International Journal of LISREL
AIMS AND SCOPE
LISREL (LInear Structure RElation Model) has become one of the most popular and strict statistical method to provide most comprehensive and feasible solutions for related causal problems. For catching up and developing the newest and sophisticated LISREL theories, expanding the application scope of it to related fields, International Journal of LISREL (IJL) is thus be established, it provides the platform for anyone interested in LISREL, its coverage from theoretical developments, application skills to practical purposes. I sincerely hope that IJL can become the common bridge for people around the world who have intensive interest and passion on LISREL, further integrating everybody's efforts to upgrade the LISREL to another new era. Based on above aims, any empirical and theoretical LISREL study will be considered by IJL and manuscripts should be sent electronically to Editor-in-Chief, Dr. wen-chin wei; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Editor-in-Chief first evaluates all manuscripts. It is rare but possible for an exceptional manuscript to be accepted at this stage. Each paper is reviewed by the editor and, if it is judged suitable for this publication, it is then sent to two referees for double blind peer review. Based on their recommendations, the editor then decides whether the paper should be accepted as is, revised or rejected.
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You should cite publications in the text: (Wei, 2006) using the first named author’s name or ( Adams and Brown, 2007) citing both names of two, or (Adams et al., 2007), when there are three or more authors. At the end of the paper a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied:
For books: surname, initials, (year), title of book, publisher, place of publication, e.g. Harrow, R. (2007), No Place to Hide, Simon & Schuster, New York, NY.
For book chapters: surname, initials, (year), “chapter title”, editor’s surname, initials, title of book, publisher, place of publication, pages, e.g. Calabrese, F.A. (2005), “The early pathways: theory to practice – a continuum”, in Stankosky, M. (Ed.), Creating the Discipline of Knowledge Management, Elsevier, New York, NY, pp. 15-20.
For journals: surname, initials, (year), “title of article”, journal name, volume, number, pages, e.g. Capizzi, M.T. and Ferguson , R. (2005), “Loyalty trends for the twenty-first century”, Journal of Consumer Marketing, Vol. 22 No. 2, pp. 72-80.
For electronic sources: if available online the full URL should be supplied at the end of the reference.
For conference paper:
Jiang, D., W. Du and X. Chen, (1997), ”GA based location models for physical distribution centers”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Processing Systems, Oct. 28-31, Beijing, China, pp. 553-557.
PhD thesis: Chaplin, C. (2002), Style Guides for Fun, PhD thesis, University of Milton Park, Some City, Some Country.