- General Description of Manuscript Quality Control: The journal ensures a high standard of manuscript quality control to ensure the scientific quality of publications and their relevance to the journal's scope and scientific standards.
- Type of Review: The review can be single-blind or double-blind. The type of review is determined based on the specific situation, and information about it is provided to both authors and reviewers.
- Reviewers' Composition: Reviewers are selected based on their expertise and experience relevant to the manuscript's subject matter. The composition of reviewers is determined by the journal's editorial board.
- Author's Ability to Recommend/Suggest Unwanted Reviewers: Authors have the opportunity to recommend potential reviewers and indicate undesirable ones. However, the final decision regarding reviewers is made by the editorial board.
- Standard Review Timeframe: Review timelines are determined by the editorial board, ranging from 2 to 4 weeks.
- Manuscript Plagiarism Check Process: The manuscript is checked for plagiarism using Unicheck. If plagiarism is received, the authors receive comments for consideration and making the necessary corrections.
- Manuscript Revision Process: In case a manuscript is accepted with recommendations for improvement, authors receive comments and suggestions from reviewers to consider and make the necessary corrections.
- Procedure for Re-review: In cases where the author and reviewer do not agree on the recommendations, the matter may be discussed at an editorial board meeting, and the manuscript may be sent for additional review by another expert.
- Involvement of Additional Reviewers: When necessary, the editorial board may involve additional reviewers for the evaluation of manuscripts.
- Information about Who Makes the Final Decision: The final decision regarding publication is made by the assigned editor from the editorial board based on the recommendations of the reviewers and the journal's requirements. In cases of disputes, the chief editor makes the decision.
- Reference to Reviewer Guidelines/Ethical Obligations: The editorial board may provide reviewers with special guidelines for conducting reviews and remind them of ethical obligations regarding confidentiality and objectivity. More details at the link.
Editorial and Publishing Ethics
General Principles of Scientific Ethics:
- Objectivity and Justification: Objectivity requires that all scientific materials should be based on objective evidence and data, rather than personal preferences or subjective opinions. Justification demands balance and the presence of scientific arguments in each article.
- Truthfulness and Accuracy: Authors and editors must adhere to the principles of truthfulness and accuracy. This means that they should not attempt to distort facts or present unreliable information. All data and research results must be honest and objective.
- Academic Integrity: Academic integrity entails avoiding plagiarism, data fabrication, and unethical methods of obtaining results. Authors should correctly cite sources and adhere to the standards of academic honesty.
- Confidentiality and Transparency: Editors and reviewers must maintain confidentiality regarding information submitted with manuscripts. However, they should ensure transparency in the peer review and editorial process for the benefit of authors and readers.
Ethical Responsibilities of Editors:
- Objectivity and Fairness: Editors should evaluate manuscripts objectively, without any personal or financial interests influencing their decisions. They must make publication decisions based on the scientific content.
- Protection of Confidentiality: Editors must ensure the confidentiality of information accompanying manuscripts. They should not use this information for personal gain or disclose it without the authors' consent.
- Conflict of Interest Avoidance: Editors should avoid situations of conflict of interest and, when necessary, disclose such situations. This is crucial to maintain the objectivity of the peer review and editorial process.
Ethical Responsibilities of Authors:
- Truthfulness and Accuracy: Authors must provide truthful and accurate information in their manuscripts. They should not exaggerate research findings or attempt to change facts.
- Plagiarism and Fabrication Prevention: Authors should avoid plagiarism, which involves using others' texts, ideas, or results without proper attribution. It's also important to avoid fabricating data or results.
- Authorship Rules: All authors should be convincingly included in the list of article authors and have made appropriate scientific contributions. They should specify their individual involvement in the research.
- Multiple, Repetitive, and Competing Publications: Authors should avoid multiple publications of the same results in different scientific journals without adequate justification and explanations. Repetitive publications should be justified, and references to previous work by the author should be provided.
Ethical Responsibilities of Reviewers:
- Objectivity and Fairness: Reviewers should evaluate articles objectively and without personal or other biases. They should provide honest and well-founded conclusions and recommendations for further work on the article.
