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

The manuscript will be subjected to blind review by up to two referees. Revisions may be required before a decision is made to accept or reject the paper. Please note that once a manuscript has been accepted for publication, no further changes can be made. Therefore please ensure your manuscript is as complete and up to date as possible prior to submission.

Also note that papers submitted to UDI will be assessed for the quality of their written English as part of an initial Quality Check. If the quality of the language is unsuitable for review, we will request that you use a language editing service or similar in order for us to proceed. It is therefore recommended that authors use these services ahead of submission, where appropriate.

Please ensure that all accompanying matter (tables, figures, photographs, necessary permissions and contact details) are enclosed as directed in these Instructions.

Original Articles, Editorials and Guest Editorials

Authors should submit papers electronically via the journal's electronic submission system.

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. 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

2. Article:

  • the title of the article
  • a summary or abstract of not more than 150 words
  • 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.

All tables and figures should also be submitted with captions (including sources and acknowledgements) on a single document for review purposes. Please ensure that Figures and Tables are submitted as either "Figures" or "Tables" file type.

Electronic Submission System

Submitting a book review

Book Reviews should be submitted directly to rather than through the electronic submission system.
Book Reviews should, in general, be no longer than 1500 words and should be developed with reference to the general instructions for authors.

The following information is required about the book being reviewed:
Book Title, Author/s or Editor/s Name/s, Publisher, Year of Publication, Price, Number of pages, ISBN: 000-0-00-000000-0

Book Reviews should consider the:

  • intended audience for the book
  • aims, objectives and key ideas outlined in the book
  • degree to which the writer/s have achieved these aims and objectives
  • strengths and weaknesses of the book with constructive feedback
  • appropriateness of methods and information sources