These Instructions to Authors are published so that submissions may be prepared to a standard format and style.

In addition, all authors should remember that the journal has an international readership - local acronyms or organizations, for example, need to be explained.

Please read our current Call for Papers before you submit any material. You will need to understand what kind of manuscripts we will consider for this Journal.

Form of Submission:
   
Papers should be submitted to the Managing Editor, by e-mail,
to the Editor. We will acknowledge every e-mail, and we will try
our best to complete the review process within 60 days. All
manuscripts are given at least two complete blind reviews by
the panel of Associate Editors. Authors will be notified within
60 days of submission of acceptance, revisions, or rejection. This Journal DOES accept material previously published elsewhere, if it is deemed of topical interest to our readers.

Your paper MUST be in Word format, Time Roman, 14 point, justified. Headline Time Roman bold 20 point, centered. Author's name in Time Roman, 14 point centered.

Author's name(s) may only be show on the cover sheet, with the exception of bona fide citations. Do not use foot notes but endnotes only.

Submit your paper by e-mail as a Word file. Do not use .pdf format. Any tables of graphs, illustrations, photos, etc., must be attached as separate files.

 

Detailed Submission Information:

Abstracts are very important as we and citation indexing services use them for search engines. A well-written abstract helps others to find your paper, and it encourages them to read your full manuscript.

Your abstract should be between 140 and 220 words in length, and clearly inform as to Introduction, Methods, Analysis, Results and Conclusions. You probably will write 2-3 short sentences for each of these categories. If your paper is not a 'standard' research paper, for instance one with a high degree of qualitative, speculative and editorial content, we will accept
a non-structured abstract.

Here is an example for a structured abstract:

INTRODUCTION We report a review of sustainability practices in not-for-profit,
government-sponsored organizations in New Zealand. Funding shortages
have been reported as drivers behind the development of sustainability practices
at these entities. This study attempts to identify which sustainability characteristics
can be found in this population and how effectively they are deployed.

METHOD Web-based surveys were employed to access a large population of
organizations in the North Island of New Zealand. In-depth interviews were then
conducted, followed by structured reviews of the firm, its management and
all key staff. The findings were shared with the management, for additional
feedback.

ANALYSIS We carried out quantitative and qualitative analyses on this data.
We used standard SPSS statistical measures for the quantitative portion,
and developed a structured table/matrix system to categorize qualitative
information.

RESULTS Sustainability is a highly non-specific term and applied differently
in different organizations worldwide. There is considerable attraction
to the notion of "remaining in business forever", but we found that the
approach to sustainability in practice varied greatly throughout the
researched population.

CONCLUSION A management focus on sustainability as part of the business
tactics increases the awareness of the staff as to long-term operating success. Organizations which can demonstrate sustainability awareness and application,
receive more funding from donors than those firms which do not.


Citations are based on the APA publication manual (5th ed.) style, which is the most widely used style for bibliography references. Several authoring applications, such as EndNote and Reference Manager, use this style.

Member of the Editorial Board
Prof. Diane Welsh, is the Walter Distinguished Chair of the Florida Entrepreneur and Family Business Programs at The University of Tampa, and a recognized scholar in international franchising and international entrepreneurship.