Guidelines For Authors
Papers should be in English, double spaced and single sided on 8.5" x 11" or A4 paper with generous margins (at least 1" / 2.5cm). Every manuscript submitted should be clearly labelled as being either:
- A full research article
- Research in progress
Structure papers as follows: (a) Title page; (b) Title plus abstract and keywords on the next page (omitting author details); (c) Main text; (d) References.
(a) Title page should include
- title and full names of all authors
- corresponding author's name
- full postal address
- acknowledgements of research support along with grant numbers (if applicable).
(b) Title plus abstract and keywords page should include
No more than 250 words abstract that adequately describe the work and highlight its significance. The abstract should include only text. Avoid the use of abbreviations and references.
Include up to six keywords that describe your paper for indexing and for web searches.
(c) Main text
Main headings should be typed in capitals, subheadings in lower case. Both types of heading should be underlined. Footnotes should be avoided. Figures and tables should be include in the main text. Number each figure and table with Arabic numerals in order of appearance.
Avoid exhaustive lists of references. Indicate references in the text by the author's surname and date of publication in brackets and list the full reference in alphabetical order of author surname at the end of the paper. Double space references on a separate page. Cite all authors and write journal titles out in full. Online citations must include date of access. If absolutely necessary unpublished or personal work may be cited in the text but not listed in the references. Style and punctuation must be in accordance with the following examples:
- Example of a journal article Keen, P. (1980) Decision Support Systems: Translating analytic techniques into useful tools, Sloan Management Review 21(3): 33-44.
- Example of a chapter in an edited book Marti, J. and Zeilinger, A. (1985) New Technology in Banking and Shopping, in T. Forester, (ed.) The Information Technology Revolution, Oxford: Basil Blackwell, pp.350-358.
- Example of book Zuboff, S. (1988) In the Age of the Smart Machine, London: Heinemann.
- Example of conference proceedings Shneiderman, B. (1996) The Eyes Have It: A task by data type taxonomy of information visualizations, in IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages (Las Alamos, USA, 1996); Chicago: IEEE Computer Society Press. 336-343.
- Example of website Kruskal, JB, Young, FW, Seery, JB. How to use KYST, A very flexible program to do multidimensional scaling and unfolding [WWW document] http://www.netlib.org/mds/kyst2a_manual.txt (accessed 13th January 2002).