Submitting LaTeX Files

NEW: Authors wishing to submit LaTeX files should note the following:

  1. Upload your article in PDF format. Authors are responsible for compiling PDF files from the original LaTeX files. Figures should be included in the compiled PDF and should not be uploaded as individual files. In the submission system choose 'Article file' as the file type.
  2. In addition, upload your original LaTeX files in a zipped folder. (including article, figure, bibliography and library files). In the submission system choose 'LaTeX files in zipped folder' as the file label.
  3. Submit an author information file as described above.

Please note that PDF submissions are only accepted when accompanied by a zipped folder containing source LaTeX files. PDF submissions not accompanied by LaTeX files will be returned to authors for correction and resubmission prior to review.

Please note this journal does not have a LaTeX template.

Language and Presentation

Submissions should be written in English of a good standard. Authors may use UK or US spellings.

Manuscripts may be submitted in 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.

Mathematical expressions and Greek or other symbols should be written clearly with ample spacing. Use widely accepted symbols and abbreviations, following the style of BS 1991 Part 2 1954.

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

Abstract and Keywords

The first page of the manuscript should contain an abstract of not more than 150 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.

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 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).

Please adopt the following style for listing references:

Journal Article

LANE D C, MONEFELDT C and ROSENHEAD J V (2000) Looking in the wrong place for healthcare improvements: A system dynamics study of an accident and emergency department. Journal of the Operational Research Society 51(5): 518-531.

Journal article, advance online publication

SUNYOUNG C and MATHIASSEN L (2007) The role of industry infrastructure in telehealth innovations: a multi-level analysis of a telestroke program. European Journal of Information Systems advance online publication 13 April, doi:10.1057/palgrave.ejis.3000718


ZIELINSKI, K, DUPLAGA M and INGRAM D (2006) Information Technology Solutions for Healthcare. Springer-Verlag, London.

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.

Conference Paper

ELDABI T and PAUL RJ (2001) A proposed approach for modeling healthcare systems for understanding. In: PETERS BA, SMITH JS, MEDEIROS DJ and ROHRER MW (Eds). Proceedings of the 2001 Winter Simulation Conference. Piscataway: NJpp. 1412–1420.

Unpublished reports/theses

POULOUDI A (1998) Stakeholder analysis for interorganisational information systems in healthcare. PhD Thesis, Department of Information Systems, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London.


NHS Modernisation Agency (2004). 10 High Impact Changes for service improvement and delivery., accessed 12 October 2010