Author Guidelines

The paper must be organized as per undermentioned structure within 50 pages (single spaced) which includes all text, figures/tables/ and references

Introduction (This section must contain):

  • Problem statement, objective or research question
  • Motivation or reasons behind the study
  • Significance of the study
  • A paragraph stating that findings are different from others with a distinctive contribution to the body of knowledge
  • A statement relating to how the paper is organized

Literature Review (This section should):

  • Cite adequate and relevant past studies (preferably after 2000)
  • Describe how your research question or problem statement was not answered by the past studies
  • State the weakness of the previous studies or research

Methodology (It should include):

  • Data or study period for considerable period
  • Justification for selecting years of study
  • Justification for sample size, the model used or research method applied

Results/Analysis (This section must show):

  • Results/findings which are convincing and well explained
  • Interpretation of results which supports or rejects hypotheses
  • How results are new and contributes to the body of knowledge

Conclusion (This section must describe):

  • Originality and timeliness of the research
  • How you have created or advanced knowledge
  • The implication of the research
  • Limitations of the study

Author must ensure that citation in the main text is properly followed and such citation must be included in the reference list. Author must follow the Harvard style of referencing. If the reference is provided at the start of the sentence, just year should be mentioned in parenthesis. For 2 authors "and", and for more than 2 authors "et al" should provided. If reference is provided within or at end of the sentence, then author name followed by year should be provided in parenthesis.

Language Proficiency:
All authors must make sure that the paper is grammatically correct and all references are professionally edited. We use US spelling style to check the spelling. Authors can engage any organization or person for editing service at their own cost. We will not publish any paper which is 100% free from grammatical mistakes. No submission fee will be refunded under any circumstance.

These should be placed after the reference section. We do not allow more than 6 appendices and they should be numbered in Arabic numerals and referred to in the text.

All Tables must have short titles. They must not be broken into 2 pages and be professionally presented. Tables must be placed within the body of the paper and number of tables should be in numerals. Symbols like "*, **, ***" can be ued to denote significance level.

All figures must be mentioned in consecutive order in the text. Figures should be fitted within the full text and we allow only black and white graphs or diagrams. However, various shades of black and white color can be used, if necessary. computer graphics can be used. Figures must be bright with high resolution.They should be numbered in numerals.

Peer Review Process
An author can submit the paper which shows originality and contributes to the body of knowledge. The paper must not be submitted elsewhere concurrently and must not be published anywhere else in any form other than abstract. Any paper submitted must go through double bling review process to maintain and improve the standard and quality of the paper. Under this review process, the paper is reviewed by at least two anonymous reviewers who are expert in the relevant area of research and both the author(s) and reviewer(s) remain anonymous so that impartial decision about the acceptability of the paper is obtained. Papers are considered on the basis of quality, timeliness and new contribution. No information about the author(s) is passed on to the reviewer(s) to avoid any biasness and conflict of interest. Papers are pre-screened to check compliance to the standard, contribution to the literature, research rigor and submission of the same paper concurrently to other journal. If any paper fails to pass the pre-screening test, it is rejected outright. Resubmission of rejected paper is not allowed by the journal.

Ethics Policy
We expect all prospective authors to read and understand our Ethics Policy before submitting any manuscript to this journal. This policy details the responsibilities of all authors, editors and reviewers working with as well as our own ethical responsibilities. This includes, but is not limited to, plagiarism, falsification of data, misuse of third party material, fabrication of results and fraudulent authorship. Please note that submitted manuscripts may be subject to checks using the turnitin service, in conjunction with CrossCheck, in order to detect instances of overlapping and similar text. The turnitin checks submissions against millions of published research papers, documents on the web, and other relevant sources. We make sure that no form of unethical practice or behavior has been carried out or demonstrated by the authors, reviewers and the editors.
In the event that the editor is made aware of any research misconduct or any form of falsification, fabrication, citation manipulation, plagiarism, the paper will not be published. If the complain is made against a published paper, the paper will be immediately deleted from the website.

Conflict of Interest
The key/main author must ensure that the paper/work is not related to direct or indirect financial benefits, consultancies or personal promotion. The paper must not contain the name of reviewers, editors or associate editors as the author or coauthor of the paper. The Reviewer(s) must maintain the confidentiality and must not pass or divulge any information contained in the work to any body or organisation for personal gain or for providing benefit to the other person or organization. Similarly, the editors or editorial staff member(s) must not pass or divulge any information to any person or institution for personal gain or gain of other person or institution and must not pass any information about the reviewers to the authors.

Copyright and Licensing
The key/corresponding author of the paper is required to sign a written contract with Panoply Consultancy before the paper is published. Under the contract author retains copyright in the work but grants Panoply Consultancy the sole and exclusive right and license to publish the paper. The author must not have any legal claims of any form on the sale proceeds, if any, from the paper. If any part of the copyrighted work published by the other publisher is used in the paper, the author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners and acknowledge the source. The author(s) cannot use any part of the paper which exceeds 2% of the paper without written permission of the publisher (Panoply Consultancy).

The author should acknowledge funding source(s) of the research or the research funder or contribution of the person(s) and/or organization(s) for their contribution.

Paper Submission Checklist

  • Papers must be written in A4 paper size (21cm x 29.7 cm) and the automatic margins that have been set for this paper size must be strictly adhered to for all text, headings, tables and figures
  • Title of the paper is no more than 15 words, centred and in 16pt font
  • Author(s) name(s) appear below paper title in 14pt font and centred
  • Leave two empty lines before and after the name(s) of the author(s)
  • All text in Arial provided
  • Section/sub-titles are in numbered sequentially, in bold and 14pt font
  • Leave one empty line before and after each section/sub-title
  • Line spacing throughout paper is single-spaced (no double spacing please)
  • Abstract is in italics and justified both with 2.5 inch margin on both sides
  • Field of Research is indicated after Abstract. Leave two empty lines after field of research
  • All text is in 12pt font except sub-titles
  • Author(s) affiliation, address and email are provided at the bottom of the first page in 10pt font
  • Figures, tables and charts are included within the body of the paper
  • Figures, text or tables are not coloured or shaded
  • Tables or figures do not break across two pages
  • All text is justified
  • Double space between two paragraphs are provided
  • No table provided in introduction, within conclusion and just after conclusion
  • All tables are provided within the margin and titles of the tables are centred
  • No space left at the beginning of the sentence of the new paragraph
  • Heading of the table or figure is provided on the top of the table or figure
  • Paper has been checked for grammar and spelling
  • References provided at the end in alphabetical order and 1cm hanging indent. Please delete all brackets before and after year of publication
  • No headers to be included in the paper
  • Page numbers to be included in a footer on the bottom right hand corner of the page in Times New Roman size 12

Declaration by the Key/Main Author

1. The main/key author must declare that the work submitted has not been:

  • Published elsewhere in any form ( print, online etc) or language
  • Submitted concurrently elsewhere
  • Plagiarized in any form
  • Does not contain falsified, fabricated data and information

2. The author(s) must declare that they will not:

  • Allow any publisher to publish any part paper of the paper without written permission of the publisher
  • Make any changes ( meaning addition and deletion) the name of the authors or ordering of the authors or rearrangement of the text once the paper is accepted

Call for Papers

4th International Conference on Advanced Research in Business and Social Sciences 2017
Bangkok, Thailand
25th to 26th October, 2017

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