| We welcome any paper that conforms to the Charter
of Spouts and is prepared according to this guide.
| Submission Procedure
Manuscripts should follow the Style Requirements
and be uploaded via the submission system. In order to maintain quality
standards of published papers, each manuscript will be reviewed internally
by an editor to verify its appropriateness for Sprouts and
adherence to the style requirements. Authors can track the status
of their papers using the online submission system. Papers that we decline to publish may be resubmitted upon revision.
| Uploading your paper
Please use the following checklist prior to uploading a paper for
review. The following information should be readily available once
you upload any submission.
-Authors Names, Affiliation, and email
-Contact person information
-Title of paper
-The paper is in PDF format (password protection must be turned off)
-The paper must conform to the Style Requirements
The contribution to the Sprouts should in no way violate any existing
copyright. Submission of a paper represents the author's agreement
to allow the publishers of Sprouts: Working Papers on Information
Systems to publish the paper in any written or electronic format
for distribution to all interested parties in perpetuity with or without
compensation to the publishers and without compensation to the author.
The parties understand that the author is granting a nonexclusive
license and all copyrights remain the property of the author.
In the event of a copyright conflict between a paper that was published in Sprouts and a newer version thereof that has been
published elsewhere, authors may request to replace the Sprouts paper with an extended abstract that includes a citation of the newer
version. Acknowledging the earlier publication in Sprouts in the newer version of the paper is expected.
| Front-referencing and Back-referencing
A footnote and citation that directs readers to earlier or newer version published elsewhere can be added in Sprouts.