Journal of Information Technology Impact
ISSN 1098-139X
 
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Types of manuscripts:

The Journal considers for publication full-length articles and short-length articles of 1000 to 2000 words. Short-length articles can generally be published sooner than full length articles. All material submitted will be acknowledged on receipt. Full-length articles are subject to peer review. Copies of the referees' comments will be forwarded electronically to the author along with the editor's decision.

Copyright:

No article can be published unless accompanied by a signed publication agreement, which serves as a transfer of copyright from author to the Journal. A publication agreement may be obtained here. Only original papers will be accepted and copyright in published papers will be vested in the publisher. It is the author's responsibility to obtain written permission to reproduce material that has appeared in another publication.

Format of submitted material:

All manuscripts must be submitted via e-mail in one of the following formats: ASCII, RTF, or Microsoft Word. The beginning of the manuscript must bear the title of the paper and the full names of the authors as well as their affiliations, full postal and e-mail addresses. In the case of multiple authors, please indicate which author is to receive correspondence. Financial support may be acknowledged within the article to avoid footnotes. A list of 3 to 5 keywords (not used in the title) along with an informative abstract of 200 words or less is required for full-length articles.

Style:

In general, the style should follow the forms given in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Washington, DC).

Organization:

In general, the background and purpose of the article should be stated first, followed by details of the methods, materials, procedures, and equipment used. Findings, discussion and conclusions should follow in that order. Appendices are not encouraged. The APA Publication Manual should be consulted for details as needed.

Figures:

Figures should be kept to a minimum and be used only when absolutely necessary. They should be prepared and submitted in one of the following forms: JPEG File Interchange (jpg), Compuserve GIF (gif), Windows Bitmaps (bmp), Tagged Image File (tif), PC Paintbrush (pcx). In any case images should not exceed width of 450 pixels.

Bibliography:

The accuracy and completeness of the references is the responsibility of the author. References to personal letters, paper presented at meetings, and other unpublished material may be included. If such material may be of help in the evaluation of the paper, copies should be made available to the Editor. Papers which are part of a series should include a citation of the previous paper. Explanatory material may be appended to the end of a citation to avoid footnotes in text. The format for citations in text for bibliographic references follows the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Citation of an author's work in the text should follow the author-date method of citation; the surname of the author(s) and the year of publication should appear in text. For example,

   Paisley (1993) found that...
Recent research has shown that...(Schauder, 1994)
In other work (Gordon & Lenk, 1992; Harman, 1991)...
Examples of citations to a journal article, a book, a chapter in a book, and published proceedings of a meeting follow:
   Buckland, M., & Gey, F. (1994). The relationship
between recall and precision. Journal of the
American Society for Information Science, 45, 12-19.

Borgman, C.L. (Ed.). (1990). Scholarly
communication and bibliometrics. London: Sage.

Bauin, S., & Rothman, H. (1992). "Impact" of
journals as proxies for citation counts. In P.
Weingart, R. Sehringer, & M. Winterhager (Eds.),
Representations of science and technology (pp.
225-239). Leiden: DSWO Press.

In case of any question about bibliographic forms, refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th edition, Washington, DC, 2001. Copies may be ordered from: APA Order Department, P.O. Box 92984, Washington, DC 20090-2984, USA. Additionally, reference examples for electronic source materials can be found at the APA web site at http://www.apastyle.org/elecsource.html

Contact Information:

Each paper should include author contact information in the following format.

   
   Dr. John Doe is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer   
   Sciences, Mega University. He can be reached at: 1234 N. Main St.,    
   Mega Hall, Philadelphia, PA 12345-1234, USA. Email: doe@mega.edu;   
   Phone: +(215) 555-5555; Fax: +(215) 555-5555. 
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