Instruction for Authors

Article Processing Charge

As we no longer get enough support from our sponsors since 2022, thus to cover the costs of editing and publishing a paper, the authors whose papers have been accepted must pay an article processing charge (APC) as 700 US dollars from 2022. This is a hard decision for us but we have to continuously publish the journal in a high quality standard.  

Submissions
All submissions must be directly sent to the editorial office (editor@sc-press.com) by email attachment. Together with your submission, authors must send a similarity report to check any possible plagiarism (we allow a similarity less than 20%). 

Manuscript Structure
Subdivision - numbered sections
Please divide your manuscript 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 excluded in section numbering). Any subsection should be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.
Though it is a not must, we strongly encourage authors to organize their papers in the following structure:
Introduction
State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results must be avoided.

Literature Review (Related works)
Please elaborate the findings and gaps in the existing literature to formulate your research foundations.

Research Methods/Methodology
A detailed description of your research method should be presented. The details should allow other researchers to reproduce the work.

Analysis/Calculation/Results
Results should be clear and precise.

Discussion
This should explore the significance of the results of the work, plain language instead of technical/numerical language should be used to discuss the findings/results/numbers.

Conclusions
The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may usually discuss the limitations and future research directions.

Appendices
If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc.

References

References should be double-spaced and presented in this format:

Journal Article

Aurelija B. & Dalia R. (2018), Online Shoppping and Consumer Protection, Journal of System and Management Sciences, Vol. 8, No. 1, 1-22.
Sarajul F.M. & Abdul B. A. (2018), Management of Supply Chain in Construction Management: Roles and Responsibilities, Journal of System and Management Sciences, Vol. 8, No. 4, 1-12.
Eglė G., Asta R. & Artūras J. (2018), International Branch Campus: Sequential Market Commitment, Journal of System and Management Sciences, Vol. 8, No. 4, 57-81.

Books

Lilien, G.L., A. Rangaswamy. 1998. Marketing Engineering: Computer-Assisted Marketing Analysis and Planning. Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA, 67-84.
Mettam, G.R., Adams, L.B. , 1999. How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: Jones, B.S., Smith, R.Z. (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age. E- Publishing Inc., New York, pp. 281-304.

Conference Proceedings

Zhang, Y. "Recommender Systems: A Framework and Research Issues," Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), 2002.

Citations:

All citations in the text should refer to:

1. Single author: the author's last name (without initials, unless there is ambiguity) and the year of publication;
2. Two authors: both authors' last names and the year of publication;
3. Three or more authors: first author's last name followed by et al. and the year of publication. Citations may be made directly (or parenthetically). Groups of references should be listed first alphabetically, then chronologically.

Tables and Figures

Place each table or figure on a separate page. Double-space all text. Number tables and figures consecutively (one series for tables, one for figures) from the beginning to the end of the article.

Tables:

1. Center the word Table (in title case) and the number of the table (Arabic numeral) at the top of the page.
2. Center the title (in title case) under the table heading.
3. Report the results of only one type of analysis in each table.
4. Range headings across the top of the table. Do not add new headings in the body of the table.
5. Do not use abbreviations or computer code names for variables. Also, please do not use table notes. Use the same names you used in the text.
6. Use only two decimal places for statistics (except p-values if any).
7. All reported statistical estimates (e.g., regression weights, mean differences) must have corresponding standard errors, and inferential statistics (t, z, or F, depending on which is most pertinent) with precise p values reported (e.g., p = .072, rounded to the third decimal place) rather than in star notation (*) or statistical significant cutoff bands (e.g., p < .05).
8. For most articles, the first table should report descriptive statistics, including means, standard deviations, and a full correlation matrix. Correlations should fill the lower-left corner of the page.
9. To distinguish some numerals (for instance, to indicate which loadings define a factor), boldface type can be used. Do not use this option when other conventions, such as footnotes, are sufficient.
10. Use plain type in capital and small letters—no italic or bold, except as noted above.
11. Designate a general footnote that explains the whole table or a column, row, or item with a superscript small letter (a, b, c).

Figures:

• Center the word Figure (in title case) and the number of the figure (Arabic numeral) at the top of the page.
• Center the title (in title case) under the Figure heading.
• Spell out all words in the body of the figure.
• Use the same variable names you used in the tables and text.
• Avoid stacking words or numbers (listing characters vertically).
• Make sure lines and graphic elements are crisp and clear.
• Use letters for footnotes, as in tables.

Acknowledgment: We take the top journals like journal of management, management science, MISQ and so on as our model of learning, thus some instructions were taken from these top journals.