Authors' Responsibilities & Copyright

Authors are expected to ensure the accuracy of their papers. The publisher accepts no responsibility for statements made by authors in written papers. Where relevant, authors are to ensure that the contents of their papers are cleared for publication by, for example, their employer, their client, the funding organization, and/or the copyright owner of any material which is reproduced. Authors retain the copyright to their papers.


Authors must not use the words, figures, or ideas of others without attribution. Authors must obtain written permission to include figures or other graphics from other sources. All sources must be cited at the point they are used, and reuse of wording must be limited and be attributed or quoted in the text. Articles that are found to have been plagiarised from a manuscript by other authors, whether published or unpublished, will be rejected. Any published articles found to contain the work of other writers without appropriate and transparent attribution may need to be corrected or retracted.


The aims of the journal are to encourage discussion, to initiate changes where they are needed, and to provide practical guidance—in the form of Best Practice statements—to inform those changes. Academic publishing depends, to a great extent, on trust. Editors trust peer reviewers to provide fair assessments; authors trust editors to select appropriate peer reviewers; and readers put their trust in the peer-review process. Good decisions and strong editorial processes designed to manage these interests will foster a sustainable and efficient publishing system, which will benefit academic societies, journal editors, authors, researchers, research funders, readers, and publishers.

Submission Guide

Authors should download this document — the Author Instructions — to assist them as they prepare their paper for submission.  Common errors to avoid in papers submitted to JIW can be found here. Authors familiar with LaTeX templates are welcome to use this information to help them prepare their manuscripts for the Journal of Information Warfare. Authors who would like to learn more or download the LaTeX program please click here and follow the instructions.


The editors and reviewers reserve the right to refer papers back to authors for correction or editing papers before publication. 

Submission Details

Submissions should be made via e-mail to Elena Brigham ( or

File Type

Authors should submit their papers as Microsoft Word files. 

Files to Send

Unless asked to do otherwise, authors should send only the following files:

  • Final paper prepared according to the specifications listed in the Author Instructions.
  • Author Declaration Form, which appears on the last page of the Author Instructions.
  • A short biography (of a few sentences) for each author.
  • A photo of each author that can be resized to 401 x 401 pixels, if necessary.


Publication or other general questions should be directed to Leigh Armistead ( or



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