Guide for Authors

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1. Submission of Papers

All manuscripts will be submitted online http://mc03.manuscriptcentral.com/ijac. Authors should submit their manuscripts as PDF or Word files.


2. Conditions of Publication

It is a condition of publication that manuscripts submitted to IJAC have not been published and will not be submitted or published elsewhere in English or any other language, without the written consent of the publisher. Responsibility for the contents of the paper rests upon the authors and not upon IJAC, the Editors, or the Publisher.

Submission of a manuscript signifies that it has been neither copyrighted nor published, submitted, or accepted for publication elsewhere. IJAC requires that when using their own previously published or submitted material as a basis for a new submission, the authors cite the previous work(s) and very clearly indicate how the new submission differs from the previously published work(s).

If a submitted manuscript has been published or has been accepted for publication in the Proceedings of an conference, it may be considered for publication in IJAC if evidence is provided that it adds value relative to its conference version (for example, it contains detailed proofs omitted from the conference version, or additional numerical results); and the authors cite the previous work(s) and very clearly indicate how the new submission differs from the previously published work(s).This ensures consistency with the policy stated in the previous paragraph.


3. Types of Contribution

Submitted articles may be of four basic types:

1)Review:

Extensive reviews of established or emerging research topics or application areas.

2)Research article:

Detailed discussion involving new research, applications or developments (more than 10 printed pages).

3)Correspondence:

Letters to the Editor about the journal or to authors commenting on previously published papers. In the latter case, the Editor will give the authors an opportunity to respond (at least 3 printed pages).

4)Perspectives:

Perspectives (more than 1 page) highlight recent exciting research, but do not primarily discuss the author's own work. The authors may provide context for the findings within a field or explain potential interdisciplinary significance.


4. Manuscript Preparation

1)General:

Manuscripts must be typed in double-column format. Authors are advised to use our template to prepare your submissions (Click here to download the IJAC Template)! The fax number, e-mail address and postal address of the corresponding author, who should easily be identified with an asterisk and footnote, should be given. Full postal addresses of all co-authors must be included.

2)Text:

Manuscripts should include the following parts (in order): Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Main text, Acknowledgement if applicable, Appendices, References and Biographies.

3)Figures:

All figures must be provided in a camera-ready form, which are suitable for reproduction. Photographs, charts and diagrams are all to be referred to as "Fig(s)." and should be numbered consecutively in the order to which they are referred. They should be included within the text. Every figure must have a caption.

4)Tables:

Tables should be numbered consecutively with suitable captions.

5)References:

All publications cited in the text should be presented in the reference list at the end of the manuscript. References must be listed in the order they were cited (numerical order). It is not necessary to mention the author(s) of the reference unless it is relevant to your text. The names of all authors should be given in the references unless the number of authors is greater than six. If there are more than six authors, you may use et al. after the name of the first author. An example of references is given below: 

[1] A. Isidori, A remark on the problem of semiglobal nonlinear output regulation, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 42, no. 12, pp. 1734-1738, 1997.Reference manager software, Endnote, Reference Manager or other similar software, is suggested to be used. Then spelling errors and fault information can be avoided. (Click here to down the IJAC Endnote template)

6)Illustrations:

All illustrations must be provided in a camera-ready form, which are suitable for reproduction. Photographs, charts and diagrams are all to be referred to as "Figure(s)" and should be numbered consecutively in the order to which they are referred. They should be included within the text. Every figure must have a caption.

7)Biographies:

A short biography of every author should be provided for papers.

8)Cover letter:

A cover letter must be submitted along with the manuscript, stating that the manuscript has been read and approved in final form by all authors. Authors should ensure that the manuscript has not been submitted for publication elsewhere.


5. Publication

The corresponding author will receive an email when the manuscript is accepted. Please prepare the final version according to the requirement in this email.

1)Format:

When a manuscript is accepted for publication, it should be put in the Word format or LaTeX format. (Click here to down the IJAC Template)

2)Language polishing:

The final version will be sent to editors for editing and English language polishing.

3)Proofs:

Proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. The editorial office will deliver electronic proofs to the corresponding author (first named author of multi-authored papers if no corresponding author is identified) via email, and the author should return the receipt within 48 hours. Corrections should be restricted to typesetting errors; any others may be charged to the author. Any queries should be answered in full.

4)Copyright:

All authors must sign the Transfer of Copyright Agreement before the paper can be published. This agreement enables the publisher to protect the copyrighted material for the authors, without affecting the authors' proprietary rights. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from the copyright holder to reproduce any figures or other material included in the paper for which copyright already exists.(Click here to down the IJAC Copyright)

Current Issue

2019 Vol.16 No.5

Table of Contents

ISSN 1476-8186

E-ISSN 1751-8520

CN 11-5350/TP

Editors-in-chief
Tieniu TAN, Chinese Academy of Sciences Guoping LIU, University of South Wales Huosheng HU, University of Essex
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