Information for Authors

Scope

The IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine (CIM) publishes peer-reviewed articles that present emerging novel discoveries, important insights, or tutorial surveys in all areas of computational intelligence design and applications, in keeping with the Field of Interest of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (IEEE/CIS). Additionally, CIM serves as a media of communications between the governing body and its membership of IEEE/CIS. Authors are encouraged to submit papers on applications oriented developments, successful industrial implementations, design tools, technology reviews, computational intelligence education, and applied research.

Contributions should contain novel and previously unpublished material. The novelty will usually lie in original concepts, results, techniques, observations, hardware/software implementations, or applications, but may also provide syntheses or new insights into previously reported research. Surveys and expository submissions are also welcome. In general, material which has been previously copyrighted, published or accepted for publication will not be considered for publication; however, prior preliminary or abbreviated publication of the material shall not preclude publication in this journal. 

Types of Contributions

Two types of contributions are considered:

  1. Regular Papers (Papers). A Paper presents significant research, development, or application of broad computational intelligence concepts. Papers should present a well-rounded treatment of a problem, which places the presented solution in the context of related research work. The maximum length for Papers is typically 12 pages of formatted text (including figures and references) in standard IEEE two-column format. Authors of Papers should specify on the first page of their submitted manuscript up to 5 keywords.
  2. Correspondence (Letters). A Letter is intended to serve as a vehicle for rapid publication of less discursive material. It may include brief research results, comments or correction of published results, and rebuttals in connection with previous publications. The maximum length for Letters is 6 pages in IEEE two-column format. Letters go through a shorter, one time (typically) review process.

Submission of Manuscript

Submission and review of manuscripts is now done through ScholarOne Manuscript, the IEEE's online submission and review system. Please log on to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cim-ieee and follow the directions to create an account (if a first time user) and to submit your manuscript. If the manuscript is printable (all font embedded), it will be entered into the review process. Authors will be able to check on the status of their manuscript during the review process.

The IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine is primarily devoted to archival reports of work that have not been in the main-published realm elsewhere. Specifically, conference records and book chapters that have been published are not acceptable until and unless they have been significantly enhanced. In special circumstances or on exceptional occasions, the editor may deem a contribution noteworthy enough to be exempted from this policy. Authors will be asked to confirm that the work being submitted has not been published elsewhere and that it is not currently under review by another publication. If either of these conditions is not met or is subsequently violated, the article will be disqualified from possible publication in CIM.

Plagiarism in any form will be considered a serious breach of professional conduct with potentially severe ethical and legal consequences as defined in the IEEE PSPB operational manual, which can be downloaded from http://www.ieee.org/documents/opsmanual.pdf.

All IEEE journals require an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) for all authors. ORCID is a persistent unique identifier for researchers and functions similarly to an article’s Digital Object Identifier (DOI). ORCIDs enable accurate attribution and improved discoverability of an author’s published work. The author will need a registered ORCID in order to submit a manuscript or review a proof in this journal.

Manuscript Format

The IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine follows the format standards of the IEEE. The IEEE Author Center can be accessed here: https://ieeeauthorcenter.ieee.org.

Here are some guidelines for article preparation:

Manuscript Style: The manuscript should be in standard IEEE format (single-spaced, two-column), including figures and references.

Abstract: The abstract must be a concise yet comprehensive reflection of what is in your article. In particular:

  • The abstract must be self-contained, without abbreviations, footnotes, or references. It should be a microcosm of the full article.
  • The abstract must be between 150-250 words. Be sure that you adhere to these limits; otherwise, you will need to edit your abstract accordingly.
  • The abstract must be written as one paragraph, and should not contain displayed mathematical equations or tabular material.
  • The abstract should include three or four different keywords or phrases, as this will help readers to find it. It is important to avoid over-repetition of such phrases as this can result in a page being rejected by search engines.
  • Ensure that your abstract reads well and is grammatically correct.

Professional Editing Services

Sometimes the IEEE CIM receives submissions that suffer from poor English usage and readability. Such manuscripts often get rejected because of extremely poor readability. Authors, at their own cost, may take the help of American Journal Experts for pre-submission professional editing services. An author willing to get assistance with English grammar and usage prior to submitting his/her manuscripts for review or during the review process can go directly to https://www.aje.com/en to submit a manuscript for copy editing. Various levels of editing services are available. Cost estimates as well as required time are available immediately on line. We cannot guarantee that the linguistic quality of an edited manuscript will meet your expectation. As expected, an edited manuscript will undergo usual reviews.

Mandatory Page Charges

A mandatory page charge is imposed on all papers exceeding 12 pages in length, including illustrations. The charge is $125 per page for each page over the first twelve and is a prerequisite for publication. Details are provided at the time of acceptance; authors are, however, urged to keep this in mind when submitting and revising their papers.

Optional Page Charges

After a manuscript has been accepted for publication, the author's company or institution will be encouraged to pay $110 per printed page to cover part of the cost of publication. The page charges are not obligatory, nor is their payment a prerequisite for publication. The author will receive 100 free reprints without cover if the page charge is honored. Detailed guidelines on page charges will accompany the galley proofs.

Copyright

It is the policy of the IEEE to own the copyright to the technical contributions it publishes. To comply with the IEEE copyright policy, authors are required to sign an IEEE Copyright Form before publication in either the print or electronic medium. This form retains to authors and their employers full rights to reuse their material for their own purposes. Authors are requested to submit a signed copy of the Copyright Form with their final manuscript. The form can be downloaded from www.ieee.org/copyright.

Single-Blind Review

The articles in this journal are peer reviewed in accordance with the requirements set forth in the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board Operations Manual (https://pspb.ieee.org/images/files/files/opsmanual.pdf). Each published article was reviewed by a minimum of two independent reviewers using a single-blind peer review process, where the identities of the reviewers are not known to the authors, but the reviewers know the identities of the authors.