Original research contributions and in depth surveys from all areas of computer science are welcome.
Submissions are only be dealt with if
- the paper is formatted according to J.IFTI Journal guide lines (see Style Guides for Authors)
- after we have received a copyright transfer statement for the paper. You can upload an electronic version of the copyright transfer statement via web together with your paper or send by email to:
The copyright transfer statement can be downloaded from Copyright Transfer Statement.
The submission is sent to the members of the J.IFTI editorial board. If at least three reviewers sign up for a review of the paper, the submission is accepted. The authors are notified about the status of their submission within approximately 4 weeks. If we fail to find the required number of reviewers, the submission is withdrawn and the authors are free to submit their paper to another journal of their choice.
Authors of submitted papers give an explicit permission to plagiarism check of their submitted (and accepted) articles.
Duration of review process
The duration of the evaluation process depends entirely on the quality of the submission. From past experience, excellent and innovative papers written in flawless English in an area that is mainstream can pass the evaluation process in less than 4 months. However, if the reviewers demand a revision and hence the authors have to send an improved version followed by a second round of reviews, the evaluation time may be easily twice as much.
Categories of papers:
Refer to Articles Registration for all registration details and fees.
(a) Research contributions: This is the rule, and the majority of papers will be in this area.
Papers of this category will be accepted only if they contain innovative results. The length of the paper must also be taken into account, usually 4 pages. Note that research contribution can be reports of projects, if the project has resulted in sufficiently many clearly stated innovations or new results. Publication and profecessing Fees for this type are 850 Euros.
(b) Notes: Short research contributions with usually a single but interesting new idea, result or innovation. Publication and profecessing Fees for this type are 600 Euros
(c) Surveys: Usually longer papers, do usually not contain any or much original research but are judged on whether they are well written and give an unbiased and complete survey of the topic at issue. Publication and profecessing Fees for this type are 850 Euros
(d) Papers previously published in other journals: These are papers that explain improvements or changes frim earlier publications. In this case they may or may not contain novel material. They should be judged on whether they are well-written and understandable and whether the innovative features and changes are well illustrated.
The submissions are evaluated according to the following criteria:
- Accept as is.
A few lines why the paper is accepted are optional and are forwarded to the authors.
- Accept with minor revisions. A review of the revised version is not necessary.
The reviewer lists minor modifications such as corrections of typos, missing references, etc.
- A major revision of the paper is required. The revised version will be reviewed by at least one reviewer of the original version.
The reviewer lists the proposed changes.
The reviewer states the reasons for the rejection of the paper.
- The reviewer evaluates the scientific contribution or other general merits of the submission (depending on the category of the paper) on a scale of 0 to 10 (0= reject under all circumstances, 5 very doubtful acceptance, 10= excellent, accept under all circumstances).
The reviewer evaluates the scientific contribution or other general merits of the submission (depending on the category of the paper) on a scale of 0 to 10 (0= reject under all circumstances, 5 very doubtful acceptance, 10= excellent, accept under all circumstances).
Attention: Papers which receive an average of 7 and lower in the first round of evaluation will be rejected. In this case, no revision is possible. Only papers with an average score of 7 and higher and with no score lower than 6 will be admitted to a possible second review round.
0 = absolute reject
1 = very strong recommendation to reject
2 = very weak paper, strong recommendation to reject
3= weak paper, recommendation to reject
4= recommend rejection, but can live with acceptance if grade-average is 6 or higher
5= doubtful accept, suggest to accept only if there are clearly better votes by others
6= accept this paper, it is ok, but not ground breaking
7= accept this very solid paper
8 =strong recommendation to accept this paper
9= very strong recommendation to accept, paper contains very good material
10= absolute accept