Article Submission Guidelines
INDIRE does not charge any fees for publications. Any registered member can submit an article with INDIRE journals at no charge. All authors of an article must be registered members. We do offer formatting services.
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Submission in all ENDIRE journals and conferences (whether new or revised) are made online after you signin and from your dashboard. The system will guide you through the submission process. There are basically two parts to the submission:
- To enter article information (such as title and authors) and uploading of your article as a single file, and
- Entering the article characterisitcs, such as type or article, keywords, etc...
The submission of any type of article follows the same process. Once you have completed your submission, the Editor-in-Chief (EiC) will respond to the corresponding author within three days, as to the result of the desk evaluation. If the outcome is a 'desk reject' an explanation is provided (one possible reason as an example is that the article subject matter is not suitable to the journal). No further processing will follow.
If the article has passed desk review, then it will be sent (anonymously) to the review process where an appropriate review team (Associate Editor, AE, and 2 or more reviewers - double-blind) will be assigned to your article. Within 6 weeks, the AE will respond to you with the feedback/comments/suggestions of the reviewers and a final decision for your article. Should the outcome at this point be acceptance, another cycle with revision may be required. This peer review process can have multiple iterations. Our goal is to publish high quality articles.
During the review process, we aim to provide you with feedback and suggestions to help you develop and enhance your article and make it attractive to the global digital innovation community.
Note that double-blind review means that the authors will not know who is reviewing their article, and the reviewers will not know who are the authors. INDIRE will never release this information. Also, note that all dates in the review process are typical and may vary according to the article characteristics, such as length, complexity of the subject matter, and available reviewers with same expertize.
Spirit of Article
The spirit of your submission should be respectful in all respects, and should consider the following:
- Use inclusive language,
- Acknowledge diversity,
- Convery respect to all groups and people,
- Be sensitive to differences,
- Discuss different perspectives,
- Do not make assumptions about the beliefs of people who will read your article,
- Do not insinuate or imply race, gender, culture superiority or inferiority,
- Try to be free from bias and avoid stereotyping.
Consider the order of the list of authors on your article and agree on the order before you submit your article. Any additions, deletions, or rearrangement of order of author names should be made before your article has been accepted and is subject to the approval of the editor in chief.
If any change to the authors list is necessary, the corresponding author must send an email to the Editor in Chief explaining the following:
- Why is the change necessary? and
- Written confirmation from all authors about the requested change.
Using generative AI and AI-assisted technologies in your paper submitted to INDIRE
(This includes journals, conferences, and all other publications)
Note: Manuscript, paper, and article are used interchangeably.
Our policy on the use of generative AI and AI-assisted technologies is part of our continuous oversight and improvement towards increasing transparency by guiding authors, readers, reviewers, and editors and maintaing the highest level of research ethics.
Since this area is continuously evolving, INDIRE will continue to monitor developments and will adjust or refine the policy as we adapt with our digital world. Primarily, we will follow best practices established by the world scientific community.
We specify that the policy herein refers to the preparation, submission, and publishing of papers/articles and therefore it is focused on the writing and publishing process. We do not make policy regarding the use of AI tools. In essence, AI tools should not be used for key authoring tasks such as interpretation, scientific production, methodology, pedagogy, extracting insights, drawing scientific conclusions, or providing recommendations. Since AI tools can be misleading, inaccurate, incomplete, or biased, the authors bear the ultimate responsibility and accountability for the content in their papers.
As such, authors are required by INDIRE to disclose in their manuscript/paper the use of AI and AI-assisted technologies and a statement will appear in the published work to maintain transparency and trust between all stakeholders.
Based on the above, INDIRE considers authors as the generators of the article content (hence responsible and accountable to the content: accuracy, integrity, originality, and approval of work) and therefore should not list AI and AI-assisted technologies as an (co-)author, nor cite AI.
INDIRE does not accept figures, images and artwork generated by generative AI and AI-assisted tools.
Any use of generative AI and AI-assisted tools must be described such that they can be reproduced. This should be included in the methods section.
INDIRE reserves the right to request from authors to provide pre-AI-adjusted versions of content for editorial assessment.
INDIRE asks authors who have used AI or AI-assisted tools to insert a statement at the end of their manuscript immediately above the references or bibliography as follows:
Declaration of AI and AI-assisted technologies
The authors acknowledge the use of AI and AI-assited technologies in the writing process of this article. The tools/services used are: [NAME of TOOLs / SERVICEs]. The tools/services were used in the following fashion (details in methodology section): [Explain briefly HOW and the REASONs]. After using these tools/services, the author(s) declare that they reviewed and edited the content as needed and take(s) full responsibility for the content of the publication.
Article Formatting Instructions
- Submit your paper in any format.
- Ensure that your article though is consistent throughout.
- Once your article is accepted, then you would need to revise it to the INDIRE format by using the template provided.
- At the top of your paper, make sure you include the type or article you are submitting. For example, original work, empirical, technical note, case study, etc...
- You can save time by using the template here: https://indire.net/Uploads/TemplateINDIRE(2).docx