Manuscripts should be voluntary contributions, although the editors reserve the right to invite contributions from selected informatics experts, to be submitted for the exclusive attention of OJNI. Manuscripts are accepted for consideration with the understanding that they represent original, unpublished material not being considered for publication elsewhere. The manuscripts must be submitted in soft copy.

E-Mail Copy

E-mail one copy of the manuscript in the body of the e-mail document (preferred), or as an attached .txt document to either editor:

Dr. Renee Eggers

Dr. Dee McGonigle

If you do not receive a reply from an editor within five days confirming receipt of your submission, please contact one of the editors via e-mail.

Disk Copy

Send the disk with the manuscript saved in .txt or ASCII format. Mail the disked manuscript and a cover letter with your name, e-mail address, snail mail address, phone, and fax numbers to either editor:

Dr. Renee M. Eggers
c/o 7023 Chestnut Ridge Rd., SE
Hubbard, OH 44425-3208


Dr. Dee McGonigle
Penn State--New Kensington
3550 7th Street Road
New Kensington, PA 15068

If you do not receive notification within two weeks, please contact one of the editors via e-mail.


Include a cover page with the following:

The principal author will be contacted regarding the manuscript.

Do not include author information on any of the other pages, especially in the headers and footers.
Manuscripts are to follow the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. This manual provides the style format for headings, references, and other style considerations. A document should not exceed 20 pages including references. The font is to be 12 point Courier or Times New Roman. Documents are not to contain tables, figures, or art work.

In addition to the cover letter and manuscript, include an abstract. The abstract is not to exceed 150 words. At the bottom of the abstract, list five keywords associated with the manuscript.

Manuscripts undergo a double-blind, peer review. A decision to publish is based upon the reviews. No manuscript will be returned.

Upon acceptance for publication, author(s) will be asked to provide biographical sketch(es). Also, the author(s) must grant permission to publish the manuscript and assign copyright to OJNI. OJNI reserves the right to edit all manuscripts not only to conform to style and space limitations, but also for clarity. A floppy diskette containing the manuscript may be required at this time. The principal author will receive a galley URL proof for approval with the responsibility for scrutinizing the accuracy of the material, including references, as it appears in the edited copy. After the principal author views this edited version, the approval of this version must be received via E-mail by the date specified by OJNI.

Letter of inquiry to the editors is welcome. However, such letters are not required.