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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • No publication cost is needed for publication. The publication costs for Contemporary Management Research (CMR) are covered by the Academy of Taiwan Information Systems Research. Authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge or page charge. No cost is needed.
  • Before submission, please make sure your article has not been previously published and is not currently under review for any other journals. We will perform the plagiarism check to make sure your article is original. The allowed similar percentage (%) for plagiarism checks is a case-by-case decision.
  • Conference presentation: It is okay if the early version of the manuscript is presented at a conference and appears in conference proceedings. However, we cannot publish papers that the copyright is already transferred to the conference proceedings or books. Also, the authors have to explain if the authorship of the conference version is different from that of the journal version article.
  • Please provide manuscripts using the layout and format of CMR in Microsoft Word file format. Please refer to the format of recently published issues in the journal website (MS-word file) for manuscript format and make sure to format the manuscript according to the sample files. A high-quality layout file is important for reviewers. Please understand that we have to prepare a high-quality Word file for reviewers so that reviewers can easily read the manuscript. We will give priority to the manuscripts that authors have followed the standard layout (format) of the journal. The editorial office is composed of a group of voluntary scholars who voluntarily provide non-pay service to Contemporary Management Research. All of these volunteers are professors from different universities. Thus, we need to improve the efficiency of editorial jobs.
  • Literature cited in the text must appear in the reference list, and each literature in the reference list must be cited in the text.
  • References and citations must be consistent and in APA 7 format (see or for more details). Please make sure to follow the APA format.
  • References of journal articles should include DOI numbers. Most journals provide DOI numbers on their websites. Please go to the journal website to find DOI numbers. You can also go to the website to check DOI numbers for all your references.
    The following web page explains how to search for DOI
    Most journal articles have a DOI number. Please remember to add the DOI number for all references to journal articles.
  • Before submitting the manuscript, it should be proofread for grammatical and spelling corrections and readability. Authors should have their paper checked with a native English speaker colleague or professional for English syntax, grammar, etc, before submission. Manuscripts with serious writing problems would not be sent out for review.

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SAMPLE FILES for manuscript format

If you do not know how to format your manuscript file layout, please check the recently published article (in Word format). 


1. The manuscript must be single-spaced with 1 inch (or 2.54 cm) margins on all four sides in A4 (21.0*29.7cm) format. The entire paper must be in Times New Roman font at 13 points with the exception of the title, which must be in 16 point and bold. The paper should begin with title and the word "abstract" (13 point font, bold and capitalized) each of which must be centered. The balance of the paper should be fully justified.
2. Please do not use columns.
3. The manuscript should be in one file entirely in Word or RTF format (doc, docx, or rft format).


If you do not know how to format your references, please check the recently published article.

References need to be consistent and in APA (7th version) format (see or for more details).
You can go to the website to check DOI numbers for all your references. The following web page explains how to search for DOI

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