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Author Guidelines

The International Journal of Digital Technology and Economy welcomes submissions in all areas of digital technology and economy as specified in the journal introduction. The following instructions should be consulted when submitting your paper to IJDTE.

Papers can be written in English or Croatian. The standard font is Times New Roman 12. All papers should have between 3 and 5 keywords and an abstract of 100-300 words. The styling should either be impersonal using passive voice or using a pluraris modestiae ("we" instead of "I", even for a single author).

All abbreviations should be introduced and the words they refer to should be italicized when first introduced, as in the following example: "when considering today's challenges for business intelligence (BI)…" The language must be formal. Abbreviations and contractions should be avoided: the authors should write "we are" instead of "we're", "do not" instead of "don't", etc. The only abbreviations used should be e.g., i.e., viz., cf. and etc.

All variable names should be in italic (or bold if the need arises). All code should be in a textbox and bolded. Apart from this, change as little as possible the original settings of MS Word or any other word editor. Sections should be formatted by using the standard Heading 1 option. For section numberings use 1., 2., 3. etc. For subsections use 1.1., 1.2., etc. Every section should be numbered, excluding the abstract and the references. Titles should be brief and they should not contain any punctuation.

All pictures and graphs should be named "Image N", where N goes from 1 to the number needed, and the picture must be referenced inside the text, for example: "…the main results grouped by source are shown in the chart above (Image 3)"

Every image should be drawn by the authors, or if the image is taken from the internet, proof must be sent to the editors to ensure that there is no copyright infringement. Images should be sent in separate jpg or png files of adequate size and quality, named as FigureN.jpg and in the main textual file a line containing "Figure N: <Figure N description up to 10 words.>"

Every sentence taken from the references should be clearly cited as a quote with " ":
"As Jonson points out [8]: "There can be ne unique way of…" "

Quotes longer than 50 words should be indented and typed with a 2pt smaller font and italicized. Paraphrases should also be cited with a "cf.":
"as Grigorvski points out, we should be careful in applying hash functions to this kind of data (cf. [4])"

Also, reference to every item in the bibliography should appear in the text (inline):
"it is well known that these results have been questioned [5], but we will…"

Papers will be rejected based on failures to attribute credit. All work used must be cited by [N] in the text, and there cannot be any part of the text that is published anywhere else, including other papers of the same author, unless it is quoted.

The bibliography style for the IJDTE is:
[1] Johnson, J. N. and Peterson, P. (2010). An Article to Cite. International Journal of Digital Technology and Economy, no. 4, vol. 15, pp. 34-56.
[2] Donaldson, D. (2014). Big Book on Big Books. New York: University Press.
[3] Jackson, S. (2013). The Little Chapter. In Big Book of Little Chapters, ed. Stevenson, D., pp. 45-46.
[4] (2016-05-28)

All other elements should be cited descriptively with as much information as possible in a footnote right after they were mentioned. E.g. for some claim the footnote text would be "This was pointed out by prof. Donnel from CUNY in her 25. May 2013 interview for the show News in Focus on the ABC network."

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

Copyright Notice

IJDTE is an open access journal.

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

    1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
    2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
    3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

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