Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

International Journal of Computers Communications & Control is directed to the international community of scientific researchers in computers, communications and control, from the universities, research units and industry. To differentiate from other similar journals, the editorial policy of IJCCC encourages the submission of original scientific papers that focus on the integration of the 3 "C" (Computing, Communications, Control).

In particular, the following topics are expected to be addressed by authors:

(1) Integrated solutions in computer-based control and communications;

(2) Computational intelligence methods & Soft computing (with particular emphasis on fuzzy logic-based methods, computing with words, ANN, evolutionary computing, collective/swarm intelligence, membrane computing, quantum computing);

(3) Advanced decision support systems (with particular emphasis on the usage of combined solvers and/or web technologies).


A.  Clarivate Analytics (former Thomson Reuters)/Web of Science/SCI Expanded (ISI, IF=1.29 in JCR2017):
Category: 1. Automation & Control Systems (Q3);
2. Computer Science, Information Systems (Q3).

B. Scopus (CiteScore2017 =1.04):
Subject area: Computer Science:
1. Computational Theory and Mathematics (Q3);
2. Computer Science Applications (Q2);
3. Computer Networks and Communications(Q3).


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

IJCCC is an open access peer-reviewed journal publishing original research papers and review articles. The authors must read the IJCCC Rules before online submission. The manuscripts submitted via e-mail will be ignored by the Editorial Team. All submitted manuscripts will be scanned for identification of similiraties and will be analized by editors for plagiarism prevention (for this reason submission tax is required).
The peer-review process is single blinded: the reviewers know who the authors of the manuscript are, but the authors do not have access to the information of who the peer-reviewers are. The articles submitted to IJCCC must be original and previously unpublished in other journals or in conference proceedings. Concurrent submission to IJCCC and other publications is viewed as a serious breach of ethics and, if detected, will result in immediate rejection of the submission.
The submissions will be revised independently by minimum two reviewers and will be accepted for publication only after end of the editorial workflow.
Evaluation period and rejection rate information:

  • Evaluation period after paper submission:  6 up to 9 months;
  • Publication time is pending on the number of papers received. We aim at a time not longer than two years;
  • Rejection expected: over than 85%.


Publication Frequency

Beginning with vol. 8(1), 2013, IJCCC is  a bimonthly journal (6 issues/ year), with a regular schedule such as:

  • Issue 1 (February);
  • Issue 2 (April);
  • Issue 3 (June);
  • Issue 4 (August);
  • Issue 5 (October);
  • Issue 6 (December).


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Open Acces (online)

ONLINE OPEN ACCES: Acces to full text of each article and each issue are allowed for free in respect of CC-BY-NC.

You are free to:

-Share: copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format;

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.



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

Plagiarism and innovation

According to the IJCCC Author Guidelines, submissions to IJCCC must represent original material: “Papers are accepted for review with the understanding that the same work has been neither submitted to, nor published in, another journal or conference. If it is determined that a paper has already appeared in anything more than a conference proceeding, or appears in or will appear in any other publication before the editorial process at IJCCC is completed, the paper will be automatically rejected.

Papers previously published in conference proceedings, digests, preprints, or records are eligible for consideration provided that the papers have undergone substantial revision, and that the author informs the IJCCC editor at the time of submission. If previously published material is reproduced in submited manuscript, corresponding author must provide proof about the necessary copyright permission.

Concurrent submission to IJCCC and other publications is viewed as a serious breach of ethics and, if detected, will result in immediate rejection of the submission."

Antiplagiarism. All submitted manuscripts will be scanned for identification of similiraties and will be analized by editors for plagiarism prevention  (for this reason submission tax is required).

DISCLAIMER: The author(s) of each article appearing in International Journal of Computers Communications & Control is/are solely responsible for the content thereof; the publication of an article shall not constitute or be deemed to constitute any representation by the Editors or Agora University Editing House that the data presented therein are original, correct or sufficient to support the conclusions reached or that the
experiment design or methodology is adequate.


