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Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous Publication of research articles by Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences is dependent primarily on their scientific validity and coherence as judged by our external expert editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field.

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. Reviewers will also be asked to indicate how interesting and significant the research is. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    75 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    43 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    95 days from submission to acceptance
    16 days from acceptance to publication

    Citation Impact
    3.212 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.661 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.461 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

    Usage 
    203,111 downloads
    70 Altmetric mentions

  • Indexing Services

     All articles published in  Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences are listed in the following indexing services:

    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
    • Scopus
    • Google Scholar
    • DOAJ
    • OCLC
    • SCImago
    • Summon by ProQuest

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