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Special Issue for Early Career Researchers for publication Winter 2013
Guest Editor: Professor Stan Paliwoda, Associate Editor, Journal of Customer Behaviour
Submission of papers deadline: 1 May 2013 for publication in the Winter issue 2013.
The Journal of Customer Behaviour is a double blind, peer reviewed journal that is designed to bridge consumer behaviour and organisational buyer behaviour. It is concerned equally with individual, household and organisational buyer behaviour and is particularly interested in theories, concepts and insights from core social sciences as well as disciplinary subjects.
This Special Issue is devoted to Early Career Researchers, meaning those who are fairly new to academia and perhaps have only recently completed their own PhD. We are seeking previously unpublished manuscripts that are not under consideration with any other journal and which fall within the general area of customer behaviour and reflect excellence in terms of their methodology, rigour in their analysis and newness in terms of the interpretation of their findings. The Special Issue seeks to identify conceptual and empirical advances being made in the field by Early Career Researchers, and we welcome both conceptual and empirical articles (including robust case studies )
The intent of this Special Issue is to provide a platform for Early Career Researchers looking to publish their work in this field before the end of 2013. Depending upon the quantity of suitable submissions received and how they fare through the reviewing process, there will be at least a single issue and perhaps a double issue produced. Manuscripts may be sent in anytime between now and May 1 but the chances of a successful submission will be further enhanced if authors take note of the guidelines for authors described below. Failure to do so will lead to an automatic desk rejection. Only those manuscripts which have adhered to all the stated guidelines for authors will pass into the reviewing process. Given the tight publication schedule, it is extremely important that all intending authors take note and cooperate fully with us.
Submission guidelines: Submission of papers deadline: 1 May 2013
Submitted papers should make clear their academic and practical significance. Author(s) are encouraged to keep the length of the paper within 4,000-6,000 words limit. The presentation and referencing should follow the editorial guidelines. These can be obtained from the ‘Guidelines for Authors’ pages of the Journal website.
Manuscripts should be submitted online using the Journal of Customer Behaviour ScholarOne Manuscripts site
New users should first create an account. Once a user is logged onto the site submissions should be made via the Author Centre. Authors should prepare and upload two versions of their manuscript. One should be a complete text, while in the second all document information identifying the author should be removed from the files to allow them to be sent anonymously to referees. When uploading files authors will then be able to define the non-anonymous version as “Complete paper with author details”, and the anonymous version as “Main document minus author information”. Please note that authors are responsible for ensuring that copyright permission has been properly obtained for all material included in their submission.
To submit your manuscript to the Special Issue choose the type of submission (e.g. original paper, case study etc.) from the Manuscript Type list when you come to submit your paper. Then, when you come to the ‘Details and Comments’ page, answer ‘Yes’ to the question ‘Is this manuscript a candidate for a special issue?’ and insert the title ‘Early Career Researcher 2013’ in the text field provided.
If you have any queries you can direct these to the guest editor:
Professor Stan Paliwoda (email@example.com)
Queries about technical issues such as uploading submissions to the online system should be directed to the Journal Editorial Office at firstname.lastname@example.org