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Guide for Authors

Guide for Authors

Submit to the Journal

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Submissions to the Journal of International Logistics and Trade (JILT) are made using JAMS, the online submission and peer review system. Registration and access is available at http://www.ejri.net/journal
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Articles submitted to the journal should not have been published before in their current or substantially similar form, or be under consideration for publication with another journal.
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See our information pages on Ethical guidelines for journal publication.

Paper Preparation

Format

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Prepare your article in MS Word format. PDF as a sole file type is not accepted; a PDF must be accompanied by the source file.
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Prepare your article in A4 paper with the margin of 25 mm from both the top and the bottom, 20 mm from both the right side and the left side.
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Use “Times New Roman” font with 10 points size and single line space.
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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).

Article Title

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The title should be concise and informative.
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Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

Author Details

Author names and affiliations
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Clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled.
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Arrange the authors' names in the correct order for publication.
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Present the authors' affiliations (where the actual work was done) below the names.
Corresponding author
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Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication.
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Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.

Abstract

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A concise and factual abstract is required.
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Describe briefly the purpose of the research, methodology/approach, research results including research findings and implications, and major conclusions.
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Avoid non-standard or uncommon abbreviations, but if essential, define them at their first mention in the abstract itself.
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Maximum is 250 words in total.

Keywords

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Provide three to six keywords in the next line of the abstract.
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Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible.
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The first word of the keywords should be capitalized.

Acknowledgements

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Provide acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references
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Do not include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise.
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Describe contributors who provided help during the research (e.g., financial support, providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).

Figures and Tables

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All figures and tables should be typed and included in the main body of the article.
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All figures and tables should be of high quality, legible and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals.
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Ensure that any superscripts or asterisks are shown next to the relevant items and have corresponding explanations displayed as footnotes to the table or figure.

References

Citation in the text
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Ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list, and vice versa.
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Cite publications in the text:
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(Kim, 2010) using the first named author's surname or (Kim and Lee, 2010) citing both names of two, or (Kim et al., 2010) citing three or more authors.
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First alphabetically and then chronologically when groups of references should be cited, e.g., (Lee, 2010a, 2010b, 2011; Kim and Lee, 2010).
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“Kim et al. (2010) have developed” when the subject in a sentence is a previous research.
List
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References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically.
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Two or more references from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters ‘a’, ‘b’, ‘c’, etc., placed after the year of publication.

Examples

Article

Lee, J.-Y., Wang, S., 2012. Inter-provincial railroad network in China. Journal of International Logistics and Trade 10, 61-75.

Book:

Wooldridge, J.M., 2000. Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach. South-Western College Publishing, California

Article in Book:

Rimmer, P.J., 2002. Global Transport: Australia as a Cul-de-Sac, In: Shiel, C. (Eds), Australia and Globalisation. Evatt Foundation, Sydney.

Proceedings:

Paflioti, P., Vitsounis, T.K., Tsamourgelis, I., Bell, M.G.H., 2014. Container seaports connectivity: a “concept” analysis. Proceedings of International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports (IFSPA) 2014, Hong Kong, China.

Thesis:

Dubey, H., 2013. Efficient and accurate kNN based classification and regression. Master Thesis, International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad, India.

Report:

American Trucking Association, 1987. Motor Carrier Annual Report. Alexandria, VA.

Internet:

Kennedy, S., Parker, D.A., 2015. Building China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’.
http://csis.org/publication/building-china-one-belt-one-road.