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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 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.
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word doc (or docx) format. Please do not submit pdf, rtf, txt or LaTeX files.
- All URL addresses in the text (e.g., http://www.ejisdc.org) are activated and ready to click.
- The text is single-spaced and single-columned; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); with figures and tables placed within the text, rather than at the end.
Please see recent articles published by the journal for a guide to publication style. As a brief guide, here is how we format journal articles, books, conference papers and websites:
Tessler, S., Barr, A. and Hanna, N. (2003) National Software Industry Development: Considerations for Government Planners. Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries. 13, 10, 1-17.
Schumpeter, J.A. (1934) The Theory of Economic Development. Cambridge Mass., Harvard University Press.
Xia, E.J., Zhang, M., Zhu, H.J. and Jia, S.N. (2012) Research on the Performance of Innovation Subjects in Different Innovation Models. 19th International Conference on Management Science and Engineering. Dallas, September 20-22.
InfoDev/World Bank (2014) Enhancing Access to Finance for Technology Entrepreneurs in Southern Africa, https://www.infodev.org/infodev-files/south_africa_finance_report_web.pdf
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- The authors ensure that the manuscript has been proofread and where necessary copyedited so as to ensure that the English standard is as good as possible. A manuscript that has many grammatical and spelling mistakes, or is otherwise impossible to read, will be rejected without review.
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