Essay on Book Format Guidelines

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Book Format Guidelines

Book: Systems Thinking in Enterprise Architecture
Editors
John Gøtze ­ john@gotzespace.dk Anders Jensen­Waud The overall theme is whether and how enterprises can apply systems thinking in enterprise architecture, for business transformation and enterprise alignment. Enterprise architecture is essentially about making an enterprise working coherently with its strategy, business and technology, and hence become a viable system. The enterprise architecture community is starting to realize that systems thinking is a valuable way of thinking about the viable enterprise and how to architect it.

Chapters should be between 3000 and 8000 words. Formats
Submit the chapter in Word or other editable format. Use a clean template, and do not use headers/footers etc. Figures and exhibits should be provided as PNG, JPG or GIF files. All graphics must be in high­resolution (min 300dpi). Please also include all figures, exhibits, and tables in the Word document.
Tables, figures, and exhibits should be in Arial font. Grammar and Style
Use of high­quality grammar and style is essential. Authors should employ the services of a professional editor if they need assistance with grammar and style.
The following guidelines should be noted:
● When using citations in text, stress the point of what’s being cited, not who made the citation (for example, “…the Minnesota Golden Gophers basketball team was arguably the best team in the nation (Smith and Jones 1997)” rather than “Smith and Jones (1997) argue that the Golden
Gophers were the best…”).
● Authors should limit the number of citations in the text. Only those that are essential should be included. ● Authors should limit the use of footnotes. These can be distracting to a reader who may only have a short time to scan an article. Content and Structure
The following information should also be provided:
Page 1:
● Chapter title.
● Abstract.
● Keywords: Select 5 to 10 words or phrases to be used for indexing, in consultation with a thesaurus, if helpful. These might include important terms from the title, their synonyms, or related words. Authors should use neither prepositions nor hyphens unless the hyphenated parts are always treated as a unit. Authors should use terms that are as specific as possible and whose meaning is generally known.

● Beginning of paper. Last page should include a short (50 word) biography about author(s). Headings should be clearly delineated. Use no more than two levels of headings in the chapter. Use the
MISQ
References Format
Citation ordering and format should follow the
MISQ
guidelines. References must be complete, i.e., include, as appropriate, volume, number, month, publisher, city and state, editors, last name and initials of all authors , page numbers, etc. Below are some general directions:
● Sequence: Entries should be ordered alphabetically (in text and Reference section) according to authors’ or editors’ last names, or the title of the work for items with no author or editor listed.
● References in text: These must be included in Reference section and vice versa. References in text should be of the format (Jones et al. 1995; Smith 1996).
● References to items in…