JIIS Instructions to Authors

(edited for WWW by Gio Wiederhold, Feb.1995)

(Kluwer Publications)

Guidelines for Authors in Special Issues

These are the Instructions for Authors for selected papers. This information may also be useful to prospective authors


Integrating Artificial Intelligence and Database Technologies

Note: October 5 1995

Dear submitter,
I am afraid I am still fighting late reviewers, but have to close out the issue soon, this coming weekend. That means that there may be by default some negative results, since as editoe I don't want to be the main decider about acceptance or not. Papers for which no decision can be reached by this weekend may stay, if authors wish, in the submit queue for JIIS, but it becomes unlikely that they can get into the special I3 issue.
Gio Wiederhold


Authors are encouraged to submit high quality, original work that has neither appeared in, nor is under consideration by, other journals. The mission of the JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS: Integrating Artificial Intelligence and Database Technologies is to present research and development focused on the integration of Artificial Intelligence and Database Management technologies to provide models, architectures, tools and techniques for the next generation of systems -- Intelligent Information Systems. The journal focuses on the creation of information systems that exhibit intelligent behavior and embody intelligence in their reasoning and management processes. The journals is an archival, peer-reviewed, technical journal publishing high-quality, state-of-the- art papers (*research papers *invited papers *workshop and conference reports *survey and tutorial articles *book reviews)


  • Authors should submit 4 hard copies of their complete manuscript to the Special Issue Editor.
  • Enclose a separate page specifying the title and giving the preferred address of the contact author for correspondence. Please include a telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address.


  • After notification by the Special Issue Editor, authors should submit ONE hard copy of their complete manuscript to:

    For prompt attention, all correspondence should be directed to this address.

  • Enclose a separate page specifying the title and giving the preferred address of the contact author for correspondence and return of proofs. Please include a telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address.
  • Enclose a brief biographical sketch for each author.
  • Authors should try to keep the length of the paper (including figures) about 30 double-spaced pages (about 15,000 words).
  • All papers should be written in English.


  • Typeset (10pt font), double or 1 1/2 space; use one side of sheet only (laser printed, typewritten and good quality duplication acceptable).
  • Use an informative title for the paper.
  • List all authors, in the form first name, middle initial, last name, followed by mailing address(es) and email address(es).
  • Include an abstract of 100 to 250 words at the head of the manuscript. The abstract should be a carefully worded description of the problem addressed, the key ideas introduced, and the results.
  • List from three to five keywords. Some typical keyword examples are: deductive database, machine learning, user interface, adaptive systems, distributed systems, and Petri nets.
  • Provide a separate double-spaced sheet listing all numbered foot-notes in order. Acknowledgement of financial support may be given if appropriate.
  • References should be complete and appear in a separate bibliography at the end of the paper. They should be listed in alphabetical order by authors names, with the year (possibly with a/b/...) in parentheses following the author(s) names(s). They should be referred to in the text by [Author, year1(a/b/...); citation2Author, year2;...] STYLE FOR BOOKS: Author(s) last name followed by initials, for each author, year (possibly with a/b/c for multiple publications in one year, title, publisher, year of publication.

    EXAMPLES AS FOLLOWS: (sections within {} should be italicized - and the brackets {} not included)


    (Journal Paper)

      Aha, D.W., Kibler, D., and Albert, M.K. (1991). "Instance-Based Learning Algorithms", {Machine Learning} Vol. 6-1, pp. 37-66.


      Lee, S., and Shin, Y.G. (1991). Assembly Coplanner: Cooperative Assembly Planner Based on Subassembly Extraction. In Homem de Mello, L.S., and Lee, Sukhan (Eds.), {Computer-Aided Mechanical Assembly Planning}. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, MA.

      Salzberg, S. (1990). {Learning With Nested Generalized Exemplars}, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, MA.

    (Conference Proceedings)

      Witkin, A. (1983) "Scales space filtering," in {Proc. Int. Joint Conf. Artif. Intell.}, Karlsruhe, West Germany, pp. 1019-1021.

    Use in text:

    • ... assembler (Aha, et al. 1991).
    • ... in (Lee & Shin,1991; Witkin, 1983), it is shown ...
    • ... as Salzberg (1990) argues....
    • Type or mark mathematical expressions exactly as they should appear in print. In word-processor manuscripts, use appropriate typefaces. Otherwise, journal style and the corresponding indication for equations is as follows: variables, italic type (indicated by underline); constants, Roman font type, matrices and vectors, boldface type (indicated by wavy underline). It will be assumed that letters in equations are to be set in italic type unless you mark them otherwise. All letter symbols in text discussion must be marked if they should be italic or boldface.


  • Originals for illustrations should be sharp, noise-free, and of good contrast. We regret that we cannot provide drafting or art service.
  • Line drawings should be in laser printer output or in India ink on paped. Use 8 1/2 X 11 inch size sheets if possible, to simplify handling of the manuscript.
  • Each figure should be mentioned in the text, and numbered consecutively using Arabic Numerals. Specify the desired location of each figure in the text, but place the figure itself on a separate page following the text.
  • Number each table consecutively using Arabic Numerals. Please label any material that can be typeset as a table, reserving the term "figure" for material that has been drawn. Specify the desired location of each table in the text, but place the table itself on a separate page following the text. Type a brief title below each table.
  • Provide a separate sheet listing all figure captions, in proper style for the typesetter, e.g., "Fig. 3. Examples of the fault coverage of random vectors in (a) combinational and (b) sequential circuits."
  • All lettering should be large enough to permit legible reduction (at least 10pt.).
  • Photographs should be glossy prints, of good contrast and gradation, and any reasonable size. We will publish full color photographs, but only with the authors understanding and acceptance that they will be expected to finance the extra cost of the color reproduction.
  • Number each original lightly, in pencil, on the back so that they may be matched up correctly with the Table and Figure locations in the text.

    NOTE: JIIS final manuscripts should be preferably prepared using LaTeX macros and submitted electronically. LaTeX macros can be accessed as follows:

    From Internet:

    JIIS is a small journal as compared to a two-column large journal. So you should "mget smj*"


    Page proofs for articles to be included in a journal issue will be sent to the contact author for proofing, unless otherwise informed. The proofread copy should be received back by the Publisher within 72 hours.


    It is the policy of Kluwer Academic Publishers to own the copyright of all contributions it publishes. To comply with the U.S. Copyright Law, authors are required to sign a copyright transfer form before publication. This form returns to authors and their employers full rights to reuse their material for their own purposes. Authors must submit a signed copy of this form with their manuscript.


    First-named authors will be entitled to 25 free reprints of their paper.