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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 files are in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.

  • The instructions in the Author Guidelines and Submission Preparation Checklist have been followed.

  • The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.  The Word documents must not contain any information that will identify the author(s) or the institutions of the author(s) including in the document properties.

Author Guidelines

This website allows authors to submit either to the ABR Journal or to the ABR Conference, by following the submission links listed in the sections below, or ensuring that the appropriate section is selected during the submission process: "ABR Journal Articles" or the proper ABR Conference Track, respectively. The ABR Journal and the ABR Conference are completely separate entities and are managed independently, therefore the authors should not regard these submissions as pre-requisites to one another. 

 

ABR Journal Submissions

To submit a manuscript for consideration to the ABR Journal, the author must have an ABR website account (or register for one), must follow the instructions in the Author Guidelines and Submission Checklist, and must select the section "ABR Journal Articles" option during the submission process, or follow the submission link in the "ABR Journal Articles" section listed below. To be considered for publication, submissions must be theory-based hypothesis testing, empirical studies formatted according to the ABR Journal guidelines, and the most current APA formatting and style guidelines.  

The submission consists of two main files: a Manuscript file (select the article component "Manuscript File" option during the submission process), and a Preferred Reviewers file (select the article component "Preferred Reviewers File" option during the submission process). The latter file contains a list of 3 preferred reviewers for the manuscript. The list should include the following information (for each reviewer): name, affiliation, email, phone number, and areas of expertise. Although not required, the author may upload additional supporting files as necessary (e.g., dataset, survey instrument, etc.), by selecting the article component "Other Files" option during the submission process.

As a guideline, your manuscript should be compiled in the following order: title; abstract; keywords; introduction, literature review (incl. hypotheses development), methods (incl. data collection and measures, sample biases, data analysis), results (e.g., measurement and structural models assessments), discussion (incl. results discussion, theoretical implications, practical implications, limitations and future research directions); references; appendices. The tables (with caption) and figures (with caption) should be inserted directly at their in-text location. The manuscript should be written in the 3rd person (i.e., "this study finds that..." instead of "we find that..."). New unindented sentences should start with one space (not two). 

The text font style should be Times New Roman 12-point, paragraphs should be double-spaced with 0 pt. spacing before and after, and the paper layout margins should be 1" top, bottom, left, and right. The manuscript should include a footer that includes page numbering centered in the middle.

Heading 1 title should be on a separate line, centered over text, in bold fonts, first upper then lower case letters. Heading 2 title should be on a separate line, flush left, in bold fonts, first upper then lower case letters. Heading 3 titles should be on a separate line, flush left, in italic fonts, first upper then lower case letters.

Table captions should be placed above the table, on a separate line, flush left, first upper then lower case letters as in this example: Table 1 - Table Caption Description Follows Here. Tables should be centered and placed below the table caption line. Table data should be centered both horizontally and vertically in individual cells, and the font should be Times New Roman 10 point.  Table headers should also be centered horizontally and vertically in cells, and the font should be Times New Roman 12 point and underlined, with space inserted before and after paragraph for the header cells.

Figure captions should be placed above the figure, on a separate line, flush left, first upper then lower case letters as in this example: Figure 1 - Figure Caption Description Follows Here. Figures should be centered and placed below the figure caption line.

The use of high-quality grammar and style is essential. Authors should limit the number of citations in the text. Only those that are essential should be included. Authors should limit the use of footnotes. These can be distracting to a reader who may only have a short time to scan an article.

References and citations must be complete and should follow the latest APA style guidelines. For example, references should include, as appropriate, volume, number, month, publisher, city and state, editors, last name and initials of all authors, page numbers, etc. Citations should be used sparingly and only when absolutely needed; authors are encouraged to do more original writing instead. Newer citations are strongly encouraged; citations older than 5 years prior should only be included if absolutely needed. 

The maximum length including all text, references, and tables/figures is 8000 words. An abstract (maximum 250 words), up to 5 keywords, and a word count for the manuscript, along with the title should be included on the title page (i.e., the first page of the manuscript). No personal information of other author-identifying information should be included in the submission files and the file's properties. 

