Guidelines to Authors

Asia-Pacific Tech Monitor brings you up-to-date information on trends in technology transfer and development technology policies, and new products and processes.The Yellow Pages features Business Coach for innovative firms,as well as technology offers and requests,events, etc.

Each issue of the Tech Monitor focuses on a special theme. The article, supplemented by examples or case studies, should address one or many of the following national or international aspects as applicable and relevant to the Specific Theme. Gender issues could also be included in the article:

  • Technology trends
  • Cleaner production and environmental management
  • National/ international/ regional/ sub-regional technological issues
  • Technology policies
  • Technology transfer
  • Technology management practices
  • Technology forecasting and assessment
  • Sources of technologies/ technology information
  • Intellectual property rights

Executives of small and medium scale enterprises in the Asia Pacific region being the main target group of the journal, the article should be relevant to them and written in non-technical language. Article should be typed, double-spaced, single-sided, and submitted on diskette or by e-mail. A hard copy (print out) of the article is also requested. The article should also be accompanied with an abstract of about 150 words. Tables and diagrams are welcome. Authors could also provide photographs and/or illustrations, clearly drawn and labelled. A good quality colour picture or slide could also be sent for featuring it on the cover page (photograph print area 20.5 x 18.5 cm) of the journal.

Authors should ensure that there is a complete reference for every citation in the text. References in the text should follow the author-date format, for example, Becker (1964). List only those references that are actually cited in the text or footnotes. References, listed alphabetically, should be typed double-spaced on a separate page in the following style:

Ahmed, E. and N. Stern (1983). “Effective taxes and tax reform in India”, Discussion Paper 25, University of Warwick.

Desai, Padma, ed. (1883). Marxism, Central Planning, and the Soviet Economy (Cambridge, MA, MIT Press).

Krueger, Alan B. and Lawrence H. Summers (1987). “Reflections on the inter-industry wage structure”, in Kevin Lang and Jonathan S. Leonard, eds., Unemployment and the Structure of Labour Markets (London, Basis Blackwell).

Sadorsky, P. (1994). “The behaviour of U.S. tariff rates: comment”, Americal Economic Review, Vol. 84, No. 4, September, pp. 1097-1103.

Terrones, M. (1987). “Macroeconomic policy cycle under alternative electoral structures: A signaling approach”, unpublished.

The article when written by single author, a photograph (5.0 x 4.5 cm) must be sent. When submitting an article, the author’s full name, address, telephone and fax number should be clearly shown. E-mail and Internet Web site addresses could also be provided.

The articles will not undergo any substantial editing; however, if required APCTT reserves the right to edit the text from language and technical points of view, to bring it in conformity with the style and layout of Tech Monitor.

Articles should be sent to:

Technology Monitoring and Assessment
Asian & Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT)
of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
P.O. Box 4574, C-2 Qutab Institutional Area
New Delhi 110 017, India
Tel: +91-11- 30973710
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