Information For Authors

Interested in submitting to this journal? Authors who publish in our Journal follow the APA referencing style. Download the APA GUIDE here. We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.

N.B. Ensure to submit your title page separately from the body of the paper

Making Submission
To make a submission to AJSPIM, you will first need to register as an Author. To register with a journal, click the Register link on the upper right corner of the homepage. This will open the Registration Form for you to complete with all the required information. Once the registration is complete, the user will receive a notification message in his/her mail. Click on the link sent to complete the registration or just return to the site to login with the login details provided during the registration.

Start a new submission by clicking the New Submission button on the right side of the screen (after logging in). You will cycle through Steps 1 to 5 to upload and describe your submission. Alternatively, from the site’s front page, click on the "make a submission” button on the LHS.

To begin, select the appropriate section for your submission (e.g., article, review, etc.). Read and agree to the statements in the submission checklist by checking each box. Include any comments for the editor, read the journal’s privacy statement, and then click the Save and Continue button to move to Step 2.

On Step 2, a window will open allowing you to upload your submission file. First, you MUST select an Article Component. This lets the system know whether the file is the body of the manuscript, an image, a data set, etc. This must be selected before your file will upload. Once you’ve made that selection, you can then upload your first file. It is important to note that you can only upload one file at a time. Additional files can be uploaded later in the process. Typically, this first file will be the body of your manuscript. Hit the Continue button once the file uploads.

Click the Continue button. Next, you have the option to repeat the process to upload additional files (e.g., a data set or an image). Once you have finished uploading all of your files, click Complete; this will close the upload window.

On Step 3, you will be asked to add more information about the submission, including the title of the submission (broken down into prefix, title, and subtitle), the abstract, and additional contributors. You can add more contributors (e.g., co-authors), by clicking the Add Contributors link. This will open a new window with fields to enter their information.

To enter a keyword, simply type the word or phrase and hit your Enter key. The word or phrase will be formatted as a keyword. Click Save and Continue to finish the process.