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.
Open Computer Science publishes original and significant research results in the following fields:
algorithms and complexity theory
networking and security systems
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.
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.
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.
MANUSCRIPTS 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.
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.
EDITORIAL POLICY 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.
Editor-in-Chief Egon L. van den Broek, Department of Information and Computing Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
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 Christos Anagnostopoulos, University of Glasgow, UK Davide Ancona, University of Genova, Italy Mehmet E. Aydin, University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), UK Farshad Badie, Aalborg University, Denmark 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 Ekaterina Muravleva, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Russia 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 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 Dominika Tkaczyk, Crossref, Ireland Angelo Trotta, University of Bologna, Italy 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 Hiba Zuhair, Al-Nahrain University, Iraq
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: Naven Chetty, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa John Evans, Coventry University, UK Katerina Hristova, University of East Anglia Susan Keron, The ōbex project, UK 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 Elizabeth Watt, The ōbex project, UK
Technical Editor: Justyna Kuczek
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