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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Thank you for choosing the International Journal of Interactive Media Studies to submit your paper. These instructions will ensure we have everything required so your paper can move through peer review, production and publication smoothly.

Please make sure that you have carefully read 'About the Journal' and its 'Aims and Scope' and adhere to the 'Author Guidelines' and 'Journal Policies' prior to making the submissions.

Refer below complete guidelines for preparing and submitting your manuscript to this journal.

Preparing Your Paper

Submission Process

Reviewing & Publication Process

Author Declaration Form

Copyright Notice

Privacy Statement

Preparing Your Paper


Your paper should be compiled in the following order:

Title page
Abstract (unstructured abstract of 150 words) with Keywords (3 and 5 keywords)
Materials and Methods,
Conflict of interest statement
Appendices (as appropriate)

Tables and figures can be included within the text according to the requirement (Tables and figures should have captions).

Author Details

To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review for submission to this journal, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other.

Thus authors of the document have deleted their names from the text. Author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file.

Word Limits

A typical paper for this journal should be no more than 20 double-spaced pages.

Formatting and Templates

Papers may be submitted in Word format. To assist you in preparing your paper, we provide formatting template(s).

<< Download the Word Template >>


Please use the APA Referencing Style when preparing your paper.

Submission Process

Steps for Submission:

(1) Click on “Make a submission”

(2) Then click on “Register” to register yourself as an author. Fill the relevant fields seen in the screen and create the account.

The username should start and end with alphanumeric characters and include only lowercase letters.

If already registered, can simply “Log in” (using your username and password) and begin the five-step process.

(3) Afterwards, click on “Make New Submission”in the bullet list that appears.

(4) Follow the steps that appear in the window and complete your submission.


Step 1 - Start

Check the check-list after making sure the manuscript complies with the list. Tick other compulsory items in the check list and save and continue.

Step 2 – Upload your submission

Select article type and upload your manuscript. Manuscript must be in MS Word format. No other formats are accepted. Complete step two and click save and continue.

Step 3 – Enter Metadata

Meta data entered should be accurate. Title, Abstract, List of contributors, Keywords and References (Reference list) are musts.

Add contributors option can be used to add co-authors if there are any. If available, please include ORCiDs and social media handles (Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn).

One author will need to be identified as the corresponding author, with their email address. Authors’ affiliations are the affiliations where the research was conducted. If you are the corresponding author for the manuscript please tick, “Principal contact for editorial correspondence”. All editorial correspondences will be handled with this author.

If any of the named co-authors moves affiliation during the peer-review process, the new affiliation can be given as a footnote. Please note that no changes to affiliation can be made after your paper is accepted.

Save changes and press save and continue.

Step 4 – Confirmation

Click “Finish submission” to complete the submission

Reviewing & Publication Process

(1) After a successful submission, the manuscript will be subjected to double-blind peer-review process.

(2) Upon the completion of reviewing process, the review reports are sent to the authors to make respective revisions.

(3) The revised manuscripts are screened by the editor and the decision authority to “Accept” or “Reject” of a manuscript will be taken by the editor. If a manuscript is “Accepted”, the manuscript is processed for publication. If a manuscript is rejected, the authors are informed of the decision and no further processing is done on the manuscript.

(4) Accepted manuscript will be published after receiving the camera-ready version of the manuscript along with author confirmation through the signed Author Declaration Form.

Author Declaration Form

Manuscripts are accepted for publication subject to the understanding that the journal has the right of first publication. Authors may be asked to make a statement of novelty regarding their submission, contribution of authors and other published work.

It is mandatory to sign and send the Author Declaration Form prior to the publication.

<< Download the Author Declaration Form >>


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Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


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