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Please read carefully and adhere strictly to the GUIDELINES before uploading your submission!

Papers NOT adhering to guidelines will be deleted from the system.

The EMAC 2014 conference invites electronic submissions of papers, which should be in PDF format no later than December 3, 2013.

Authors may submit more than one paper, but only one can be accepted with you as first author. This EMAC policy implies that an author can submit and present only one paper as a first author. However this author can be a non-presenting co-author of other submitted papers. Acceptance of a paper implies that at least one of the authors must attend the conference and present the paper.

Please make sure to mention your co-authors names on submission.

No changes can be made after the submission deadline. Co-authors’ names will be published in conference proceedings exactly as you have indicated when you submitted your paper.

  • NO AUTHOR INFORMATION on any page of the paper, as papers will be double BLIND reviewed. If you submit a paper that contains any information identifying you or a co-author, the paper shall be removed from the system, and you will be invited to resubmit. It is YOUR responsibility to resubmit again.

  • All papers are limited to seven (7) pages (everything included: the cover / title page, references and tables and figures). Any paper exceeding the specified limit will not be included in the review process.

  • Papers must show a clear indication of the purpose of the research, research method, major results, implications and key references.Authors should also indicate the track in which they would like to present their paper. Papers must be submitted for review in only one (1) track.

  • In preparing your paper please make sure that you follow the guidelines for referencing set out in the International Journal of Research in Marketing.


The paper is limited to SEVEN (7) PAGES (everything included: the cover / title page, references, and appendix, tables and figures).

Papers should be:

  • Single spaced throughout

  • Times New Roman 12-point font (except for title which should be Times New Roman 14-point font)

  • A4 size page formatting

  • 2.5cm margins on all sides

Content order an format for the paper:

Page 1 - Title Page Should include:

  1. Title (centred, bold and times new roman 14-point font)

  2. Abstract (left justified, bold and times new roman 12-point font maximum 100 words or ten lines, summarizing the main aim (s) findings and conclusions of your research.)

  3. Keywords: (left justified, regular, italic and times new roman 12-point font)

  4. Track your paper is intended fo: (left justified, regular, italic and times new roman 12-point font)

(SHOULD NOT include the author (s) name (s) on the title page or any other part of the paper. Remove any author or institutional identifying information from the properties file on your computer)

Compliance to the line limit is required to facilitate standardisation of the publication of the abstract proceedings book. (At the start of each new paragraph or section you should indent the first line)

Page 2 - Start body of the paper including tables, figures, footnotes and technical details if required such as mathematical proof or development.
At the start of each new paragraph or section you should indent the first line

Headings and sub-headings

1. Major headings

Should be numbered sequentially, left justified and bolded. The first letter of each major word should be capitalised and all of the other words should be in lower case. Two single space lines should precede and one single space should follow a major heading

1.1 Sub-headings

Should be numbered according to the main heading, left justified, regular and in italics. One space line should precede and follow a sub-heading. Only the first letter of the first word should be capitalised.

1.1.1 Sub sub-heading

You should avoid the use of sub sub-headings unless absolutely necessary. If you use sub sub-headings they should be numbered according to the main heading, left indented, regular and in italics. One space line should precede and follow a sub sub-heading. Only the first letter of the first word should be capitalised.

Figures and tables

Should be integrated within the text as soon as possible after they have been cited.


At the bottom of the page should be kept to a minimum and numbered consecutively throughout the text with superscript Arabic numerals.


Displayed formulae should be numbered consecutively throughout the paper as (1), (2), etc., against the right hand margin of the page.


For full details see the author guidelines of the International Journal of Research in Marketing

  1. References to publications in the text should follow APA style. They should include the author name (s) and year of publication.

There are two methods that can be used, either


For publications by one author:

Either: (a) as  Smith (1999) reported or (b) This problem has been previously studied (Smith, 1999).

For publications by two authors:

Either: (a) as Smith and Jones (1999) reported or (b) This problem has been studied previously (Smith & Jones, 1999).

