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INTRODUCTION
 

The journal of KODISA International Conference on Business and Economics (KODISA.ICBE) publishes original research analysis and inquiry into issues of Social Science, Finance, Economics and Business Management. The KODISA.ICBE is an international peer-reviewed journal, which is devoted to contemporary issues of social science, finance, economics and business in intentional, regional, and national levels. The KODISA.ICBE publishes one volume per year in full English.


AIMS AND SCOPE
 

The KODISA.ICBE conference aims: 1) to share scholarships regarding issues of social science, technology and humanities for sustainability of business, economics, and the environment, 2) to offer an excellent opportunity to meet academics and professionals from around the world in the field, 3) to enable participants to exchange information and ideas on the topics, and 4) to provide publication opportunities to get published scholarly papers and short communication research papers in the conference journal (CPCI indexed) and affiliated KODISA Journals (ESCI and SCOPUS indexed).

 

AUDIENCE AND PARTICIPANTS
 

The journal audience includes: business school academics and researchers, economists, social scientists, international business persons, and policy makers, as well as managers from both for profit and not for profit corporations.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS
 

The journal of KODISA International Conference on Business and Economics (KODISA.ICBE) is an open access journal that publishes research analysis and inquiry into contemporary issues of social science, finance, economics and business in intentional, regional, and national levels. The journal is published one volume per year in English by both printed and online with DOI, complying with the international standards of journal publications.
Regular Research Article: This should describe new and/or carefully investigated findings, and research methods should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. Articles should be 5,000 - 7,000 words long to describe and interpret the work clearly. All regular research articles are peer-reviewed by minimum 2 referees.
Short Communication Article: This short communication is suitable for reporting the results of small investigations or giving details of new models, innovative methods or techniques. The style of main sections doesn’t need to conform to that of full-length papers. Short communications should be usually 3,000~5,000 words long. Short communication articles are also peer-reviewed.

 

SUBMISSION

 

In order to submit your paper, please send your manuscript and associated files in an MS-Word format by e-mail to the editorial office:  jungwan.lee@aufe.edu.cn.

Authors are encouraged to include tables and figures as part of the main file. All manuscripts must attest that “The article has not been previously published and is not under review elsewhere“. All manuscripts must be prepared according to the KODISA.ICBE submission guidelines.

EDITORIAL HEAD OFFICE: School of International Economics and Trade, Anhui University of Finance and Economics, China [Postal Address: 962 Caoshan Road, Bengbu City, Anhui Province, China 233030]
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Professor LEE, Jung Wan  email: jungwan.lee@aufe.edu.cn

 

[Guide for Authors]

 

Authors are encouraged to include tables and figures as part of the main file. All manuscripts must attest that “The article has not been previously published and is not under review elsewhere“. All manuscripts must be prepared according to the KODISA.ICBE submission guidelines.

 

1. Introduction

 

The journal of KODISA International Conference on Business and Economics (KODISA.ICBE) publishes original research analysis and inquiry into issues of Social Science, Finance, Economics and Business Management. The KODISA.ICBE is an international peer-reviewed journal, which is devoted to contemporary issues of social science, finance, economics and business in intentional, regional, and national levels. The KODISA.ICBE publishes one volume per year in full English.

 

1.1. Submission

Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically by e-mail attachments to Editorial Head Office: jungwan.lee@aufe.edu.cn.  The attached files should be in an MS-Word format. Any supplemental files should also be in an MS-Word format. PDFs are not acceptable. Authors are requested to submit the text, tables, and artwork in electronic form to this address. The Publisher and Editor regret that they are not able to consider submissions that do not follow these procedures. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, takes place by e-mail.

 

1.2. Submission Declaration

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published seminar, lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder. Each submission must contain “Submission Declaration Statements” in its cover letter as follows:
[“We hereby confirm that the manuscript has no any actual or potential conflict of interest with any parties, including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence or be perceived to influence. We confirm that the paper has not been published previously, it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and the manuscript is not being simultaneously submitted elsewhere.”]

