Author Guidelines

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  • All IJCCN articles are archived in RISS.


  • When the manuscripts are accepted at IJCCN journal, authors will be invited to complete a copyright license.

  • The copyright in the accepted paper is assigned, subject to the term of the agreement and to acceptance of the paper for publication in the IJCCN Review. The IJCCN shall have the right to publish the paper in any medium or form, or by any means, now known or later developed.

  • However, the original authors retain the right to copy, translate or modify their own manuscripts. In cases when a manuscript is translated into another language or when any portion of the manuscript is to be submitted to another publication, the original manuscript should be clearly cited in the publications.

Open Access

  • This publication is an open access journal. The published papers are freely available online to the reader at no charge with all content open acce

  • Under the open access license, the authors agree that anyone may reuse, copy, distribute their published article in whole or part for any purpose, for free, even for commercial purposes as long as the authors and original source are properly cited.

1. Easy & Understandable Editing Required
Articles should be easy and understandable to the broad readers interested in computing and communication networking. Thus, authors should follow the important editing instructions below:

  • Authors should avoid theory, mathematics, jargon, and abstract concepts. 
    (For the necessary case only, 3~4 simple equations could be allowed. If more equations are required, authors should need editor’s approval).
  • Try to make your article accessible to others outside your area of specialty by explaining terms and concepts.
  • Try to avoid the use of acronyms for comfortable reading. If you must use acronyms, define each one on its first appearance.
  • Use active voice instead of passive voice (“We did research ...” rather than“Research was done ...”).
  • In the first few paragraphs, mention why your subject is significant in the smart computing field.
  • Conclusions should not summarize but instead outline future goals or insightful lessons learned from your article.
  • The length of the manuscript will be 4,000 to 6,000 words. References are limited to 15. But survey articles will be more than 5,000 words up to 12,000 words.
  • The abstract should be no more than 200 words and should describe the overall focus of your manuscript.
  • At least 3 keywords should be provided which represent the areas and key ideas of your paper.
  • Authors should number the references in the order in which they appear. You should abide by strictly the reference format provided below in the template.
  • All the figures, tables, and photos should be clear.
  • Margins of page should be at least one inch (2.54 cm) on the left and right and at least 1.5 inches (5 cm) from the top and bottom.

2. Originality
All manuscripts submitted must be original. We strictly prohibit plagiarism and self-plagiarism. If plagiarism is found in a paper in a review or in the publication, the Steering Committee of the IJCCN  will immediately look into the case.

  • Articles published (completely or in significant part) in other magazines will not be considered for publication in IJCCN.
  • We can consider papers published in conference proceedings if they contain important or interesting new results (at least 30% of substantial contents should be added.). For this case, authors should submit the previous conference paper along with your manuscript for review and indicate the information in the sub-note of the first page of the manuscript.

3. Use the Standard Format Template for Editing

4. Submission

    • All of manuscripts for review should be submitted through online system.
    • The manuscript should be submitted in MS Word format.

5. Review Process

  • Submitted papers will be reviewed by three or more independent peer referees who have professional backgrounds in the proper subject area.

  • Authors are only given one time revision for quick publication. There is no more than one time revision except for a special case which the assigned associate editor considers a paper to be extraordinarily high quality or interesting to the readers. The authors should keep strictly revision deadlines. If the revised manuscript does NOT meet the requirements of the referees and editors, it will be rejected without further process. The submitted paper will be given ‘accept’, ‘reject’, or ‘revision’:

Decision Description

An accept decision means that an editor is accepting the paper with no further modifications. The paper is now ready for publication. The authors are supposed to submit the final draft and other required docs to the editorial office.


The manuscript is not suitable for the TIIS publication because it is not very high quality or is out of scope of the journal.


The paper is conditionally accepted with some revision requirements or other requirements. A revision means that the paper should go back to the original reviewers for a second round of reviews (but sometimes the conditionally accepted paper can possibly be assigned other editor and/or reviewers.) We strongly discourage editors from making a decision based on their own review of the manuscript if a revision had been previously required.

6. Final Submission Materials for an Accepted Article only
If your paper is finally accepted for publication in IJCCN, authors should submit the following materials:

    • Final version of the accepted manuscript in MS Word.
    • Signed copyright transfer form (One of authors can sign it.) Please download the copyright transfer form below:
    • You should add authors’ short bios and photos in JPG in the end of the submitted manuscript.

7. Policy on Research Publication Misconduct

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