Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

IJCSBI publishes paper in the following fields:

Green Computing, Cloud Computing, Data Mining Applications. Artificial Intelligence,  Software Engineering, Computer Networks, Software Testing, Computer Security, Cryptography, Theoretical aspects of Computer Databases, Internet Technologies, E-Learning, E-Business, Information Systems, Business Informatics, Project Management, E-Services, Virtual Organisations, Mobile Technologies, Digital Image Processing, Machine Vision, Digital Libraries, Human Computer Interaction, Semantic Web, Social Computing, Distributed Systems, Computer Graphics, Multimedia, Information Retrieval, Data Mining, Wireless Technologies, Expert Systems, ICT and Education, Business Management, etc.

 

Section Policies

Articles

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Peer Review Process

This journals follows a single blind-review policy. This means that authors do not know who are reviewing their papers but reviewers do know whose paper they are reviewing.

Each paper is normally reviewed by at least 2 reviewers. In case a decision cannot be reached, a third reviewer is appointed. Reviewers are expected to review and submit their comments within two weeks. If the same paper is submitted again with improvements, the same reviewers will be allocated in order to maintain a fair review process.

Reviewers are expected to hold an appropriate PhD. However, we also accept reviewers with a master's degree on the condition that they have adequate research experience.

 

 

Publication Frequency

Journal items are published collectively, as part of an issue with its own Table of Contents. IJCSBI will release 1 volume per year as from January 2016. Each volume will consists of 2 issues. Thus, the average publishing time for an issue will be six months.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

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...

 

Ethics & Malpractice Statement

The International Journal of Computer Science and Business Informatics (IJCSBI) publication ethics and malpractice statement are based almost wholly on the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) standards.

IJCSBI is committed to follow the best publication practices on ethical matters, errors and retractions. Any kind of unethical behaviours are not tolerated and the journal has a zero tolerance to plagiarism. IJCSBI uses the iThenticate software, which checks submissions against millions of published research papers, documents on the web and other relevant sources. Furthermore, authors who submit papers to this journal must ensure and confirm that the article is original.

Duties of Editor

Publication Decisions: Based on the review report, the editor has complete responsibility and authority to accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript.

Review of Manuscripts: Each submission that is submitted is initially evaluated by the editor for originality by making use of online services. Following a preliminary desk review, the manuscript is forwarded to five different reviewers who will make a recommendation to accept, accept with minor corrections, accept with major corrections, re-submit for review or to reject the manuscript. In order to allow reviewers to determine potential cases of conflict-of-interest, a single-blind review approach is used. Thus, authors do not know who has reviewed their articles but reviewers know whose paper they are reviewing. As soon as two positive reviews are obtained, the manuscript is usually accepted for publication in the forthcoming issue. If one positive review and one negative review is obtained, the editor waits until the views from a third reviewer are obtained. If both reviews are negative, the manuscript is usually rejected or the author(s) is/are asked to re-submit the paper as a new submission after making substantial improvements.

Fair Review: The editor ensures that each manuscript submitted to the Journal is reviewed for its intellectual content without regard to nationality, race, religion, gender, etc. of the authors.

Confidentiality: The editor ensures that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: The editors or reviewers of this journal shall not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for their own research without written consent of the author.

Errata Information: The editor must publish errata pages or make corrections when needed.

Ethical Guidelines: The editor shall ensure that all research material they publish conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.

Proof of Misconduct: The editor should not reject papers based on suspicions, they should have proof of misconduct.

Duties of Authors

Publication guidelines: Authors must follow the submission guidelines of the journal.

Original Work: Authors must ensure that what they have written is original. Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere.

Multiple Submissions: Authors must certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.

Authorship of the Paper: All authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research.

Data Access and Retention: Authors should provide raw data related to their manuscript for editorial review and must retain such data.

Authenticity of Data: Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript. Authors must state that all data in the paper are real and authentic.

Conflict of Interest: Authors must notify the Editors of any conflicts of interest.

Fundamental Errors: Authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes at any point of time if the author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in submitted manuscript.

Submission Check Form: All authors must complete the author submission check list form.

Research on Human Subjects: When appropriate, all authors must cite approval by an institutional review board (IRB) for research on human subjects.

Duties of Reviewers

Confidentiality: Reviewers should keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information.

Acknowledgement of Sources: Reviewers must ensure that authors have acknowledged all sources of data used in the research.

Standards of Objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author.

Supporting Argument: Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments

Plagiarism, Fraud and Other Ethical Concerns: Reviewers should let the editor know if you suspect/find that a manuscript is a substantial copy of another work, citing the previous work in as much detail as possible.

Relevant Work: Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.

Conflicts of Interest: Reviewers should not review 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.

Promptness: In the event that a reviewer feels it is not possible for him/her to complete the review of the manuscript within the stipulated time then this information must be communicated to the editor, so that the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer.

Corrections and Retractions

In accordance with generally accepted standards of scholarly publishing IJCSBI does not alter articles after publication.

In cases of serious errors or (suspected) misconduct IJCSBI publishes corrections and retractions.

Corrections
In cases of serious errors that affect the article in a material way (but do not fully invalidate its results) or significantly impair the reader’s understanding or evaluation of the article IJCSBI publishes a correction note that is linked to the published article. The published article will be left unchanged.

Retractions
In accordance with the "Retraction Guidelines" by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), IJCSBI will retract a published article if there is clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation), the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication), it constitutes plagiarism, it reports unethical research. An article is retracted by publishing a retraction notice that is linked to or replaces the retracted article. IJCSBI will make any effort to clearly identify a retracted article as such.