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JIM Submission Guidelines

JIM Contributing Editors

JIM depends on a prestigious core group of authors and Contributing Editors to identify and analyze the trends and latest developments in Internet purchasing.

We look for individuals who are exploring issues and possibilities in their "days jobs" and who are willing to share some of their key findings with JIM every couple of months. As a Contributing Editor, your contribution could be your own insights and analysis of developments that attract your interest. It could also be as simple as asking permission for JIM to post an article or report (or an executive summary of a report) that you feel is of significant interest.

The role of a Contributing Editor does not require a significant time commitment. Our thinking is that if you come across something exciting, you will probably be sharing the news electronically with friends and colleagues. As a Contributing Editor, you could simply add JIM Editor Graham Rhind to the list when you send out such really significant messages. Since we only want a contribution about every two months, you could also just pick the most significant of your recent mailings when it comes time for the next JIM submission. If two months go by with nothing that really strikes your fancy, just advise the Editor that you haven't come across anything you think is really worth our readers' time.

You and your company will be identified (with email/URL links) on each contribution. JIM will appeal to a very high-level, global audience. There is significant value in being regularly presented to this audience as a credible and knowledgeable professional in this emerging field.

If you have any other questions, please contact:
Nahum Goldmann
Email: array (at) ARRAYdev.com


JIM Call for Papers

JIM invites marketing professionals, academicians and publishers to submit important announcements, original articles, guest columns and significant feature presentations. We also welcome surveys, book reviews and letters to the Editor. Technical discussions in highly specialized areas of expertise will be kept to an absolute minimum.

The publication is complemented by the Compendium of Internet Banking, Commerce and Security Initiatives which supports brief, timely and practical notices of global developments. We also sponsor IBC-Forum, an electronic discussion group for marketing experts, developers, academics and practitioners.

Authors with a particular expertise, who may be interested in becoming contributing editors to the JIM, please review file http://www.arraydev.com/commerce/jim/coneds.htm.


Submission Guidelines

Updated February 2002

  1. JIM accepts both original articles submitted by their authors and previously printed/posted material submitted WITH THE PERMISSION of the copyright owner.

    NOTE: Materials submitted to JIM will be posted on the JIM Web site and distributed by email to JIM subscribers. Copyright remains with the original author(s) who retain control over any subsequent use of the material. Anyone seeking permission to reproduce material that appears in JIM will be referred to the original author(s) or the copyright owner. JIM and ARRAY Development neither endorse nor necessarily agree with views expressed by contributors.

  2. We prefer articles that focus on issues, trends, initiatives and case studies rather than on technical details. Technical details are relevant only when they support new processes, bring about new ways of doing business, build a customer base, convert site visitors into paying customers, retain customers, or upsell products and services or provide supplemental sales. We are particularly interested in hearing from contributors that focus on Internet purchasing, banking, transaction processing, marketing challenges, implementation trials, and other issues of timeliness in all aspects of Internet-, EDI-, and XML-enabled ecommerce.

  3. While articles should be a maximum of 1,500 words, shorter is better. A good way to keep your article short is to focus on one issue. Save your other ideas for subsequent or separate articles. Extensive background material, large graphs and detailed tables should be posted and referenced to author's own Web site and cited in the text.

  4. Please submit your article (or the item you have permission from the copyright owner to submit) first to Chief Editor. After the editorial board has checked your article, authors familiar with HTML should use the Submission Template. Include your name, title, biographical details, email and Web addresses in the format presented in the Template. For all articles submitted as an email message or a TEXT (.txt) attachment, we request that all text paragraphs be preceded by < p> to facilitate easy conversion to HTML.

  5. You must also provide a one sentence/30 word synopsis to other ecommerce mail lists and related web sites and a 150 to 200 word abstract of your article for distribution to JIM email subscribers. You may also submit your abstract to the Social Science Resource Network (http://www.ssrn.com/) which distributes abstracts of journal articles to over 14,000 subscribers around the world. See http://www.ARRAYdev.com/commerce/JIM/guid-abs.htm for submission instructions.

  6. If author(s) fail to provide a synopsis of their article, JIM reserves the right to select an excerpt for the email edition. We ask that authors check their article on the Web site to ensure no text has been lost in the posting process. JIM reserves the right to edit letters to the editor.

  7. Your article will be posted on the Web site as soon as we receive it after the text has been reviewed and approved by the JIM editorial board. The email edition is distributed approximately quartely.

  8. JIM reserves the right to reject any article without explanation.

  9. Articles that promote a particular product or service rather than providing analysis or evaluation will be referred to the JIM advertising department.

    One of our goals is to identify knowledgeable individuals in each key subject area and geographic region willing to serve as Contributing Editors (see http://www.arraydev.com/commerce/JIM/coneds.htm). We look forward to working with you. We are attracting an audience from among the professional elite in the emerging field of Internet purchasing. Your articles will help JIM make an important contribution to the transfer of knowledge on a global scale.

Nahum Goldmann, Publisher


JIM Submission Template

  1. Open a "new" email message
  2. Copy this template into it.
  3. Replace the "TITLE," "YOUR NAME," "YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS" etc. with the article's title, your name, your email address, etc.
  4. Copy your text into the message, beginning where it says "YOUR TEXT STARTS HERE"
  5. Please follow these instructions with regards to formatting your article:
    • Begin each paragraph with <p> and end each paragraph with a </p>.
    • Do not use <p align="justify"> simply use p. The document will be automatically justified.
    • Do not specify font type, colour or size.
    • All HTML tags must be lower case.
    • All minor headings should be <h3> and </h3>. To center a heading use the tag <h3 align="center">
    • Please make sure your abstract is bold and that all figure descriptions are bold as well.
    • All open tags must have thier corresponding closed tag at the appropriate location.
    • Tags including hr, br, img, meta, input should be closed with a space then a "/". For example <hr /> and <img src="directoryhere.htm />
  6. Send the email to the Publisher
  7. Your article will be posted as soon as it is received and approved by the Editorial Board.
  8. Guides for Citing Electronic Sources


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