Information For Authors
The journal of Ubiquitous Computing and Communication Journal (UBICC) is a bimonthly and peer-reviewed International Journal promoting dissemination of research and technological implementation experiences. We welcome research Papers, case studies, technical and conference reports for submission, in the areas of Computer Science, Engineering, Telecommunication, and Information Systems.
As a publisher UBICC has committed for pioneering groundbreaking new journals around the world. Our focus is to map new frontiers in emerging and developing technology areas in research, industry and governance, and to link with centers of excellence worldwide to provide authoritative coverage and references in focused and specialist fields.
Our aim is to provide academically dynamic papers, research, critical reviews and opinions on the issues associated with information and communication technology. The journal is designed to be read by academics, scholars, advanced students, reflective practitioners, and those seeking an update on current experience and future prospects in relation to contemporary information and communications technology themes.
UBICC prides itself in ensuring the high quality and professional standards expected of its journals through pursuing a full double-blind refereeing process for ALL papers.
The Editors welcome suggestions for Special Issues on a topical theme, and from time to time they appoint Guest Editors to manage a Special Issue.
With each manuscript you must submit an UBICC Journal Copyright form which transfers the copyright to the unpublished article to UBICC Journal and which warrants that the article is original with the author and does not infringe the copyright of any other parties. Before publication, the Editorial and Publication Office must receive a signed hard copy of the Copyright form.
Each manuscript submitted to UBICC Journal first undergoes an initial prescreening by the Editorial Committee in order to determine its merits for publication. Papers that meet our standards for publication and relevance to the research topics of UBICC Journal are then placed into a Peer Review Process. Those that do not meet these standards are eliminated from consideration.
Peer Review Process
As a peer review is the key factor in ensuring high quality articles based on an objective and balanced evaluation, if a submission passes the Prescreening Process it must then undergo a peer review. The Editorial Committee selects five expert reviewers to evaluate regular paper submissions and three reviewers to evaluate letter submissions. This is a double-blind process, the reviewers and authors are each anonymous.
For additional information on the review process, refer to the reviewer guidelines.
The Editorial Committee of UBICC Journal is responsible for making the final decision whether to publish a manuscript. After carefully reviewing all reviewers' comments and authors' responses and revisions, the Editorial Committee makes a decision based on the best judgment of its members.
For additional information on the Editorial Committee and the decision process, refer to Editorial Policies.
Ethical and Legal Issues
Plagiarism, fabrication, and falsification are unacceptable. Authors are responsible for acknowledging sources appropriately. If any material submitted to UBICC Journal requires prior consent or permission, the submitting authors are responsible for obtaining it.
UBICC Journal provides a style file for MSWord. Please prepare your manuscript according to this style. Do not use other templates. Most formatting codes are removed and replaced when we prepare your manuscript for printing, so please input your material as simply as possible and avoid excessive use of special formatting. For editing and print preparation we will use your MSWord document.
For reviews, both MSWord and PDF files are required. The Editorial and Publication Office will convert the file into PDF format for you within three working days of your submission, so you should check the accuracy of the converted file on the UBICC Journal site.
Put all the material of your article--including figures, tables, and captions--in a single file. Locate figures and tables near the text that refers to them. You may submit an additional file containing your figures, so that in the printing operation we will have photo-quality images and high-resolution figures.
Use the Microsoft Equation Editor when creating all items of a mathematical nature, such as individual math symbols, Greek letters, and other special characters not found on the keyboard, for single variables and equations located in the text and figures, as well as for stand-alone equations.
Do not change fonts to apply italic or bold formatting. Instead, use the italic or bold button on the formatting toolbar.
For tables, place all content within the table, including column headings and subheadings. Do not break large tables into smaller ones merely to accommodate page breaks.
Authors who have difficulties submitting their manuscripts in MS Word may submit them as PDF files only. When accepted, such papers will be re-created in UBICC Journal format by the printing company. For such papers, complicated equations may cause delay in their production and publication.
Authors who have no other choice but to prepare their manuscripts with LATEX can download the style file of UBICC Journal here.
Length of Paper
There is no rigid limit on the length of regular papers. Your paper should be just long enough to present the background of the subject, your purpose, the details of your investigation, your results, and your conclusions. We recommend no more than 15 pages in UBICC Journal format. Letters should be no more than 3 pages in UBICC Journal format.
Only material directly related to your investigation should be cited and included under references.
Errors, Revisions, and Timeliness
Authors are responsible for correcting errors in their manuscripts and completing revisions in a timely manner as requested by the Editorial and Publication Office.
For detailed information on preparing your manuscript, refer to the UBICC Journal Style Guide.
Online Manuscript Submission Procedures
UBICC Journal accepts only online article submissions. Try to complete the process in one session; however, if you want to leave the site and complete the process at the end of any step, you must click "save" and return later to complete the process. It is important for you to be aware that until you click SUBMIT at the end of the submission procedure, your manuscript will not be "received" at the Editorial and Publication Office.
Enter information as the screens prompt you. Check each step as you proceed. If there are errors, you can return to earlier pages and correct them.
Thoroughly read and understand all information under Information for Authors and the UBICC Journal Style Guide. Prepare your manuscript strictly according to this information before submitting it. Failure to comply with our instructions will result in a delay in publication of your article. If you have any questions, contact the Editorial and Publication Office .
Even though the title and abstract are included in the text of the manuscript, you must enter them in this step because the Editorial and Publication Office uses these fields in a searchable database to expedite the review process.
Using the browse button provided, locate your manuscript on your computer and upload the file.
Check your file carefully before and after uploading it. If you find errors, make the necessary changes on your original document and then re-upload it.
The system will ask for information on the author(s) according to the number you gave in Step 1.
The submitting author is assumed to be the contact author. All correspondences will be sent to the submitting author by email.
Author name, organization and department, phone number, and email address are required fields; without filling in those fields, you cannot go to the next step.
UBICC Journal requests you to recommend experts in the paper's subject. Recommendation of experts is important though they may not necessarily be the reviewers chosen for your paper: your recommendations will be added to our database of reviewers. Reviewers are chosen by the Editorial Committee.
Authors must agree to transfer the copyright of their manuscript to UBICC Journal. The submission procedure cannot be completed without this agreement.
UBICC Journal also asks you to send as soon as possible the signed hard copy of UBICC Journal's Copyright Agreement form to the UBICC Journal Editorial and Publication Office, whose address is shown below. You can obtain the form here.
When you have completed these four steps, the system will show you your submission information for your review. If you find any errors, you can go back to previous steps and revise them. If you are satisfied with the information, click "submit" and you are finished.
Step 5. Registration Process (If Paper/Letter Accepted)
1) E-Mail camera ready version of paper/letter at emily.jonathan_at_ubicc.org
2) Registration fee (200 CAD$)
UBICC Journal Registration Payment System
Since year 2018, all accepted papers will be published free of cost.
Formal Conditions of Acceptance
Every paper submitted to UbiCC will be reviewed by at least two reviewers. Moreover the papers submitted will be checked for linguistic consistency by native speaker. The level of written English of submitted papers will be ranked between 1-5 where 1 is for paper with excellent English and 5 is for paper whose English is subjected to major revision. Top 3 levels will be considered for acceptance. The lower levels will be proposed for revision and could be conditionally accepted.
Thematic review will decide weather to accept or reject according to the originality, significance for theory and practice, quality of content and presentation of submitted paper.
|4 (Need minor revision)
|5 (Need major revision)