Author Guidelines

 Article Types

JDIS will publish mainly theoretical and empirical research papers, but would also welcome systematic reviews, insightful perspectives, and applied research based on integration, customization, and improvement of new methods and techniques.

1.Research Articles

Research aims and objectives, summary of previous related research, how the study was carried out, major findings, weakness of experimental design/condition and any other research limitations, data collection, data analysis, and the significance and implications of the research must be contained in the articles.

2.Application Articles

Technology application - Essential elements: context of application, system environment, what the key points and implementation difficulties during application and how to solve, operation framework, application effects and application experiences, etc.
Service application - Essential elements: context of service, service environment, what the key points and implementation difficulties during service application and how to solve, service implementation architecture, service effects and related experiences, etc.

3.Reviews

Key requirements: A clearly formulated and focused question should be addressed; Specify literature coverage, report characteristics; How to identify, select, and critically appraise relevant research; How to collect data, process the data and analyze the data; Specify limitations; Provide a general interpretation of the results and implications for future research.

4.Perspectives

The perspectives of JDIS shall be of invitation by the Co-Editor-in-Chief or editorial members. Unsolicited submissions for perspective will not be considered by JDIS.

Basic Format and Style

File format

Article files should be provided in Microsoft Word format

While you are welcome to submit a PDF of the document alongside the Word file, PDFs alone are not acceptable. LaTeX files can also be used but only if an accompanying PDF document is provided.

Language All articles shall be published in English.
Elements All articles must contain the following essential elements:
  • Title
  • Structured Abstract &Keywords
  • Text main body (what and how many sections this part shall include will depend on type of the articles, for example, for research articles, Introduction, Methodology (Design/Approach, Data Collection), Results, Discussion & Conclusion must be contained).
  • Reference
  • Figures and Tables with Captions
  • Supplementary material is allowed and should be included in the initial submission for peer review purposes.
  • Length

    We encourage authors to write manuscripts concisely.

    Research Articles should be between 7000 and 10000 words in length. This includes all text, for example, the structured abstract, tables, figures, references, and appendices.

    Structured Abstract

    All submissions must include a structured abstract, following the format outlined below.

      • Purpose
      • Design/methodology/approach
      • Findings
      • Research limitations
      • Practical implications
      • Originality/value
    Keywords Provide 3-5 words or phrases that reflect the key points of the content to be used for indexing, in consultation with a technical thesaurus, if helpful. Please use terms that are as specific as possible whose meanings are generally known.
    Headings Main text body of manuscripts must be divided into clearly defined sections. Make sure section levels are clearly indicated in a numeral way. Sections should be numbered 1 (then Subsections should be numbered 1.1, 1.2 and the same as subsequent...), 2, etc. Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to “the text”. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line. Please note: Limit manuscript sections and sub-sections to 3 heading levels and the abstract is not included in section numbering.
    Layout, Page and line numbers Manuscript text should be double-spaced, with page numbers and line numbers included. Please note: Do not format text in multiple columns.
    Reference style References should be formatted according to the  APA style. Use of DOIs is encouraged. 
    Abbreviations Abbreviations should be defined at first appearance in the text. Do not use non-standard abbreviations unless they appear at least three times in the text. Please note: List all non-standard abbreviations (with definitions) in alphabetical order in a separate section at the beginning of the manuscript. Keep abbreviations to a minimum.
    Equations We recommend authors to use MathType or Equation Editor for display and inline equations, as they provide reliable outcome.
    Cover Letter A cover letter must be submitted along with the manuscript, explaining the scientific questions authors are addressing, the novelty, significance, and importance of the research. Authors should also state that neither the manuscript nor any part of its content has been published or submitted for publication elsewhere, except as a brief abstract or an article in the proceedings of a scientific meeting or symposium. Any closely related papers that are in press or that have been submitted elsewhere should be noted in the cover letter and cited in the submitted manuscript if appropriate. Authors also need to detail the conflicts of interests in the cover letter. 
    Author Contribution Statement The corresponding author is responsible for the appropriateness and completeness of the author list and the credit attribution and for agreement of all authors to the journal’s open access, data sharing, and ethical policies. JDIS follows the guidelines set out by the Contributor Roles Taxonomy Project (CRediT) to assign author contributions.

    How to Submit

    JDIS uses an easily-used and user-friendly online system, ScholarOne Manuscript developed by Thomson Reuters to handle the processing of manuscripts. All manuscripts must be submitted to the system which is at: https://mc03.manuscriptcentral.com/jdis.

    If you are a new user, click “Register for an account” to create an account. Once login, please follow the instructions step by step to submit your paper. If you are having trouble accessing an existing account, please email the editorial office at jdis@mail.las.ac.cn.

    Contact

    If you have any questions or queries, please contact the editorial office at jdis@mail.las.ac.cn.