Papers submitted to Journal of Global Commerce Research for publication consideration should follow these guidelines.

The deadline for submission has been extended to September 25, 2012. Papers must be submitted by September 25, 2012 for consideration.


Abstracts for papers should not exceed two pages and must have the following components:

  1. Overview of the topic to be covered
  2. Methodology
  3. Results
  4. Conclusions
  5. References
  6. A short bio (Not more than 150 words)


The manuscript should not exceed 40 pages including graphs, tables, charts, and references.

The entire manuscript, including title page, abstract, text, acknowledgments, references, appendixes, should be double-spaced.  The first page should have a spacing of 1.5” from the top edge, and a 1.0” margin on the sides, and a 1.5” margin on the bottom of the page. All other pages should have a 1.0” margin at the top and sides, and 1.5” margin on the bottom. Documents are to be fully justified so that right and left margins are both straight down the page.

The body should be in Times New Roman 10-point font.

Paragraphs should be indented 0.25”.

Each page of the manuscript should be numbered, starting with the title page.

Title Page

The title page should contain the article title, names of author(s), affiliations, and complete mailing address, email addresses, and telephone number of the author to whom correspondence should be sent.

Note: Except the title page, no author information should be provided anywhere else in your manuscript to preserve anonymity during the review process.

The title of the paper should be in bold capital letters using 14-point font. The name(s) of the authors should be in Times New Roman 12-point font, upper and lower case. There should be a 0.25” (double) space between the title and the names of authors and another 0.25” (double) space between the names of the authors and the short abstract.

Page 2 should contain the article title, followed by a short abstract (100-200 words), and 5-10 keywords, typed in Times New Roman italics, 10-point font.


The first heading should be in Times New Roman bold 12-point font, and 0.5” from the Keywords. All other headings should be Times New Roman bold, 12-point font, with a 0.25” (double) space from the text. All headings should be upper and lower case.


In-text reference style:  (Smith, 2010). References at the end of the manuscript should be listed alphabetically following the following style:

Chen, Z. F. (2002). “The Study of Leading Role of R&D Investment in Major Developed Nations,” Scientific Management Study, 3(2), 66-79.

Krill, P. (2009). “SOA Gets an Obituary,” Infoworld. Available online at, (retrieved July 20, 2010).

Pfeffer J. (1987). “A Resource Dependence Perspective on Interorganizational Relations,” In M. S. Mizruchi, & M. Schwartz (Eds.), Intercorporate Relations: The Structural Analysis of Business, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Zeithaml, V. and Bitner,  M. (2006). Services Marketing: Integrated Customer Focus Across

The Firm. New York: McGraw Hill.

Tables and Figures

Each table or figure should be embedded within the manuscript and in portrait format. If the table is too large, it should be broken down into two tables to fit the portrait sizing. Columns of similar items should read down, not across. The tables and figures should be numbered in Arabic numerals, followed by brief descriptive titles. The title of the table or figure should not be the axis of the figure or headings of the columns and rows of the tables.

Footnotes should be on the pages where they apply and additional details on the tables or figures should be under the table not in the title. All illustrations and charts should be referred to as figures. Figures must be clean, crisp, and in black-and-white color.

Tracks to be Covered

  • Education and Curriculum Development
  • Sustainable Management Practices
  • Sustainability in Education
  • Sustainable Energy Exploration and Reclamation Projects
  • Business Systems and Processes
  • Transportation, Logistics and Security
  • International Business Management
  • Business Leadership
  • Organizational Behavior and Learning
  • Business Strategy and Technology/Innovation
  • Market Trends
  • Concept Development and Commercialization
  • Marketing
  • Financing Concepts and Expansions (feed and tariffs, jobs, etc)
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Updates in Global Commerce and Supply Chain Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethical Management
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Advertizing and promotion management
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Law
  • Business and Cross-Cultural Managerial Communication
  • Labor Relations and Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Theory, Research and Applications
  • Operations/Production Management/ Research/Statistics
  • Business Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management Policy
  • Corporate and International finance
  • Emerging Markets and Economic Development
  • Financial Institutions, Services and Markets
  • International Economics and Trade
  • Macroeconomics and Microeconomics
  • Portfolio and Security Analysis
  • Public Policy and Regional Economics
  • International Tax Accounting

Accepted papers will be considered for the Best Paper Award and publication in the Journal of Global Commerce Research ( or the Journal of Current Research in Global Business.


Send your submissions (Word 2003 or higher) and suggestions for panel discussions by September 1, 2012 to:

  • Dr. Luka Powanga at; or, to
  • Dr. Frank Cotae at

Interested in participating as a reviewer? The Forum is also accepting requests for reviewers.