For publications by three to five authors:

For the first instance the reference is mentioned, use either: (a) as Smith, Jones, White, and Brown (1999) reported or (b) This problem has been studied previously (Smith, Jones, White, and Brown, 1999). For subsequent references within the same paragraph the year may be omitted.

For publications by more than five authors:

Either: (a) as Smith et al. (1999) reported or (b) This problem has been studied previously (Smith et al., 1999).

For works without author (s),

List the title of the work rather than the author (s).

  1. Bibliographic references should follow the APA-style of referencing.

Examples of the APA-style are as follows:

(a) Journal-type publications:

Reference to an article in a journal:

Paivio, A., Jansen, B., & Becker, L.J. (1975). Comparisons through the mind’s eye. Cognition, 37 (2), 635-647.

Reference to a journal supplement:

Yuen, A.W.C. (1994). Lamotrigine: a review of antiepileptic efficacy. Epilepsia, 35 (Suppl. 5) S33-S36.

Reference to an article in a periodical or newspaper:

Richardson, J.D. (1998, July 15). Evidence for periodic reconnection at Uranus. Fort Worth Star-Telegram, p. E1.

Reference to a special issue (when the special issue itself has a title):

Glaser, R., & Bond, L. (Eds.). (1981). Testing: Concepts and research [Special issue]. American Psychologist, 36 (10).

References to a special issue that is also a conference proceedings: (Note APA style does not support conference details)

Yasuda, N., Takagi, S.-i., & Toriumi, A. (1997). Special shape analysis of infrared absorption of thermally grown silicon dioxide films. Applied Surface Science, 117-18(June II)), 216-220.


References to an article in a language other than English:

Assink, E.H.M., & Verloop, N. (1977). Het aaleren van deel-gheel relaties [Teaching part-whole relations]. Pedagogische Studien, 54, 134-142 (in Dutch).

(b) Books: monographs:

Typical book entry:

Strunk, W., Jnr & White, E.B. (1979). The elements of style (3rd ed.) New York: Macmillan.

Books without authors:

College bound seniors. (1979). Princeton NJ: College Board Publications

English translation of a book (of which the original title is not given):

Luria, A.R. (1969). The mind of mnemonist (L. Solotorof, Trans.) New York: Avon Books. (Original work published 1965).

(c) Edited books:

Letheridge, S., & Cannon, C.R. (Eds.). (1980). Bilingual education: Teaching English as a second language. New York: Praeger.

An article in a proceedings book or a chapter in an edited book:

Chaddock, T.E. (1974). Gastric emptying of a nutritionally balanced liquid diet. In E.E. Daniel (ed.), Proceedings of the fourth international symposium on gastrointestinal mobility (pp. 83-92). Vancouver, BC: Mitchell Press.

An edited book within a book series:

Adams, M.J., Briscoe, B.E., & Sinha, S.K. (1994). Interface frictions and energy dissipation in soft solid processing applications. In D. Dowson (Series Ed.) & D.Dowson, C.M. Taylor, T.H.C.M. Godet, & G. Dalmas (Vol. Eds.), Tribology series: Vol. 27. Dissipative processes in tribology (pp. 223-234). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

A book series that publishes over more than one year:

Wilson, J.G., Fraser, F.C. (1977-78). Handbook of teratology (Vols. 1-4). New York: Plenum Press.

An article in an edited book, reprinted from another source:

Sluzki. C.E., & Beaun, J. (1977). Symmetry and complementarity. In P. Watzlawick, & J.H. Weakland (Eds.), The interactional view (pp. 71-87). New York: Norton. (Reprinted from Acta Psiquitatrica y Psicologica de America Latin, 11, 321-330 (1965)).

(d) Electronic publications

Paper to be published in a regular journal on a preprint server:

Yu, F., & Wu, X.-S. (1992).non linear current algebra in the SL(2,R)/U(1) cost model. Physical Review Letters, 68, 2995-2999. Available as hep-th/9112009 from http://xxx.lanl.gov/list/hep-th/9112.