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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 prepared in Word format on a paper template and according to submission instructions.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines


The introduction should describe the nature of the problem and current state of knowledge; give the statement of the purpose, scope and general methods, and present hypothesis and/or research goals. Paper should demonstrate an adequate understanding of the relevant literature in the field and cite an appropriate range of literature sources. Any significant work should not be ignored.

The introduction should state clearly the objective of the paper as well as the context of the investigation. The literature review should be limited to the articles, books and other items that are relevant to specific research questions addressed. The theoretical framework of the research may contain a full section explaining the motives of the research, identifying a gap in the existing literature of the research, and potential usefulness of proposed theoretical basis.


The empirical section should provide appropriate citations to the methodology used. Paper's argument should be built on an appropriate base of theory, concepts, or other ideas. The research or equivalent intellectual work on which the paper is based should be well designed. Methods employed should be appropriate.


Full details of the analyses and results must be included in the paper itself. Results should be presented clearly and analysed appropriately. Conclusions should adequately tie together the other elements of the paper.


Authors should provide a brief discussion. The research question should be answered. Authors should note the limitations of the study. Results should clearly express its case, measured against the technical language of the field and the expected knowledge of the journal's readership. Attention has to be paid to the clarity of expression and readability, such as sentence structure, jargon use, acronyms, etc.


Conclusion should be based on answering research questions and/or should include results of hypothesis investigation. Authors should note limitations of the study. Further research directions should be proposed.


References within the text

Use authors' last names, with the year of publication in parentheses after the last author's name, e.g., "Fettke et al. (2003)"; alternatively, "(Fettke et al., 2003)". If more than one authors are referenced, use the first author and "et al.". If more than one article by the same author(s) in the same year is cited, the letters a, b, c, etc. should follow the year. Any direct quotation, regardless of length, must be accompanied by a reference citation that includes a page number.

References at the end of the paper

At the end of the paper, a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied. Use the Harvard style for reference. References should not be numbered or bulleted. Use Century Gothic, 10 pt for reference. Citation not older than the last decade should be used as much as possible.


Surname, Initials (year), Title of Book, Publisher, Place of publication.

e.g. Scheer, A. W. (1998). Business Process Engineering Study Edition: Reference Models for Industrial Enterprises, New York, Springer.

Book chapters

Surname, Initials (year), "Chapter title", Editor's Surname, Initials, Title of Book, Publisher, Place of publication, pages.

e.g. Pejic-Bach, M., Draganic, M. (2009), „Some Aspects of Implementing Always-On It-Solutions and Standards in Banking Sector: The Case of Croatia“, in Bajgarić, N. (Ed.), Always-On Enterprise Information Systems for Business Continuance, IGI Global, Hershey, pp.149-175.

For journals

Surname, Initials (year), "Title of article", Journal Name, volume, number, pages.

e.g. Al-Mashari, M. (2003), „A process change-oriented model for ERP application“, International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, Vol. 16 No.1, pp. 39-55.

If the original version of a non-English article is cited in References, please give the original title and put the English translation in the bracket

For published conference proceedings

Surname, Initials (year of publication), "Title of paper", in Surname, Initials (Ed.), Title of published proceeding which may include place and date(s) held, Publisher, Place of publication, Page numbers.

For unpublished conference proceedings

Surname, Initials (year), "Title of paper", paper presented at Name of Conference, date of conference, place of conference, available at: URL if freely available on the internet (accessed date).

For working papers

Surname, Initials (year), "Title of article", working paper [number if available], Institution or organization, Place of organization, date.

For encyclopedia entries (with no author or editor)

Title of Encyclopedia (year) "Title of entry", volume, edition, Title of Encyclopedia, Publisher, Place of publication, pages.

(For authored entries please refer to book chapter guidelines above)

For newspaper articles (authored)

Surname, Initials (year), "Article title", Newspaper, date, pages.

For newspaper articles (non-authored)

Newspaper (year), "Article title", date, pages.

For electronic sources

Surname, Initials (year), „Title of article“, available at: (accessed date)

e.g. Kulkarni, U., St. Louis, R. (2003), „Organizational Self Assessment of Knowledge Management Maturity“, available at / (12 November 2012)

About the authors

Author1 bio (max 100 words). The author can be contacted at

Author2 bio (max 100 words). The author can be contacted at

Author3 bio (max 100 words). The author can be contacted at

Author CV should be no longer than 100 words. It should be prepared as narrative, and not in other formats (e.g. bullet points). At the end of the abstract, there should be an email of the author.

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