These guidelines should assist in the process of translating your expertise into a focused article that adds to the knowledge resources available through the Technology Innovation Management Review. Prior to writing an article, we recommend that you contact the Editor to discuss your article topic, the author guidelines, and upcoming editorial themes. 

Topic

Start by asking yourself:

  • Does my research or experience provide any new insights or perspectives?
  • Do I often find myself having to explain this topic when I meet people as they are unaware of its relevance?
  • Do I believe that I could have saved myself time, money, and frustration if someone had explained to me the issues surrounding this topic?
  • Am I constantly correcting misconceptions regarding this topic?
  • Am I considered to be an expert in this field? For example, do I present my research or experience at conferences?

If your answer is "yes" to any of these questions, your topic is likely of interest to readers of the TIM Review.

When writing your article, keep the following points in mind:

  • Emphasize the practical application of your insights or research.
  • Thoroughly examine the topic; don't leave the reader wishing for more.
  • Know your central theme and stick to it.
  • Demonstrate your depth of understanding for the topic, and that you have considered its benefits, possible outcomes, and applicability.
  • Write in a formal, analytical style. Third-person voice is recommended; first-person voice may also be acceptable depending on the perspective of your article.

Format

  1. Use an article template: .doc (Word)  .odt (Open Document/OpenOffice)
  2. Indicate if your submission has been previously published elsewhere. This is to ensure that we don’t infringe upon another publisher's copyright policy.
  3. Do not send articles shorter than 1500 words or longer than 3000 words.
  4. Begin with a thought-provoking quotation that matches the spirit of the article. Research the source of your quotation in order to provide proper attribution.
  5. Include a 2-3 paragraph abstract that provides the key messages you will be presenting in the article.
  6. Only the essential references should be included. The URL to an online reference is preferred; where no online reference exists, include the name of the person and the full title of the article or book containing the referenced text. If the reference is from a personal communication, ensure that you have permission to use the quote and include a comment to that effect.
  7. Provide a 2-3 paragraph conclusion that summarizes the article's main points and leaves the reader with the most important messages.
  8. Include a 75-150 word biography.
  9. If there are any additional texts that would be of interest to readers, include their full title and location URL.
  10. Include 5 keywords for the article's metadata to assist search engines in finding your article.
  11. Include any figures at the appropriate locations in the article, but also send separate graphic files at maximum resolution available for each figure.

Submission Preparation Checklist
Please check that your submission contains all of the following:

  • Title
  • Author name(s)
  • Author affiliation(s)
  • Quotation (with attribution)
  • Abstract
  • Introduction and body (in a formal, analytical writing style)
  • Links to all references (e.g., http://carleton.ca/tim)
  • Conclusion
  • Author biographies
  • Keywords
  • Figures as separate files (if applicable)

When your submission is ready, contact the Editor, who will begin the editorial process to review your article.

Copyright

Except when agreed otherwise, you retain copyright to your work and grant the Talent First Network permission to publish your submission under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. This license allows for commercial and non-commercial redistribution as well as modifications of the work as long as attribution is given to the authors and the Technology Innovation Management Review as the original publication source.

As authors, this means that you are able, and are encouraged, to republish your work elsewhere and to remix your work (e.g. translate it or use it in promotional material) as long as you attribute the Technology Innovation Management Review as the original publication source.