Submission Instructions for EAI Transactions

EAI Endorsed Transactions are peer-reviewed, community-driven research journals covering the latest specialist topics at the emerging intersections of IT and other fields. A general guide for how to prepare your text and graphics for an article to be included in EAI Endorsed Transactions. Submitted papers are reviewed by the e-Scripts research community using an innovative bidding process. The thoroughly transparent e-Scripts review process increases review quality by simultaneously evaluating the performance of reviewers and the impact and exploitation potential of the published paper.

Requirements for publishing in EAI Transactions:

  • The articles must be written by the correct EAI Endorsed Transactions template zip.
  • Researchers should adhere to publication requirements that submitted work is original, is not plagiarized, and has not been published elsewhere.
  • The abstract must be structured according to PubMed's format. The abstract should be between 200 and 1000 characters long. Please minimize the use of abbreviations and do not cite references in the abstract.​
  • Three to eight keywords representing the main content of the article are required.
  • Please ensure that the reference style is followed precisely; if the references are not in the correct style, they may need to be retyped and carefully proofread. You can find it in the EAI Transactions templates.
  • The articles have to be written in formal English, 'spell-checked' and 'grammar checked'.
  • Only articles and abstracts that have been published or are in press or are available through public e-print/preprint servers, may be cited.
  • All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa.
  • Figures and tables need to be in readable quality.
  • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet).
  • The paper must be submitted through the eScripts system.

To submit a paper via e-Scripts you will need:

  • A PDF copy of your manuscript.
  • An archive file (Zip.) containing the source files for your manuscript, prepared in Word.

Both the PDF and the source files should be prepared according to the guidelines and requirements. For more information, please write to

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Article types

  • Research article: Articles (4000-8000 words) that report original research and which present objective, questions, methods, results, discussions, and conclusions.
  • Review article: In-depth review articles (4000-8000 words) of topics that build upon comprehensive references to the published literature. These articles are meant to offer relevant concepts, frameworks, theoretical proposals and limitations in the topic covered.
  • Commentary: Commentary pieces and columns are short articles (typically up to 1000 words) that reflect the opinion of the author(s) on a topic of interest, written for a broad audience. These may be stand-alone pieces or part of a regular series.
  • Editorial: These are written by the editor(s) or invited researchers (1000-2000 words) to discuss broader issues related to the articles published in the issue, the journal or certain topics relevant to the journal.
  • Technical Article: Technical articles are original reports on specialist technical work, written for a professional audience. There are no minimum or maximum length constraints, but articles should be long enough to clearly explain the work carried out, while not of an excessive length that distorts rather than increases understanding.
  • Short communications: Short articles (1000-2500 words) containing original research pieces. They should not be preliminary reports or contain purely incremental data and should be of significance and broad interest to the journal's research community.

Benefits of EAI Transactions

Open Access

  • Open Access is a publishing model where the electronic copy of the article is made freely available with permission for sharing and redistribution. The author(s) and the copyright holder(s) grant to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship, as well as the right to make small number of printed copies for their personal use. Currently, all articles published in EAI Transactions series are Open Access under the terms of the Creative Commons with Attribution license and published in the European Union Digital Library.
  • Community standards, rather than copyright law, will continue to provide the mechanism for enforcement of proper attribution and responsible use of the published work.
  • Open Access articles are known to enjoy a citation and dissemination advantage over other forms of research publication.
  • No longer is there a need to ask permission to reuse text or figures from your own publications!
  • Open Access does not require authors to transfer copyright to the publisher, thus it is compatible with the novel publication policies of universities such as Princeton, which forbid copyright transfer.

Fast Online Publication

  • Fast, fair, qualified community-based review using the European Commission DG INFSO endorsed e-Scripts paper management system.
  • Median publication values for papers published in EAI Transactions in 2019: 62 days from the first submission to the final acceptance.

Submitted papers are single-blind reviewed by the e-Scripts research community using an innovative bidding process. The thoroughly transparent e-Scripts review process increases review quality by simultaneously evaluating the performance of reviewers and the impact and exploitation potential of the published paper.

Indexing and beyond

  • Selected EAI Endorsed Transactions are indexed in all major indexing services, including Web of Science, Scopus, EBSCO, ProQuest, CNKI, DBLP, Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic Search, OCLC Discovery Services, DOAJ, Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek, CrossRef, and others.
  • … but we do not stop at supporting traditional indexing services. In order to increase attention and the probability of citation of your article in Web 2.0, EAI supports innovative web tools that enable researchers to better share, classify and disseminate articles via the many different social bookmarking and networking services.