2009 ANZMAC Annual Conference > Call for Papers > Guidelines for Competitive Papers
Guidelines for Competitive Papers
The maximum length of competitive papers is five (5) pages (inclusive of all figures, tables, technical appendices, etc.), excluding the cover page and pages required to list the references. These are additional.
For information, please find below instructions on the correct formatting for all papers. To assist in the formatting process a template has been developed that should be used for all submissions.
When submitting the final version of your paper, please be sure to use one line for each institution to name author(s) and university affiliation. Do not include author's title. e.g.,
Yvette Jackson, University of Auckland
Jeremiah Jones, University of Queensland
Where there are two or more authors from the same institution please use one line for the institution, e.g.
Yvette Jackson, Jeremiah Jones, University of Otago
Ensure that there is one single space line before and one single space line following the list of authors.
Examples of papers using the correct formatting are available from the Australasian Marketing Journal website.
Papers should be:
- Single-spaced throughout
- Times New Roman 12-point font
- A4 size page formatting
- 2.5cm margins on all sides
- Avoid footnotes if possible, otherwise put at the end before references
Content order for paper
- Cover Page with title and authors
- Title (please ensure that the title is short, simple and conveys the academic focus of the paper clearly). Limit of 200 characters.
- Abstract (summarise paper including findings and conclusions, limit 120 words)
- Body of paper
- Technical appendices (if required – mathematical proof or development that is not critical to the core paper)
- Footnotes (if required)
Headings and sub-headings
Major headings should be centred and in bold type. The first letter of each major word should be capitalised. (Do not capitalise minor words, such as definite or indefinite articles or conjunctions, and do not use block capitals throughout the words. Do not use Microsoft Word "title case" function, as this capitalises minor words inappropriately.) Two (2) single space lines should precede and one single space line following a major heading.
Sub-headings also should be in bold type face, but left justified, with the first letter of each major word capitalised. Sub-headings should have one single space line before and one single space line following.
Sub-sub-headings should have one single space line before and none following. Only the first letter of the sub-sub-heading should be capitalised.
Figures and Tables
- Should be integrated within the text as soon as convenient after they have been cited
- Headings should be bold, with leading capitals for major words (not block capitals), and be preceded and followed by one line
- Should be numbered and referred to by number
- Please only use black and white for figures and tables
Tables should consist of at least four (4) columns and four (4) rows; otherwise they should be left as in-text tabulations or their results should be integrated in the text. Designate units (e.g., $) in column headings. Align all numerals, including decimals. Refer to table in the text by number. Avoid using terms "above", "below" and "preceding" to refer to the table. If possible, combine closely related tables. Make sure the necessary measures of statistical significance are reported within the table.
Numbers within the text
Numbers up to nine (9) should be typed as words, e.g., two as opposed to 2, but 10 not ten.
Mathematical notation must be clear within the text. Equations should be centred on the page. If equations are numbered, type the number in parentheses flush with the left margin.
A marginal note should identify unusual symbols and Greek letters. If equations are too wide to fit in a single column, indicate appropriate breaks.
Reference Citations within the text
Citations in the text – (Jones and Smith, 2002). If practical, the citation should stand by a punctuation mark. Otherwise, insert it in a logical sentence break.
If a particular page, section, or equation is cited, it should be placed within the parentheses, e.g. (Jones and Smith, 2002, p.10).
For multiple authors, use the full citation for up to three authors; for four or more, use the first author's name followed by "et al." (in italics). A series of citations should be listed in alphabetical order and separated by semicolons (;).
Reference List Style
Same as for the Australasian Marketing Journal. References are to be listed alphabetically, last name first, followed by publication date. The reference list should be typed single space with one line between each entry. Do not use indents or tabs. Book and periodical titles should have leading capitals for major words only.
For articles in journals: Brodie, R.J., Danaher, P.J., 2000. Building models for marketing decisions: Improving empirical procedures. International Journal of Research in Marketing 17 (2-3), 135-139.
For books: Kotler, P., Ang, S.H., Leong, S.M., Tan, C.T., 1996. Marketing Management: An Asian Perspective, Prentice-Hall, Singapore.
For chapters in books/collected volumes: Douglas, S.P., Morrin, M.A., Craig, C.S., 1994. Cross-national consumer research traditions. In: Laurent, G., Lilien, G.L., Pras, B. (Eds.), Research Traditions in Marketing. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, MA, pp. 289-306.
For conference papers: Taghian, M., and Shaw, R.N., 2000. Industrial mail survey response: An experimental approach. In O'Cass, A. (Ed.). Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference. Gold Coast: School of Management and Marketing, Griffith University, 1239-1243.
Note: If CD-ROM and no page numbers available, state 'CD Rom' rather than page numbers.
For hypermedia references: Adam, S., and Deans, K.R., 2001. Inter-study comparisons of small business internet use in Australia and New Zealand. In Ellis, A. (Ed.). Proceedings of AUSWEB01, The Seventh Australian World Wide Web Conference, Coffs Harbour: Southern Cross University. Available from http://ausweb.scu.edu.au, accessed 14 January 2002.
For unpublished works: Bloggs, F., 2002. Evaluating marketing websites: Relating design elements to earnings. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. Melbourne: Deakin University.
Note: If two or more works by the same author(s) have the same publication date, they should be differentiated by letters after the date. The letter should appear with the citation in the text, e.g. (Bloggs, 1997a) and (Bloggs, 1997b).