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Author Guidelines

Review and Publication Process

* Each paper is first reviewed by the editor. If it is judged suitable for this publication, it is then sent to two referees for double blind peer review.

* The reviewers' recommendations determine whether a paper will be accepted/accepted subject to change / subject to resubmission with significant changes / rejected

* For papers which require changes, the same reviewers will be used to ensure that the quality of the revised paper is acceptable.

* If the paper is accepted by the reviewers, author(s) will be notified to pay the author fee. If the paper is accepted for publication, author(s) will be asked to pay 130 EURO as article publication fee in order to defray the operating costs.

* Acceptance letter will be provided after the payment has been made.

* Author/Corresponding Author will be notified about the possible date of publication.

* SSMEJ uses iThenticate’s CrossCheck software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts.


Formatting Requirements


* Articles should be a maximum of 9000 words in length. This includes all text including references and appendices. Article files should be provided in Microsoft Word format.

* All manuscripts must be prepared in English and free of grammatical, spelling, and/or punctuation errors.


 The title page should include:

    * The name(s) of the author(s)

    * A concise and informative title

    * The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)

    * The e-mail address, and telephone number(s) of the corresponding author

Please provide an abstract of no more than 250 words containing the major keywords.


The maximum number of keywords is 7.

Main Text

    * As papers are double-blind peer reviewed, the main text file should not include any information that might identify the authors.

    * All text must be in single-column format, 1,5 line with a font size 12 in Times New Roman.


    * The preferred format is for first level headings to be presented in bold format and subsequent sub-headings to be presented in medium italics. 


References should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) (APA Style) and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency.

In-text citations should follow the author-date method whereby citations enclose within parentheses the given author’s last name and publication date, for example (Jones, 2007).

* Two authors: The surname of both authors is stated with ‘and’. For example (Jones and Smith (2007) desribed…

* Three authors: After first mention, for example (e.g., Jones, Smith and Norton, 2007), use first author’s last name and et al. (Jones et al. 2007).

* Four or more authors: Use first author’s last name and et al. For example: (Jones et al. 2007). The complete reference list should appear alphabetically by name at the end of the paper. For more information about APA referencing style, please refer to the APA FAQ.

Journal article

One Author:

Solomon, M. R. (1983). The role of products as social stimuli: A symbolic interactionism perspective. Journal of Consumer research10(3), 319-329.

Two Authors:

Surprenant, C. F., & Solomon, M. R. (1987). Predictability and personalization in the service encounter. the Journal of Marketing, 86-96.

Three Authors:

Solomon, M. R., Ashmore, R. D., & Longo, L. C. (1992). The beauty match-up hypothesis: Congruence between types of beauty and product images in advertising. Journal of advertising21(4), 23-34.

Four Authors and More:

Solomon, M. R., Surprenant, C., Czepiel, J. A., & Gutman, E. G. (1985). A role theory perspective on dyadic interactions: the service encounter. The Journal of Marketing, 99-111.


Kahneman, D. (1973). Attention and effort (Vol. 1063). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Two Authors:

Kahneman, D., & Egan, P. (2011). Thinking, fast and slow (Vol. 1). New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.


 Book Chapter

Aydinoglu, N. Z., Krishna, A., & Wansink, B. (2009). Do size labels have a common meaning among consumers? In. A. Krishna (Ed.) Sensory marketing: Research on the sensuality of products(pp. 343-60), New York: Routledge.

Conference Proceedings

Siebert, T. E., & Solomon, M. R. (2010, July). Rotundone: development in the grape and extraction during fermentation. In Proceedings of the fourteenth Australian wine industry technical conference (pp. 3-8).

Electronic Sources

 American Marketing Association (2018). How to Design Strong Case Studies. Retrieved from

Footnotes should be placed as a list at the end of the paper only, not at the foot of each page. They should be numbered in the list and referred to in the text with consecutive, superscript Arabic numerals. Keep footnotes brief; they should contain only short comments tangential to the main argument of the paper and should not include references.


* All tables should be numbered (Table 1, Table 2, Table 3…)

* Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order. 

* Tables should be self-contained and complement, not duplicate, information contained in the text.

* They should be supplied as editable files, not pasted as images.

* Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters and included beneath the table body.


* All Figures should be of high quality, legible and numbered consecutively with arabic numerals.

* Figures should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order

* When preparing your figures, size figures to fit in the column width.





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