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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in PDF document file format and the submission has to strictly follow the author guidelines.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Article types

The GBIS journal accepts the following submissions: 1. Original research paper, 2. Opinion, 3.  Case study, 4. Review 5. Book review.

  1. Original research paper should report scientifically sound experiments and provide a substantial amount of new information. The paper should include the most recent and relevant references in the field. The structure should include following sections: Abstract with Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions. A suggested word count is 4000 – 8000 words, excluding references.

For the template of a research article please use the following TEMPLATE.

  1. Opinion should reflect the author’s viewpoints on a particular subject, technique, or recent findings. The strengths and weaknesses of the presented topic should be highlighted. The structure of an opinion includes an Abstract with Keywords, Introduction, Main body and Conclusions. The suggested word count is 1500 - 2500 words, excluding references.

  2. Case study should be an experience report that provide practical insights for integrating research results in the contexts of professional communication. It should describe a problem, the practitioner’s approach to solving the problem, and the effects of the applied solution(s) by providing details about the challenges, failures, resources used, and the impact of the project so that other practitioners can implement the idea. The structure of a case study is: Abstract with Keywords, Introduction, Case description, Methods/Approach, Results, Discussion and Conclusion. The word count is 2000 – 7 500 words, excluding references.

  3. Review should offer a comprehensive analysis of the extant literature within a field of study, identifying current gaps or problems. It should be critical and constructive and provide recommendations for future research. No new, unpublished data should be presented. The structure should include an Abstract with Keywords, Introduction, Relevant Sections, Conclusions, with a suggested word count of 4000 – 8000 words.
  4. Book review should offer a short literary criticism analysing the content, style, and merit of a recently published book. There is also a possibility to compare several books by providing the authors’ original analysis of a business/management phenomenon. Such a review could either include books from different disciplines – an interdisciplinary approach – that taken together are relevant for business/management, or include books from the same discipline. A book review structure should include an Abstract with Keywords, Introduction, Summary of Argument(s), Analysis, Conclusion. A suggested word count of a book review is 1000 - 1500 words.

 

Essential title page (cover page) information

Title

Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae.


Author names and affiliations

Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the e-mail address of each author. Clearly indicate who will be a corresponding author at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. This responsibility includes answering any future queries about Methodology and Materials. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.

 Abstract

Abstract (up to 150 words) with additional set of Key words and phrases serve as indicators of the paper's content. The abstract should state briefly the purpose/goal of the research, the methodology, main results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone, no citations should be included in the abstract. Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

Abbreviations
Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field in a footnote to be placed on the first page of the article. Such abbreviations that are unavoidable in the abstract must be defined at their first mention there, as well as in the footnote. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.

Article structure

Subdivision - numbered sections
Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to 'the text'. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

Every manuscript should contain an Abstract and a set of Key words and phrases to serve as indicators of the paper's content. The structure of a following text depends on the article type as follows:

For an original research paper please click HERE.

For an opinion, please click HERE.

For a case study, please click HERE.

For a review, please click HERE.

For a book review, please click HERE.

References

Every manuscript should contain the References (The reference list) at the end of the paper. The references should be arranged alphabetically according to the name of the first author or editor. Citations in the References and in the text have to be provided in the Harvard style of citation (Link for H):

Figures and Tables

In preparing an accepted manuscript for publication, figures should be submitted as original drawings, complete, and ready for photo-reproduction. Tables submitted as cleanly printed copy may also be reproduced photographically. All lettering and figure elements should be large enough to be readable when the figure has been reduced to fit the journal page. All figures and tables must be specifically referred to in the text. All figures and tables should have brief, descriptive captions. Capitalization should be consistent.

Figure

The style for the figure is called "Caption". The caption should always be placed below the figure.

Figure 1.          Research model.

 

Table

Tables should be titled like the example shows below, the style "caption" is also used for the title.

The caption should always be placed below the table. The table may not extend the margins. The style for the text in table cells is called "Table_Text". Some cells may need special alignment.

 

Question

Average 1992

Average 1999

1 How do you regard...

3.4

3.7

2 How do you...

2.7

3.4

3 How do you...

3.9

3.6

Table 1.            Important table.

 

The references should look like below. The style is called "Reference". The heading style is “Subtitle”

Formating requirements

The text should be in 12-point typeface, double-spaced, and left-justified. The pages should be numbered.

Submission files must be in PDF format. 

 

Page limit

There can be at most twelve pages. The page limit includes all text, figures, tables, and appendices. The cover page (including title, abstract, keywords) and references are excluded from this page count. An online appendix may be supplied in a separate file.

Optionally, non-conflicting reviewer nominations can be made. These may be taken into account when the reviewer panel is appointed. Submission of a paper to GBIS is a certification by the authors that the manuscript is not copyrighted, and is not and will not be under a simultaneous review by any other journal or proceedings.

 

Language

Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted).

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Copyright Notice

For all papers accepted at GBIS, authors retain copyrights. However, by submitting a paper, authors agree that GBIS can publish and reproduce any accepted papers in the GBIS journal.