 

1.3. Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice

The journal is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices. All authors submitting their works to the journal for publication as original articles attest that the submitted works represent their authors’ contributions and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works. The authors acknowledge that they have disclosed all and any actual or potential conflicts of interest with their work or partial benefits associated with it. In the same manner, the journal is committed to objective and fair double-blind peer-review of the submitted for publication works and to prevent any actual or potential conflict of interests between the editorial and review personnel and the reviewed material. Any departures from the above-defined rules should be reported directly to the Editors-in-Chief, who is unequivocally committed to providing swift resolutions to any of such a type of problems. Further to the above, the journal is following the highest standards of publication ethics and the Code of Conduct for Journal Editors. By joining and supporting the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) the journal will help support the ethical imperative in promoting publication ethics and providing advice for editors and publishers (http://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines).

 

1.4. Plagiarism Policies and Ethical Guidelines

KODISA.ICBE uses the iThenticate software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. You can be reassured that KODISA.ICBE is committed to actively combating plagiarism and publishing original research. To find out more about CrossCheck visit http://www.crossref.org/crosscheck.html. iThenticate compares submitted documents to extensive data repositories to create a comprehensive Similarity Report, which highlights and provides links to any significant text matches, helping to ensure that you are submitting an original and well-attributed document.

 

1.5. Conflict of Interest

All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could in appropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.

 

1.6. Copyright

Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a "Journal Publishing Agreement Form" of the Publisher. Acceptance of the agreement will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a "Journal Publishing Agreement Form" or a link to the online version of this agreement.
The corresponding author will be responsible for the following:
1) Ensuring that all authors are identified on the copyright agreement, and notifying the editorial office of any changes in the authorship.
2) Warranting and indemnifying the journal owner and publisher on behalf of all co-authors.
Although such instances are very rare, you should be aware that in the event that a co-author has included content in his or her portion of the article that infringes the copyright of another or is otherwise in violation of any other warranty listed in the agreement, you will be the sole author indemnifying the publisher and the editor of the journal against such violation.
The journal will permit the author to use the article elsewhere after publication, including posting the final post-acceptance manuscript version on the author's personal web pages or in an institutional repository maintained by the institution to which the author is affiliated, in other works or for the purposes of the author's teaching and research, provided acknowledgement is given to the Journal as the original source of the publication.


KODISA.ICBE applies the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) to works we publish (read the human-readable summary or the full license legal code). This license was developed to facilitate open access – namely, free immediate access to, and unrestricted reuse of, original works of all types. Under this license, authors agree to make articles legally available for reuse, without permission or fees, for virtually any purpose. Anyone may copy, distribute or reuse these articles, as long as the author and original source are properly cited.

 

2. The Preparation of Manuscripts (Main Document)

 

2.1. Language

Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). 

 

2.2. Word Count

While no maximum length for manuscripts is prescribed, authors are encouraged to write concisely. As a guide, regular articles should be between 5,000 - 7,000 words in length.

 

2.3. Style of Presentation

1) Use A4 or Letter sheet size.
2) Margins should be 20mm for A4 size and one inch (25mm) for Letter size at the top, bottom, and sides of the page.
3) Font type should be 12-point Times Roman throughout the document.
4) Double-space all body text, including abstract, references, end notes and appendices.
5) Number all pages in your manuscript, starting with the Abstract page.
6) Manuscript text should be left-aligned.

 

2.4. Use of Word Processing Software

It is important that the file be saved in the native format of the word processor used. The text should be in single-column format. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. Most formatting codes will be removed and replaced on processing the article. Do not embed "graphically designed" equations or tables, but prepare these using the word processor's facility. Do not import the figures into the text file but, instead, indicate their approximate locations directly in the electronic text and on the manuscript. To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the "spell-check" and "grammar-check" functions of your word processor.

 

3. The Presentation of Manuscripts

 

3.1. Article Structure

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1. (then 1.1.1., 1.1.2., ...), 1.2., etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to "the text". Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

 

3.1.1. Introduction
State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

 

3.1.2 Literature Review
Provide an adequate background with detailed literature survey or a summary of the results of previous studies.

 

3.1.3. Methodology
Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.

 

3.1.4. Results
Provide sufficient detail to allow the results to be meaningful and informative.

 

3.1.5. Discussion
This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

 

3.1.6. Conclusions
The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.

 

3.1.7. Appendices
If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.

 

3.2. Tables, Figures and Artwork

 

3.2.1. Abbreviations
Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field in a footnote to be placed on the first page of the article. Such abbreviations that are unavoidable in the abstract must be defined at their first mention there, as well as in the footnote. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.

