Journal of Information
Systems Education
Lee A. Freeman, Editor

Initial Submission of Manuscripts, Teaching Tips, and Teaching Cases for the Review Process

The Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE) is seeking original articles on current topics of special interest to IS Educators and Trainers. More information can be found at

JISE manuscripts use the active rather than the passive voice. For example, “A test was given by the professor on Tuesday” should be “The professor gave an exam on Tuesday.”  Or “The new educational computer system was system was installed successfully in all the classrooms by computing support” should be replaced by “Computing support successfully installed the new education computer system in all the classrooms.” 

General Submission Format
The initial manuscript should be double-spaced, contain a single column, utilize 12 point New Times Roman font, and contain 1" margins on all sides. The title should be centered across the top of the first and second pages, be of 18 point Times New Roman font, and have only the initial letters capitalized. Major headings are to be column centered, numbered (e.g. 1.), in a capitalized bold font. First level sub-headings are to be numbered (e.g. 1.1), in a bold font and left justified. No blank line is to appear between the first level sub-heading and the text. Tables and figures should be included in the text and should appear in the text right after the paragraph in which they were referenced. Manuscripts should be edited for spelling and grammar.

Paper Length
The paper should not normally exceed 30 double-spaced pages (see below for more information about Teaching Tips and Teaching Cases), including all sections, figures, tables, etc. However, the Editor reserves the right to consider longer articles of major importance to the IS Education field.

Special Instructions for Teaching Tips
JISE solicits teaching tips for a regular column on “Teaching Tips.” Contributors will be acknowledged by having an edited version of their tips with their name and affiliation published in the Journal. Tips should be from two to six pages long and should address the contributor’s experience using the tip (both what works and what didn’t work). For more information on writing IS teaching tips, see the paper “Writing IS Teaching Tips: Guidelines for JISE Submission” in the Volume 23(1) issue of JISE or access the full-text paper at:

Special Instructions for Teaching Cases
JISE solicits teaching cases for publication and use by readers in their curriculums. Case study approaches to teaching information systems concepts are recognized as the important and valuable techniques. Cases promote active learning-by-doing, rather than the more traditional lecture-based approach, and thus encourage the development of those higher-level skills (such as creative problem-solving, interpersonal communication and group/teamwork) that employers increasingly demand of new graduates and prospective employees. Teaching notes should accompany the case submission as a separate file.  These notes might include Discussion, Questions/Answers or Proposed Solutions are for use by the instructor using the case. Each question is followed by a suggested answer. This discussion might also address common misunderstandings of students about the case, and features of the case that some insightful students will notice while others will overlook. Questions/Answers or Proposed Solutions for project-based (systems solutions) cases will include tables, charts, systems prototype screens, or diagrams that present the solution. For example, for a systems analysis and design case, the proposed solution might include data and process diagrams, a table listing of entities and attributes, and sample systems outputs. A programming case might include the program code. Teaching notes will not be published in JISE , but will be made available to JISE verified instructors through the a password protected portion of the JISE web site. This will prevent students from going to the library and getting “the answers” as proposed by the authors. We invite the submission of original, high quality cases. Accepted cases will be available to IS educators worldwide. For more information on writing IS teaching cases, see the paper “Writing IS Teaching Cases: Guidelines for JISE Submission” in the Volume 13(4) issue of JISE or access the full-text paper at:

Page 1 of the Initial Submission
Page 1 of your submission should contain the title of the paper and should identify all authors, including authors' names, mailing addresses, and e-mail addresses. Authors' names should not appear anywhere else in the manuscript, except possibly as part of the reference list.  If you are citing your own work, it must be blind; for example, "in our previous research (2008)", you must rephrase it as "previous research suggests...”(Doe, 2011) or other appropriate variation.

Page 2 of the Initial Submission
Page 2 of your submission should contain the title of the paper, followed by an Abstract that does not exceed about 250 words. The Abstract is followed by the text of the paper.

Reference Citations
Reference citation ordering and format should follow APA format. Reference 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. Any reference contained in the text must be included in the Reference section and vice versa. References in the text should also be in APA format: (Cappel & Schwager, 2002, p. 287). Quotes from a source must include the page number (Schneider, 2011). References must be complete. Following are four examples. They include journal articles, a book, and a web page.

Cappel, J. J. and Schwager, P. H. (2002). Writing IS Teaching Cases: Guidelines for JISE Submission. Journal of Information Systems Education, 13(4), 287-293.

Lending, D., & Vician, C. (2012). Writing IS teaching tips: Guidelines for jise submission. Journal Of Information Systems Education, 23(1), 11.

Schneider, D. (2011). An introduction to programming using visual basic 2010. (8 ed.). Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall.

Initial Submission of Manuscripts, Teaching Tips, and Teaching Cases for the Review Process (2010), Retrieved October 27, 2012, from

Other Information
For the review process, authors should not include any biography or picture. These will only be required if the manuscript is accepted for publication.

Electronic submissions should be sent to

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