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Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics
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ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online)


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Editorial Advisory Board's Chair
William Lesso

Editor-in-Chief
Nagib C. Callaos


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Editorial Advisory Board

Editors

Journal's Reviewers
 

Description and Aims

Submission of Articles

Areas and Subareas

Information to Contributors

Editorial Peer Review Methodology

Integrating Reviewing Processes


Effect of Ultrasonic Vibration on Proliferation and Differentiation of Cells
Haruka Hino, Shigehiro Hashimoto, Yusuke Takahashi, Hiroaki Nakajima
(pages: 1-7)

Design of Slit between Micro Cylindrical Pillars for Cell Sorting
Yusuke Takahashi, Shigehiro Hashimoto, Haruka Hino, Tatsuki Azuma
(pages: 8-14)

Application of a Pod Exercise to University Education Programs
Kristen Dietz, David R. Black, Pamela Aaltonen, Ryan Tennessen, J. Eric Dietz
(pages: 15-21)

Designing Effective Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Experiences
Robin Risling-de Jong, Ronald A. Styron Jr., Jennifer L. Styron
(pages: 22-27)

Medication Administration and Knowledge Retention in Baccalaureate Nursing Students
Pamela Treister, Donna Darcy
(pages: 28-34)

Analyzing the Existing Undergraduate Engineering Leadership Skills
Hamed M. Almalki, Luis Rabelo, Charles Davis, Hammad Usmani, Debra Hollister, Alfonso Sarmiento
(pages: 35-39)

The Educational Cloud, Problems and Perspectives
Giovanni Dimauro, Michele Scalera, Giuseppe Visaggio
(pages: 40-46)

Statistical Quality Control and Improvement of Waste Water Treatment Plant
Vikranth Akarapu, Sairam Reddy Gunkala, Sahitya Pattigadapa, Bharani Krishna Pattigadappa, Srikar Ponnapall, Richard S. Segall
(pages: 47-51)

An Evolutionary Metaheuristic for the 2D Guillotine Cut Problem
José Ignacio Peláez, A. H. Yánez, Eduardo A. Santos, L. M. Moncayo
(pages: 52-56)

Active and Reactive Power Control Strategy for Grid-Connected Six-Phase Generator by Using Multi-Modular Matrix Converters
David Caballero, Federico Gavilán, Edgar Maqueda, Raúl Gregor, Jorge Rodas, Derlis Gregor, Sergio Toledo, Marco Rivera
(pages: 57-61)

Development of a New Support System for English Composition and its Performance Evaluation for International Communication
Hiroki Matsuyama, Mitsuyuki Miyazaki, Isamu Okada, Terumasa Ehara, Dawn Lavelle Miyazaki, Shinichiro Miyazawa
(pages: 62-71)

A Visual Analytics Technique for Identifying Heat Spots in Transportation Networks
Marian Sorin Nistor, Stefan Wolfgang Pickl, Martin Zsifkovits
(pages: 72-77)

The Concept of Information Sharing Behaviors in Complex Organizations: Research in Latvian Enterprises
Andrejs Cekuls
(pages: 78-82)

Computing and Network Systems Administration, Operations Research, and System Dynamics Modeling: A Proposed Research Framework
Michael W. Totaro
(pages: 83-88)


 

Abstracts

 


INTEGRATING REVIEWING PROCESSES



The Journal of Systemic, Cybernetics, and Informatics (JSCI) is an open publication that has been in publication since its inception in 2003. There are six regular issues per year and select special issues on particular topics or events.

