Open International Journal of Informatics (OIJI) is an international peer-reviewed journal (Open Access) dedicated to the latest advancement of Informatics sponsored by Advanced Informatics School (AIS) UTM International Campus, Kuala Lumpur. The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for scientists, researchers and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in broad areas of Informatics.
In line with the aspirations of UTM AIS, the journal has the following topics that cover theoretical and application of Informatics but not limited to:
- Informatics related discipline (e.g. Agro-based, Business, Health, Sports, Social, etc)
- Software Engineering
- Systems Engineering
- Information Systems
- Information Security
- Intelligent Systems and Computing Technologies
- Machine Learning, Evolutionary Programs and Neural Networks
- Forensic and Social Engineering
- Image, Speech and Signal Computing
- Visual Engineering
- Computer Ethics and Privacy
Types of Manuscript
- Regular articles: These should describe new and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental procedures should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. The length of a full paper should be the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly.
- Short Communications: A Short Communication is suitable for recording the results of complete small investigations or giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus. The style of main sections need not conform to that of full-length papers. Short communications are 2 to 4 printed pages (about 6 to 12 manuscript pages) in length.
- Reviews: Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged. Reviews should be concise and no longer than 4-6 printed pages (about 12 to 18 manuscript pages). Reviews manuscripts are also peer-reviewed.
Peer Review Policy
All paper submissions will be pre-screened for conformity with the submission guidelines and overall appropriateness for the journal. Paper submissions that pass the initial screening will be evaluated in a double-blind peer review process. These include research papers, research-in-progress papers, regular papers, short papers, reviews papers, and practitioner reports. Each journal track/topic is chaired by OIJI Editor with research expertise in the respective area. The editors will supervise the review process, involving selected reviewers from the research community. Acceptance and rejection decisions will be finalized by the Editor-in-Chief.
In general, the review criteria will be those typically used by major journals and conferences (e.g. relevance of the topic, quality of the research process, contribution, novelty, clarity, etc). Enhanced versions of papers previously published in conference proceedings may be considered provided they are of particularly high quality or include substantially new material. Any such submission should be accompanied with a declaration on where and when it has been published.
The results of the review process will be communicated to the author(s) by the specified date. The author(s) will be responsible for making the revisions recommended by the reviewers, and for submitting the final version of their paper by the appropriate deadline.
Fast Turnaround Publication Policy
OIJI accelerates the review process and shortens the publication period in the following way: Manuscripts having serious flaws or drawbacks will be rejected by area editors or editors-in-chief without refereeing. Authors of these manuscripts will be informed within a few weeks after the submission is received. Authors of manuscripts entering the reviewing process are supposed to receive the first reviewing results within 2-3 months. Most of the submissions will get a final conclusion of accept or reject within 4 months. It is expected that an accepted paper will be published within one year after submission.
We encourage program committees of academic conferences to recommend their best papers to be published in OIJI. These recommended papers will go through a much shorter period of reviewing process provided that the conference reviewing process has been strict and rigorous and that an agreement is reached as early as possible. We also encourage individual authors to submit their improved proceeding papers to OIJI. Their paper’s review process will also be shortened.
Copyright of articles that appear in OIJI belongs exclusively to Advanced Informatics School (AIS) UTM International Campus, Kuala Lumpur. This copyright covers the rights to reproduce the article, including reprints, electronic reproductions or any other reproductions of similar nature. All authors of the accepted manuscripts are required to fill in the copyright transfer agreement.
There will be no page charge if the paper is finally accepted, neither will there be any honorary for reviewers. There will be no hardcopy prints.