General Submission Rules
Authors should be graduate students at the time of article submission to the journal.
Authors should review the SRJ submissions assessment criteria (PDF) prior to submitting a manuscript.
Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic).
Please note: "Publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication.
By submitting material to iSchool's Student Research Journal, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process. If you have concerns about the submission terms, please contact the editors.
Instructions for Authors:
- Document Format: MS Word
- Document Length: between 3,000 - 7,000 words. Authors wishing to submit manuscripts exceeding this word count should first consult with the Editor-in-Chief.
- Layout: All manuscripts must be type-written, double-spaced, 12-pt font, with 1" inch margins on all sides.
- Reference: All source citations should appear in-text and be in APA format. Works cited (References) should be in APA format, provided on a separate page at the end of the manuscript.
- Supporting Data: All tables, charts, graphs, and diagrams used should be positioned in the body of the manuscript. For figures that cannot be supplied in MS Word, acceptable standard image formats are .pdf, .jpg, .tif, and .eps.
- Author name and contact information should be submitted only on the cover page; all identifying features that may be linked to author identity (ie. reference to author's workplace, publications, events, and accomplishments easily associated to the author) should be blacked over or eliminated from the text. Authors must ensure their name does not appear anywhere in the document, including the document file name, the abstract, or the main body of the paper.
- Language: English
It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.
This section lists selected general resources that may be helpful to authors submitting work for publication.
- American Psychological Association. (2011). APA Style Blog
- American Psychological Association. (2011). APA Style Guide
- Purdue University (2011). Online Writing Lab (OWL). APA Style
Research & Writing Guides
- Cornell University Library. (2011). "How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography"
- San José State University. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. (2011). Tutorials and Tools
- San José State University. School of Information. (2011). Writing Resources
- Strunk, W. (1999). Elements of Style
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (2011). The Writing Center
- University of Washington. Odegaard Undergraduate Library. (2011). Writing & Research Center
- Bernier, A. (2011). Reaching escape velocity and the purpose of SLIS Student Research Journal. SLIS Student Research Journal, 1(1). Available at:http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/slissrj/vol1/iss1/2