Guidelines for Authors
- The mission of the Informing Science
Journal is to promote IS
through articles that deal with an issue in using IT to inform clientele.
- Authors submit their manuscripts electronically at
- All manuscripts must be the authors' original, unpublished work. The
manuscript must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
- The submitted manuscript is to be "blinded", that is,
it is have no reference to the author. This information is
collected on the manuscript submission form.
All papers are to
be written in English. While US spelling is preferable, other versions of
English are acceptable. If you have questions on English grammar,
please consult a source such as http://ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/.
- The first page of the manuscript is to contain the manuscript title, a 100 - 150
word abstract or summary and a list of key words.
Do not include any author's name or affiliation.
- Submissions are to follow the APA style guidelines for citations, references, and
encouraged to use appropriate links to on-line resources in their citations.
A summary of these and other guidelines can be found at
- While there are no
regulations on length, it will be exceptional for an article to exceed 20,000
words. The final version of the manuscript
including artwork may not exceed 1 M of
space. [This limit is set for reasons of economics and may be lifted if the
author can provide resources for publishing. For example, on-line video might be
housed on the authors' web server.]
To enable the
publishers to move them, artwork, figures, and tables in
the final version of the manuscript are to be placed
in text boxes.
- The manuscript is to be submitted in MS Word or RTF format.
- After an Associate Editor
(AE) determines that the topic of the manuscript fits
within the journal's purview, the
AE will conduct a blind
review of the paper using three or more reviewers selected from the journal's Board of Reviewers.
Commonly, these reviewers are selected so as to assure variety of opinions
from around the globe.
- Commonly, the
AE will provide the author with
information regarding acceptance, provisional acceptance, or rejection of a manuscript
in about six weeks of submission.
Of course, the availability of reviewers affects the schedule.
- Authors of accepted papers will be notified by the publisher regarding additional
formatting requirements. Authors may find it helpful to review these
guidelines for accepted papers
as they prepare their manuscript for submission.
- Articles appear on-line as soon as accepted and in print