Authors’ guidelines

Article types

  • Long / Short Research papers: to report original scientifically sound researches or case studies discussion, contributing to the knowledge advancement on a topic 
  • Review papers: to offer a comprehensive analysis of the existing literature on a topic and provide recommendations for future research
  • Positions papers: to discuss author’s position on a topic supported by relevant pieces of evidence
  • Letters to the editor: to comment on published papers or to present breaking results

Learn more about the Topic of Interest of IxD&A -> link

Expected length of contributions:

• long and review papers: 15-30 pages
• short papers: 6-12 pages
• position papers: 6-10 pages
• letters to the editors: 2-8 pages (intended to be used to comment on published papers or to present breaking results)
all papers will be double-blindly peer-reviewed by at least two (2) reviewers

n.b. with the exception of short papers, the indicated number of pages should be interpreted as flexible, as authors should feel free to represent the quality of the content of their articles to the best of their ability.

Template and guidelines

The papers should be submitted in an editable format, .rtf (or .doc or .pages) according to the guidelines described in the template:
o -> Author’s instructions .doc
o -> Authors’ instructions .pages
(derived from the Authors’ Instructions for the preparation of Camera-Ready Contributions to LNCS Proceedings)

The papers should be anonymised before the submission, to ensure a double-blind peer review. This requires removing author names, affiliations and emails, funding sources, and leaving the acknowledgment section blank.

The papers must be submitted in English. It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure adequate proofreading.

N.B.: .CSL file to use the citation style required by IxD&A in Mendeley can be found, thanks to Hendrys Fabian Tobar, here below:
@ -> download – @ Github repository -> download

Learn more about the review process -> link

Conventions of Authors’ Contributorship

In the camera-ready version of the paper, authors have to insert in their paper after the acknowledgments and before the reference section a CRediT author statement based on the Contributor Role Taxonomy (see table below) respecting the following format (link):

Zhang San: Conceptualization, Methodology, Software. Priya Singh: Data curation, Writing- Original draft preparation. Wang Wu: Visualization, Investigation. Jan Jansen: Supervision. Ajay Kumar: Software, Validation. Sun Qi: Writing- Reviewing and Editing.

CRediT (Contributor Role Taxonomy)

Term Definition
Conceptualization Ideas; formulation or evolution of overarching research goals and aims
Methodology Development or design of methodology; creation of models
Software Programming, software development; designing computer programs; implementation of the computer code and supporting algorithms; testing of existing code components
Validation Verification, whether as a part of the activity or separate, of the overall replication/reproducibility of results/experiments and other research outputs
Formal analysis Application of statistical, mathematical, computational, or other formal techniques to analyse or synthesize study data
Investigation Conducting a research and investigation process, specifically performing the experiments, or data/evidence collection
Resources Provision of study materials, reagents, materials, patients, laboratory samples, animals, instrumentation, computing resources, or other analysis tools
Data curation Management activities to annotate (produce metadata), scrub data and maintain research data (including software code, where it is necessary for interpreting the data itself) for initial use and later re-use
Writing – original draft Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work, specifically writing the initial draft (including substantive translation)
Writing – review and editing Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work by those from the original research group, specifically critical review, commentary or revision – including pre- or post-publication stages
Visualization Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work, specifically visualization/data presentation
Supervision Oversight and leadership responsibility for the research activity planning and execution, including mentorship external to the core team
Project administration Management and coordination responsibility for the research activity planning and execution
Funding acquisition Acquisition of the financial support for the project leading to this publication