International Journal of Advancements in Information Technology & Computer Science

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DOI: 3456

International Journal of Advancements in Information Technology & Computer Science(IJAITCS) is a scholarly online, open access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary and fully refereed& journal focusing on theories, methods of Information Technology and Computer. It is an international journal published from Toronto, Canada to promote research in the field of Information Technology.

All manuscripts must be prepared in English and are subject to a rigorous and fair peer-review process. Generally, accepted papers will appear online within 3 weeks followed by printed hard copy. The journal publishes original papers covering a wide range of fields but not limited to the following:

Automated Software Design and Synthesis
Automated Software Specification
Component-Based Software Engineering
Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
Formal Methods
Knowledge Acquisition
Object-Oriented Technology
Patterns and Frameworks
Process and Workflow Management
Program Understanding Issues
Programming Languages and Software Engineering
Reflection and Metadata Approaches
Information Technology
Software Architecture
Software Design Methods
Software Domain Modeling and Meta-Modeling
Software Engineering Decision Support
Software Engineering Education
Software Maintenance and Evolution
Software Process Modeling
Software Quality
Software Reuse
Software Testing
Tutoring, Help, Documentation Systems

We are also interested in:
(1) Short reports: 2-5 page papers where an author can present either preliminary data or an idea with theoretical background, but has not yet completed the research needed for a complete paper;
(2) Short communications: 2-5 page papers;
(3) Technical notes: 2-5 page papers;
(4) Letters to the Editor (the number of pages is not restricted);
(5) Reviews or book reviews: comments and critiques (the number of pages is not restricted);
(6) Advertisement: 1-2 page papers;
(7) News Letters: 1-5 page papers.

    Editor in Chief:

    Prof. Enrique Vera-León Director CCI-ARC I


    Editorial Board:

    Mr Madani Bezoui Canada Institute of Sciences

    Lecturer Dilip Nandkeolyar England Institute of Sciences

    Mr

CCI-ARC follows a very stringent peer review process, so that we can maintain the reputation of our journals among the researcher and scientific community. We request authors to adhere to manuscript guidelines and submit the papers in proper document format to avoid rejections. If the papers are not in proper format, it will be returned to the authors without scientific evaluation. We expect the manuscripts to be 100% in proper format so that we can upload it in internal Paper Submission System (PSS) application. Submitted manuscripts adhering to journal guidelines are reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief or an Editor, who will assign them to reviewers. The review process is single blind. After the review if the paper gets accepted, we send a acceptance email to the corresponding author. Only after scientific evaluation and summary acceptance, we request authors to pay for article processing charges. APC is not mandatory for all authors; we waive off APC for deserving researchers from low-income countries with our CCI-ARC waiver scholarships. All non-reviewed or rejected manuscripts are sent back within 10 days and the decision letter of manuscripts is sent back tentatively in 3 weeks of receiving the manuscripts.

How to Submit?

After you contact CCI-ARC electronically, we will send you details of the publication format and paper writing guidelines. You can find the paper format here.

CCI-ARC’s Assistant-editors(AE) or Journal Coordinators shall receive the Journal papers or manuscripts by email from one of the authors of the manuscript. AEs shall upload the received manuscripts through the online manuscript submission system. Submissions should happen only by the authors or coauthors.

All Authors and co-authors need to provide their detailed contact information before the acceptance of the paper.

Authors may use open source word-processing tools,but the submission should accept only electronic PDFs or MS-Word files. We can help you convert your file to desired file format which can be uploaded to the online submission system.

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines:

To expedite the review process, please format the manuscript in the following way:

Article type:

Two Columns

Organizing the Manuscript:

All manuscripts are expected to be prepared as a single PDF or MS Word document with the the text, references, tables and figures included. Any revised manuscripts prepared for publication should be sent as a single editable Word document. LaTex papers are acceptable for publication, but it should be in PDF for review first.

Manuscripts should be written in English. Title, author(s), and affiliations should all be included on a title page as the first page of the manuscript file, followed by a 100-300 word abstract and 3-5 keywords. The order they follow is: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction. Please follow the attached template for details.

