Information, Society & Justice Submission Guidance

Submission Guidance:
Articles should be original work or work-in-progress and not submitted for publication elsewhere. The preferred word-length for article is 8,000-9,000 words, including an abstract of not more than 100-150 words, keywords, endnotes and references. For Debates, Reflections, Commentaries Briefings and think pieces, submissions should be limited to 2,000-5,000 words. Where submissions are inspired by, or related to, a published work it is necessary to make the statutory acknowledgement.

every article should preferably include a short title which indicates the scope of the article; an abstract; introduction; body of work; conclusion and references. Photographs and charts illustrating the content are also welcome.

References and Notes: Authors are required to adhere to the Harvard style of reference. For more details, see: "Using the Harvard Style" available at: /services/sas/library-services/referencing/using-harvard.cfm

Authors should ensure consistency in all aspects, including citations, indentation, and the use of inverted commas. Notes should be included only if they an absolutely necessity. ISJ prefers End notes - not footnotes.

Submissions should be forwarded by email attachment to:
Usman A. Tar:

All articles are refereed by anonymous reviewers. To guarantee anonymity and blind-review, submissions must include a separate page with the author’s name, institutional affiliation and contact information. The names of authors and/or obvious clues to them (such as in Endnotes or References) are deleted before manuscripts are sent for review.

Authors of articles assign their rights to ISJ. They will sign a Copyright Agreement Form before their articles are published. Authors reserve the right to use articles elsewhere without permission provided ISJ is acknowledged as the original source of publication. It is the responsibility of authors to seek permission to reproduce published work and/or acknowledge them in their manuscript.

Any views expressed in all submissions are the sole responsibility of authors, and not the Department of Applied Social Sciences, London Metropolitan University, or ISJ’s Editorial Board. All submissions should meet requirements of London Metropolitan University’s policies on Equality and Diversity and Plagiarism.


  Page last updated : : 31 May 2013