IJCCC License Agreement

CC license for corresponding  author:

In submitting an article to the International Journal of Computers Communications & Control (IJCCC)

I certify that:

1. I am authorized by my co-authors to enter into these arrangements. We understand that this journal is a member of, and subscribes to the principles of, the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
2. I agree and warrant, on behalf of myself and my co-authors, that our authorship standards are total in accord of: Responsible research publication: international standards for authors ( Wager E & Kleinert S (2011), Responsible research publication: international standards for authors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010. Chapter 50 in: Mayer T & Steneck N (eds) Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment. Imperial College Press / World Scientific Publishing, Singapore (pp 309-16). (ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7).

3. I, and all co-authors, agree that the article, if editorially accepted for publication, shall be licensed under Creative Commons in respect of CC-BY-NC.

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 CC-BY-NC   license for website user

Articles published in IJCCC user license are protected by copyright.

Users can access, download, copy, translate the IJCCC articles for non-commercial purposes provided that users, but cannot redistribute, display or adapt:

  • Cite the article using an appropriate bibliographic citation: author(s), article title, journal, volume, issue, page numbers, year of publication, DOI, and the link to the definitive published version on IJCCC website;
  • Maintain the integrity of the IJCCC article;
  • Retain the copyright notices and links to these terms and conditions so it is clear to other users what can and what cannot be done with the  article;
  • Ensure that, for any content in the IJCCC article that is identified as belonging to a third party, any re-use complies with the copyright policies of that third party;
  • Any translations must prominently display the statement: "This is an unofficial translation of an article that appeared in IJCCC. Agora University  has not endorsed this translation."

This is a non commercial license where the use of published articles for commercial purposes is forbiden. 

Commercial purposes include: 

  • Copying or downloading IJCCC articles, or linking to such postings, for further redistribution, sale or licensing, for a fee;
  • Copying, downloading or posting by a site or service that incorporates advertising with such content;
  • The inclusion or incorporation of article content in other works or services (other than normal quotations with an appropriate citation) that is then available for sale or licensing, for a fee;
  • Use of IJCCC articles or article content (other than normal quotations with appropriate citation) by for-profit organizations for promotional purposes, whether for a fee or otherwise;
  • Use for the purposes of monetary reward by means of sale, resale, license, loan, transfer or other form of commercial exploitation;

    The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

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Indexing and Abstracting

IJCCC is indexed and/or abstracted by: EBSCO; CrossRef/DOI; Google Scholar; Research Gate; Scimago J.; Scilit; DOAJ ;
Scopus: CiteScore2016=1.06; SJR2016=0.319; SNIP2016=0.701;
Clarivate Analytics/Web of Science (ISI): Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-Expanded), SSCI, A&HCI, CPCI-S, CPCI-SSH, BKCI-S, BKCI-SSH, ESCI, CCR-EXPANDED, IC, JCR.

1) Clarivate Analytics

IJCCC is covered/indexed/abstracted in Science Citation Index Expanded (ISI- since vol.1(S),  2006). IF=1.29 in JCR2017.

IJCCC is covered by THOMSON REUTERS and is indexed in ISI Web of Science/Knowledge Clarivate: Science Citation Index Expanded. 2016 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition(Thomson Reuters/Clarivate, 2017): Subject Category: (1) Automation & Control Systems: Q4(2009,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015), Q3(2010, 2016); (2) Computer Science, Information Systems: Q4(2009,2010,2011,2012,2015), Q3(2013,2014, 2016). Impact Factor/3 years in JCR: 0.373(2009), 0.650 (2010), 0.438(2011); 0.441(2012), 0.694(2013), 0.746(2014), 0.627(2015). Impact Factor/5 years in JCR: 0.436(2012), 0.622(2013), 0.739(2014), 0.635(2015), 1.374(2016).

2) Scopus

IJCCC is indexed/abstracted in Scopus from 2008 (SNIP2016 = 0.701, SJR2016 =0.319):

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

IJCCC is also indexed by Scopus (SNIP2015= 0.784): Subject Category: (1) Computational Theory and Mathematics: Q4(2009,2010,2012,2015), Q3(2011,2013,2014, 2016); (2) Computer Networks and Communications: Q4(2009), Q3(2010, 2012, 2013, 2015), Q2(2011, 2014, 2016); (3) Computer Science Applications: Q4(2009), Q3(2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016). SJR: 0.178(2009), 0.339(2010), 0.369(2011), 0.292(2012), 0.378(2013), 0.420(2014), 0.319(2015), 0.319(2016).

CiteScore 2016 in Scopus: 1.06.