Language and Presentation

Submissions should be written in English of a good standard. Spelling should conform to The Concise Oxford Dictionary.

Manuscripts may be submitted in MS Word or LaTeX format and should have at least 1.5 line spacing, with ample margins. The pages of the main text should be numbered consecutively. Sections and subsections should be clearly differentiated but should not be numbered. Papers should be written without the use of footnotes.

Please note this journal does not have a LaTeX template.

Mathematical expressions and Greek or other symbols should be written clearly with ample spacing. Use widely accepted symbols and abbreviations.

Wherever possible, theorems, computer programs, lists and calculations should be placed in appendices

Length of submissions

Papers should not normally exceed 12 journal pages (or about 8000 words) however in certain circumstances (e.g. review papers) longer papers will be considered, up to an absolute maximum of 13,000 words.

Abstract and Keywords

The first page of the manuscript should contain the title and and an abstract of not more than 200 words.

The abstract should be sufficiently comprehensible to enable any reader of the journal to judge the paper's potential interest. Abstracts should not contain references. Authors should also provide 3-6 key words defining the essential content of the paper.


References should be included from ALL appropriate sources and should be readily accessible to readers.
In writing your paper you are encouraged to review or reference papers in the area you are addressing previously published in the journal. This provides coherence and continuity for our readers.

References should be indicated in the text by author name(s) followed by date of publication, all in parenthesis, for example (Brown & Allen, 2001) or for a work by more than two authors (Van der Meer et al, 2005). In a list of references within the text put oldest first. At the end of the article references should be listed (unnumbered) ordered alphabetically by author name. For papers with six authors or fewer, give the full list of authors here; for papers with more than six authors, use the form Van der Meer et al. If more than one reference has identical date and authorship use a, b, ... after the date to distinguish, for example (Allen, 2001a).

If a statement is made alleging that an author has said something or holds a particular view, possibly controversial, the page number of the referenced work MUST be quoted.

Please adopt the following style for listing references:


(Journal titles should not be abbreviated):
FARBEY B, LAND FF and TARGETT D (1995) A taxonomy of information systems applications: the benefits' evaluation ladder. European Journal of Information Systems 4(1), 41-50.

Online Articles

BUSQUETS, J (2010) Orchestrating Smart Business Network dynamics for innovation. European Journal of Information Systems advance online publication 13 April, doi: 10.1057/ejis.2010.19.


WALSHAM G (1993) Interpreting Information Systems in Organizations. Wiley, Chichester.

Paper/chapter in a contributed volume:

HUBERMAN AM and MILES MB (1994) Data Management and analysis methods. In Handbook of Qualitative Research (DENZIN NK and LINCOLN YS, Eds), pp 428-444, Sage, Thousand Oaks, California.

Unpublished reports and theses (which should be available on request):
MOURTOS I (2003). Integer and constraint programming methods for mutually orthogonal latin squares. PhD thesis, University of London.

Internet sites:

References to internet sites should be quoted in the normal way in the text e.g. Williams (2006). In the reference list the full URL must be given, followed by the date that the website was accessed.

George V and Vaughn R (2003). Application of Lightweight Formal Methods in Recruitment Engineering., accessed 15 August 2006.

Conference Paper

HUBER G (1991) We can do better: integrating theories of novel organizations, new organizational forms and information technology. In Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Information Systems (DEGROSS J, BENBASAT I, DESANCTIS G and BEATH C, Eds), p 416, ACM Publications, Baltimore, Maryland.