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AUTHOR GUIDELINES

Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted to the editor in PDF format. The editor of the JDFSL, may be reached via email at .

Copyright

The copyright of all material published in JDFSL is held by the Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law (ADFSL). The author agrees to this when hitting the "Accept" button on the Submission Agreement page prior to submitting their article.

Copy

All manuscripts should be word-processed (letter or correspondence-quality font). If the paper has been presented previously at a conference or other professional meeting, this fact, the date, and the sponsoring organization should be given in a footnote on the first page. Funding sources should be acknowledged in the "Acknowledgements" section. Articles published in or under consideration for other journals should not be submitted. Significantly enhanced versions of manuscripts previously published may be considered. Authors need to seek permission from the publishers of such previous publications. Papers awaiting presentation or already presented at conferences must be significantly enhanced (ideally, taking advantage of feedback received at the conference) in order to receive consideration.

The following information applies to both the review and the final version of the manuscript except that the review submission should not include Authors Names section, Biography section, or Acknowledgments section (if it contains information identifying the authors). Please follow review submission system guidelines.

If an article is accepted, author(s) must provide a machine-readable (Word or LaTex) version and graphics (figures) in GIF, TIF, or PowerPoint (preferred) format. Permissions for reprinted material are the sole responsibility of the author(s) and must be obtained in writing prior to publication.

GENERAL PAGE FORMATTING

  • Margins - top, bottom & inside: 1". outside: 0.88"
  • Paper - 8.5" width X 11.0" height
  • Body Alignment - Justified

PAGE 1

(Note: only include identifying information in your final draft after your paper has been accepted)

  • PAPER TITLE (6-12 words)
  • Separate line, centered, bold, all caps, Times New Roman, 16 point
  • Author Name(s) (final only)
  • Separate line, centered, bold, Times New Roman, 12 point. Do not include author name(s) anywhere else in paper except in biography or reference list as appropriate. Also include:
  • Address(es) (final only)
  • Phone number (final only)
  • Fax number (final only)
  • E-mail address (final only)
  • ABSTRACT
  • Begin with heading of ABSTRACT on a separate line, centered, bold, all caps, Times New Roman, 11 point
  • Abstract body is Times New Roman, 11 point
  • Paragraph Spacing: 12 pt before and 6 pt after
  • Keywords
  • Begin with heading of "Keywords:" on same line as text, Times New Roman, 11 point. Select 5-10 words or phrases to be used for indexing, in consultation with a technical thesaurus, if helpful. These might include important terms from the title, their synonyms, or related words. Do not use prepositions. Do not use hyphens unless the hyphenated parts are always treated as a unit. Use terms that are as specific as possible and whose meaning is generally known.

BODY

  • HEADING 1
  • Separate line, centered, bold, all caps, numbered, Times New Roman, 11 point
  • Paragraph Spacing: 12 pt before and 6 pt after
  • Heading 2
  • Separate line, centered, bold, upper/lower case, numbered, Times New Roman, 11 point
  • Paragraph Spacing: 12 pt before and 6 pt after
  • Heading 3
  • Separate line, left alignment, bold, upper/lower case, numbered, Times New Roman, 11 point
  • Paragraph Spacing: 0 pt before and 6 pt after
  • Heading 4
  • On the same line as beginning of text, left alignment, bold, upper/lower case, followed by a colon, Times New Roman, 11 point
  • Paragraph Spacing: 0 pt before and 6 pt after
  • Body
  • Times New Roman, 11 point, single spaced - single column
  • Paragraph Spacing - 0 pt before and 6 pt after

LAST SECTIONS OF MANUSCRIPT

  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS (optional)
  • AUTHOR BIOGRAPHIES (optional)
  • 60 to 100 words in paragraph form. May include present position, titles, degrees, experience, major publications or presentations, research interests, areas of professional expertise, etc.
  • REFERENCES
  • All bibliographic and in-text citations should be formatted according to the most recent APA Citation Guidelines (currently 6th edition apastyle.org)
  • Sequence: Entries should be ordered alphabetically (in text and Reference section) according to authors' or editors' last names, or the title of the work for items with no author or editor listed. References in text must be included in Reference section and vice versa. References in text should be of the format: (Jones et al., 1995; Smith, 1996).

JDFSL REFERENCES STYLE SHEET

Book

Author Last Name, First Initial. (Year Published). Book title. City of Publication, State: Name of Publisher.

Example:
Austin, J. H. (1998). Zen and the brain: Toward an understanding of meditation and consciousness. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Chapter in Book

Author Last Name, First Initial. (Year Published). Chapter title. In Editor's Name(s) (Eds.), Title of book, (page numbers). City of Publication, State: Name of Publisher.

Example:
Herrmann, R. K. (2002). Linking theory to evidence in international relations. In W. Carlsnaes, T. Risse, & B. A. Simmons (Eds.), Handbook of international relations (pp. 119-136). London, England: Sage.

Journal

Author Last Name, First Initial. (Year Published). Article title. Journal Name, Vol#(Issue#), page numbers. DOI (optional)

Example (One Author):
Oware, M. (2009). A "Man's Woman"? Contradictory messages in the songs of female rappers, 1992-2000. Journal of Black Studies, 39(5), 786-802. doi:10.1177/0021934707302454

Example (Two to Seven Authors):
Ko, C. H., Yen, J. Y., Liua, S. C., Huanga, C. F., & Yen, C. F. (2009). The associations between aggressive behaviors and internet addiction and online activities in adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 6, 598-605. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2008.11.011

Example (More than Seven Authors):
Burger, J., Gochfeld, M., Jeitner, C., Burke, S., Stamm, T., Snigaroff, R., ... Weston, J. (2007). Mercury levels and potential risk from subsistence foods from the Aleutians. Science of The Total Environment, 384, 93-105. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2007.05.004

(When authors number eight or more, include the first six names, then three ellipses, and then the last author's name)

Newspaper Article

Author Last Name, First Initial. (Date Published). Title of article. Newspaper Name, page numbers.

Example:
Young, J. (2003, February 14). Prozac campus: More students seek counseling and take psychiatric medication. The Chronicle of Higher Education, pp. A37-38.

(If the article was found through the newspaper's website, include "Retrieved from" and the URL of the home page)

Website

Web Page Author. (Date Accessed). Web Page Title. Retrieved on date from URL.

Example:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2009). 2009 H1N1 Flu ("Swine Flu") and You. Retrieved on February 21, 2012 from http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/qa.htm.

Conference Proceedings

Author Last Name, First Initial. (Year Published). Title of paper. In A. Editor, B. Editor, & C. Editor (Eds.), Title of Published Proceedings. Paper presented at Title of Conference: Subtitle of Conference, Location (inclusive page numbers). Place of publication: Publisher.

Example:
Wilkinson, R. (1999). Sociology as a marketing feast. In M. Collis, L. Munro, & S. Russell (Eds.), Sociology for the New Millennium. Paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association, Monash University, Melbourne, 7-10 December (pp. 281-289). Churchill, VIC: Celts.

Thesis

Author Last Name, First Initial. (Year). Title of dissertation. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Name of database. (Accession or Order Number)

Example:
Greene, F. B. (2005). Essays in urban transportation. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from JSTOR. (7741A)

JDFSL TEMPLATES

LaTeX

For those wishing to use LaTeX, a LaTeX template is available now by downloading the following:
LaTeX Template

Word Docx

For those wishing to use a Word Docx template, a Word Docx template is available now by downloading the following:
JDFSL Word Template

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SUBMISSION PREPARATION CHECKLIST

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or PDF document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 11-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE

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