Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

This is a practice journal created by students in class FIS 2309 - Design of Electronic Text from the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto. Under the direction of Professor Joan Cherry, the journal is published as an exercise through which the students gain knowledge of electronic text: its design principles, uses and methods for evaluating usability. In the process of studying the design and delivery of information, they also become familiar with OJS, open access journals, and elements of CSS in tutorials and presentations. Content comes from the students themselves, as they submit original papers on topics revolving around the issues and challenges of creating electronic text. The students also participate in the peer-review process by reading and evaluating other classmates' work for submissions to the journal. Students form teams within the class to work on aspects of the journal from editorial duties to design and layout.


Section Policies


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Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Abstract Policy

All articles must be accompanied by an indicative abstract, which outlines what the article is about (its main thematic statement), the article’s scope (significant areas covered), and its usefulness.  Please include an outline of its argument, a statement regarding its contribution to knowledge in its field, and an assessment of the usefulness of the resources it includes in a short paragraph of about 100 words.  Abstracts should not include references or footnotes.  Keywords (3-5 search terms that will help researchers to locate your paper by subject) should be included.  Abstracts must be separately submitted as Word documents; the file should be titled SURNAME KEYWORD abstract.doc.  You may wish to consult the NISO Guidelines for Abstracts (available as a free downloadable pdf file at http://www.techstreet.com/cgi-bin/detail?product_id=52600) for further information about indicative abstracts.


Editorial Policy

All papers will be subject to copyediting after the peer review process has been completed and before publication.  Corrections to spelling, grammar, punctuation and word usage will be made for the sake of overall consistency and clarity.