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Author Guidelines

1. Before Submission

Before submitting make sure that your manuscript is suitable to IDEAS's Scope and Focus.

2. Preliminary Assessment

Submitted papers that do not meet the IDEAS's Scope and Focus will be rejected. The quality issues include inappropriate research questions, not sufficiently rigorous and not sufficiently in depth intellectually. In addition, the papers written in language and grammar that do not achieve a scholarly accepted standard are likely to be desk rejected.

3. The Manuscripts

The manuscript should be an original research paper that sufficiently contributes novelty to technology management literature. Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically by using the IDEAS online submission procedure. The corresponding author should also provide a statement that the manuscript is not concurrently being under consideration for publication elsewhere. The Editors will ignore submissions that do not follow these procedures.

4. Structure of the manuscripts

  • Title. Title max. 20 words, 14pt bold, capital, center, single space, times new roman.
  • Author's Names and Institutions. The author's names should be accompanied by the author's institutions and email addresses, without any academic title. For a joint paper, one of the authors should be notified as the corresponding author.
  • Abstract. Abstract is a summary that includes the background, objectives, methods, results, and conclusion in a clear and concise form. Word count for abstract should be no more than 250 words. Times News Roman, 12pt, single space, and Italic are applied for abstract. Manuscript should be written in MS Word file. Use the A4 paper with the left, top, right, and bottom margin 2.54 cm.
  • Keywords. Font type Times News Roman, size 12pt and number of keywords not more than 5 keywords, separated by commas.
  • Introduction. This section explains the background to the study, a review on the previous research in the area, and aims of the manuscripts. It should also show the significance and novelty of the research. The manuscript written must not exceed 6000 words in A4 size paper including tables, images, and references, as well as by using the writing procedure as organized in this file. Use the correct type 10pt Times New Roman font on the entire text, font size as suggested in the guidelines of this writing, 1.15 spaced and aligned left right (justify). Authors can use this template to facilitate the setting layout article. Please note that the entire article must be written in English.
  • Methods. This chapter describes about the methods used in the study, the population, sample, sampling techniques, sources and methods of data collection, the operationalization of variables and data analysis methods. For articles that are not in the form of the research results can contain explanations about the subject to be the focus of discussion (e.g. green purchase behavior phenomenon in Indonesia plastic pay policy) as well as the measures proposed to resolve the problems faced.
  • Results and Discussion. This chapter contains the results of data analysis in answering the problem of research or troubleshooting results expected by the author for the article which is not a result of this research.  The research explains how these findings were obtained as the result of data analysis, statistical description of the subject and object of research, testing models nor empirically proving the hypothesis (if any). While discussion contains explanations that support the results of research or troubleshooting expected.
  • Conclusion and Implications. This chapter concludes the article as a whole, as well as the implications of the results of research or problem solving. Implications of the study may be implications for theory and managerial implications. Suggestions for future research can be expressed by the author in this chapter.
  • Acknowledgment (if any). Please acknowledge anyone who contributed towards the article who does not meet the criteria for the authorship including anyone who provided professional writing services or materials. If you do not have anyone to acknowledge please write ‘not applicable’ in this section.
  • References. References must be listed at the end of the paper by following the APA version 7 format. Do not begin them on a new page unless this is absolutely necessary. Authors should ensure that every reference in the text appears in the list of references and vice versa. 
  • Structure. Files must be in word only (with format of .doc maintain compatibility with MS Word 2003) and should be formatted for direct printing. Figures and tables should be embedded and not supplied separately.
  • Tables. All tables should be numbered with Arabic numerals. Every table should have a caption. Headings should be placed above tables, left justified. Only horizontal lines should be used within a table, to distinguish the column headings from the body of the table, and immediately above and below the table. Tables must be embedded into the text and not supplied separately.
  • Figure. Pictures must not exceed 30% of the content of the manuscript and placed adjacent to the discussion related to and referenced by a picture or figure. All images are numbered in the order (Figure 1, etc). Image or illustration should be clear and easy to read and comes with source.
  • Manuscripts Template. For a more illustrative guide, please refer our manuscript template. Download it here.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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