Inclusion of Tables and Figures:

All figures or images should be submitted as jpg or tif files with distinct characters and symbols at 500 dpi (dots per inch). Test your figures by printing them from a local printer. The online version should look relatively similar to the personal-printer copy. Tables and equations should be in an editable rather than image version. Tables must be edited with Word/Excel. Equations must be edited with Equation Editor. Figures, tables and equations should be numbered and cited as Figure 1, Figure 2, Figure 3, etc. in increasing order.

Page Counts:

Before submission or after acceptance, type your manuscript single spaced, and make all the characters in the text, tables, figure legends, footnotes and references in a single typeface and point size as 10 pt Times New Roman. This will save space, make it easier for reviewers and editors to process the submitted work.

References and Links:

All references should be numbered in square brackets in the text and listed in the REFERENCES section in the order they appear in the text. Below are some examples:

Journal Articles:

[1] Gazcía, J.I., Sepúlveda, S. and Noriega-Hoces, L. (2010) Beneficial Effect of Reduced Oxygen Concentration with Transfer of Blastocysts in IVF Patients Older than 40 Years Old. Health, 2, 1010-1017.

[2] Magranioti, A.E., Chrissanthi, H.D., Charles, P.C., Andrews, R.D., George, P.N. and Christos, C.N. (2010) Cointegration of Enterprise-Resource Planning (ERP) Signals in Experiments with Different Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Conditions. Health, 2, 400-406.

[3] Bootorabi, F., Haapasalo, J., Smith, E., Haapasalo, H. and Parkkila, S. (2011) Carbonic Anhydrase VII—A Potential Prognostic Marker in Gliomas. Health, 3, 6-12.

E-Journal Articles:

[4] Benlosi, H.K. and Srravtava, R.S. (2009) Protective Role of Buffalo Pineal Proteins on Arsenic-Induced Oxidative Stress in Blood and Kidney of Rats. Health, 1, 167-172. http://www.cci-arc.org/filesOperation/downLoad.aspx?path=econo20090100017_97188589.pdf&type=journal

Books:

[5] Verdu, S. (1998) Multi-User Detection. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Edited Book:

[6] Pernaudad, A.S. (1983) Biotechnological and Biochemical Spectrum of Zinc Deficiency in Human Subjects. In: Prasad, A.S., Ed., Clinical, Biochemical and Nutritional Aspects of Trace Elements, Alan R. Liss, Inc., New York, 5-15.

Conference Proceedings:

[7] Clare, L., Perlisie, G. and Berre, J. (1999) Self-Organizing Distributed Sensor Networks. Proceedings SPIE Conference Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications, Orlando, 3713, 229-237.

Thesis:

[8] Hezbergelman, W. (2000) Application-Specific Architectures for Mobile Networks. Ph.D. Dissertation, Middletown Institute of Technology, Cambridge.

Internet:

[9] Hodreseycutt, L. (2013) Innovation and Design Course. http://dcci-arci.edu/commdesign/class1.html

About Us

Q1: Please say us about CCI-ARC in details.

A1: CCI-ARC is the abbreviation for Canadian Center for Inter-Academic Research & Communication Inc., which is a leading North American scientific think-tank. CCI-ARC manages & publish high-quality open access journals in the areas of science, technology and medicine. It also publishes conference proceeding, academic books.

Q2: Is CCI-ARC a registered organization?

A2: Yes, Canadian Center for Inter-Academic Research & Communication Inc. is legally registered as a Federal corporation in Ontario, Canada. It is a global scientific think-tank based out of Toronto, Canada. The registration can be confirmed online by link:
https://www.ic.gc.ca/app/scr/cc/CorporationsCanada/fdrlCrpSrch.html

Q3: Where is CCI-ARC's Principal Place of Business?

A3: CCI-ARC is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Submission

Q1: How do I find out if my paper is in scope for a CCI-ARC journal?

A2: To establish whether your paper is suitable for the CCI-ARC journal, go to the website of the journal concerned, and then click on the "Aims and Scope" button to display the scope of the journal. Please drop us a mail to discuss about the scope of your paper at manuscript.help@cci-arc.com

Q2: How do I submit my paper to a CCI-ARC journal?

A2: All papers must be submitted through AE (Assistant Editor) and should be uploaded in our paper submission system, so that the paper status can easily be tracked. All images and tables should be combined with the text as a single MS Word or PDF for submission.

