Asian Journal of Control

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Editor-in-Chief: Li-Chen Fu

Impact Factor: 1.556

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 25/58 (Automation & Control Systems)

Online ISSN: 1934-6093

Author Guidelines


Thank you for your interest in Asian Journal of Control. Please read the complete Author Guidelines carefully prior to submission, including the section on copyright and page charges. To ensure fast peer review and publication, manuscripts that do not adhere to the following instructions will be returned to the corresponding author for technical revision before undergoing peer review.

Note that submission implies that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere except as a brief abstract in the proceedings of a scientific meeting or symposium. Once you have prepared your submission in accordance with the Guidelines, manuscripts should be submitted online at

We are looking forward to your submission.


Asian Journal of Control publishes papers on original theoretical and practical research and developments in the areas of control, involving all facets of control theory and its application. Asian Journal of Control is the first international journal on control originating from the Asia Pacific region. The journal is affiliated with the Asian Control Association (ACA) and the Chinese Automatic Control Society (CACS).

To read the full Aims and Scope of the journal, click here 6093/homepage/ProductInformation.html.


The acceptance criteria for all papers are the quality and originality of the research and its significance to our readership. Except where otherwise stated, manuscripts are single-blind peer reviewed by two anonymous reviewers and the editor. Final acceptance or rejection rests with the editorial board, which reserves the right to refuse any material for publication.


Reproduction of Copyright Material. If excerpts from copyrighted works owned by third parties are included, credit must be shown in the contribution. It is the author’s responsibility to also obtain written permission for reproduction from the copyright owners. For more information visit Wiley’s Copyright Terms & Conditions FAQ at

Plagiarism Detection. The journal employs a plagiarism detection system. By submitting your manuscript to this journal you accept that your manuscript may be screened for plagiarism against previously published works.

Committee on Publication Ethics. The journal is a member of, and subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


Pre-acceptance English-language editing
Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English. Visit our site to learn about the options. All services are paid for and arranged by the author.  Please note using the Wiley English Language Editing Service does not guarantee that your paper will be accepted by this journal.

Optimising Your Article for Search Engines
Many students and researchers looking for information online will use search engines such as Google, Yahoo or similar. By optimising your article for search engines, you will increase the chance of someone finding it. This in turn will make it more likely to be viewed and/or cited in another work. We have compiled these guidelines to enable you to maximise the web-friendliness of the most public part of your article.

Manuscript Format and Style

General Format

Manuscripts should be submitted as Word documents (.doc, .docx; not write-protected), double-spaced with numbered pages.

LaTeX Article Submission
Please use “article” class for LaTeX submissions and include any associated packages/files with the submitted LaTeX source files. Please also include a PDF of the manuscript. Do not add coding to “force” line breaks or the positioning of “floats”, as this will need to be removed in the conversion of the file to XML.

As articles undergo considerable conversion and transformation during production, we achieve the most efficient processing if articles are presented in as generic a form as possible. Download the LaTeX class file and associated documentation

LaTeX Bibliography
If you wish to use a citation package such as BibTeX and natbib.sty then please do so. Be sure to use the appropriate citation style for the journal, to help the reviewers to assess your article.

There is no bespoke “.bst” file for Asian Journal of Control. Please provide all the necessary bibliographic information in a standard format. This will allow for clearer conversion and formatting to the Asian Journal of Control style by the typesetters.

Spelling should be in American English.

Abbreviations. In general, terms should not be abbreviated unless they are used repeatedly and the abbreviation is helpful to the reader. Initially use the word in full, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Thereafter use the abbreviation only.

Units. All measurements must be given in SI or SI-derived units. Please go to the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) website at for more information about SI units.

Manuscript Types and Charges

Asian Journal of Control accepts articles of the following types:

  • Review Papers (14 printed pages). Extensive reviews of established or emerging research topics or application areas.
  • Regular Papers (10 printed pages). Presentations of significant research, development or application of control concepts.
  • Brief Papers (4 printed pages). Brief presentations of new technical concepts and developments.
Excess Page Charges

The Asian Journal of Control allows up to a certain a number of pages for each article to be published free of charge. If, however, your paper exceeds the number of free pages then you will be charged for additional pages at the following rates:

  • For Review Papers, US$100 for each page in excess of 14 typeset pages
  • For Regular Papers, US$100 for each page in excess of 10 typeset pages
  • For Brief Papers, US$100 for each page in excess of 4 typeset pages

If a paper is longer than the maximum number of free pages, a page charge order form will be sent to authors with the proofs of their article. Please note that the form must be returned together with proof corrections for the article.

Parts of the Manuscript

Manuscript files should include the title page, abstract, main text, references, tables and figure legends. Division of the paper should be indicated clearly by major headings and subheadings. Figures and supporting information (if present) should be provided in separate files.

Title Page. The title page must contain both a descriptive and concise title of the paper; names and qualifications of all authors; affiliations and full mailing address, including e-mail addresses, fax and a contact telephone number.

Abstract. All articles must have a brief abstract that states in 250 words the major points made and the principal conclusions reached. The abstract should not contain abbreviations or references.

Key words. Six key words (for the purposes of indexing) should be supplied below the abstract in alphabetical order.

Acknowledgements. The source of financial grants and other funding must be acknowledged, including a frank declaration of the authors’ industrial links and affiliations. The contribution of colleagues or institutions should also be acknowledged. Personal thanks and thanks to anonymous reviewers are not appropriate.


• References follow the Vancouver style, i.e. numbered sequentially as they occur in the text and ordered numerically in the reference list.
• If cited in tables or figure legends, number according to the first identification of the table or figure in the text.
• In the reference list, cite the names of all authors when there are six or fewer; when seven or more, list the first three followed by et al.
• Do not use ibid. or op cit.
• Reference to unpublished data and personal communications should not appear in the list but should be cited in the text only (e.g. Smith A, 2000, unpublished data).
• All citations mentioned in the text, tables or figures must be listed in the reference list.
• Names of journals should be abbreviated in the style used in the ISSN List of Title Word Abbreviations. If a journal is not listed then its name should be written out in full.
• Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references.
• Guidelines for references is available here Reference Sytle Guide


Journal Article

[1] Li, Z. W., and M. C. Zhou, “Clarifications on the definitions of elementary siphons of Petri nets,” IEEE Trans. Syst. Man Cybern. A, Vol. 36, No. 6, pp. 1227–1229 (2006).

Online Article Not Yet Published in an Issue

An online article that has not yet been published in an issue (therefore has no volume, issue or page numbers) can be cited by its Digital Object Identifier (DOI). The DOI will remain valid and allow an article to be tracked even after its allocation to an issue.

[2] Galambos, P., P. Baranyi, and G. Arz, “TP model transformation based control design for force reflecting tele-grasping under time delay,” J. Mech. Eng. Sci., DOI:10.1177/0954406213490375 (2013).


[3] Godsil, C. and G. Royle, Algebraic Graph Theory, Springer, Berkley, CA (2001).

Chapter in a Book

[4] Liu, X. and A. J. Goldsmith, “Wireless networks and LANs,” In T. Basar (Ed.) Crosslayer design of distributed control over wireless networks, Springer, New York, pp. 513-546 (2005).

Electronic Material

[5] Clea Japan. Inbred animals. Osaka: Clea Japan, 2004. (Accessed 25 November 2005.) Available from:

Tables. Tables should be self-contained and complement, but not duplicate, information contained in the text. Number tables consecutively in the text in Arabic numerals. Type tables on a separate page with the legend above. Legends should be concise but comprehensive – the table, legend and footnotes must be understandable without reference to the text. Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Column headings should be brief, with units of measurement in parentheses; all abbreviations must be defined in footnotes. Footnote symbols: †, ‡, §, ¶, should be used (in that order) and *, **, *** should be reserved for P- values. Statistical measures such as SD or SEM should be identified in the headings.

Figure Legends. Legends should be concise but comprehensive – the figure and its legend must be understandable without reference to the text. Include definitions of any symbols used and define/explain all abbreviations and units of measurement.

Figures. All illustrations (line drawings and photographs) are classified as figures. Figures should be cited in consecutive order in the text. Each figure should be supplied as a separate file, with the figure number incorporated in the file name.

Preparation of Electronic Figures for Publication: Although low quality images are adequate for review purposes, print publication requires high quality images to prevent the final product being blurred or fuzzy. Submit EPS (line art) or TIFF (halftone/photographs) files only. MS PowerPoint and Word Graphics are unsuitable for printed pictures. Do not use pixel-oriented programmes. Scans (TIFF only) should have a resolution of 300 dpi (halftone) or 600 to 1200 dpi (line drawings) in relation to the reproduction size (see below). EPS files should be saved with fonts embedded (and with a TIFF preview if possible).

