mayo 1, 2009


Instructions for Authors

The Journal of Applied Research & Technology (JART) is indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded and it is published three times a year. High quality original papers on innovative applications of science, development of new technologies or efficient engineering solutions are welcomed.

Each submitted paper is subject to meticulous review procedure performed by three independent anonymous referees appointed and coordinated by the Editor-in-Chief. Their comments are communicated to the author in order to help him to improve the article and at the same time are forming the base of the publication decision made.

The process of the article submission and its consequent evaluation as well as the communication among the Authors, Referees, Editorial Board and Editort-in-Chief, as well as with JART Staff, is highly automated by using online Internet services.

Nevertheless the whole editing could take up to six months without considering the publishing process. To avoid delay in processing your paper, please be guided by the following guidelines for the Manuscript preparation as well use the electonic templates that are available at http://cibernetica.ccadet.unam.mx

The processes for editing and publishing in JART are divided into two phases: Phase 1 that consists in sending the manuscript by the Author(s) and the consequent process of its review, improvement and acceptation or rejection, and Phase 2 dedicated to the publication procedures of the accepted paper.


Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

abril 16, 2009

What’s New?

The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication’s current issue, JCMC 13(1), is the last new issue that will appear on this website. For the past year, JCMC has been available both here and via Blackwell Synergy. Starting in January 2008, new issues will be published only on the Synergy site. The journal’s format will continue to be open access, according to the International Communication Association. Also, on January 1, 2008, Kevin Wright of the University of Oklahoma assumed editorial responsibility for the journal. Please direct all JCMC-related correspondence to him at jcmc @ ou.edu.

Note: All JCMC manuscript submissions, resubmissions, and reviews will continue to be processed through http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jcmc. For more information, see the JCMC guidelines for how to submit a manuscript.

The October 2007 issue brings together another exciting collection of cutting-edge CMC research. The articles in the first half provide scholarly takes on everything from “beeping” on mobile phones to Creative Commons copyright licenses to political blog credibility to the validity of data from the Wayback Machine, as well as new perspectives on issues of perennial concern such as workplace interruption and flaming via CMC. The second half of the issue is devoted to a special theme section on Social Network Sites, guest edited by danah boyd and Nicole Ellison. To our knowledge, this is the first published collection of research into this popular new phenomenon.

desdeJournal of Computer-Mediated Communication.

Journal. The Information Society

marzo 9, 2009

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The Information Society.

The Information Society (TIS) journal, published since 1981, is a key critical forum for leading edge analysis of the impacts, policies, system concepts, and methodologies related to information technologies and changes in society and culture. Some of the key information technologies include computers and telecommunications; the sites of social change include homelife, workplaces, schools, communities and diverse organizations, as well as new social forms in cyberspace.

TIS is a refereed journal that publishes scholarly articles, position papers, debates, short communications and book reviews. TIS is published by Taylor & Francis, who has a long tradition of publishing fine journals.

Instructions for Authors

Submit your manuscript
The Information Society (TIS) is a multidisciplinary refereed journal that provides a forum for thoughtful commentary and discussion of information technology and social change and information policy. It serves as a key critical forum for leading edge analysis of the impacts, policies, system concepts, methodologies related to information technologies and changes in society and culture. Some of the key information technologies include computers and telecommunications; the sites of social change include homelife, workplaces, schools, communities and diverse organizations, as well as new social forms in cyberspace. The journal appeals to scientists, scholars and policymakers in government, education, and industry.

TIS’s articles are typically 8,000-10,000 words long, and are written vividly with coherent analyses and minimal jargon. TIS also publishes shorter “position statements” of up to 4,000 words and debates in a section, called “The Forum.” You can assume that TIS’s readers are familiar with many of the debates and studies of information policy and information technology and social change. They would be interested in reading your article if it helps advance the leading edge studies and discussions. The research literature about these topics is moving rapidly and published in diverse outlets. It helps if you relate your article to recent relevant articles published in TIS (see our bibliography for titles and links to abstracts.)

You can contact the Editor-in-Chief Harmeet Sawhney to discuss your ideas for possible articles or special issues of the journal.

Manuscripts should be submitted in electronic form to the Managing Editor at tisj@indiana.edu.

Review Process
Your article will be previewed in the editorial office for its quality and suitability for publication in The Information Society (TIS). If your article appears to be a work that our readers would be eager to read, it will be sent to an Associate Editor who belongs to TIS’ editorial board to manage the review. You can correspond directly with the Associate Editor who is managing the review of your article about its status and the nature of any changes required for publication.

Taylor & Francis will do everything possible to ensure prompt publication. Therefore, it is required that each submitted manuscript be in complete form. Please take the time to check all references, figures, tables, and text for errors before submission.

