Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

IT in Industry is an open access, peer-reviewed, international online journal, providing a platform for the timely publication of research in a rapidly changing field. Information Technology plays a fundamental role in improving the performance and competitiveness of any organisation in the digital world. IT in Industry recognises that contributions from both academia and industry are paramount to the advancement of this field.

The journal focuses on areas where:

  • researchers and practitioners meet,
  • academia and industry meet, and
  • theoretical knowledge and practical applications meet.

In particular, IT in Industry is interested in the following:

  • R&D with potential industrial, commercial or social applications,
  • IT applications in industry,
  • IT innovations from industry, and
  • IT technologies for the future.

IT in Industry publishes original research articles, review articles, and extended versions of conference papers. Articles resulting from research of both theoretical and/or practical natures performed by academics and/or industry practitioners are welcome. IT in Industry aims to become a leading IT journal with a high impact factor.

Areas of Interest

IT Innovation
  • ICT: Networking, Wired and Wireless Communications, VoIP, IPTV, Mobile Communications, Innovative Mobile Applications and Services, Industry Practices, Information and Network Security, Next Generation Infrastructure, Cloud Computing, Social Applications, Web Engineering, Software Engineering.
  • Information Systems: Enterprise Systems, Enterprise Architecture, Human-Computer Interaction, Data Mining, Knowledge and Data Engineering, AI and Decision Support Systems, IS Design and Implementation, IS Analysis and Specification, IS Project Management, Management Information System, Sustainable IS, Internet Computing, Business Intelligence, Business Reporting System, IS in Organisation.
  • Mobile Industry: Context and Location Aware Services, Mobile Web, Mobile Internet, Internet of Things, Mobile Web Security and Privacy, Mobile Networks, Protocols and applications, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payment.
  • Other Topics: Industrial Informatics, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Emerging IT Technologies.
IT in Engineering
  • IT in Engineering: Hardware and Software Design, Embedded System Design and Applications, IT in Manufacturing, Product and Process Design, CAD/CAM, Robotics, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems.
IT in Health
  • IT in Health: Telehealth, Teleconsultation, Telemedicine, Telecare, Telemonitoring, e-Health, Health Web Services, Health Informatics, Robotics and Medical Devices, Health Management Systems, New Technology in Healthcare, Clinical Trials of Telehealth Systems.
IT in Business
  • IT in Business: IT Applications and Innovations, IT Governance, IT Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property Issues, Marketing and Pricing Strategies, Global Telecom Business.
  • IT in Government: e-Government, IT regulations and Security Issues, Policies, Cyber Crime, Rural Connectivity.
IT in Science
  • IT and Mathematics: Use of IT in Mathematics Education, Modelling and Simulation of Systems in Industry, Statistical Analysis of Systems in Industry, Mathematical Modelling of Problems in Society.
  • IT Education: Curriculum Design, Course Content and Assessment, Teaching Tools and Methods, Innovation in IT Education, Teaching Case Studies, Mobile/Flexible/Online Delivery of IT Course, Use of IT in Education.
IT in Fashion
  • IT in Fashion: IT Solutions for the Apparel Industry, CAD/CAM, Fashion Design, Fashion Communication and Presentation, Trend Forecasting, Fashion Technology, Apparel Production, Fashion Business, Fashion Retailing, Visual Merchandising, Fashion Marketing and Merchandising, Brand Management, Product Development.
IT in Design
  • IT in Design: CAD/CAM, design Technology, Design Rendering, Design Management, Design Presentations, Visual Communication, 2D & 3D Design, Static and Moving Imagery, Animation, Photography, Spatial and Environmental Design, Architecture, Product Design, Advertising and Commercial Design, Interactive Design, Games and Educational Design.


Section Policies

Peer-Reviewed Articles

IT in Industry welcomes original papers and extended versions of previously published conference papers. In the case of extended conference papers, authors should cite the proceedings of the conference. Articles will be accepted based on originality, significance, technical quality, clarity, and relevance to the journal. There is no page limit for peer-reviewed articles. We aim to publish peer-reviewed articles within 40 working days of submission.

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Short Articles

IT in Industry encourages authors, including graduate students and industry practitioners, to submit short articles. These should be approximately 2,500 to 3,500 words or up to 3 pages in length, with appropriate citations. They may be peer-reviewed, or reviewed only by the Editors, and will be accepted based on originality, significance, technical quality, clarity, and relevance to the journal. Short Articles will generally be published more quickly than peer-reviewed full articles. We will aim to publish short articles within 20 working days of submission.

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Peer Review Process

Articles submitted to IT in Industry should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time. Authors submitting articles for publication guarantee that the work is not an infringement of any existing copyright and will indemnify the publisher against any breach of such warranty.

