Journal of Information Systems Engineering and Management

Submission Guidelines


Authors should submit their manuscripts online via "Submit a Manuscript" link on the homepage of the journal. Manuscripts are accepted only in Word format. First-time users must create an account first.

Authors should submit manuscripts together with these documents, including manuscript body, title page, a turnitin similarity rate report, and a turnitin AI writing rate report. Failure to meet any of these 2 requirements will result in automatic rejection:
The turnitin similarity rate is above 20%;
The turnitin AI writing rate is above 10%.

Contact Information: Avenida Carlos Bacelar 174, 4760 Vila Nova de Famalicao, Braga, PORTUGAL


Manuscript Preparation

  • Papers should be in English. Either British or American the spelling should be consistent throughout.
  • Papers submitted to the journal for publication should not be under review with another journal.
  • Articles should not exceed 9.000 words inclusive of footnotes and bibliography. Book reviews should be less than 2500 words.
  • Authors should prepare their manuscripts in a way that does not give away their identity. Submit the Title Page containing the Authors details and Blinded Manuscript with no author details as two separate files.

General rules

  • The text should be delivered as 'flat' as possible, preferably without lay-out.
  • Whatever style you use, please use it consistently.
  • Limit the use of subtitles, if possible to 2 levels below the main title of the contribution.


  • Page setting: A4 format with (minimum) 2 cm margins on all four sides
  • Always use one font and size, preferably: Times New Roman, 12 pt.
  • Use line spacing 1,5 throughout
  • Justify your text both on the left and right
  • Switch off the MS Word automatic hyphenation function
  • Words you like to have in italic or bold have to be written this way in the text
  • Your manuscript must be numbered consecutively from the first to the last pages


  • Complete sentences have to be placed within "double quotation marks"
  • Partial quotations have to be placed within 'single quotation marks'.
  • Quotations running over more than one line: start each line with an indent on the left so that the quotation becomes a separate text block
  • Partial quotations keep their place within the running text corpus
  • Omissions in quotations are mentioned with rounded brackets (...)
  • Additions and clarifications are placed within square brackets [...]

Attention: for every inclusion of text fragments, images, and data under copyrights, the author has to request and receive permission of the original author or rightful claimant. The author and not the publisher is responsible in this respect.

Special words

  • Foreign words are placed in italic or within 'single quotation marks', as the author prefers
  • In case of an edited volume: please contact the editors for the use of a uniform style
  • Specific terms are placed within 'single quotation marks'


  • Use one hard return in the body of the text only to end a paragraph. In all other cases, let the text automatically wrap around
  • Indicate new paragraphs with a tab, not with an extra blank line

Notes and References

  • Use the MS Word-note function
  • We use footnotes at the end of each page, but bibliographical information comes in the reference list at the end.
  • Note numbers should appear as superscript numbers in the text and be numbered sequentially.
  • Notes should always be double-spaced and the same point size (12pt) as the main text.
  • Reference and Bibliographical lists must always be arranged in alphabetical order by author.

Reference Styles

Our preferred style for referencing is based on the Harvard style. Please ensure that it is consistent throughout the notes, references and bibliography.


  • Tables should be compiled using tabs (as few as possible); not spaces!
  • Keep in mind: the maximum width of the table on the page is 12 cm
  • Put all tables in a separate MS Word file and upload it to the submission system
  • You may prefer to put each tables in separate MS Word files and upload them to the submission system.


  • Figures should have a minimum resolution of 300 DPI in the format in which they have to be printed
  • Figures will be published online in color, but may be printed in black and white unless other agreements have been made with the publisher
  • Upload all figures to the submission system with their titles
  • The image files should be of type JPEG, PNG, GIF, etc.

Text corpus

  • In the body of the text, indicate clearly within square brackets where the table/graph/figure should be inserted
  • Use the same numbering in the separate file as in the body of the text. This reference consists of the the order of rank. For instance: [Figure 1]