Data and Information Quality (JDIQ)


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Author Guidelines

Manuscripts accepted for publication in ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality (ACM JDIQ) must be formatted using the ACM authoring template. Please see ACM's new general submission guidelines across its journals.

Regular manuscript types include research papers, experience papers, survey papers and challenge papers. See this link for more information.


We accept manuscripts submitted as PDF files. Supplementary electronic material can accompany a submission, and can be made available with the paper on the JDIQ web page immediately upon acceptance and in the ACM Digital Library after the submission is published.

Source files (in LaTex or Microsoft Word) must be made available immediately upon acceptance

Instructions and style files are available for formatting an ACM JDIQ submission using LaTeX or Microsoft Word (Windows version, Mac 2011 with Toolbar support, Mac 2016 with Ribbon support). The guidelines to prepare a contribution are available at:  

Please note that the final version is re-typeset by the ACM staff using a slightly different style, so do not be concerned that the above style files do not exactly reproduce the look of the journal.

Note: Please make sure to use Small Single Columnd format - acmsmall - template for the submissions to JDIQ. 

Editorial/Review Process

ACM JDIQ accepts submissions electronically via Manuscript. Prospective authors should go there, create an account and password, login selecting "Journal of Data and Information Quality", and proceed to the Author Center to submit a manuscript.

The process of reviewing an articles is as follows:

  • An administrative assistant first checks the submission for completeness and notifies the Editor-in-Chief.
  • The Editor-in-Chief then determines if the paper is appropriate for consideration by JDIQ and, if so, assigns it to an Associate Editor.
  • The Associate Editor reads the paper and further determines if it is appropriate for JDIQ consideration, and if so, selects several referees.
  • The referees read the submission and measure its novelty, impact and correctness, and each returns a review to the Associate Editor.
  • The Associate Editor collects the reviews and makes a recommendation to the Editor-in-Chief on the acceptability of the submission.
  • The Editor-in-Chief, based on the reviews and Associate Editor's recommendation, makes a final, binding recommendation on the acceptability of the submission, and communicates to the author this recommendation along with the Associate Editor's comments and referees reviews.

Our goal is to get your submission out as soon as possible.

We strive to complete this process from submission to decision in 3-4 months, though some papers can require longer periods to review.

If at any time during this process we determine a submission inappropriate for consideration by JDIQ, we will return the submission to the author immediately through administrative reject. This is to ensure that the author can decide in a timely fashion how to fix their papers or submit it to another venue.


Your submission will be returned with one of the following recommendations.

  • Accept as is. The submission will appear in an upcoming issue of ACM JDIQ.
  • Minor revisions. If the author implements the requested revisions within 4 weeks, the revised submission will appear in an upcoming issue. Otherwise it will be rejected automatically. The revisions will be verified by the Associate Editor.
  • Major revisions. The author is required to implement the requested revisions within 8 weeks. Paper revisions exceeding the imposed time limit will be automatically routed to the next option. The revisions will be verified by the original referees.
  • Reject with strong encouragement to resubmit. In this option the editors see value in the paper, but expect the revision to take longer than 30 days to implement. The authors are encouraged to implement the revisions and resubmit at a later date.
  • Reject. The editors and reviewers deem the paper not ready or not fit for publication on ACM JDIQ. JDIQ does not accept the re-submission of the same paper, if it get "Reject" as the initial decision.

A minor/major revision decision is contingent on the timely submission of a revised manuscript, to ensure the novelty of the contribution. We expect authors to submit revised manuscripts within 8 weeks (4 weeks for a minor revision) from the decision, but extension can be granted if required.

ACM Author-Izer Service

Once your manuscript is published, we recommend that you use the ACM Author-Izer service. This service allows you to generate and post a link on your home page or institutional repository to your published article. This link will let any visitors to your personal bibliography pages download the definitive version of the articles for free from the ACM DL. These downloads will be recorded as part of your DL usage statistics. A detailed description of the service and instructions for its use may be found at:

ACM Computing Classification System (CCS)

An important aspect of preparing your paper for publication by ACM Press is to provide the proper indexing and retrieval information from the ACM Computing Classification System (CCS). This is beneficial to you because accurate categorization provides the reader with quick content reference, facilitating the search for related literature, as well as searches for your work in ACM's Digital Library and on other online resources.

Language Service

ACM has partnered with International Science Editing (ISE) to provide language editing services to ACM authors. ISE offers a comprehensive range of services for authors including standard and premium English language editing, as well as illustration and translation services, and also has significant international outreach, especially in China. Editing is available for both Word and LaTeX files. As an ACM author, you will receive a generous discount on ISE editing services.

To take advantage of this partnership, visit (Editing services are at author expense and do not guarantee publication of a manuscript).

Please note that formatting assistance is provided at no charge to authors by Aptara, as specified on the author style guide page:

For further assistance

Questions regarding editorial review process should be directed to the Editor-in-Chief.

Questions regarding the post-acceptance production process should be addressed to the Journals Manager, Laura A. Lander.

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