Clearly, the format and content for the various types of encyclopedia entries will vary considerably. A 3500-word research article will require substantial referencing to academic literature, whereas a 1000-word description of a practical community development project will not require such referencing. The following are suggested guidelines for
preparing your manuscript for submission:
Provide a historical perspective regarding the subject
of your manuscript.
Provide broad definitions and discussions of the
topic and incorporate views of others (literature review) into the
discussion to support, refute or demonstrate your position on the
Main Thrust of the Chapter
Present your perspective on the issues, controversies,
problems, etc., as they relate to theme and arguments supporting
your position. Compare and contrast with what has been, or is currently
being done as it relates to your specific topic and the main theme
of the book.
Discuss future and emerging trends. Provide insight
about the future of the topic from the perspective of published
research on the topic. If appropriate, suggest future research opportunities
within the domain of the topic.
Provide discussion of the overall coverage of the
topic in your manuscript and concluding remarks.
For theoretical and research articles, your manuscript should be fully referenced and all
discussions and arguments must be supported by current published
research in scholarly publications. Although there is no magic “adequate
number of references,” your paper should be supported at least
15 fully documented references.
For the shorter descriptive and case study articles, your manuscript may reference appropriate publications to set your article in the context of contemporary work in the same field.
Submitted manuscripts must be written in the APA
(American Psychological Association) editorial style.
References should relate
only to material cited within the manuscript and be listed in alphabetical
order, including the author's name, complete title of the cited
work, title of the source, volume, issue, year of publication, and
pages cited. Please do not include any abbreviations. See the following
Example 1: Single author periodical publication:
Smith, A.J. (2003). Information and organizations.
Management Ideology Review. 16(2), 1-15.
Example 2: Multiple authors periodical publication:
Smith, A.J., & Brown, CJ. (2003). Organizations
and information processing. Management Source, 10(4), J1-88.
Source in the text: State
author's name and year of publication where you use the source in
the text. See the following examples:
Example 1: In most organizations, information
resources are considered to be a major resource (Brown, 2003,
Example 2: Brown (2003) states that the
value of information is recognized by most organizations.
Direct quotations of another
author's work should be followed by the author's name, date of publication,
and the page(s) on which the quotation appears in the original text.
Example 1: Brown (2003) states that "the value
of information is realized by most organizations" (p. 45).
Example 2: In most organizations, information resources
are considered to be a major organization asset" (Smith,
2002, pp. 35-36) and must be carefully monitored by the senior
For more information please
consult your library or contact Order Department, American Psychological
Association, P.O. Box 2710, Hyattsville, MD 20784, for a copy of
their Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
– 4th edition for APA style.
Terms and Their Definition
You are required to provide 7-10 terms related to
the topic of your manuscript and provide clear and concise definitions
of each term. Place your terms and their definitions at the end
of the manuscript after the references section of your manuscript.
All submissions should send to the editor electronically
in either MS Word, or RTF. No hard copy will be accepted. Please
make sure complete editing of your manuscript is conducted to ensure
proper English language usage, grammatical structure, spelling,
punctuation, and compliance with APA reference style. Attention
to these details will contribute to clear, concise communication
of your ideas, and increase the chance of acceptance of your manuscript
by our reviewers.
It is the author’s responsibility to obtain
written permission to include any copyrighted materials in the submitted
manuscript to this publication. The publisher of the book requires
a copy of the written permission submitted with the final version
of the manuscript.
Upon acceptance, the author(s) will be required to
sign a warranty that the MANUSCRIPT IS ORIGINAL AND HAS NOT BEEN
SUBMITTED FOR PUBLICATION OR PUBLISHED ELSEWHERE.
Due to the large number of contributors (200+), the
publishers will not be able to provide a complimentary copy of the
publication to contributing authors or co-authors. Contributing
authors will receive a copy of the title page, contents page and their own contribution, and will also be able to purchase a copy of the encyclopedia for their own use at a special
All manuscript submission should be emailed to:
This Encyclopedia is scheduled for publishing
by Information Science Publishing (an imprint of Idea Group Inc.)
in 2005. Publication and purchase details can be found at the publisher's website at: