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Journal of Inverse and Ill-posed Problems

Editor-in-Chief: Kabanikhin, Sergey I.

6 Issues per year

IMPACT FACTOR increased in 2014: 0.880
Rank 74 out of 310 in category Mathematics and 113 out of 255 in Applied Mathematics in the 2014 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Report/Science Edition

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2014: 0.516
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2014: 1.430
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2014: 0.613

Mathematical Citation Quotient (MCQ) 2014: 0.51

Aims and Scope

This journal aims to present original articles on the theory, numerics and applications of inverse and ill-posed problems. These inverse and ill-posed problems arise in mathematical physics and mathematical analysis, geophysics, acoustics, electrodynamics, tomography, medicine, ecology, financial mathematics etc. Articles on the construction and justification of new numerical algorithms of inverse problem solutions are also published.

Issues of the Journal of Inverse and Ill-Posed Problems contain high quality papers which have an innovative approach and topical interest.

The following topics are covered:

Inverse problems

  • existence and uniqueness theorems
  • stability estimates
  • optimization and identification problems
  • numerical methods

Ill-posed problems

  • regularization theory
  • operator equations
  • integral geometry


  • inverse problems in geophysics, electrodynamics and acoustics
  • inverse problems in ecology
  • inverse and ill-posed problems in medicine
  • mathematical problems of tomography

Instructions for Authors


Submitting an article

...  is done online to our ScholarOne online submission system at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jiip.

Contributions submitted to this journal must be written in clear and concise English. Only unpublished material can be accepted, and authors may not republish their paper in the same or similar form. The decision on the acceptance is taken after a peer-reviewing procedure. The journal makes no page charges.
The authors can provide the names and e-mail addresses of up to four potential reviewers.

Each article

... must begin with an abstract of less than 150 words. The abstract must be followed by an appropriate classification according to MSC 2010 (Mathematics Subject Classification) and a list of 3 to 6 keywords. The short title for the running head should contain at most 80 characters, spaces inclusive.

Authors are asked to follow a few basic guidelines while formatting their paper for publication, in order for the journal to be as homogeneous in appearance as possible. Please download the LaTeX class file and the respective sample file including the instructions for formatting here.
The affiliation, postal and electronic addresses of all authors should be placed at the very end of the paper.

Figures must be of sufficiently high resolution (minimum 600 dpi). Lettering of all figures within the article should be uniform in style (preferably a sans serif typeface like Helvetica) and of sufficient size (ca. 8 pt.). Uppercase letters A, B, C, etc. should be used to identify parts of multi-part figures. Cite all figures in the text in numerical order. Indicate the approximate placement of each figure. Do not embed figures within the text body of the manuscript; submit figures in separate files. In a TEX document EPS files may be incorporated into the TEX file by using one of the standard macro packages.
Provide a short descriptive title and a legend to make each figure self-explanatory. Explain all symbols used in the figures. Remember to use the same abbreviations as in the text body.

Authors are encouraged to submit illustrations in color if necessary for their scientific content. Publication of color figures is provided free of charge both in online and print editions.

References should be collected at the end of the paper, numbered with Arabic numerals in alphabetical order of the authors' names and surrounded by square brackets. Please use abbreviations for titles of journals in accordance with those listed in Mathematical Reviews.

  • Articles in journals:
    [1] A. Carbonaro, G. Metafune and C. Spina, Parabolic Schrödinger operators, J. Math
    Anal. and Appl. 343 (2008), 965-974.
  • Articles ahead of print:
    [2] D. Farley and L. Sabalka, Presentations of graph braid groups, Forum Math. (2010), doi: 10.1515/FORM.2011.086.
  • Books and Monographs:
    [3] I. M. Isaacs, Character theory of finite groups, AMS Chelsea Publishing, 2006.
  • Chapters:
    [4] T. De Medts, F. Haot, R. Knop and H. Van Maldeghem, On the uniqueness of the unipotent subgroups of some Moufang sets, in: Finite Geometries, Groups, and Computation, pp. 43-66, de Gruyter, Berlin, 2006.


Galley proofs

... will be sent to all authors in due time with a request to carefully check them.

After publication

... each author will receive a PDF file of the final version for private use only.

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Sergey I. Kabanikhin
Email: ksi52@mail.ru

Managing Editor

Maxim A. Shishlenin

Advisory Board

Avner Friedman

Rudolf Gorenflo

Peter Lax
New York

Zuhair Nashed

Vladimir V. Romanov

Pierre Sabatier

Vladimir V. Vasin

Editorial Board

Alexander L. Ageev

Giovanni Alessandrini

Yurii Ye. Anikonov

H. Thomas Banks

Michael I. Belishev
St. Petersburg

Alexander L. Bukhgeim

Jin Cheng

Christian Clason

Alexander M. Denisov

Heinz W. Engl

Maurizio Grasselli

Dinh Nho Ha'o

Alemdar Hasanoglu

Bernd Hofmann

Mikhail Yu. Kokurin

Rainer Kress

Daniel Lesnic

Alfred K. Louis

Andreas Neubauer

Roman G. Novikov

Lassi Paivarinta

Valery V. Pickalov

Alexey I. Prilepko

Vladislav V. Pukhnachev

Paul Sacks

Otmar Scherzer

Samuli Siltanen

Gunther Uhlmann

Yanfei Wang

Anatoly G. Yagola

Masahiro Yamamoto

Vyacheslav A. Yurko

Jun Zou
Hong Kong

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  • Dear Editor, I have sent a paper JIIP.2013.0088 in 20 Dec. 2013 to your journal for publication. But the status of paper has not been changed. Please inform me about the referee's comments. Best regards. Mohammad Shahrouzi

    posted by: Mohammad Shahrouzi on 2015-06-08 07:43 PM (Europe/Berlin)

  • Dear Mohammad Shahrouzi, we have forwarded your question to the editorial department. They will contact you directly via email.

    posted by: De Gruyter Online on 2015-06-09 01:46 PM (Europe/Berlin)