Ready to submit to the ABR Journal? Go to the ABR Journal Articles section listed below and follow the submission link.

 

ABR Conference Submissions

To submit a manuscript for consideration to the ABR Conference, the author must have an ABR website account (or register for one), must follow the ABR Conference instructions in the Author Guidelines and Submission Checklist, and must select the appropriate ABR Conference Track section option during the submission process, or follow the submission link in the appropriate ABR Conference Track sections listed below. To be considered for the conference, the submission must be a Full Research Paper or a Developmental Paper.

Full Research Papers should be no longer than 25 pages and will undergo peer review. If accepted, those papers will be published in the ABR Conference Proceedings. 

Developmental Papers should be no longer than 7 pages and will not undergo peer review. They will be evaluated by the Track Chair and if accepted, they can be presented at the ABR Conference but will not be published in the Proceedings. 

The submission consists of one main file: the Manuscript file (select the article component "Manuscript File" option during the submission process). Although not required, the author may upload additional supporting files as necessary (e.g., dataset, survey instrument, etc.), by selecting the article component "Other Files" option during the submission process.

The text font style should be Times New Roman 12-point, paragraphs should be double-spaced with 0 pt. spacing before and after, and the paper layout margins should be 1" top, bottom, left, and right. The manuscript should include a footer that includes page numbering centered in the middle.

Heading 1 title should be on a separate line, centered over text, in bold fonts, first upper then lower case letters. Heading 2 title should be on a separate line, flush left, in bold fonts, first upper then lower case letters. Heading 3 titles should be on a separate line, flush left, in italic fonts, first upper then lower case letters.

Table captions should be placed above the table, on a separate line, flush left, first upper then lower case letters as in this example: Table 1 - Table Caption Description Follows Here. Tables should be centered and placed below the table caption line. Table data should be centered both horizontally and vertically in individual cells, and the font should be Times New Roman 10 point.  Table headers should also be centered horizontally and vertically in cells, and the font should be Times New Roman 12 point and underlined, with space inserted before and after paragraph for the header cells.

Figure captions should be placed above the figure, on a separate line, flush left, first upper then lower case letters as in this example: Figure 1 - Figure Caption Description Follows Here. Figures should be centered and placed below the figure caption line.

The use of high-quality grammar and style is essential. Authors should limit the number of citations in the text. Only those that are essential should be included. Authors should limit the use of footnotes. These can be distracting to a reader who may only have a short time to scan an article.

References and citations must be complete and should follow the latest APA style guidelines. For example, references should include, as appropriate, volume, number, month, publisher, city and state, editors, last name and initials of all authors, page numbers, etc.

An abstract (maximum 250 words), up to 5 keywords, and a word count for the manuscript, along with the title should be included on the title page (i.e., the first page of the manuscript). No personal information of other author-identifying information should be included in the submission files and the file's properties. 

Ready to submit to the ABR Conference? Go to one of the ABR Conference Tracks sections listed below and follow the submission link. 

ABR Journal Articles

Authors should use this selection to submit a manuscript to the ABR Journal for publication.

ABR Conference - Management Track

Authors can use this section to submit to the ABR Conference - Management Track.

ABR Conference - Marketing Track

Authors can use this section to submit to the ABR Conference - Marketing Track.

ABR Conference - Finance Track

Authors can use this section to submit to the ABR Conference - Finance Track.

ABR Conference - HR Track

Authors can use this section to submit to the ABR Conference - HR Track.

ABR Conference - Information Systems Track

Authors can use this section to submit to the ABR Conference - Information Systems Track.

ABR Conference - Business Law Track

Authors can use this section to submit to the ABR Conference - Business Law Track.

ABR Conference - Economics Track

Authors can use this section to submit to the ABR Conference - Economics Track.

ABR Conference - Accounting Track

Authors can use this section to submit to the ABR Conference - Accounting Track.

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