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International Journal of Understanding



Prof. Zbigniew Les

Associate Editor:

Prof. Patrick Wang


Editorial Board

Prof. Jim Bezdek (University of West Florida)

Prof. Jean-Guy Fontaine (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia I.I.T.)

Prof. Edwige Pissaloux (University of Rouen)

Prof. Janusz Kacprzyk (Polish Academy of Sciences)

Prof. Zbigniew Ras (University of North Carolina)

Prof. Frank Wilczek (MIT)

Prof. Miroslaw Pawlak (Manitoba University)

Prof. Sarunas Raudys (Vilnius University)





Call for papers

Aims and Scope

The Journal of Understanding is an international journal that publishes refereed papers on understanding. It is multidisciplinary, welcoming papers dealing with any aspect of understanding: theoretical, practical, computational and methodological. A broad interpretation of the topic is taken with approaches from various subject areas, such as theology, philosophy, psychology, physics, chemistry, biology, computer science and engineering, all encouraged. Furthermore, the Journal welcomes a wide diversity of applications in such fields as business, government, education, technology and the environment. Of particular interest are papers dealing with understanding issue, the relationship of understanding and thinking process and development of the understanding (thinking) systems based on the method of shape understanding system (SUS). New concepts of understanding are especially encouraged as well as practical details of actual developed understanding systems and applications of particular models. Apart from research reports and review articles, other materials of interest that will be published include book reviews, software reviews and notices of general interest.


Notes for Contributors

Initial manuscript submission. Submit the manuscript to the Editor-in-Chief by e-mail to office@qjfpl.org. If possible, please supply your manuscript as a PDF file for review (but see the note below regarding final manuscript format). Submission of a manuscript will be held to imply that it contains original, unpublished work and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere at the same time.

Final manuscript submission. If a manuscript is accepted for publication, authors must supply:

Copyright Transfer Agreement with original signature(s) without this we are unable to accept the submission, and

Permission grants if the manuscript contains extracts (including illustrations) from other copyright works (including material from on-line or intranet sources) it is the author's responsibility to obtain written permission from the owners of the publishing rights to reproduce such extracts using the QJF Permission Request Form.

Final manuscript format. We are able to use most word processing packages, but prefer Word, WordPerfect or one of its derivatives. Save each figure as a separate file, in TIFF or EPS format preferably. Note the software package used to create them; we favor dedicated illustration packages over tools such as Excel or PowerPoint.

Manuscript style. The language of the journal is English but manuscript in Polish or Latin (with extensive summary in English) will be also accepted. All submissions, including book reviews, must have a title, be double-line spaced and have a margin of 3 cm all round. Illustrations and tables must be on separate sheets, and not be incorporated into the text.

                        The title page must list the full title, short title of up to 70 characters and names and affiliations of all authors. Give the full address, including e-mail, telephone and fax, of the author who is to check the proofs.

                        Include the name(s) of any sponsor(s) of the research contained in the paper, along with grant number(s).

                        Supply an abstract of up to 150 words for all articles. An abstract is a concise summary of the whole paper, not just the conclusions, and is understandable without reference to the rest of the paper. It should contain no citation to other published work.

                        Include up to six keywords that describe your paper for indexing purposes.

                        Include also a brief biography of up to 50 words for each author.

Reference style. References should be quoted in the text as name and year within brackets and listed at the end of the paper alphabetically. Where reference is made to more than one work by the same author published in the same year, identify each citation in the text as follows: (Collins, 1998a), (Collins, 1998b). Where three or more authors are listed in the reference list, please cite in the text as (Collins et al., 1998).

All references must be complete and accurate. Online citations should include date of access. If necessary, cite unpublished or personal work in the text but do not include it in the reference list. References should be listed in the following style:

Les, Z. and M. Les, Shape understanding system: understanding of the complex object. The Journal of Electronic Imaging, 2005, 14(2): pp. 023015-1-023015-13

Les, Z. and M. Les, Shape Understanding System: The First Steps toward the Visual Thinking Machines. 2008, Berlin: Springer

Illustrations. Supply each illustration on a separate sheet. Supply original photographs; photocopies or previously printed material will not be used. Lettering must be of a reasonable size that would still be clearly legible upon reduction, and consistent within each figure and set of figures. Supply artwork at the intended size for printing. The artwork must be sized to a maximum text width of 13cm. The cost of printing color illustrations in the journal will be charged to the author.

Copyright. To enable the publisher to disseminate the author's work to the fullest extent, the author must sign a Copyright Transfer Agreement, transferring copyright in the article from the author to the publisher, and submit the original signed agreement with the article presented for publication. A copy of the agreement to be used (which may be photocopied) can be found in the Journal of Understanding on the QJF website <http://www.qjfpl.org/>. Copies may also be obtained from the journal editor.

Further Information. Proofs will be sent to the author for checking. This stage is to be used only to correct errors that may have been introduced during the production process. Prompt return of the corrected proofs, preferably within two days of receipt, will minimize the risk of the paper being held over to a later issue. There is no page charge to authors





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