International Association for Computer Information Systems
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Submission Guideline - 1st Submission

There are no strict format guidelines for original submissions. Papers normally consist of the following sections: Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Background and literature review, Presentation of the main contribution of the paper, Methodology, Results/Findings, Discussion of Findings, Implications for Research/Practice, Limitations, Conclusions, and References.

Submissions must be in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx). All papers are subject to blind review. Therefore, you must remove any identifying information (name, affiliation, etc.) from the paper prior to submission. Information regarding the authors is collected by the Conference Submission System when the paper is being submitted.

Please note:
  • Papers by more than one author -- all authors must have significantly contributed to the paper
  • Information on financial support (if any) should be provided by authors
  • Auhtors are forbidden to publish the same research in more than one journal
  • In case of detection, all authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes
  • Authors must review the IIS Publication Ethics before submission

Final Paper Formatting Instructions

Language Mechanics: The language of the IACIS Conference is English as it is the most commonly used academic and technical language in the world today. The IIS Editor will not be able to edit the language mechanics of each submission.

Length: Papers must NOT exceed ten (10) single-spaced pages, including tables, figures, references, abstract and keywords list. Abstract only submissions must NOT exceed two (2) pages.

Column: Place text in one (1) column, full justification.

Margins: All four margins (top, bottom, left and right) must be one (l) inch. The page layout and reference defined here generally follow the Guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA) 2001.

Typeface: Must be 10-point Times-Roman type (or very similar typeface) for ALL text.

Page Numbers: DO NOT put page numbers at the top or bottom of the pages. These will be added when IIS is printed.

Page Size: The page size is 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Papers sent with other page sizes will be returned to the author for revision. This is necessary to maintain uniformity across all articles in IIS.

Title: The title must be in l2-point bold type, Times New Roman and centered across the top of the page. The title is to be in all uppercase.

Authors: All names should be centered across the page, supplying the name, university affiliation, and e-mail address in l0-point type bold, italicized, Times News Roman. The e-mail address is to be in lowercase.

Abstract: Please provide a one paragraph (100 - 200 words)abstract, in italics, 10-point type immediately following the names of the authors.

Keywords: Select four to seven keywords that capture the essence of your paper. List the words in decreasing order of importance from left to right immediately below the abstract. Keywords will be used for an electronic index of your paper. Please use initial caps on all keywords.

Tables and Figures: The formatting of tables and figures is left largely up to the authors. Tables and figures should be sized and placed in the body of the paper. Care should be taken so that tables and figures are not separated between pages. Generally, tables and figures should be in Times Roman l0 type, and table column headings should be in bold. Graphics should be clearly rendered so as to yield attractive, readable black-and-white copies. ALL GRAPHICS SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE PAPER AND MUST BE IN BLACK AND WHITE OR SHADES OR GRAY.

References: In-text citations in the body of the paper should be formatted in APA format (ex.: (McKinney, 2015, p. 10). The References at the end of the paper should be in alphabetical order by author's last name. Please type the word REFERENCES (bold, l0 point, Times New Roman) above the reference section.

Footnotes: Footnotes are NOT permitted and will be deleted from your paper. If the Editor cannot readily remove your footnotes, the paper will be returned for you to change and may NOT make the publication deadline.

Final Paper Formatting Instruction Template.