Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

International Journal of Computer (IJC) is an Open Access Journal devoted to publishing original peer-reviewed research papers, review articles, technical reports and short communications in the various branches of Computer information systems and computer Science , serving as a new online journal medium for the international scientific community and research centers. This journal of computer (IJC) is published in electronic form and indexed by a number of well known indexing services.

Journal's scope includes the follwoing topics (but not limited to):

International Journal of Computer (IJC) accepts all original research papers, the research papers publications can be within the following areas: (but not limited)

 

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Ethics
  • Computer Networks
  • Database Systems
  • Decision Support Systems
  • E-Commerce
  • E-Learning
  • E-Government          
  • Virtualization
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Multimedia &social media
  • Ad Hoc & Sensor Network 
  • pervasive communications 
  • Adaptive, autonomic and context-aware computing 
    Agents 
  • Autonomic and self-managing middleware 
  • B2B and B2C management 
  • Bio-Informatics, Bio-Medicine , and Biotechnology
  • Information Technology and their application 
  • intelligent networks 
  • Internet Technologies, Infrastructure, Services & Applications 
  • wireless technologies 
  • Knowledge management 
  • Nano technology 
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Neural Networks 
  • Optical Networks 
  • Pattern Recognition 
  • Real-time information systems 
  • Smart home applications
  • Information and data security
  • Neural Networks
  • Parallel & Distributed Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Crime Prevention and Detection
  • Data Compression   
  • Algorithms theory & Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Game Theory
  • Green Computing
  • Health and Medical Informatics
  • Technology in Education
  • Information Security, Authentication, Cryptography
  • Information Systems
  • Web semantics& services
  • Machine Learning, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition and Signal Processing
  • Cloud Computing 
  • Collaborative applications 
  • pervasive computing 
  • Computational intelligence 
  • Computer Architecture and Embedded Systems 
  • E-Business 
  • E-Commerce 
  • E-Government 
  • AI, Ontologies, and Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • IT & Society
  • Green computing 
  • Fuzzy algorithms and logics 
  • GPS 
  • Management Information Technology 
  • Human Computer Interaction (HCI) 
  • Image analysis and processing 
  • Internet, Cloud and Cluster Computing
  • Mobile computing
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Distributed and Parallel Applications
  • Embedded Systems and Software
  • Fuzzy and Neural Network Systems
  • Geographical Information Systems/ Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GIS/GNSS)
  • IT as a service
  • Internet of things
  • Big data and data analytics 
  • Computer Vision 
  • Computer information systems 
  • Computing Ethics 
  • Cryptography 
  • Data Base Management 
  • Data Mining 
  • Data Retrieval 
  • Digital Economy and Digital Divide 
  • Digital signal processing theory 
  • Sensor Networks 
  • Supply Chain Management 
  • Technology in Education 
  • Ubiquitous and pervasive applications 
  • User interfaces and interaction models 
  • Virtual reality 
  • Real-time multimedia signal processing 
  • Security, Privacy and Trust 
  • Software Engineering 
  • Information processing 
  • Social Networks 

 

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All research papers publications in the International Journal of Computer (IJC) undergo full peer review, each submitted manuscript is evaluated on the following basis:

  • The originality of its contribution to the field of scholarly publishing.
  • The soundness of its theory and methodology given the topic.
  • The coherence of its analysis.
  • The ability to communicate to readers(grammar and style).
  • All research papers are reviewed by at least two suitably qualified experts.
  • All publication decisions are made by the journals’ Editor on the basis of the reviews provided.
  • Members of the international Editorial Boards lend insight, advice and guidance to the Editor generally and to assist decision making on specific submissions.
  • Normal turn-around time for evaluation of manuscripts is 21 days from the date of recipient.

 

Publication Frequency

individual items (the author accepted paper) can be published by the International Journal of Computer (IJC) as soon as they are ready, the author paper will be published immediately after its acceptance (usually less than 21 days), our online publishing system will be able to add it to the "current" volume's Table of Contents.


 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

IJC ethic statements are based on the Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

 

Duties of Editors

Publication decisions

The editor of IJC is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play

An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality

The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Promptness

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

Confidentiality

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors should ensure that submitted work is original and has not been published elsewhere in any language, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Applicable copyright laws and conventions should be followed. Copyright material (e.g. tables, figures or extensive quotations) should be reproduced only with appropriate permission and acknowledgement.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

 

Manuscripts Evaluation Criteria

Each submitted manuscript is evaluated on the following basis:

  • The originality of its contribution.
  • The soundness of its theory and methodology.
  • The coherence of its analysis.
  • The ability to communicate to readers (grammar and style).
  • All research papers are reviewed by at least two suitably qualified experts.
  • All publication decisions are made by the journals’ Editor on the basis of the reviews provided.
  • Members of the international Editorial Boards assist in decision making on specific submissions.
  • Normal turn-around time for evaluation of manuscripts is 21 days from the date of recipient.

