Submission Instructions for initial manuscripts, revised versions and
accepted manuscripts

This is a summary of and addtional information on the submission process described on the Wiley-Blackwell web site.

Length. Submissions must be between 5,000 and 15,000 words long, not including title, figures, tables, and references. Authors of longer submissions may be asked to shorten them before they can be considered for review.

Focal topics. Submissions must be on one (or more) of the focal topics of the journal. Authors should indicate which focal topics their submission addresses in their cover letter. Prospective authors are welcome to send by email to the contact address of the journal an abstract or full manuscript (in confidence) to the editors in chief to inquire about the suitability of their manuscript for formal submission.

Validation. Papers published in CI must contain a substantial validation of their claims, either as a theoretical development (proofs), or as a thorough experimental evaluation and detailed comparison with existing methods, demonstrating the significance of the proposed methods. Conceptual frameworks that lack such validation are not acceptable.

For papers published elsewhere, it is required that the special issue versions be substantially different from their already published forms. New proofs, theories or experimental results would qualify, while extending referenced literature, or slightly changing the writing would not. As a guideline, there should be at least 30% new research results in the journal version compared to a prior conference or workshop version.

To submit a paper, please visit our online submission site at:
Computational Intelligence Submission Site

Submission of a paper (initial or revised) consists of:
- The paper in pdf format, with file designation "main document" AND
- The source files (MSWord or LaTeX). In the case of LaTeX, upload all the .tex files, the figures, the .bib files and any style files used as individual files. File designation for the files should be "Supplementary file not for review"

- A cover letter to the reviewers detailing how their specific comments were addressed, relating the comments with sections and page numbers of the revised manuscript.

Note on major revisions: If the problems with the original manuscript that led to a "major revision" decision persist in the revised manuscript, a "reject" decision will be taken on the revised manuscript.

Detailed formatting instructions are available at our Wiley-Blackwell web site.
Papers typeset in LaTeX should use the standard article style.

SUBMISSION OF AN ACCEPTED MANUSCRIPT

A manuscript will not be unconditionally accepted unless the source files (MSWord or LaTeX) have been submitted with the final version. The pdf version of the final accepted manuscript is not sufficient.

If the source files of a manuscript are missing, it will be accepted subject to minor revisions, to allow the authors to upload the source files to Manuscript Central as a new revision. In such a case, authors should submit the following:

1. The paper in pdf format, with file designation "main document" AND
2. The source files (MSWord or LaTeX). In the case of LaTeX, upload all the .tex files, the figures, the .bib files and any style files used as individual files. File designation for the files should be "Supplementary file not for review"
3.
The filled out, signed and scanned copyright transfer agreement. Please scan and upload your signed Copyright Transfer Agreement. Please designate the file as “Additional File NOT for Review and NOT for publication”.

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