 

3.2.2. Mathematical Formulae
Present simple formulae in the line of normal text where possible. In principle, variables are to be presented in italics. Use the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line, (e.g., X p /Y m). Powers of e are often more conveniently denoted by exp. Number consecutively any equations that have to be displayed separate from the text (if referred to explicitly in the text).

 

3.2.3. Other Symbols
Greek letters and unusual symbols should be identified in the margin. Distinction should be made between capital and lower case letters; between the letter O and zero; between the letter I, the number one and prime; between k and kappa. The numbers identifying mathematical expressions should be placed in parentheses.

 

3.2.4. Table Footnotes
Indicate each footnote in a table with a superscript lowercase letter.

 

3.2.5. Artwork
1) Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork.
2) Save text in illustrations as "graphics" or enclose the font.
3) Only use the following fonts in your illustrations: Arial, Courier, Times, Symbol.
4) Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
5) Provide captions to illustrations separately.
6) Produce images near to the desired size of the printed version.
7) Submit each figure as a separate file. Please do not:
8) Supply embedded graphics in your word processor document;
9) Supply files that are optimized for screen use (like GIF, BMP, PICT, WPG);
10) Supply files that are too low in resolution;
11) Submit graphics that are disproportionately large for the content.

 

3.2.6. Color Artwork
Please make sure that artwork files are in an acceptable format (TIFF, EPS or MS Office files) and with the correct resolution. If, together with your accepted article, you submit usable color figures then the Publisher will ensure that these figures will appear in color in the printed version. For color reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from the Publisher after receipt of your accepted article. Please note: Because of technical complications which can arise by converting color figures to "gray scale" (for the printed version should you not opt for color in print) please submit in addition usable black and white versions of all the color illustrations.

 

3.2.7. Figure Captions
Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.

 

3.2.8. Tables
Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.

 

3.3. Citation and Reference Style Guides

 

Per KODISA.ICBE’s "Citation and Reference Style Guides" authors are expected to adhere to the guidelines of APA (American Psychological Association).

Text: Citations in the text should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association. You are referred to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth (6th) Edition, ISBN 978-1-4338-0561-5. Details concerning this referencing style can also be found at http://linguistics.byu.edu/faculty/henrichsenl /apa/apa01.html.
References List: references should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., placed after the year of publication.

Web References: As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

 

3.3.1. Citation in Text
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal.

All citations in the text should refer to:
Single author: the author's name (without initials, unless there is ambiguity) and the year of publication;
Two authors: list all authors' last names with "and" in the text or “&” in parentheses separating the two authors and the year of publication;
More than three up to five authors: at first citation list all authors' last names with "and" in the text or “&” in parentheses  separating the last two authors and the year of publication; If more than six authors, list the first six authors followed by et al. and the year of publication. In subsequent citations use the first author et al.

Groups of references should be listed first alphabetically, then chronologically.

For example, Kim and Lee (2008) suggest ..., or Kim, Lee and Cormier (2009) find that ..., or Kim, Lee, Cormier and Youn (2007) have shown that ...'
When citing a list of references in the text, put the list in alphabetical order and separate authors by semicolons; for example, several studies (Kim & Lee, 2008; Kim, Lee, & Cormier, 2009; Kim, Lee, Cormier, & Youn, 2007; Youn & Kim, 2003) support this conclusion.
To cite a direct quotation, give pages after the year, separated by a comma and a space. For example: Smith (2008) argues that for something to happen it must be not only “favorable and possible but also wanted and triggered” (2008, p.38).

 

3.3.2. List of References
References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters "a", "b", "c", etc., placed after the year of publication.

 

Reference to an article in journals:

Kim, P. J. (2009). A study on the risk management of Korean firms in Chinese market. Journal of Distribution Science, 7(2), 5-28.

Lee, J. W., & Cormier, J. F. (2010). Effects of consumers’ demographic profile on mobile commerce Adoption. Journal of Distribution Science, 8(1), 5-11.

Youn, M. K., Kim, Y. O., Lee, M. K., & Namkung, S. (2006). Domestic restrictions on the opening of retail stores. Journal of Distribution Science, 6(2), 121-160.

 

Reference to a book (ISBN):

Greenberg, P. (2001). CRM at the Speed of Light (5th ed.). Emeryville, CA: Lycos Press.

Youn, M. K., & Kim, Y. O. (2017). Principles of Distribution (2nd ed.). Seoul, Korea: Doonam Publishing.

