Submission Guidelines for Special Section of
International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management

Submission of Manuscripts
Initial extended abstract/full paper submission should be sent via the Conference Online Submission System.

Guide for Invited Submission for Formal Review

Please submit your manuscript with a cover letter/e-mail containing the following imperative statements: (Click here for a sample cover letter/e-mail.)

1. Title and the central theme of the article.
2. Which subject/theme of the Journal the material fits.
3. Why the material is important in its field and why the material should be published in this Journal.
4. Nomination of up to four recognized experts who would be considered appropriate to review the submission. Please state (1) the names, title, addresses, phone, fax, and email addresses of these reviewers, (2) the expertise of each reviewer relating to your paper, and (3) your relationship with each of them. An attempt will be made to select at least one of the reviewer nominations.
5. The fact that the manuscript contains original unpublished work and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere

Note that author name(s) must not appear anywhere else in the manuscript except in the title page and the reference list (if cited). No information can be placed in the properties of the manuscript's electronic file. Inappropriate submissions will be returned to authors. Factors leading to this action include submission with improper or no cover letter, excessive length, technically inappropriate material, single spaced body of text, subject of no interest to readers, manuscripts simultaneously submitted to other publications, and manuscripts not adhering to author guidelines. Non-English speaking author should have his/her paper proofread by a professional technical writer for grammatical and spelling corrections as well as the readability of the paper, before submitting it to the Editor.

A complete submission must include: (1) the cover letter, (2) the title page, and (3) the manuscript without authors' names in three separate MS-Word files. These files should be submitted electronically to :

Dr. Houn-Gee Chen
Guest Editor
E-mail: [email protected]

Guide for Authors

Formal conditions of acceptance
  • Papers will only be published in English.
  • Each typescript must be accompanied by a statement that it has not been submitted for publication elsewhere in English. [see sample cover letter/e-mail]
  • Previous presentation at a conference, or publication in another language, should be disclosed.
  • All papers are refereed, and the Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to refuse any typescript, whether on invitation or otherwise, and to make suggestions and/or modifications before publication.
  • Typescripts which have been accepted become the property of the publisher. It is a condition of acceptance that copyright shall be vested in the publisher. Click here for the Assignment of Copyright statement.
  • The publisher shall furnish authors of accepted papers with proofs for the correction of printing errors. The proofs shall be returned within 14 calendar days of submittal. The publishers shall not be held responsible for errors which are the result of authors' oversights.
Typescript preparation
  • The original typescript should be submitted electronically in A4 size format, with double-spaced typing and a wide margin on the left, following the submission requirements described on the Journal's website.
  • A final paper which would exceed 6000 words or occupy more than 15 pages of the Journal may be returned for abridgement.
  • A complete typescript should include, in the following order: title, author(s), address(es), abstract, keywords, biographical notes, introduction, text, acknowledgements, references and notes, tables, figure captions, figures.

Electronic copy
  • The preferred word processing program is Microsoft's Word or Word for Windows.
  • Figures in the final accepted manuscript may be included in the electronic text file and also provided as separate files, but must also be accompanied by high-resolution hard copy printout.
International context
  • It should not be assumed that the reader is familiar with specific national institutions or corporations.
  • Countries and groupings of countries should be referred to by their full title (for example, 'China', 'Europe' and 'America' are all ambiguous).
  • Special attention should be paid to identifying units of currency by nationality.
  • Acronyms should be translated in full into English. (See also 'Translated works' below.)
Title, abstract, keywords, addresses, biographical notes

Please assist us by following these guidelines:

  • Title : as short as possible
  • Abstract: approximately 100 words, maximum 150
  • Keywords : approximately 10 words or phrases
  • Address : position, department, name of institution, full postal address
  • Biographical notes : approximately 100 words per author, maximum 150.

References and notes

Inderscience journal uses a numbering system in which references and notes are placed in the same sequence.

  • In the text, a reference is indicated by a number in square brackets, e.g. [3]. This system avoids footnotes. Full references and short notes should then be placed in number order at the end of the text.
  • References should be made only to works that are published, accepted for publication (not merely 'submitted'), or available through libraries or institutions. Any other source should be qualified by a note regarding availability.
  • Full reference should include all authors' names and initials, year of publication, title of paper, title of publication (underlined), volume and issue number (of a journal), publisher and form (book, conference proceedings), page numbers.  [see sample citations]
  • Notes should make a specific point, and be short and succinct. 

  • All illustrations, whether diagrams or photographs, are referred to as Figures and are numbered sequentially. Please place them at the end of the paper, rather than interspersed in text.
  • Originals of line diagrams will be photographically reduced and used directly. All artwork for figures must be black and white and prepared to the highest possible standards. Bear in mind that lettering may be reduced in size by a factor of 2 or 3, and that fine lines may disappear.
Translated works
  • Difficulty often arises in translating acronyms, so it is best to spell out an acronym in English (for example, IIRP - French personal income tax).
  • Similarly, labels and suffixes need careful attention where the letters refer to words which have been translated.
  • The names of mathematical functions may change in translation - check against an English or American mathematical reference text.
Units of measurement
  • Inderscience journal follows the Système International for units of measurement.
  • Imperial units will be converted, except where conversion would affect the meaning of a statement, or imply a greater or lesser degree of accuracy.