 

Processing Charges

Processing Charges Details:
  • IJC Journal have two peer review options to process the authors papers after submission:
  1.  Ordinary peer review process: time is between 14 - 21 days.  (The cost 50 USD), paid only if the paper is accepted).
  2.  Fast track peer review process: the peer review results are guaranteed to be available within 3-5 days. (The cost 100 USD paid only if the paper is accepted).
  • The mentioned fees are paid only if the author paper is accepted for publication.
  • There is no limit to the number of authors for each research paper.
  • Fee waiver requests must be directed to the Editor In Chief using the following email editor@ijcjournal.org . Fee waiver requests availability is related to the availability of research funds from the Global Society of Scientific Research and Researchers (GSSRR).
  • Different fee payment methods are available for authors to pay the publication fees; the details for the payment methods will be sent for authors directly if their paper is accepted by this journal for publication. The available  payment methods are:
    • PayPal.
    • Bank to Bank transfer.
    • Western Union.
    • MoneyGram.
    • Express money 

 

Join the IJC Journal as as Reviewer

invitation for the Potintial Reviewer to join the IJC Journal:

IJC welcomes reviewer who wish to join the journal community under the following two conditions:

  • The reviewer must hold a PhD degree for at least two years.
  • Should have at least 3 publications related to his declared reviewing interests (each reviewing subject chosen by the reviewer should be supported by 3 publications related to that subject).

Reviewers can get the following benefits:

  • For each 7 papers reviewed by the Reviewer he can get One Free Publication of his articles or for any other article sponsored by him.
  • For each 7 papers reviewed by the Reviewer he can get an E-Certificate of joining the IJC Journal as a Reviewer.
  • Possibility of joining the editorial board of the journal (this is normally for reviewers that works with the journal for at least 2 years).

 

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism Policy:

 

Detecting Plagiarism is not an easy task, ideally it require the cooperation between (all) publishing houses around the world.

iThenticate is standalone web-based software created to detect Plagiarism; this software is developed and owned by iParadigms. It can be accessed with a username/password combination. Up to this moment; 5% from the articles submitted to the IJC journal will be checked using the iThenticate plagiarism detection software (we plan to increase the percentage at the beginning of the next year). This does not mean that we accept Plagiarism in any way. Plagiarism if detected or reported at any stage will be investigated and will be treated based on the guidelines contained in the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) flowcharts that can be downloaded from the following link (http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts).

The IJC journal follows the guidelines contained in the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) flowcharts that can be downloaded from the following link (http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts). Kindly pay attention to the following charts within the COPE link:

What to do if you suspect plagiarism

What to do if you suspect redundant (duplicate) publication

 

PLAGIARISM CLAIMS 

Notifications regarding any plagiarism issue should be directed to the IJC editor at  editor@ijcjournal.org . 

 

Open Access statement

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

 

Process for identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct

The Global Society of Scientific Research and Researchers (GSSRR), the International Journal of Computer (IJC)and the editors are committed to take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others. The journal or its editors will not encourage such misconduct under any circumstances, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place. In the event that the GSSRR or the editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article in this journal – we shall follow COPE's guidelines in dealing with allegations.

 

Conflict of interest Policy (COIP)

Conflict of interest (COI) exists when there is a divergence between an individual’s private interests (competing interests) and his or her responsibilities to scientific and publishing activities such that a reasonable observer might wonder if the individual’s behavior or judgment was motivated by considerations of his or her competing interests. 

 

Types of Competing Interests

 

1-     Financial ties.  This conflict is present when a participant in the publication process has received or expects to receive money (or other financial benefits such as patents or stocks), gifts, or services that may influence work related to a specific publication.  

2-     Academic commitments.  Participants in the publications process may have strong beliefs (“intellectual passion”) that commit them to a particular explanation, method, or idea.  They may, as a result, be biased in conducting research that tests the commitment or in reviewing the work of others that is in favor or at odds with their beliefs.

3-     Personal relationships.  Personal relationships with family, friends, enemies, competitors, or colleagues can pose COIs.  For example, a reviewer may have difficulty providing an unbiased review of articles by investigators who have been working colleagues.

4-     Political or religious beliefs.  Strong commitment to a particular political view (e.g., political position, agenda, or party) or having a strong religious conviction may pose a COI for a given publication if those political or religious issues are affirmed or challenged in the publication.

5-     Institutional affiliations.  A COI exists when a participant in the publication process is directly affiliated with an institution that on the face of it may have a position or an interest in a publication.  

 

Declaring and Managing COIs

COIs are ubiquitous and cannot be eliminated altogether. However, they can be managed constructively so that they make the least possible intrusion on journal content and credibility.

 All declarations about COI should be requested in writing as a condition of reviewing a manuscript and asked in such a way that authors will have a high likelihood of reporting their COIs related to the manuscript.

The consequences for failing to declare COI. 

Any COI will be treated based on flowcharts for the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE); those charts that can be downloaded from the following link (http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts). 

Which COIs will result in a manuscript not being considered further?  

All types of COI mentioned in the previous text will results in stop processing and rejecting the manuscript until the COI is solved.

 

Responsibilities of Participants

 

Authors:

All authors should report any COI related to their research to the editor.  

 

Reviewers:

All reviewers should report any COI related to their reviewing tasks to the editor.  

 

Editors:

Editors should not make any editorial decisions or be involved in the editorial process if they have or a close family member has a COI (financial or otherwise) in a particular manuscript submitted to their journal.