- Confidentiality: Reviewers must maintain confidentiality regarding reviewed information and unpublished results. They should not use information from manuscripts for personal gain or disclose it.
- Honesty in Reviews: Reviewers should provide honest and well-founded conclusions and recommendations for the article. Their feedback should be constructive and beneficial to the authors.
These ethical principles are essential for upholding high standards of quality and trust in scientific publications. They contribute to the integrity of scientific research and the development of the scientific community by ensuring that scientific publications are reliable and meet scientific standards.
Open Access Policy
The journal supports the principles of Open Access and recognizes them as a vital factor in increasing the impact of scientific research and the development of the scientific community. Within this policy, the journal adheres to the following principles:
Journal's Business Model for Providing Open Access:
"Information, Computing and Intelligent Systems" employs an Open Access business model, which means that all scientific materials published in the journal are freely available online to readers. Publishing articles is free of charge.
Rights to Use Full Texts of the Journal:
"Information, Computing and Intelligent Systems" provides users with broad access to published materials under the following rules:
- Readers: All full-text articles published in the journal are available to readers for free of charge. This means that anyone can view, download, print, and cite articles with proper attribution.
- Copyright: Authors retain their copyrights and have the right to use their materials in various contexts, including publication in other journals or on their websites. Authors also have the right to license their articles for use by others while retaining their copyrights.
- Reuse and Distribution: Published materials can be used for educational purposes, research, and non-profit projects, provided that the authors' rights are preserved and proper source attribution is given.
The journal "Information, Computing and Intelligent Systems" ensures long-term access to published materials for users and guarantees their archiving on external resources in addition to the website. The archiving policy includes the following aspects:
- Archiving on the journal's Website: All materials published in the journal will be available for download and viewing on the journal's website. The editorial board ensures continuous access to these materials, and they will remain accessible without any restrictions.
- Archiving on Additional Resources: In addition to the website, there is cooperation with external archives and repositories for the preservation of published materials. This includes collaboration with national libraries, university repositories, research archives, and other relevant organizations to ensure long-term access to scientific materials.
- Open Access to Archives: The editorial board provides open access to archives of materials stored on external resources. Users will have the ability to download and use full versions of published articles.
Authors of the scientific periodical publication "Information, Computing and Intelligent Systems" have the right to self-archive versions of their work on various resources for the purpose of publication, preservation, and dissemination of their scientific research. The publication supports a self-archiving policy and grants authors the right to use various methods of self-archiving, including:
- Reprints: Authors may post versions of their work on specialized reprint servers or on their own websites. This allows for the rapid dissemination of research findings among colleagues and the public.
- Manuscripts Accepted for Publication: After a manuscript is accepted for publication in the journal, authors may post the version of the manuscript that was accepted for publication on their own websites or in other repositories.
- Published Articles: After the publication of an article in the journal, authors have the right to archive the final published version of the article, meaning the version of the publication after the editorial process. This can be done on their own websites, social media, institutional webpages, and various other scientific repositories.
- Preservation of Metadata and Identifiers: Authors should preserve metadata and identifiers such as DOI (Digital Object Identifier) that enable proper citation of their work even in archived forms.
The self-archiving policy helps support open access to scientific data and knowledge.
Publication Fee Policy
Publication of scientific articles in "Information, Computing and Intelligent Systems" is free of charge.
The authors of the materials published in the scientific periodical "Information, Computing and Intelligent Systems" are the copyright owners of these materials. The publication recognizes and protects the authors' copyright to their scientific works.
Compliance with Copyright Laws:
All authors who submit their manuscripts for publication in the journal must comply with copyright laws. They must ensure that their works do not infringe on the rights of other authors or third parties, and they have the right to publish the materials they submit.
Material Licensing Scheme:
The journal "Information, Computing and Intelligent Systems" uses a licensing scheme aimed at providing open access to scientific materials and their free distribution. Each article published in the journal is licensed as follows:
- Creative Commons License: All articles in the journal "Information, Computing and Intelligent Systems" are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license. This means that articles can be freely distributed and used by others, provided that proper attribution to the original article and author is given.