Q3: Do we have any specific template for submission?

A3: We advise you to use CCI-ARC’s manuscript format which is prepared in accordance with global paper submission standards. However if you do not know how to do it, please just prepare your manuscript as required by the Guideline. You can find basic instructions under For Authors, Manuscript Preparation. Papers should be submitted to us through our Paper Submission System in MS Word or PDF version.

Q4: What are the different file formats accepted by CCI-ARC?

A4: Manuscripts in MS Word or PDF is the format for submitting your paper to our Paper Submission System. After acceptance of your paper, you can send your revised paper in MS Word or LaTex via e-mail to us.

Q5: Is it essential to recommend guest reviewers for my paper?

A5: No, you may suggest or recommend reviewers. We only accept reviewers or editors from top universities.

Q6: Can I publish a review, acknowledgement or survey paper with CCI-ARC?

A6: Yes, there are no restrictions on the type of paper that may be published with CCI-ARC.

Q7: How do I know the status of my paper submitted to CCI-ARC?

A7: You will receive automated e-mails as soon as you have uploaded the paper to PSS. Your manuscript will then be checked and forwarded to the editors who will start the initial review. In case of any issues with your manuscript, we will contact you by e-mail.

Q8: Do I need to provide a signed declaration from all authors with my submission?

A8: An author declaration form should be signed by all authors and then please send it to the Assistant Editor by e-mail.

Q9: Do I need to submit a Cover Letter with my manuscript?

A9: No, it is not mandatory, but it is advised to send a Cover Letter. It can be submitted via the Paper Submission System together with the manuscript or sent to the Assistant Editor separately by e-mail. The cover letter should mention clearly

  • Detailed information about the author(s) and their organization(s): including links to personal webpages or alternatively a list of articles published in the past two years or a well maintained Author ID (e.g. ORCID)
  • Background information about the reviewers and their organizations: including links to personal webpages or a well maintained Author ID and an e-mail address for each reviewer
  • Information about the topic covered in the manuscript.

Q10: How long will it take to peer review my paper?

A10: It usually takes about 2-4 weeks. Please contact the Editorial Assistant if you want to know the status of your paper.

Q11: Are CCI-ARC journals indexed?

A11: Yes, our journals are indexed by many databases. The index contains the metadata of CCI-ARC's articles. Most important metadata are authors, title, abstract, year of publication, and the link to the full paper at CCI-ARC. Each journal maintains its own list of databases where it is indexed. Please look under "Indexing" on the journal homepage.

Article Processing Charges

Q1: What are Article Processing Charges?

A1: Like other Open Access publishers, CCI-ARC charges an Article Processing Charge, only when your article is accepted for publication. These charges cover various costs involved in turning the manuscript into a finished article. CCI-ARC team is committed in making the costs of publishing as transparent as possible. The charges for each journal are clearly displayed on the journal’s home page.

When a manuscript is submitted, it passes through the many different departments in CCI-ARC:

  • The Editorial Screening team, who perform initial technical and ethical checks.
  • The Editorial teams, who help the journal's Academic Editors, manage the review process.
  • The Production team, who convert the manuscript to a professionally typeset article and well-structured XML or PDF (Digital formats)
  • The Proofing team, who coordinate the proofing process.
  • The Quality Assurance team, who perform a final check to ensure that the manuscript and its review process adhere to the journal's guidelines and policies.
  • Our marketing and communications teams, who ensure your article receives the attention it deserves.
  • The technology team, who build and maintain our systems.
  • Finally the Indexing team, who Index your article in various Indexing organizations and digitally optimize the papers in all search engines.

The actual amount payable as an APC varies depending on the journal in which you wish to publish your article. Some journals are more expensive, due to the volume of submissions they receive.

CCI-ARC offers a waiver scholarship program for researchers working in certain low income countries. Your APC will be waived if you meet the eligibility requirements. Please discuss this with your Assistant Editor while submitting the manuscript.

If your institution is a member of the CCI-ARC Institutional Partnership program, your APC may be discounted by up to 100%. Please speak to your institutional librarian if you are interested in this opportunity.

Q2: How do I pay the article processing charges to a CCI-ARC journal?

