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Author Guidelines

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All submitted manuscripts should contain original research not previously published and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Papers may come from any country but must be written in English. Electronic reprints of related published papers by the authors or manuscripts in press may also be helpful to the reviewers.

How to Submit

Authors are required to submit manuscripts either through journal online process or as an e-mail attachment to ( or

Initial Submission

Prepare the text in Microsoft Word format. Submit the manuscript by sending us an e-mail to and include the following information:
� Contact information of the submitting author 
� Information about the authors (affiliation, postal address, e-mail address)
� Tables and graphics separately in jpg-format (high quality) or Microsoft Excel Additionally, please stick to the formal requirements presented below; especially concerning citation and graphics.
Manuscripts disregarding the guidelines totally may be returned for revision prior to any reviewing activity.

Organisation of the Manuscript

These guidelines for research papers are flexible, especially for case studies. Manuscript is to be arranged in the following order::
1. Title, author(s), and complete name(s) of institution(s) 
2. Abstract
3. Introduction 
4. Materials and Methods 
5. Results (and discussion) 
6. Discussion 
7. References
To structure your manuscript, please try to restrict yourself to a maximum of three levels of headlines 

Title page:

The title page has to contain the names of all authors and their complete mailing addresses with the corresponding author marked clearly. Please use an extra page for the title page.


Articles must include an Abstract of 250 words. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. Abstract should not repeat the information which is already present in the title. References should be avoided.

Key words:

Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 key words.


The Introduction presents the purpose of the studies and relationship to previous work in the field. It is not required to incorporate an extensive review of the literature. Use only recent references and provide the most salient information to allow the readers to understand and evaluate the purpose and results of the present study.

Materials and Methods:

The Materials and Methods section should be brief and concise with sufficient technical information. Only new methods should be described in detail. Cite previously published procedures in References.


The Results section should include the rationale or design, optimization, validation of the experiments as well as the results of the experiments.


Discussion section should focus on the interpretation of the results with proper justification. The Results and Discussion sections may be combined into one section.

References and footnotes (See Endnote style):

Maximum 35 and 75 references for original research paper/case study and review papers, respectively.

Citation in text:

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Citations in the text contain only authors' names and year of publication (Author, Year) [e.g. (Leker, 2001), (Bröring and Leker, 2006) or (Bröring et al., 2006) when three or more authors]. Full references have to be included at the end of the paper in alphabetical order using the following style:


Author. (Year). Title, Edition ed. Publisher, City. Cooper, R.G., Edgett, S.J. and Kleinschmidt, E.J. (2001): Portfolio Management for New Products, 2nd ed., Perseus Publishing, Cambridge.

Book chapters:

Author. (Year): Title, in: Book Title, (Ed.)^(Eds.), Publisher. City, pp. Pages. Leker, J. (2001): Strategie: Grundlagen und Anwendung, in: Betriebswirtschaftslehre für Chemiker: Eine Praxisorientierte Einführung, Festel, G., Hassan, A., Leker, J., Bamelis, P. (ed.), Springer. Berlin, pp. 74-88.

Journal papers:

Author. (Year). Title. Journal, Volume, Pages. Bröring, S., Leker, J. and Rümer, S. (2006). Radicalor Not-Assessing Innovation in Established Firms. International Journal of Product Development, 3, p. 152-166.

Online sources:

[name of author], [first letter of first name] ([year of publication]): [title], available at [address of website], accessed [date of last retrieval].
McGill, M. (2005): Biotechnology company goes public, available at com/biotech_comp_goes_publ.html, accessed 16 June 2008. Journal names may be abbreviated according to Chemical Abstracts. Authors are fully responsible for the accuracy of the references

Tables and Figures

Tables must have titles and sufficient empirical detail in a legend immediately following the title to be understandable without reference to the text. Each column in a table must have a heading, and abbreviations, when necessary, should be defined in the legend. Please number the tables.Figures should have titles and explanatory legends containing sufficient detail to make the figure easily understood. Appropriately sized numbers, letters, and symbols should be used. The abscissa and ordinate should be clearly labeled with appropriately sized type.


Revise text in Microsoft Word 97 or a later version. Revise graphics at publication quality resolution. You may submit the revised manuscript as a single Microsoft Word document. Please send the revised manuscript via e-mail to the Editor who contacted you. You will need: 
• Submission number 
• A cover letter with information for the Executive Editor and responses to raised concerns 
• Revised Manuscript 

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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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

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