The International Journal of Software Engineering is published two times each year. It is intended to serve as a forum for researchers, practitioners, and developers to exchange ideas and results for the advancement of software engineering. Three types of papers will be published:
• Research papers reporting original research results
• Technology trend surveys reviewing an area of research in software engineering and knowledge engineering
• Survey articles surveying a broad area in software engineering and knowledge engineering
In addition, tool reviews (no more than three manuscript pages) and book reviews (no more than two manuscript pages) are also welcome.
The journal publishes papers in the areas of software engineering methods and practices, object-oriented systems, rapid prototyping, software reuse, cleanroom software engineering, stepwise refinement/enhancement, formal methods of specification, ambiguity in software development, logic programming, expert systems, deductive database systems, software and knowledge-ware maintenance, reverse engineering in software design, and applications in various domains of interest.
Suggestions for special issues are welcome. To propose a special issue, a one-page proposal should be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief, containing the following information: title; purpose; scope; a list of potential contributors and tentative paper titles; time-table (submission and review deadlines, intended publication date); and guest editor's address, phone, fax and e-mail address. Once approved, the guest editor will be fully responsible for the special issue and should follow the normal review procedure of IJSE.
Call for Members of the Board and Reviewers
We are looking for people to serve on the Board as members and/or Reviewers who will be acknowledged in the journal annually. Each reviewer/members receives at most three papers per year to review. If you are interested in serving as a reviewer/member, please contact Editor-in-Chief.
INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS
Form of Manuscript: Copy of the manuscript including the original (reproductions are acceptable if they are clearly legible) and copy of all figures are required. In addition, one reproducible set of figures (professionally drafted ink originals of line drawings; glossy prints of halftones) will be required if the paper is accepted. Manuscripts should be typewritten, double-spaced on one side of 8.5 X 11 in white paper with 1 inch margins. Page 1 should contain the article title, author(s), and affiliation(s); and the name and complete mailing address of the person to whom correspondence should be sent. Any footnotes to the title (indicated by *, +, etc.) should be placed at the bottom of page 1. Page 2 should contain a short abstract (100-150 words), and a list of keywords.
Electronic manuscript: An electronic manuscript in Word format, Latex format or plain text format should be provided on a CD or a diskette. The electronic manuscript should follow the same general style as described in this document. The publisher will edit your file to make sure every article follows the same style. Figures in gif, jpg, ps or eps format should be saved on the diskette as separate files. It will be most helpful to include a README text file describing the content of the CD or diskette. If your file size is less than 3 MB, you can e-mail it directly to the production editor (publisher’s email) as an attachment.
List of Symbols: The manuscript should contain a list of all symbols used in the paper. They should be identified typographically for the printer, not mathematically. This list will not appear in print, but is essential to avoid costly corrections in proof.
Footnotes: Text footnotes should be avoided whenever possible. If they must be used, indicate them by superscript numbers in the text, and type them all double-spaced on a separate page.
Equations should be typewritten and with the number placed in parentheses at the right margin. Reference to the euqations should use the form "Eq. (3)" or simply (3).
References should be indicated in the text by numbers in square brackets and listed at the end of the paper in numerical order; they should be typed double-spaced on a separate page. Style and punctuation of references must be in accordance with the following examples:
1. T. Y. Kong and A. W. Roscoe, Continuous analogs of axiomated digital surfaces. Comput. Vision Graphics Image Process 29, 1985, 60-86.
2. R. M. Haralick, edge and region analysis for digital image data in Image Modeling (A. Rosenfeld, Ed), pp. 171-184, Academic Press, New York, 1981.
3. R. A. Schowengerdt, Techniques for Image Processing and Classification in Remote Sensing, Academic Press, New York, 1983.
4. Proceedings of 1999 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages, Tokyo, Japan, September 13-16, 1999, http://www.isl.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/vl99.html.
Reports should not be cited unless absolutely necessary. Tables should be numbered with Arabic numerals in order of appearance in the text. They should be typed double-spaced on separate pages. Each table should have a short descriptive caption. Table footnotes (indicated by superscript lower-case letters) should be typed at the end of the table. Figures should be numbered in order of appearance (with Arabic numerals) and should have short descriptive captions. Line drawings must be professionally drafted originals, in black ink, with lettering large enough to be legible after a reduction of 50-60%. Photographs must be glossy prints. No figures should exceed 8.5 x 11 inch in size; they should be designed to fit the proportions of the printed page. All figures should have captions typed double-spaced on a separate sheet. Illustrations in color can be accepted only if the authors defray the cost.
Sample Journal Paper: A sample journal paper in pdf format is provided for the author's convenience.
Turnaround Time: There is no deadline. Papers can be submitted any time during the year. It generally takes about six months to have the paper reviewed and each round of review takes about six months. If a paper is accepted after one round of review, the time between the submission to actual publication is about one year. If a paper requires several rounds of review, longer time may be needed.
Final version and Diskette: If the paper is accepted, the final version of the manuscript and one copy, with a separate page listing all mathematical symbols used in the paper, a separate page of figure captions, original figures each on a separate page, and a diskette containing the text of the paper in TeX, LaTeX, WORD or ASCII format, are to be sent to the publisher.
Send Inquiring, Papers and Correspondence directly to the members of editorial board of journal, deputy chief editor or chief editor
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