A2: You can make an APC payment via RBC (Royal Bank of Canada) Bank a/c Transfer, PayPal, credit card or Western Union. Detailed payment instructions can be found on the submission system. You can also ask the editorial assistant for any problems.

  1. If you make the Wired Transfer payment, please make sure that your Paper ID (mentioned in the e-mail) is filled in the "attached statement", otherwise we cannot tell who has remitted the money.
  2. After the Wired Transfer payment, your local bank will return a receipt to you after the remittance. Do NOT discard it.
  3. If you make the Online Payment, please remember your order number or keep the screen capturing of payment if it is possible.

All Open access articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (or the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License CC BY-NC), which allows users to (non-commercially) copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship. Please send us a scan copy of Journal Publishing Agreement along with the Manuscript. Please download Journal

Publication Agreement

Publication Ethics Statement

CCI-ARC comply to the highest level of ethical standards of publishing, which ensures high-quality scientific publications, public trust in scientific findings, and in result researchers receive credit for their original work and ideas.

CCI-ARC maintains a very high-level integrity in selecting and publishing its papers. CCI-ARC follows the guidelines set by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Article Assessment

All manuscripts are subject to stringent peer review process and are expected to meet standards of academic excellence. If approved by the editor, submissions will be considered by peer reviewers, whose identities will remain anonymous to the authors.

Our Quality Integrity team will occasionally seek advice outside standard peer review, for example, on submissions with serious ethical, security, biosecurity, or societal implications. We may consult experts and the academic editor before deciding on appropriate actions, including but not limited to recruiting reviewers with specific expertise, assessment by additional editors, and declining to further consider a submission.

Duplicate Submission and Redundant Publication

CCI-ARC considers only original content, i.e. articles that have not been previously published, including in a language other than English. Articles based on content previously made public only on a preprint server, institutional repository, or in a thesis will be considered.

Manuscripts submitted to CCI-ARC journals must not be submitted elsewhere while under consideration and must be withdrawn before being submitted elsewhere. Authors whose articles are found to have been simultaneously submitted elsewhere may incur sanctions.

If authors have used their own previously published work, or work that is currently under review, as the basis for a submitted manuscript, they must cite the previous articles and indicate how their submitted manuscript is different from their previous work. Reuse of the author's own words outside the Methods should be attributed or quoted in the text. Reuse of the authors’ own figures or substantial amounts of wording may require permission from the copyright holder and the authors or co-authors that are responsible for obtaining this.

CCI-ARC journals may consider extended versions of articles published at conferences provided this is declared in the cover letter, the previous version is clearly cited and discussed, there is significant new content, and any necessary permission are obtained.

Redundant publication outcomes into more than one article, which may result in rejection of submitted manuscripts or correction of published articles. Duplicate publication of the same, or a very similar, article may result in the retraction of the later article and the authors may incur sanctions.

Plagiarism

Authors should not use the words, figures, or ideas of other individuals without attribution. All sources must carry clear citation at the point they are used. Reuse of wording must be limited and be attributed or quoted in the text.

CCI-ARC uses industry leading applications to detect plagiarism. Submissions that overlap with published and submitted manuscripts will be detected and checked in preliminary review process. Editors use our Similarity Check page for more information on how to interpret these reports.

Manuscripts that are found to have been plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors, whether published or unpublished, will be rejected and the authors may incur sanctions. Any published articles may need to be corrected or retracted.

Citation Manipulation


Authors whose submitted manuscripts are found to include citations whose primary purpose is to increase the number of citations unethically to a given author’s work, or to articles published in a specific journal, may incur sanctions.

Editors and reviewers must not ask authors to include references merely to increase citations to their own or an associate's work, to the journal, or to any other journal they are associated with.

Fabrication and Falsification


The authors of submitted manuscripts or published articles that are found to have fabricated or falsified the results, including the manipulation of scientific images, photographs, may incur sanctions, and published articles may be retracted.

Authorship and Acknowledgements


All listed authors or coauthors must have made a significant contribution to the research in the manuscript, approved its claims. It is important to list everyone who made a significant contribution to the manuscript. Changes in authorship must be declared to the journal and agreed to by all authors and coauthors.

Anyone who contributed to the research or manuscript preparation, but is not an author, should be acknowledged with their permission.

