Knowledge and Information Systems
An International Journal
ISSN: 0219-1377 (printed version)
ISSN: 0219-3116 (electronic version)
Instructions for Final Manuscript Preparation
The KAIS journal is published by Springer-Verlag. When your paper is
accepted for publication in KAIS, please follow the instructions below
to prepare your final manuscript. The acceptance notice from the
Editor-in-Chief includes detailed advice on where to submit which
Please proofread your paper carefully before the final submission,
including the paper title and section titles.
1. The Copyright Transfer Statement
The Springer Copyright Transfer Statement will be e-mailed to you by
the typesetter when the page proofs are ready.
2. Technical Biographies for Regular Papers
Please provide a technical biography with a passport-size photo of
each author of the accepted regular paper. These will be
published in Regular Papers but not in Short Papers. The following
guidelines should be followed.
- The biographies should appear at the end of the paper, after
references, appendices, etc.
- The biographies should be presented as short prose paragraphs
(and not as lists). Each author's biography should be limited to 150
3. The Abstract and Keywords
An abstract of no more than 200 words should state the purposes of the
study, procedures, findings and conclusions. This should be followed
by four to eight key words to assist cross-indexing.
4. Figures and Tables
Tables should be numbered consecutively in the order of their first
citation in the text and titled. Each column should have an
explanatory heading and should not repeat data which is available
elsewhere in the paper.
Figures (original line drawings) should be professionally prepared and
of immediate reproducible quality. All illustrations (including
computer printouts and listings) should be numbered consecutively. The
amount of lettering on a drawing should be reduced as far as possible
by transferring information to the legend.
Both tables and figures can be put inside the main paper.
In the text, references should be shown by the author's name followed
by the year in parentheses e.g. (Green 1980). If more than two authors
are involved, et al. should be used, e.g. Green, Brown and
Black 1965 should be (Green et al 1965). If more than one paper by the
same author appears in the same year, these should be distinguished by
a and b.
At the end of the article, references should be given in a list in alphabetical order
on authors' names
in the following
For journals: Cooley R, Mobasher B and Srivastava J (1999)
Title of article. Knowledge and Information Systems 1: 5-32
(Either Knowledge Information Systems or Journal of Knowledge and
Information Systems is not accurate for the journal title.)
For books: Langton CG (ed) (1996) Title of Book. Publisher,
Place of Publication, pp 201-222
Chapters in a book (or papers in a proceedings): Yamamoto Y,
Sasaki T, Tokoro M (1999) Title of chapter, In: Floreano D, Nicoud
J-D, Mondada F (eds) Title of Book. Publisher, Place, pp 39-48
Note that the first three authors' names should be given in full: if
there are more than three authors, et al should be used after the
References are the authors' responsibility and failure to supply
complete references and/or inaccuracies may lead to a delay in
6. Style Files
You are encouraged to use LaTeX for the preparation of your final
paper together with the corresponding journal style file, kais.cls. A sample LaTeX file, KAISsampl.tex, shows how to use the kis.cls
style file. However, if you cannot get the style file to work
correctly with your final paper, you can use any common style file.
7. Files in Other Formats
If you cannot provide LaTeX files, the Publisher also accepts
Microsoft Word documents with no typesetting charge.