Submission Guidelines for Special Section in
Journal of Global Information Management
An official publication of the Information Resources Management Association

Guide for Initial Submission

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 The fact that the manuscript contains original unpublished work and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere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. Thompson S.H. Teo
Guest Editor
E-mail: [email protected]

Guidelines for Manuscript Submissions

Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts for possible publication in the Journal of Global Information Management (JGIM). The Journal publishes original material concerned with all aspects of global information management in three broad areas: Global Information Systems in Business Functions; Information Technology in Specific Regions of the World; Management of Global Information Resources and Applications. The mission of JGIM is to be the primary forum for researchers and practitioners to disseminate the evolving knowledge in these broad categories. We invite original contributions concerning any aspect of global information management from both scholars and practitioners.

The Journal's coverage is increasingly international and cross functional. Topics are far ranging and can be specific to the sections within each of the three mentioned categories. Manuscripts describing the use of innovative methodologies in international research are sought. Articles that include a comparison of data gathered from multiple countries and cultures are especially encouraged. Results should attempt to draw conclusions of a cross-cultural nature. Authors of single country studies are requested to extend their findings, where possible, to include implications to global information management practice and research. Topics should be drawn from the following categories: Global IT and Government; Global IT in Library and Information Management; Global Telecommunications, Electronic Commerce and Data Security; Culture and IT Diffusion; Global Qualitative IS Research and IT in Education; IT in the Asia Pacific; IT in Europe; IT in the Middle East and Africa; IT in Latin and North Americas; Global Marketing and Human Resources Information Systems; Global Manufacturing and R&D Information Systems; Global Enterprise Systems and E-Commerce.

In general, we seek original contributions concerning any aspect of global information resources management dealing with development, usage, failure, success, policies, strategies, and applications of this valuable organization resource. The Journal invites contributions from both scholars and practitioners involved in research, management, and the utilization of information resources.

Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished manuscripts will be considered. Furthermore, simultaneous submissions are not acceptable. Submission of a manuscript is interpreted as a statement of certification that no part of the manuscript is copyrighted by any other publication nor is under review by any other formal publication. It is the primary responsibility of the author to obtain proper permission for the use of any copyrighted materials in the manuscript, prior to the submission of the manuscript.

Submitted manuscripts must be written in the APA (American Psychological Association) editorial style. References should relate only to material cited within the manuscript and be listed in alphabetical order, including the author's name, complete title of the cited work, title of the source, volume, issue, year of publication, and pages cited.

Please do not include any abbreviations. See the following examples:
Example 1: Single author periodical publication. Smith, A.J. (1993). Databases and organizations. Database Ideology Review. 16(2), 1-15.
Example 2: Multiple authors periodical publication. Smith, A.J., & Brown, CJ. (1991). Organizations and Database Management. Data Source, 10(4), 77-88.
Example 3: Books. Smith, A.J. (1989). Database Booklet. New York: J.J. Press.

State author's name and year of publication where you use the source in the text. See the following examples:
Example 1: In most organizations, data resources are considered to be a major resource (Brown, 1992; Smith, 1993).
Example 2: Brown (1989) states that the value of data is recognized by most organizations.

The author's name, date of publication, and the page(s) on which the quotation appears in the original text should follow direct quotations of another author's work.
Example 1: Brown (1989) states that "the value of data is realized by most organizations" (p. 45).
Example 2: "In most organizations, data resources are considered to be a major organization asset" (Smith, 1993, pp. 35-36) and must be carefully monitored by the senior management.

For more information please consult the APA manual or review previous issues of the Journal of Global Information Management

Review process
To ensure the high quality of published material, JGIM utilizes a group of experts to review submitted manuscripts. Upon receipt of the manuscript, two reviewers are selected from the Editorial Review Board of the Journal. The selection is based upon the particular area of expertise of the reviewers, matched to the subject matter of the submission. An additional ad-hoc reviewer is also selected to review the manuscript. Therefore, each submission is accordingly blind reviewed by at least three reviewers. Revised manuscripts will be reviewed again by the original review panel with the addition of one new reviewer. Return of a manuscript to the author(s) for revision does not guarantee acceptance of the manuscript for publication. The final decision will be based upon the comments of the reviewers, upon their second review of the revised manuscript.

Authors are asked to sign a warranty and copyright agreement upon acceptance of their manuscript, before the manuscript can be published. The publisher, Idea Group Publishing Company, reserves all copyrights, including translation of the published material into other languages. Upon transfer of the copyright to the publisher, no part of the manuscript may be reproduced in any form without written permission of the publisher, except for noncommercial, educational use such as for classroom teaching purposes.

Authors are asked to submit via e-mail their manuscripts for possible publication. E-mail attachments should be in Word 97 or Rich Text Format (RTF). Submission MUST clearly state the category (Research Article or Research Note) that the paper is being submitted to. Manuscripts must be typewritten in English on 81/2" x 11 " white paper, one side only, double-spaced, with adequate margins. A separate cover page with the author's name, affiliation, address, and telephone number should accompany manuscripts. The author's names should not be included anywhere in the manuscript except on the cover page. Manuscripts must also be accompanied by an abstract of 100-150 words, precisely summarizing the mission and object of the

For Research Articles, the length of the submitted manuscript is not specifically limited, however, the length should be reasonable in light of the chosen topic. Discussion and analysis should be complete, but not unnecessarily long or repetitive. Research Note submissions should ideally be approximately 2,500 words.

Acknowledgment via email regarding the receipt of the manuscript will be promptly sent The review process will take approximately 8-16 weeks, and the author will be notified concerning the possibility of publication of the manuscript as soon as the review process is completed. All correspondence will be directed to the author who originally submitted the manuscript. It is the responsibility of this author to communicate with the other author(s), if applicable. Authors of accepted manuscript will be asked to provide a final copy of their manuscript in Word2000 format (either IBM or Apple Macintosh format) stored on a 3.5" disk, accompanied by a hard copy of the manuscript and the signed copy of the Warranty and Copyright Agreement.
The accepted manuscript will be edited by the Journal copy editor for format and style.

Case studies
JGIM also encourages submission of case studies based on actual cases related to different issues and aspects of global  information management. Case studies must provide adequate information regarding the organization upon which the case is based, discussion of the issues involved, coverage of any experiments or trials of techniques or managerial approaches, and finally, discussion of any lessons learned or conclusions drawn from this study.