Author Guidelines

Authors, please note:

  1. The TIM Review does not charge authors any fees.
  2. Following review, and if your article is accepted, you will receive substantial editorial support to further improve the quality and presentation of your article.
  3. You retain copyright to your work and grant the TIM Review permission to publish your submission under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. This means that you are able, and are encouraged, to redistribute, republish, and remix your work, as long as you attribute the Technology Innovation Management Review as the original publication source. Please also include a link back to your article on the TIM Review website.
  4. Your article will be freely available online as soon as it is published (full open access).
  5. For details, see our Copyright Notice and Open Access Statement

The guidelines below 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.


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:

  • Clearly explain the problem you are trying to solve.
  • 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.


  1. Use an article template: .doc (Word)  .odt (Open Document/OpenOffice)
  2. Indicate if your submission has been previously published or is under consideration by another publication.
  3. Be concise: the article length should be between 2000 and 5000 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 one-paragraph abstract that provides the key messages you will be presenting in the article.
  6. Provide a 2-3 paragraph conclusion that summarizes the article's main points and leaves the reader with the most important messages.
  7. Include a 75-150 word biography.
  8. List the references at the end of the article (if using citation software, the closest style is Academy of Management). Include DOI links where possible.
  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
  12. Follow Academy of Management (AMA) style:
  • If there are 2 authors, use “&”. E.g., “(Bailetti & Muegge, 2019).”
  • More than 2 authors, use “et al.” (Tanev et al., 2012), even in first use.
  • BUT… Don’t use “et al.” in text. Instead, use “and colleagues” or “and co-authors” or list all the authors. E.g., “In their study, Weiss and colleagues (2014) found that…”
  • More than 2 references, semi-colons between references (or commas between years where an author is cited more than once. E.g., (McPhee, 2011; Westerlund et al., 2018; Weiss, 2016, 2017).
  • References (examples)
    • Granovetter, M.S. 1965. Getting a job: A study of contracts and careers. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
    • Kahn, R.L., & Boulding, E. (Eds.). 1964. Power and conflict in organizations. Glencoe, IL: Free Press.
    • Dutton, J., Bartunek, J., & Gersick, C. 1996. Growing a personal, professional collaboration. In P. Frost & S. Taylor (Eds.), Rhythms of academic life, London: Sage: 239–248.
    • Shrivastava, P. 1995. The role of corporations in achieving ecological sustainability. Academy of Management Review, 20: 936–960.

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

  • Title
  • Author name(s)
  • Quotation (with attribution)
  • Abstract
  • Introduction and body (in a formal, analytical writing style)
  • Conclusion
  • Author biographies
  • Keywords
  • References
  • Figures as separate files (if applicable)

When your submission is ready, contact the Editor, who will begin the editorial process to review your article. Please indicate whether your work has been published elsewhere or is under consideration by another publication.