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Guidelines for authors

SIC welcomes original contributions on all aspects of research and practice in IT. Authors should not submit to SIC material that is under consideration elsewhere. Papers should preferably not exceed 10 standard typewritten pages. However, while concision improves chances of publication, serious consideration will be given to articles in which the nature and quality of the content justify greater length. Articles should be submitted in electronic form accompanied by two printouts and a cover letter (or copyright transfer form) signed by all the co-authors to the following address: I C I Bucharest (National Institute for R&D in Informatics), Publishing Department, 8-10 Averescu Blvd., Bucharest, 011455, Romania.

Instructions for Typesetting Manuscripts
Please use the following 2017 SAMPLE FILE for SIC to correctly typeset a submission to Studies in Informatics and Control Journal. Papers should be prepared in double column format suitable for direct printing onto A4 paper (210mm x 297mm / 8.3in x 11.7in) paper. If you are creating a document on your own, please observe the margins and other typesetting specifications. Do not number pages on the front, as page numbers will be added separately. All articles must be submitted as DOC and as PDF files. Photos and illustrations should be inserted into text and also attached as separate PNG or JPEG format files.

We always acknowledge receipt of contributions submitted to us. After a preliminary sorting to eliminate submissions that are unsuitable for publication or beyond the scope of this journal the remaining science-based papers, will enter a review process which typically takes 4-6 weeks from the time we acknowledge the receipt of the manuscript. Following the confirmation to the corresponding author of acceptance for publication of the submitted article (presumably sent as a hard copy), a quick editing and printing work would be possible if agreed to provide a soft copy, on CD or via e-mail, both in Word and PDF format.

Pre-submission enquiries. Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure that it is suitable for SIC. If you are unsure as to whether your manuscript lies within the stated aims and scope of this journal, please submit an abstract to the editorial office by e-mail at sic@ici.ro. Our Editorial Board does not formally assess pre-submission enquiries and the invitation to submit does not carry any implications for subsequent acceptance; nor will these papers necessarily be sent for peer review.

It is a condition of publication in SIC that authors grant an exclusive licence to the Journal, which is operated on the Journal’s behalf by the Publisher, by completing a copyright licence form. This ensures that requests from third parties to reproduce articles are handled efficiently and consistently and will also allow the article to be as widely disseminated as possible. When an article is published, a PDF of the final version is emailed to the corresponding author. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain permission to reproduce verbal or visual material from copyright sources.