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Structured abstracts Emerald introduced structured abstracts to all journals in 2005. This development was undertaken as part of our strategy of continuous improvement in the deliveryand dissemination of papers. Use of structured abstracts ensures that better information is supplied and that there is more consistency across the journals anddatabase. Ultimately, readers and researchers searching the database are more likely to access the paper when the abstract provides useful information. In the past, author-written abstracts were very variable both in terms of content and quality. Structured abstracts ensure we no longer have this problem. In an electronic environment, abstracts are more important that they have ever been. Sometimes this “snippet” is the only thing a reader or researcher will see and it is the one chance we have of persuading them to download the full text of the paper. Structured abstracts act like signposts, they provide:1.Consistency and clarity2.Much easier evaluation of abstracts when confronted with a list of them3.Speed to any literature search – saves time therefore.4.A format where it is easy to isolate sections and therefore read about the key elements of a paper5.A unique approach which sets Emerald abstracts apart from others6.Real support when seeking academic support materials depending on the identified needs e.g. research papers employing particular types of research methods7.Useful information in libraries – identifying texts for library users or directing them to Emerald8.More efficient evaluation of papers at the abstract level9.Transparency of the valuable content of the database acting as a clearer shop window10.Ease of reading.11.Particular benefits for practitioners – being able to select quickly those papers with explicit practical implications12.Benefits for researchers – being able to select quickly those papers that may help them design their own research agenda and see what has already been done.13.A major benefit in that one can pick out quickly the new angle/value of a paper.14.Best practice from the medical and scientific fields but adapted for our readers' and researchers' needs within the management and business field.15.A clear framework for extracting, summarising and emphasising pertinent information for people in management16.Encouragement and a requirement for authors and researchers to provide stronger links between research and practice – something that both government and other funding bodies support. Structured abstracts will help the Editor in their preliminary review of a paper and will certainly help the journal reviewers get an overview of a paper even before conducting the review. How to write a structured abstractPaper type
Please chose a category for your paper. Pick the category which most closely describes your paper. We understand that some papers can fit into more than onecategory but it is necessary to assign your paper to one of the categories - these are listed and will be searchable within the database. Research paper: This category covers papers which report on any type of research undertaken by the author(s). The research may involve the construction or testing of a model or framework, action research, testing of data, market research or surveys, empirical, scientific or clinical research. Viewpoint: Any paper, where content is dependent on the author's opinion andinterpretation, should be included in this category; this also includes journalistic pieces.Technical paper: Describes and evaluates technical products, processes or services. Conceptual paper : These papers will not be based on research but will develop and test hypotheses. The papers are likely to be discursive and will cover philosophical discussions and comparative studies of others' work and thinking. Case study: Case studies describe actual interventions or experiences within organizations. They may well be subjective and will not generally report on research. A description of a legal case or a hypothetical case study used as a teaching exercise would also fit into this category. Literature review: It is expected that all types of paper cite any relevant literature so this category should only be used if the main purpose of the paper is to annotate and/or critique the literature in a particular subject area. It may be a selective bibliography providing advice on information sources or itmay be comprehensive in that the paper's aim is to cover the main contributors to the development of a topic and explore their different views.General review: This category covers those papers which provide an overview or historical examination of some concept, technique or phenomena. The papers are likely to be more descriptive or instructional ("how to" papers) thandiscursive. Selecting keywordsSupply up to six keywords for tagging the paper when archived in the database. Researchers will be more likely to retrieve the paper when conducting a keyword search of our database if your paper is suitably tagged. In the near future the controlled list of keywords will appear on the Emerald website and will form part of the new online content management system so it will be easier then to find the suitable terms but in the meantime pick keywords which reflect the specificity of the paper. Avoid overarching terms like "Management" unless the paper discusses the topic with such a wide focus. Use the most common term for a concept. Do not make up new terms for an old concept. Try to think broadly; if thepaper discusses performance appraisal in an electronics factory it may be worthwhile supplying the industry as a keyword. If an activity/research takes place in a particular country then supply the country's name as a keyword. Writing the abstractTo produce a structured abstract for the journal and Emerald database, please complete the following fields about your paper. There are four fields which are obligatory (Purpose, Design, Findings and Value); the other two (Research

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