International Journal of Intelligent Systems

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Edited By: Ronald R. Yager

Impact Factor: 2.05

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 37/130 (Computer Science Artificial Intelligence)

Online ISSN: 1098-111X

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Author Guidelines

Submission Instructions

All manuscripts for submission should be sent to the Editor, Dr. Ronald R. Yager. While both electronic and hard copy submissions are acceptable, electronic submissions are preferred. Electronic submissions should be sent by e-mail attachments to in PDF format. Although postscript files will be accepted no other file types should be sent.

Hard copy submissions should be sent to Dr. Ronald R. Yager, International Journal of Intelligent Systems , Machine Intelligence Institute, Iona College, New Rochelle, NY 10801. Four copies of the manuscript are required for each submission. The manuscript should be typed on one side only.

A covering e-mail or letter must accompany each submission indicating the name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address of the author to whom all correspondence and proofs are to be addressed. An affiliation must be supplied for each author.

The manuscript should be divided into suitable sections and subsections, each with its own heading. A short abstract (200 words maximum) is required. It should be complete and self-contained, giving the scope and emphasizing the main conclusions, results, or significance of the work described. All material should be double spaced on standard 21 X 28-cm paper with 2.5-cm margins.

Submission of a manuscript to the Editor implies that the paper has not been published, that it is not being submitted for publication elsewhere, and that, if the work reported is officially sponsored, it has been released for publication. No article can be published without a signed publication agreement, which serves as a transfer of copyright from author to publisher. (In the case of a "work made for hire," the agreement must be signed by the employer.) Only original papers will be accepted, and copyright in published papers will be vested in the publisher. It is the author's responsibility to obtain written permission to reproduce material that has appeared in another publication.

Copyright Transfer Agreement. If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement:

If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions Authors must obtain permission to reprint previously published material.

For authors choosing OnlineOpen:

If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit:

Journal Style
Literature cited
References should be indicated in text by an Arabic number in superscript and styled according to the reference samples below. All literature citations should be grouped together at the end of the manuscript and numbered consecutively. For journal references, supply author(s) title, journal title, volume, page range, and year of publication; for unpublished material, give as much information as possible {e.g., for lectures of symposia list author(s), paper title, symposium title, sponsor, location, and date}. Deviation from this style may result in excessive author alteration charges. Sample references follow:

  1. King VM, Armstrong DM, Apps R, Trott JR. Numerical aspects of pontine, lateral reticular, and inferior olivary projections to two paravermal cortical zones of the cat cerebellum. J Comp Neurol 1998;390:537-551.
  2. Voet D, Voet JG. Biochemistry. New York: John Wiley & Sons; 1990. 1223 p.
  3. Gilmor ML, Rouse ST, Heilman CJ, Nash NR, Levey AI. Receptor fusion proteins and analysis. In: Ariano MA, editor. Receptor localization. New York: Wiley-Liss; 1988. pp 75-90.

Equations and symbols should be typed wherever possible; all ambiguous symbols must be clearly defined in the margin (e.g., l, k, , x, ).

Figures should be professionally prepared and submitted in a form suitable for reproduction (camera-ready copy). Computer-generated graphs are acceptable only if they have been printed with a good quality laser printer. The maximum final size for a figure in this journal (after reduction) is 12 × 20 cm; letter is reduced to a 1.5-mm height.

Authors will receive proofs that must be corrected and returned to the publisher within 48 hours of receipt. No new material may be inserted in the text at the proofreading stage. Authors will be charged for excessive alteration. A reprint order form is sent with the proofs. Reprints must be ordered and prepaid when the proofs are returned. Corresponding authors: You will be given free access to the final PDF offprint of your article via Author Services only. Please sign up for Author Services if you would like to access your article PDF offprint and enjoy the many other benefits the service offers.

Disk Submission Instructions

Please return your final, revised manuscript on disk as well as hard copy.
The hard copy must match the disk.

The Journal strongly encourages authors to deliver the final, revised version of their accepted manuscripts (text, tables, and, if possible, illustrations) on disk. Given the near-universal use of computer word processing for manuscript preparation, we anticipate that providing a disk will be convenient for you, and it carries the added advantages of maintaining the integrity of your keystrokes and expediting typesetting. Please return the disk submission slip below with your manuscript and labeled disk(s).

Guidelines for Electronic Submission

Storage medium

Software and format. Microsoft Word 6.0 is preferred, although manuscripts prepared with any other microcomputer word processor are acceptable. Refrain from complex formatting; the Publisher will style your manuscript according to the Journal design specifications. Do not use desktop publishing software such as Aldus PageMaker or Quark XPress. If you prepared your manuscript with one of these programs, export the text to a word processing format. Please make sure your word processing program's "fast save" feature is turned off. Please do not deliver files that contain hidden text: for example, do not use your word processor's automated features to create footnotes or reference lists. NOTE: The Publisher does not provide a template for formatting.

File names. Submit the text and tables of each manuscript as a single file. Name each file with your last name (up to eight letters). Text files should be given the three-letter extension that identifies the file format. Linux & Macintosh users should maintain the MS-DOS "eight dot three" file-naming convention.

Labels. Label all disks with your name, the file name, and the word processing program and version used.

All print reproduction requires files for full-color images to be in a CMYK color space. If possible, ICC or ColorSync profiles of your output device should accompany all digital image submissions.

Storage medium. Submit as separate files from text files, on separate disks. If feasible, full-color files should be submitted on separate disks from other image files. 3-1/2" high-density disks, CD-ROM, and Iomega Zip disks can be submitted. At authors' request all storage media will be returned after publication.

Software and format. All illustration files should be in TIFF or EPS (with preview) formats. Do not submit native application formats.

Resolution. Journal quality reproduction will require gray scale and color files at resolutions yielding approximately 300 ppi. Bitmapped line art should be submitted at resolutions yielding 600-1200 ppi. These resolutions refer to the output size of the file; if you anticipate that your images will be enlarged or reduced, resolutions should be adjusted accordingly.

File names. Illustration files should be given the 2- or 3-letter extension that identifies the file format used (i.e., .tif, .eps).

Labels. Label all disks and cartridges with your name, the file names, formats, and compression schemes (if any) used. Hard copy output must accompany all files.

Print and return with labeled disk(s)

Corresponding author's name:

E-mail address:


Manuscript number:

Type of computer:

Program(s) & version(s) used:


I certify that the material on the enclosed disk(s) is identical in both word and content to the printed copy herewith enclosed.

Signature: ______________________________________________ Date: _____________

This journal is a member of and subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics. More detailed information can be found at:
COPE - Committee on Publication Ethics

Correspondence concerning proofs, subscriptions, and other matters should be addressed to International Journal of Intelligent Systems , Publisher, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774.

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