InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact



Submission of Articles

Full papers of approximately 5000-8000 words (10-15 pages), written in conventional academic style will be blind reviewed by at least two referees who are knowledgeable in the field, with a third referee being appointed if necessary. 

Short papers of approximately 2000-5000 words (4-10 pages) will be subjected to a less rigorous review process appropriate to the subject matter and content. These papers may be case studies, white papers, position papers, and similar texts. Other types of paper may be acceptable, but consult the editors.

Format of Submissions

All articles to be considered for the Journal must be submitted via the PROSE online submission facility as PDF documents.  Articles must be prepared to the following format. Submissions in formats other than that specified may be rejected without being reviewed.

Text Format
- Margins: 4cm top, bottom, left and right.
- Paper size: A4
- Font: Times Arial throughout
- Article Title: 14 point, bold, centred
- Article Authors: 10 point, bold, centred
- Authors Affiliations (university or company - optional): 10 point, italic, centred
- Affiliations may be numbered with a superscript index.
- Text of abstract/summary: 10 point, italic, justified
- Sub-headings: 10 point, left justified, bold.
- Sub-headings should be numbered and placed on a separate line without indentation.
- Use only one or two levels of sub-headings.

- One blank line between title and authors (10 point)
- One blank line between authors and affiliations (10 point)
- Two blank lines between affiliations and start of abstract text
- One blank line (10 point) before and after each sub-heading

- The paper should be in single column format throughout (i.e. not two-column style as required by, for example, the IEEE)

Sections in the Paper
- The contents of the paper should be as expected for an academic publication.
- The following sections are suggested for guidance:-
-- Abstract/Summary
-- Introduction including aims
-- Background
-- Body of text (divided by numbered sub-headings) including results and discussion
-- Conclusions
-- References

- Tables should be numbered in sequence, Table 1, Table 2 etc
- Each table should have a brief explanatory title.
- The text should refer to each table and explain its significance.

Figures (including Diagrams and Graphs)
- Figures should be numbered in sequence, Figure 1, Figure 2 etc
- Each Figure should have a brief explanatory title.
- The text should refer to each table and explain its significance.
- Electronic images should be provided at an adequately high resolution.

- Citations in the text should be made using numbers in square brackets e.g.
‘Many examples of the phenomenon have been described in the literature [4, 5, 6].’

- All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references following the text of the manuscript using this style:-

4. Rodgers, W. and Negash, S. The effects of web-based technologies on knowledge transfer, Communications of the ACM, ACM Press. Vol 50:7, pp. 117-122 (2007)
5. Gupta, A. and Seshasai, S. 24-hour knowledge factory: Using Internet technology to leverage spatial and temporal separations, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), ACM Press. Vol 7:3 (2007)
6. Ghose, S. and Dou, W. Interactive functions and their impacts on the appeal of Internet presence sites. Journal of Advertising Research. Vol 38, pp. 29–43 (1998)