GLOBAL DIGITAL BUSINESS SOCIETY
MANUSCRIPT GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS
Please note that guidelines are being provided to the authors of accepted papers so that they can prepare their manuscripts for publication in the Conference Proceedings of GDBS or other Journal of Digital Business. Authors are encouraged to use these guidelines to submit manuscripts for review at the initial stage as well for conferences and journals.
INTRODUCTION: This "Manuscript Guidelines" are for papers that are accepted for publication in the Conference related GDBS publicationss and presentations. All GDBS conference papers and papers published in GDBS journals are peer-reviewed, hence classifying these publications as “double blind peer-reviewed”. Authors should follow the guidelines very closely in order to maintain the publication consistency in terms of style, appearance, and so forth. If authors fail to follow these guidelines, the Editor reserves the right to reject publication of those papers in GDBS conference specific journals or GDBS other publications.
PLEASE USE THE INSTRUCTION SHEET AS AN EXAMPLE OR GUIDE. Please note how the title and author information is displayed below:
IMPACT OF OUTSOURCING ON DIGITAL GAPS IN INDIA
Steve Wolf, International University of Digital Business, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
Raj Garg, Global Digital Business Society, USA, garg@GDBS.ORG
(As shown above, for each author on one separate, single-spaced, centered line: First Name Last Name, Institution, Country, e-mail address. DO NOT INCLUDE TITLES, such as Dr., Professor, and Prof.)
PAGE SIZE: Preferably 8 1/2" x 11" or nearest size (NO LEGAL SIZE or SMALLER THAN 8 1/2X11)
PAGE LIMIT: All manuscripts are limited to FOUR (4) pages. (There will be a charge of $50 for each additional page which must be paid with your submission. Your manuscript will not be published if you fail to pay for additional pages.)
MARGINS: 1” on all four sides (top, bottom, left and right).
TITLE: Preferably short manuscript title, centered, all capital letters, bold, 12 point Times New Roman
AUTHOR:: Immediately following paper title, single-spaced, centered, bold, 12 point Times New Roman. On a separate line for each author: First Name, Last Name, Institution, Country e-mail address.
HEADINGS: Preferably short. Left flushed, all capital letters, bold, 12 point Times New Roman.
TEXT/ BODY: 12 point Times New Roman, left flushed, no indention. Paragraphs begin at left margin and right justified. DO NOT NUMBER PAGES. Pages will be numbered consecutively at the time of publication by the Editor. However, use pencil lightly at bottom right corner to indicate page sequence/numbers that can be easily erased later on.
ENDNOTES: Do NOT use page endnotes. Avoid superscript and/or underscript endnotes completely. If you need to refer to a note, you should use a Table or a Figure. The only exception to this format is for the mathematical formulae.
SPACINGS: All text SINGLE-SPACED, between paragraphs use Double Space.
ABSTRACT: Begin your manuscript with an abstract of about 100 words, providing an overview of your research objectives, methodology, findings, etc. Include ABSTRACT as heading, left flushed and triple-spaced below the last author's name, affiliation, country, and e-mail.
CITATIONS AND REFERENCES: The use of citations and references should be as limited as possible in order to save space. Only the most important sources should be cited and listed. Unlisted references should not be cited, and listed references must be cited in the body. Within your text, reference citations should consist of the author's last name and date of publication enclosed within parentheses. Example: (Agarwal, 2001). Do not use footnotes in your text.
All materials cited should be listed in an alphabetical order under the heading of REFERENCES starting at left margin. Do not number references. There should be double space between the REFERENCES heading and the first reference listing and between the two listings thereafter. However, each reference should be single-spaced.
Example of journal article:
Garg, Rajendar K. (1996), “The Influence of positive and negative wording and issue involvement on responses to likert scales in Marketing Research”, Journal of the Market Research Society, Vol. 38, No. 3, 235-246.
Example of a book:
Turban, Efrain et al., (2004), Electronic Commerce, Prentice Hall, 2004
TABLES AND FIGURES: Tables and figures should be placed close to where they are cited, and they should be high quality and camera-ready They should be placed flush with the left-hand margin and have proper numbering, headings and other notations.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Please follow the submission deadlines. For the final paper submission for publication, camera-ready copies and registration materials/fees must be received.
ITEMS TO SUBMIT: Submit the following items:
1. Conference registration form
2. Registration fee (in US$ payable to Global Digital Business Society or GDBS)
PLEASE NOTE THAT NO PAPER WILL BE PUBLISHED OR PLACED IN THE PROGRAM UNTIL THE REGISTRATION FEE IS RECEIVED. See Instructions for Payments for remitting your fee.
3. Please submit your paper as an email attachment using Microsoft Word. Two CAMERA-READY copies of your manuscript (supported by a piece of cardboard) will be needed after your paper has been accepted.
4. Two copies of a cover sheet, containing your title and each author's name, organizational affiliation, physical address, telephone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail address, etc.
5. A 3-1/2" DISKETTE (1.44 MB), or CD, containing an electronic file of your manuscript, a file of your abstract, and a file of your cover sheet in MS Word format. (Please make sure you diskette or CD is virus-free and contains no other files.)
CONTACT: For questions or information, send an e-mail to GARG@GDBS.ORG. When the conference program is finalized, it will be posted on the GDBS website.
WHERE TO SEND MANUSCRIPTS, ETC. Mail the items listed above to:
Global Digital Business Society
C/o. Dr. Raj Garg
1112 Rural Ridge Drive
Cheswick, PA 15024