Instructions for Authors

Manuscript Submission

Submission of a manuscript implies that it has not been published before or it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. It also means that its publication has been approved by all co-authors and also by the responsible authorities where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible if there are any claims regarding above possible undesired copyright issues. All manuscripts will be checked for plagiarism (Urkund). Manuscripts should be sent by email to fbr@jamk.fi . E-mails should include the following types of files:

1. Title page (named as Titlepage.docx)

2. Manuscript (named as Manuscript.docx)

3. Artwork (collection of Figures and Tables in .jpg format, named as Figure 1.jpg, Figure 2.jpg, Table 1.jpg, Table 2.jpg, etc.)

Title Page

The title page should be submitted as a separate file and include the following:

– A short informative title

– The name(s), affiliation(s), address(es), and e-mails of all author(s). Please indicate who will be the corresponding author.

– An abstract of approximately 150 words which should not contain any abbreviations or references

– 4 to 6 keywords which describe your manuscript

Manuscript

Manuscripts should be submitted in Word and not include any information which may reveal name(s) of author(s). They can be in English or in Finnish languages. They should, normally, be no longer than 8,000 words, including all words on the title page, in artwork, and in references.

– Use 10-point Times Roman for text.

– Use double spacing.

– Use italics for emphasis.

– Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages. Page numbers should appear on the right-upper corners of pages.

– Do not include any artwork (figures or tables) in your manuscript. They should be submitted separately.

– Avoid use of footnotes and endnotes.

– Save your file in docx format (Word 2007 or higher).

– Use the decimal system of headings with no more than three levels (e.g., 1. Introduction, 2. Literature Review, 2.1 xxxxxx, 2.2 xxxxxxxx, etc.).

– Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.

– Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should not be mentioned in the first submission. They should be placed in a separate section before the reference list after acceptance of the article.

– Manuscripts that are accepted for publication will be checked for spelling and formal style. If you are not writing in your native language, you may want to have your manuscript edited by a native speaker prior to submission.

Citation and References

– Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. If there are more than one reference in a citation, they should be ordered in chronological order. Page number should be given if certain text, figure or table is directly included in manuscript. Some examples:

1. One study argues that clustering leads to employment growth in manufacturing industries but not necessarily to international export success (McDonald et al. 2007).

2. Acknowledgment of benefits of clustering has led to increasing cluster initiatives both in advanced economies and in emerging economies during the last twenty years (Sölvell et al. 2003; Ketels et al. 2006).

3. Porter (1998, 78) defines clusters as geographic concentrations of interconnected companies and institutions in a particular field.

– The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list. Reference list entries should be in alphabetical order by the last names of the first author of each work. Journal names and book titles should be italicized. Some examples below:

o  Journal article

Beaudry, C., & Breschi, S. (2003). Are firms in clusters really more innovative? Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 12(4), 325-342.

Folta, T. B., Cooper, A. C., & Baik, Y. S. (2006). Geographic cluster size and firm performance. Journal of Business Venturing, 21(2), 217-242.

o  Book

Acemoglu, D., & Robinson, J. (2012). Why nations fail: The origins of power, prosperity, and poverty. New York: Crown Business.

Ketels, C., Lindqvist, G., & Sölvell, Ö. (2006). Cluster initiatives in developing and transition economies. Stockholm: Center for Strategy and Competitiveness.

o   Book chapter

Sala-I-Martin, X., Bilbao-Osorio, B., Blanke, J., Hanouz, M. D., Geiger, T., & Ko, C. (2013). The global competitiveness index 2013-2014: Sustaining growth, building resilience. In: K. Schwab (Ed.), The global competitiveness report 2013-2014: Full data edition (pp. 3-52). Geneva: World Economic Forum.

o   Online document

International Data Corporation (2012). IDC predicts 2013 will be dominated by mobile and cloud developments as the IT industry shifts into full-blown competition on the 3rd platform, https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS23814112#.UVP4dhyeOQk Accessed 15 November 2013.

o   Conference paper

Sasson, A., & Reve, T. (2012). Competitiveness as industrial attractiveness: Operationalizing the emerald model. Paper presented at the 2012 Microeconomics of Competitiveness Research Workshop, December 10, 2012, Harvard Business School, Boston.

Artwork

– Tables and figures are to be numbered and provided with a caption (title). While a figure caption is located under the figure, a table caption is located above the table (this is automatically taken care of if caption function of Microsoft Word is used).

– Tables and figures should be referenced appropriately at the end of captions if they are adapted from other sources.

– Tables and figures should be saved as .jpg files each and submitted separately as part of artwork.

– There should not be any artwork in the manuscript. The places where artwork will be inserted in the manuscript should be indicated in separate lines like “Insert Figure 1 about here”, “Insert Table 1 about here”, etc.

Self-archiving policy

Authors may self-archive the author’s accepted manuscript of their articles on their own websites. Authors may also deposit this version of the article in his/her organization´s repository. Furthermore, the author may only post his/her version provided acknowledgement is given to the original source of publication and a link is inserted to the published article on original source. The link must be provided by inserting articles’ URN-number:

“The final publication is available at http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi:jamk-issn-[insert article´s URN-number]

URN-address is located at the end of each article.