*Please choose your purpose from below.
Introduction of Online Submission
It is our pleasure to announce that we have introduced online submission system, ScholarOne Manuscript, for submission/review process in IJAT. The new submission site is working at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/IJAT. All submissions/reviews should be performed at the online site. Please refer to the following guides.If you have any trouble or inquiries, please feel free to contact us via IJAT contact form. We all look forward to your submission. Thank you.
IJAT Editorial Office, July 1, 2015
Submit a Manuscript
Manuscripts are accepted for consideration by the Internation Journal of Automation Technology (IJAT) with the understanding that they represent original material, have not been published previously, are not being considered for publication elsewhere, and have been approved by each author.
The following types of IJAT contributions are peer-reviewed:
- Papers (Research Paper/Technical Paper)
- Development Reports
- Notes / News
All forms of published corrections may also be peer-reviewed at the discretion of the editors.
The language for contributions in English or Japanese.
To clarify research positioning and purpose, authors should survey international literatures, including IJAT publications, and list at least 20 or more references before submission. It is strongly recommended that authors include IJAT publications in references.
All IJAT papers can be freely searched (by title, author, keywords, year etc) and downloaded for free from this site (need to create your account).
*When you refer to IJAT papers in references, please use following description as a journal title:
Int. J. Automation Technol.
To submit your paper
Please submit your paper electronically (PDF file is preferred) at
IJAT submission site：http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijat
You need to create account before submission. Receipt mail will be sent immediately to your e-mail address when your submission is successfully received. Please refer to the following manual.
Other details: http://mchelp.manuscriptcentral.com/gethelpnow/
If you have any trouble or inquiries, please feel free to contact us via IJAT contact form
Paper format for submission
Contributors are required to use following LaTeX format or MS WORD format in IJAT style.
[LaTeX format for IJAT Articles]
The above compressed files also contain manual (texManual.pdf) and template (template.tex) files, in addition to .cls and .clo files.
[MS WORD format for IJAT Articles]
Instructions for Contributors
Please confirm the following documents in advance. Here is general information of IJAT.
About peer-review process
All submitted manuscripts are sent to two anonymous referees who evaluate them for originality, validity, novelty, methodology, correct citation of relevant work, and the importance of content and conclusions.
The time required for review depends on referee response – usually within 1.5 - 2 months. In rare cases taking a few weeks longer, it may have been difficult to find a second referee.
When reviews are completed, authors receive referee's comments and a decision of acceptance, conditional acceptance with minor revisions, revision and resubmission due to the need for major revisions, or nonacceptance.
Revised manuscripts are returned to initial referees, who may request further revision. Once referees receive and confirm papers, they make a final decision on acceptance or nonacceptance. This decision is then reported to authors.
Page Charge and Reprints
Pagecharge (Publication fee) is required for publication. This is mandatory publication fee for all authors.
The final page charges are determined by the actual number of pages published in IJAT, including the authors' profiles.
The color printing fee is extra 21,000 yen per color page, irrespective of the number of figures contained.
Reprints can be ordered in multiples of 50 at the price of (50 yen) × (number of reprints), regardless of the number of printed pages and of whether the article contains color pages or not.
You need shipping cost.
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Required Documents (After Acceptance)
When a manuscript is accepted, Author needs to submit the following documents to editorial office promptly (online) according to the following instruction. All materials should be submitted online in electronic files.
- Page charge agreement and reprint order form: scanned file
- Copyright transfer form: scanned file
- Electronic file for paper manuscript (MSWord with its PDF file, or TeX)
- Figure files (MSWord, Excel, Powerpoint, JPG, TIFF or EPS format)
- References (include in the paper manuscript)
- Keywords (include in the paper manuscript)
- Profile for each author (electronic file)
- Authors’ photos (include in above profile)
(Template files for 1,2,7 can be downloaded below)
Please submit above materials to https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijat
Those above formats are availabel below.
Materials for submission
[MS Word format]