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The Journal of Intelligence and Information Systems: Editorial Statement
The Journal of Intelligence and Information Systems (JIIS), which commenced publication in January 1995, is a premier journal that endeavors to promote research on artificial intelligence and business. The journal has aimed to exchange scientific and technological achievements by enhancing relevant research and journal readership. It seeks and focuses upon novel and original management techniques and the applications of information technology solutions that are designed to address complex problems prevalent in enterprise and industry.

The official title of the journal is ‘Journal of Intelligence and Information Systems’ and the abbreviated title is ‘J Intell Inform Syst’. The JIIS is quarterly and publishes at the last day of March, June, September, and December each year. The journal is indexed in Korea Citation Index (KCI) produced by Korea Research Foundation. The URL of the Korea Intelligent Information Systems Society’s Website is http://www.kiiss.or.kr. The URL of the Journal’s Website is http://www.jiisonline.org, where full text is available. This journal was supported by the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies Grant funded by the Korean Government.

The Korean Intelligent Information Systems Society's Editorial Policy


Chapter Ⅰ: Editorial Board
Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Editorial Policy is to constitute the Editorial Board of the Korean Intelligent Information Systems Society (KIISS) and to specify the details for its management.

Article 2 (Duty)
The duties of the KIISS Editorial Board are
1. to execute publications of the journal stipulated by the KIISS Editorial Policy
2. to nominate the review panel relevant to the topics of submitted papers
3. to decide upon publication according to the review results
4. to notify the review result to the authors and may make revision request
5. to decide when the submission will be published.

Article 3 (Membership)
The KIISS Editorial Board consists of more than 10 regular members of the KIISS (one editor-in-chief, one managing editor, one manuscript editor, and more than eight associate editors).

Article 4 (Election and Term of Editors)
1.The editor-in-chief appoints th editors among professors with high research performance or senior executives from industries.
2. The editorship is a two-year term and may be re-elected for the consecutive term.

Article 5 (Finance)
The KIISS is responsible for finance management of the KIISS Editorial Board.

Article 6 (Report)
The editor-in-chief should report general facts about annual activities to a board of directors before the KIISS regular general meeting.


Chapter Ⅱ: Submission Guidelines
Article 1 (Content and Publication Type)
1. The Editorial Board accepts original papers of research articles, case studies, and other invited papers on the intelligent information systems in the field of business.
2. The authors should choose one of the following types of manuscript for submission:
· Regular paper
A regular paper usually reports the results of original research. Rigorous research model, and empirical evidence that support the model are generally required for a regular paper. The page limit of a regular paper is 30 A4 pages.
· Concise paper
A concise paper presents results that are important and original in a concise manner. In a concise paper, the empirical validation of the proposed research model can be skipped. And, 10 to 15 A4 pages are recommended as the length of a concise paper. In order to submit a concise paper to JIIS, the paper must be written in English.

Article 2 (Submission and Correspondence)
Manuscripts should be submitted to the Editorial Board electronically through KIISS submission system (www.jiisonline.org→Manuscript Submission). The authors can send enquiry on submission to Manuscript Editor
(journal@kiiss.or.kr) or Manager(E-mail. office@kiiss.or.kr, Tel. +82-2-3295-0997, Office. Ewha-Shinsegae Hall Rm. B105, 52 Ewhayeodae-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03760, Republic of Korea).

Article 3 (Qualification)
At least one of the authors should be a lifetime member of the KIISS or a regular member for the year that has completed payment of a membership fee. The only exception is when the authors are invited.

Article 4 (Indication)
The authors should indicate “Fast-track” on the cover of a manuscript if they would like to go through a fast-track review process.

Article 5 (Prohibition of Dual Submissions)
The authors should certify that the manuscript has not been published previously nor is currently submitted for publication elsewhere.

Article 6 (Responsibilities)
All legal responsibilities and duties about the contents of the manuscript belong to the authors.
The authors should comply with the Korean Intelligent Information Systems Society Code of Conduct, and International Standard Publication Ethics http://publicationethics.org/international-standards-editors-and-authors.

Article 7 (No Return Policy)
Submitted manuscripts are not to be returned.


Chapter Ⅲ: Review Guidelines
Article 1 (Area Screening)
The associate editor first screens the submission to assess whether the subject area of a manuscript is suited to the Journal of Intelligence and Information Systems. The editor-in-chief decides the area suitability of the submission after considering the opinion of the associate editor after the first screening.

