Instructions for Authors

Please note that Finnish Business Blog is no longer updated after September 11, 2023.

Jamk personnel are welcome to submit new articles to Jamk Arena.

Blog Submission and Criteria

Note: The following instructions refer to Finnish Business Blog blog posts submitted until September 2023 only. After that, new blog posts to this blog are no longer accepted.

The blog is based on research or expert work on the author’s work at Jamk. The publication contains new scientific, professional or artistic content. Submission of a blog implies that it has not been published before or it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The publisher will not be held legally responsible if there are any claims regarding above possible undesired copyright issues. All blogs will be checked for plagiarism. Blog should be sent by email to one member of the editorial board. At least two members will evaluate your blog.

They can be in English or in Finnish languages. They should, normally, be no longer than 1,800 words, recommend size is 400 – 900 words plus references.

– Use 10-point Times Roman for text.

– Use single spacing.

– Save your file in docx format (Word 2007 or higher).

– Blogs that are accepted for publication will be checked for spelling and formal style.

Blog (named as Title of the blog.docx)

– A short informative and attractive title (5-10 words)

– Select suitable/appropriate picture/image (optional)

– Write an intro

– Organize your content in an outline

– In the end the name(s), title (s), Jamk university of Applied Sciences and e-mails of all author(s).

Citation and References

– Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. If there are more than one reference in a citation, they should be ordered in chronological order. Page number should be given if certain text, figure or table is directly included in manuscript. Some examples:

  1. One study argues that clustering leads to employment growth in manufacturing industries but not necessarily to international export success (McDonald et al. 2007).
  2. Acknowledgment of benefits of clustering has led to increasing cluster initiatives both in advanced economies and in emerging economies during the last twenty years (Sölvell et al. 2003; Ketels et al. 2006).
  3. Porter (1998, 78) defines clusters as geographic concentrations of interconnected companies and institutions in a particular field.

– The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list. Reference list entries should be in alphabetical order by the last names of the first author of each work. Journal names and book titles should be italicized. Some examples below:

Journal article/Article from database

Beaudry, C., & Breschi, S. (2003). Are firms in clusters really more innovative? Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 12(4), 325-342.

Folta, T. B., Cooper, A. C., & Baik, Y. S. (2006). Geographic cluster size and firm performance. Journal of Business Venturing, 21(2), 217-242.

Smyth, A. M., Parker, A. L., & Pease, D. L. (2002). A study of enjoyment of peas. Journal of Abnormal Eating, 8(3), 120-125. Retrieved from

Newspaper article/Magazine article

Parker-Pope, T. (2008, May 6). Psychiatry handbook linked to drug industry. The New York Times. Retrieved from

Mitchell, J.A. (2017). How citation changed the research world. The Mendeley, pp. 26-28

Book/Electronic book

Acemoglu, D., & Robinson, J. (2012). Why nations fail: The origins of power, prosperity, and poverty. New York: Crown Business.

Ketels, C., Lindqvist, G., & Sölvell, Ö. (2006). Cluster initiatives in developing and transition economies. Stockholm: Center for Strategy and Competitiveness.

Davis, J. (n.d.). Familiar birdsongs of the Northwest. Available from inkey=1-9780931686108-0

Book chapter/Oneline book chapter

Sala-I-Martin, X., Bilbao-Osorio, B., Blanke, J., Hanouz, M. D., Geiger, T., & Ko, C. (2013). The global competitiveness index 2013-2014: Sustaining growth, building resilience. In: K. Schwab (Ed.), The global competitiveness report 2013-2014: Full data edition (pp. 3-52). Geneva: World Economic Forum.

Peckinpaugh, J. (2003). Change in the Nineties. In J. S. Bough and G. B. DuBois (Eds.), A century of growth in America. Retrieved from GoldStar database.

Online document

International Data Corporation (2012). IDC predicts 2013 will be dominated by mobile and cloud developments as the IT industry shifts into full-blown competition on the 3rd platform, Accessed 15 November 2013.

Conference paper

Sasson, A., & Reve, T. (2012). Competitiveness as industrial attractiveness: Operationalizing the emerald model. Paper presented at the 2012 Microeconomics of Competitiveness Research Workshop, December 10, 2012, Harvard Business School, Boston.

Blog post

Dean, J. (2008, May 7). When the self emerges: Is that me in the mirror? [web log comment]. Retrieved from

American Psychological Association. (2009). Blog guidelines. APA Style Blog. Retrieved from


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