First National Research Conference on Business and Management (NRCoBM)
SZABIST is ranked amongst top three universities for 2014 in Business and Information Technology by the Higher Education Commission (HEC)

Guidelines for Paper Submission

Full paper submitted must comply with the following guidelines:
  1. Word Limit: All manuscripts must be submitted in MS Word format and have a word maximum limit of 4,000 to 6,000 words, excluding references, tables and figures.
  2. Abstract: Article(s) must be submitted with an abstract of not more than 300 words. Abstract should be in Times New Roman italics and justified with 12 point font size and 2.5 inches margin on both sides. Provide 3-5 keywords after the abstract for indexing purposes. Author(s) affiliation should be shown in the footnote of the page
  3. Title: The title of the paper should not be more than 15 words.
  4. Format of Title Page: The font size of the title of the paper on the 'title page' should be Times New Roman 14 point bold.
  5. Author(s): Name(s) will appear after 6 spaces of the title of the paper, followed by abstract Times New Roman 12 point italic.
  6. Paper Size and Margins: Manuscript must be written in A4 paper size. There should be a 2.54 cm (or 1 inch) margin in all pages throughout the manuscript.
  7. Line Spacing: Manuscript is to be spaced 1.5 throughout (including references).
  8. The Font: 'Times New Roman' is to be used throughout the manuscript. For text, use 12 points and Word 2003 format for heading styles.
  9. Headings: Avoid using more than three level headings.
  10. Headers and Footers: No header or footer is to be included in the manuscript.
  11. Page Numbering: Manuscript should be page numbered in footer on the middle of the page in Times New Roman with a font size 12.
  12. Figures, Tables, and Texts: Colors and shades are not to be used. Figures or tables should NOT break across two pages. All tables should be fitted within the margin. Titles of the tables should be centered.
  13. References: These are to be provided at the end in alphabetical order and with 1cm hanging indent, using American Psychological Association (APA) version 6 style of referencing and citation system.

Submit Abstract and Papers at nrc@lrk.szabist.edu.pk



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