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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 Microsoft Word format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 10-point font and employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Submission Fee: $20.00 USD. Make check payable to NABET.
    Send fee to:
    Dr. Arshad Chawdhry,
    Department of Business and Economics
    California University of PA
    250 University Ave.,
    California, PA 15419

Author Guidelines

Manuscript Style (Reference - see APA documentation resources in the right margin) Papers must be submitted via the OJS system, without author information. Use 10-point New Times Roman font for the body of the paper and all headings including the heading for references. Use 1" margins at top and bottom and 1.25 left and right. Single-space the text. Double-space between paragraphs, and indent the first line five spaces using the tab key. Use full-justification. Spell-check before sending the paper, and correct all grammatical errors. Specific Requirements Start the manuscript with the full title, centered in capitals, bold print. Following a space, each author and university should be identified, one author per line. No titles (Dr., Mr., Mrs., etc.) are to be used; nor should rank be indicated. Please, no fancy type styles other than ones specified. NO headers or footers, but page numbers should be incorporated. After the last author's name and affiliation, double-space, center, and type the heading abstract, bold and all caps. All papers must have an abstract of no more than 150 words, which provides a brief synopsis of the paper. The next heading is introduction, bold and all caps. Double-space before and after. All major headings MUST follow this format. Secondary headings MUST be in bold print, left justified, first letter capitalized then lower case, with a space above and below each heading. Mathematical expressions and notations should be used judiciously and all symbols should be identified. Tables should be arranged sequentially in the order in which the tables are first mentioned in the text and placed at the end of the manuscript. Type the word Table and its Arabic numeral flush-left at the top of the table, double-space, then type the table title flush-left above the table. The explanatory notes to a table such as probability tables, explanations of acronyms, etc., should appear below the table. Use the same 10-point New Times Roman font as used in the text and the tab function to construct the tables. If a "camera-ready" table is to be used, send the original and not a reduced copy for incorporation in the journal. Figures (such as graphs, drawings, photographs, and charts) must be consecutively numbered in Arabic numerals, with their captions in the order they appear in the text. All illustrations must be camera-ready; photographs must be of professional quality, and drawings must be prepared in ink. Illustrations should be identified on the back in light pencil with the name of the author and the figure number. Either footnotes or endnotes are permitted, but not encouraged. In most cases, the material they contain can be incorporated in the text. If footnotes are used, use the automatic footnote function (Control F7), and specify a Times New Roman 10-point font for their text. Endnotes should be in the same 10-point Times New Roman font as the text and placed after the references. References When citing references in the text, please use parenthesis, author's name, comma and date of publication, i.e., (Wilson, 1996). For up to three authors, cite each and use the "&" for "and", i.e., (Dawes, Dowling & Peterson, 1992). For more than three authors, use the surname of the first author followed by "et al." comma and the year, i.e., (Cravens et al., 1988). Multiple reference citations in parentheses should be arranged alphabetically and a semi-colon used to separate them, i.e., (Cravens et al., 1988; Dawes, Dowling & Peterson, 1992; Wilson, 1996). Text citations must correspond accurately to the references in the reference list. References should be listed alphabetically at the end of the manuscript. References with the same authors in the same order are arranged according to the year of publication, the earliest first. An American Psychological Association format is used for the references. For a Journal Article Buzzell, R. D., Gale, B. T., & Sultan, R. G. M. (1975). Market share - a key to profitability. Harvard Business Review, 75(1), 97-106. For a Book Czepiel, J. A. (1992). Competitive Marketing Strategy. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. For more information and examples please refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.