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Authors should submit all files online as a single-spaced WORD documents. The submitted WORD files include:
- Any additional Supplementary Files are welcomed.
The main manuscript should contain the following sections:
- Abstract (100 – 200 words)
- Keywords (3-7 words that encapsulate the key topics)
- Main body that is not restricted to specific format but rather hinges on the manuscript type and methodology (e.g., original research article, review article, surveys, case studies, technical and management reports, viewpoints, book reviews, notes, commentaries). However, the main body may address the following sections:
- Background or Literature Review
- Materials and Methods or Research Methodology
- Acknowledgments (if any)
Tables and Figures
All Tables and Figures should be cited in the text in a consecutive order. Tables and Figures should be included at the end of the manuscript on separate pages, with their position in the main body of the text being indicated. Each Figure and Table must have a descriptive brief title and an Arabic number (e.g., Figure 1). Where Figures are supplied in a format that cannot be edited within a Word document, authors will be asked to provide the source files of the figures in a separate electronic file that contain vector art formats (Illustrator, EPS, WMF, FreeHand, CorelDraw, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) or bitmap formats (Photoshop, TIFF, GIF, JPEG, etc.).
Citing other publications in the text must follow Harvard style using author and date.
- Citing ONE author: (Thomas, 2012) or Thomas (2012)…
- Citing ONE author with multiple works: (Hendry, 2008; 2011)
- Citing ONE author with multiple works in the same year: (Hendry, 2008a; 2008b)
- Citing TWO authors: (Thomas and Bradley, 2012) or Thomas and Bradley (2012)
- Citing MORE than two authors: (Thomas et al., 2012) or Thomas et al. (2012) …
- Citing LIST of references should be alphabetically and then chronologically: (Kristopher and Deleon, 008; Lim and Peter, 2010; Lim, 2011, Ricardo, 1998; Santos, 2000)
- Quoting SPECIFIC TEXT: (Kim, 2011, p. 145) or Kim (2011, p. 145) …
References to other publications must be complete and accurate, and presented in Harvard style
Batt, P. and Liu, A. (2012), “Consumer behavior towards honey products in Western Australia”, British Food Journal, Vol. 114 No. 2, pp. 285 – 297
Cowan, Marjorie (2012), Microbiology Fundamentals: A Clinical Approach, McGraw-Hill, New York
Hollin, C. (Ed.) (2001), Handbook of Offender Assessment and Treatment, Wiley, Chichester, pp. 3-15
Chapter in an Edited Book
Cooke, D. and Philip, L. (2001), “To treat or not to treat? an empirical perspective”, in Hollin, C. (Ed.) Handbook of Offender Assessment and Treatment, Wiley, Chichester, pp. 3-15
Conference Paper (published)
Bourassa, S. (1999), “Effects of child care on young children”, Proceedings of the third annual meeting of the International Society for Child Psychology, International Society for Child Psychology, Atlanta, Georgia, pp. 44-6.
Conference Paper (unpublished)
Bowden, F. and Fairley, C. (1996), “Endemic STDs in the Northern Territory: estimations of effective rates of partner change”, paper presented to the scientific meeting of the Royal Australian College of Physicians, Darwin, 24-25 June.
Halliday, J. (1995), Assessment of the Accuracy of the DTI’s Database of the UK Wind Speeds, Energy Technology Support Unit, ETSU-W-11/00401/ REP.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010), Child Protection Australia 2008-09, Child welfare series no. 47. Cat. no. CWS 35, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra
Exelby, H. (1997), “Aspects of gold and mineral liberation”, Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Queensland, Brisbane
Newspaper article (authored)
Smith, A. (2008), “Money for old rope”, Daily News, 21 January, pp. 1, 3-4
Newspaper article (non-authored)
Daily News (2008), “Small change”, 2 February, p. 7
Lane, C. et al. (2003), “The future of professionalized work: UK and Germany compared”, Available at: http://www.agf.org.uk/pubs/pdfs/1232web.pdf (Accessed: 10 May 2007).
Footnotes and Endnotes
Footnotes or Endnotes should be avoided and may be used if absolutely necessary. They should be numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript. They should not be used in book reviews.
A list of abbreviations should be used only when the full term is very long and used often. The abbreviation should be spelled out the first time it is used in the text. Authors should also use the International System of Units (SI) where required.