should be sent via the Conference
Online Submission System.
Invited Submission for Formal Review
Please submit your manuscript with a cover letter/e-mail containing
the following imperative statements: (Click
here for a sample cover letter/e-mail.)
1. Title and the central theme of the article.
2. Which subject/theme of the Journal the material fits.
3. Why the material is important in its field and why the material
should be published in this Journal.
4. Nomination of up to four recognized experts who would be considered
appropriate to review the submission. Please state (1) the names, title,
addresses, phone, fax, and email addresses of these reviewers, (2) the
expertise of each reviewer relating to your paper, and (3) your relationship
with each of them. An attempt will be made to select at least one of the
5. The fact that the manuscript contains original unpublished work
and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere
Note that author name(s) must not appear anywhere else in the manuscript
except in the title page and the reference list (if cited). No information
can be placed in the properties of the manuscript's electronic file. Inappropriate
submissions will be returned to authors. Factors leading to this action
include submission with improper or no cover letter, excessive length,
technically inappropriate material, single spaced body of text, subject
of no interest to readers, manuscripts simultaneously submitted to other
publications, and manuscripts not adhering to author guidelines. Non-English
speaking author should have his/her paper proofread by a professional technical
writer for grammatical and spelling corrections as well as the readability
of the paper, before submitting it to the Editor.
A complete submission must include: (1) the cover letter, (2) the title
page, and (3) the manuscript without authors' names in three separate MS-Word
files. These files should be submitted electronically to :
Dr. Chi-Chun Lo
will only be published in English.
- Each typescript
must be accompanied by a statement that it has not been
submitted for publication elsewhere in English. [see
sample cover letter/e-mail]
presentation at a conference, or publication in another language,
should be disclosed.
- All papers
are refereed, and the Editor-in-Chief reserves the right
to refuse any typescript, whether on invitation or otherwise,
and to make suggestions and/or modifications before publication.
which have been accepted become the property of the publisher.
It is a condition of acceptance that copyright shall be
vested in the publisher. Click here
for the Assignment of Copyright statement.
- The publisher
shall furnish authors of accepted papers with proofs for
the correction of printing errors. The proofs shall be
returned within 14 calendar days of submittal. The publishers
shall not be held responsible for errors which are the
result of authors' oversights.
- The original
typescript should be submitted electronically in A4 size
format, with double-spaced typing and a wide margin on
the left, following the submission requirements described
on the Journal's website.
- A final
paper which would exceed 6000 words or occupy more than 15 pages of the
Journal may be returned for abridgement.
- A complete
typescript should include, in the following order: title,
author(s), address(es), abstract, keywords, biographical
notes, introduction, text, acknowledgements, references
and notes, tables, figure captions, figures.
- The preferred
word processing program is Microsoft's Word or Word for
in the final accepted manuscript may be included in the
electronic text file and also provided as separate files,
but must also be accompanied by high-resolution hard copy
- It should
not be assumed that the reader is familiar with specific
national institutions or corporations.
and groupings of countries should be referred to by their
full title (for example, 'China', 'Europe' and 'America'
are all ambiguous).
attention should be paid to identifying units of currency
should be translated in full into English. (See also 'Translated
Title, abstract, keywords,
addresses, biographical notes
us by following these guidelines:
- Title :
as short as possible
approximately 100 words, maximum 150
: approximately 10 words or phrases
: position, department, name of institution, full postal
notes : approximately 100 words per author, maximum 150.
References and notes
journal uses a numbering system in which references and notes
are placed in the same sequence.
- In the text,
a reference is indicated by a number in square brackets,
e.g. . This system avoids footnotes. Full references
and short notes should then be placed in number order at
the end of the text.
should be made only to works that are published, accepted
for publication (not merely 'submitted'), or available
through libraries or institutions. Any other source should
be qualified by a note regarding availability.
- Full reference
should include all authors' names and initials, year
of publication, title of paper, title of publication
(underlined), volume and issue number (of
a journal), publisher and form (book, conference
proceedings), page numbers. [see sample citations]
- Notes should
make a specific point, and be short and succinct.
- All illustrations,
whether diagrams or photographs, are referred to as Figures
and are numbered sequentially. Please place them at the
end of the paper, rather than interspersed in text.
of line diagrams will be photographically reduced and used
directly. All artwork for figures must be black and white
and prepared to the highest possible standards. Bear in
mind that lettering may be reduced in size by a factor of
2 or 3, and that fine lines may disappear.
often arises in translating acronyms, so it is best to
spell out an acronym in English (for example, IIRP - French
personal income tax).
labels and suffixes need careful attention where the letters
refer to words which have been translated.
- The names
of mathematical functions may change in translation - check
against an English or American mathematical reference text.
Units of measurement
journal follows the Système International
for units of measurement.
units will be converted, except where conversion would affect
the meaning of a statement, or imply a greater or lesser
degree of accuracy.