FOCUS & COVERAGE
The Journal of Insurance Operations is designed to provide senior management at insurance companies with in-depth coverage of important innovations in the management techniques, organizational designs and enabling technologies that characterize excellent operations. Throughout the year, the Journal delivers articles of interest from some of the industry’s leading thinkers to provide you with the tools and techniques you need in your own quest for operational excellence.
Readers are invited to join for free by registering here. While membership is not required to access the Journal, registration will ensure that readers receive e-mailed notifications regarding new articles and other communications from the Journal’s editors. Registration will also enable readers to post comments on articles or blogs. The Journal respects the privacy of our members, and will not share user data with any third-parties for advertising purposes.
The Journal of Insurance Operations is a digital publication, delivered online at JIOps.com. The Journal does not utilize a set publishing schedule, but rather provides articles and blog posts in html format as soon as they are copy-edited and ready for publication.
ARTICLE FORMAT & SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Articles must meet the following guidelines to be considered for publication:
- SCOPE: Articles should be designed to provide senior management at insurance companies with in-depth coverage of important innovations in the management techniques, organizational designs or enabling technologies that characterize excellent operations.
- VENDOR NEUTRALITY: Articles must be vendor neutral, and must not serve as a direct advertising vehicle for any specific insurance entity, service provider or technology solution. Articles may discuss specific insurance entities, service providers or technology solutions with respect to operational excellence as long as the author is not an employee of or third-party seller for the discussed insurance entity, service provider or technology solution.
- LENGTH: Articles should be between 700 and 2,000 words in length.
- TITLE AND SUB-TITLE: Articles should include both a title and a sub-title separated by a colon, i.e., “The aligned organization: A framework for sustainable competitive advantage”.
- ABSTRACT: Authors are encouraged to provide a one paragraph abstract concurrent with submission of their article. However; authors may also request that the Journal’s editor prepare an abstract on the author’s behalf.
- VISUAL GUIDES: Authors are encouraged to imbed visual guides with captions throughout articles in the form of graphs, charts or any other visual cues that will help with the readers’ understanding of the content. Please ask the editors if you require assistance to prepare visual guides.
- REFERENCED SOURCES: All sources must be referenced, preferably using the APA citation style.
Interested authors should contact the Journal by using our feedback form to explore publishing opportunities, discuss article formatting or to submit articles for consideration.
BLOG FORMAT & PUBLISHING GUIDELINES
Blogs are available for a select group of recognized thought leaders that are willing to conform to the following publishing guidelines:
- SCOPE: Blogs are comprised of individual posts that support an ongoing theme, and should therefore be based on a central idea that reflects the author’s area of expertise. Like articles, blog posts should present considerations for operational excellence in the insurance realm.
- VENDOR NEUTRALITY: Blog posts must also be vendor neutral, and must not serve as a direct advertising vehicle for any specific insurance entity, service provider or technology solution. Blog posts may discuss specific insurance entities, service providers or technology solutions with respect to operational excellence as long as the author is not an employee of or third-party seller for the discussed insurance entity, service provider or technology solution.
- LENGTH: Blog posts should be between 500 and 1,000 words. If a post exceeds 1,000 words, please consider submitting an article instead.
- FREQUENCY: Blog posts should be posted at least bi-weekly, but there is no maximum limit for posting during any specific timeframe.
- EXPERIENCE: Authors should have previous experience writing or managing an insurance related blog.
Authors interested in publishing a blog through the Journal should contact us using our feedback form.
Once an article is accepted, an editor will perform copy-editing to ensure that the formatting, style and accuracy of text conforms to the Journal’s standards. All such edits will need to be confirmed and approved by the original author prior to publication. Editors may also add captions to visual guides if the author has not already done so. The Journal editors will in no way attempt to change the scope or analytical substance of a submitted article, but may reject articles if they are found to be inaccurate, misleading or intended to advertise a specific company, product or service in a manner that is not vendor neutral.
COPYRIGHT LICENSING POLICIES
By submitting articles, authors indicate their agreement to abide by an open access Creative Commons license (CC-BY). Under the terms of this license, authors retain ownership of the copyright of their articles. However, the license permits any user to download, print out, extract, reuse, archive, and distribute the article, so long as appropriate credit is given to the authors and source of the work. The license ensures that the authors’ article will be available as widely as possible and that the article can be included in any archive.
The Editorial Board is a group of professionals committed to helping the Journal to produce an excellent multidisciplinary insurance publication of the highest quality. Editorial Board members may be appointed by the publisher/editor-in-chief after having published at least one article in the Journal, and after careful consideration of writing skills and past experience. Nominations for Editorial Board appointments come from a variety of sources including self-nominations, the current Editorial Board, journal authors, and readers. The editorial board should constitute an appropriate interdisciplinary mix of motivated, knowledgeable professionals. Main responsibilities include general advocacy for open access publishing in general and publishing high-quality work in the Journal, strategic and operational advice (unsolicited, as well as in editorial board meetings) and soliciting and guiding papers in their area of expertise. Individuals interested in sitting on the Editorial Board should contact the editor-in-chief using our feedback form.
THE JIOPS LINKEDIN GROUP
The Journal maintains a LinkedIn discussion group for insurance executives regarding operations and insurance technology management practices. All authors and readers are invited to join the group and post discussions for feedback. To join the group, click on the LinkedIn icon in the header of this website. You can otherwise search for the group and request membership from within LinkedIn.
Authors and readers alike are encouraged to share articles and blog posts by clicking on any of the “share” icons located at the bottom of each post. Sharing posts in this manner will ensure that they reach the largest possible audience. Posts can also be shared by copying and pasting the URL into the link sharing function of any social media platform of your choice. The Journal editors can provide authors with shortened URLs for this purpose upon request, such as when posting to Twitter or any other service with a set character limit.
The Journal collects and analyzes web analytics on a daily basis in order to ensure website optimization and to gauge the popularity of articles and blog posts. Authors may request analytics for their respective articles at any time, but we ask that you wait at least one month after the publication date so that we can collect enough data to produce meaningful reports.