HETL 2020

Abstract review process

To ensure that the quality of papers and posters presented at this conference is of high standards, all submitted abstracts will undergo a rigorous peer review process. In addition, those that are successful will be sent back to the author/s with clear guidelines on how to prepare full papers.

Each proposal submission will be reviewed by the scientific committee who will provide a judgment on the presentation’s suitability for the conference. Responsibility for the content of each abstracts lies with the authors and the presentation abstracts (if accepted) will appear in the conference proceedings.

Publishing requirements in the special edition journals or the Emerald book series.

Presenters have the option of having their conference papers submitted for consideration for publishing in the Emerald/HETL JARHE special issue or the Emerald/HETL book series. The special issue series will be aligned to the conference tracks. The submitted full papers must be of the highest academic quality and be research based.

For those presenters who wish to submit a full 5000 word papers for possible publication in the journal or book series, you are required to follow the guidelines below:

Order of material

Please adhere to the following order (per chapter):

  • Title page (Title, Author(s), Affiliations)
  • Running head (up to 65 characters in length)
  • Abstract
  • Main text
    • Try to subdivide into sections using headings/subheadings
    • Headings of sections and subsections must be short, clearly defined and not numbered
  • Acknowledgements (if applicable)
  • Appendix (if applicable)
  • References: APA 6th Edition is used. Please see the references section below for more detail
  • Figures (if applicable)
  • Tables (if applicable)

Abstract and keywords

Authors must supply an abstract of 250 words maximum. Please also provide up to six keywords which encapsulate the principal topics of the chapter.

Direct quotations

When quoting, always provide the author, year, and specific page citation or paragraph number for non-paginated material. Cite the quote source and the page or paragraph number in parentheses at the end of the quotation.


Appendices will be placed at the end of the reference section. The numbering of the figures and tables in the Appendix should be named as A1, A2, A3, etc., even if there is only one Appendix. If a chapter contains 2 appendices, the first appendix should be named as Appendix A and the second appendix should be named as Appendix B. Further, if Appendix A has 3 equations, the equations should be named as A.1, A.2 and A.3.


  • References to other publications must be in APA 6th Edition reference style
  • All references should be supplied as a reference list
  • Citations: for two-authors references, cite both names at every citation in the text. For three to five-author references, cite all authors at the first citation and at subsequent citations, include only the surname of the first author followed by et al. For 6 or more authors, include the surname of the first author followed by et al. for all the citations. (See below for exception rules). All parenthetical citations should be in alphabetical order as per the reference list.

Reference list

  • Invert all authors' names; give surnames and initials for up to and including seven authors. When authors number eight or more, include the first six authors’ names, then insert three ellipsis points, and add the last author’s name. For example:
    • Please provide the references with all the author names as shown in the reference below: Cooper, M.C., Lambert, D.M., Mooper, A., Pagh, J., Koper, K., Bert, M., Asper, D. & Lagh, T. (1997). Supply Chain Management: More Than a New Name for Logistics. The International Journal of Logistics Management, 8, 1–14.
    • In the page proofs, the above reference will appear as: Cooper, M.C., Lambert, D.M., Mooper, A., Pagh, J., Koper, K., Bert, M., . . . Lagh, T. (1997). Supply Chain Management: More Than a New Name for Logistics. The International Journal of Logistics Management, 8, 1–14.
  • For references with the same surname and initials but different first name please provide the first name also as follows:
    • Janet, P. [Paul]. (1876). La notion de la personnalite [The notion of personality]. Revue Scientifique, 10, 574–575.
    • Janet, P. [Pierre]. (1906). The pathogenesis of some impulsions. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 1, 1–17.
    • Text citation to be given as follows:
      (Paul Janet, 1876)
      (Pierre Janet, 1906)
  • For references of two or more primary authors with the same surname, include the first author's initials in all text citations, even if the year of publication differs.
    • Light, I. (2006). Deflecting immigration: Networks, markets, and regulation in Los Angeles. New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation.
    • Light, M. A., & Light, I. H. (2008). The geographic expansion of Mexican immigration in the United States and its implications for local law enforcement. Law Enforcement Executive Forum Journal, 8, 73–82.
  • Examples of text citation:
    • Among studies, we review M.A. Light and Light (2008). I. Light (2006) studies this concept.
  • If two references of more than three surnames with the same year shorten to the same form, e.g. both Ireys, Chernoff, DeVet, & Kim, 2001, and Ireys, Chernoff, Stein, DeVet, & Silver, 2001 shorten to Ireys et al., 2001). Then cite the surnames of the first authors and of as many of the subsequent authors as necessary to distinguish the two references, followed by a comma and et al.: Ireys, Chernoff, DeVet, et al. (2001) and Ireys, Chernoff, Stein, et al. (2001).

Last modified: 2020/02/17