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Author Guidelines

Submission Instructions
The Journal of Web Science accepts only electronic submissions. For the purposes of the review process, we require that you submit your manuscript as a pdf file, observing a page limit of 14 double column pages, 10-point type, single-spaced, or 30 single column pages, 12-point type, double-spaced (including references, figures and author biographies). The review process will be single-blind with referees remaining anonymous.

We highly recommend to use our Latex template. You can copy the template on Overfleaf or download it from our website. Please note when using Overleaf: After copying the project, set "TeX Live version" to 2020 in the project settings. If you use another tool for your submission please format it accordingly.

Please provide an abstract of 100 to 200 words at the head of the manuscript. The abstract should state the nature and significance of the paper. It should not include mathematical expressions or bibliographic references. The abstract will appear in various online and printed abstract journals.

Title Page
Include the title of the article, author(s) name(s), and affiliation(s).

Tables and Figures
Number figures and tables consecutively (Table 1, Table 2, etc.). Do not number them according to the section in which they appear.

Number footnotes in order, corresponding to numbers in the text, and place them at the bottom of the page. Footnotes are not necessary for works cited; use citations instead as described below.

Supplementary Materials
Authors may submit supplementary materials. Supplementary materials must be essential to the scientific integrity and excellence of the paper. Such materials are subject to the same editorial standards and peer-review procedures as the paper itself. Supplementary materials may also be subject to file size and file format restrictions.

Acknowledgements should appear at the end of text of the paper, but before the references. Authors are expected to reveal the source of any financial or research support received in connection with the preparation of their article.

Reference List
A list of references must be provided at the end of the paper. Verify references carefully; they must correspond to the citations in text. List alphabetically by author's last name and then by year. The reference style for the Journal of Web Science is numerical. It is very important that you supply as complete a reference as possible and that it is structured in the manner requested. Please see an example of the reference and citation style in our template on Overfleaf.

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • 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 PDF document file format.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in the next section of this page.

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