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A.  Abstracts must include a clear indication of the purpose of research, methodology, major results, and its policy, social and managerial implications. Authors are requested to adhere to the following:

    • Length of the abstract is about 300 words excluding title, affiliation, cover page and references
    • Margin 1 inch
    • Use Arial 10-point fonts, single-spaced lines, justify style in MS Word
    • The first page of the abstract includes a title of the paper, name(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s), and complete mailing address(es), telephone/fax numbers and e-mail address(es) for communication.
    • Key words

B.  Abstract should reach us latest by September 11, 2013 in soft copy for blind review process.

C.  Submit abstracts and full paper via E-mail at:



 Manuscript Submission Guidelines (For Papers Accepted For Publication):

All Accepted Papers must follow the following Submission Instructions and Guidelines.

          I.    Copyright: Articles, papers, or cases accepted for publication should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time. Authors submitting articles/papers/cases for publication must ensure that the work is not an infringement of any existing copyright, infringement of proprietary right, invasion of privacy, or libel and will indemnify, defend, and hold ICEI/SPM, PDPU or sponsor(s) harmless from any damages, expenses, and costs against any breach of such warranty. For ease of dissemination and to ensure proper monitoring of use, papers/articles/cases and contributions become the legal copyright of the ICEI/SPM, PDPU unless otherwise agreed in writing.

         II.    General Information: Please do not alter the title of your paper or author name(s). The ICEI/SPM must receive your manuscript and completed registration with the applicable fees within FOUR weeks from acceptance date of your paper or by December 16, 2013 whichever earlier.

        III.    Length of Full Paper: Length of full paper should be in the range of 3000 to 5000 words.

       IV.    Page Setup: Select 8.5” x 11” (Letter) size portrait-ONLY sheets with all margins 1” each and headers/footers 0.5” each. Use Arial 10-point fonts, single-spaced lines, justify style in MS Word.

        V.    First Page: Paper title, not exceeding two lines, must be CAPITALIZED AND CENTERED IN BOLD LETTERS. Author name and university/organizational affiliation of each author must be printed on one line each. Do NOT include titles such as, Dr., Professor, Ph.D., department, address, email address etc. Please print the word ”ABSTRACT” in capitalized bold letters, left justified, and double-spaced from last author’s name/affiliation. Abstract should be in italic. After abstract, please write Keywords for your paper.

       VI.    All other Headings: All other section headings starting with INTRODUCTION must be numbered, and they should be in capitalized bold letters, left justified, and double-spaced from last line above them.

      VII.    Tables, Figures, and Charts: All tables, figures or charts must be inserted in the body of the manuscripts within the margins with headings/titles in centered CAPITALIZED BOLD letters. The Table lines must be printable to print the Table. The Table title must be written on top of the table and Figure title should be mentioned at the bottom of the figure.

     VIII.    References and Bibliography: All references listed in this section must be cited in the article and vice-versa. The reference citations in the text must be inserted in parentheses within sentences with author name followed by a comma and year of publication. The manuscript must follow APA Citation Style to prepare the final manuscript. For example:

            Journal Articles:

Hirtle, P. B. (2008, July-August). Copyright renewal, copyright restoration, and the difficulty of determining copyright status. D-Lib Magazine, 14(7/8).

Magazine Article:

Kluger, J. (2008, January 28). Why we love. Time, 171(4), 54-60.

Newspaper Article:

Delaney, K. J., Karnitschnig, M., & Guth, R. A. (2008, May 5). Microsoft ends pursuit of Yahoo, reassesses its online options. The Wall Street Journal, pp. A1, A12.

Edited Books:

Gibbs, J. T., & Huang, L. N. (Eds.). (2001). Children of color: Psychological interventions with culturally diverse youth. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

       IX.        Author Profile(s): At the end of paper, include author profile(s), not exceeding five lines each author, including name, highest degree/university/year, current position/university, and major achievements. For example:

Author Profile:

Dr. Tahi J. Gnepa earned his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1989. Currently he is a professor of international business at California State University, Stanislaus, and Managing Editor of the Journal of International Business and Economics.

        X.    Manuscript: Do not insert page numbers for the manuscript. ALL pages in PORTRAIT format only. (No Landscape formats permitted.) Please do not forget to run spelling and grammar check for the completed paper. ICEI/SPM reserves the right to edit/alter the manuscript.

       XI.    Paper/Abstract Submission Methods:

Author(s) can submit their abstracts and complete papers via E-mail at:



  • Authors will be notified about acceptance of abstracts within a one week from the receipt of abstract. The full paper should reach us before the deadline. Paper submitted after the last date will not be considered.
  • After the blind review process, few papers would be selected for publication in the form of conference proceedings. However, all the contributors who have submitted full papers would be eligible for paper presentation in the conference.
  • One person can present maximum of two papers in the conference.













































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