Thunderbird International Business Review

Cover image for Vol. 59 Issue 2

Edited By: Mary B. Teagarden

Online ISSN: 1520-6874

Author Guidelines

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Author Guidelines

  1. Authors must submit manuscripts online at: and follow directions for submission by clicking on the Create Account tab at the upper right-hand corner of the web page. Follow instructions carefully to create your account. When it is created, log in and go to your authoring site. Begin the submission process by clicking on “Submit new manuscript.” Follow directions carefully. Be sure to indicate the type of manuscript you are submitting (practitioner, case study, and so forth).

  2. A cover letter must accompany each submission indicating the name, address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author. It may be uploaded separately or copied into the appropriate area in the submission blocks. Please include an e-mail address. The letter must state that the article has not been previously published and that it is not currently under consideration elsewhere. Co-author information must also be included when you submit your manuscript.

  3. NOTE: DO NOT UPLOAD A COVER PAGE as part of your manuscript file, or include any identifying information in the files you upload. A review PDF will be created from your files and for that reason the manuscript must be anonymous. Your personal information is entered elsewhere on the site. You may upload a cover page as a separate file and designate it as “material not for review.”

  4. Papers should be submitted in English, typed, double-spaced, 12-point font (Times New Roman preferred) with 1-inch (2.5 cm) margins in Word, not as PDFs. An Executive Summary of not more than 150 words should be included. The summary should be preceded by the heading “Executive Summary.” The manuscript should not exceed 30 pages double spaced, including references (10,000 words). Only original papers, not under consideration elsewhere, will be considered or accepted and copyright of published papers will be vested in the publisher. Six key words should be listed.

  5. Acknowledgements and information on grants received can be given before the References or in a first footnote, which should not be included in the consecutive numbering of footnotes.

  6. Explanatory footnotes are discouraged and should be kept to a bare minimum and be numbered consecutively throughout the text with superscript Arabic numerals. Use in-text form of citation and include a reference list at the end of the paper. The reference list at the end of the article should include information for all sources cited in the article. The references should be listed in alphabetical order and should be complete, including all author's names and initials, the title of the paper, the year, page number, and publisher. Please complete references on a separate sheet at the end of the manuscript and organize using the following style:

    Hinterhuber, H.H. & Levin, B.M. (1997). Strategic network development—The european perspective. The International Executive, 39(3), 329–333.

    Thamin, F.J., Cruddick, R.A., & Bunkley, A.G. (1997). Compatibility and meaning of a proposed corporate symbol. Proceedings of the 89th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, 14, 560–561.

    Rugman, A. (1981). Inside the multinationals: The economics of internal markets. New York: Columbia University Press.

  7. TIBR publishes a broad and rich array of articles. We suggest that authors review past issues of the journal, and where reasonable to do so, cite relevant TIBR articles. This is not a requirement for submission.

  8. All figures must be submitted in a form suitable for reproduction (camera-ready copy). Care should be taken that lettering and symbols are of a comparable size. All graphs and diagrams should be referred to as figures and should be numbered consecutively in the text in Arabic numerals.

  9. Papers that do not follow submission guidelines will be unsubmitted for re-formatting by the submitting author.

  10. Questions may be emailed to Dr. Mary Teagarden, Editor, Thunderbird International Business Review: or to Ms. Suzy Howell, Managing Editor


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Note to Contributors on Deposit of Accepted Version
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Funder arrangements (e.g. Wellcome Trust, RCUK, Austrian Science Fund and others)
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The Contributor may not update the accepted version or replace it with the published Contribution.

If the article is accepted for publication, instructions on final submission will be sent to the corresponding author.

Electronic Submission Guidelines

Software and format . Microsoft Word 6.0 is preferred, although manuscripts prepared with any other microcomputer word processor are acceptable. Refrain from complex formatting; the Publisher will style your manuscript according to the Journal design specifications. Do not use desktop publishing software such as Aldus PageMaker or Quark XPress. If you prepared your manuscript with one of these programs, export the text to a word processing format. Please make sure your word processing program's "fast save" feature is turned off. Please do not deliver files that contain hidden text: for example, do not use your word processor's automated features to create footnotes or reference lists.

File names . Submit the text and tables of each manuscript as a single file. Name each file with your last name (up to eight letters). Text files should be given the three-letter extension that identifies the file format. Macintosh users should maintain the MS-DOS "eight dot three" file-naming convention.

All print reproduction requires files for full color images to be in a CMYK color space. If possible, ICC or ColorSync profiles of your output device should accompany all digital image submissions.

Software and format . All illustration files should be in TIFF or EPS (with preview) formats. Do not submit native application formats.

Resolution . Journal quality reproduction will require greyscale and color files at resolutions yielding approximately 300 ppi. Bitmapped line art should be submitted at resolutions yielding 600-1200 ppi. These resolutions refer to the output size of the file; if you anticipate that your images will be enlarged or reduced, resolutions should be adjusted accordingly.

File names . Illustration files should be given the 2- or 3-letter extension that identifies the file format used (i.e., .tif, .eps).