Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Editors' aim is to provide an active forum for disseminating the original results of theoretical research and applications practice of informatics understood as a discipline focused on the investigations of laws that rule processes of coding, storing, processing, and transferring of information or data.

Papers are welcome from fields of informatics, including but not restricted to Computer Science, Engineering and Life and Physical Science. The journal scope includes:

  •     computer systems and networks
  •     databases and applications
  •     industrial & embedded systems
  •     AI & machine vision
  •     Human machine interactions
  •     New trends in informatics

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Monograph

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Journalism (non peer reviewed)

Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All the manuscripts are subject to critical peer-review. The editorial team qualifies accordance of the submission with the journal scope and then selects two reviewers from the different institutions than authors affiliation. The reviewers are to be specialists within the scientific area of the submission.

The goal of a reviewer selection is to avoid conflit of interests between authors and reviewers. The reviewers are obligated to make a statement of the lack of conflict of interests and they remain anonymous to the authors (single blind review).

Reviews are to be in written form and ought to include final conclusion about the manuscript. The manuscript is accepted for publication if it gets two positive or conditionally positive (requiring minor  corrections) judgments. The manuscript is rejected if it gets two negative reviews. If the reviews are contradictory, another reviewer is asked to evaluate the manuscript - this evaluation is decisive. After the reviwe process authors obtain the results and ought to make corrections to the manuscript according to the reviewers notes (regarding the merit) and according to the editor's notes (regaring the layout and editorial). Once a year the journal publishes on the webpage and in the final ussue a list of all reviewers who evaualed manuscripts during the year (within a Volume).

 

Publication Frequency

The Studia Informatica journal is published quarterly. It comprises: regular issues, conference materials and scientific monographs.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Publication Ethics and Scientific Credibility

The Editorial team takes care of the scientific credibility and publication ethics, therefore the journal  follows COPE editorial policy guidelines. All the discovered cases of academic misconduct such as plagiarism, data falsification, double publication will be proceeded for the explanation and may result in paper withdrawal and sending the notification to all the interested institutions and organizations.

In order to avoid certain authorship issues, Authors are  requested to provide  the brief information on all the contributors to the paper during the submission of manuscript.  The key problems are:

  •  „ghost writing” – when a publication contains contribution of a  person not mentioned neither as author nor in acknowledgemens nor in references - it is prohibited malpactice
  •  „guest authorship” – opponent case, when a person listed as an author provided a none or negligible intellectual contribution to the article - it is prohibited malpactice
  • Change of Authorship requires written permission of all  other Authors.
Furthermore Author should provide information on any other parties contributing in the article  - such as providers of the data or funding institutions.

 

Journal statistics

Publication statistics - number of papers per year, percentage of English language papers, and some author tatistics - percentage of papers authored by foreign authors and percentage of papers authored by scienticists with external affiliation - different than the SUT - Silesian university of Technology which is the publisher of the Journal.

Here we also provide some citation statistics of the articles published in Studia Informatica. PIF is computed as the number of citations divided by the overall number of articles for a given year. There are three main sources of citations - Web of Science (WoS) , Google Scholar and Scopus. The charts will be manually updated on regular basis.

 

Readership

Google Analytics based continuously updated map of readers.