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. For examples of articles we have published, please visit our archives page. 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 twice a year, with one issue typically reserved for papers presented at the previous year’s I/S symposium. The second issue features the best unsolicited manuscripts that we receive on topics within the I/S subject matter domain. Because I/S is able to publish only a small number of unsolicited manuscripts, our review process is highly selective, involving both our student editors and the international editorial board.
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. 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.
Authors may submit manuscripts to I/S at any time, although the highest volume of submissions tends to occur in late February and in August of each calendar year. The approval of unsolicited manuscripts typically requires both an affirmative assessment by student editors and a positive peer review by a member of our external editorial board. If an offer is both extended and accepted, the author will receive feedback from the peer reviewer in addition to the customary edit by our student board. I/S appears on both Westlaw and Lexis, as well as the EBSCO and HeinOnline databases. Our website provides free access to all of our content, and authors have the option of publishing their preliminary manuscripts on the site as accepted works-in-progress, should they wish to do so. Inquiries concerning format, topic, or anything else may be forwarded to I/S at any time.
Authors interested in having their work considered for future issues of I/S should submit their manuscripts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONTACT: Peter Shane
Moritz College of Law
55 West 12th Street
Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: (614) 688-3014