Athenaeum University


Double Blind Review Evaluation

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ISSN-L 2065 - 8168
ISSN (e) 2068 - 2077
ISSN (p) 2065 - 8168

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Bucharest, Romania

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Author Guidelines

 

A paper may comprise empirical studies, using acceptable research strategies including survey, case study, experiment, archival analysis, history and so on; it may contain theoretical studies aimed at advancing current theory or adapting theory to local conditions, or it may arise from theoretical studies aimed at reviewing and/or synthesizing existing theory.
 
MANUSCRIPT STYLE
 
Papers must be in English, written in a concise manner because the value of the paper will be considered relative to its length.
 
All submissions must be in Microsoft Word format, A4 paper format, single column documents, with the page set up: top 5 cm, bottom 5 cm, left 4 cm, right 4 cm, single interline spacing using 12 points type in Times New Roman.
 
The paper will not exceed 20 pages, including the references and annexes.
 
The paper should include:
 
A concise and informative title (Times New Roman bold, all caps of size 14 points); the maximum length of the title should be 50 letters and spaces;
 
The full name(s) of the author(s) (first name, then last name, with Times New Roman bold 12 points) should be written below the title.
 
The affiliation(s) and email address(es) of the author(s) will be provided immediately after the full name of the authors and will be written with Times New Roman 12 points. 
 
Abstract: each paper must be preceded by an abstract presenting the most important results and conclusions in no more than 250-300 words.
 
Keywords: three to five keywords should be supplied after the Abstract for indexing purposes.
 
Also, JEL classification (Journal of Economic Literature)  code is required. You can find this classification at http://www.aeaweb.org/journal/jel_class_system.html
 
Figures should be high resolution with descriptive headings. The online version of a paper may include color figures, but the print version will be in black and white.
 
References should include relevant sources, those which add further evidence or clarify the methodology. Please include in the References list only those references that were actually cited in the text of the paper. All work that is cited in the text also needs to be in the References. There must be a total agreement between the two. 
 
The Harvard referencing convention is a requirement, i.e. within the body of the text the surname and year of the reference, for example (Smith 2002), and then at the end of the paper, the references should be listed alphabetically.
 
Please ensure that references are complete, i.e. that they include, where relevant, author’s name, article or book title, volume and issue number, publisher, date and page reference. A full and clear guide can be found at   http://www.ex.ac.uk/dll/studyskills/harvard_referencing.htm
 
Endnotes are not accepted and footnotes are discouraged.
 
Peer Review Process
 
The Internal Auditing & Risk Management journal places great emphasis on the quality of the papers it publishes. Following Editorial recommendation, papers are submitted to a double-blind review process before publication. As a result of the technical review process, a manuscript may be accepted without change, recommended for modification and further review, or rejected.
 
Commentary by reviewers will be summarized and sent by email to authors, who can choose to revise their papers in line with these remarks. Re-submitted papers should be accompanied by descriptions of the changes so that the desk-editor can easily see where changes have been made.
 
The Editor reserves the right to reject papers that, in the view of the editorial board, are either of insufficient quality, or are not relevant enough to the subject area.
 
The reviewers will evaluate the submitted papers according to the following criteria: originality, scientific significance, relevance to the journal presentation, linguistic quality.
 
Submission Guidelines
 
Submission of a paper implies that it contains original work that has not previously been published and that has not being submitted for publication elsewhere.
 
Those wishing to make a submission should send one copy, preferably in Microsoft Word; by e-mail tobiblioteca@univath.ro
 
All correspondence, including notification of the Editor’s decision and requests for revision, takes place electronically.
 
Submissions will not exceed 12-15 pages, including abstract, diagrams, tables and references, and are welcome at any time.
 
Copyright
 
The submission of a manuscript carries with it the author's assurance that it has not been copyrighted or published elsewhere (except in the form of a preliminary communication, of an abstract or as a part of a published lecture, review, or thesis); that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, and, after being accepted by Internal Auditing & Risk Management, it will not be published in another journal.
 
The submission of a paper will imply that, if accepted for publication, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in any language, without the consent of the Publisher. Before publication, authors will be asked to complete a copyright release, giving the publisher permission to publish the named paper in a specific issue of this Journal. Overall copyright ownership of the paper, however, remains with the author/s.
 
It is the authors' responsibility to obtain written permission to quote material that has appeared in another publication.
 
All submissions must include completed Affirmation of originality and assignment of copyright Form. This form should be faxed to the Editorial Office at (412) 432-2300
 
Copyright: EACH author/co-author will be sent a copyright transfer agreement along with the proof. A paper for which there is no signed copyright transfer agreement cannot be published. Please call the editorial office (412) 432-2300 if you foresee any problems involving this requirement.


