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Cambridge Business Review

Editorial Policy

To facilitate the preparation and submission of articles, the following information, guidelines and procedures are to be adhered to by authors.

Submission of Articles
The CBR welcomes the submission of unpublished articles. Submission of articles must be in electronic form and must be submitted via e-mail to the Editor. Publication will be decided on the basis of suitability and worthiness. The Editor will decide within 60 days of submission if the article will be used or not. All used articles become subject to terms and conditions of CBR.
Rules for Submission of Articles
  1. All articles must be original, written specifically for CBR and submitted before the deadline to be included in a particular issue. While the article may draw on existing work, it should be materially different from any published document.
  2. The article should be typed (double space) with 11 point Arial font and must be in a word document format.
  3. Author is to observe the British style of spelling.
  4. Spell out all abbreviations and acronyms when they are first mentioned in the text, such as “United States (US)” or “United Nations (UN)”.
  5. Avoid repetitive writing by varying the length and structure of sentences. Do not use very long sentences and avoid long paragraphs.
  6. Use active voice rather than passive voice (e.g. “Figure 3 shows the results” rather than “The results are shown in Figure 3”). This means minimising the use of “is”, “are”, “was”, “were” etc.
  7. The use of footnotes is strongly discouraged. If there is a need for further information and clarity of any point, work these into the article rather than append a footnote.
  8. Only include references that are absolutely essential. It should be assumed that the reader will not read the references. The references should be listed under the heading “Further Reading” at the end of the article.
  9. Detailed information that will not be of interest to many readers can be put in a box which is then referred to in the text in a similar way to that of figures and tables.
  10. When possible contributions should not exceed 3000 words.
  11. Pages should be numbered consecutively starting on the first page.
  12. Each table and figure must be followed by a heading and be referred to in the text. Tables should be kept to a minimum and contain only essential data.
  13. All graphics should either be in GIF and/or JPEG formats and resolution of not less than 300dpi.
  14. A short autobiographical note of up to 50 words should be added at the end of the article. Details should include the following: full name, highest qualification, current position and name of their organisation and any special notes or acknowledgements (e.g. research interests).
  15. The submission of an article does not ensure its publication in a particular issue or any issue.

Editing Process
All articles submitted to the Editor will be subject to an editing process. The process will endeavour to make the article interesting to the reader and within a required length without altering the key information, general thrust and opinion found in the article. The CBR shall at all times maintain absolute editorial independence. This means that any decisions made about the information in CBR by the Editor shall be free of external influence. Although the Editor reserves the right to edit an article before publication in any way deem necessary, the author will be consulted if there is a large amount of editing necessary.
Author(s) of the article submitted to CBR must accept responsibility for the article’s content. He/she is responsible for the integrity of the work as a whole, for any statement of article published in CBR and providing accurate data and information. However, views expressed in the articles will be the views of the author and may differ from the view of the Editor and Cambridge IFA. Hence, the articles and opinions contained in CBR are not intended nor are they implied to be an official opinion of CBR or Cambridge IFA unless stated in the articles.
All articles will be copyedited according to CBR style and returned to the corresponding author for approval. Authors are responsible for all statements made in their work, including changes made by the copyeditor and authorized by the corresponding author. Authors shall check the proofs of their article within 5 working days of receipt of the proof.
Upon acceptance for publication the copyright of the article is automatically transferred to CBR and shall not be published elsewhere either in part or whole without written permission of the copyright holder. The copyright covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article including reprints, photographic reproductions and translation rights to publish the article in any electronic form (either offline or online). If an article includes textual or illustrative material not in the author’s copyright, permission must be obtained from the relevant copyright owner for the non-exclusive right to reproduce the material worldwide in all forms and media.
However, authors may be asked to sign a warrant statement which assigns first publication rights to CBR effective if and when it is accepted for publication by the editors. The dated and signed statement must be sent to the Editor and worded as follows:
“I hereby confirm the assignment of first publication rights only in and to the article named above in all forms and media to Cambridge Business Review effective if and when it is accepted for publication by the Editor. I warrant that my article is original work and has not been accepted for publication by another periodical. I further warrant that my work (including tables, figures and other illustrative material) does not infringe on the copyright or statutory rights of others, does not contain libellous statements, and that the editorial team, editorial board members, staff, and officers of Cambridge Business Review and Cambridge IFA are indemnified against costs, expenses, and damages arising from any breach of the foregoing in regard to the article.”
Author’s Guideline
  1. Articles are to be submitted by email to the Editor. The article must be in a document format that can be opened by the Microsoft Word application.
  2. When an article is submitted, the author will warrant:
    1. That the author is the sole owner and author of the material.
    2. That it is completely and totally original
    3. That he has the exclusive right and authority to submit the material to CBR.
    4. That he will submit the article by the date agreed upon in consultation with the Editor.
  1. The author will also agree to the following:
    1. That the article will be read and evaluated by the Editor.
    2. That the article will be subject to an editing process which might necessitate changing the length, inclusion or subtraction of information and rearrangement of content.
    3. That he/she will indemnify CBR from any and all claims, damages, costs, expenses, losses or liabilities that may be asserted against the magazine in connection with the material, or any use thereof.
    4. That he/she is responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources where copyright materials are included within an article.
  2. When articles are submitted, author agrees to ensure:
    1. That it has not been printed in any other media prior to this submission
    2. That it has not been submitted for print elsewhere at the point in time and that it will not be submitted to any other media until the Editor makes a decision to print the article within 60 days.
The CBR will carry a disclaimer:
“Cambridge Business Review makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of all the information published. However, Cambridge Business Review makes no representations or warranties whatsoever as to the accuracy, completeness or suitability for any purpose of the information published and disclaim all such representations and warranties whether expressed or implied to the maximum extent permitted by law. Any views expressed in this publication are the views of the authors and are not the views of Cambridge Business Review.”