Article 2 (Designate Editor)
After the area screening, the associate editor designates an editor with a high level of expertise in the topic area of the paper.

Article 3 (Review Committee)
The designated editor nominates two reviewers who can impartially review the manuscript.

Article 4 (Double-blind Policy)
The identity of authors is concealed from the reviewers and vice versa.

Article 5 (Review Period)
The authors of the “fast-track” manuscripts are notified of the review results within two weeks after the initial submission, and “regular-track” manuscripts are decided within two months.

Article 6 (Review Criteria and Guidelines)
The designated reviewers should conduct a review within deadline in accordance with the following criteria and guidelines.

Review result

Procedure to be followed

Relevance · The topic of the study suits to the aims and scope of the journal and the interests of its audience.
· The study addresses important problems or issues in the field of the research.
· The study contributes to something new and valuable to the literature.
Research Background and Objective · The introduction builds a logical context for the problem statement.
· The research objective is clear and well articulated.
· The research questions (research hypotheses, if applicable) are clear, concise, and complete.
Reference to the Literature and Documentation · The literature review is up-to-date and complete.
· The number of references and the selection of them are appropriate.
· The literature is critically appraised.
· Referred literature is cited appropriately and accurately.
Research Design · The research design suits to the research objective.
· The research design is clearly described in detail.
· The research design has internal and external validity.
Data Analysis · The data set for the analysis is sufficiently described or referenced.
· The quality and quantity of the data set are appropriate to the research objective and design.
· Data analysis procedure conforms to the research design, and it is sufficiently described.
· Statistical methods are appropriately used.
Discussion and Conclusion · The conclusions are complete and clearly stated.
· The interpretations of the results are appropriate (not misleading).
· Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.
· The limitations and future research directions are discussed.
Title, Abstract, and Key Words · Title is clear, concise, and informative.
· The abstract is complete; it should include research objective, design, analysis, findings, and originality/value.
· The key words captures the essentials of the study.
Presentation and Documentation · The manuscript is well organized.
· The text is well written and easy to understand.
· The vocabulary is appropriate.
· The tables and figures are clearly presented, and agree with the text.
Ethical Conduct · There are no apparent instances of plagiarism.
· Ideas and materials of others are correctly acknowledged.
· There is no apparent conflict of interests.


Article 7 (Review Results and Procedures)
1. A manuscript is accepted for publication once all reviewers have recommended that it be accepted. If some or all of the reviewers believe that it is not suitable, the editor-in-chief of JIIS will use the main editor’s comments to determine the review result and notify the author.
2. The four possible review results are the following: “acceptance,” “acceptance after minor revisions,” “acceptance after major revisions,” and “rejection.” The table below lists procedures to be followed after each of the four review results.

Review result

Procedure to be followed

Acceptance A decision to accept means that the editorial board of JIIS accepts the manuscript in its present form with no further modifications. In this case, the manuscript will not be reviewed further by editors or reviewers.
Acceptance after minor revisions A manuscript requiring minor revisions is accepted conditionally; the author(s) should revise the manuscript in accordance with the recommendations of editors and reviewers. When the revised manuscript is ready, only the main editor will review it again to decide whether it is suitable for publication.
Acceptance after major revisions A manuscript requiring major revisions is accepted conditionally; the author(s) should revise the manuscript in accordance with the recommendations of editors and reviewers. The revised manuscript will be sent back to the original reviewers for a second round of reviews. After considering their comments and recommendations, the main editor will decide whether the revised manuscript is ready to be published, or needs to be revised further.
Rejection A rejected manuscript is not suitable for publication in the JIIS.


Article 8 (Revision Period)
A paper requiring revisions should be resubmitted within two months of the request for revisions. A paper whose author fails to meet the deadline for revision will be automatically rejected without further process.

Article 9 (Revision Request)
Even in the case of an article accepted for publication, the editor-in-chief may stop the publication process and request revisions if further improvement and correction are needed or if (part of) the submission infringes Editorial Policy.


Chapter Ⅳ: Editing Guidelines
Article 1 (Publication)
1. The Editorial Board may make revision request with regards to the Editorial Policy and the format guidelines even after the manuscript is accepted for publication.
2. The Editorial Board decides when the accepted manuscripts will be published.
3. The “fast-track” papers take priority of publication when the papers are accepted for publication.

