Competition Forum

Guidelines for Initial Submission of Manuscripts to

Abbas J. Ali, Editor
Helen Bailie, Managing Editor
Competition Forum
664 Pratt Drive
304 Eberly, IUP
Indiana, PA 15705
Phone: 724-357-5759
Fax: 724-357-5743
Address May Change:
Manuscript Length: 16-25
Copies Required: Three
Computer Submission: Yes
Format: MS Word 97 or higher
Fees to review: 30.00 US$
Manuscript Style: American
Psychological Association
Reader: Academics, Business Persons
Frequency of Issue: 1-2 Times/Year
Copies per Issue: Less than 1,000
Sponsor/Publisher: American Society for Competitiveness
Subscribe Price: 60.00 US$
Type of Review: Blind Review
No. of External Reviewers: 2
No. of In House Reviewers: 1
Acceptance Rate: 35-40%
Time to Review: 2-3 Months
Reviewers Comments: Yes
Invited Articles: 21-30%
Fees to Publish: 0.00 US$ up to 25 pgs


Capitalism and Free Market Economy, Competition and Change, International Business; Public Responsibilities & Ethics, Business Education; Multinational Corporations; Global Business; International Trade Competition; Merger & Acquisitions; Expatriate Assignments; International politics & world economy; Geopolitics; Marketing Theory & Applications; Non Profit Organizations; Organizational Development; Purchasing/Materials Management; Strategic Management Policy; Technology/Innovation; Transportation/Physical Distribution


Editor’s Comment

Various topics on competition and firm performance are sought. The objective is to provide authors with an outlet to publish their research on a timely basis. Most of the articles that are published in the journal were presented at the American Society for Competitiveness Conference. All papers are reviewed by two outside reviewers.

References and Bibliographies

The style guidelines for references and bibliographies must follow the publications manual of the American Psychological Association. Titles of journals or books will be italicized instead or underlined. Please note: Reference styles must be observed, otherwise the paper will not be included. Below are examples.

Journal Articles

Author. (Date). Title of article – lowercase. Title of Journal – italicized, volume (number), pages. Paivio, A. (1988). Perceptual comparisons through the mind’s eye. Memory and Cognition 3 (5), 653-668.

Chapter in Book

Author. (Date). Title of chapter – lowercase. In editor’s name(s) (Ed.), Title of book – italicized and lowercase (pp. 000-000). City: Publisher.

Hartley, J.T., Harker, J.O., & Walsh, D.A. (1980). Contemporary issues and new directions in adult development. In L. W. Poon (Ed.), Aging in the 1980’s (pp 234-278). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Entire Book

Author or Editor in Chief. (Date). Title of book – italicized. City: Publisher. Bernstein, T. M. (1965). The careful writer: a modern guide to English usage. New York: Atheneum

Letheridege, S., &Cannon, C. R. (Eds.). (1980). Bilingual education: teaching English as a second language. New York: Praeger.