Submission Guidelines


General principles

  • Contributors are advised to maintain a sound balance between theory and practice.
  • Contributors are encouraged to identify issues and questions raised by their work and to develop the practical implications for those involved in the discipline concerned.
  • Articles based on experience and case material, rather than theories would be preferred.
  • A series of short articles on a linked theme appearing in successive issues is particularly welcome.
  • The author must confirm in writing  that the manuscript being submitted has not been published previously, and is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • Copyright ownership of the manuscript must be transferred by the author/s officially in writing to Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University before the Editors can begin the peer-review process.

The reviewing process

The Editor will first review each paper. If a paper is judged suitable for publication, it will be then sent to at least two referees for electronic double-blind peer review or the Editorial Board. Based on their recommendations, the Editor will then decide whether the paper should be accepted as is, revised or rejected. The entire process is conducted online.

Manuscript requirements

  • Article needs to be typed out in A4 format and submitted in electronic format as a Microsoft Word Dot.doc or dot.rtf format file.
  • Article length should be between 2,000 and 4,000 words.
  • Article title should be provided; not exceeding ten words.
  • A brief resume of the author should be supplied including full name, affiliation, e-mail address and full international contact details.
  • A structured abstract, with a maximum of 250 words, set out under the following sub-headings is to be provided:
    • Purpose
    • Methodology/Approach
    • Findings
    • Research limitations/implications, if applicable
    • Practical implications, if applicable
    • Originality/value of paper
  • Up to six keywords that encapsulate the key topics of the paper
  • Paper classification : Research paper, Viewpoint, Technical paper, Conceptual paper, Case study, Literature review or General review
  • Notes should be used only if absolutely necessary and must be identified in the text by consecutive numbers, enclosed in square brackets and listed at the end of the article.

Figures

  • Figures should be supplied within the article itself.
  • All figures, charts, diagrams, line drawings and plates (photographic images) should be submitted in electronic form, with clear captions. Figures should be of clear quality, black and white or colour and numbered consecutively.
  • Acceptable standard image formats are: dot.eps and dot.pdf. If you are unable to supply graphics in these formats,  please ensure these are one of dot.tif, dot.jpeg, dot.bmp or dot.gif at a resolution of at least 300dpi and at least 10cm wide. Alternatively, electronic figures can be saved and imported from the original software into a blank Microsoft Word document. Figures created in MS Powerpoint are also acceptable.
  • Photographic images (plates) should be saved as dot.tif or dot.jpeg files at a resolution of at least 300dpi and at least 10cm wide. Digital camera settings should be set at the highest resolution/quality possible.

References

References to other publications should be completed in line with the APA Publication Manual (4th edition). They should contain full bibliographical details and journal titles should not be abbreviated. For multiple citations in the same year use a, b, c immediately following the year of publication. References should be shown within the text by giving the author's last name followed by a comma and year of publication all in round brackets, e.g. (Zairi, 1994). At the end of the article, there should be a reference list in alphabetical order.

Examples

Journal

Rodrigues, C. (2004). The Importance Level of Ten Teaching/Learning Techniques as Rated by University Business Students and Instructors.  Journal of Management Development, 23(2), 169-182.

Book

Gronlund, N.E. (2000). How to Write and Use Instructional Objectives. Toronto: Prentice-Hall.

Chapter in Book

Joiner, R., Issroff, K. and Demiris, J. (1999). Comparing Human-Human and Robot-Robot Interactions. In P. Dillenbourg (ed.), Collaborative Learning : Cognitive and Computational Approaches (pp.81-102). Amsterdam: Pergamon Press.

Electronic Sources

Coffield, F.(2004). Learning Styles and Pedagogy. London: Learning and Skills Research Centre. Retrieved January 10, 2011 from http://www.LRSC.ac.uk.