Before You Begin: Ethics in Publishing

All authors are supposed to submit the manuscript containing original contents. The manuscript which has not been simultaneously submitted to, nor published in any other publication channels, solely can be accepted. If the same paper is found appearing or published in any other publication, the paper will be automatically rejected. The paper previously published in other minor publications such as conference, workshop, seminar, or proceedings can be eligible for being reviewed and published in JIIS. However, we require that the paper be substantially revised with at least 30% new contents which have never been published in the previous publications. Even though the new results from the conference paper are not required, the revised manuscript version should include expansion of key ideas, examples, explanations, figures, tables, and so on. In this case, the manuscript should indicate its previously published conference name and date as a footnote in the left bottom of the first page. We strictly prohibit plagiarism and self-plagiarism. If plagiarism is found in a paper in review or in the publication, the Research Ethics Committee of KIISS (Korea Intelligent Information Systems Society) will immediately investigate the case. The severe penalty will be imposed on the author(s) related to the plagiarism case based on the investigation.

The ethical code of conduct of KIISS can be found at the Web site of KIISS (Link#1) or downloaded (Link#2). Also, the author(s) should comply with International Standard Publication Ethics.

Submission Guidelines

1. Content and Publication Type
The Editorial Board accepts original papers of research articles, case studies, and other invited papers on the intelligent information systems in the field of business.

JIIS offers three manuscript types as follows :

  • Regular paper
    A regular paper usually reports the results of original research. Rigorous research model, and empirical evidence that support the model are generally required for a regular paper. The page limit of a regular paper is 30 A4 pages.
  • Concise paper
    A concise paper presents results that are important and original in a concise manner. In a concise paper, the empirical validation of the proposed research model can be skipped. And, 10 to 15 A4 pages are recommended as the length of a concise paper. In order to submit a concise paper to JIIS, the paper must be written in English.
  • Case study
    A case study describes a detailed and in-depth investigation of the actual experiences of applying intelligent technologies to organizations. It may be subjective, and both quantitative and qualitative research methods can be used. The page limit of a case study is 30 A4 pages.

2. Submission and Correspondence
Manuscripts should be submitted to the Editorial Board electronically through KIISS submission system ( → Manuscript Submission). Contributors must submit the result of the KCI similarity test ( together with the manuscript, and the manuscripts whose similarity rate is less than 10% are only accepted for the further review process. The authors can send enquiry on submission to Manuscript Editor( or Manager (E-mail., Tel. +82-2-3295-0997, Office. Ewha-Shinsegae Hall Rm. B105, 52 Ewhayeodae-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03760, Republic of Korea).

3. Qualification
At least one of the authors should be a lifetime member of the KIISS or a regular member for the year that has completed payment of a membership fee. The only exception is when the authors are invited.

4. Indication
The authors should indicate “Fast-track” on the cover of a manuscript if they would like to go through a fast-track review process.

5. Prohibition of Dual Submissions
The authors should certify that the manuscript has not been published previously nor is currently submitted for publication elsewhere.

6. Responsibilities
All legal responsibilities and duties about the contents of the manuscript belong to the authors.
The authors should comply with the Korean Intelligent Information Systems Society Code of Conduct, and International Standard Publication Ethics.

7. Copyrights
All the authors of the accepted manuscripts must sign a statement of copyright transfer (Link), and submit it via Fax or E-mail before the publication. Copyrights of the published papers on the Journal of Intelligence and Information Systems belong to the KIISS. All legal issues related to copyrights are in charge of the author. To make digital and/or hard copy of part or all of the published materials is prohibited without the permission of the KIISS.

8. No Return Policy
Submitted manuscripts are not to be returned.

Writing Guidelines

1. Manuscripts must be prepared using Microsoft Word or Hangul Word Processor (HWP), and should not exceed 30 A4 pages (in the case of ‘Concise Paper’, 15 A4 pages). The margin settings of a page should be 3cm for the top and the bottom, and 2.3cm for the left and the right

2. On the first page of a manuscript, title, authors’ name, authors’ affiliation, E-mail address, and the corresponding authors of the work ought to be provided. From the second page on, the title, contents, reference, and the appendix are provided orderly. Abstract and key words must be offered. Abstract should contain 600 to 800 words.

3. When a manuscript is accepted for publication, authors will be asked to email an electronic form of author biographies, portrait photographs, and the final version of the work to the editor-in-chief.

4. Academic terminology is to be translated into Korean as much as possible; but if not allowed, English expressions are acceptable. Proper nouns such as the name of a specific person or a place must be provided in their original language. If the term appears in Korean, its English counterparts can also appear in the parenthesis, as the Example 1 below. This principle is applied only when the paper is written in Korean.

[Example 1]
전문가시스템(Expert System)

5. All the tables and the figures must be provided in English. All table numbers and the titles of the tables are placed above the tables, aligned middle (e.g., <Table 1> Table Title ), All figure numbers and the titles of the figures are placed right down to the figures, aligned middle (e.g., <Figure 1> Figure Title).

6. All references (including Korean references) must be provided in English at the end of a manuscript and ordered alphabetically. Reference should be of the format as the examples below.

1) In case of periodicals
Author name (last name comes first in case of the first author; initial letters of first names come first in case of the coauthors), Title (quotation marks should be given), Journal title (Italic style), Volume, Number, Year (should be included in parenthesis), pages (“pp.” form is not allowed).

[Example 2]
Lee, J. H., B. R. Kim and M. Y. Park, “Knowledge-based Model Management Systems”, Decision Support System, Vol.3, No.2 (1994), 65~82.

2) Non-periodicals
Author name, Book title (Italic style), Edition (in case of more than two editions), Publisher, Published region, Year.

