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.

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, 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."

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 OTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Formatting 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 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 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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