Focus and Scope
Statistics, Optimization and Information Computing (SOIC) is an international refereed journal dedicated to the latest advancement of statistics, optimization and applications in information sciences. SOIC publishes original research/survey papers on theory, algorithms and applications which covering the range of the interface of statistics, optimization and information sciences. Topics of interest are (but not limited to):
Statistical theory and applications
- Statistical computing, Simulation and Monte Carlo methods, Bootstrap, Resampling methods, Spatial Statistics, Survival Analysis, Nonparametric and Semiparametric Methods, Asymptotics, Bayesian Inference and Bayesian Optimization
- Stochastic processes, Probability, Statistics and applications
- Statistical methods and modeling in life sciences including biomedical sciences, environmental sciences and agriculture
- Decision Theory, Time series analysis, High-dimensional multivariate integrals, statistical analysis in market, business, finance, insurance, economic and social science, etc
Optimization methods and applications
- Linear and nonlinear optimization
- Stochastic optimization, Statistical optimization and Markov-chain etc.
- Game theory, Network optimization and combinatorial optimization
- Variational analysis, Convex optimization and nonsmooth optimization
- Global optimization and semidefinite programming
- Complementarity problems and variational inequalities
- Optimal control: theory and applications
- Operations research, Optimization and applications in management science and engineering
Information computing and machine intelligence
- Machine learning, Statistical learning, Deep learning
- Artificial intelligence, Intelligence computation, Intelligent control and optimization
- Data mining, Data analysis, Cluster computing, Classification
- Pattern recognition, Computer vision
- Compressive sensing and sparse reconstruction
- Signal and image processing, Medical imaging and analysis, Inverse problem and imaging sciences
- Genetic algorithm, Natural language processing, Expert systems, Robotics, Information retrieval and computing
- Numerical analysis and algorithms with applications in computer science and engineering
Peer Review Process
The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission.
Editors will email selected Reviewers the title and abstract of the submission, as well as an invitation to log into the journal web site to complete the review. Reviewers enter the journal web site to agree to do the review, to download submissions, submit their comments, and select a recommendation.
After the refereeing process is complete, a section editor will make a decision for acceptance or rejection. There are two types of revisions: major or minor. For a major revision, original referees will be invited to review the manuscript again. For a minor revision, no more reviews are required, the editor will make the final decision of acceptance if both the content and format are acceptable.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
SOIC is committed to ensuring ethics in publication and quality of articles. The following duties outlined for editors, authors, and reviewers are based on the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Editors. Editors, authors, and reviewers will also adhere to the submission guideline policies.
Duties of Editor
Publication Decisions: Based on the review report of the editorial review board, the editor can accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript.
Review of Manuscripts: Each editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality, making use of appropriate software to do so. Following desk review, the manuscript is forwarded blind peer review to the editorial review board who will make a recommendation to accept, reject, or modify the manuscript.
Fair Review: The editor must ensure that each manuscript received by SOIC is reviewed for its intellectual content without regard to sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc. of the authors.
Confidentiality: The editor must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: The editor of SOIC will not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for his/her own research without written consent of the author.
Duties of Authors
Reporting Standards: Authors should present an accurate account of their original research as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Manuscripts will follow the submission guidelines of the journal. (See submission guideline policies)
Originality: Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original work.
Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publications: Authors should not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently. It is also expected that the author will not publish redundant manuscripts or manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal.
Acknowledgement of Sources: Authors should acknowledge all sources of data used in the research and cite publications that have been influential in the research work.
Authorship of the Paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. Others who have made significant contribution must be listed as co-authors. Authors also ensure that all the authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion of names as co-authors.
Data Access and Retention: Authors should provide raw data related to their manuscript for editorial review and must retain such data.
Fundamental Errors in Published Works: If at any point of time, the author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in submitted manuscript, then the error or inaccuracy must be reported to the editor.
Duties of Reviewers
Confidentiality: Information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors should be kept confidential and be treated as privileged information.
Acknowledgement of Sources: Manuscript reviewers must ensure that authors have acknowledged all sources of data used in the research. Any kind of similarity or overlap between the manuscripts under consideration or with any other published paper of which reviewer has personal knowledge must be immediately brought to the editor's notice.
Standards of Objectivity: Review of submitted manuscripts must be done objectively and the reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Promptness: In the event that a reviewer feels it is not possible for him/her to complete review of manuscript within stipulated time then this information must be communicated to the editor, so that the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer.