15 May 2017

The WIEF Occasional Papers is a multidisciplinary peer reviewed publication that is hosted and published by the WIEF Foundation.

The WIEF Foundation welcomes the submission of work in the area of “Creative Economy” for this year’s theme and the paper contribution may be any of the following categories:

• Academic Papers
• Case Studies
• Work in-Progress Papers
• Round Table Discussion Proposals
• PhD Papers
• Non-Academic or Practitioner Contributions
• Viewpoint

In this 3rd edition of the WIEF Occasional Papers, the publication will focus on the issues pertaining to creative economy and the current trends throughout the world. The hard copy of the 3nd WIEF Occasional Papers will be published in conjunction with and distributed at the 13th WIEF in November 2017.


Guidelines for Authors

We welcome scholarly unique and original research articles on “Creative Economy” which will benefit scholars, researchers, decision-makers and professionals in the private and public sector, entrepreneurs, and students worldwide. All manuscripts are blind reviewed by the Editorial Board.

The original research articles (should not have been published earlier or submitted elsewhere at any time for consideration while being evaluated for our publication) should be submitted to norlin@wief.org and mazwin@wief.org. The authors are kindly requested to adhere to the following guidelines:


Details for Paper Submission

  1. Authors must submit a 250-word abstract by 15 May 2017 for consideration by the WIEF Foundation Editorial Board.
  2. Full paper deadline for submission is on 15 July 2017.
  3. Papers will also be published online at the WIEF official website.
  4. One hard copy of the publication will be given to each Author and co-Author.


Article Preparation

Authors are requested to submit their manuscripts in the following format:

  1. All manuscripts must be written in English.
  2. Manuscript must be between 12-15 pages long, typewritten on one side of A4 paper, double spacing using Times New Roman font size 11, with 4cm margins on all sides. The 12-15 pages manuscript should include tables, illustrations and references.
  3. On the front page of the manuscript is a 250-word abstract together with the name(s) of authors(s) and affiliation.
  4. Manuscript is mandatory to undergo English Editing before submission. We suggest to use Grammarly (60%) or any preferred editing tools.
  5. All submissions must enclose a brief profile of author(s) with an address for correspondence.


Presentation of Articles

  1. The Editorial Board places great emphasis on a clear written style expressing a well-structured presentation of ideas.
  2. Main headings should be typed in capitals and sub-headings in lower case.
  3. Footnotes should be avoided unless absolutely necessary. When an author’s name appears in the text, the date should follow in parentheses, e.g. Bennan (1996), or where there is reference to a particular page or quotation, e.g. Herman (1996, p.120).
  4. References should be placed in alphabetical order at the end of the paper. The APA convention should be observed (author, year, and page). For example, Dwyer, R. (1980). Channel member satisfaction, Journal of Retailing, 56 (2), p. 45-65.
  5. In the Abstract, Objectives, Methodology, Major Results, Conclusions and / or Recommendations of the Research should be briefly expressed.
  6. For academic articles, manuscripts should contain Abstract (less than 250 words), Keywords (less than 5 words), Introduction (Research Objectives and Problem Statement), Literature Review (including Research Hypothesis and Conceptual Model), Methodology (Research Method, Materials and Measurement), Results, Discussion, and Conclusion.


Figures and Tables

  1. Tables, charts, and graphs should be sequentially numbered in the text of article in their originals without being scanned.
  2. Footnotes should be in numerical order at the end of page.
  3. Use of illustrations or photographs must be in high resolution.


Refereeing Procedure

At least two referees as well as an Editor will review each manuscript. When manuscript revision is required, author(s) is urged to double check that books and articles cited in “References” actually appear in the text and vice-versa.

For further information please email mazwin@wief.org or visit www.wief.org.

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