Research Articles: original research work or a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of a topic (around 5,000 to 8,000 words).
Review Articles: manuscripts that provide a novel synthesis of a research area (around 5,000 to 10,000 words).
Research notes: short data-based discussions of research findings of interest to the wider community (around 1,000 to 3,000 words).
Perspectives: forward-looking viewpoints that advocate important future directions in the field (around 2,000 to 3,000 words).
Commentaries: call attention to published articles, books, or reports (around 1,000 to 2,000 words).
Letters to the Editor: comments on previously published articles in JDIS (around 1,000 to 2,000 words).
Opinions: pieces to present ideas, discuss recent books, propose arguments, or initiate debates (around 1,000 to 3,000 words).
Editorial: editors or guest editors may occasionally provide background information on an issue or an event.
JDIS does not require specific formats for first submissions. Both Word and PDF are acceptable file types. However, the following elements should be incorporated into your manuscript:
Names and affiliations of all authors.
For a research article, the abstract should be prepared in a structured form, including Purpose, Design/methodology/approach, Findings, Research limitations, Practical implications, and Originality/value
Provide a list of up to six keywords
Pages, sections, and subsections should be numbered. In addition, we suggest line numbering as well.
Figures and tables should be placed close to where they are first referenced.
References should adhere to APA (American Psychological Association) style
Acknowledgments, author contribution statements, competing interest statements, funding information, data availability statements, and appendices should be included at the end of the manuscript.