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Camera Ready Format for IBIMA Conference (replace with title)

Author full name, Affiliation, City, Country, and E-mail address (10 pt – times new Roman)
(Add one line for each additional author)

Impotent Note: Please make sure you remove any figure, tables, website screenshots,
graphics,..etc., from the paper from any published article unless you have a written permission.
You need to obtain written permissions from the publisher to include any copyrighted material in
your manuscript. Mentioning only the source with a reference is not enough.

This document illustrates the required style to prepare Camera Ready format for IBIMA
Conferences in Microsoft Word document and Rich text format forms.

Do Not Footnotes:

Footnotes affect the final formatting of the paper. If you have to, please use endnotes instead right
before references section.

Paper Format

All papers must be formatted for A4 paper-One Column. All papers must be submitted in
Microsoft Word format.
Margins for the whole paper:
- Top and Bottom Margins: 33 mm (1.3 inch)
- Left and Right Margins: 33 mm (1.3 inch).

Abstract (10 pt)

Use the word “Abstract” as the title for the abstract section. The abstract should be no more than
250 words. It should capture research motivation, research Design/methodology, and main
findings and implications. The abstract should provide an excellent summary of the paper.

Keywords: 3-4 keywords that highlight the topic in the paper.

Introduction

This section should follow keywords. This section should provide background of the study and
highlight research motivation.

The main body of the paper

Two categories of heading are defined: ‘Heading’ (Bold, Left, 12 pt) with 10 point space before
paragraph for the first level headings and ‘Subheading’ (Italic, Left) for the subsidiary level.

The main body of the paper, 10 pt time New Roman, can include titles and subtitles followed by
discussion to address: literature review, research question, research design and methodology,
result, discussion, study limitations and conclusion.

Body text is set in ‘Text’ style (Justified). Paragraphs are separated by a separate line.
Figures and Tables

Include figures and tables within the body of your paper. DO NOT design your figures using
Microsoft word in bits and pieces. This will cause the figure to be distorted during formatting and
production. You have to use a drawing tool and import the figure to word.

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Fig 1. Internet Usage & E-government access

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Figures’ titles should be under the figure. Tables’ titles should be above the table.

Make sure you have permission of any previously published figure or table from publishers and/or
authors. This is the sole responsibility of the author(s).

Acknowledgment
Include any acknowledgement right before the references section (if applicable)

Referencing published research within text

References to previously published research studies must in Harvard style. Author(s) should make
every effort to ensure completeness, accuracy and consistency of each reference.
Examples:
- In a research study by ackoff (1961) …..
- Gibberd et al (1991) mentioned……
- In the book by Dunlop and Williams (1989) ……

Please submit the final camera Ready paper on via e-mail to:

Conference Chair, Khalid S. Soliman


e-mail: ksoliman@ibima.org

Please make sure that you submit your registration fee as instructed on the registration
form. No paper will be accepted for presentation/published in proceedings unless the
registration fee is paid in full.
References

References section should be at the end of the manuscript. References to previously published
research studies must in Harvard style. References should be arranged alphabetically without
numbers. Keep one black line between each two references. Please follow the examples below.

DO NOT arrange references in categories like below. The titles in green are just to show
examples. The final list of references should be arranged alphabetically in one category.

Journal Articles

Last name, initials. (year) ‘Article title with only first letter upper case,’ Journal name, vol (issue
no.), pages.

Example: Articles with one author

Ackoff, R L. (1961) ‘Management Misinformation Systems,’ Management Science, 14 (4), 147-


156.

Example: Articles with two authors

Sabri, EH and Beamon, M. (2000), 'A Multi-Objective Approach to Simultaneous Strategic and
Operational Planning in Supply Chain Design,' Omega: an International Journal of Management
Science 28 (1), 581-598.

Example: Articles with more than two authors

Fox, MS., Barbyceanu, M. and Teigen, R. (2000), 'Agent-oriented Supply Chain Management,'
International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems, 12 (1), 165-88

Online Journals and websites

Last name, initial(s). (Date published). Title of article. [Online]. Publisher. [Date you accessed the
site]. Available: URL.

Example:

Lorek, L. A., (2003), ''Buyers catch on to online shopping,' San Antonio Express-News. [Online],
[Retrieved December 22, 2003], http://web.lexis-nexis.com/universe/document

Books

Bonini, C P. (1963) Simulation of Information and Decision Systems in the Firm, Prentice-Hall,
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

Edited Books

Trowbridge, P. (2003), A case study of green supply chain management at advanced micro
devices, Greening the Supply Chain, Sarki, J. (ed), Greenleaf, Sheffield.
Periodicals

James, D. (1999), 'From clicks to coin,' Marketing News, 33 (21), 3.

Conference Paper

Jandos, J. and Vorisek, J. (2009), ‘Enterprise Web 2.0. What is it really?’ Proceedings of the 13th
Inernational Business Information Management Association (IBIMA), ISBN: 978-0-9821489-2-1,
9-10 November 2009, Marrakech, Morocco, 10-15.