As an step to follow the high quality and success of
Emerald, which is the world's
leading publisher of management research, GBMR follows the
standards of Emerald journals for paper submission guidelines,
which are stated below:
Papers should be submitted through email to the editor at:
Autobiographical note should be provided on a separate
sheet and authors should not be identified anywhere else in the
4) Authors must supply
a structured abstract set out under 4-6
limitations/implications (if applicable)
implications (if applicable)
Maximum length is 250
words in total. In addition provide up to six keywords
which encapsulate the principal topics of the paper and
categorize your paper under one of these classifications:
must be short, with a clear indication of the distinction
between the hierarchy of headings. The preferred format is for
headings to be presented in bold format, with consecutive
or Endnotes 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.
7) Each Figure
and Plate should be supplied separately (i.e.
not within the article itself). All Figures
(charts, diagrams and line drawings) and Plates
(photographic images) should be of clear quality, in black and
white and numbered consecutively with arabic numerals.
created in MS Word, MS PowerPoint,
MS Excel, Illustrator and
Freehand should be saved in their native
formats. Electronic figures created in other applications should
be copied from the origination software and pasted into a blank
MS Word document or saved and imported into a MS Word document
by choosing "Insert" from the menu bar, "Picture" from the
drop-down menu and selecting "From File..." to select the
graphic to be imported.
For figures which cannot be supplied in MS Word, acceptable
standard image formats are: .pdf, .ai,
.wmf and .eps. If you are
unable to supply graphics in these formats then please ensure
they are .tif, .jpeg (.jpg)
, or .bmp at a resolution of at least 300dpi
and at least 10cm wide.
To prepare screenshots, simultaneously press the "Alt" and
"Print screen" keys on the keyboard, open a blank Microsoft Word
document and simultaneously press "Ctrl" and "V" to paste the
image. (Capture all the contents/windows on the computer screen
to paste into MS Word, by simultaneously pressing "Ctrl" and
Photographic images (Plates) should be saved
as .tif or .jpeg (.jpg)
files at a resolution of at least 300dpi and at least 10cm wide.
Digital camera settings should be set at the highest possible
In the text of the paper the preferred position of all
tables, figures and plates should be indicated by typing on a
separate line the words "Insert Figure (No.)" or "Insert Plate
should be typed and included as part of the manuscript. They
should not be submitted as graphic elements. Supply succinct and
clear captions for all tables, figures and plates. Ensure that
any superscripts or asterisks are shown next to the relevant
items and have corresponding explanations displayed as footnotes
to the table, figure or plate.
to other publications must be in Harvard style and carefully
checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency.
You should cite publications in the text: (Adams, 2006) using
the first named author's name or (Adams and Brown, 2006) citing
both names of two, or (Adams et al., 2006), when there
are three or more authors. At the end of the paper a reference
list in alphabetical order should be supplied:
Surname, Initials (year), Title of Book, Publisher,
Place of publication.
e.g. Harrow, R. (2005), No Place to Hide, Simon &
Schuster, New York, NY.
For book chapters:
Surname, Initials (year), "Chapter title", Editor's Surname,
Initials, Title of Book, Publisher, Place of
e.g. Calabrese, F.A. (2005), "The early pathways: theory to
practice – a continuum", in Stankosky, M. (Ed.), Creating
the Discipline of Knowledge Management, Elsevier, New York,
NY, pp. 15-20.
Surname, Initials (year), "Title of article", Journal Name,
volume, number, pages.
e.g. Capizzi, M.T. and Ferguson, R. (2005), "Loyalty trends for
the twenty-first century", Journal of Consumer Marketing,
Vol. 22 No. 2, pp. 72-80.
papers: Surname, Initials (year), "Title of article",
working paper [number if available], Institution or
organization, Place of organization, date.
e.g. Moizer, P. (2003), "How published academic research can
inform policy decisions: the case of mandatory rotation of audit
appointments", working paper, Leeds University Business School,
University of Leeds, Leeds, 28 March.
entries (with no author or editor): Title of
Encyclopedia (year) "Title of entry", volume, edition,
Title of Encyclopedia, Publisher, Place of publication,
e.g. Encyclopaedia Britannica (1926) "Psychology of
culture contact", Vol. 1, 13th ed., Encyclopaedia Britannica,
London and New York, NY, pp. 765-71.
(For authored entries please refer to book chapter guidelines
articles (authored): Surname, Initials (year), "Article
title", Newspaper, date, pages.
e.g. Smith, A. (2008), "Money for old rope", Daily News,
21 January, pp. 1, 3-4.
articles (non-authored): Newspaper (year),
"Article title", date, pages.
e.g. Daily News (2008), "Small change", 2 February, p.
sources: if available online the full URL should be
supplied at the end of the reference, as well as a date that the
resource was accessed, e.g. Castle, B. (2005), "Introduction to
web services for remote portlets", available at:
www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/library/ws-wsrp/ (accessed 12
Suggesting Reviewers (Optional)
Authors are requested to provide a list of at least 2 "suggested
reviewers" for their manuscript. To do so, authors should
Suggestion Form" and send it along with their Manuscript.
There should be no conflict of interest between the authors and
suggested reviewers. Besides, the suggested reviewers should not
be from the same institute that the authors are affiliated with.
It should be noted that the journal editor may or may not assign
the manuscript to the suggested reviewers.
Papers are initially reviewed by the editors to make sure they
meet journal's scope and objectives. Later, in case they are
consistent with journal's scope, they will be sent our for blind
review process. Although we strive to provide the review result
as soon as possible, it might normally take up to 16 weeks for