For scanned images, the scanning resolution (at final image size) should be as follows to ensure good reproduction: line art: >600 dpi; half-tones (including gel photographs): >300 dpi; figures containing both halftone and line images: >600 dpi.

Further information can be obtained at Wiley’s guidelines for figures: on.asp

Color Figures Online. Figures submitted in color will appear in color online at no cost to the authors.

Color Figures in print. It is the policy of Asian Journal of Control for authors to pay the full cost for print reproduction of their colour figures. Therefore, if you require figures to appear in color in print you will need to complete and return a Color Work Agreement Form before your paper can be published. You will be sent a copy of the form once the accepted paper is received at Wiley, and it is also available for viewing here Color Work Agreement Form.

Supporting Information
Supporting information is not essential to the article but provides greater depth and background and may include tables, figures, videos, datasets, etc. This material can be submitted with your manuscript, and will appear online, without editing or typesetting. Guidelines on how to prepare this material and which formats and files sizes are acceptable can be found at:


Manuscripts should be submitted electronically via ScholarOne Manuscripts at

Further assistance can be obtained from:

The ScholarOne system will require authors to provide the following: Cover letter; Title page; Abstract; Main document.

Conflict of Interest. Authors must declare any financial support or relationships that may pose conflict of interest by disclosing at the time of submission any financial arrangements they have with a company whose product figures prominently in the submitted manuscript or with a company making a competing product. Such information will be held in confidence while the paper is under review and will not influence the editorial decision. If the article is accepted for publication, the editor will usually discuss with the authors the manner in which such information is to be communicated to the reader.

After acceptance authors will be asked by the Editorial Office to provide high-resolution versions of figures, and authors of Review and Regular Papers will be required to submit a 100 word biography of each author with a photo.

The Editorial Office will then send your paper to the Publisher. Once the paper has been received by the Publisher, you will be sent a notification requesting that you register an account with for Wiley Author Services, so that you may sign a copyright agreement.


Accepted papers will be passed to Wiley’s production team for publication. The author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Wiley’s Author Services, where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be asked to complete an electronic license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

Authors may choose to publish under the terms of the journal’s standard copyright transfer agreement (CTA), or under open access terms made available via Wiley OnlineOpen.

Standard Copyright Transfer Agreement: FAQs about the terms and conditions of the standard CTA in place for the journal, including standard terms regarding archiving of the accepted version of the paper, are available at: Copyright Terms and Conditions FAQs.

Note that in signing the journal’s licence agreement authors agree that consent to reproduce figures from another source has been obtained.

OnlineOpen – Wiley’s Open Access Option: OnlineOpen is available to authors of articles who wish to make their article freely available to all on Wiley Online Library under a Creative Commons license. With OnlineOpen, the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made open access. Authors of OnlineOpen articles are permitted to post the final, published PDF of their article on their personal website, and in an institutional repository or other free public server immediately after publication. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.

OnlineOpen licenses. Authors choosing OnlineOpen retain copyright in their article and have a choice of publishing under the following Creative Commons License terms: Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY); Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (CC BY NC); Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial-NoDerivs License (CC BY NC ND). To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright Terms and Conditions FAQs.

Funder Open Access and Self-Archiving Compliance: Please click here for more information on Wiley’s compliance with specific Funder Open Access and Self Archiving Policies, and click here for more detailed information specifically about Self-Archiving definitions and policies.


Wiley’s Author Services

Author Services enables authors to track their article throughout the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The corresponding author will receive a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit for more details on online production tracking.


Once the paper has been typeset the corresponding author will receive an e-mail alert containing instructions on how to provide proof corrections to the article. It is therefore essential that a working e-mail address is provided for the corresponding author.

Early View

The journal offers rapid speed to publication via Wiley’s Early View service. Early View articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in a printed issue. Early View articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication, and the authors' final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. Early View articles are given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before allocation to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article. More information about DOIs can be found at


Article PDF for authors

A PDF of the article will be made available to the corresponding author via Author Services.

Printed Offprints

Printed offprints may be ordered online for a fee. Please click on the following link and fill in the necessary details and ensure that you type information in all of the required fields: If you have queries about offprints please e-mail:

Author Marketing Toolkit

The Wiley Author Marketing Toolkit provides authors with support on how to use social media, publicity, conferences, multimedia, email and the web to promote their article.

Author Guidelines Updated 8 December 2015