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JKSUCI is an International peer-reviewed Journal that covers both foundations and practical aspects of Computer Science.  It is hosted by ELSEVIER and administered by King Saud University.

 

 

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Aims

The Journal of King Saud University Computer and Information Sciences is a refereed, international journal that covers all aspects of both foundations of computer and its practical applications. The journal publishes original papers in the areas listed, but not limited, in its scope.

Special emphasis is given to recent trends related to the cutting-edge research within the domain.

The journal publishes also Special Issues within its scope resulting from specific and dedicated editorial efforts or covering a particular theme.

All articles are subjected to extensive review by international reviewers.

Scope

Arabization

Computer Graphics

e-Business

High Performance Computing

Big Data

Computer Vision

e-Learning

Image Processing

Bioinformatics

Crowd Computing

Embedded Systems

Information Security

Biometrics

Data Mining

Fuzzy Systems

Internet of Things

Cloud Computing

Data Warehouse

Grid Computing

Machine Learning

Mobile Computing

Network Protocols

Pervasive Computing

Software Engineering

Natural Language Processing

Network Security

Robotics

Speech Processing

Net Centric Computing

Pattern Recognition

Social Networks

Wireless and Mobile Networks

Wireless Sensor Networks

 

 

 

 

Journal Metrics (2019)

CiteScore: 8.0

Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 3.572

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.793

Rank: 15 out of 221

Percentile: 93rd (in the top 10%)

Abstracting and Indexing

MediaFinder

CiteULike

Research Bible

Google Scholar

Ulrich's

EBSCOhost

Scopus

ACM Guide to Computing Literature

Scirus

SHERPA / RoMEO

INSPEC

J-Gate

Directory of Research Journals Indexing

Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

 

Acceptance Rate

 

YEAR

SUBMISSIONS

ACCEPTED

ACCEPTANCE RATE

2019

1346

167

12

2018

1077

168

16

2017

351

87

25

2016

266

62

23

2015

245

39

16

 

Information to authors 

 

It is mandatory to submit the author agreement to complete the submission process. Authors are requested to print the form and sign at the appropriate place provided. The scanned copy of this signed form should be uploaded to confirm the agreement.

Please click here to download the author agreement form.

 

Conflict of Interest 

 

Conflict of Interest is defined as a set of conditions in which professional judgment concerning a primary interest, such as the validity of research, may be influenced by a secondary interest, such as financial gain. A Declaration of Interest (sometimes called a Disclosure Statement) is a notification from the author that there's no financial/personal interest or belief that could affect their objectivity, or if there is, stating the source and nature of that potential conflict. To prevent ambiguity, authors must state explicitly whether potential conflicts do or don't exist, so you may be asked to provide one, even if no conflicts exist.

See the  Conflict of Interest Factsheet for more information.

For a generic template Declaration of Interest/Author Agreement form  click here.

 

Ethics 

 

The journal and its editorial board fully adhere and comply to the policies and principles of  Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and this journal is a full member of   Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) .

For information on Ethics in publishing and Ethical guidelines for journal publication see   and  

 

Manuscripts Preparation 

Peer review

This journal operates a double anonymized review process. All contributions are typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final. Editors are not involved in decisions about papers which they have written themselves or have been written by family members or colleagues or which relate to products or services in which the editor has an interest. Any such submission is subject to all of the journal's usual procedures, with peer review handled independently of the relevant editor and their research groups. More information on types of peer review.

Double anonymized review

This journal uses double anonymized review, which means the identities of the authors are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa. More information is available on our website. To facilitate this, please include the following separately:
Title page (with author details): This should include the title, authors' names, affiliations, acknowledgements and any Declaration of Interest statement, and a complete address for the corresponding author including an e-mail address.
Blinded manuscript (no author details): The main body of the paper (including the references, figures, tables and any acknowledgements) should not include any identifying information, such as the authors' names or affiliations.

Use of word processing software

It is important that the file be saved in the native format of the word processor used. The text should be in single-column format. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. Most formatting codes will be removed and replaced on processing the article. In particular, do not use the word processor's options to justify text or to hyphenate words. However, do use bold face, italics, subscripts, superscripts etc. When preparing tables, if you are using a table grid, use only one grid for each individual table and not a grid for each row. If no grid is used, use tabs, not spaces, to align columns. The electronic text should be prepared in a way very similar to that of conventional manuscripts (see also the Guide to Publishing with Elsevier:  ). Note that source files of figures, tables and text graphics will be required whether or not you embed your figures in the text. See also the section on Electronic artwork.
To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the 'spell-check' and 'grammar-check' functions of your word processor.

As the journal has a limited page quota per issue, exceedingly lengthy articles cannot be accommodated and authors are suggested to keep the text within 6000 words limit. Apart from text, necessary figures and tables should be submitted, as appropriate.

Article structure

Subdivision - numbered sections
Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to 'the text'. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

Introduction
State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Material and methods
Provide sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods that are already published should be summarized, and indicated by a reference. If quoting directly from a previously published method, use quotation marks and also cite the source. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described.