Article 2 (Journal)
The Journal of Intelligence and Information Systems publishes quarterly. Publication is made on the last day of March, June, September, and December each year. Special issues can also be published if necessary.

Article 3 (Copyrights)
1. All the authors of the accepted manuscripts must sign a statement of copyright transfer, and submit the scanned image of it via an E-mail before the publication.
2. Copyrights of the published papers on the Journal of Intelligence and Information Systems belong to the KIISS. All legal issues related to copyrights are in charge of the author.
3. To make digital and/or hard copy of part or all of the published materials is prohibited without the permission of the KIISS.

Article 4 (Decision on the Unspecified Matters)
Important decisions regarding what is not specified in this Editorial Policy are entrusted to the Editorial Board.


Chapter Ⅴ: Fees Guidelines
Article 1 (Submission Fees)
There is no submission fee to submit a manuscript.

Article 2 (Publication Fees)
Publication charge for accepted “Regular-track” papers is KRW 300,000, whereas KRW 500,000 for “Fast-track” papers. The papers that contain funding acknowledgements is additionally charged KRW 100,000. The authors must make payment before the publication.

Article 3 (Account)
The authors should make payment to the following bank account.
Woori Bank 1005-402-442960
(Account Holder: Korean Intelligent Information Systems Society)


Chapter Ⅵ: Writing Guidelines
Article 1
Manuscripts must be prepared using Microsoft Word or Hangul software and should not exceed 30 A4 pages. The margin settings of a page should be 3cm for the top and the bottom, and 2.3cm for the left and the right.

Article 2
On the first page of a manuscript, title, authors’ name, authors’ affiliation, E-mail address, and the corresponding authors of the work ought to be provided. From the second page on, the title, contents, reference, and the appendix are provided orderly. Abstract and key words must be offered. Abstract should contain 600 to 800 words.

Article 3
When a manuscript is accepted for publication, authors will be asked to email an electronic form of author biographies, portrait photographs, and the final version of the work to the editor-in-chief.

Article 4
Academic terminology is to be translated into Korean as much as possible; but if not allowed, English expressions are acceptable. Proper nouns such as the name of a specific person or a place must be provided in their original language. If the term appears in Korean, its English counterparts can also appear in the parenthesis, as the Example 1 below. This principle is applied only when the paper is written in Korean.

<Example 1>
전문가시스템(Expert System)

Article 5
All the tables and the figures must be provided in English. All table numbers and the titles of the tables are placed above the tables, aligned middle (e.g., <Table 1> Table Title ), All figure numbers and the titles of the figures are placed right down to the figures, aligned middle (e.g., <Figure 1> Figure Title).

Article 6
All references (including Korean references) must be provided in English at the end of a manuscript and ordered alphabetically. Reference should be of the format as the examples below.

1) In case of periodicals
Author name (last name comes first in case of the first author; initial letters of first names come first in case of the coauthors), Title (quotation marks should be given), Journal title (Italic style), Volume, Number, Year (should be included in parenthesis), pages (“pp.” form is not allowed).

<Example 2>
Lee, J. H., B. R. Kim and M. Y. Park, “Knowledge-based Model Management Systems”, Decision Support System, Vol.3, No.2 (1994), 65~82.

2) Non-periodicals
Author name, Book title (Italic style), Edition (in case of more than two editions), Publisher, Published region, Year.

<Example 3>
Kim, C. S. and J. H. Lee, Syntactic Pattern Recognition, Prentice-Hall, New Jersey, 1985.

3) Electronic References
Author name, Title (Italic style), Publisher, Year. Available at URL (Accessed/Downloaded Date).

<Example 4>
Rohlf, F. J., tpsDig Version 2.10, Department of Ecology and Evolution, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2006. Available at http://life.bio.sunysb.edu/morph/ (Downloaded 29 September, 2008).

4) Other Languages
Citations written in other languages are to be provided appropriately with regards to the above principles.

Article 7
References in text should be of the format as the following example.

<Example 5>
“… … solve business problems (Park, 1994). Thus, this is … (Lee et al., 1994). However, because it has widely been deemed (Choi, 1990; Kim and Lee, 1985), it is … .”


Addendum
1. This policy comes into force on June 1, 2012.


Addendum
1. This revised policy comes into force on March 1, 2014.


Addendum
1. This revised policy comes into force on September 1, 2014.


Addendum
1. This revised policy comes into force on April 1, 2015.


Addendum
1. This revised policy comes into force on April 1, 2016.