Author's Guideline - Journal of Computing and Applied Sciences

Aim and Scope

The Journal of Computing and Applied Sciences (JCAS) publishes original, peer-reviewed research articles and reviews in various fields of computing, informatics, information technology, and applied sciences, especially those that contribute to current and future computing developments. It serves as a platform for engaging and disseminating innovative research ideas, emerging technologies, empirical investigations, benchmarks, state-of-the-arts, and tools in the following areas of interest such as:

1. Software Engineering

2. Human Computer Interface

3. Processor Design and HPC

4. Theory of Computation and Programming

5. Networking and Telecommunication

6. Control Systems and Digital Electronics

7. Web Sciences

8. Data Science and Big Data

9. Computer and Cybersecurity

10. Information Sciences

11. Informatics and Information Systems

12. Artificial Intelligence and Logics

13. Natural Language Processing

14. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

15. Graphics and Image Processing

16. Gaming and Virtual Reality

17. ICT4D

18. Computational and Applied Physics

19. Computational and Applied Chemistry

20. Biotechnology, Genomics and Bioinformatics

21. Statistics and Applied Mathematics

22. Modelling and Simulation

23. Digital Humanities and Philosophy

24. Nanocomputing and Nanotechnology

25. 4IR Science and Technology

26. Emerging Computing Issues

The scope of this journal covers technical, empirical, and theoretical aspects of the above areas. JCAS is a bi-annual journal, with January and July Issues. The issues shall be organized into yearly volumes.

Publication Policy and Ethics

1. The journal accepts only original manuscripts, which means it should not have been published before in its current, or similar form.  If any substantial element of your paper has been previously published, you need to declare this to the journal editor upon submission and provide permission from the author. An extension to an earlier article in journal is allowed but the percentage similarity index should not be more than 35%.

2. The work should not have been submitted elsewhere or under consideration in any other journal.

3. If you have a conflict of interest, you must declare it upon submission.

4. JCAS operates an Open Access Policy, which means there is no subscription charges.

5. By submitting your work to JCAS, you are guaranteeing that the work is not in infringement of any existing copyright.

6. Before accepted manuscript are published, copyright form must be filled and signed. This will be sent by the Managing Editor upon acceptance of publication.

7. The journal is not limited by number of pages. However, when manuscript exceeds 10 pages, each extra page is charged.

8. The Article Processing Charges are as follows:

 

S/N

Manuscript Length

APC Charges

1

<= 10 pages

$75 (N20,000)

2

Extra Page

$10 (N2,500)


Manuscript Submission

1. Manuscript submission is free.

2. Manuscript Preparation Guidelines is in line with IEEE standards. Therefore, manuscript can be prepared in .doc or .latex format. See the link below for the manuscript templates.

Ms-Word:

www.ieee.org › web › org › Conference-template-A4

Latex:

https://www.overleaf.com/latex/templates/ieee-conference-template-example/nsncsyjfmpxy

Review Policy

1. Every paper submitted is first reviewed in-house to check if it is within the scope of the journal for plagiarism. If it passes, it is checked for plagiarism. Upon meeting the plagiarism assessment condition, it is sent to at least two reviewers with expertise in the area of research to access the technical qualities of the paper. The outcome of the technical can be Accept in the current form, Accept with minor corrections, Major revision required and Reject.

2. For the option ‘Accept with minor correction’, submission of the corrected manuscript should be done within 3weeks of the first decision.

3. For the option ‘Major revision required’, the revised manuscript should be submitted within 2 months of the first decision, from where the paper will be reviewed by previous reviewers. The second review outcome could be either three outcomes, namely Accept in the current form, Accept with minor corrections and Reject.

4. Manuscript that is rejected should not be re-submitted to the journal in either the current or revised form. Submission of such manuscript may warrant sanction.

5. The final decision ‘Accept’ is made when the Editor-in-Chief is satisfied with the paper qualities in terms of format, language and publication ethics.