Manuscripts will be accepted with the understanding that their content is unpublished and not being submitted for publication elsewhere. All parts of the manuscript, including the title page, abstract, tables, and legends, should be type-written double-spaced on one side of white bond in English. Allow margins of at least 1 in. (3 cm) on all sides of the typed pages. Number manuscript pages consecutively throughout the paper.

Manuscripts should be submitted in electronic form to the Managing Editor in Word or WordPerfect formats. Please do not binhex materials that you are sending to us.

Because of macro viruses, please virus check your document written with Microsoft Word. For authors using Microsoft Word, a preventive software patch is available from Microsoft.

All titles should be as brief as possible, 6 to 12 words. Authors should also supply a shortened version of the title suitable for the running head, not exceeding 50 character spaces.

Include full names of authors, academic and/or other professional affiliations, and the complete mailing address of the author to whom proofs and correspondence should be sent on the title page. Please include your email address and the URL of your home page (if you have one).

Be sure to date the manuscript and any copies of the same draft. Dated manuscripts help distinguish original drafts from revisions, and facilitates the editorial process of review.

Each article should be summarized in an abstract of not more than 150 words. Avoid abbreviations, diagrams, and reference to the text.

Authors must supply from three to ten key words or phrases that identify the most important subjects covered by the paper.

Running Head
Authors should supply a short version of the title suitable for the running head, not exceeding 50 character spaces.

All references should be listed alphabetically at the end of every paper. In the text, references should be cited by author’s last name, year of publication, and page in parentheses.

Journal example:

Buchanan, Thomas. 1985. Commitment and Leisure Behavior: A Theoretical Perspective. Leisure Sciences 7(4):401-420.

Book example:

Kelly, John R. 1982. Leisure. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Multiple authors and editors examples:

Jeong, K. and J. King. 1997. Korea’s national information infrastructure: Vision and issues. In National Information Infrastructure Initiatives, eds. B. Kahin and E. Wilson, III, pp. 112-149. The MIT Press.

Sudweeks, F., M. McLaughlin, and S. Rafaeli, eds. 1997. Network and netplay: Virtual groups on the Internet. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Please refer to the TIS Reference Guide for additional examples.

Illustrations submitted (line drawings, halftones, photos, photomicrographs, etc.) should be clean originals or digital files. Digital files are recommended for highest quality reproduction and should follow these guidelines:

  • 300 dpi or higher
  • Sized to fit on journal page
  • EPS, TIFF, or PSD format only
  • Submitted as separate files, not embedded in text

Color illustration will be considered for publication; however, the author will be required to bear the full cost involved in their printing and publication. The charge for the first figure is $900.00. Subsequent figures, totaling no more than 4 text pages, are $450.00 each. Good quality color prints should be provided in their final size. Figures needing reduction or enlargement will be charged an additional 25 percent. The publisher has the right to refuse publication of any prints deemed unacceptable.

Tables and Figures
Tables and figures should not be embedded in the text, but should be included at the end of the paper after the references section. All tables and figures must be discussed or mentioned in the text and numbered in order of mention. A short descriptive title should appear above each table with a clear legend, and any footnotes suitably identified below. All units must be included. Every table should be fully understandable even without reference to the text. Figures should be completely labeled, taking into account necessary size reduction.

Book Reviews
All book reviews are solicited. If you wish to be placed on the list of potential book reviewers, please send your qualifications and areas of specialty to the book review editor. Please contact Kathryn Clodfelter regarding book reviews.

When your manuscript is accepted for publication


Now there are a few things to take care of before your paper appears in The Information Society:

Permission to Reprint
If any figure, table, or more than a few lines of text from previously published material are included in a manuscript the author must obtain written permission for republication from the copyright holder and forward a copy to the editorial office..

Transfer of Copyright Agreement
Under the copyright law, the transfer of copyright from author to publisher must be explicitly stated to enable the publisher to ensure maximum dissemination of the author’s work. Please fill out the Copyright Release Form, fax one copy to Harmeet Sawhney’s attention at (812) 855-7955.

Page Proofs
All proofs must be corrected and returned to the publisher within 48 hours of receipt. If the manuscript is not returned within the allotted time, the editor will proofread the article and it will be printed per his instruction. Only correction of typographical errors is permitted. The author will be charged for additional alterations to text at the proof stage.

Each author of the article will receive a complete copy of the issue in which the article appears, up to a total of 3 copies per article. The corresponding author is responsible for distribution of copies to coauthors. Offprints of an individual article may be ordered from Taylor & Francis. Use the offprint order form included with page proofs.

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