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Guide for Authors

Editorial Policy

  1. The Editors will be pleased to receive invited and unsolicited manuscripts, in English, from all parts of the world, that addresses the issues of Information Technology for development in general and the issues of electronic government and policies in particular.
  2. Manuscripts for publication should be sent to the Editor, or a member of the Editorial Board.
  3. Invited papers, as well as unsolicited articles, are subject to the (double-blind) refereeing process. All papers are sent out anonymously to members of the Editorial Board and perhaps to other readers as well.
  4. The criterion for acceptance will be appropriateness to the field, taking into account the merit of content and presentation.
  5. Submission of a manuscript clearly implies commitment to publish in this journal. Previously published papers and papers under review by another journal are unacceptable.
  6. Letters to the Editor should not exceed 400 words in length and may be: (a) comments or criticisms of articles recently published in the journal; and (b) announcements of developments and issues warranting the attention of readers.

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Manuscript Requirements

  1. Submit in the form of an MS Word file attached to an e-mail (details of both formats in Author Guidelines) to the Editor, or a member of the Editorial Board.
  2. All papers must include an abstract, not exceeding 150 words, and a biographical statement not exceeding 100 words.
  3. To ensure anonymity in the review of manuscripts, keep identifying material out of the manuscript. Attach a cover page giving authorship, institutional affiliation, and a biographical statement, and provide only the title as identification on the manuscript and abstract.
  4. The manuscript must be typed, double-spaced (including indented material, notes, and references) on 8 x 11 inch white opaque paper using one side only. Lines must not exceed 6 inches. Margins must be a minimum of 1 inch.
  5. Type each table on a separate page. Insert location note at the proper place in text, e.g. "Table 2 about here".
  6. Cited notes and references must be sequentially numbered in the manuscript and gathered at the end under the heading "Notes and References". These should be typed double-spaced and conform to the style used by the American Psychological Association. Some examples follow.

    Journal article: Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (2003). Title of article. International Journal of e-Governance, 1, (1), xxx-xxx.

    Book: Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (2002). Title of book (2nd ed.). Location: Publisher.

    Chapter in edited book: Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (2002). Title of chapter. In A. Editor, B. Editor, & C. Editor, Title of book (pp. xxx-xxx). Location: Publisher.

    URL: Federal Depository Library Program. Managing the FDLP electronic collection: a policy and planning document. Available at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/fdlp/ecplan.html. Accessed January 29, 2001.

  7. Upon acceptance, authors should supply the Editor with a paper copy of the manuscript and an IBM compatible computer disk with all text files spell-checked and stripped of any embedded graphics (equations, graphs, charts, line drawings, or illustrations). This text file must be marked as to the placement of all graphics. All text files must be saved as WordPerfect, MS Word, or ASCII.
  8. Figures (graphs, charts, line drawings, or illustrations) must be camera ready, preferably drawn in India ink. Original or glossy print of each figure will be required if the manuscript is accepted. If this is not possible, please send the Editor a separate graphics file as either an encapsulated postscript (eps) or tagged image file format (tiff).