- Permission for Free Use: All materials in the journal can be freely used for educational, scientific, and other non-commercial purposes without restrictions, as long as the licensing terms of CC BY 4.0 are adhered to.
- Prohibition of Commercial Use: Commercial use of materials falls under the restrictions of the CC BY 4.0 license and requires written permission from the author and the publisher.
Authorship of Articles:
- Definition of Authorship: Authorship of articles is determined in accordance with international standards and ethical norms of the scientific community. Authors of articles are individuals who have made a substantial contribution to the creation of the research and the preparation of the article. Typically, authors are considered those who actively participated in formulating the research question, data collection, analysis and interpretation, as well as in writing the article's text.
- Order of Authorship: The order of authorship is specified in the article and defines the role of each author in the research and article preparation. All authors must agree on the order of authorship before submitting the article for publication.
- Author Responsibilities: Authors are responsible for the accuracy and reliability of the data presented in the article. They are also obligated to disclose sources of funding and conflicts of interest if they exist.
Multiple, Duplicate, and Competing Publications:
- Multiple Publications: Authors should avoid submitting the same research to more than one publication. Multiple publications where the same research is presented as new are unacceptable.
- Duplicate Publications: Authors should avoid republishing research that has already been published in another publication. In cases of duplicate publication, this should be clearly indicated, and permission should be obtained from the previous publisher.
- Competing Publications: Authors should declare if their research or article has conflicts of interest or interactions with other articles that could lead to conflicts of interest.
Resolution of Disputes:
In case of conflicts or disagreements among authors regarding authorship or other aspects of the article, the journal's editorial team may intervene to resolve the conflict and establish a fair decision based on objective criteria.
Correction and Retraction Policy
Correction of Articles:
- Identification of Errors: If authors identify errors or inaccuracies in their published articles, they should promptly notify the journal's editorial board. The editorial board will review the notification and determine whether corrections are necessary. If the error resulted from the authors' mistake, the editorial board may allow non-substantial corrections in the form of errata.
- Supplements to Articles: Authors may submit supplements to their articles after publication if they wish to include additional information or the results of further research. Supplements must undergo the same review process as the original article.
Retraction of Articles:
- Ethical Violations: In cases of ethical violations such as plagiarism, data fabrication, or other serious breaches, an article may be retracted. Article retraction is conducted after a thorough examination and the establishment of violations by the editorial board and the journal's editors.
- Unforeseen Circumstances: In some cases, an article may be retracted due to unforeseen circumstances, such as the discovery of significant errors that substantially affect the research outcomes or conclusions.
Procedure for Making Changes and Retracting Articles:
- Notification to the Editorial Board: Authors who wish to make corrections, submit supplements, or retract an article must send a written notification to the journal's editorial board, providing detailed explanations of the reasons and circumstances.
- Publication of Corrections: If it is decided to make corrections or supplements to an article, these changes will be published along with relevant explanations and references to the original publication.
- Announcement of Retraction: In cases of article retraction, the journal will issue an official announcement providing detailed explanations for the retraction.
Data Sharing Policy
Publication of Open Data:
The "Information, Computing and Intelligent Systems" publication supports open access initiatives for scientific data. Authors are encouraged to publish their data alongside their scientific articles whenever possible. This contributes to increased accessibility and the reusability of data.
Data Preservation and Archiving:
Authors should ensure the preservation of the data used to support their scientific findings. Data should be retained for a specified period of time, as determined by the publication's internal policies.
Data accompanying scientific articles should be licensed in a manner that allows them to be freely accessible for use, editing, and further distribution by other users, unless it contradicts confidentiality rules or other restrictions.
Citation of Data Sources:
In scientific articles where external data or previously published research is used, authors should provide references to the data sources and acknowledge their role in the research.
Protection of Confidentiality and Privacy:
Authors must adhere to all requirements for safeguarding the confidentiality and privacy of individuals who provide data for research. They should not publish personal or confidential data without proper consent and should anonymize information where necessary.