• Table of content
  • Editorial Board
  • Review Process
  • Author Guidelines
  • Manuscript Publication Charges
  • Indexing and Abstracting

Editor-in-Chief

Fotis Liarokapis, Interactive Worlds Applied Research Group & Serious Games Institute, UK
F.Liarokapis@coventry.ac.uk

Associate Editors

Eike Anderson, Bournemouth University, UK
Peter Comninos, Bournemouth University, UK
Christopher Peters, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Editorial Board

Rafael Bidarra, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Eugene Ch’ng, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Marcello Carrozzino, Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy
Ginevra Castellano, Queen Mary University, UK
Sung Hyun Cho, Hongik University, Korea
Kurt Debattista, Warwick University, UK
John Dingliana, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Nikos Doulamis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Anastasios DoulamisTechnical University of Crete, Greece
Sara de FreitasSerious Games Institute, UK
Christos GatzidisBournemouth University, UK 
Brian Goldiez, University of Central Florida, USA
John Halloran, Coventry University, UK
Ioannis Ivrissimtzis, Durham University, UK
Kyung Sik Kim, Hoseo University, Korea
Gudrun Klinker, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Torsten Kuhlen, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Richard LeeHavok, Ireland
Marinos Ioannides, The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus
Jörn Loviscach, Fachhochschule Bielefeld, Germany
Katerina Mania, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Leigh McLoughlin, Bournemouth University, UK
Mark McMahon, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Michael McNeil, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
Yann MorvanTrinity College Dublin, Ireland
Ryohei Nakatsu, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Ana Paiva, INESC-ID / Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Georgios Papaioannou, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Genaro Rebolledo Mendez, Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico
John Ryan, University of Sydney, Australia
Luís Paulo Santos, University of Minho, Portugal
Daniel Wagner, Technische Unversitaet Graz, Austria
Krzysztof WalczakPoznan University of Economics, Poland
Martin White, University of Sussex, UK
Nelson Zagalo, University of Minho, Portugal

Manuscripts will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and contribution. Submitted manuscripts must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.

All submissions will go through a centralised database for classification and internal administration purposes. Once classified, papers will be directed to the appropriate Editor. All submissions are read by at least one of the Editors. Every effort is made to judge the merits of manuscripts. The Editor will refer the manuscript to 2-3 external reviewers in a full double-blind peer review process and will send a summary of review back to the author(s).

Editors have full authority to make one of the following decisions:
– Publish without modification
– Accept with revision
– Accept with major revision
– Reject

Please note: An invitation to accept with major revision does not imply a promise of subsequent publication, however, it is an indication of a positive reaction from reviewers and there is a possibility of publication. Editors may take note of comments and advice made by reviewers that are not intended to be shared with authors. For manuscripts resulting in the decision to “accept with revision”, only the editor in chief will review the revised manuscript before making the final accept/reject decision.

Important Disclaimer

Neither this Journal nor IBIMA Publishing accept any liability whatsoever for the consequences of any inaccurate or misleading data, opinions, or statements. Although every effort is made by the Journal and the editorial board of this open access journal to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions, or statements appear in the published article, it has to be clear that the data, opinions, and statements appearing in the articles are the sole responsibility of the author(s).

Manuscript Submission 

Manuscript submission should be submitted to the link above “Submit a Manuscript.” Indicate the journal to which you want to submit the manuscript. Use a major word processing software such as Microsoft word, open office word,…etc. to write and submit your manuscript. PDF submission are also allowed.

Manuscript Title

Manuscript title should be clear and provide an overall idea of the research.

Author(s) information
The manuscript should include on the first page:

– Full author(s) names
– Complete affiliation names and addresses
– E-mail addresses for all authors
– Contact author (if available)

Author(s) information should not be available anywhere else in the paper. Do not include author information in the header/footer of the paper.

Abstract

Use the word “Abstract” as the title for the abstract section. The abstract should be no more than 250 words. It should capture research motivation, research design/methodology, and main findings and implications. The abstract should provide an excellent summary of the paper.

Keywords: 3-4 keywords that highlight the topic in the paper. 

Introduction

This section should follow keywords. This section should provide background of the study and highlight research motivation. 

The main body of the paper 

Two categories of heading are defined: ‘Heading’ (Bold, Left, 12 pt) with 10 point space before paragraph for the first level headings and ‘Subheading’ (Italic, Left) for the subsidiary level. 

The main body of the paper can include titles and subtitles followed by discussion to address: literature review, research question, research design and methodology, result, discussion, study limitations and conclusion.

Body text is set in ‘Text’ style (Justified). Paragraphs are separated by a separate line.

Figures and Tables

Include figures and tables within the body of your paper. DO NOT design your figures using Microsoft word in bits and pieces. This will cause the figure to be distorted during formatting and production. You have to use a drawing tool and import the figure to word. 

Figures titles should be under the figure. Table title should be above the table.

Make sure you have permission of any previously published figure or table from publishers and/or authors. This is the sole responsibility of the author(s). 