[Example 3]
Kim, C. S. and J. H. Lee, Syntactic Pattern Recognition, Prentice-Hall, New Jersey, 1985.

3) Electronic References
Author name, Title (Italic style), Publisher, Year. Available at URL (Accessed/Downloaded Date).

[Example 4]
Rohlf, F. J., tpsDig Version 2.10, Department of Ecology and Evolution, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2006. Available at (Downloaded 29 September, 2008).

4) Other Languages
Citations written in other languages are to be provided appropriately with regards to the above principles.

7. References in text should be of the format as the following example.

[Example 5]
“… … solve business problems (Park, 1994). Thus, this is … (Lee et al., 1994). However, because it has widely

Templates for Manuscript
Hangul Word Processor (HWP) JIISsample.hwp
Microsoft Word (97-2003) JIISsample.doc
Microsoft Word (2007 or later) JIISsample.docx

Before submitting a manuscript to JIIS, it is recommended to fill out the checklist for original article (Link).

Review Guidelines

1. Area Screening
The associate editor first screens the submission to assess whether the subject area of a manuscript is suited to the Journal of Intelligence and Information Systems. The assessment includes the plagiarism check. The editor-in-chief decides the area suitability of the submission after considering the opinion of the associate editor after the first screening.

2. Designate Editor
After the area screening, the associate editor designates an editor with a high level of expertise in the topic area of the paper.

3. Review Committee
The designated editor nominates two reviewers who can impartially review the manuscript.

4. Double-blind Policy
The identity of authors is concealed from the reviewers and vice versa.

5. Review Period
The authors of the “fast-track” manuscripts are notified of the review results within two weeks after the initial submission, and “regular-track” manuscripts are decided within two months.

6. Review Criteria and Guidelines
The designated reviewers should conduct a review within deadline in accordance with the following criteria and guidelines.

No. Review criteria Checklist
1 Relevance · The topic of the study suits to the aims and scope of the journal and the interests of its audience.
· The study addresses important problems or issues in the field of the research.
· The study contributes to something new and valuable to the literature.
2 Research Background and Objective · The introduction builds a logical context for the problem statement.
· The research objective is clear and well articulated.
· The research questions (research hypotheses, if applicable) are clear, concise, and complete.
3 Reference to the Literature and Documentation · The literature review is up-to-date and complete.
· The number of references and the selection of them are appropriate.
· The literature is critically appraised.
· Referred literature is cited appropriately and accurately.
4 Research Design · The research design suits to the research objective.
· The research design is clearly described in detail.
· The research design has internal and external validity.
5 Data Analysis · The data set for the analysis is sufficiently described or referenced.
· The quality and quantity of the data set are appropriate to the research objective and design.
· Data analysis procedure conforms to the research design, and it is sufficiently described.
· Statistical methods are appropriately used.
6 Discussion and Conclusion · The conclusions are complete and clearly stated.
· The interpretations of the results are appropriate (not misleading).
· Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.
· The limitations and future research directions are discussed.
7 Title, Abstract, and Key Words · Title is clear, concise, and informative.
· The abstract is complete; it should include research objective, design, analysis, findings, and originality/value.
· The key words captures the essentials of the study.
8 Presentation and Documentation · The manuscript is well organized.
· The text is well written and easy to understand.
· The vocabulary is appropriate.
· The tables and figures are clearly presented, and agree with the text.
9 Ethical Conduct · There are no apparent instances of plagiarism.
· Ideas and materials of others are correctly acknowledged.
· There is no apparent conflict of interests.

7. Review Results and Procedures
· A manuscript is accepted for publication once all reviewers have recommended that it be accepted. If some or all of the reviewers believe that it is not suitable, the editor-in-chief of JIIS will use the main editor’s comments to determine the review result and notify the author.
· The four possible review results are the following: “acceptance,” “acceptance after minor revisions,” “acceptance after major revisions,” and “rejection.” The table below lists procedures to be followed after each of the four review results.

Review result Procedure to be followed
Acceptance A decision to accept means that the editorial board of JIIS accepts the manuscript in its present form with no further modifications. In this case, the manuscript will not be reviewed further by editors or reviewers.
Acceptance after minor revisions A manuscript requiring minor revisions is accepted conditionally; the author(s) should revise the manuscript in accordance with the recommendations of editors and reviewers. When the revised manuscript is ready, only the main editor will review it again to decide whether it is suitable for publication.
Acceptance after major revisions A manuscript requiring major revisions is accepted conditionally; the author(s) should revise the manuscript in accordance with the recommendations of editors and reviewers. The revised manuscript will be sent back to the original reviewers for a second round of reviews. After considering their comments and recommendations, the main editor will decide whether the revised manuscript is ready to be published, or needs to be revised further.
Rejection A rejected manuscript is not suitable for publication in the JIIS.

8. Revision Period
A paper requiring revisions should be resubmitted within two months of the request for revisions. A paper whose author fails to meet the deadline for revision will be automatically rejected without further process.

9. Revision Request
Even in the case of an article accepted for publication, the editor-in-chief may stop the publication process and request revisions if further improvement and correction are needed or if (part of) the submission infringes Editorial Policy.

Fees Guidelines

1. Submission Fees
There is no submission fee to submit a manuscript.

2. Publication Fees
Publication charge for accepted “Regular-track” papers is KRW 300,000, whereas KRW 500,000 for “Fast-track” papers for the first 15 published pages. KRW 10,000 is charged for each additional page. The papers that contain funding acknowledgements is additionally charged KRW 200,000. The authors must make payment before the publication.

3. Account
The authors should make payment to the following bank account.
Woori Bank 1005-402-442960
(Account Holder: Korean Intelligent Information Systems Society)