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Focus and Scope

Topics covered by IJIMAI include but are not limited to:

Artificial Intelligence

  • AI and Multimedia techniques for enhanced accesibility systems.
  • AI in Games.
  • AI for Software Engineering.
  • AI for Ubiquitous Computing.
  • AI for Web Intelligence Applications.
  • AI Parallel Processing Tools (hardware/software).
  • AI Tools for CAD and VLSI
  • AI Tools for Computer Vision and Speech Understanding.
  • AI Tools for Multimedia, Cognitive Informatics.
  • AI components for Service Oriented Arquitectures (SOA).
  • Neural Networks for AI.
  • Fuzzy logic systems.
  • Case base reasoning systems.
  • Heuristic and AI Planning Strategies and Tools,
  • Natural Language Understanding.

Data Mining and Knowledge Management

  • Knowledge-Based/Expert Systems.
  • Knowledge Management and Processing Tools.
  • Knowledge Representation Languages.
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning Tools.

Semantic Web, Web Services an Networks

  • Semantic Web.
  • Semantic Reasoners.
  • Semantic web services.
  • Upper ontologies.

Interactive Multimedia

  • Visual Perception.
  • Analysis/Design/Testing.
  • Social networks.
  • Human Computer Interactions
  • User Experience

Specials

  • Multimedia and artificial intelligence components for Bioinformatics systems.
  • Intelligent Services (Rule based systems). ILOG / JESS / MS Business Rules / Yasu technologies.
  • OpenCyc in real applications.
  • Reasoning using belief networks (MSBNx, GENIE, BNJ, Weka, etc...).

IJIMAI welcomes submissions of scientific papers, which will be peer-reviewed. These articles should be prepared following the journal's official format and submitted through the official online submission system. Scientific research papers make up the core of the issues of IJIMAI. IJIMAI also considers less technical and shorter articles for inclusion, which can be useful for the scientific community:

  • Short articles reporting on PhD theses recently defended in the technical areas relevant to the journal. Articles in this category are typically expected to be one page long and will contain information like the abstract of the thesis, details of the viva (date, place, members of the examination board) and a photo of the event. This article can be written by the student or by one of the supervisors.
  • Opinion articles and letters which can help our community to reflect, discuss or encourage debate and joint work in certain areas.

Articles in any of these two categories should also be prepared following the journal's official format, but should not be submitted through the official submissions webpage, but sent directly to co-Editors-in-Chief. These types of papers will not be peer-reviewed. The co-Editors-in-Chief will decide on the inclusion of these articles.

We encourage readers to register now.

Features:

- OPEN SUBMISSIONS.

- PEER REVIEWED.

- INDEXED.



Peer Review Process

Peer review in IJIMAI is designed to ensure that the research published is 'good science'. Manuscripts that span a wide range of scientific interests are considered, but only if results and conclusions are scientifically justified and not misleading. Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by external experts.

If the Editor determines that the submitted manuscript is of sufficient quality and falls within the scope of the journal, he/she assigns the manuscript to a maximum of 3 external reviewers for peer-review. The reviewers submit their reports on the manuscripts along with their recommendation of one of the following actions to the Editor:

  • Publish Unaltered
  • Consider after Minor Changes
  • Consider after Major Changes
  • Reject: Manuscript is flawed or not sufficiently novel

When all reviewers have submitted their reports, the Editor can make one of the following editorial recommendations:

  • Publish Unaltered
  • Consider after Minor Changes
  • Consider after Major Changes
  • Reject

     

How long will it take to process my proposal?: Authors should hear the outcome within 8 weeks.

If the Editor recommends “Publish Unaltered,” the manuscript is accepted for publication. 

If the Editor recommends “Consider after Minor Changes,” the authors are notified to prepare and submit a final copy of their manuscript with the required minor changes suggested by the reviewers. The Editor reviews the revised manuscript after the minor changes have been made by the authors. Once the Editor is satisfied with the final manuscript, the manuscript can be accepted.

If the Editor recommends “Consider after Major Changes,” the recommendation is communicated to the authors. The authors are expected to revise their manuscripts in accordance with the changes recommended by the reviewers and to submit their revised manuscript in a timely manner. Once the revised manuscript is submitted, the Editor can then make an editorial recommendation which can be “Publish Unaltered” or “Consider after Minor Changes” or “Reject.”

If the Editor recommends rejecting the manuscript, the rejection is immediate. Also, if two of the reviewers recommend rejecting the manuscript, the rejection is immediate.

The editorial workflow gives the Editors the authority in rejecting any manuscript because of inappropriateness of its subject, lack of quality, or incorrectness of its results. The Editor cannot assign himself/herself as an external reviewer of the manuscript. This is to ensure a high-quality, fair, and unbiased peer-review process of every manuscript submitted to the journal, since any manuscript must be recommended by one or more external reviewers along with the Editor in charge of the manuscript in order for it to be accepted for publication in the journal.

To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review for submission to this journal, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. This involves the authors, editors, and reviewers (who upload documents as part of their review) checking to see if the following steps have been taken with regard to the text and the file properties:

  1. The authors of the document have deleted their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, etc.
  2. With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file (see under File in Word), by clicking on the following, beginning with File on the main menu of the Microsoft application: File > Save As > Tools (or Options with a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save.
  3. With PDFs, the authors' names should also be removed from Document Properties found under File on Adobe Acrobat's main menu.

Ethics

 This journal reject papers that raise concerns about possible misconduct. The most common forms of scientific misconduct include (following are based on an excellent ORI publication online avaible at http://ori.hhs.gov/plagiarism-0 -- 26 Guidelines at a Glance on Avoiding Plagiarism -- ) :

  • Plagiarism: The appropriation of the language, ideas, or thoughts of another without crediting their true source, and representation of them as one's own original work.
  • Improprieties of authorship: Improper assignment of credit, such as excluding others, misrepresentation of the same material as original in more than one publication, inclusion of individuals as authors who have not made a definite contribution to the work published; or submission of multi-authored publications without the concurrence of all authors.
  • Misappropriation of the ideas of others: an important aspect of scholarly activity is the exchange of ideas among colleagues. Scholars can acquire novel ideas from others during the process of reviewing grant applications and manuscripts. However, improper use of such information can constitute fraud. Wholesale appropriation of such material constitutes misconduct.
  • Violation of generally accepted research practices: Serious deviation from accepted practices in proposing or carrying out research, improper manipulation of experiments to obtain biased results, deceptive statistical or analytical manipulations, or improper reporting of results.
  • Inappropriate behavior in relation to misconduct: this includes unfounded or knowingly false accusations of misconduct, failure to report known or suspected misconduct, withholding or destruction of information relevant to a claim of misconduct and retaliation against persons involved in the allegation or investigation.

    Authors must comply with this policy ethics. The submission form includes acceptance of these rules.

Copyright

Open Access authors retain the copyrights of their papers, and all open access articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited. The author have transfer the right to ImaI-Software that they will have the right to print, publish ,create derivative works and sell the work throughout the world. We require that our authors reveal all possible conflicts of interest in their submitted manuscripts.

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 Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to register permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

Cookies Policy

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IJIMAI organization will not use, and will not allow any third party to use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to this site. Google may transfer the information collected by Google Analytics to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. According to Google Analytics terms of service, Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of Google Analytics cookies by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to indicate that information about the website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics. Cookies are also used to record if you have agreed (or not) to our use of cookies on this site, so that you are not asked the question every time you visit the site.

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