Authors are obligated to understand Publication Ethics before submission. EPPM-Journal does not consider multiple submissions nor redundant publications.


Authors are encouraged to discuss authorship before preparing the manuscript. Authorship must meet all of the following three criteria: (1) substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; (2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and (3) final approval of the version to be published. For those who are only responsible for funding acquisition, data collection, or general supervision should not justify an authorship. Author contributions have to be explained in the manuscripts.


Manuscripts must be prepared in English using a MS Word processor. Data format of .docx are preferred. Either American or British English should be uniformly used. Manuscript with substandard English and style will not be considered. For those authors who are non-native speakers of English, they must have their manuscripts proofread by native speakers of English before being fully accepted for publication. A proofread certificate is necessary.

Manuscript Structure

Manuscript should be divided into the following sections: Title page, abstract, introduction, method, results, discussion, conclusions, references, and appendix. Use serif typeface, Times New Roman, for the text of the manuscript. Number the pages consecutively starting with page 1. Please avoid using footnotes. Except grammatical errors and typos, no changes will be allowed in the manuscript once it has been accepted for publication.

Section Numbers

2. Section Numbers

2.1. Flush Left, Boldface, Uppercase Heading

2.1.1. Flush left, boldface, lowercase heading Boldface, italicized, lowercase paragraph heading

2.1.1. 1.1. Italicized, lowercase paragraph heading

Citation Format

Cited references in text must include author’s surname and year of publication. For example:

  • One work by one author

Smith (2010) found that…

Early onset results in severe consequence (Smith, 2010).

In 2010, Smith showed that…

  • One work by two authors

Smith and Jackson (2010) found that…

Early onset results in severe consequence (Smith and Jackson, 2010).

In 2010, Smith and Jackson showed that…

  • One work by more than three authors

Smith et al. (2010) found that…

Early onset results in severe consequence (Smith et al., 2010).

In 2010, Smith et al. showed that…

  • Multiple works

Smith (2010) and Cheng (2011) found that…

Early onset results in severe consequence (Smith, 2010; Cheng, 2011).

Early onset results in severe consequence (Smith, 2010a, 2010b, in press; Cheng, 2011).

Tables, Figures, and Appendix

Tables, figures, and appendix must be embedded in the corresponding order in the manuscript. High resolution figures are required in this Journal. Directly drawing diagrams in the manuscript is not acceptable.


MS Equation should be used to formulate equations. Images or other equation applications are not accepted. Equations should be numbered consecutively starting with Eq. (1) and explained in the text.


Authors are requested to identify financial support, if any, used in the execution of the research and preparation of the manuscript.

Institutional Review Board Statement

Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval is necessary if manuscripts involve human subjects. Authors are requested to address IRB ID, approval date, and decision in the manuscript.

Reference List

All citations should be listed in the reference list. Layout examples of references are given below:

  • Journal

Green, G., Kennedy, P., McGown, A. (2002). Management of multi-method engineering design research: A case study. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 19(2), 131-140. doi: 10. 1016/S0923-4748(02)00006-1

  • Proceedings

McCarthy, J. F., Nguyen, D. H., Rashid, A. M., Soroczak, S. (2003). Proactive Displays & The Experience UbiComp Project. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, Seattle, Washington, 78-81.

  • Book

Verzuh, E. (2008). The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley and Sons, 55-60.

  • On-line data

Wheeler, D. P. and Bragin, M. (2007). Bringing it all back home: Social work and the challenge of returning veterans. Health and Social Work, 32, 297-300. Retrieved from http://www.naswpressonline.org on February 1, 2011.

Author Biography

Pictures and short information about the author (s) will be added at the end of the accepted papers. Author information includes the full first, middle and last names, the represented institution and department, membership in international or national organizations, research interests, and other important information. Author picture and information should be provided in the end of the manuscript when submitting papers. The portraits should be 434 (width) X 555 (height) with minimum resolutions 200. Examples of author biography can be found in published papers at the Journal website.

Paper Template

Authors should prepare manuscripts directly using the paper template provided in the Journal website. The template demonstrates the paper structure and format requirements for the Journal.

Paper Length

Paper length of an article is limited to 12 pages using the paper template. Lengthy papers are acceptable with the consent of the Editor and will be charged with additional publication fees due to extra publication work.

Units of Measurement

Units of measurement should be presented using System International (SI) units. Currency should be converted to US dollars.

Online Submission

Before submitting your manuscripts to the Journal for review, the authors must verify that the manuscripts have fulfilled all requirements on the checklist. Authors are requested to submit manuscripts with their checklists to the online submission system shown below. Links to the online submission system are updated every year. The manuscript has to be compiled into a single word (.docx) file within a size to 10MB.

The online submission system for new submissions and manuscripts submitted in 2024.
The online submission system for manuscripts submitted in 2023.
The online submission system for manuscripts submitted in 2022.

Review Policy

The EPPM-Journal is a refereed journal. All submitted papers are subject to double-blind peer review, i.e., authors and reviewers are unaware of the identity of each other. All articles undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous refereeing. Two or more reviewers will review submitted articles. The Journal endeavors to maintain a rapid review process. The average review time is five weeks. The authors may be requested for revisions until the paper satisfies the quality of the Journal.

Editorial Policy

Rapid publication is a policy of the EPPM-Journal. The Journal respects all submissions and knows that authors spend great efforts to formulate their research into a paper. A receipt is rendered once an Editor handles the submission/revision. Authors can track paper status when they login to the online submission system. Accepted papers are immediately annotated at the Journal website once they have been accepted. Decisions are made based on reviewer suggestions. Before publication, papers will be sent to authors for proofing. The editorial process of the EPPM-Journal is shown below.


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