Submitted articles will be subject to a rigorous but efficient peer review process. For peer-reviewed full articles, we aim for a review time within 40 working days of submission. For short articles, we will aim for a review time within 20 working days.

Articles will be accepted based on a number of criteria, including originality, significance, technical quality, clarity and presentation, references to related work, validity of results, and relevance to the journal. The review process is designed to help authors improve their work through constructive feedback and suggestions.


Publication Frequency

IT in Industry publishes articles on a continuous basis; accepted papers are published and made available online as soon as they are ready. Published articles are then collated into archival issues, each with its own Table of Contents. There is no limit on the number of articles in an issue. All papers are accepted based on the criteria set out in the Section Policies.


Open Access Policy

IT in Industry 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.



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Self-Archiving Policy

Self-archiving, also called the "green" road to open access, refers to the deposit a digital copy of a published article by the author in a publicly accessible website. Self-archiving helps increase visibility, accessibility, and hence the citation impact of a published article. IT in Industry promotes open access, and therefore, endorses self-archiving.

Authors retain the copyright of articles published in IT in Industry. Authors are allowed to self-archive their published papers in institutional repositories and/or other websites. In all cases, authors should cite the original IT in Industry articles.


Republishing Policy

Authors are allowed to republish their IT in Industry articles, in other scholarly journals, as book chapters, or in any other medium. However authors should be aware that the practice of duplicate publication is generally considered scientific misconduct, although there is no copyright issue.

IT in Industry does not republish articles that have already been published in other scholarly journals, magazines, or books.

IT in Industry will consider the publication of extended versions of conference papers that have been previously published in conference proceedings, subject to peer-review. In all cases, authors should cite the orignal articles.

IT in Industry will also consider the publication of selected conference papers in related areas, as special issues. Conference chairs are encouraged to contact the Managing Editor to discuss.


Editorial Board Terms of Reference

The Editorial Board is a group of outstanding academics or industry practitioners who are experts in their own areas. All board members are volunteers appointed on 3 year, renewable terms. The Board is committed to ensure:

  • editorial integrity and professionalism,
  • journal independence,
  • open access policies are followed,
  • areas and topics covered are continuously brought up-to-date, and
  • papers published are of the highest standard and quality.
Editorial Board members will endeavour to:
  • solicit manuscripts from colleagues or experts in areas of interest to IT in Industry,
  • select peer-reviewers for submitted manuscripts,
  • ensure timely review and make decisions on revisions and acceptance of manuscripts,
  • recommend and nominate experts to become editors or reviewers,
  • recommend conference organisers in related areas to publish selected/extended papers as special issues,
  • assist to secure ongoing funding, and
  • publish at least one article in IT in Industry per term of service on board.

IT in Industry welcomes nominations and self-nominations by experts in related areas. Interested individuals should send expressions of interest to the Managing Editor with a resume, list of publications, and areas of expertise.


Peer-Review Panel Terms of Reference

Peer-reviewers are experienced researchers with proven record of publications in subscription and/or open access journals. Reviewers are volunteers appointed on 2 year, renewable terms. Reviewers are committed to:

  • ensure editorial integrity and professionlism,
  • ensure relevance and quality of submitted manuscripts,
  • provide honest and constructive feedback and suggestions according to review guidelines and criteria,
  • review manuscripts in timely manner.

Reviewers should endeavour to review at least two articles per year, and publish at least one article per term. IT in Industry promotes active reviewers who make positive contributions to the journal to the editor board.

IT in Industry welcomes nominations and self-nominations to join our team of reviewers. Interested individuals should send expressions of interest to the Managing Editor with a resume, list of publications, and areas of expertise.


Special or Themed Issues and Guest Editors Policy

IT in Industry sponsors conferences, seminars, or workshops in related areas on a case by case basis. IT in Industry may invite conference organisers or chairs to serve as guest editors for special or themed issues publishing selected papers from the conference proceedings. Interested parties are encouraged to contact the Managing Editor with proposals.

IT in Industry supports researchers to publish special or themed issues in their areas of expertise. IT in Industry welcomes experts from academia and industry to propose special themes and serve as guest editors. Experts should contact the Managing Editor with proposals.

The names of the guest editor(s) and editorial board members for a special or themed issue will be published in that issue. If it is a special issue of a conference proceedings, the details of the conference and the proceedings papers will be cited.

The Editorial Board Terms of Reference applies to guest editors with the exception of the 3 year renewable terms. Guest editors are appointed on a per special or themed issue basis.

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IT in Industry @ (2012 - ) . http://www.it-in-industry.com . ISSN (Online): 2203-1731; ISSN (Print): 2204-0595