Privacy Statement

INTRODUCTION

We are dedicated to protecting your personal information and will make every reasonable effort to handle collected information appropriately. All information collected will be handled with care in accordance with glboal standards for integrity and objectivity and respect for your privacy. GBIS endeavors to comply with all laws and regulations that apply to the gathering and use of personal information, including but not limited to Canada privacy laws. As used in this policy, “we” and “us” includes GBIS , subsidiaries and our staffs, employees, officers, directors, volunteer editors and reviewers, and vendors and independent contractors under contract with us. “GBIS Sites” includes the following: the web pages and content on the GBIS websites, journal sites, and the tools, software, submission systems, web forms, registration system, and any other means through which we interact with you.

Your use of and interaction with the GBIS sites constitutes your unconditional acceptance of the practices described in this privacy policy, as they may be modified from time to time. If you do not agree with and accept all of the practices described in this privacy policy, do not use the GBIS sites and do not provide or submit any personally-identifying information by means of or while using the GBIS sites. By providing personal information to us, you consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this privacy policy.

WHAT WE MAY COLLECT

Personal Information

While interacting with the GBIS Sites, we may request personal information from you, including but not limited to things such as your name, mailing address, email address, institutional name, telephone number, credit card or other payment information, and ORCID iD. Your provision of such information is strictly voluntary. You can generally visit the GBIS Sites without disclosing such information. If you are an author who is submitting or has submitted a manuscript or other research outputs to GBIS for our consideration or for posting on our sites or as a preprint, we will require you to provide the above types of information so that we may adhere to publishing standards, and where your paper is published or posted as a preprint, at least your name, affiliation, and ORCID iD will appear as part of the paper. Likewise, when you register on a GBIS site for updates or to receive other types of notifications from us, we will ask for your email address at a minimum to enable us to send you the information you have requested.

Technical Information

Additionally, by means of your interactions with the GBIS Sites, we may collect, have access to, store and use your computer’s IP address, the URL/domain name of any referring website, the time and date of your visit to the GBIS Sites, and certain information known as “clickstream data” to enable us to understand how people interact with the GBIS Sites, to analyze data for trends and statistics, to help diagnose and solve issues with the GBIS Sites and our technologies, products, and services, and to optimize the performance of the GBIS Sites. We also use session cookies, small data files stored in your browser so you don’t have to log in each time you visit any of our web pages. From time to time, we use software tools to play back user sessions for purposes of assessing our customers’ interactions with our software, and these sessions may be linked to your user account. If you do not want session cookies stored on your computer, you may be able to adjust your browser settings prevent this, but note that by not accepting cookies, some pages may not fully function and you may not be able to access certain information on the GBIS Sites.

Protection of Children

Use of the GBIS Sites is intended for adults at least eighteen (18) years of age, and we will not knowingly collect personally-identifying information from children under the age of thirteen (13).

HOW WE MAY USE AND DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION

Use by GBIS

GBIS uses your personal information as described above, and to customize your experience on the GBIS Sites and to facilitate our interactions with you, if any. Except as where necessary to provide services to you, such as to communicate with you regarding a manuscript you have submitted or to process a paper or to process payment of an article processing charge, GBIS staff do not typically take note of your personal information; the information is mainly stored on or by our computers, computer networks, servers, tools, and systems, as described above. In some cases, the applications or user interfaces you encounter while on our sites are managed by third parties, who may require that you provide your personal information and who have assured us of their compliance with applicable laws.

Potential Disclosure to Third Parties

We may disclose personal information as discussed above and as reasonably necessary for the purposes described in this privacy policy to our employees and to third parties under contract with us such as vendors, volunteers, independent contractors, and consultants, to financial institutions for the purposes of facilitating payment of fees owed, web and technical support providers, other publishers and/or content hosting providers under contract with us, third parties authorized by you to receive such information, and as may be required or permitted by law. We may also share information regarding you and your manuscript or other research content as reasonably necessary with parties such as external editors, reviewers, community journal staff, curators, and channel managers.

No Sale or Leasing of Your Information

Except as described in this privacy policy, we will not disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent. We will not sell or lease your personal information to any third party. We may disclose aggregate demographic and statistical information with our business partners; this information is not specific to the identification of you as an individual.

THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

If, in your interactions with the GBIS Sites, you are linked or directed to, or click on, a third party website, we cannot control what information you may provide to that party or on/at that website, or how that party may use or disclose any information you may provide to them. As such, we urge that you exercise caution before providing them with your personal information.

CONSENT TO RECEIVE EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS

Except in countries or jurisdictions where it is not be permitted by law, we may from time to time send you email communications regarding our business, products or services in response to your use of the GBIS Sites. By providing your email address, you consent to receive such communications, but you may opt out of receiving such communications by contacting us.

HOW TO CONTACT US REGARDING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

If you wish to discuss what personal information we may have pertaining to you, or the handling or potential disclosure of the same, or you wish to withdraw consent regarding these matters, you may contact us by email at info(at)ccsenet(dot)org, and we will promptly address your inquiry.

