Journal of Cases on Information Technology (JCIT)

Submit a Paper to the Journal of Cases on Information Technology (JCIT)

Published Annually. Est. 1999.
The Journal of Cases on Information Technology (JCIT) publishes comprehensive, real-life teaching cases, empirical and applied research-based case studies, and case studies based on individual, organizational, and societal experiences related to the utilization and management of information technology. Cases published in JCIT deal with a wide variety of organizations such as businesses, government organizations, educational institutions, libraries, non-profit organizations, and so forth. Additionally, cases published in JCIT report not only successful utilization of IT applications, but also failures and mismanagement of IT resources and applications. In addition to full-length cases and articles, JCIT periodically publishes teaching notes on innovative teaching approaches and critical incidents (short cases intended for use in a single class period). As a refereed, international journal, the JCIT provides effective understanding, solutions, and lessons learned in the utilization and management of information systems applications, technology, and resources. The impact of technology in a particular setting is described, analyzed, and synthesized for the objective of offering solutions for successful strategies.
ISSN: 1548-7717|EISSN: 1548-7725|DOI: 10.4018/JCIT
The Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cases on Information Technology (JCIT) would like to invite you to consider submitting a teaching case, and empirical and applied research-based case studies for inclusion in this scholarly journal. The following describes the mission, the coverage, and the guidelines for submission to JCIT.

Mission

The Journal of Cases on Information Technology (JCIT) is an international refereed journal whose primary mission is to provide understanding and lessons learned in regard to all aspects of information technology utilization and management in individual, organizational, and societal experiences. In every discipline, some of the most powerful tools in the hands of educators, researchers, and managers are cases based on the experiences of others. Teaching cases and case studies are tremendous sources of solutions, knowledge, ideas, and innovations related to the utilization and management of information systems. The goal of JCIT is to provide a unique opportunity for research to take the shape of experience, implementation, and application.


Coverage

Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to) the following:
  • Data management
  • Distance learning
  • E-business
  • E-commerce technologies
  • E-government
  • E-learning technologies
  • E-services
  • End user computing
  • Human side of IT
  • Information security and ethics
  • Internet technologies
  • Issues of emerging technology
  • IT in business
  • IT in developing countries
  • IT in government
  • IT in libraries
  • IT in organizations
  • IT in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • IT in the classroom
  • IT in the healthcare industry
  • Legal issues of IT
  • Multimedia in education
  • Social networks
  • Web-enabled technologies


Submission

Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished article manuscripts will be considered. Interested authors must consult the Journal Guidelines for Manuscript Submission at https://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/journal-guidelines-for-submission/?titleid=1075 PRIOR to submission. Any further questions may be answered at https://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/. All article manuscript submissions will be forwarded to at least three members of the editorial review board of the journal for a double-blind peer review. The final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers.

Starting January 1st, 2021, this journal will be converting from Hybrid Open Access to full Gold Open Access, meaning from January 1st, 2021 onward all of its published contents will be 100% open access and the copyright of the published work will stay with the author(s) ((Note: IGI Global open access journal article manuscript publishing offers authors the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licensing arrangement. The copyright for the work remains solely with the author(s) of the article manuscript), and the publisher will provide the published contents free of charge globally (there will no longer be subscription fees or payment of any kind required for individuals and libraries to access and utilize the published contents).

Once the journal is converted to Gold Open Access in 2021 and will no longer have subscription revenue backing it, the journal will be heavily reliant on Open Access Article Processing Charges (APCs) payment provided by either the author(s) or his/her/their respective institution or another funding agency, AFTER the article manuscript submission has been through a full double-blind peer review and the Editor-in-Chief at his/her full discretion has decided to accept the manuscript based on the results of the double-blind peer review process. The APC will offset the costs of all of the activities associated with the publication of the article manuscript, including the digital tools used to support the manuscript management and review process, the typesetting, formatting and layout, online hosting, the submission of the journal’s content to numerous abstracts, directories, and indexes, third party software (plagiarism checks), editorial support which includes manuscript tracking, communications, submission guideline checks, communications with authors and reviewers, as well as all promotional support and activities which includes metadata distribution, press releases, promotional communications, web content, ads, fliers, brochures, postcards, etc. for the journal and its published contents; and the fact that all published articles will be freely accessible and able to be posted and disseminated widely by the authors.

The Article Processing Charge (APC) for this journal is currently set at $1,500 USD and authors will not be asked to provide payment of the APC fee (directly to the publisher) until AFTER their manuscript has gone through the full double-blind peer review process and the Editor-in-Chief at his/her full discretion has decided to accept the manuscript based on the results of the double-blind peer review process. Please note that there is absolutely NO correlation between the APC (Article Processing Charge) being paid by the author and the results of review process outcomes.

Those coming from certain developing countries will be able to take advantage of discounts or waivers with careful consideration by IGI Global’s Executive Editorial Board. Also, authors of submitted manuscripts can take advantage of IGI Global’s Read and Publish Open Access Initiative, which allows authors who are affiliated with institutions that are currently subscribed to one or more IGI Global databases to benefit from APC funding (you can learn more about how this all works here). In the case of a multi-authored work, even if only one author is eligible for the discount or waiver, all authors of the work will benefit from the waiver or discount. Additionally, if an author chooses to utilize any of IGI Global’s Author Services on their manuscript, the amount paid for any of these author services will be deducted from the final Article Processing Charge (APC).

For more information on APCs and Open Access Publishing please visit IGI Global’s open access publishing page here, and also it is recommended to read the following article published by Web of Science, “A researcher’s complete guide to open access papers”.



All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

All inquiries regarding JCIT should be directed to the attention of:
Andrew Borchers
Editor-in-Chief
E-mail: JCIT@igi-global.com

All case submissions to JCIT should be sent through the online submission system:
http://www.igi-global.com/authorseditors/titlesubmission/newproject.aspx