 

Reference to a thesis for doctorate (or master's thesis):

Kim, Y. M. (2001). Study on factors of introduction of supply chain management of Korean companies. Seoul, Korea: Doctorial dissertation, Jungang University, Seoul, Korea.

 

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

Burton, R. R. (1982). Diagnosing bugs in a simple procedure skill. In D. H. Sleeman & J. S. Brown (Eds.), Intelligent Tutoring Systems (pp.120-135), London, UK: Academic Press.

 

For published conference proceedings:

Lee, J. W., & Kim, Y. E. (2019). Green distribution and its economic impact on the distribution industry. KODISA International Conference on Business and Economics: ICBE2019 (pp.12-32). Seoul, Korea: Korea Distribution Science Association.

 

For magazine articles:

Youn, M. K. (2010, July). Distribution science in medical industry. Medical Distribution Today, 39(4), 86-93.

 

For newspaper articles:

Kim, Y. E. (2011). New challenges and opportunities for traditional markets. Korea Distribution News, 21 January, Section 3-4. Seoul, Korea.

 

For newspaper articles (non-authored):

Korea Distribution News (2011). Future of traditional markets. Korea Distribution News, 21 January, Section 3-4. Seoul, Korea.

 

For Internet resources:

Kim, D. H., & Youn, M. K. (2019). Distribution knowledge, research, and journal. 2019 KODISA International Conference on Business and Economics (pp.73-78). Seoul, Korea. Retrieved September 30, 2019, from http://kodisa.org/ index.php?mid=Conferences &document_srl =8862.

China National Petroleum Corporation (2009). 2009 Annual Reports. Beijing, China: CNPC. Retrieved September 30, 2019, from http://www.cnpc.com.cn/resource/english/images1 /2009.pdf 

 

4. The Information of Main Document

 

4.1. Title

Concise and informative. Maximum 15 words. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

 

4.2. Author Names and Affiliations

Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Please indicate the authors’ LAST NAME (Family name) in all CAPITAL letters, for example, Jung Wan Lee should be indicated as Jung Wan LEE or LEE, Jung Wan.
Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name, and, the e-mail address of each author.

 

4.3. Corresponding Author

Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that telephone (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address.

 

4.4. Abstract

A concise and factual abstract is required. About 200 words in total are recommended. The abstract should state briefly 1) the purpose of the research, 2) research design and methodology, 3) the principal results, and 4) major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

 

4.5. Keywords

Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 5 keywords. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

 

4.6. JEL Classification Code

Immediately after keywords, provide a maximum of 5 JEL Classification Codes. These codes will be used for indexing purposes.

 

4.7. Acknowledgements

Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the title page and do not, therefore, include them on the main document (manuscripts) or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).

 

4.8. Checklist of Main Document

1) All information about all figure captions and all tables (including title, description, footnotes) has been provided
2) Manuscript has been "spell checked" and "grammar checked"
3) References are in the correct format for this journal
4) All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa


5. After Acceptance

 

5.1. Proofs

One set of page proofs (as PDF files) will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author (if we do not have an e-mail address then paper proofs will be sent by post) or, a link will be provided in the e-mail so that authors can download the files themselves. The author(s) may list the corrections (including replies to the Query Form) and return them to the Publisher in an e-mail. Please list your corrections quoting line number. If, for any reason, this is not possible, then mark the corrections and any other comments (including replies to the Query Form) on a printout of your proof and return by fax, or scan the pages and e-mail, or by post. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately. Therefore, it is important to ensure that all of your corrections are sent back to us in one communication: please check carefully before replying, as inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility. Note that the Publisher may proceed with the publication of your article if no response is received.

 

5.2. Offprints

The corresponding author, at no cost, will be provided with a PDF file of the article via e-mail. For an extra charge, paper offprints can be ordered via the offprint order form which is sent once the article is accepted for publication. The PDF file is a watermarked version of the published article and includes a cover sheet with the journal cover image and a disclaimer outlining the terms and conditions of use.

 

Offprints Publishing Office:
Korea Distribution Science Association
Address: Hanshin Officetel Suite 1030, 2463-4 Shinheung-dong Sujeong-gu, Seongnam-city, Gyeonggi-do, KOREA (461-720)
Tel: (+82 31) 740-7292  Fax: (+82 31) 740-7361
E-mail: kodisajournals@daum.net