 

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Section default policy

Privacy Statement

INTRODUCTION

We are dedicated to protecting your personal information and will make every reasonable effort to handle collected information appropriately. All information collected will be handled with care in accordance with glboal standards for integrity and objectivity and respect for your privacy. GBIS endeavors to comply with all laws and regulations that apply to the gathering and use of personal information, including but not limited to Canada privacy laws. As used in this policy, “we” and “us” includes GBIS , subsidiaries and our staffs, employees, officers, directors, volunteer editors and reviewers, and vendors and independent contractors under contract with us. “GBIS Sites” includes the following: the web pages and content on the GBIS websites, journal sites, and the tools, software, submission systems, web forms, registration system, and any other means through which we interact with you.

Your use of and interaction with the GBIS sites constitutes your unconditional acceptance of the practices described in this privacy policy, as they may be modified from time to time. If you do not agree with and accept all of the practices described in this privacy policy, do not use the GBIS sites and do not provide or submit any personally-identifying information by means of or while using the GBIS sites. By providing personal information to us, you consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this privacy policy.

WHAT WE MAY COLLECT

Personal Information

While interacting with the GBIS Sites, we may request personal information from you, including but not limited to things such as your name, mailing address, email address, institutional name, telephone number, credit card or other payment information, and ORCID iD. Your provision of such information is strictly voluntary. You can generally visit the GBIS Sites without disclosing such information. If you are an author who is submitting or has submitted a manuscript or other research outputs to GBIS for our consideration or for posting on our sites or as a preprint, we will require you to provide the above types of information so that we may adhere to publishing standards, and where your paper is published or posted as a preprint, at least your name, affiliation, and ORCID iD will appear as part of the paper. Likewise, when you register on a GBIS site for updates or to receive other types of notifications from us, we will ask for your email address at a minimum to enable us to send you the information you have requested.

Technical Information

Additionally, by means of your interactions with the GBIS Sites, we may collect, have access to, store and use your computer’s IP address, the URL/domain name of any referring website, the time and date of your visit to the GBIS Sites, and certain information known as “clickstream data” to enable us to understand how people interact with the GBIS Sites, to analyze data for trends and statistics, to help diagnose and solve issues with the GBIS Sites and our technologies, products, and services, and to optimize the performance of the GBIS Sites. We also use session cookies, small data files stored in your browser so you don’t have to log in each time you visit any of our web pages. From time to time, we use software tools to play back user sessions for purposes of assessing our customers’ interactions with our software, and these sessions may be linked to your user account. If you do not want session cookies stored on your computer, you may be able to adjust your browser settings prevent this, but note that by not accepting cookies, some pages may not fully function and you may not be able to access certain information on the GBIS Sites.

Protection of Children

Use of the GBIS Sites is intended for adults at least eighteen (18) years of age, and we will not knowingly collect personally-identifying information from children under the age of thirteen (13).

HOW WE MAY USE AND DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION

Use by GBIS

GBIS uses your personal information as described above, and to customize your experience on the GBIS Sites and to facilitate our interactions with you, if any. Except as where necessary to provide services to you, such as to communicate with you regarding a manuscript you have submitted or to process a paper or to process payment of an article processing charge, GBIS staff do not typically take note of your personal information; the information is mainly stored on or by our computers, computer networks, servers, tools, and systems, as described above. In some cases, the applications or user interfaces you encounter while on our sites are managed by third parties, who may require that you provide your personal information and who have assured us of their compliance with applicable laws.

Potential Disclosure to Third Parties

We may disclose personal information as discussed above and as reasonably necessary for the purposes described in this privacy policy to our employees and to third parties under contract with us such as vendors, volunteers, independent contractors, and consultants, to financial institutions for the purposes of facilitating payment of fees owed, web and technical support providers, other publishers and/or content hosting providers under contract with us, third parties authorized by you to receive such information, and as may be required or permitted by law. We may also share information regarding you and your manuscript or other research content as reasonably necessary with parties such as external editors, reviewers, community journal staff, curators, and channel managers.

No Sale or Leasing of Your Information

Except as described in this privacy policy, we will not disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent. We will not sell or lease your personal information to any third party. We may disclose aggregate demographic and statistical information with our business partners; this information is not specific to the identification of you as an individual.

THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

If, in your interactions with the GBIS Sites, you are linked or directed to, or click on, a third party website, we cannot control what information you may provide to that party or on/at that website, or how that party may use or disclose any information you may provide to them. As such, we urge that you exercise caution before providing them with your personal information.

CONSENT TO RECEIVE EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS

Except in countries or jurisdictions where it is not be permitted by law, we may from time to time send you email communications regarding our business, products or services in response to your use of the GBIS Sites. By providing your email address, you consent to receive such communications, but you may opt out of receiving such communications by contacting us.

HOW TO CONTACT US REGARDING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

If you wish to discuss what personal information we may have pertaining to you, or the handling or potential disclosure of the same, or you wish to withdraw consent regarding these matters, you may contact us by email at info(at)ccsenet(dot)org, and we will promptly address your inquiry.