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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 fits the Focus and Scope of the APGR.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided to the Editor).
  • The author has obtained permission to use any previously published and/or copyrighted material.
  • The submission adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • Existing discussions, already published in the APGR, have been acknowledged sufficiently.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

Author Guidelines

The Asia-Pacific and Globalization Review (APGR) is a peer-reviewed journal focused on the challenges and creative opportunities facing multinational companies originating from the Asia-Pacific region. Published by the MacEwan School of Business’s Institute for Asia-Pacific Studies (IAPS), major topics include entry modes, international mergers and acquisitions, accounting and taxation practices, marketing approaches, head office location, human resources management, and corporate social responsibility, as well as other relevant political and cultural issues.

To be accepted for publication in APGR, a manuscript must be academically rigorous and cannot be simultaneously submitted elsewhere or have been previously published. Each manuscript is first reviewed by our Editor in Chief and, if it is judged suitable for publication, it is then sent to two referees for double blind peer-review. Based on their recommendations, the manuscript is then accepted as it is, revised, or rejected. Authors will receive a first response within three months of submission (for more information, see publishing process).

The APGR style guidelines for submissions follow, to a large extent, the conventions of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition (APA). Adhering to these guidelines before submitting a manuscript is recommended. To ensure a successful review process, please prepare your manuscript according to the following guidelines:

Length
Manuscripts should be no longer than 8000 words.

Page setup

  • 8 ½ x 11 paper
  • 12-point Times New Roman
  • 1” (2.5 cm) margins
  • double-spaced
    • left-justified
    • 5-space indentation at the beginning of each paragraph
    • page numbers at the bottom right of the page

Language
Manuscripts must be in English. The journal accepts British, American, or Canadian style spellings of English words, according to the preference of the author. However, authors must adhere to only one style of spelling.
Authors also need to be consistent with the tense choices in their manuscript. APA style requires authors to reference earlier research in past tense or present perfect tense.

Authors should avoid discriminating language, including that which pertains to race, gender, or sexual orientation. As well, authors should try to avoid anthropomorphic language.

File formats
The manuscript should be submitted as a Word document file (.doc or .docx). Supporting tables and figures should be included at the end of the Word document, not interspersed throughout the text. As well, tables and figures may need to be submitted as separate files if they require editing for content or formatting. These files need to be submitted in their native format, that is, the program that created the table or figure. The following is a general file format guideline for tables and figures:

  • Tables: need to be text files (.doc or .docx); they should not be submitted as images.
  • Charts: can be submitted in a Word document or Excel (.xls) spreadsheet.
  • Illustrations: are a broad category that includes photographs, diagrams, and screen captures. These files need to be submitted in high-resolution, self-contained file formats. APGR recommends that illustrations be submitted in either .eps or .tif file format.

Please see below for more information on table and figure formatting.

Main text
The main text should be structured as follows:

  • Title: preferably 8 words or less.
  • Name: include each author’s name, affiliations, and email address.
  • Acknowledgements: include a name and a description for each contributor.
  • Abstract: 100–250 words.
  • Keywords: 6–8 words.
  • Text: see manuscript template below for information on text layout.
  • References: see manuscript template below for information on references.
  • Footnotes: see manuscript template below for information on footnotes
  • Tables and figures: place at the end of the text; see manuscript template below for information on tables and figures.

References and citations
Please use APA style for both in-text citations and reference list.

The sources in the reference list should be recursive: all sources cited in the manuscript should be in the reference list, and the reference list should only contain sources that have been cited in the manuscript. Sources should be listed in alphabetical order and should be complete, including all authors’ names and initials, the year, the title, publisher, page number, and DOI (when available). Double-check citations and references for consistency before submitting.

Citations are required for both direct quotations and references to ideas from other works. See MacEwan library’s APA references and citations guide for more information.

Tables and Figures
All tables and figures should be placed at the end of the manuscript. Tables and figures should be formatted as follows:

  • All tables and figures should begin with “Table” and “Figure” respectively and be numbered sequentially with an Arabic numeral.
  • All tables should have a descriptive title after the number.
  • Each table should have a number followed by the title on a new line, and placed at the top of the table.
  • Each figure should have a number and title with a legend and caption on the same line. This information should be placed on a separate page from the figure itself on a page named: Figure Caption.
  • Captions should describe what the figure shows and the conclusion that can be drawn.
  • Each figure should be submitted on a separate, untitled page and without its descriptive information
  • All tables and figures should be the original work of the manuscript’s author. Otherwise, the author is responsible for finding permission and then citing it accordingly.
  • Figures should be in black and white—no colour.

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