Submitting an Article to the Artificial Intelligence Journal

Please note that with immediate effect, all new submissions to the Artificial Intelligence Journal must be submitted via the Editorial Manager system (EM), which provides a web-based interface for all users (editors, reviewers, authors).

The following are some frequently asked questions from authors that consider submitting an article to the AIJ:

Is a conference paper eligible for publication in the AIJ?

AIJ considers eligible for publication mature high quality work that is complete and novel.

  • The question of whether a paper is complete is ultimately determined by reviewers and editors on a case-by-case basis. Generally, a paper should include all relevant proofs and/or experimental data, a thorough discussion of connections with the existing literature, and a convincing discussion of the motivations and implications of the presented work.
  • A prerequisite for the novelty of a paper is that the results it describes were not previously published by other authors, and were not previously published by the same authors in any archival journal. In particular, a previous conference publication by the same authors does not disqualify a submission on the grounds of novelty. However, it is rarely the case that conference papers satisfy the completeness criterion without the addition of new material. Indeed, even prize winning papers from major conferences often undergo major revision following referee comments before being accepted.
  • Conversely, prior publication at a conference does not imply that AIJ reviewers’ assessment of a paper’s novelty will agree with that of the conference’s reviewers.

Authors should ensure that they have appropriate copyright permissions before submitting any material that has been previously published.

Is a Ph.D. thesis eligible for publication in the AIJ?

No, that is more or less impossible. A journal article is very different in style from a Ph.D. thesis. Of course, many excellent journal articles result from appropriately rewriting parts of PhD theses for journal submission.

Is there a page limit for AIJ articles?

No. Articles should have the length and the density of presentation that is optimal for their contents, and overly dense articles are no more desirable than overly verbose ones.

Authors should be aware, however, that the reviewing process for a long article may take considerable time, since it is more difficult to obtain reviewers for such articles, and once obtained, the reviewers will need significantly more time. For this reason it is advisable to keep articles at between twenty and thirty standard (A4 or Letter size) pages of regular text (11 pt font, single column). AIJ also welcomes “Research Notes”, which should not exceed 4500 words (typically a paper with 5 to 14 pages), and which we aim to review faster than regular articles. For more information on Research Notes, see the Call for Papers.

Can articles by submitted in other languages than English?

No. Grammatically correct English is required and papers that do not satisfy this requirement may be bench rejected. Please notice also that AIJD is not able to provide language correction services. Authors that require assistance in order to produce a correct English manuscript should obtain such assistance through their home institution or from editing services such as Elsevier’s Language Editing Services.

Where shall I send my contribution?

Articles for submission to the Artificial Intelligence Journal must be submitted via Editorial Manager.

Please refer to the menu item for Formatting Requirements for additional details.