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IJCSI Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why to submit to IJCSI?

IJCSI has established itself as a professional and notable venue for publishing high quality research papers recognized by various universities and international professional bodies. It guarantees a maximum exposure of all its published articles in various indexing sites/databases. Furthermore, 4000+ 8500+ academics/researchers have subscribed to our mailing list and receives frequent updates of published articles directly in their inbox, thus, increase the chance for your paper to be cited.

Are IJCSI published articles available for free?

Yes, all the papers published by IJCSI are available for download for free. We are here to support the Open Access Publication policy.

What is the Impact Factor of IJCSI?

The journal Impact Factor is currently evaluated at 0.242. Though being a young journal, IJCSI has during these last two-years prove how Open Access can impact research. For comparison purposes, we have listed below some journals from Elsevier and Springer (all of them are already covered by Thomson Reuters) to position IJCSI.
Journal Name Impact Factor Publisher
Computers & Graphics 0.787 Elsevier
Journal of Systems Architecture 0.722 Elsevier
Engineering with Computers 0.704 Springer
Journal of Computer Science and Technology 0.632 Springer
Multimedia Tools and Applications 0.626 Springer
Computer Languages, Systems and Structures 0.619 Elsevier
International Journal of Computer Science Issues 0.242 IJCSI
Artificial Intelligence Review 0.057 Springer
Click here to download the 2011 Impact Factor Report

Currently IJCSI is not covered by Thomson Reuters (ISI) yet. But the journal is working hard to get ISI-index as soon as possible. Normally, a journal needs to publish for atleast 3-4 years (sometimes more) before being covered by Thomson Reuters.

What is the standard or quality of papers published in IJCSI?

Like most journals, IJCSI try to ensure publishing high quality papers, however, the level of IJCSI is modestly below that of IEEE and ACM Journals. Papers that have a significant contribution, worth for sharing an idea, a concept, a technique or a result, are considered for publication as determined by our reviewers. Typically, acceptance rate varies from 25% to 37%.
Find below acceptance rates for the year 2009:
Volume No Acceptance Rate Special/Regular Issue
1 31.6% Pervasive Computing Systems and Technologies
2 33.3% Security Systems and Technologies
3 37.5% Regular
4 29.55% Regular
5 25% Regular
6 33.3% Regular
Find below acceptance rates for the year 2010:
Volume No Issue No Acceptance Rate Special/Regular Issue
7 1 35.7% Regular
7 2 27.55% Regular
7 3 37.88% Regular
7 4 31.84% Regular
7 5 29.8% Regular
7 6 27.55% Regular

What is the frequency of publications?

IJCSI publishes a regular issue every two(2) months apart from special issues and thesis publication. Thus, 6 regular issues are published every year. Articles are normally published on the last date of the month.

How is continued Open Access availability of my articles guaranteed?

IJCSI deposits all of the Open Access articles that it publishes in a number of independent, permanent Open Access archives. IJCSI is committed to maintain its policy of unconditional open access for research articles.

May I request an extension for submitting my paper?

Yes, you may request an extension; typically an extension for paper submission varies from 4-8 days.

How do I submit my paper?

First, we highly recommend authors to use the IJCSI paper template IJCSI Paper Template to format their papers according to IJCSI style. Then use the Paper Submission Form to submit. During review, we accept both MSWord and PDF versions. However, final paper submission MUST be in PDF format only.

When will I receive an acknowledgment email for my submission?

Paper submissions are normally acknowledged within 1-3 minutes. In case you do not receive any acknowledgment for a submitted paper, please do not resubmit your paper using the Paper Submission Form. Kindly drop us an email at

My paper has not been accepted. What do I do now?

Papers not accepted on the first review round are send back to authors either for major revisions or subject to complete reject. In case a paper is not accepted (major revision required), we highly recommend authors to revise and implement the reviewers recommendations and re-submit. Each submitted paper has a maximum of 5 review rounds.

I have sumitted my revised paper. What next?

Revised papers are sent to the reviewers concerned to ensure continued evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of the papers. Authors are informed about the publication decision once we receive the reviewers feedback and recommendations.

My paper has been accepted, how do I register it?

Information about paper registration will be provided to you through the registration form once your paper will be accepted for publication. Currently we accept registration fees through bank wire transfer (also known as swift transfer) and MoneyGram.

My paper has been published, but I cannot find it on the Web.

All published papers are normally indexed within 4-6 weeks from the date of publication and thereafter should normally be visible on the Web within 6-8 days.

ePublication Certificate. Why and When?

As a recognition of the author's contribution in IJCSI proceedings, IJCSI will issue an ePublication Certificate. The certificates are normally sent (via email) within 4-6 weeks from the date of publication. All certificates will be sent to the corresponding authors only. Co-authors need to contact the corresponding author.

How is IJCSI funded?

We promise that access to the research published in IJCSI journal will remain free. However, as there is no charge to access the research, there is an article-processing charge for all published articles.
As a scientific publisher, IJCSI obviously has to be profitable to survive as a service for the scientific community. We believe that if we add value to raw data, we are entitled to charge for access to it. If a journal commissions topical or thematic reviews, and so helps individuals orientate themselves amidst the complexity of available research, it may have a subscription charge.
However, once again, we promise that access to all research will remain free.

Why does IJCSI has article-processing charges?

Publishing with open access is not without costs. IJCSI defrays those costs from article-processing charges, because there is no charge to access its research content, believing instead that immediate, world-wide, barrier-free, open access to the full text of research articles is in the best interests of the scientific community.

Where is my article publication money going?

Publication fees are used to pay for several expenses:
  • Manuscript handling from submission to publication
  • Electronic composition and production
  • Server and website update and maintenance
  • Electronic archiving
  • ePublication Certificate
  • Administrative expenses and other overheads

Compairing IJCSI charges with other publishers

IJCSI's article processing charges are extremely competitive. In general, IJCSI's charges are amongst the lowest of any publisher offering open access publication, see the following comparison table below.
Publisher/Journal Article Processing Charge - Euro € Equivalent Submission Fee?
IJCSI - Publication Fees Details 125 (online only) Null
Cambridge University Press 1960 + color charges for some journals Null
BrillOpen 2180 Null
Sage Open 2180 Null
Springer Open Choice Journals 2180 Null
Elsevier - Sponsored Article program 2180 + color charges Null
Hindawi 2180 + charges for color images and datasets Null
Oxford University Press 2180 + color charges for some journals Null
Blackwell Publishing - Open Online 2180 + charges for color images and datasets 50
Taylor & Francis - iOpenAccess 2360 Null

Self-Archiving - Increase visibility of your publications

We strongly recommend all our authors to submit a copy of their papers (own version and not the one publis on the jounal) to the site which is maintained by Cornell University. This will help in increasing the visibility of your articles and hence increase their citations. It cost only 3-5 minutes, and the impact is great.
Authors are allowed to distribute their papers via their personal websites, university website and open access repositories.

What is the IJCSI Interview Program (IIP)?

As part of its active contribution in the scientific community, IJCSI is pleased to introduce the IIP program. We believe that a contemporary journal should no more restrict itself to simply publishing research papers like traditional journals does. We put lots of efforts in ensuring our authors, reviewers and followers are highly exposed in the scientific community. One interview is conducted every month and the interview session details are made available on the journal website.

Who is eligible to participate in the IIP?

Participation is open to all academics and researchers at all levels. Researchers from the industry are also encouraged to participate. If you feel you have something to say, share or expose, then the IIP is the perfect platform to do that. We will ensure the maximum exposure of the interview in the scientific community. To get started and/or for more information, simply Fill the Interview Application Form.

Why should I subscribe to IJCSI mailing list?

We recommend researchers who would like to receive latest research articles published by IJCSI directly in their inbox to subscribe to IJCSI mailing list. Also, call for papers, latest news and developments by IJCSI will be communicated.

IJCSI Facebook Page. Should I join?

We invite all academics and researchers to join our page in Facebook. Joining our Facebook page demonstrate your support to us and our community.Click here to join us on Facebook

I would like to join the Editorial Board.

We welcome applications to join the Editorial Board. Write to us and send us your complete CV. Please kindly allow 3-4 weeks for processing your application.

I would like to join the Reviewers Committee.

You will have to fill in the Reviewers Registration Form. Please kindly allow 10-14 days for processing your application.

Why an Ethical Board?

The International Journal of Computer Science Issues (IJCSI) is committed towards the fight against plagiarism. The IJCSI Ethical Board has the responsibilty to deal with cases of plagiarism and any other unethical issue.

How to advertise on IJCSI website?

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