Guidelines for submissions

2013-10-10

Different types of contributions may be submitted: research papers; tutorial/survey; research note/short papers; software/algorithms; addendum/corrections; datasets.

General guidelines

Word count:

  • Full paper: 4,000 to 8,000 words (body text; excluding title, abstract, captions, references)
  • Short paper: 1,800 to 3,600 words (body text; excluding title, abstract, captions, references)

Each article should contain the following information:

  • title (maximum 10 words)
  • complete contact information for all authors
  • an informative abstract (75 to 200 words) presenting the main points of the paper and conclusions
  • descriptive keywords (3 to 6)
  • main body of paper
  • conclusions
  • references
Style guidelines

Download the template file for IJSG articles

Double-blind review

The identity of the authors is concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa. The authors should should thus submit:

  • Title page, with authors' names, affiliations, acknowledgements and any Declaration of Interest statement, and a complete address for the corresponding author including an e-mail address.
  • Blinded manuscript, the body of the paper (including the references, figures, etc.) without any identifying information (e.g., the authors' names or affiliations).
Online submission

Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in as an author and begin the five-step submission process.