Results
Results should be clear and concise.

Discussion
This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

Conclusions
The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.

Appendices
If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.

Essential title page information

• Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
• Author names and affiliations. Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. You can add your name between parentheses in your own script behind the English transliteration. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.
• Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. This responsibility includes answering any future queries about Methodology and Materials. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.
• Present/permanent address. If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a 'Present address' (or 'Permanent address') may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.

Abstract

A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

Keywords

Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

Abbreviations
Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field in a footnote to be placed on the first page of the article. Such abbreviations that are unavoidable in the abstract must be defined at their first mention there, as well as in the footnote. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.

Acknowledgements
Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).

Formatting of funding sources
List funding sources in this standard way to facilitate compliance to funder's requirements:

Funding: This work was supported by the National Institutes of Health [grant numbers xxxx, yyyy]; the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA [grant number zzzz]; and the United States Institutes of Peace [grant number aaaa].

It is not necessary to include detailed descriptions on the program or type of grants and awards. When funding is from a block grant or other resources available to a university, college, or other research institution, submit the name of the institute or organization that provided the funding.

If no funding has been provided for the research, please include the following sentence:

This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

Artwork

Electronic artwork
General points
• Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork.
• Embed the used fonts if the application provides that option.
• Aim to use the following fonts in your illustrations: Arial, Courier, Times New Roman, Symbol, or use fonts that look similar.
• Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
• Use a logical naming convention for your artwork files.
• Provide captions to illustrations separately.
• Size the illustrations close to the desired dimensions of the published version.
• Submit each illustration as a separate file.
• Ensure that color images are accessible to all, including those with impaired color vision.

A detailed guide on electronic artwork is available.
You are urged to visit this site; some excerpts from the detailed information are given here.
Formats
If your electronic artwork is created in a Microsoft Office application (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) then please supply 'as is' in the native document format.
Regardless of the application used other than Microsoft Office, when your electronic artwork is finalized, please 'Save as' or convert the images to one of the following formats (note the resolution requirements for line drawings, halftones, and line/halftone combinations given below):
EPS (or PDF): Vector drawings, embed all used fonts.
TIFF (or JPEG): Color or grayscale photographs (halftones), keep to a minimum of 300 dpi.
TIFF (or JPEG): Bitmapped (pure black & white pixels) line drawings, keep to a minimum of 1000 dpi.
TIFF (or JPEG): Combinations bitmapped line/half-tone (color or grayscale), keep to a minimum of 500 dpi.
Please do not:
• Supply files that are optimized for screen use (e.g., GIF, BMP, PICT, WPG); these typically have a low number of pixels and limited set of colors;
• Supply files that are too low in resolution;
• Submit graphics that are disproportionately large for the content.

Color artwork
Please make sure that artwork files are in an acceptable format (TIFF, EPS or MS Office files) and with the correct resolution. If, together with your accepted article, you submit usable color figures these will be reproduced in color at no cost. For further information on the preparation of electronic artwork, please see https://www.elsevier.com/artworkinstructions.

Figure captions
Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.

Tables

Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Tables can be placed either next to the relevant text in the article, or on separate page(s) at the end. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Please avoid using vertical rules and shading in table cells.

References

Citation in text
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either 'Unpublished results' or 'Personal communication'. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Web references
As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

Data references
This journal encourages you to cite underlying or relevant datasets in your manuscript by citing them in your text and including a data reference in your Reference List. Data references should include the following elements: author name(s), dataset title, data repository, version (where available), year, and global persistent identifier. Add [dataset] immediately before the reference so we can properly identify it as a data reference. The [dataset] identifier will not appear in your published article.

References in a special issue
Please ensure that the words 'this issue' are added to any references in the list (and any citations in the text) to other articles in the same Special Issue.

Reference management software
Most Elsevier journals have their reference template available in many of the most popular reference management software products. These include all products that support Citation Style Language styles, such as Mendeley. Using citation plug-ins from these products, authors only need to select the appropriate journal template when preparing their article, after which citations and bibliographies will be automatically formatted in the journal's style. If no template is yet available for this journal, please follow the format of the sample references and citations as shown in this Guide. If you use reference management software, please ensure that you remove all field codes before submitting the electronic manuscript. More information on how to remove field codes from different reference management software.

Users of Mendeley Desktop can easily install the reference style for this journal by clicking the following link:
http://open.mendeley.com/use-citation-style/journal-of-king-saud-university-computer-and-information-sciences
When preparing your manuscript, you will then be able to select this style using the Mendeley plug-ins for Microsoft Word or LibreOffice.

