Submission Guidelines

1. A maximum of two (2) papers, either as an author or a co-author, may be submitted.

2. The paper submission shall not exceed 5,000 words (excluding the abstract and references). The maximum length of the abstract is 125 words.

3. The paper submission (title, abstract, body, references, exhibits, and tables) must be in one document created in Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx) format.

4. All author-identifying information, including acknowledgements, must be removed. Papers with author identifying information will not be forwarded for review

5. Use Times New Roman 12-point font, double spaced, 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin all around, and 8.5" × 11" page setting. Be sure to number all of the pages of the paper submission.

6. Reference style should follow the American Psychological Association (APA Style format - 6th edition) system of citing sources. For the APA style format, you can visit the link: or download a sample file here

7. All papers that do not conform the guidelines stated in 1-6 will not be forwarded for review.

8.The NIDA International Conference Review Committee will verify the completion of your submission once we have all necessary information on all authors and will forward the paper submission to our peer reviewers (double-blinded review).

9. NO changes in the paper submission and authorship can occur after the paper has been submitted.

10. At the time of submission, submitted papers must not have been published or accepted for publication.

11. Once the peer review is completed, you will be informed about the decision of the Review Committee regarding your submission. We expect this to be around mid-December 2017.

12. As a matter of protocol, NIDA International Business Conference Paper Review Committee will randomly select a sample of submitted papers and check it through plagiarism dectection program (i.e. TurnItIn, CrossCheck, iAuthenticate). Such program will enable screening of submitted papers to ensure the originality of written work by detecting matching or similar text in published manusripts. Please note that passages from your prior publications should not be copied and pasted in your new submissions. Those words are now deemed owned by the outlets that published them. Any passages that match should be identified as direct quotes using appropriate citations, otherwise they may constitute plagiarism.


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