Author contact information: If there are multiple authors, please appoint one as the corresponding author who will be responsible for all exchanges with the JIC review and editorial staff. In the submission process, authors will be asked to add names, email, affiliations, and a brief biographical note (approximately 1 sentence) for ALL authors.
For each author, please indicate family name (surname) in the Comments to the Editor section of submission to ensure our precision in other areas of the journal, indexing, etc.
Blinded manuscript: Authors are responsible for removing any identifying information from their manuscripts that may allow a reviewer to discern their identity or affiliations. All submitted documents should mask the author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s). Any metadata added through the electronic system will be shared only with the journal’s editorial staff. (See Ensuring a Blind Review for details.) In the copyediting phase, authors will then add identifying information that was redacted for original submission.
Copyrighted Materials: Authors are responsible for obtaining permission for any copyrighted material used, including illustrations, and will be asked to provide formal written permission upon acceptance for publication. Authors are expected to adhere to the standards for intellectual property rights and plagiarism, and authors assume full responsibility for the content of their submissions.
Disclosure: In accordance with Harvard guidelines, JIC requires that all authors provide “notice of any interests that might be seen as influencing the research.”
File Type: Complete manuscripts, in English, should be submitted electronically as a single Word document or equivalent. We cannot accept PDF submissions. Supplemental materials may be separate files (see below for details), but manuscripts should be submitted a single file.
Length: The maximum length of the body of MSS should be not more than 6,000 words. Appendices (including tables, diagrams, etc.) are not to exceed more than 2,000 words.
Style, Layout, & Formatting: For details about layout, formatting, citation, punctuation, and illustrations/figures/tables, see our detailed Guide for Authors. Before a manuscript can go to copyediting, authors should apply this style guide to avoid delays.
Supplementary Files, Data, or Multimedia: JIC encourages the submission of supplementary materials that take advantage of the online environment to incorporate elements beyond text.
During the submission process, you have the option of adding supplementary files, such as audio or video files related to your work. (Tables, figures, and other such illustrations should be inserted into the text, rather than submitted as supplementary files. This allows reviewers to see all relevant submission materials.) Files should not exceed 100 MB in size.