The CIS shall not accept or publish
manuscripts in its online journals without prior peer review. There shall be a review process
of manuscripts by one or more independent referees who are conversant in the
pertinent subject area.
Editors of CIS journal shall follow the review process which shall be clearly defined.
Authors should strive for maximum clarity of expression, bearing in mind that the
purpose of publication is the disclosure of
technical knowledge and that an excessively complex or poorly written presentation can only
obscure the significance of the work presented. Material which is not essential to
the continuity of the text (e.g., proofs, derivations, or calculations) be placed in Appendices.
Referees shall treat the contents of papers under review as privileged information
not to be disclosed to others before publication.
It is expected that no one with access to a paper under review will make any inappropriate
use of the special knowledge which that access provides. Contents of abstracts
submitted to conference program committees shall be regarded as privileged as well,
and handled in the same manner.
Periodicals which are published shall have a review policy that ensures the quality
of the papers. This policy should be generally
consistent with the CIS review policy contained in Policy “Publication
Standards for Authors, Editors and Referees”.
The editor evaluates the recommendation and
notifies the author of the manuscript status. The manuscript may be:
Accepted for publication as is
Accepted for publication with minor changes,
with no re-review necessary
Accepted for publication after substantial
revision and additional review, or
The comments of the anonymous reviewers
will be forwarded to the authors, and when the authors are ready to submit their revised
manuscript, read the comments of the editors and reviewers, and respond to them by telling
what modifications they have made in their manuscript or why they have not made the
suggested changes. Note that revisions must be completed and submitted within two weeks
after the authors received the reviewers' comments. Late manuscripts may be rejected.
Material which has been previously copyrighted, published, or accepted for publication
will not be considered for publication in the
The review process shall ensure that all authors have equal opportunity for publication
of their papers. Acceptance and scheduling
of publication of papers in these periodicals shall not be impeded by added criteria and procedures
beyond those contained in the review process.
Electronic File Formats
For journals' production, the Microsoft Word files (.Doc) be submitted.
There are many different graphics formats, but the general rule is that if you can
insert a file into Microsoft Word files, then we will probably be able to use that
file in our process.