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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.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format.
  • The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed. The submission is de-identified, that is author information, affiliation details and references to the author’s works have been removed.
  • DOI (if assigned) or URLs (where relevant) for references have been provided.
  • The text and formatting adhere to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines including all details for in-text citations and references.
  • The submission has a high standard of written English. Please note that the submission will be returned to you after an initial review by an editor if the standard of written English is not of a suitable quality.
  • This is a new submission, not a revised version of a manuscript already under review within IRJEIS.
  • A statement about the ethics issues relevant to the research and approvals under which the data was collected and reported has been included in the Methods section. It is expected that there will be a statement for all articles that include data collected from or about humans. This requirement may not be relevant for some articles such as literature reviews.
  • Ensure when submitting your paper that you include all authors in the system. When you add your authorship details there is an option to "add author". In addition, for each author please include their ORCID which will ensure that if your paper is published it will be associated with your online profiles. Note - if you fail to include all authors at the outset you risk your paper not being published even if it is deemed worthy by the reviewers.

Author Guidelines

This advice is for authors intending to submit a manuscript to IRJEIS. Before submitting an article to IRJEIS, please ensure you have read and understood the Aims and Scope of the journal and that you have attended to the formatting of your manuscript as detailed below. Submissions that do not comply will not be considered. The journal does not charge fees for publishing an article (APCs).


In order to submit an article to IRJEIS, you need to first register as an Author. When registering you need to explicitly tick the "Author" box or you will only be registered as a Reader and you will not see the "New Submission" option when you login.

Originality and length

The usual length of an IRJEIS article is between 5000 and 8000 words, including abstract, figures, tables and references, but occasionally lengths outside this range are accepted. Submissions to IRJEIS should be unpublished and not under consideration by another journal or for conference proceedings. SLOAP and other conferences may arrange republication in IRJEIS as special recognition for outstanding work. Please note that it is your responsibility to confirm with any relevant conditions in your institution's research management procedures, for example, ethics committee approvals.

Formatting your manuscript prior to submission

Manuscripts are to be submitted in English, using spelling and punctuation as per the Oxford English Dictionary. In-text citations and references need to conform to the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA style manual). Examples can be found on the APA site ( (Download)

Please note: Unlike APA style, for references to journal articles IRJEIS requires volume and issue numbers. If no DOI has been assigned to an article, IRJEIS requires the URL of the cited article on the journal publisher site.

Author Guidelines can be taken in the .doc file. (Download)

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