The journal imposes no hard
limits on the paper length as long as what authors write is important. Submissions
exceed 40-50 pages in journal format (including illustrations and references)
should however be accompanied by a short justification as to
discussion of their research results is not advisable.
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 first page should include
the following declaration: "This paper or a similar version is not currently
under review by a journal or conference, nor will it be submitted to such within
the next three months. This paper is void of plagiarism or self-plagiarism
as defined in Section 1 of ACM's
Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism."
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.
- What is the main research question that your planned submission addresses?
What makes your research results important and
worth being reported in a top-ranked journal (as opposed to a conference)?
- Why does your planned submission fit into the scope of UMUAI?
- What are the main limitations of your approach?
What is the relationship of your work to the closest
2-3 publications by others? (also cite them)
FORMATTING AND OTHER INSTRUCTIONSFormatting instructions and other information are available in the section "Instructions for Authors" from the publisher's website. Information on the present page overrides the publisher's instructions though.
The publisher can process most popular word processing formats and will convert accepted articles into a propriatary content managment format. The
authors' list of references therefore needs to include all
bibliographic data for the five publication types listed in the
Instructions for Autors. The exact format of the reference list is
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.
The journal prefers PDF format, but can also accommodate most other popular formats.
Electronic articles should be sent to submission [at] umuai.org . The
title and abstract of the submission should also be sent in plain text
format. Authors who prefer other transmission methods should contact
help [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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