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Scientific Programming

impact factor 2012 1.036
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22; 4 issues
Last issue (21:1-2) online on 5 August 2013
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21:3 scheduled for October 2013
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Scientific Programming provides a meeting ground for research results in, and practical experience with, software engineering environments, tools, languages, and models of computation aimed specifically at supporting scientific and engineering computing.

Scientific Programming brings together in one place developments that are found in a wide variety of journals, conference proceedings and informal society journals.

Scientific Programming publishes papers on language, compiler and programming environment issues for scientific computing. Of particular interest are contributions to programming and software engineering for grid computing, high performance computing, processing very large data sets, supercomputing, visualization and parallel computing. All languages used in scientific programming as well as scientific programming libraries are within the scope of the journal.

Ron Perrott FACM
Oxford e-Research Centre
7 Keble Road
Oxford OX1 3QG
United Kingdom 
Tel: +44(0)2890667893
Email: perrott@acm.org

Boleslaw Szymanski
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 Eight Street
Troy, NY 12180-3590
Tel.: +1 518 276 2714
Fax:+1 518 276 4033
Email: szymansk@cs.rpi.edu

Associate Editors
Techniques and Experiences
Omer F. Rana
School of Computer Science & Informatics,
Cardiff University, 5 The Parade,
Cardiff CF24 3AA
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 29 2087 5542
Fax: +44 29 2087 4598
Email: o.f.rana@cs.cardiff.ac.uk

Languages and Paradigms
Barbara Chapman
Department of Computer Science
University of Houston
4800 Calhounroad
Houston, TX 77204-3010
Tel.: +1 713 743 3354
Fax:+1 713 743 3335
Email: chapman@cs.uh.edu

Software and Book Reviews
Eugene Miya
NASA Ames Research Center
MS 202-3
Moffett Field, CA 94035
Tel.: +1 650 604 4407
Fax:+1 650 604 4036
Email: eugene@nas.nasa.gov

Damian Rouson
Center for Computational Earth and Environmental Sciences
Stanford University
397 Panama Mall
Mitchell Building, Rm. 323
Stanford, CA 94305-2215
Email: rouson@stanford.edu

Grid and Cloud Computing
Ewa Deelman
USC, Information Sciences Institute
4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 1001
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Tel.: +1 310 448 8408
Fax:+1 310 823 6714
E-mail: deelman@isi.edu

Editorial Advisory Board
D. Abramson, Australia
S. Benkner, Austria
F. Bodin, France
L. Bouge, France
J. Dongarra, USA
J-L. Gaudiot, USA
V. Getov, United Kingdom
J. Gurd, United Kingdom
J.K. Hollingsworth, USA
T. Hey, United Kingdom
C. Lengauer, Germany
B. Mohr, Germany
C.D. Norton, USA
A. Omondi, United Kingdom
C. Ozturan, Turkey
C.M. Pancake, USA
J. Prins, USA
T. Rauber, Germany
E. Santos, USA
H. Simon, USA
H. Sips, The Netherlands
A. Sussman, USA
R. Thakur, USA
M. Valero, Spain
J. Węglarz, Poland
R. Wismüller, Germany
M. Zaki, USA


Authors are requested to submit their manuscript electronically to the journal’s editorial management system.
Note that the manuscript should be uploaded as one file with tables and figures included. This file can be a Word document, a PDF, or a zip file.

By submitting a paper to Scientific Programming, the submitting author certifies that (i) all authors contributed significantly to the paper, (ii) no person with significant contributions has been omitted from the list of authors or list of acknowledged persons, (iii) sources of external funding have been revealed in the acknowledgment section, (iv) all preliminary/initial versions of the paper have been submitted to the editors for review, (v) the paper is not and will not be submitted to any other journal until the review process is completed or paper is withdrawn and (vi) the author have read and agree to the journal’s copyright agreement.

Review Policy
Each paper submitted to Scientific Programming is initially examined to determine which of the journal’s main topics the paper’s subject area falls into. An Associate Editor or Editor in Chief will then handle the reviewing process. At least two independent researchers are contacted and provided with an overview of the paper to see if they are willing to carry out a review and also to agree to provide a review with a fixed time period.  Each reviewer is sent a review template with a fixed number of questions about the paper e.g., figures, references, format etc. plus sections for comments on the paper for the author and comments for the Editors’ eyes only. The Editor will then assimilate the comments and make a decision on what actions need to be taken, e.g. reject, accept with minor/major revisions or accept. This process may be iterated several times.

Required files for final submissions
After the article has been accepted, the authors should submit the final version as source files, including a word processor file of the text, such as Word or LateX (If using LaTeX, please use the standard article.sty as a style file and also send a PDF version of the LaTeX file).

