Electronic Submission Guidelines

Electronic Submission Guidelines Requirements for submitting Electronic Text and Graphic Files

(See JDIM Word Template for Text)

Journal of Digital Information Management accepts the papers in soft copy only. You can see the text in the formats listed below. Microsoft Word is the preferred file format. If your text processor is not listed below, Rich Text Format is the preferred alternative; if not available you can use file as ASCII. However to confirm the accurate transmission of electronic files you may send the submissions in pdf form additionally. (see it is only an additional format)

When you prepare the paper you can use fewer layout specifications such as multiple columns, font changes, type size, page parameters, etc. You are encouraged to use italic, sub- and superscript, and special characters as needed. Graphical submission Guidelines is given at the end of this page.

Do not provide your paper in the format of desktop publishing software, such as QuarkXpress, Ventura, Pagemaker or Framemaker. Do not provide your paper in PostScript form.

JDIM prefers the following Text Formats

ANSI text

ASCII text


Microsoft Word (for Windows )

Rich Text Format

Portable Document Format (pdf)- additional

Requirements for submitting Electronic Image Files

Graphic files can be in bitmaps or vectors. When you send the bitmaps please ensure high resolution. The preferred bitmap formats are TIFF (.TIF), PCX, JPEG (.JPG), (.PCD), Scitex (.CT) and GIF files

Bitmaps are measured in dots per inch (dpi). They should be at least 300 dpi at the final printed size (600 dpi is preferred). Color images should meet all the requirements of grayscale images and should be saved in CMYK format. The preferred vector formats are CorelDRAW (*.CDR), Corel Presentation Exchange (*.CMX),Adobe Illustrator (*.AI, *.EPS) and other DRAW type programs (*.EPS)

Digital Cameras

When photographs captured using digital cameras should have high resolution and size settings. The preferred minimum image size is 1050 pixels in width for a single column image, and 2100 pixels in width for a two (or three if three column format) column wide image.

Digital Camera Images are usually stored as JPEG files and can be should be in this format.

Graphic Submission Guidelines

Artwork Guidelines

The artwork must be cited in the text, be numbered, and have captions. Please provide art credits/copyrights for images.

Authors are encouraged to use clear graphics. The photographs should be in TIFF or JPEG files. However the screen shots can be in the form of EPS, Sun PS, TIFF, JPEG, or Windows .BMP.

Print Size

Preferred final print size: No less than 300 dpi. Please note that 72-dpi images elude clarity for print form of the journal. For screenshot please see below. As the journal is printed at a much higher resolution than a computer screen, you can avoid bitmapping (out of focus pictures) by increasing the resolution.

Screen Shots

It is ideal if you send the screen shot in 72 dpi (dots per inch). Since Photoshop is used for processing screen shot you can use big monitor. In the computer you can use the settings menu and see the screen area box and fix the resolution to high setting. You can click the window to full and capture the screen shot and this process will enable us to edit properly.

Digital Cameras

The general image size of the digital camera pictures is at 1,050 pixels in width for a single column image and 2,100 pixels for two. The preferred dpi is 300, if possible, and in sharp focus at high-contrast settings.

Embedded images in word format is not encouraged. For images, attachment in TIFF, JPEG or .eps files would help us. Images can be in grayscale or in CMYK color format.

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