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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, PDF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 10-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed at the end of each page by including figure's caption and mentioning it in the text.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Submission should be done online at our website.  An acknowledgement letter will be sent to the corresponding author email address. This letter indicates that we have received your submission and not as an indicator of the journal acceptance.

The author must use the paper template and follow the instruction written in the Paper Template (Author Guidelines) attached (.docx). We only consider for publication articles that are written in English (preferrably in U.S. English). Please also ensure that the articles are grammatically correct and contain no typographical errors before submission.

Article Types

The following types of contributions will be published: (i) Papers reporting original work (original research article); and (ii) Interpretative reviews (review article).

Research article

Research articles are comprehensive research reports containing detailed descriptions of experimental and non-experimental work, clearly interpreting, and discussing the theoretical and experimental results and data.

Review article

Review articles are high-level scientific publications reports written by experts who are not only well acquainted with academic and technological developments in the field but are also able to critically analyze the state-of-the-art and share educated opinions and provide guidance/ideas on potential developments in the field of science.

Formatting Requirements

Manuscripts must contain the essential elements needed to convey your manuscript, for example Title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Literature Review, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, References.

Page Size

On each page, your material (not including the header and footer) should fit within a rectangle of 210 × 297 mm (8.27 × 11.69 in.), centered on an A4 page, beginning 1.9 cm (.75 in.) from the top of the page.  Please adhere to the A4 size only (hopefully Word or other word processors can help you with it). If you cannot do so, please contact the review coordinator for assistance. All final publications will be formatted and displayed in A4 size. Right margins should be justified, not ragged. All margins must measure 1” (2.5 cm) around. Beware, especially when using this template on a Macintosh, Word may change these dimensions in unexpected ways.

Page Length

Completed research papers should not exceed fourteen (14) single-spaced pages. The page limit includes everything – the cover page (which contains the title, abstract and keywords), all text, figures, tables, references, and appendices.

Essential Title Page Information


Your paper’s title should be in Times New Roman 20-point bold.  Ensure proper capitalization within your title (i.e. “The Next Frontier of Information Systems” versus “the next frontier of Information systems.” Title must be written concise and informative. Avoid using abbreviations and formula in the title page.

Author Names and Affiliations

Author names and affiliations should be in Times New Roman 13-point. Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and the e-mail address of each author. Highly recommended to put the institution e-mail address.

Corresponding Author

In addition, clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. This responsibility includes answering any future queries about Methodology. Only one of the authors required to be assigned as a corresponding author. Corresponding author should be marked with Asterix (*) at the end of the corresponding author's name. Ensure the e-mail address and the complete postal address are provided.  Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.

Present or Permanent Address

If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a 'Present address' (or 'Permanent address') may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.


Please use a 12-point Times New Roman font italic. For all types of papers, the abstract should not exceed 150 words. Abstract includes purpose, method, result, and conclusion of the study. References must be avoided in abstract. Uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.


Please use a 11-point Times New Roman font. Provide minimum 5 keywords that are relevant with your research topic. Avoid general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

Body Text

Please use a 11-point Times New Roman font. Please use sans-serif or non-proportional fonts only for special purposes, such as source code text (SpecialStyle).


The heading of a section should be Times New Roman 13-point bold, left justified (Heading 1 Style in this template file).  Sections should not be numbered. Manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the following structure: 

  1. Introduction consists of state of the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background (e.g. problems and research gaps that want to solve in this study). In this section, avoid a detailed literature survey or a summary of results. In addition, this section should provide the research question and benefits/contributions of this study.
  2. Literature Review includes description of main concepts/theories used in this study.
  3. Methodology provides sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods that are already published should be summarized and indicated by a reference. If quoting directly from a previously published method, use quotation marks and cite the source. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described.
  4. Results should be clear and concise.
  5. Discussion explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.
  6. Conclusion consists of the main conclusions, limitation (if any) and future works of the study.
  7. Acknowledgement (if any) include those individuals/institutions that provided help during the research (e.g., providing funding, providing language help, writing assistance, or proofreading the article, etc.). If no funding has been provided for the research, you may include the following sentence: “This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors”.
  8. References includes all the references used in this study.
  9. Appendices (if any) should be identified as A, B, etc. if there is more than one appendix. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly, for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.


Headings of subsections should be in Times New Roman 11-point bold italics with initial letters capitalized (Heading 2). (Note: for sub-sections and sub-subsections, words like ‘the’, ‘of’, ‘a’, ‘an’ are not capitalized unless it is the first word of the heading.)


Headings for sub-subsections should be in Times New Roman 11-point bold with initial letters capitalized (Heading 3). Please do not go any further into another layer/level.

Figures, Tables and Equation

Place figures and tables close to the relevant text (or where they are referenced in the text). Captions should be Times New Roman 11-point bold (Caption Style in this template file).  They should be numbered (e.g., “Table 1” or “Figure 2”), centered and placed beneath the figure or table.  Please note that the words “Figure” and “Table” should be spelled out (e.g., “Figure” rather than “Fig.”) wherever they occur. The proceedings will be made available online, thus color figures are possible. Ensure all the figures and tables have been cited in the body of the manuscript.

