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Archives of Control Sciences

The Journal of Polish Academy of Sciences

4 Issues per year

IMPACT FACTOR 2016: 0.705

CiteScore 2016: 3.11

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2016: 0.231
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2016: 0.565


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    Archives of Control Sciences welcomes for consideration papers on topics of significance in broadly understood control science and related areas, including: basic control theory, optimal control, optimization methods, control of complex systems, mathematical modeling of dynamic and control systems, expert and decision support systems and diverse methods of knowledge modeling and representing uncertainty (by stochastic, set-valued, fuzzy or rough set methods, etc.), robotics and flexible manufacturing systems.
    Related areas that are covered include information technology, parallel and distributed computations, neural networks and mathematical biomedicine, mathematical economics, applied game theory, financial engineering, business informatics and other similar fields.

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    The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

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    Aims and Scope

    Why subscribe and read

    • over 50 years experience in control science publications
    • high quality, double-blind peer reviewed papers
    • The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.

    Why submit

    • fast, fair and constructive peer review
    • promotion of published articles through various abstracting services


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    Instructions for Authors

    Instructions for Authors

    Each paper submitted is subject to a review procedure, and the publication decision is based on reviers' comments on the paper. To avoid delay, please prepare the manuscript carefully following the suggestions listed below.

    Computer file of the manuscript may be sent by e-mail to the address of Assistant Editor or acs@polsl.pl. Preferred text processors is TeX or LaTeX, however Word and other processors are also acceptable. In case of difficulties in processing the text, the author may be asked to supply the ASCII export of the original file.

    Manuscripts sent via ordinary post should be typewritten double-spaced on one side of a standard size (A4) paper. Left side margin should be approximately 3cm (1.2'') wide. Each page should contain approximately 30 lines of 60 characters each. The manuscript including figures and tables together with their captions should be submitted. A separate signed letter giving the Author's preferred address for correspondence and return of proofs should be enclosed. Manuscript is the basis for editorial work.

    First page should include the title of the paper, first name(s) and surname(s) of the Author(s), and a short summary (abstract), not longer than 20 lines.

    Keywords of max. 5 - 7 items should be included in manuscript.

    Numeration. All chapters, including the introduction, should be numbered in arabic numerals. Equations, tables and figures as well as theorems, corollaries, examples etc., should be numbered consecutively throughout the paper in arabic numerals, except in appendices. Appendices should be numbered with capital letters, and numeration should be closed within individual appendices.

    If the manuscript is not prepared with TeX, mathematical expressions should be carefully written so as not to arouse confusion. Care should be taken that subscripts and superscripts are easily readable.

    Tables and figures should be placed as desired by the Author within the text or on separate sheets with their suggested location indicated by the number of table or figure in the text. Figures, graphs and pictures (referred to as Fig. in the manuscript) should be numbered at the beginning of their caption following the figure. All figures should be prepared as PostScript EPS files or LaTeX picture files; in special cases, bitmaps of figure are also acceptable. The numbers and titles of tables should be placed above the main body of each table.

    References should be listed alphabetically at the end of the manuscript. They should be numbered in ascending order and the numbers should be inserted in square brackets. References should be organized as follows. First initial(s), surname(s) of the author(s) and title of article or book. Then, for papers: title of periodical or collective work, volume number (year of issue), issue number, and numbers of the first and the last page; for books: publisher's name(s), place and year of issue. Example:

    `1` R. E. Kalman: Mathematical description of linear dynamical system. SIAM J. Control. 1(2), (1963), 152-192.

    `2` F. C. Shweppe: Uncertain dynamic systems. Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 1970.

    Please, give full titles of journals; only common words like Journal, Proceedings, Conference, etc. may be abbreviated ( to J., Proc., Conf., ... respectively). References to publications in the body of the manuscript should be indicated by the numbers of the adequate references in square brackets. When the paper is set in TeX the preferable form of preparing references is Bib TeX bib database.

    Footnotes should be placed in the manuscript, beginning with "Received..." (date to be filled in by Editor), the author's institutional affiliation and acknowledgement of financial support, and continuing with numbered references. The number of footnotes should be held to a minimum.

    List of symbols containing definitions of all symbols used, enclosed to the manuscript on a separate sheet, is required when the paper is not set in TeX and welcome in other cases.

    Reprints. 10 reprints of each paper will be provided free of charge.

    Submission of a paper implies the Author's irrevocable and exclusive authorization of the publisher to collect any sums or considerations for copying or reproduction payable by third parties.

    Papers should be sent to:

    Zbigniew Ogonowski
    Institute of Automatic Control
    Silesian University of Technology
    Akademicka 16
    44-101 Gliwice, Poland

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    Editorial Information

    Andrzej Świerniak, Silesian University of Technology, Poland

    Deputy/ Managing Editor
    Zbigniew Ogonowski, Silesian University of Technology, Poland

    Editorial Advisory Board
    Andrzej Bargiela, University of Nottingham, UK
    Roman Barták, Charles University, Prague, Czech Rep.
    Jacek Błażewicz, Poznań University of Technology, Poland
    Reggie Davidrajuh, University of Stavanger, Norway
    Andreas Deutsch, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
    Moritz Diehl, University of Freiburg, Germany
    Władysław Findeisen, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
    Marcelo D.Fragoso, LNCC/MCT, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
    Avner Friedman, MBI Ohio State University, Columbus, USA
    Alberto Gandolfi, IASI, Rome, Italy
    Ryszard Gessing, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland
    Henryk Górecki, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
    David Greenhalgh, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
    Mats Gyllenberg, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Wassim M. Haddad, Georigia University, Atlanta, USA
    Raimo P. Hämäläinen, Aalto University School of Science, Finland
    Alberto Isidori, Università di Roma "La Sapienza" Italia
    Laszlo Kevicky, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
    Marek Kimmel, Rice University Houston, USA
    Jerzy Klamka, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland
    Józef Korbicz, University of Zielona Góra, Poland
    Irena Lasiecka, University of Virginia, USA
    Urszula Ledzewicz, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, USA
    Magdi S Mahmoud, KFUM, Dahram, Saudi Arabia
    Krzysztof Malinowski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
    Wojciech Mitkowski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
    Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA
    Ian Postlethwaite, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK
    Eric Rogers, University of Southampton, UK
    Heinz Schaettler, Washington University, St Louis, USA
    Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
    Jan Węglarz, Poznań University of Technology, Poland
    Liu Yungang, Shandong University, PRC
    Valery D. Yurkevich, Novosibirsk State Technical University, Russia

    Institute of Automatic Control
    Silesian University of Technology
    Akademicka 16
    44-101 Gliwice, Poland


    Bogumila Zuga 32A Str.
    01-811 Warsaw, Poland
    T: +48 22 701 50 15

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