Prospective Authors

I/S Submission Information

Submissions: I/S is devoted to publishing outstanding research and writing that addresses the legal and policy aspects of e-government and electronic democracy, cybersecurity, online privacy and public information policy, e-commerce, information technology and economic development, telecommunications regulation, or any other aspect of the social, economic, political, or cultural implications of information technology.  We welcome submissions from all relevant disciplines, including law and business, engineering and science, the social sciences, and the humanities – so long as the manuscript addresses its topic in its legal or policy aspects.

I/S publishes three times a year, with one issue reserved for topics in privacy law and policy.  The remaining two issues will either feature a themed research section, presenting articles specially commissioned for I/S, or a selection of the very best unsolicited manuscripts that we receive on topics within the I/S subject matter domain.  Even in issues with a themed research section, I/S is typically able to publish a small number of unsolicited manuscripts, should we receive submissions of outstanding quality. 

I/S welcomes unsolicited manuscripts in four categories: full-length research articles (typically around 10,000 words); shorter, less formal commentaries that address cutting-edge policy topics related to information and communication technology (ICT) and society (typically no more than 5,000 words), student research, and book reviews. Manuscripts should be submitted in MSWord, WordPerfect, or Rich Text Format. In the event I/S accepts your manuscript for publication, you would keep the copyright and give to I/S a free, perpetual, nonexclusive license to provide for the publication (or republication) of your work. We require only that I/S be the first print venue for the work we accept and that I/S be credited as the original venue in any subsequent publication.

Because our examination of unsolicited manuscripts entails a combination of student and professional review, manuscripts proposed for publication in any given academic year must typically reach us by either May 1 or June 1 of the preceding academic year (for inclusion in the following winter and spring issues, respectively).  Inquiries concerning format, topic, or anything else may be forwarded to I/S at any time.

Authors interested in having their work considered for the future issues of I/S should submit their manuscripts to shane.29@osu.edu.

CONTACT: Peter Shane
Faculty Editor
Moritz College of Law
55 West 12th Street
Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: (614) 688-3014