\ Call for Papers: ALLIANCE JOURNAL OF BUSINESS RESEARCH \
The Alliance Journal of Business Research (AJBR) announces a call for papers for its future issues. The journal invites articles in all
the functional areas of business. Manuscripts may be related to accounting, finance, management information systems,
marketing, human resources management, organizational behavior, production and operations management, strategy, or any
other area that is closely linked to business management. Manuscripts may have theoretical, methodological, or empirical focus,
and are expected to present substantial practical and managerial implications. Potential authors are encouraged to contact the
editor for more details. The Alliance Journal of Business Research is a refereed journal sponsored jointly by Alliance Business
Academy & School, one of the leading schools of business in India, located in Bangalore, India and Oakland University, Michigan,
USA. The editorial office of the journal is located at Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, USA, and is guided by an editorial
board consisting of leading academics from North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Submitted manuscripts must be original contributions and must not be under review at any other journal or publication. Student
articles are not encouraged unless at least one of the co-authors is a faculty member. Articles from doctoral students do not have to
meet this requirement. Articles will be evaluated using a double-blind review process. The editorial board will provide a quick
turnaround to authors.
Manuscripts must be submitted electronically (to firstname.lastname@example.org) and should be accompanied by a brief description
of each author’s educational qualifications, institutional affiliations, and position. Manuscripts should not exceed 4,500 words in
length and should follow the style guidelines of the American Psychological Association. The APA style guidelines can be obtained
from the following site:
Please submit manuscripts to:
Professor R. Mohan Pisharodi, Ph.D.
Chief Editor, Alliance Journal of Business Research
Department of Management and Marketing
School of Business Administration
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4493
Telephone: (248) 370-3540
Fax: (248) 370-4275
Professor B. V. Krishnamurthy
Managing Editor, Alliance Journal of Business Research
ANGSYS Distinguished Professor of Strategy & International Business
ALLIANCE, Bangalore, India
GUIDELINES FOR PREPARING A MANUSCRIPT TO SUBMIT TO AJBR
The Alliance Journal of Business Research generally follows APA style as detailed in the 5th edition of the Publication Manual of the
American Psychological Association (Washington, D.C: American Psychological Association, 2001). This manual is available in a
paperback edition. The APA itself provides style tips online through its site at: http://www.apastyle.org/
Another useful online aid to APA style can be found at Purdue University’s OWL Website:
Through Google or other search engines, authors with online access can find many other sites that provide reliable assistance with
common APA style questions. Following, however, are some of the basic points to observe in submitting a paper:
- Double-space the text.
- Set one-inch margins at the top, bottom, and both sides.
- Do not justify the text (i.e., do not make the right margin even).
- Leave the right margin ragged.
- Preferred typeface: 12-point Times Roman or Times New Roman.
Order of manuscript pages:
- Page 1: Title page
- Page 2: Abstract
- Page 3: Main text begins
- References: Start on a separate page, not on same page as the main text
- Appendixes (if any): Start each on a separate page
- Tables (if any): Start each on a separate page
- Figures (if any): Place each on a separate page
- Number pages consecutively, from page 1 (the title page) through the end of the paper.
- Paragraph indentation: Indent the first line of every paragraph
Headings: Use up to five levels of headings.
Spacing and punctuation:
Space once after all the following punctuation marks: commas, colons, semicolons; after punctuation marks at the ends of
sentences; after periods that separate parts of a reference citation; and after the periods of the initials in personal names (e.g., A. B.
Use parenthetical citations, not footnotes:
Avoid footnotes as much as possible. References to sources should be in parenthetical form within the main text, and must relate to
entries in the reference list. A text reference to the 1984 article by Amory in the reference list below would look like this: “…as
research has shown (Amory, 1984), most schools offer such programs.” A text reference to the Benson, Browne and Jackson article
listed below would look like this: “….in one famous study, the opposite was indicated (Benson, Browne, & Jackson, 1990).”
The Reference list
- Type the word References in uppercase and lowercase letters, centered, at the top of the page.
- Entries are in alphabetical order by authors’ last name.
- Entries for multiple works by the same author are in chronological order.
- Double-space all reference entries.
- Follow the hanging indent format like that below (the first line of each reference is flush left; subsequent lines are indented).
Sample reference list illustrating treatment of a few typical publications
(Italicize journal and book titles. Do not enclose journal article titles in quotation marks. Journal issue numbers, when supplied,
follow volume numbers and are enclosed in parentheses. In article and book titles, capitalize only proper nouns, beginning words,
and the first word after a colon.)
Amory, D.J. (1984). Overcoming the effects of individual differences in Asian accounting practices. Journal of Accounting and
Auditing, 47(2), 423-452.
Amory, D.J. (1990). Reserving old trends: Glass ceilings and copper floors. Singapore Journal of Random Studies, 23, 315-323.
Amory, D.J., & Black, K. (1983). Advancing the interests of Indonesian industry: A fresh look at a vexing problem. Review of
Minority Business, 12(3), 230-245.
Benson, L., Browne, R.A., & Jackson, V. (1990). Quality-control issues in assembly-line work in General Motors Chinese factories.
Industrial Psychology, 23, 80-97.
Randolph, A. (2001). Principles of leadership. Garden City, New York: Doubleday.
Samson, D. (1976). Scholarship from Plato to the masses. New York: Hougton Mifflin
Tannenbaum, R. (1994). Time and motion studies in a New Zealand pharmaceutical plant: Advantages of random rewards.
Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Auckland.
Winston, C., Dunlap, L., & Swenson, O. (2001, October). Aspects of correct proofreading. Paper presented at the meeting of the
Editors and Proofreaders Association, Birmingham, England.