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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 file is in Microsoft Word format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Nature of Article

Articles should be between about 5,000 and 10,000 words, and may describe research in any area relevant to the journal’s coverage: Business systems (information systems, accounting systems, HR systems etc), Governance (all matters relating to business governance) or Ethics.

File Format

All articles should be submitted as Microsoft Word files.

Text Styles

Article Title: Heading 1 Style (Arial, 18 pt, centred)

Author: Author Style (Times New Roman, 11 pt)

Affiliation:Affiliation Style (Times New Roman, 11 pt)

Abstract Heading: Heading 3 Style (Arial, 12 pt, left)

Abstract Text:Abstract Style (Times New Roman, 10.5 pt, justified)

Major Section Headings: Heading 2 Style (Arial, 14 pt, left)

Minor Section Headings: Heading 3 Style (Arial, 12 pt, left)

Heading 4 Style (Times New Roman, 11 pt, left)

Figure:Figure Style (Times New Roman, 11 pt, centred)

ArticleText:NormalStyle (Times New Roman, 11 point, justified)

References:Reference Style (Times New Roman, 11 pt)


The Author-Date (Harvard) style should be used. If you need assistance with this there is a good tutorial on the following web site: http://www.lib.monash.edu.au/tutorials/citing/harvard.html

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