- Write your article for middle and top managers, graduate students (in Management, Public Administration, Psychology, Industrial Sociology, Communication, and Healthcare Administration), and faculty.
- Read several articles from CTM before completing your revision.
- Write your chapter with minimum number of references. Remove dated references.
- Complex Tables should be moved from the text to Index.
- There will be correction charges for author errors in the revised articles.
- Please conduct a literature search through PsycINFO and update your literature review.
- Your article must be prepared strictly according to the Publication Manual (6th ed., 2009) of the American Psychological Association.
- You should pay particular attention to the citations (authors’ last name and year of publication) and References. (a) Each citation must match with its corresponding reference. (b) Each reference must be complete. Authors very often neglect to include page numbers of a chapter in an edited book and issue numbers (in addition to the volume numbers) of magazines such as California Management Review, Harvard Business Review, and Personnel Administrator.
- The Discussion section must include, among others, subsections for (a) Implications for Management, (b) Directions for Future Research, and (c) Limitation of the Study. There should be separate subheadings for these.
- Name, affiliation, address, phone, fax, and email of each author MUST appear on the title page.
- You must provide degrees of freedom in the parentheses for each F-ratio, t-ratio, and r. You must provide degrees of freedom and N in parentheses for each Chi-square.
- Keep only 2 digits after each decimal for b, β, F-ratio, t-ratio, r, and R2. You can keep more than two digits after decimals for significance levels.
- Make sure that your “A” (centered, upper-lower bold), “B” (left adjusted, upper-lower bold), “C” (part of a paragraph, upper-lower bold), “D” (part of a paragraph, lower case bold), “E” (part of a paragraph, upper-lower italics) headings are properly done.
- If you have a Figure in your article, it must be prepared in Word 2000 in 10-point Times New Roman font (in bold upper lower cases, see CTM). Please note that the maximum area we can provide for a Figure is 7″ x 4.5″.
- After an article is accepted, a 60-word Biographical Note for each author must appear at the end of your article. Here you can discuss your academic attainments, publications, and research interests.
- Your acknowledgement(s), if any, should appear at the bottom of the title page.
- All the footnotes should be integrated in the text.
Make sure that each (a) citation [last name(s) of author(s), the order of authorship, and year publication] matches with its corresponding reference and each reference is complete. In preparing your manuscript for publication in the Current Topics in Management, the following citations and references style guide must be used:
Article without author: Use first 2 or 3 beginning words in quotes from the title
(“China’s Modest,” 2000)
Publication with three or more authors:
First citation: Kim, Hwang, and Burgers (1989a, 1989b) suggested that . . .
Subsequent citation: Kim et al. (1989a)
Citation in parentheses: (Kim, Hwang, & Burgers, 1989b; cf. Bies & Moag, 1986)
Several citations in parentheses: (Ajzen & Fishbein, 1977; Bass, 1990; Burns, 1978, Mackenzie, in press-a, in press-b)
Using cf., e.g., see also: (see also Adams, 1965; Fisher, 1993) (e.g., Lee, 1990) (cf. Jehn, 1997; Pinkley, 1992)
Journal article with a single author:
Amason, A. C. (1996). Distinguishing the effects of functional and dysfunctional conflict on strategic decision making: Resolving a paradox for top management teams. Academy of Management Journal, 39, 123–148.
Journal article with two authors:
Bass, B. M., & Yammarino, F. J. (1991). Congruence of self and others’ leadership ratings of naval officers for understanding successful leadership. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 40, 437–454.
Magazine article (where each issue starts with page 1):
Kilmann, R. H., & Mitroff, I. I. (1979). Problem defining and the consulting/intervention process. California Management Review, 21 (3), 26–33.
Book with two authors:
Argyris, C., & Schön, D. (1996). Organizational learning–II. Reading MA: Addison-Wesley.
Book with a new edition:
Rahim, M. A. (2011). Managing conflict in organizations (4th ed.). New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction.
Chapter in a book with two co-editors:
Amason, A. C., & Schweiger, D. M. (1997). The effects of conflict on strategic decision making effectiveness and organizational performance. In C. K. W. DeDreu & E. Van de Vliert (Eds.), Using conflict in organizations (pp. 101–115). London: Sage.
Article in a weekly magazine:
Byrne, J. A. (1993, December 20). The horizontal corporation. Business Week, pp. 76-81.
Article without an author:
China’s modest entrepreneur. (2000, December 7). Financial Times, p. 8.
Rahim, M. A., & Pelled, L. H. (1998, June). Rethinking the structure of conflict: Toward a four-dimensional conceptualization. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Association for Conflict Management, College Park, MD.
Child J., & Yan, Y. (1999). Predicting the performance of international alliances: an investigation in China. Working paper, Chinese Management Centre, University of Hong Kong.
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