Conflicts of Interest


Conflicts of interest occur when issues outside research could be reasonably perceived to affect the neutrality or objectivity of the work or its assessment. Potential conflicts of interest must be declared. In most cases, this declaration will not stop work from being published.

If unsure, declare a potential interest or discuss with the CCI-ARC editorial team. Undeclared interests may incur sanctions. Submissions with undeclared conflicts that are later revealed may be rejected. Published articles may need to be re-assessed, have a corrigendum published, or in serious cases be retracted.

Conflicting Domains:

  • Financial: Scholarships, Funding and other payments, goods and services received or expected by the authors relating to the subject of the work from an organization with an interest in the outcome of the work.
  • Affiliations: Being employed by, or a member of advisory board , or in an organization with an interest in the outcome of the work
  • Intellectual property: Patents or trademarks owned by other individuals or organizations.
  • Personal: Friends, spouse, family, relationships, and other close personal connections
  • Ideology: Beliefs or activism, for example, political or religious, relevant to the work
  • Academic: Competitors or someone whose work is critiqued by the Authors

Authors must declare all potential Conflicts of interest before submitting the manuscript. The declaration should explain why the interest may be a conflict. In case of no COI, the authors should state “The author(s) declare(s) that there are no conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this paper”. Submitting authors are responsible for coauthors declaring their interests.

Authors must declare about all the related conflicts based on “Conflicting Domains” stated above.

Declared conflicts of interest will be considered by the editor and reviewers and included in the published article.

Editors and Reviewers

Editors and reviewers should decline to be involved with a submission when they have a recent publication or current submission with any author. If they have shared or recently shared an affiliation with any author or coauthor. If there is collaboration or recently collaborated with any author. Or have a close personal connection to any author, any financial interest in the subject of the work. If they feel unable to be objective. Reviewers must declare any remaining interests in the ‘Confidential’ section of the review form, which will be considered by the editor. Editors and reviewers must declare if they have previously discussed the manuscript with the authors.

Sanctions


If CCI-ARC becomes aware of breaches of our publication ethics policies, if the breach occurred in a journal published by CCI-ARC or any other nonaffiliated journals, the following sanctions may be applied across the CCI-ARC journals:

  • Rejection of the manuscript and any other manuscripts submitted by the author(s).
  • Not allowing submission for 2-4 years.
  • Prohibition from acting as an editor or reviewer.

CCI-ARC may apply additional sanctions for severe ethical policy violations.

Investigations


Suspected violations to our publication ethics policies, both before and after publication, as well as concerns about research or communication ethics, should be reported to our Quality Integrity team, overseen by the Head of Publication-Quality Integrity.

CCI-ARC will communicate with author to seek information on violation and will take actions accordingly.

Corrections and Retractions


When we identify errors in published articles, if further actions are required, we may consult the editors and the authors’ institution(s).

If there are errors that significantly affect the conclusions of research or there is evidence of misconduct or misappropriation of research data, this may require retraction or an expression of concern following the COPE Retraction Guidelines.

All authors will be asked to agree to the content for publication ethics.

When we identify errors in published articles, if further actions are required, we may consult the editors and the authors’ institution(s).

If there are errors that significantly affect the conclusions of research or there is evidence of misconduct or misappropriation of research data, this may require retraction or an expression of concern following the COPE Retraction Guidelines.

All authors will be asked to agree to the content for publication ethics.

Canadian Center for Inter-Academic Research & Communication, guarantees that no university library or individual reader will ever have to buy a subscription or pay any pay-per-view fees to access articles in the electronic version of the journal. There is hence no revenue at CCI-ARC Toronto neither from the sale of subscriptions to the electronic version of the journal nor from pay-per-view fees. Yet, the online publication process does involve costs including those pertaining to setup and maintenance of the publication infrastructure, routine operation of the journal, processing of manuscripts through peer-reviews, editing, publishing, maintaining the scholarly record, and archiving. To cover these costs, the journal depends on Article Process Charges (henceforth: APC), also called Publication Fees. APC are due only when a manuscript has been accepted for publication.

Continent Article Process Charges
USA, Canada North America, Europe $ 126 Canadian Dollars
Asia, UAE & Other Regions $  50 Canadian Dollars

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