This month, ScienceWatch.com named
the International Journal of Innovative Computing
Information and Control (IJICIC) as a
Rising Star among journals in the field of Computer
Science. According to Essential Science Indicators
Reuters, the journal's current record in this field
includes 417 papers cited a total of 556 times. Founded
in 2004, IJICIC is published by ICIC
In the interview below, we talk with IJICIC's
Editor-in-Chief, Professor Peng Shi, about the
journal's history and citation record.
Did you expect IJICIC to become
highly cited, or is this surprising to you?
The editorial team has been working extremely hard to ensure that the
published papers in IJICIC are of high quality, representing the
up-to-date advancements in the fields of advanced computing techniques,
intelligent systems and information processing, and novel automatic control
methodologies. We did expect IJICIC to be one of the top-tier
journals in the word, as the papers published are highly cited, well
recognized, and widely received and respected.
How would you account for the high citation rate
"IJICIC serves as a
cross-disciplinary journal which fills the
gaps among computer, information, and control
The journal's success comes thanks to all the editorial board members'
effort, all the reviewers' time and voluntary work, and the recognition to
the IJICIC from people, who have submitted a great number of
papers to us from which we could select papers of the highest possible
Would you give us a brief history of the
IJICIC was initiated in 2004, and the publication started in 2005
for four issues, then it was expanded to six issues in 2006-2007. Now, it
publishes 12 issues per year, which includes some special issues per volume
on some burning issues in the scientific communities.
What historical factors have contributed to the success
IJICIC started in 2005, so its history is short, if not very
short. If there are any historical factors contributing to the current
status of IJICIC, probably it was lack
of cross-disciplinary journals at that time, covering computer
science, information science, and control science.
Have there been specific developments in the fields
served by IJICIC that may have contributed?
IJICIC serves as a cross-disciplinary journal which fills the gaps
among computer, information, and control sciences. In particular, the
papers published in the journal have been highly cited for their
originality and creativity.
What, in your view, is this journal’s main
significance or contribution in the field of Computer
The main contribution of IJICIC to the field of Computer Science
is the publication of a number of highly cited papers in watermarking
techniques, image-processing techniques, coding theory, and some novel
computing algorithms, which provide some new directions in the above
How do you see your field(s) evolving in the next few
There will be more developments on novel information processing, network
security, data transformation, and hiding techniques.
What role do you see for your journal?
The long-term goal would be to make IJICIC become an
internationally recognized leading journal in the fields of computing
science, intelligent systems, and automation. To do this, we will further
increase the quality of the journal by inviting world-leading experts in
the above areas to publish their work in the journal, and only accept the
best of the best submissions. Also, we will try to further reduce the
submission-publication time period, and publish up-to-date breakthrough
results as soon as we possibly can. In such a way, IJICIC can be
further promoted worldwide, becoming a valuable reference for academia,
scientists, engineers, and postgraduates.
International Journal of Innovative Computing Information and
Control (IJICIC) Peng Shi, Editor-in-Chief
ICIC International, publishers