Computational Intelligence

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Edited By: Ali Ghorbani, and Evangelos Milios

Impact Factor: 0.722

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 103/130 (Computer Science Artificial Intelligence)

Online ISSN: 1467-8640

Author Guidelines

Computational Intelligence publishes high-quality original theoretical or experimental research in computational (artificial) intelligence. To facilitate publication, authors must check symbols, abbreviations, and technical terms for accuracy, consistency, and readability. Manuscripts and illustrations must meet the requirements outlined below, otherwise publication might be delayed. Authors are charged for excessive changes in page proofs.

NEW!! Computational Intelligence is pleased to offer authors web-based manuscript submission and peer-review. Submit your manuscripts online at

Step-by-step instructions on how to submit your manuscript online are available during the submission process. Queries can be sent to the Editorial Office ( and further information can be obtained online from the submission site via the 'Get Help Now' button.

This is a summary of and addtional information on the submission process described on the Wiley web site:

Length: Submissions must be between 5,000 and 15,000 words long, not including title, tables and references. Authors of longer submissions may be asked to shorten them before they can be considered for review.

Focal topics: Submissions must be on one (or more) of the focal topics of the journal. Authors should indicate which focal topics their submission addresses in their cover letter. Prospective authors are welcome to send by email to the contact address of the journal an abstract or full manuscript (in confidence) to the editors in chief to inquire about the suitability of their manuscript for formal submission.

Validation: Papers published in CI must contain a substantial validation of their claims, either as a theoretical development (proofs), or as a thorough experimental evaluation and detailed comparison with existing methods, demonstrating the significance of the proposed methods. Conceptual frameworks that lack such validation are not acceptable.

Pre-Submission English-Language Editing Services. Manuscripts must be written in English. For authors whose native language is not English, language editing and translation services are offered by Wiley at

For papers published elsewhere, it is required that the special issue versions be substantially different from their already published forms. New proofs, theories or experimental results would qualify, while extending referenced literature, or slightly changing the writing would not. As a guideline there should be at least 30% new research results in the journal version compared to a prior conference or workshop version.

Webster's Third New International Dictionary should be used as a guide for spelling. Style, arrangements, or abbreviations should conform in general to those recommended by The Chicago Manual of Style. The International System of Units (SI) should be used when appropriate. Equivalents in other units may be given in parentheses. Superscripts and subscripts should be legible and appropriately placed, and unusual and Greek characters identified clearly.

Please also send the following information in raw text:

Title of paper
Names of all authors
Contact information for primary author

Responses to the following questions:
What is the original contribution of this work, and why it is important and useful?
What is the validation of your contribution? This will typically be theoretical (e.g. formal proofs) and/or empirical
(e.g. test runs over various datasets or challenge problems). Note that simply providing a new framework, by itself, is typically not a validation.
What is the most closely related work (by yourself or others), and how does this submission improve on those earlier results?
Which category would your paper best fall into - Machine learning; Web Intelligence and semantic web; Discovery science and knowledge mining; Agents and multiagents systems; Modern knowledge-based systems; Key application areas of AI (Entertainment and Gaming, Software Engineering, Business, Finance, Commerce and Economics, Knowledge-based and Personalized User Interfaces).

The Manuscript:

*    Final submissions to the journal (prior to publication) must be in MS Word or LaTeX formats, with  figures in EPS, PDF or TIFF formats. LaTeX formatted manuscripts should use the standard article class in LaTeX 2e and adhere to the above guidelines.  The source tex file, the bibliography file (in bib format) and figures in EPS or TIFF format are required. Include non-standard macro definitions in the preamble of the tex file. A sample LaTeX file and style file for Computational Intelligence are available from the Editorial Office.

*    In order to assist submission of articles to Computational Intelligence, LaTeX and BibTeX templates are provided.

Please note that natbib.bst may only be used for non-profit purposes. It may not be distributed in exchange for money, other than distribution costs. The author provides it 'as is' and does not guarantee it in any way.

