Author Submissions

Submitting to the IJDSJ

On this page you will find instructions for authors wishing to submit to this Journal. We publish articles of 7-10,000 words.

We ask authors to please read our Journal Ethics Statement and Guidance for Authors documents (under DOWNLOADS below) when preparing their manuscripts and before submitting to the journal. The Guidance for Authors also includes information on journal style.

Both documents have been written by the Journal’s Executive Committee, assisted by and in consultation with the Journal’s Editorial Board. 

Authors may also wish to read the template Permissions Form, supplied by Pluto Journals (under DOWNLOADS below). When an article is accepted for IJDSJ, authors will be required to sign this form prior to publication. It explains their rights.

IJDSJ will strive to make decisions on submissions within 12 weeks, but should there be delays, authors will be kept informed.

How to submit

Submissions should be sent to the I.J.D.S.J. Executive Editors via 

Please make sure you:

1. Write ‘Submission’ in the email subject heading

2. Include all relevant attachments to your email

You will receive an auto-reply to acknowledge receipt of your email. If you do not receive this, then this may mean that your email has not been delivered. Please resend. 

Would you like some initial feedback on your ideas for an article?


Before or as part of the process of writing their articles, authors are welcome to submit extended abstracts of 500 words maximum to the I.J.D.S.J. Editorial Executive for their feedback.  These abstracts should be sent to:

Format of abstracts


Authors are asked to ensure that the abstract summarises the content and central argument of the proposed article. The I.J.D.S.J Editorial Executive will provide feedback on the likely suitability (‘fit’) of the topic to the journal and offer constructive and collegiate suggestions for the article’s development.   

Gentle reminder


The I.J.D.S.J. cannot promise to publish eventual articles, even if authors have received early-stage feedback. The review process will be the same as for all other submissions.

Downloads for Authors

Listed below are the key documents authors who wish to submit to this Journal will need to read. These are all in pdf/a format. If anyone requires a different format, please contact Gem Turner (