Guidelines forExtended Abstract SubmissionSubmitting a manuscript

Reading through these guidelines will give you the style guidelines that you need to apply to your extended abstract. The deadline for submission is available on the ICREMV website.Early submission is encouraged as it helps us to manage the review process in a timely manner.Please note that submission guidelines should strictly be followed by the authors.Author(s) should affirm that the material has not published previously. It should not be submitted to another conference or under consideration by any journal.

General requirements and format

Length            : The extended abstract should be around 1000 – 2000 words.Word count includes everything: abstract, text, footnotes, references, tables and figures.

Line Spacing : The paper must be 1.5 spaced.

Margins         : one-inch margins

Font size        : 12-point Times New Roman font

Page size        : A4 paper

Typeset text  : Use normal capitalization within the text and do not use bold face for emphasis. Italics are acceptable. Please use footnotes if necessary. Endnotes are not permitted.

Language      : All papers must be in good English. Please proofread carefully your paper before submission. Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve its language. 

Paper Title :
The title of the paper should be Times New Roman 14 point font with upper- and lowercase letters in bold font.

Example:  Smart Home as a Smart Real Estate;AState of the Art Review

Authorship :
All authors should be listed on the first page after the title. The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that all authors have seen, approved and are fully conversant with the contents of the paper.  All authors are responsible for the accuracy of the manuscript, including all statistical calculations.

Author name(s) affiliation(s) and emails should be appeared after the title as follows:
Lead Author (Times New Roman 12)

Institute and Country (Italic Times New Roman 12with upper- and lowercase letters)

leadauthor@email.com (Italic Times New Roman 12)

Co-Author One (Times New Roman 12)

Institute and Country(Italic Times New Roman 12with upper- and lowercase letters)

co-authorone@email.com (Italic Times New Roman 12)

Co-Author Two(Times New Roman 12)

Institute and Country(Italic Times New Roman 12with upper- and lowercase letters)

co-authortwo@email.com(Italic Times New Roman 12)

*Corresponding author should be marked with asterisk

Abstract :

The abstract should be included on the first page of the manuscriptin Times New Roman 10 point font andshould have about 300 to 350 words in length. It should highlight the key features of your manuscript.The abbreviations and jargons that might be unfamiliar to those outside of your discipline should be avoided.

Keywords : Include up to 5 keywords,Times New Roman 10 in bold font. Choose these carefully as they may ultimately be used by search engines to access your paper.

Headings and Subheadings :

Headings and Subheadings should not be numbered. Major “first” headings should be left align and displayed in capital letters with bold font on a dedicated line. “Second”-level headings should be left alignon a dedicated line with upper and lowercase lettersin bold font. “Third”-level headings should be embedded in the paragraph with upper and lowercase lettersin bold font followed by a colon. Do not use any further levels of heading.

Example :

INTRODUCTION                           First level

Smart Real Estate                        Second level

 Green Marketing                          Third level

Figures

Figures should be numbered consecutively throughout the paper and not numbered according to the section in which they appear. Figure captions should appear below the figure.The figure below gives information about the placing of figures.

Figure 1 : Caption (Times New Roman, 10pt, centered)

Figures should be placed where you would like them to appear in the text. All figures should be centered on the page.

Tables

Tables should be numbered consecutively. See the example below.

Table 1 : Caption (Times New Roman, 12pt, bold and centered)

 

Footnotes

Use footnotesnot endnotes whenever necessary. Footnotes should match with a superscript number at the end of the sentence referencing the source. You should begin with “1” and continue numerically throughout the manuscript.

Hypotheses
State each hypothesis that you tested fully and separately. Give it a distinct number (Hypothesis 1) or number-letter (Hypothesis 1a) label.

Examples:

Hypothesis 1a:There is a positive correlation between the availability of hours for work and the productivity of employees.

Hypothesis 1b:Worker satisfaction increases worker productivity

Statistical Significance
When statistical significance is explored, report significance levels in separate footnotes should be placed in a stack under your regular table footnotes.

Example:
† p .10 * p .05             ** p .01           *** p .001

Equations

Equations should be numbered consecutively with numbers in brackets on the right. Leave single spacing above and below equations, like shown in equation (1).

Where n is ……. .  Define each new term in all equations.

Citations
These are your in-text and in parentheses identifications of other research. Every work that has a citation needs to have a corresponding reference (see “References,” below).

Citations of papers should include the name(s) of author(s) and the year of publication, e.g. Silva (1995) or (Silva, 1995). References to papers with more than two authors should be in the form of the first author’s name followed by ‘et al.’-, e.g. Perera et al. (1999) or (Perera et al., 1999). For multiple citations of publications by the same author in the same year append a letter after the date to distinguish different citations.

References

References to other publications should be in Harvard style. They should contain full bibliographical detailsin alphabetical order at the end ofthe manuscript. In the reference list all authors should be included. (Times New Roman, 10pt, left aligned).

Few examples are given below.

For books: Surname, Initials (Year of Publication), Title, Publisher, Place of Publication.

Example:

Casson, M. (1979), Alternatives to the Multinational Enterprise, Macmillan, London.

For chapters in edited books: Surname, Initials (Year), “Title”, in Editor’s Name, Initials (Ed.), Title, Publisher, Place, Pages.

Example:

Bessley, M. and Wilson, P. (1984), “Public policy and small firms in Britain,” in Levicki, C. (Ed.), Small Business Theory and Policy, Croom Helm, London, pp. 111-126.

For articles: Surname, Initials (Year), “Title”,Journal Name, Volume, Number, Pages.

Example:

Fox, S. (1994), “Empowerment as a catalyst for change: an example from the food industry”, Supply Chain Management, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 29-33.

For electronic sources: The URL of the web site at which they may be found along with the date of latest access.

Example:

Abhiman, D., Subhash, C., and Ray, A. (2009). Labor-use efficiency in Indian banking: A branch -level analysis.Omega, 37(2), 411-425. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.omega.2007.05.02

Online submission

You are required to email your extended abstract on or before 01st September, 2017 to icremv@sjp.ac.lk. The submission information is available on the conference website.

If you have any queries, please contact us at icremv@sjp.ac.lk.