Copyright (C) 1994 Patrick W. Daly, Max-Planck-Institut f\'ur Aeronomie, Postfach 20, D-37189 Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany

*    The manuscript, consisting of title page, abstract, main body of the text, acknowledgments (optional), references, appendixes, list of symbols, list of figure captions, tables, symbols, and figures should be submitted.

*    The manuscript, including footnotes, tables, and captions for illustrations must exceed 5,000 words.

*    Each page of the manuscript should be numbered, beginning with the title page.

*    Items to be included are enumerated as follows:

*    Title page - This should specify the title, author's names, institution of origin, and its address (including postal code) phone/fax number(s), and any necessary footnotes.

*    Abstract - An abstract (excluding key words) should not be more than 200 words, and on a separate page. The concise abstract should present the paper content accurately and should supplement, not duplicate, the title in this respect; it should not be merely an expansion of the table of contents. References should not be cited in the abstract.

*    Key words - These should not exceed ten (10) and should be placed directly below the abstract.

*    Footnotes - These should be located on the page where they are referenced and numbered serially throughout the paper.

*    References in Articles - We recommend the use of a tool such as EndNote or Reference Manager for reference management and formatting.

EndNote reference styles can be searched for here:

Reference Manager reference styles can be searched for here:

*    References - All references should be numbered consecutively in order of appearance and should be as complete as possible. In text citations should cite references in consecutive order using Arabic superscript numerals. Sample references follow:

Journal article:
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.

Please note that journal title abbreviations should conform to the practices of Chemical Abstracts.

For more information about AMA reference style - AMA Manual of Style

*    All reference information should be written out in full, using no abbreviations beyond the authors' initials. Current issues of the Journal should be examined as a guide to punctuation and to the style used for listing references to journals, books, conference proceedings, theses, reports, etc. References to unpublished reports and to private communications should be given in parentheses in the text of footnotes; for a private communication, authors' initials and year of communication should be given.

*    Equations and formulae - Equations and formulae must be set up clearly and should be typed triple-spaced. Numbers identifying equations should be in square brackets and placed flush with the left margin of the text.

*    Tables - Tables should be numbered with Arabic numbers, have a brief title, and be referred to in the text. Column headings and descriptive matter in tables should be brief. Vertical rules should not be used. Numerous small tables should be avoided, and the number of tables should be kept to a minimum.

*    Figure captions - These should be listed on a separate page and placed after the references.

*    Acknowledgments - These should be written in the third person and kept to a concise recognition of relevant contributions.

*    Copyrighted material - If a manuscript contains material (figures, tables, etc.) that is protected by copyright, the author must submit to the editor, before publication, written permission from the copyright holder for its reproduction.

*    Illustrations: All terms, abbreviations, and symbols in illustrations should correspond with those in the text. There are three preferred formats for digital artwork submission: Encapsulated PostScript (EPS), Portable Document Format (PDF), and Tagged Image Format (TIFF). More detailed information on the submission of electronic artwork can be found at

*    Line drawings - All lines must be sufficiently thick to reproduce well, and decimal points, periods, dots, etc, must be large enough to allow for any necessary reduction. Letters and numerals should be of such size that the smallest character will not be less than 1mm high when reduced.

*    Page Proofs: Page proofs are provided for the correction of printing errors and not for improvements in the language or substance of the paper.

Corrected proofs should be returned within 48 hours of receipt. The cost of changes introduced by the author(s) and deemed to excessive will be charged to the author(s).

*   Free access to the final PDF offprint or your article will be available via author services only. Please therefore sign up for author services if you would like to access your article PDF offprint and enjoy the many other benefits the service offers. Visit to sign up for Author Services.

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*      OnlineOpen is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose funding agency requires guarantees to archive the final version of their article. With OnlineOpen the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution, pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in the funding agency's preferred archive. In addition to publication online via Wiley Online Library, authors of OnlineOpen articles are permitted to post the final, published PDF of their article on a website, institutional repository, or other free public server, immediately on publication.

If you wish your paper to be OnlineOpen, you are required to complete the OnlineOpen payment form available from our website at


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

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

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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:

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