Author guidelines

Upload your submission to EasyChair in electronic form (MS Word/RTF-Format) for reviewing process. Please remove any hidden data and personal information (name, surname, institution, cv, acknowledgements) from the uploaded document to ensure blind review.

Author guidelines


Preparing Your Paper

  1. The paper should be prepared as .doc or .docx file (max. 20 MB).
  2. Full paper submissions may contain max. 5,500 words, and short paper submissions max. 2, 000 words – excluding the list of references. Please, use A4 paper format, with the following layout: top margin 3.5 cm; bottom margin 3.0 cm; left margin 3.0 cm; right margin 3.0 cm.
  3. Papers must be written in British style English.
  4. Papers must be written using Times New Roman font, size 12; single spacing; left side alignment; paragraph indenting of 1.5; page numbers inserted on the upper right side.
  5. Include a 250-word maximum structured abstract, including the following sections: Introduction, Methods, Analysis, Results and Conclusions (for details, see  In addition, select at least three keywords from the list of terms in the Information Research subject index found at .
  6. Avoid footnotes. If these cannot be avoided, locate them at the end of the text, just before the references.
  7. Any tables or figures must be numbered and have captions at the bottom.
  8. Follow the style in the Style Manual at
  9. Do not use ad hoc abbreviations and acronyms. For example, do not refer to “information behaviour” as IB.
  10. Please remove any hidden data and personal information (name, surname, institution, cv, acknowledgements) from the uploaded document to ensure blind review.

A template for submissions can be downloaded using the following link: ISIC2016_template.

Submit your paper by March 20, 2016 through the ISIC2016 paper submission site at

This site is managed using the EasyChair conference management system.  If you do not have an EasyChair account, you have to sign up for an account by following the instruction on the site before submitting your paper.  If you have any problem or questions about the electronic submission process using the EasyChair system, please feel free to contact us at


Preparing Your Final Paper Submission

When You receive the final acceptance notification, You will be asked to (re)include all the removed author information, like author(s) name(s), affiliation(s) and self-cited references in the final paper version. At the end of the paper, before the References, add:
About the author(s) [First level heading] – Brief biographies of the authors should provide only the basic details of the author’s education, present position, research interests, full mailing address and contact e-mail address.
Other Paper Writing Guidelines for the Final Submission are the same as the guidelines for Preparing Your Paper stated above. Authors whose native language is not English are encouraged to have their manuscripts read by a native English-speaking colleague before (re)submission.


Preparing Your Poster

Please, limit your proposal for the poster to 2 pages. A list of the poster titles and authors will be included in the conference program. Poster proposals are not published in Information Research, but we intend to publish the Poster proposals and the Doctoral Workshop submissions as separate ISIC 2016 conference proceedings.

  1. Proposer: Include name, address, phone and fax numbers, email address (expect most correspondence by email), Web address (if applicable), etc. This item does not count in the page limit. Poster proposals do not undergo blind review, so this information should be included.
  2. Statement of Topic: A short title.
  3. Significance and Relevance of the Topic: Please, explain why the topic is significant.
  4. Content: A description of the expected content of the poster.
  5. Abstract (Description): The abstract is a short description of your poster (max. 250 words).

Submit your poster proposal by March 20, 2016 through the ISIC2016 paper submission site at
After the Poster proposal is accepted You will be instructed to limit the size of the Poster to 70 x 110 cm. If you have any questions or comments concerning paper or poster submission please feel free to contact us at


Preparing Your Doctoral Workshop Submission

To apply as a student participant in the Doctoral Workshop, prepare a Thesis Summary, a short CV, and a Letter of Recommendation. More detailed guidelines ~>