Paper submission is also accepted. In that case authors should submit 3 copies of their manuscript as well as a floppy disk containing the electronic files of the paper to one of the two Editors in Chief.

Colour figures
It is possible to have figures printed in colour, provided the cost of their reproduction is paid for by the author. See Preparation of Manuscripts for the required file formats.

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Organization of the paper and style of presentation
Manuscripts must be written in English. Authors whose native language is not English are advised to seek the advice of a native English speaker, before submitting their manuscripts.

International Science Editing offers a language and copyediting service to all scientists who want to publish their manuscript in scientific peer-reviewed periodicals and books.

Manuscripts should be prepared with wide margins and double spacing throughout, including the abstract, footnotes and references. Every page of the manuscript, including the title page, references, tables, etc., should be numbered. However, in the text no reference should be made to page numbers; if necessary, one may refer to sections. Try to avoid the excessive use of italics and bold face.

Manuscripts should be organized in the following order:

  • Title page
  • Body of text (divided by subheadings)
  • Acknowledgements
  • References

Headings and subheadings should be numbered and typed on a separate line, without indentation.
SI units should be used, i.e., the units based on the metre, kilogramme, second, etc.

Title page
The title page should provide the following information:

  • Title (should be clear, descriptive and not too long)
  • Name(s) of author(s); please indicate who is the corresponding author
  • Full affiliation(s)
  • Present address of author(s), if different from affiliation
  • Complete address of corresponding author, including tel. no., fax no. and e-mail address
  • Abstract; should be clear, descriptive, self-explanatory and not longer than 200 words, it should also be suitable for publication in abstracting services
  • Keywords

Number as Table 1, Table 2 etc, and refer to all of them in the text.
Each table should have a brief and self-explanatory title.
Column headings should be brief, but sufficiently explanatory. Standard abbreviations of units of measurement should be added between parentheses.
Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Leave some extra space between the columns instead.
Any explanations essential to the understanding of the table should be given in footnotes at the bottom of the table.


Place citations as numbers in square brackets in the text. All publications cited in the text should be presented in an alphabetical list of references at the end of the manuscript in the following style:

[1] B. Newman and E.T. Liu, Perspective on BRCA1, Breast Disease 10 (1998), 3-10.
[2] D.F. Pilkey, Happy conservation laws, in: Neural Stresses, J. Frost, ed., Controlled Press, Georgia, 1995, pp. 332-391.
[3] E. Wilson, Active vibration analysis of thin-walled beams, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Virginia, 1991.

Footnotes should only be used if absolutely essential. In most cases it is possible to incorporate the information in the text.
If used, they should be numbered in the text, indicated by superscript numbers and kept as short as possible.

Number figures as Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc and refer to all of them in the text.
Colour figures can be included, provided the cost of their reproduction is paid for by the author.
For the file formats of the figures please take the following into account:

  • Line art should be have a minimum resolution of 600 dpi, save as EPS or TIFF
  • Grayscales (incl photos) should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi (no lettering), or 500 dpi (when there is lettering); save as tiff
  • Do not save figures as JPEG, this format may lose information in the process
  • Do not use figures taken from the Internet, the resolution will be too low for printing
  • Do not use colour in your figures if they are to be printed in black & white, as this will reduce the print quality (note that in software often the default is colour, you should change the settings)
  • For figures that should be printed in colour, please send a CMYK encoded EPS or TIFF

Figures should be designed with the format of the page of the journal in mind. They should be of such a size as to allow a reduction of 50%.
On maps and other figures where a scale is needed, use bar scales rather than numerical ones, i.e., do not use scales of the type 1:10,000. This avoids problems if the figures need to be reduced.
Each figure should have a self-explanatory caption. The captions to all figures should be typed on a separate sheet of the manuscript.
Photographs are only acceptable if they have good contrast and intensity.


Copyright of your article
Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that they have read and agreed to the terms of the IOS Press Author Copyright Agreement.

Quoting from other publications
An author, when quoting from someone else's work or when considering reproducing figures or table from a book or journal article, should make sure that he is not infringing a copyright. Although in general an author may quote from other published works, he should obtain permission from the holder of the copyright if he wishes to make substantial extracts or to reproduce tables, plates or other figures. If the copyright holder is not the author of the quoted or reproduced material, it is recommended that the permission of the author should also be sought. Material in unpublished letters and manuscripts is also protected and must not be published unless permission has been obtained. Submission of a paper will be interpreted as a statement that the author has obtained all the necessary permission. A suitable acknowledgement of any borrowed material must always be made.



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