The content order of the paper should be as follows:

  • Title Page – this page should be provided as a separate attachment and should include the Title of the paper, Author/co-author names and contact details (including email addresses), an Abstract (250 words), and Keywords (up to 10)
  • Main Body of Paper – this should include the various sections and subsections of the paper. Figures and Tables should be included as part of the manuscript and not at the end.
  • References – use Harvard Referencing System
  • Length of paper – this must not be longer than 15 pages including the title page, main body, tables, figures and references. Additional charges may apply for longer papers.

The format of the paper should be as follows:

  1. Papers should be 5 line spacing throughout
  2. Font to be used for the Title of the paper in the Title page should be in capital letters, centered, bold, and Times New Roman 14-point font. The font to be used for the Abstract and Main Body of the Paper should be Times New Roman 12-point font.
    • Titles in the abstract and main body should be left justified, bold, Times New Roman 14-point font, and each major word should be capitalized.
    • Subtitles in the main body should be left justified, italic, Times New Roman 12-point font, and only the first letter of the first word should be capitalized.
    • Sub sub-titles should be avoided unless absolutely necessary. If they are to be included they should be left justified, italic, Times New Roman 12-point font, and only the first letter of the first word should be capitalized.
    • Titles and subtitles should not be numbered.
  3. The page size should be A4 formatting
  4. 5cm margins should be used on all sides (left, right, top, bottom)
  5. Authors and co-authors should provide full name, affiliation and e-mail address only.

NB This information should be provided on a separate sheet and authors should not be identified anywhere else in the article. Papers containing author’s information will not be further processed.

  1. Abstracts should contain no more than 250 words. Write concisely and clearly. The abstract should reflect only what appears in the original paper.
  2. Please provide up to 10 Keywords which encapsulate the principal topics of the paper.
  3. Endnotes, Headers or Footers should not be used.
  4. All Tables, Figures (charts, diagrams and line drawings) and Plates (photographic images) should be included as part of the manuscript. Supply clear captions for all tables, figures and plates.
    • Tables/figures should be no more than a single page each. If the data is too large for a single table, please consider another way of presenting your data.
    • The font to be used in a table/figure is 9pt Times New Roman. There is no bold and italic text included in the final processed tables.
    • Cells in tables and figures should not be coloured. In case you need to draw attention to a particular datum then use only a shade of grey.
    • Captions for figures and tables must be placed underneath the art. Captions are in 9pt Times New Roman and italic font. The placement of the caption below the art removes the chance that the figure and the caption become separated across page boundaries.
  5. References to other publications must be in Harvard style and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency. You should cite publications in the text: (Smith, 2010) using the author’s surname or (Smith and Evans, 2011) citing both authors, or (Smith et al., 2010), when there are three or more authors. At the end of the paper a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied. Below are some examples for referencing books and journals:
    • For books: Surname, Initials (year). Title of Book. Publisher: Place of publication.
      g. Macintyre, E. (2018). Essentials of Business Law. Pearson: New York.
    • For journals: Surname, Initials (year). “Title of article”, Journal Name, volume, number, pages. e.g. Slack, R. and Matthias, M. (2016). “Intellectual capital reporting, leadership and strategic change”, Journal of Applied Accounting Research, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 61 – 83.
  6. Authors whose English is not their first language should check grammar and spelling very carefully. Professional proofreading is highly recommended for these cases.


All papers should be submitted through the Journal’s submission process.


Submission of papers: 30 June 2020  

Notification of acceptance: 30 October 2020

Review comments: 15 December 2020

Publication: February 2021


Submissions (6000 – 8000 words) will be handled through the Journal’s online and peer review manuscript submission system Registration and access is available on our website. A standard double-blind review process will be used to select papers for the special issue.

For any queries, please, contact the Editor:

Dr. Leandros Savvides