The Journal of Computer Information Systems (JCIS) is the official publication of the International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS) published on a quarterly basis. The Journal is a refereed publication containing articles related to information systems and technology research including innovative and advanced technologies. Listed below are the guidelines that must be followed when submitting a manuscript to be reviewed for publication in JCIS.
Note: JCIS does not accept letters of inquiry, abstracts, or topic proposals for pre-evaluation of papers to determine their suitability for possible review/publication. Authors must review the JCIS suggested topics available at http://www.iacis.org/jcis/jci_cfp/JCIS_CFP.pdf and submit their finished work for possible review/publication to the JCIS Paper and Review Submission System.
Electronic Submission: Authors submit their manuscripts (in MS Word Format) electronically using the JCIS paper submission and review system.
Originality: All manuscripts must be the authors' original, unpublished work. The manuscript must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Copyright: The paper does not infringe the copyright, or violate other rights, of any third party.
Permissions: Permissions to use reprinted material, adapted material, and material owned by other parties are the sole responsibility of the authors.
Previous Research: Authors may NOT submit papers that are published in conference proceedings without considerable changes from the earlier version. If a complete new version of such paper is accepted for publication in JCIS, the author(s) must acknowledge its earlier version and source of publication in the final revised paper.
Research Code of Conduct: By submitting a manuscript to JCIS, author(s) confirm that the research described in the paper complies with the "Code of Research Conduct" such as the one prepared by the AIS.
Blinding Manuscript Submission: Authors(s) must remove any identifying information (name, affiliation, etc.) from the paper prior to submission. Information regarding authors is collected by the system on the manuscript submission form. Authors should not indicate on their resume or website that a paper is under review at JCIS.
Changed Authorship: Please be advised that JCIS does NOT allow any resubmission or final submission with changed authorship from the 1st submission.
Manuscript Length: Articles should be approximately 10 - 15 pages (Single-spaced). The entire manuscript (including tables and references) must not exceed 8,000 words.
Manuscript Format: One column, 12-point font, and one-inch margins.
Title Length: The manuscript title must not exceed eight (10) words.
Abstract: An abstract of no more than 150 words is required.
Keywords: A set of key words to serve as indicators on the paper's contents should follow the abstract.
Headings Format: Center primary headings in all caps. Place secondary headings at the left margin. DO NOT number headings and subheadings.
Tables and Figures: Tables and figures must be prepared and captioned exactly as they are to appear in the Journal. They must be numbered consecutively in the text.
References: References must be complete and listed alphabetically at the end of the text according to the first author's last name. Each reference should be preceded by a number enclosed in square brackets. Citations in the text, referring to this list, should be made as numbers in square brackets, e.g., . Journal references must follow the format:
Journal references must follow the format:
 Author's last name, initials. "title," journal name (italicized) volume:issue (enclosed in parentheses), year, page number(s).
Book references must follow the format:
 Author's last name, initials. book title (italicized), publisher, city, state, year, page numbers(s).
Proceedings references must follow the format:
 Author's last name, initials. "title," name of proceedings, conference city, state: conference date, page number(s).
Manuscripts will be reviewed by the JCIS Screening Committee within a week from submission. The Editor-in-Chief will contact the corresponding author with news of whether or not the submission will be advanced to the first round of blind reviews (or is being rejected as not suitable for publication in the journal). Typically, the blind review process takes approximately six to eight weeks. The JCIS does not process any submission that does not comply with complete requirements of submission guidelines.
Contributors of articles accepted for publication will receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which their article appears.
IACIS does not assume responsibility for views or opinions expressed by contributors to the Journal of Computer Information Systems.