SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

 

 

o PAPER LENGTH

The journal imposes no hard limits on the paper length as long as what authors write is important. Submissions that exceed 40-50 pages in journal format (including illustrations and references) should however be accompanied by a short justification as to why a briefer discussion of their research results is not advisable.

o EARLIER PUBLICATIONS ON THE SAME RESEARCH

The journal does not mind if research that is being submitted for consideration of publication has already been previously published in bits and pieces at workshops and conferences (but not journals), as long as the compilation of earlier research reports plus new materials provide significant new insights and added value. Authors should clearly explain the relationship of their submission to their prior publications, and point out the significant added value of their submission in comparison to their prior publications.
    The Publisher also accepts manuscripts that have prior versions on non-commercial pre-print sites such as arXiv.org. You can find more information here.

o DECLARATION

The first page should include the following declaration: "This paper or a similar version is not currently under review by a journal or conference. This paper is void of plagiarism or self-plagiarism as defined by the Committee on Publication Ethics and Springer Guidelines”. You can find more information on the Ethical Responsibilities of Authors under the “Instructions for Authors” on the Journal Homepage.

o SELF-ASSESSMENT

For the review process, authors should include a separate preamble or dedicated first section in their submission that answers the questions below. Answers should preferably be 1-3 sentences in length but no longer than a paragraph.

o FORMATTING AND GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

Formatting instructions and other relevant submission information are available in the section "Instructions for Authors" on the publisher's journal homepage.
    The publisher can process most popular word processing formats and will convert accepted articles into a proprietary content management format. The authors' list of references therefore needs to include all bibliographic data for the five publication types listed in the Instructions for Authors. The exact format of the reference list is unimportant though.
    LaTeX authors who wish to approximate the final journal layout in their paper can use LaTeX and BibTeX style files, and additionally the natbib package if they wish.

o SUBMISSION

The journal is currently transitioning to Editorial Manager, an electronic submission and peer review system. If you are submitting a new paper, please use this system. If you are resubmitting a paper of which the first version was submitted before 29 January 2017, please keep using the previous email submission method for now by sending your new version to submission[at]umuai.org. The receipt of a submission will be acknowledged within a few days. A description of the review process can be found here.



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