Review Rule

The review process of this transactions follows the IPSJ Journal rules written in Chapter 4 "Processing of Submitted Manuscripts. The following 1 through 7 rules are based on the IPSJ Journal rules while the 8 through 12 rules are extended in this transactions in order to create new trends and values with keeping the IPSJ Journal quality.

  1. The ACS Editorial Board decides whether to publish the manuscripts submitted to the transaction. After a reviewing process, the Editorial Board notifies the manuscript author(s) whether the manuscript has been accepted or rejected by email.
  2. All papers are subjected to a reviewing process. The Editorial Board, before deciding whether to accept or reject the manuscript, may judge the manuscript to be accepted if given conditions are satisfied.
  3. When a paper is published in the transactions, the dates on which the manuscript was received and accepted are added at the end.
  4. A manuscript judeged to be conditionally accepted must satisfy the acceptance conditions given in the "Decision Record" in its revision. As a rule, the revised manuscript will be decided to accept or reject. Together with the revised manuscript, the author(s) must explain in writing (replication) how the manuscript is revised to satisfy the acceptance conditions. The revised manuscript and replication should be sent (uploaded) no later than the due specified in the contional acceptance notification (three weeks after the notificaion), or the Editorial Board will regard the submission is canceled.
  5. Submitted papers are rejected in the following cases:
    1. The subject of the papers lies outside the area covered by the ACS and/or IPSJ.
    2. The paper contains one or more fundamental errors.
    3. The paper lacks originality since the results described can be easily derived from published materials and knowledge.
    4. The proofs offered are unconvincing or too weak.
    5. The paper is not expected to make a significant contribution to scientific and/or technical progress.
    6. The description and/or organization are not sufficiently clear to allow readers to understand what has been achieved.
    7. One or more of the conditions for acceptance indicated by reviewers are not properly satisfied.
    8. The Editorial Board finds other reason to reject the paper.
  6. Author(s) may cancel the submission of the manuscript. Cancellation must be requested to the Editorial Board by email.
  7. In order to provide a latest report on the revolution of a technology, an original proposal or idea paper is considered as an accepted paper if the practical values are included in the paper.
  8. A paper reporting a fair result of practical research and development in computer systems, fundamental technologies, and applications is considered as an accepted paper if it appropriately claims its originality, novelty, and/or superiority.
  9. A survey paper that collects, categorizes, and evaluates existing technologies by the author's original view may contribute to the society. Such an original survey paper is considered as an accepted paper.
  10. A case study of practical systems is an important report in the sense that the report bridges a gap between the computer scientists and users. Such a report is considered as an accepted paper.
  11. Editorial board members obey the rules of justice.

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