Acknowledgment
Include any acknowledgement right before the references section (if applicable)

Referencing published research within text

References to previously published research studies must in Harvard style. Author(s) should make every effort to ensure completeness, accuracy and consistency of each reference.

Examples:
– In a research study by ackoff (1961) …..
– Gibberd et al (1991) mentioned……
– In the book by Dunlop and Williams (1989) …… 

References

References section should be at the end of the manuscript. References to previously published research studies must in Harvard style. References should be arranged alphabetically without numbers. Keep one black line between each two references. Please follow the examples below. 

Journal Articles

Last name, initials. (year) ‘Article title with only first letter upper case,’ Journal name, vol (issue no.), pages.

Example: Articles with one author

Ackoff, R L. (1961) ‘Management Misinformation Systems,’ Management Science, 14 (4), 147-156.

Example: Articles with two authors

Sabri, EH and Beamon, M. (2000), ‘A Multi-Objective Approach to Simultaneous Strategic and Operational Planning in Supply Chain Design,’ Omega: an International Journal of Management Science 28 (1), 581-598.

Example: Articles with more than two authors

Fox, MS., Barbyceanu, M. and Teigen, R. (2000), ‘Agent-oriented Supply Chain Management,’ International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems, 12 (1), 165-88

Online Journals and websites

Last name, initial(s). (Date published). Title of article. [Online]. Publisher. [Date you accessed the site]. Available: URL. 

Example: 

Lorek, L. A., (2003), ”Buyers catch on to online shopping,’ San Antonio Express-News. [Online], [Retrieved December 22, 2003], http://web.lexis-nexis.com/universe/document

Books

Bonini, C P. (1963) Simulation of Information and Decision Systems in the Firm, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. 


Edited Books

Trowbridge, P. (2003), A case study of green supply chain management at advanced micro devices, Greening the Supply Chain, Sarki, J. (ed), Greenleaf, Sheffield.

Periodicals

James, D. (1999), ‘From clicks to coin,’ Marketing News, 33 (21), 3.

Conference Paper

Jandos, J. and Vorisek, J. (2009), ‘Enterprise Web 2.0. What is it really?’ Proceedings of the 13th Inernational Business Information Management Association (IBIMA), ISBN: 978-0-9821489-2-1, 9-10 November 2009, Marrakech, Morocco, 10-15.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish in any IBIMA Publishing open access journal retain the copyright of their work under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License, which allows the unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction of an article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited. No permission is required from the authors or the publishers. While authors retain copyright of their work with first publication rights granted to IBIMA Publishing, authors are required to transfer copyrights associated with commercial use to this Publisher. Revenues produced from commercial sales and distribution of published articles are used to maintain reduced publication fees and charges.

The International Journal of Interactive Worlds (IJIW) is an open access journal. Open access journals are those that provide immediate and free access of all published full-text articles to interested readers around the world. Open access provide readers with the ability to view, save, print, copy, distribute and transmit any published article without fee-based subscriptions.

Open access publishing (OAP) can provide several benefits to participating authors. It helps in maximising the dissemination and impact of research by making it freely available to all readers worldwide. Further, recently published literature suggest that OAP increases the chance of obtaining citations of the published work, which in turn can be translated into greater recognition of the research. More importantly, OAP promotes and encourages cumulative research and knowledge creation worldwide by providing easy, enhanced, and accelerated access to research.

Publishing an article in IJIW requires payment of the manuscript processing charges once a manuscript is accepted for publication. The payment is to be made by one of the authors, their university/organisation, or funding body. The manuscript processing charges are designed to allow publishers to recover manuscript processing expenses and the cost of making the full-text available on the Internet to all interested researchers.

Manuscript Charges:

Research paper US $195
Viewpoint US $195
Book Review US $195
Project Reference List US $195

Manuscript Types:

Research paper
: is a full paper with complete set of references. This include completed research, research in progress, liturature review, meta analysis, conceptual papers, and case studies.

Viewpoint: an article that reflects the author’s opinion, interpretation, or future projection.
Book Review: a review of rcently published book.
Project List: Reference lists of research groups, and current projects and applications.

Copyright

Authors who publish in any IBIMA Publishing open access journal retain the copyright of their work under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License, which allows the unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction of an article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited. No permission is required from the authors or the publishers.

Important Disclaimer

Neither this Journal nor IBIMA Publishing accept any liability whatsoever for the consequences of any inaccurate or misleading data, opinions, or statements. Although every effort is made by the Journal and the editorial board of this open access journal to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions, or statements appear in the published article, it has to be clear that the data, opinions, and statements appearing in the articles are the sole responsibility of the author(s).

 The Journal is indexed and/or abstracted in the following databases/resources:

  • EBSCOhost – Academic Search Premier
  • EBSCOhost – NSA Collection
  • Cabell’s Directory
  • ProQuest
  • Ulrich’s Periodcals Directory
  • Open J-Gate
  • J-Gate
  • Gale Cengage Learning
  • MediaFinder