Papers intended for African Journal of Management Information System (Afr. J. MIS) may be submitted in Microsoft Word format by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org (with copies to: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org) for initial editorial evaluation.
In general, please check the latest issue of the journal for the accepted style.
Papers should be written in clear, concise and grammatically correct English (with minimum of 10 font size and Times New Roman font style) so that they are intelligible to the professional reader who is not a specialist in any particular field.
This should contain the title of the contribution and the name(s) and (postal/contact) address(es) of the author(s), including email addresses. Telephone and facsimile numbers may be provided, if available. The main title should, where possible, contain the major key words used in the body of the manuscript.
All manuscripts must include a brief but informative Abstract intelligible without reference to the main text. It should, as much as possible, not exceed 300 words. It should reflect the objective, scope, methodology, hypothesis or rationale for the work, the main findings and suggested future works.
3-6 keywords should be provided below the Abstract to assist with indexing of the article.
This section should include sufficient background information to set the work in context. The aims of the manuscript should be clearly stated.
• Why was the research done?.
• What was the context of the work?.
i.e. the author(s) should trace the problem to be solved, relating it to (current) literature.
* What social scientific theories, postulates and constructs guided the research?
• State what you found and relate it to the problem.
• Summarize the major results in numbers, avoid vague, hand waving results such as “very small” or “significant”.
This should consider the result(s) in relation to any hypothesis(ses) advanced in the Introduction. The study/result should be placed in the context of other work.
• State the relevance, implications, or significance of the results or conclusions, to the business.
Do note that significance of work is often implied by the recommendations or implications for future work.
The source of financial grants and other funding must be acknowledged.
Bibliographic references in the text appear like [1, 2, 5, 6], using square brace in superscript. References should be numbered consecutively, with style:
1. Lazos, C. and Yandle, J. R. (1979). Improving CPU Utilization in a Multiprogramming System. The Computer Journal, 22 (3): 203-205.
1. Cormen, T. H., Leiserson, C. E. and Rivest, R. L. (1990). Introduction to Algorithms. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Chapters in Book:
1. Goldstine, H. H., and von Neumann, J. (1946). On The Principles of Large Scale Computing Machines. In: John von Neumann – Collected Works, Volume V: Design of Computers, Theory of Automata and Numerical Analysis (General ed. A. Taub)(1963) pp. 1-32. Pergamon Press, Oxford, U.K.
1. Longe, Olu (1998). Ifa Divination and Computer Science. Inaugural Lecture, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Thursday, 22 December, 1983.
Titles of journals should be given in full. ‘In press’ can only be used to cite manuscripts actually accepted for publication in a journal. Citations such as ‘manuscript in preparation’ or ‘manuscript submitted’ should be avoided. Data from such manuscripts can only be mentioned in the text as ‘unpublished data’.
Tables should be self-contained and complement, but not duplicate, information contained in the text. Tables should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals. Each table should be presented on a separate page with a comprehensive but concise legend above the table. Tables should be double-spaced and vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Column headings should be brief, with units of measurement in parentheses; all abbreviations should be defined in footnotes. Use superscript letters (not numbers) for footnotes and keep footnotes to a minimum. *, **, *** should be reserved for P values. The table and its legend/footnotes should be understandable without reference to the text.
Prior to submission, we recommend that you ask a colleague to read over your paper and/or use an appropriate spelling and grammar check software. This is to ensure the paper is of high standard and conforms to a high level of scientific writing.Before submission of your manuscript, please check that:
• All references cited within the text are included in the reference section.
• All figures and tables are mentioned in the text.
• Figures are at least 300 d.p.i.
• The pages are numbered.
*There is no concurrent submission of the same paper to another journal.
*The journal reserves the right to withdraw papers (even after publication) if cases of unethical behaviour, such as plagiarism, multiple submissions, or other circumstances, warrants it. All request to publish a paper(s) must be accompanied by a duly signed COVER LETTER containing the name of the lead or corresponding author and affiliation. Publication of accepted papers is subject to the obligatory payment of the Journal’s pagination fee. Information on the current fee may be obtained from the Journal’s Editorial Office.