THE ACADEMY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
MANUSCRIPT GUIDELINES: READINGS BOOKS

The Readings Book will be published by photographic reproduction using fine, white paper, size 8.5" by 11." You must use WordPerfect (5.1 or later; 6.0 preferred) (DOS or Windows; NO APPLE) or Microsoft Word and a laser printer. Please send one copy of your paper protected by two pieces of cardboard and a computer diskette (3.5") containing your file. On the disk, write the paper title, authors, and track for which it was accepted. On the outside of the envelope, indicate that a computer disk is enclosed as well as the track for which the paper was accepted. Note that the computer disks will not be returned. It is essential that you comply with these instructions because we print from disk. Papers which fail to meet the specifications will be returned to the author and risk not being published.

INSTRUCTIONS

Before any typing is done, you need to format the paper in the following manner. The following information gives precise instructions.

 


BASE FONT

Times New Roman (Scalable)Point Size: 10

This is an example of the font used for publication of your paper. Please adhere to the instructions when formatting your paper and producing your hard copy.

 

 

MARGINS

All paragraphs should be indented with a tab of five (5) spaces. You must leave a space after each paragraph. Set your margins as follows:

Left Margin: 1 inch Right Margin: 1 inch
Top Margin: 1 inch Bottom Margin 1.25 inches


SPACING 

Single space the body of the paper. Double space before and after first-level and second-level headings. Triple space between the title and before and after the author's name.

 

 

PAGE NUMBERS  

Do not type in page numbers; lightly pencil in the numbers on the back of each page.

 

 


TITLE 

The title should be in all capital letters, bold-faced, and centered at the top of the first
page. In WordPerfect, the size of this title can be changed using the font key. For our
purposes, the title of the paper should be "EXTRA LARGE" (This is a font size of 20) For example:

THE TITLE IS EXTRA LARGE

 

 

AUTHORS

The author(s) and affiliation(s) should be centered, bold-faced, and single-spaced beginning on the third line below the title. Do not use titles such as Dr. or Assistant Professor, etc. The size of the name(s) should be "LARGE" (This is a font size of 12). For Example:


Sam Fullerton, Eastern Michigan University
David L. Moore, Le Moyne College



If you have more than one author and all authors have the same affiliation, use the following format:

Sara A. Hart
Kathy L. Hill
Sam Houston State University

 


ABSTRACT 

Begin the paper with an abstract of approximately 100 words. The word ABSTRACT should be typed in all capital letters, bold-faced, and centered on the third line following the author(s) and affiliation(s). The size of the heading should be "VERY LARGE" (This is a font size of 15). The text of the abstract should be in "ITALICS."


HEADINGS 

First-level headings should be centered, bold-faced and in all capital letters. The size of the first-level headings is "VERY LARGE" (This is a font size of 15). For example:

FIRST-LEVEL HEADINGS ARE VERY LARGE


Second-level headings should be flush with the left margin, bold-faced, and in upper and lower case. The size of second-level headings is "LARGE" (This is a font size of 12). For example:

Second-Level Headings Are Large

 

 

BODY 

The body of the paper should be single-spaced and follow the abstract. Be sure to use a first-level heading after the abstract to introduce the body of the paper and clearly separate the two. In addition, the body of the paper should be both left and right-justified. WordPerfect calls this "Full Justification." Remember to use Times New Roman (scalable), 10 point font.


INTRODUCTION



Curriculum is undoubtedly one of the most scrutinized elements of business education today. Recent initiatives by AACSB have created the need for business schools to assess their course offerings. Topics such as globalization and business ethics have surged to the forefront in the curriculum revision process, but there is no clear consensus regarding the way such topics should be integrated within a business program.

 


TABLES/FIGURES/GRAPHS 

Tables, figures, and graphs should be typed as close as possible to the location where they are cited. Headings should be centered, bold-faced, and in all capital letters above the table or figure. ALL TABLES MUST BE IN BOXES and use Times New Roman 10 point font. The size of the heading for each table or graph should be "LARGE" (This is a font size of 12). For Example:


FIGURE 1

TABLES AND FIGURES MUST BE TYPED USING WORD PERFECT OR MICROSOFT WORD. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS. IF YOU CUT AND PASTE A TABLE TO YOUR PAPER, IT WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU AS UNACCEPTABLE.

 

FOOTNOTES 

Footnotes will not be used. References will appear at the end of the paper.

 

 

CALLING REFERENCES  

All references within the text should be handled with the use of the last name and year of publication. For example:

Kurtz (1999) discussed the role of ............

 


EQUATIONS 

All equations should be placed on separate lines and numbered consecutively, with the equation numbers placed in parentheses and aligned against the left margin.



REFERENCES 

Since the bibliography should include only those references cited in the text of the paper, this first- level heading should be titled REFERENCES. REFERENCES should be centered in all capitals above the list of references. The size of the heading is "Very Large" (This is a font size of 15). References should be listed in alphabetical order and appear at the end of the paper. Titles of journals and books should be in italics, NOT UNDERLINED. For example:

REFERENCES

Childress, Robert L., Mathematics for Managerial Decisions (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1974).

Pitts, James E. and William M. Whitaker, "The Impact of Tax Policy on Investment Behavior in the Chemical Industry, 1951-75," Decision Sciences, vol. 2, no. 1 (January 1971), pp. 53-65.


REFERENCES MUST BE INCLUDED; DO NOT TYPE AT THE END OF YOUR PAPER THAT "REFERENCES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST."

 




APPENDICES 

Appendices should immediately follow the body of the paper and precede the references. The term, APPENDIX, should be formatted as below:

APPENDIX

centered in all capitals above the appended material. The size of the term, APPENDIX, should be "VERY LARGE" (This is a font size of 15). If there is more than one appendix, they should be numbered consecutively.

 


IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

All spelling, grammar, and punctuation are the responsibility of the author(s). No corrections
will be made by the Editors. Therefore, all papers must be edited prior to submission.

Please note that your disk will not be returned.

Send to:

Dr. Sam Fullerton, Editor
Academy of Business Administration-Readings Book
Eastern Michigan University
Department of Marketing
Ypsilanti, MI 48197


PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Note that all participants must register within ten days of notification of their participation in the program. Each paper must have a separate registered author.

The maximum length for publication in the Readings Book is 8 single-spaced pages using the format specified in these guidelines. There is a charge of $30 per page for papers published in excess of this limit. This charge should be handled as a separate check and must be included with the paper and disk. The check or money order should be written to the the Academy of Business Administration and it must be paid in U.S. funds.

Remember: papers must include reference section; figures, tables and graphs must be incorporated within the body of the paper and typed using WordPerfect OR Microsoft Word (NO CUT AND PASTE); disk must contain text file produced using (DOS or Windows-based) WordPerfect 5.1 or later (6.0 is clearly preferred) or Microsoft Word; a 1.25 inch margin at the bottom of the paper is mandatory.

 
PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINES 

Please submit your laser-printed copy and computer disk to the Readings Book Editors according to the following schedule:
2004 Global Trends Conference.......... NO LATER THAN......... January 15, 2005
2004 National Conference..................... NO LATER THAN......... April 15, 2004
2004 International Conference............. NO LATER THAN......... August 15, 2004

 


Managed by: David Moore, Associate Professor, Business Administration
Updated by: Bill Thieke Lemoyne College Information Technology