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Open Computer Science

Editor-in-Chief: van den Broek, Egon

Covered by:
Web of Science - Emerging Sources Citation Index

CiteScore 2018: 0.63
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2018: 0.604

ICV 2017: 98.90

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    Open Computer Science is a fully peer-reviewed, open access, electronic-only journal publishing works of wide significance, originality and relevance. The journal provides the readers with free, instant, and permanent access to all content worldwide; and the authors with extensive promotion of published articles, long-term preservation, no space constraints and quick publication.

    Open Computer Science is listed inter alia by Web of Science (ESCI - Emerging Sources Citation Index) and SCOPUS. Our standard policy requires each paper to be reviewed by at least two Referees and the peer-review process is single-blind.

    The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.

    Aims and Scope

    Open Computer Science publishes original and significant research results in the following fields:

    • algorithms and complexity theory
    • artificial intelligence
    • bioinformatics
    • networking and security systems
    • programming languages
    • system and software engineering
    • theoretical foundations of computer science

    The journal considers submissions of different types of articles, including "Research Articles" as well as “Review Articles”, which present the existing literature and achievements on the specific topic from new perspectives. We accept both theoretical and empirical contributions.

    Why read

    Open Computer Science is a premier source of a high quality research. Thanks to Open Access all articles are freely available to the academic community worldwide.

    Why submit

    Authors benefit from:

    • fair and constructive peer-review
    • no space constraints
    • quick publication of accepted papers*
    • Open Access for all articles**
    • promotion of published papers to readers and citers
    • long-term preservation of the content***

    * The journal uses continuous publication model − accepted manuscripts are published quickly after the acceptance.
    ** Thanks to Open Access, all articles are freely available to the academic community worldwide without any restrictions, there are more liberal policies on copyrights (authors retain copyright) and on self-archiving (no embargo periods).
    *** The journal is archived in Portico.

    Detailed information on Editorial Policy, Publication Ethics, Instructions for Authors etc. can be found below and in the Supplementary Information section.

    Topical Issues

    • Applied Optimization
      Guest Editor:
      Mikhail Posypkin, Federal Research Center “Computer Science and Control” of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
      Advisory Editors:
      Majid Abbasov, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia
      Michael Khachay, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
      Oleg Khamisov, Melentiev System Energy Institute, Irkutsk, Russia

    Special Issues

    Past Topical/Special Issues


    Type of Publication:

    researchers in all subfields of computer science

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    Open Computer Science encourages the submission of both substantial full-length bodies of work and shorter manuscripts that report novel findings that might be based on a more limited range of experiments. There are no specific length restrictions for the overall manuscript or individual sections; however, we urge the authors to present and discuss their findings in a concise and accessible manner. All submissions should be written in clear and concise English.

    Important documents necessary for publication, i.a. Instruction for Authors, LaTex Template, Open Access License and more, can be found in the Supplementary Information section available above.

    Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via online submission system Editorial Manager available for this journal at http://www.editorialmanager.com/opencs/. In case of problems, please contact the Editorial Office of this journal via email opencomputerscience@degruyter.com.

    Manuscripts can be written in TeX, LaTeX (strongly recommended). Please note that we do not accept papers in Plain TEX format. Text files can be also submitted as standard DOCUMENT (.DOC) which is acceptable if the submission in LATEX is not possible. For an initial submission, the authors are strongly advised to upload their entire manuscript, including tables and figures, as a single PDF file. Authors are strongly advised to submit the final version of the paper using the journal’s LATEX template.
    For detailed information, please see Instruction for Authors.

    Unpublished material
    : Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described is not copyrighted, published or submitted elsewhere, except in abstract form. The corresponding author should ensure that all authors approve the manuscript before its submission.
    Ethical conduct of research: The authors must describe and confirm safeguards to meet ethical standards when applicable. See Editorial Policy for details.
    Conflict of interest: When authors submit a manuscript, they are responsible for recognizing and disclosing financial and/or other conflicts of interest that might bias their work and/or could inappropriately influence his/her judgment. If no specified acknowledgement is given, the Editors assume that no conflict of interest exists. Authors are encouraged to fill in the ICMJE Conflicts of Interest Form (available here) and send it in the electronic format to the Managing Editor.
    Copyright: All authors retain copyright, unless – due to their local circumstances – their work is not copyrighted.
    The copyrights are governed by the Creative-Commons Attribution Only license (CC-BY) which is compliant with Plan-S. We may also publish a paper under CC-BY-NC-ND license on author's request. The corresponding author grants the journal the license to use of the article, by signing the License to Publish. Scanned copy of license should be sent to the journal, as soon as possible.
    Data distribution: We encourage authors to make the data available for the public. We offer a possibility to publish additional files together with the article as Supplementary Materials. Data and other materials can be also stored using one of the repositories such as Open Science Framework (OSF, https://osf.io), preferably selected from those indexed on FAIRsharing.org or re3data.org.
    Authorship: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be named in an Acknowledgement section. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors (according to the above definition) and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the author list of the manuscript, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
    Peer Review process: The Editors reserve the right to decline the submitted manuscript without review, if the studies reported are not sufficiently novel or important to merit publication in the journal. Manuscripts deemed unsuitable (insufficient originality or of limited interest to the target audience) are returned to the author(s) without review. The Editor seeks advice from experts in the appropriate field. Research articles and communications are refereed by a minimum of two reviewers, review papers by at least three. Authors are requested to suggest persons competent to review their manuscript. However, please note that this will be treated only as a suggestion, and the final selection of reviewers is exclusively the Editor's decision. The final decision of acceptance is made by Managing Editor or, in case of conflict, by the Editor-in-Chief.
    Scientific Misconduct: This journal publishes only original manuscripts that are not also published or going to be published elsewhere. Multiple submissions/publications, or redundant publications (re-packaging in different words of data already published by the same authors) will be rejected. If they are detected only after publication, the journal reserves the right to publish a Retraction Note. In each particular case Editors will follow COPE’s Core Practices and implement the advices.

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    Abstracting & Indexing

    Open Computer Science is covered by the following services:

    • Baidu Scholar
    • Cabell's Whitelist
    • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
    • CNPIEC - cnpLINKer
    • DBLP Computer Science Bibliography
    • Dimensions
    • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
    • EBSCO (relevant databases)
    • EBSCO Discovery Service
    • Google Scholar
    • Index Copernicus
    • Inspec
    • Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
    • J-Gate
    • JournalTOCs
    • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
    • Microsoft Academic
    • MyScienceWork
    • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers
    • POL-index
    • Publons
    • QOAM (Quality Open Access Market)
    • ReadCube
    • SCImago (SJR)
    • SCOPUS
    • Semantic Scholar
    • Sherpa/RoMEO
    • Summon (ProQuest)
    • TDNet
    • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
    • WanFang Data
    • Web of Science - Emerging Sources Citation Index
    • WorldCat (OCLC)

    Editorial Information

    Egon L. van den Broek, Department of Information and Computing Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

    Managing Editor
    Natalia Michalak, Natalia.Michalak@degruyter.com

    Editorial Advisory Board
    Norman C. Beaulieu, University of Alberta, Canada
    Erdal Cayirci, University of Stavanger, Norway
    Liqun Chen, HP Labs, UK
    John M. Cioffi, Stanford University, USA
    Sudhir Dixit, HP Labs, India
    Marco Dorigo, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
    Alexander Egyed, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
    Georgios B. Giannakis, University of Minnesota, USA
    Raj Jain, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
    P. Vijay Kumar, Indian Institute of Science, India
    Der-Tsai Lee, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
    Jason Yi-Bing Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
    Shu Lin, University of California, Davis, USA
    Charles E. Perkins, WiChorus Corporation, USA
    Mauro Pezze, University of Lugano, Switzerland and University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
    Arnold L. Rosenberg, Northeastern University and Colorado State University, USA
    Uwe Schöning, University of Ulm, Germany
    Jie Wu, Temple University, USA
    Ronald R. Yager, Iona College, USA
    Philip S. Yu, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
    Jun Zhang, University of Kentucky, USA

    Editorial Board
    Davide Ancona, University of Genova, Italy
    Mehmet E. Aydin, University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), UK
    Martin Balik, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
    Ladislav Beránek, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic
    Stephan Chalup, The University of Newcastle, Australia
    Felix J. Garcia Clemente, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
    Miguel Correia, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
    Milena Dobreva, University of Malta, Malta
    Riccardo Dondi, Universita degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy
    Frank Drewes, Umeå University, Sweden
    Adérito Fernandes-Marcos, Universidade Aberta, Portugal
    João M. Fernandes, University of Minho, Portugal
    Hugo Gamboa, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal
    Angel Garrido, UNED, Spain
    Juraj Giertl, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
    Tomasz Górski, Polish Naval Academy, Poland
    Goffredo Maria Haus, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
    Florentina Hristea, University of Bucharest, Romania
    Hans Hüttel, Aalborg University, Denmark
    Liangxiao Jiang, China University of Geosciences, China
    Jiří Kléma, Czech Technical University, Republic of Czech
    Josip Knezović, University of Zagreb, Croatia
    Renato De Leone, Universita degli Studi di Camerino, Italy
    Flaminia Luccio, Ca'Foscari University of Venice, Italy
    Simon Lui, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
    José Machado, University of Minho, Portugal
    Francisco Martins, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
    Imran Memon, Zhejiang University, China
    Pedro Merino, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
    Massimo Merro, University of Verona, Italy
    Hugo Miranda, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
    Hrvoje Mlinarić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
    Roberto Muscia, University of Trieste, Italy
    David F. Nettleton, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
    Valerie Novitzká, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
    Vitalii B. Novoseltsev, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
    Mitsunori Ogihara, University of Miami, USA
    Milos Oravec, Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia
    Radek Ošlejšek, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
    Francisco J. García-Peñalvo, University of Salamanca, Spain
    Mikhail Posypkin, Federal Research Center “Computer Science and Control” of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
    Łukasz Radliński, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Poland
    Simona E. Rombo, University of Palermo, Italy
    Jorge A. Ruiz-Vanoye, Autonomous Popular University of Puebla State, Mexico
    Michael Ruzhansky, Imperial College London, UK
    Marek Rychly, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
    Stefan Schulte, Viena University of Technology​, Viena, Austria
    Sukumar Senthilkumar, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
    Victor Sheng, University of Central Arkansas, USA
    Theodore Simos, T.E., King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, Ural Federal University, Russian Federation, TEI of Sterea Hellas, Greece, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
    Radek Silhavy, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic
    Jorge Sá Silva, University of Coimbra, Portugal
    William Steingartner, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
    Simon Tjoa, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria
    Mark van den Brand, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
    José Valente de Oliveira, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
    Jose Luis Vazquez-Poletti, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
    Sebastian Ventura, University of Córdoba, Spain
    Deepali Virmani, BPIT,GGSIPU, India
    Thomas Canhao XU, University of Turku, Finland
    Claudio Zandron, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
    Erliang Zeng, University of Iowa, USA
    Karl-Heinz Zimmermann, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
    Julius Žilinskas, Vilnius University, Lithuania

    Associate Editors:
    Benyamin Ahmadnia, Tulane University, USA
    Tai-Yu Lai, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
    Cen Wan, University College London, UK

    Assisstant Editors:
    Ayush Bhardwaj, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Xuehui Hu, King’s College London, UK
    Basaran Bahadir Kocer, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Namakambo Muyunda, Australia
    Areeg Samir, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy

    Language Editors:
    Cheng Li, University of Kent, UK
    Mohamed Marei, Coventry, UK
    Isaac Nyabisa Oteyo, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    Elochukwu Anthony Ukwandu, Edinburgh Napier University​, UK
    Cen Wan, University College London, UK

    Technical Editors:
    Justyna Kuczek
    Michał Ciemała

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    Editorial Contact
    Natalia Michalak

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