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Journal of Strategic Management

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Submissions - Notes for Authors

 Journal of Strategic Management Education (JSME)


1. The JSME only accepts electronic submission of articles (for submission of video case studies or research documentaries, see point 15 below). Manuscripts should conform to the style used by the journal; for a comparison authors should inspect articles published in the JSME as well as following the guidelines below. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word and sent to:
1 (a). IMPORTANT NOTE ON DIAGRAMS AND CHARTS: Please ensure that any diagrams or charts in your Word file are created in the same Word file. We have encountered problems and delays with typesetting and layout when diagrams and charts are "Cut and Pasted" from other formats and software such as: PDF, JPEG, GIF, PP etc.
2. Please make sure that your article conforms to the Aims and Scope of the JSME.
3. The title page of your article/paper  should contain the name, institutional affiliation, postal address, telephone number, fax number, country code, and electronic mailing address of each author. The second page should include the manuscripts title and an abstract that is 150 words or fewer. The manuscript should begin on the third page. All materials or references that allow the blind reviewer to identify the author(s) should be completely removed from the abstract and manuscript, and appear only on the title page. Authors should bear in mind that abstracts will be used to publicize the content of their article and should therefore emphasize the value of the article's contribution to learning. Authors should also attempt to make the abstract understandable to both academics and laypersons alike.
4. Case studies which are submitted comto the Journal must be accompanied by a teaching note which outlines relevant analytical insights, learning points and teaching strategies. Both the case study and teaching note will be peer reviewed.
5. Each article should include subject keywords aimed to assist with article categorization and computerized search engines.
6. Articles should be typed using font size 12pt for A4 paper size.
7. Apart from diagrams, other illustrations, and teaching notes, authors are encouraged to use one continuous document.
8. Each page should be numbered and line spacing should be double spaced.
9. Authors should use footnotes instead of endnotes.
10. Diagrams, graphs or other illustrations should be clearly named and supplied at the end of the document, or in a separate file if other formats have been used. Diagrams, graphs and illustrations should be provided in a form suitable for immediate reproduction for publication. The location of the diagrams in the main text of the article should be indicated by an insertion of the type: {table 1.2 near here} etc. In cases where diagrams, graphs and illustrations are based on basic statistics which are not in the public domain, the data must be submitted along with the article; otherwise Senate Hall cannot publish your data.
11. Where mathematical symbols are used, authors should attempt to use conventional form of notation. Roman alphabet is preferred to Greek. In cases where fractions are used, authors should use x/y as opposed to x over y.
12. Tables should be clearly labelled, titled, and as far as possible self-explanatory. Units of measure must be clearly defined.
13. References should be listed in alphabetical order at the end of the article. They should comply with the following style example:
  • Evans, D. and Jovanovic, B. (1989), "An Estimated Model of Entrepreneurial Choice Under Liquidity Constraints", Journal of Political Economy, 97(4): 808-827.
  • Chandler, A. (1990), Scale and Scope: The Dynamics of Industrial Capitalism, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press
  • Scherer, F.M. (1991), "Changing Perspectives on the Firm Size Problem", in Zoltan J. Acs and David B. Audretsch (eds), Innovation and Technological Change: An International Comparison, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
14. On acceptance of an article for publication, authors are required to check the proofs of their article for any errors. Alterations must be kept to a minimum.
15. Video case studies and research documentaries may also be submitted. These will be reviewed on as far as possible the same basis as print/text based publications. Videos can be submitted online to the lead Editor as long as the file size does not exceed 2MB. Files exceeding this size should be sent by DVD (3 copies should be supplied). All video files must be able to be viewed on either RealPlayer or Windows Media Player.

NOTE TO AUTHORS: All final draft manuscript content must be reviewed by us before we finally agree to publishing it. Submission of manuscripts for publication are welcomed, please read our "TERMS & CONDITIONS  - For AUTHORS and WORK SUBMISSIONS" which are at the bottom of the page at this link: