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Open Computer Science

Editor-in-Chief: van den Broek, Egon

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    Open Computer Science is an open access, peer-reviewed journal. The journal publishes 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 mission of Open Computer Science is to become a premier publishing venue for researchers to communicate and promote their achievements to the worldwide scientific community. The journal is designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas between researchers from different countries.

    Aims and Scope

    Why submit As an Author of Open Computer Science you will benefit from:

    • Fast but fair and comprehensive peer-review by experts in the field
    • Worldwide dissemination of your research results
    • Free and unrestricted access to all readers
    • Free language-correction services (for Authors from non-English speaking regions)
    • Increased and accelerated citations due to Open Access
    • Immediate publication

    Long-Term Preservation
    De Gruyter has an archiving agreement with Portico to ensure long-term monitoring, archiving, and management of the electronic publications stored on its servers. This means that your digital publications are backed up and distributed to ensure they remain available over the long term.

    See also:
    Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics
    Open Access Books - Computer Science


    Type of Publication:

    researchers in the fields of: algorithms and complexity theory, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, networking and security systems, programming languages, system and software engineering, theoretical foundations 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.
    The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.

    To read and download important documents necessary for publication, i.a. Instruction for Authors, LaTex Template, Open Access License and more, please click on Supplementary Information.

    Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via online submission system Editorial Manager available for this journal at www.editorialmanager.com/opencs/. In case of problems, please contact Justyna.Zuk@degruyteropen.com.

    The journal uses a closed single-blind peer review system.
    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.

    Copyright: All authors retain copyright, unless - due to their local circumstances - their work is not copyrighted. The non-commercial use of each article will be governed by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license. The corresponding author grants the journal exclusive license for commercial use of the article, by signing the License to Publish. Scanned copy of license should be sent to the journal, as soon as possible.

    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 in 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 Code of Conduct and implement its advice.


    Cover Letter It is important that authors include a cover letter with their manuscript. Please explain why you consider your manuscript as suitable for publication in the journal, why will your paper inspire the other members of your field, and how will it drive research forward.

    The letter should contain all important details such as:

    • your full name (submitted by)
    • full title of article and short title
    • full list of authors with affiliations
    • e-mail of the corresponding author
    • contact address, telephone/fax numbers of the corresponding author
    • number of attached files, if there is more than one
    • status: new, reviewed or accepted (with reference ID if reviewed or accepted)

    Cover letter should explicitly state that the manuscript (or one with substantially the same content, by any of the authors) has not been previously published in any language anywhere and that it is not under simultaneous consideration or in press by another journal. If related work has been submitted, then we may require a preprint to be made available. Reviewers will be asked to comment on the overlap between the related submissions.

    Manuscripts that have been previously rejected, or withdrawn after being returned for modification, may be resubmitted if the major criticisms have been addressed. The cover letter must state that the manuscript is a resubmission, and the former manuscript number should be provided.

    Formatting Requirements

    Our contributors are asked to make sure their submissions comply with rules governing the formatting. Although the journal can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to deliver a properly formatted electronic version of the article.

    We accept submission of text, tables and figures as separate files or as a composite file. For your initial submission, we recommend you upload your entire manuscript, including tables and figures, as a single PDF file. If you are invited to submit a revised manuscript, please provide us with individual files: an editable text and publication-quality figures.

    • Text files can be submitted in the following formats: LaTeX (strongly preferred), MS Word - standard DOCUMENT (.DOC) or RICH TEXT FORMAT (.RTF); PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below)
    • Tables should be submitted as MS Word or PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below). Please note that a straight Excel file is not an acceptable format
    • Graphics files can be submitted in any of the following graphic formats: EPS; BMP; JPG; TIFF; GIF or PDF. Please note that Powerpoint files are not accepted

    Post acceptance, text files of the revised manuscript and tables are required for use in the production.

    Any articles that have been prepared in LaTeX will be accepted for review, but only in PDF format. Post acceptance, text files of the revised manuscript and tables are required for use in the production. Authors are encouraged to use De Gruyter Open LaTeX template file.

    Authors should clearly indicate location of tables and figures in the text if these elements are given separately or at the end of the manuscript. If this information is not provided to the editorial office, we will assume that they should be left at the end of the text.

    Fonts: Only use Unicode fonts (e.g. Times New Roman, Arial).

    Colored Text: Set the font color to black for the majority of the text. De Gruyter Open encourages authors to take advantage of the ability to use color in the production of figures, maps, images, and graphs. However, you need to appreciate that this will cause some of your readers problems when they print the document on a black and white printer. For this reason, you are advised to avoid the use of colors in situations where their translation to black and white would render the material illegible or incomprehensible.

    Symbols and abbreviations: The use of special symbols, abbreviations, and acronyms is permitted so long as they are defined upon first mention in the article.

    Headings: Headings (e.g., title of sections) should be distinguished from the main body text:

    • Clearly indicate the heading hierarchy.
    • Be consistent in whether or not you use headline case, or you capitalize the first word and leave the rest in lower-case.

    Footnotes: Footnotes and endnotes should be avoided. Allowable footnotes/endnotes may include: the designation of the corresponding author of the paper, the current address of an author (if different from that shown in the affiliation), abbreviations and acronyms.

    References: References should be listed and numbered in the order that they appear in the text. In the text, citations should be indicated by the reference number in brackets [1]. Multiple citations within a single set of brackets should be separated by commas [1,2]. Where there are more than three sequential citations, they should be given as a range [1-4]. References in figure captions and tables should be listed after references in the text. Please use the following style for the reference list:

    Published Papers

    Kulig P., Zabel B.A., Dubin G., Allen S.J., Ohyama T., Potempa J., et al., Staphylococcus aureus-derived staphopain B, a potent cysteine protease activator of plasma chemerin, J. Immunol., 2007, 178, 3713-3720

    Accepted Papers

    Kulig P., Zabel B.A., Dubin G., Allen S.J., Ohyama T., Potempa J., et al., Staphylococcus aureus-derived staphopain B, a potent cysteine protease activator of plasma chemerin, J. Immunol., (in press), DOI: 12.3412/01

    Electronic Journal Articles

    Dionne M.S., Schneider D.S., Screening the immune system, Genome Biol., 2002, http://genomebiology.com/2002/3/4/reviews/1010

    Books and book chapters

    Sambrook J., Russell D.W., Molecular cloning - a laboratory manual, 3rd ed., Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor, 2001


    Agutter A.J., Analysis of sigma factors in S. aureus, PhD thesis, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, UK, 1995

    Conference proceedings

    Smith J., Brown P., Reference style guide, In: M. Scott (Ed.), Proceedings of Biochemical Society Conference (11-13 July 2007, Warszawa, Poland), Versita Warsaw, 2007, 1335-1791

    Newspaper articles

    Sherwin A., The post-genomic era, The Times, 13 July 2007, 1-2
    For further instructions, please carefully follow the guidelines described in Instruction for Authors.

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    Abstracting & Indexing

    Open Computer Science is covered by the following services:

    • Baidu Scholar
    • Cabell's Directory
    • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
    • CNPIEC
    • 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
    • POL-index
    • Publons
    • ReadCube
    • SCImago (SJR)
    • SCOPUS
    • Sherpa/RoMEO
    • Summon (Serials Solutions/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
    Justyna Zuk, De Gruyter

    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
    Vahid Tarokh, Harvard University, USA
    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

    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
    Natalia Efremova
    Adérito Fernandes-Marcos, Universidade Aberta, Portugal
    João M. Fernandes, University of Minho, 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
    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 Notre Dame, USA
    Karl-Heinz Zimmermann, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
    Julius Žilinskas, Vilnius University, Lithuania
    Simona E. Rombo, University of Palermo, Italy

    Associate Editor:
    Tai-Yu Lai, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan, mr.laitaiyu@gmail.com

    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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