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Author Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit scholarly manuscripts of relevance to the curation and preservation of digital resources. The editors will inform you if your paper does not appear to be within the scope of the journal.

Please note that online submission is currently disabled. Instead, please email your submission to ijdc@ukoln.ac.uk.

The IJDC Template

The IJDC supplies a template which serves both as a means of formatting your submission and as an example of the required layout itself, providing a variety of examples in the complex area of citations and references. We currently provide templates in MS Word format, Open Document format (suitable for use with OpenOffice.org or LibreOffice), and in the form of a LaTeX document class. Using the ODT template in MS Word is not recommended.

While the template document describes the conventions used in IJDC papers and articles in detail, you should note the following points in particular.

  • You should confine your use of headings and sub-headings to three levels if possible, though the template provides for more should the content demand it.
  • Please do not cite entire websites using a traditional in-text citation and reference list entry. Instead, provide the site title (in English) and URL in a footnote.
  • When you are compiling your references in a Word or ODT submission, we encourage you to include the resource type in square brackets at the start of each entry. For example, a reference to a message posted to an electronic mailing list would have [message posted to email list] before the actual reference. This helps us ensure the reference is formatted correctly.

If you have any queries about the template or matters which, for the sake of brevity, it does not cover, please contact ijdc@ukoln.ac.uk with your query.

Guidelines for Submission to the IJDC

Your paper should follow these guidelines:

  1. The journal uses an adapted form of American Psychological Association (APA) bibliographic and formatting standards. For example:

    Rusbridge, C., & Lyon, E. (2005). Editorial. The International Journal of Digital Curation 1(1), 1-2. doi:10.2218/ijdc.v1i1.1

    If you submit a paper or article written using another citation and formatting manual, this will not be grounds for rejection but we will require you to reformat your submission prior to publication.

    More examples of APA referencing style can be found on the University of Arizona Libraries Web site.

  2. When sending a submission to the IJDC, ensure you provide in the covering email your name, telephone number, email address, academic institution, position (faculty or student), and a brief synopsis of the paper. If submitting a paper for peer review, PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE THIS INFORMATION IN THE BODY OF YOUR PAPER or leave identifying information in the document metadata. We use a blind peer-review system.

  3. In the Word and ODT templates, please fill out the document metadata fields 'Title', to supply the title that appears on the cover page, and 'Short Title', to supply the abbreviated version that appears in the headers. Only fill out the document metadata fields 'Author' and 'Short Author' if you are submitting a general article.

  4. Submissions must use the IJDC template and be submitted in MS Word or Open Document format, or as a zip file containing the source files for a LaTeX document using the IJDC class. Do not send PDF files or hard copies.

  5. If you are including supplementary content, i.e. any content not intended for presentation within the published version of your paper, please supply it in a separate file or files rather than within the body of your manuscript text.

  6. Please note that if your submission reports results derived from data, that data should be cited within the text of your submission. If you collected the data, you should deposit it in a custodial environment that gives an appropriate degree of assurance about its longevity. The data should be given a permanent and resolvable identifier and be made openly accessible if possible. If you have any queries about this, contact us.
  7. We will acknowledge receipt of all papers submitted to us. If you have not received an acknowledgement within 10 days of sending your paper, please contact us.

 

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.

  1. The submission uses the IJDC template and conforms to the Author Guidelines.
  2. The submission fulfils the requirements of the IJDC Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement.
 

Copyright Notice

Copyright for papers and articles published in this journal is retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the University of Edinburgh. It is a condition of publication that authors license their paper or article under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

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The International Journal of Digital Curation. ISSN: 1746-8256
The IJDC is published by the University of Edinburgh
and is a publication of the Digital Curation Centre.