ISJ aims to publish papers on diverse subjects related but not limited to service innovation and design, nursing and coping at home, security and social responsibility, and student entrepreneurship.. All the submissions are expected to contribute to raising awareness and rethinking interdisciplinarity. The submissions should also take into considerations that ISJ bridges the gap between theory and practice serving the needs of researchers as well as practitioners and executives.
ISJ may also publish a non-refereed e-journal (ISSN 1799-2710), book reviews and commentaries on developments in interdisciplinarity as well as notes on research work in progress and reports of relevant conferences.
Articles submitted to the journal should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time. Authors submitting articles for publication warrant that the work is not an infringement of any existing copyright. Contributions become the legal copyright of the publisher unless otherwise agreed.
Each paper is reviewed by the editor (online issues ISSN 1799-2710) and/or, if it is judged suitable for ISJ’s editorial scope, it is then sent to two referees for double blind peer review (printed issues ISSN 1799-2702). Based on their recommendations, the editor decides whether the paper should be accepted as is, revised or rejected.
Submissions should be sent via https://elomake3.laurea.fi/lomakkeet/1930/lomak.html. The author details including full name, affiliation, e-mail address and full international contact details should be presented on a separate sheet. Author(s) should not be identified in anywhere in the article. A brief autobiographical note of maximum of 5 lines in length should be supplied.
As a guide, articles should not exceed 25 double-spaced pages in length. It is strongly prohibited to use any particular settings (such as special heading or varying font styles, special page or other distinctive paragraph layouts) in typing. A title of not more than seven words should be provided. An abstract totalling 150 words at most should be supplied and three keywords encapsulating the principal subject covered by the article should be included. Headings must be short, clearly defined and not numbered. The recommended heading structure is Introduction, Literature review, Methodology, Results, Conclusions. References to other publications must be in APA style. References must be carefully checked for accuracy. Notes and/or endnotes are not allowed. A one-page executive summary comprising of an introduction, main principles and key implications must be provided at the end of the paper.
Figures, charts and diagrams should be kept to a minimum and must be submitted individually via https://elomake3.laurea.fi/lomakkeet/1930/lomake.html as separate files. In the text the position of the figure/chart should be shown by typing on a separate line the work “take in figure/chart 1”. As a general guideline, the papers must be saved in .rtf format but the charts and images can also be in .jpeg or .xls format. No .doc/.docx is recommended due to potential incompatibility issues. The publication will be printed in black and white, so using of textures in graphics is recommendable. All the figures, charts and tables must be in black and white.
Each accepted article for publication must be accompanied by a completed and signed Publication Agreement available from the Technical Editor. The copyright remains with the author in the case of e-journal (ISSN 1799-2710). The author must ensure that the final version of the article is complete, grammatically correct and without spelling or typographical errors. Paper content may not be changed once submitted under review.
Author(s) are expected to submit a list of four experts for reviewing purposes including their names, full addresses and expertise in the subject of the submission. These experts must be personally unknown to the author(s) and at least two of them must be from a different country than the author(s). The suggested reviewers are to be taken as a future reference for submissions other than the author him/herself.