Regular Issues

Approximately 99% of the papers published in the regular issues are peer reviewed, while about 1% of these are invited papers. The published peer reviewed papers are the best 25%-30% of the papers presented at conferences organized by the International Institute of Informatics and Systemics. The papers published in the JSCI represent 12%-15% (about half of the 25%-30%) of the articles submitted to the conference. This percentage is associated with the number of articles accepted and presented at respective conferences as related to the total number of articles submitted to these conferences. These statistics are published in the Forward sections of the respective conference proceedings. As an example, please refer to the table included in the following Forward section: http://www.iiis.org/CDs2016/CD2016Spring/ForewordZ.htm


Five Reviewing Processes for Regular Issues of the Journal:

The review methodology consists of five review processes which apply to any paper published in a regular JSCI issue of the Journal. Three of these review processes are mandatory and two are optional for conference participants.

Mandatory Reviews: The details of the Mandatory Reviews are described at http://iiis.org/peer-reviewing.asp. These three mandatory reviews are as follows:
  • The traditional and well known double-blind peer-review process is implemented by approximately 15.000 reviewers of the International Institute of Informatics and Systemics (IIIS, www.iiis.org) As published in the Forward section of their respective conference proceedings, on average, 6 reviews are received per submission.

    Once the conference is over, a list of all reviewers is published along with the paper titles which they reviewed. Consequently, the double-blind reviewing process for article acceptances is transformed into a one-sided information repository, i.e. the author may know the reviewers’ names, but not vice versa. A dynamic feedback loop of improvement is enabled by such a real-time process. Please see the example for the published list of the 2016 conferences at http://www.iiis.org/iiis/Rev-CL2016.asp

  • A Non-blind peer review is recommended by the highly cited and seminal author Davis Kaplan (2005, "How to Fix Peer Review", The Scientist, Volume 19, Issue 1, Page 10, Jun. 6; at http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/16474/title/How-to-Fix-Peer-Review/). Non-anonymous reviewers are posted annually, at the IIIS website (www.iiis.org), along with the titles of the articles which they reviewed. An example of this from the 2016 conference may be found at http://www.iiis.org/iiis/Rev-OPSP2016.asp

  • Best Session Papers are selected by the audiences for each respective session. The selecting audience bases its decision on the face-to-face presentation, coupled with the final paper version published in the virtual session. These are accessible to all conference participants one week prior to the conference, during the conference itself, and for at least three weeks following the conference.
To be accepted by each one of the three mandatory reviewing processes is a necessary condition for the selection of the paper to be published in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics (JSCI)

Non-Mandatory and Supporting Reviews: In addition to the three mandatory review processes described above, there are two additional types of optional review processes that are available to all conference participants who volunteer to conduct such reviews for the conference submissions and/or on any paper presented at the conference. The two optional review processes are as follows:
  • Pre-Acceptance Peer-to-Peer (PPPR): Submitted articles are posted as received on the conference website so that other authors submitting articles on similar topics/areas are provided with password-protected access to these submitted articles and may review them as experts in similar areas.

  • Post-Publication Peer-to-Peer (PPPR): This is done via virtual sessions only for accepted papers presented at the conference. Each face-to-face session in the conference has a corresponding virtual session with asynchronous communication channels in order to facilitate participant evaluation of one’s own work in its final version, while building on conference feedback, subsequent to the conference proceedings. This type of post-publication review, following the proceeding publications, underscores the selection of the best papers for their publication in the JSCI. This robust process is targeted 1) to ALL conference participants with the goal of improving their decision-making process regarding the best session paper and 2) to the journal editor to further validate the selection process for both the regular and special journal issues.

Invited Papers

The majority of invited papers are published in a special issue associated with the plenary keynote addresses. The keynote speakers are selected from the top 10% of the best papers, which is calculated by averaging the quantitative evaluations for all submitted and accepted articles. These invited papers are published in an annual special issue and are reciprocally linked to the videos of their respective plenary keynote addresses. An example of this may be found at http://www.iiisci.org/journal/sci/Contents.asp?var=&next=ISS1506

Less than 1% of the articles published in regular issues are invited papers. The decision to publish them has been an editorial one based on the importance of the topic and the Curriculum Vitae of the author(s).

Nagib Callaos, Ph. D.
JSCI’s Editor-in-Chief
www.iiis.org/Nagib-Callaos