|Value World Author Guidelines|
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Select a topic of interest, one that is controversial, educational or new to the Value Methodology. However, in writing on the topic the author must demonstrate to evaluators that he/she is knowledgeable of the Value Methodology without regurgitating the steps of the job plan.
Use a few words to describe the theme. This could be, but is not limited to, a phase or phases of the Job Plan, General VM, VM Guidelines, etc.
Select a provocative title, one that will interest the reader to open the paper and at least read the abstract and introduction. It should be as concise as possible, but informative enough to reflect the theme of the paper.
Provide at least three words that researchers would likely use to locate your paper in any online search. This will also assist the editor in assigning appropriate reviewers in a timely manner.
Hints: The purpose of the abstract is to inform the reader about the content of the paper, its premises and conclusions. Inform the reader what he/she will learn and the approach taken to reach that objective.
Some find it easier and helpful to write the abstract after the paper is complete, even if it appears at the front of the paper.
Hints: The introduction is the opening of the paper. It differs from the abstract by setting the stage, or establishing the foundation upon which the thoughts will be structured.
Hints: Do not drift too far from the title when writing the paper. Refer back to the title and introduction often to make sure the paper is still on course.
Do not write the paper in the first person (i.e., the use of the singular “I,” such as, “I did this’” or “I performed…”). Use the third person, such as, “The team was led by a facilitator,” rather than “I as their facilitator led the team.”
1.2.7 Outline Your Paper
Organize the paper by dividing it into major topics, subtopics and examples. A major topic signals a new subject that relates, or supports the theme of the paper. Subtopics are sections within a major topic, and examples and points support the sub‐ and major topics.
Hints: The concluding section should relate back to the introduction. The conclusion is not a summary, but a closing to the arguments and steps presented in the paper.
1.2.9 Footnotes or Endnotes
2.0 Content of the Paper
Hint: Acknowledging sources used to craft the paper adds credibility and avoids ethical issues like plagiarism.
4.0 Publication Rights
By sending the abstract and the paper to Value World, the author gives SAVE International the publication rights.
5.0 Conflict of Interest
Authors are responsible for recognizing and disclosing any conflict of interest that could be perceived to bias their work, acknowledging all financial support and any other personal connections with any of the journal's editorial board members.
6.0 Commercialism Policy
Commercialism in all publications are strictly prohibited. Use generic terms whenever possible. Capitalize trademarks and trade names when used. Use the symbols ® and ™ when appropriate. Include the company name, city and state in a footnote the first time used and capitalize the trademark name throughout the rest of the paper. Personal or author’s company names should be avoided within the body of the paper. This does not include any appropriate reference that fits the theme of the paper.
7.0 Copyright Permission
Provide written permissions for all figures for which you are not the copyright holder (unless the material is in the public domain). Any cost for copyright is the responsibility of the author. The citation of the copyright holder is required either as a reference to the figure or in the figure caption.
8.0 Editorial Process
The review process is as follows:
Submit your request via the online form on the SAVE International website (http://www.value-eng.org/page/ValueWorldSubmission).
If you have any questions, contact SAVE International at firstname.lastname@example.org or 856-423-3215.