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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.
  • The article has been prepared using the IJMIS template.
  • The article has a maximum of 6.000 words, excluding bibliographical references.
  • All citations and bibliographical references have been prepared in accordance with the adapted APA 7th style, provided in the IJMIS template.
  • The submitted article is "blind", i.e. does not include any author information that may allow identifying the authors.
  • The article is original, i.e. has been developed by the authors based on original research and has not been published entirely or in part in any other journal or book.
  • If the article has been previously presented in a conference, an e-mail has been sent to the primary contact of IJMIS to inform about that.
  • All authors of the article had a relevant and important contribution to the development of the article.
  • This submission is performed with the previous agreement of all authors.

Author Guidelines

We only publish articles in English.

Articles submitted to IJMIS should be original and not previously published in its current form or in part in any other journal or book. When articles were previously presented at a conference, authors should disclaim that information and inform the editors, but not include it in the blind-version of the article.

All articles should respect the code of ethics disclosed on IJMIS site and, preferably, authors should double-check their article with a plagiarism tool before submission. 

The blind-version of the article, submitted for review purposes cannot include any element that could allow author identification and must be prepared using the IJMIS template

All information for authors is available here: https://proa.ua.pt/index.php/ijmis/information/authors

The review process is a critical aspect during the publication process of an article. It helps the editors to decide upon publishing or not an article and also enables the author to improve the manuscript.

Reviewers who do not feel qualified to review an article or have no availability should notify the editor and request to be removed from the review process. Reviewers should not accept to review articles with which they have conflicts of interest as a result of their collaboration or relationship with authors, companies or institutions that have a direct link to the research.

Any article received for review should be treated as confidential. Privileged data or ideas obtained through peer reviews should be kept confidential and should not be used for reviewers' benefit.

Reviews should be honest and clear, focusing on the elements that can be improved and indicating parts of the article which are not in line with high academic standards or with the current knowledge in the field.

In reviewing an article, reviewers should always consider the originality of the research presented, the relevance of the topic, the contribution to knowledge, the quality of the research, as well as its transparence and clarity of the academic discourse. 

Reviewers may suggest additional research articles that authors may analyze to improve their articles, however they should avoid suggesting references to their own research.

Reviewers should use a positive and empathic discourse in the feedback given to authors, independenly of the decision to publish, to ask for further reviews or to reject, and they should provide enough details for authors to be able to improve their article. 

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