Please submit math equations as editable text and not as images. Present simple formulae in line with normal text where possible and use the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line for small fractional terms, e.g., X/Y. In principle, variables are to be presented in italics. Powers of e are often more conveniently denoted by exp. Number consecutively any equations that must be displayed separately from the text (if referred to explicitly in the text).

References and Citations

References are to be formatted using the new MIS Quarterly style ( under MISQ References Format). References must be complete, i.e., include, as appropriate, volume, number, month, publisher, city and state, editors, last name & initials of all authors, page numbers, etc. Below are some general directions:

  • Sequence: Entries should be ordered alphabetically (in text and Reference section) according to authors’ or editors’ last names, or the title of the work for items with no author or editor listed.
  • References in text: These must be included in Reference section and vice versa. References in text should be of the format (Jones et al. 1995; Smith 1996).
  • References to items in periodicals: Author, year, title, journal, volume, number, month, pages. For authors, last names are given first, even for multiple instances.
  • References to reports or proceedings: Author’s name and title of report (same style as above), report number, source, editor and/or publisher as appropriate, city and state/country of publisher OR full name of conference as appropriate, including date and pages.
  • References to books: Author’s name (same style as above), year, title, city, state/country, publisher, page, or chapter.
  • Use of et al.: Authors may not use “et al.” in the list of References. The names of all authors and editors must be listed. If you are using End Notes, please check your references to ensure that the settings are correct and that all authors are listed in the references.
  • Number of references: The number of references should be kept to a minimum. Even for MISQ Review papers, only essential references should be used.

When copying references, please be careful as they may already contain errors. Use of the DOI is highly encouraged. A DOI is guaranteed never to change, so you can use it as a permanent link to any electronic article.

If you use EndNote, be aware that different versions of the software change the styles, creating some inconsistencies. Please also be aware that the MIS Quarterly style provided by default in the EndNote X4 software (and all earlier versions) is for the old MIS Quarterly style. If you use reference management software, please ensure that you remove all field codes before submitting the electronic manuscript.

Your references should comprise only published materials accessible to the public. Proprietary information may not be cited.

Ensure that all references are present, complete, and accurate as per the examples below.

Journal Articles

A journal article with 1 author:

Ackoff, R. L.  1961. "Management Misinformation Systems," Management Science (14:4), pp. 147-156.

A journal article with 2 authors:

Benbasat, I., and Zmud, R. W. 2003. “The Identity Crisis within the IS Discipline: Defining and Communicating the Discipline’s Core Properties,” MIS Quarterly (27:2), pp. 183-194.

A journal article with 3 authors:

Deslauriers, L., Schelew, E., and Wieman, C. 2011. “Improved Learning in a Large-Enrollment Physics Class,” Science (New York, N.Y.) (332:6031), pp. 862–864.

A journal article with 4 or more authors:

Nakamura, K., Fujii, W., Tsuboi, M., Tanihata, J., Teramoto, N., Takeuchi, S., Naito, K., Yamanouchi, K., and Nishihara, M. 2014. “Generation of Muscular Dystrophy Model Rats with a CRISPR/Cas System,” Scientific Reports (4), p. 5635.

Book and Book Chapters

An authored book:

Bonini, C. P.  1963.  Simulation of Information and Decision Systems in the Firm, Englewood Cliffs, NJ:  Prentice-Hall.

An edited book:

Sundaram, H., Naphade, M., Smith, J. R., and Rui, Y. (eds.). 2006. Image and Video Retrieval: 5th International Conference, CIVR 2006, Tempe, AZ, USA, July 13-15, 2006. Proceedings, (Vol. 4071), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

A chapter in an edited book:

Albert, E., Genaim, S., and Gordillo, P. 2015. “May-Happen-in-Parallel Analysis for Asynchronous Programs with Inter-Procedural Synchronization,” in Static Analysis: 22nd International Symposium, SAS 2015, Saint-Malo, France, September 9-11, 2015, Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, S. Blazy and T. Jensen (eds.), Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 72–89.


Hale, T. 2016. “Watch Live As Three Astronauts Return To Earth Tonight,” IFLScience, IFLScience, September 6. (, accessed October 30, 2018).


Government Accountability Office. 1998. “FCC: Installment Payment Financing for Personal Communications Services Licensees,” No. OGC-98-43, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, April 23.

Theses and Dissertations

Park, J. K. 2012. “Target Identification, Therapeutic Application and Maturation Mechanism of MicroRNAs,” Doctoral dissertation, Doctoral dissertation, Columbus, OH: Ohio State University.

News Paper Articles

Barron, J. 2017. “A Hospital, Once Afloat, Is Buoyant With Over a Century of Memories,” New York Times, p. A21.

When possible, please include the DOI number for the work (in parentheses after the page numbers).

Mehra, A., Seidmann, A., and Mojumder, P. 2014. “Product Life-Cycle Management of Packaged Software,” Production and Operations Management (23:3), pp. 355-378 (doi: 10.1111/poms.12069).

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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)

Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Article Processing Cost (APC): IDR 250,000

If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an APC to cover publications costs. The amount is IDR 250,000 for Indonesian authors or USD 25 for foreign authors (can be waived).

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive the fees. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.

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