Please see the Journal Template below:
 
 
PAPER TITLE
 
First name LAST NAME, Title (ex: PhD Professor)
First author Affiliation/University, City, Country
email first author
 
First name LAST NAME, Title (ex: 
PhD Lecturer)
Second author Affiliation/Institute, City, Country
email the second author
 
 
Abstract: The formatting of technical papers is important to those interested in seeing the Journal that has a consistent appearance. This template is used to format your paper and style the text. The easiest way to make your paper look exactly like this document is simply to replace the content with your own material. All margins, column widths, line spaces, and text fonts are prescribed, so please do not alter them. Please do not add page numbers, header or footer. Each paper must be preceded by an abstract that should be brief, indicating the purpose/significance of the research and must be between 250-300 words. Please, do not use symbols, special characters, footnotes, or math in the paper title or abstract. The title and abstract play an important role in the communication of the research. Without a proper title and abstract, most papers may not be read or found.
Keywords: 4-5 keywords should be supplied after the Abstract for indexing purposes
JEL Classification: Ex: C23, J26, C38
 

1. Introduction

The paper must be written in English and carefully checked for spelling and grammar before submission. The title (UPPERCASE, Times New Roman 14-point bold), authors' names (Times New Roman 14-point bold) and affiliations (Times New Roman 12-point) should be centered. The font of the paper must be Times New Roman 12-point as the font for all text with ‘justified’ alignment and single-line spacing.
 
1.1. Document format
The paper size should be in A4 format and the values to set are these:
Top: 5 cm
Bottom: 5 cm
Left: 4 cm
Right: 4 cm
From Edge – Header and Footer: 1.27 cm
 

2. Elements of the paper

The basic elements of the paper should be listed in the following order: Title of paper, Authors' names, affiliations, and emails, Abstract and Keywords, The main body of the paper (including figures and tables), Conclusions, and References. Please do not exceed the page’s margins with tables, text, or figures. The paper will not exceed 20 pages, including the references and annexes.
 
2.1. Table and figures
Figures, tables, and equations must be inserted in the text and may not be grouped at the end of the paper. Tables and figures must be numbered, centered and should be placed close after their first reference in the text. Please double check the numbering of these elements before you submit your paper. The table headings should be centered above the tables. Figures and tables not cited in the text should not be presented. The following is an example for Table 1.

Table 1. Title of the Table

 [Insert Table 1 here]

Source:
 
All figures should be of high quality, legible and numbered according to the sequence below each figure. The resolution should be at least 300 dpi and at least 10 cm wide. Figure captions and table headings should be sufficient to explain the figure or table without needing to refer to the text.
Figure 1. Title of Figure 1

 [Insert Figure 1 here]

Source:
2.2. Equations
Each equation should occupy one line. Equations start from the left of the column and numbered consecutively. The equation numbers must be bracketed and should be aligned at the right of the line in that column.
 
 (x + y + z)2 = xyz                                                                                                                                                                       (1)
 

3. Conclusions 

The editors of this Journal will appreciate it if you would follow these guidelines. If you do not conform to the required formatting, your paper will be return for correction.
          References should include relevant sources, those which add further evidence or clarify the methodology. The Harvard referencing convention is a requirement, i.e. within the body of the text the surname and year of the reference, for example (Smith 2002), and then at the end of the paper, the references should be listed alphabetically. The complete details of the references will appear in the list of references.
          Please ensure that references are complete and they include, where relevant, author’s name, article or book title, volume and issue number, publisher, date and page reference. A full and clear guide can be found here: http://www.citethisforme.com/harvard-referencing
           The notes footnotes and endnotes should be avoided and all the information should be placed in the text. Please include in the References list only those references that were actually cited in the text of the paper. All work that is cited in the text also needs to be in the References. There must be a total agreement between the two. We recommend at least 20 quality references should be cited. References should follow the format in the below examples.
 

References

Last name, First initial. and Last name, First initial. (Year published). Paper Title. City: Publisher, Page(s).
Desikan, S. and Ramesh, G. (2006). Software testing. Bangalore: Dorling Kindersley, p.156.
Vermaat, M., Sebok, S., Freund, S., Campbell, J. and Frydenberg, M. (2014). Discovering Computers. Boston: Cengage                           Learning, pp.446-448.
Daniels, K., Patterson, G., and Dunston, Y. (2014). The ultimate student teaching guide. 2nd ed. Los Angeles: SAGE                                Publications, pp.145-151.
Brown, D. (1998). Digital fortress. New York: St. Martin's Press.
Brown, D. (2003). Deception point. New York: Atria Books.
Ross, N. (2015). On Truth Content and False Consciousness in Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory. Philosophy Today, 59(2), pp.                          269-290.
Harris, E. (2015). For Special-Needs Students, Custom Furniture Out of Schoolhouse Scraps. New York Times, [online]                            p.A20. Available at: http://go.galegroup.com [Accessed 17 Apr. 2015].
Fox, R. (2014). Technological Advances in Banking. In: American Finance Association Northeast Regional Conference.                            Hartford: AFA, p. 24.
 
Example for Court Cases:
Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc. [2015]12-1226 (Supreme Court of the United States); 1.
 
Example Government Publications:
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, (2012). BicyclePA Routes. Harrisburg: PENNDOT, p.1.