Introduction and genres of papers

You will be required to write a cover letter following the cover letter template linked below. You will not be able to submit a paper without this letter, so please read the instructions to authors, and the template, carefully.

Articles submitted to EJIS should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for publication in any other journal.

Before submitting manuscripts authors are advised to ensure that they have conformed to the script requirements detailed below. Manuscripts which are incorrectly formatted or do not contain all the required elements may be returned to authors for correction prior to review.

The Journal's Editors and Editorial Board particularly welcome submissions with a critical and empirical view on information systems technology, development, implementation, strategy, management and policy.

We encourage first rate research articles by academics, but also case studies and reflective articles by practitioners. When submitting their paper authors will be asked to choose among the following genres of papers:

  1. Ethnography/Narrative
  2. Empirical Research
  3. Literature Review
  4. Theory Development
  5. Research Essay
  6. Issues and Opinion
  7. Response
  8. Editorial
  9. Guest Editorial

Nevertheless, depending on the review process the Editors may decide to publish the paper in a different category. For a good understanding of the various genres please consult Frantz Rowe's Editorial from issue 21/5, and in particular his Editorial from issue 23/3 for Literature Reviews and Theory Development.

Purely technical manuscripts will not be accepted.

Editorial from 21/5

Editorial from 23/3

Comprehensive Editorial

Submitting a manuscript

Authors should submit papers electronically via the journal's electronic submission system linked below.
The submission system is designed to be self-explanatory but help is available within the submission site via the 'Author Instructions' tab.

Authors should submit a minimum of two files (author information file and article file). For articles and technical notes, they should contain the following elements:

1. Author Information File:

  • the title of the article
  • the author(s)' names and affiliations
  • full contact details (including email, postal address and phone and fax numbers) for the corresponding author
  • short biographies for each author (50 words maximum each) which will appear at the end of the paper

2. Article:

  • the title of the article
  • a summary or abstract of not more than 200 words. This should be self-contained and understandable by the general reader outside the context of the full paper.
  • 3-6 keywords
  • the article in full, including references

3. Figures and Tables

Figures and tables may be uploaded either embedded in the main article file or as separate files.
The authors' names and addresses must not appear in the body of the manuscript, to preserve anonymity. Manuscripts containing author details of any kind will be returned for correction.

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Conditions of Submission

Submission of a paper for refereeing means that the author certifies that the manuscript is his/her own work and that it has not been accepted for publication (or published) by a refereed journal. Papers should not be submitted for consideration to more than more journal simultaneously.