Reference style
Text: All citations in the text should refer to:
1. Single author: the author's name (without initials, unless there is ambiguity) and the year of publication;
2. Two authors: both authors' names and the year of publication;
3. Three or more authors: first author's name followed by 'et al.' and the year of publication.
Citations may be made directly (or parenthetically). Groups of references can be listed either first alphabetically, then chronologically, or vice versa.
Examples: 'as demonstrated (Allan, 2000a, 2000b, 1999; Allan and Jones, 1999)…. Or, as demonstrated (Jones, 1999; Allan, 2000)… Kramer et al. (2010) have recently shown …'
List: References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., placed after the year of publication.
Examples:
Reference to a journal publication:
Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J.A.J., Lupton, R.A., 2010. The art of writing a scientific article. J. Sci. Commun. 163, 51–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.Sc.2010.00372.
Reference to a journal publication with an article number:
Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J.A.J., Lupton, R.A., 2018. The art of writing a scientific article. Heliyon. 19, e00205. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2018.e00205.
Reference to a book:
Strunk Jr., W., White, E.B., 2000. The Elements of Style, fourth ed. Longman, New York.
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
Mettam, G.R., Adams, L.B., 2009. How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: Jones, B.S., Smith , R.Z. (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age. E-Publishing Inc., New York, pp. 281–304.
Reference to a website:
Cancer Research UK, 1975. Cancer statistics reports for the UK. http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/aboutcancer/statistics/cancerstatsreport/ (accessed 13 March 2003).
Reference to a dataset:
[dataset] Oguro, M., Imahiro, S., Saito, S., Nakashizuka, T., 2015. Mortality data for Japanese oak wilt disease and surrounding forest compositions. Mendeley Data, v1. https://doi.org/10.17632/xwj98nb39r.1.

Supplementary material

Supplementary material such as applications, images and sound clips, can be published with your article to enhance it. Submitted supplementary items are published exactly as they are received (Excel or PowerPoint files will appear as such online). Please submit your material together with the article and supply a concise, descriptive caption for each supplementary file. If you wish to make changes to supplementary material during any stage of the process, please make sure to provide an updated file. Do not annotate any corrections on a previous version. Please switch off the 'Track Changes' option in Microsoft Office files as these will appear in the published version.

 

Submission

Our online submission system guides you stepwise through the process of entering your article details and uploading your files. The system converts your article files to a single PDF file used in the peer-review process. Editable files (e.g., Word, LaTeX) are required to typeset your article for final publication. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, is sent by e-mail.

Submit your article
Please submit your article via https://www.evise.com/profile/api/navigate/JKSUCIS.

Referees
Please submit the names and institutional e-mail addresses of several potential referees. For more details, visit our Support site. Note that the editor retains the sole right to decide whether or not the suggested reviewers are used.

Important notice
Multi-part papers are not to be considered. Papers that are requested by the editors to be revised must be returned within 4 weeks or they will be regarded as withdrawn. This journal has no page charges.

Maximum paper length: 20 pages for Full-Length Articles, and 30 pages for Review Articles.

All submissions should include, in addition to the manuscript without authors details:

  1. Title page with abstract and full names of authors and complete affiliations (no abbreviations);

  2. The  Conflict of Interest form signed by all authors (scanned page);

  3. The  Author Agreement form signed by the corresponding author (scanned page);

  4. Typing a name is not considered a signature.

Board

 

Editor in Chief

Prof. Nasser-Eddine Rikli

 


 

Associate Editors

Prof. Abdulmalik S. Alsalman

Dept. of Computer Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Aduwati Sali

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Communication Systems Engineering, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Prof. Alaaeldin M. Hafez

Dept. of Information Systems, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Amir A. Touir

College of Computer and Information Sciences, Dept. of Information Technology, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Chih-Chien Wang

Graduate Institute of Information Management, National Taipei University, Taiwan.

Prof. Faiza Belala

Faculty of New Technologies of Information and Communication, University of Constantine, Algeria

Prof. Ghulam Muhammad

Dept. of Computer Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Hamido Fujita

Faculty of Software and Information Science, Iwate Prefectural University, Iwate, Japan

Prof. Hend S. Al-Khalifa

College of Computer and Information Sciences, Dept. of Information Technology, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Mohamed Batouche

Computer Science, University of Constantine, Algeria

Prof. Muhammad Abulaish

Dept. of Computer Science, South Asian University, New Delhi, India

Dr. Noureddine Abbadeni

College of Computer and Information, Dept. of Software Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Nizar Bouguila

Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Prof. Shengrui Wang

Department of Computer Science, University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

Dr. Vito Pirrelli

Institute for Computational Linguistics, CNR Institute, Pisa, Italy

Advisory Board

Prof. Chin Yee Suen

Dept. of Computer Science & Software Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Prof. Jacek Stando

Center of Mathematics, Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland

Prof. Jan Platos

Dept. of Computer Science, VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic

Prof. Mansour Alsulaiman

Dept. of Computer Engineering, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Mehmet Sabih Aksoy

College of Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Mohammed Atiquzzaman

School of Computer Science, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, USA

Prof. Mohammad Ilyas

Dept. of Engineering and Computer Science, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Prof. Sid-Ahmed Selouani

Dept. of Information Management, University of Moncton, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

Prof. Yoshiro Imai

Faculty of Engineering, Kagawa University, Japan