Types of publications

JIPS publishes research articles, position papers and special issues:

  • Research articles address original research that is of the highest scientific standard and respects the accepted criteria for scientific research in Human–Computer Interaction. Such articles must meet the presentation criteria outlined in the journal’s style guide for authors. In order to be accepted for publication, submitted articles must undergo a rigorous peer-review assessment procedure as described in the Review procedure for research (see Review procedure for research articles).
  • Position papers are articles on a current topic or perspective that are of value to the research community involved in Human–Computer Interaction that the editorial board has deemed relevant for publication. The review process for position papers is less rigorous than for research.
  • Special issues on topics of emerging importance can be proposed to the editorial board by one or several people who then serve as editors for the special issue. If the project is accepted, the editors become responsible for writing the call for papers, putting together a pool of reviewers, selecting from the submitted articles and managing the review process in accordance with the general principles of the journal.