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Author Guidelines

Prospective authors for PAJAIS publications should follow the PAJAIS Submission Style document stored here, as Microsoft Word document file.

Articles are to be electronically submitted in Word or PDF format on the PAJAIS website. Before submission, the author has to register a personal account and provide personal information. Any article can only be submitted when the author logs in the account. The bodies of articles may include text, figures, and tables only in order to ensure the widest accessibility. The body of the article should represent a stand-alone document. Technical material (tables, figures, and graphics) should be uploaded as one or more supplements on the PAJAIS website. The official language of the Journal of AIS is English. However, the Journal will also include selected paper in other languages with abstracts written in English. In general, articles will be available in PDF and HTML versions. Reviews will be double blind. Authors will not know who reviews their papers and reviewers will not know the names of the authors. The associate editor and senior editor may be aware of names of authors. Only the chief editor knows the names of all involved. The time required for review will vary, depending on the types of materials being reviewed (see the scope of the Journal). However, the average of time will not exceed six months. Authors can access the article review status and Reviewers’ comments via the personal account on the Journal website. The Journal does not charge any fees to review manuscripts.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Submission of an article to PAJAIS implies the authors’ certification that the manuscript is not copyrighted and is not currently under review by other journal or conference proceedings.

Articles accepted for publication in the PAJAIS are copyrighted by the Electronic Commerce Research Center of the National Sun-Yat-Sen University. All authors of accepted articles are required to sign copyright release forms before publication of their papers.

When their manuscripts are under review prior to acceptance, Authors have every right to post manuscripts on their own Websites, or for non-commercial personal or classroom use. Once a paper is accepted for publication in PAJAIS, all authors must clearly note that PAJAIS owns the copyright and use for profit is not allowed. The article version must be identical to the final published version, and include a link to PAJAIS.


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.