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Guidelines for Authors

We encourage you to submit your paper via an e-mail attachment to the publisher, Barbara Ritter (britter@coastal.edu) or the editor, Nicholas W. Twigg (ntwigg@coastal.edu) in Word.

Please ensure that you follow the conventions listed below. Submissions which do not conform to the following guidelines will be returned and will not be considered for publication.

FONT: Times New Roman, 12 pt.

MARGINS: Indent paragraphs five (5) spaces. Leave a line after each paragraph. Set the margins as follows: left, right, and top: 1 inch; bottom, 1.25 inches.

SPACING: Single space the body of the paper. Double-space before and after first-and second-level headings. Triple space between the title and before and after the author(s).

PAGE NUMBERS: Please turn page numbering off.

TITLE: Bold faced and centered at the top of the first page.

AUTHORS AND AFFILIATIONS: Centered, bold-faced and single-spaced beginning three lines below the title. Do not use titles such as Dr., Professor, etc.

ABSTRACT: Begin the paper with an abstract of approximately 100 words. Type the word ABSTRACT in all capital letters, bold-faced and centered three lines below the author(s) and affiliation(s). The text of the abstract should be in italics.

HEADINGS: Show first-level headings centered, bold-faced and in capital letters. Show second-level headings flush with the left margin, bold faced, in upper and lower case letters.

BODY: Single space throughout, leaving one space between paragraphs. Text should be full-justified.

TABLES AND FIGURES: Include all tables and figures in the body of the text as close as possible to their reference.

FOOTNOTES: Do NOT use footnotes. Give references within the text showing the last name and year of publication.

REFERENCES: We generally follow the Publication Manual for the American Psychological Association. List references at the end of the paper in alphabetical order. Center the word REFERENCES at the beginning of the list in bold-faced, capital letters.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S): Immediately following the list of references, include a short paragraph about the author(s), including such information as education, titles, recognitions, other publications, etc.

COPYRIGHT: Articles submitted to The Coastal Business Journal should be original work and should not be under consideration for any other publication or conference at the same time. By their submission for publication consideration, authors warrant that the work is not an infringement of any existing copyright and indemnifies the publisher (Coastal Carolina University) against any breach of such warranty. Papers and contributions become the legal copyright of the publisher (Coastal Carolina University) unless otherwise agreed.

Contact Information


Barbara Ritter, Interim Dean

Coastal Carolina University
Wall College of Business
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528
(843) 349-2071 phone
(843) 349-2455 fax


Nicholas W. Twigg

Coastal Carolina University
Wall College of Business
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528
(843) 349-2241 phone
(843) 349-2455 fax