IJIMAI 2018 - Regular Issue - Vol. 5 Issue 3 - 10th Anniversary

  • Year: 2018
  • Vol: 5
  • Number: 3

The International Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence - IJIMAI (ISSN 1989 - 1660) provides an interdisciplinary forum in which scientists and professionals can share their research results and report new advances on AI tools or tools that use AI with interactive multimedia techniques. This was the first phrase that appeared into the website of the journal, whose launching had several motivations. First, IJIMAI was established on December 2008 in response to several agents, such as students, teachers, researchers, primarily in Spain and Colombia, who wanted to increase the impact of science in their environment. Second, IJIMAI was established to increase the number of scientific journals developed in Spain into the scope of Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Multimedia; there are very few journals about these topics in our country. Third, since the beginning we believed into an open access project, open for the whole stakeholders. Currently no money is needed to public a contribution in IJIMAI, and no money is needed to read all papers in IJIMAI as well; science should be open to achieve the maximum dissemination of knowledge. Finally, IJIMAI was established with the hope of being a long-term project; this anniversary allows us to affirm that this goal is getting closer.

Since 2008 many changes have happened, the main ones are as follows:

  • From 2008 to 2011 we only published one issue per year. These 4 years were very difficult. We had to work hard to find good quality papers.
  • From 2011 to 2015 we increased our capacity of publication. We extended our issues from 1 to 4 per year. Also we achieved several indexations in different indexes and databases such as, DOAJ, INSPEC, DBLP, LATINDEX, among others. Many colleagues decided to work with us and they enrolled into the project. They helped us offering IJIMAI to several congresses such as IEEE-DCAI, IBERAMIA, WORLDCIST, etc.; they also helped us working as reviewers, editors and authors. IJIMAI was transformed into a robust project.
  • From 2015 to 2018 IJIMAI was indexed at Web of Science through Emerging Science Citation Index. The visibility increased a lot and the number of received papers also increased notably. There are some data that reflects this status as you can read below.
    • Considering the years 2013-2018 the average number of articles per year is 45, while if we only consider the last two years, the average number is 52.5.
    • All research articles are peer-reviewed through a blind process in which identities of authors and reviewers are hidden.
    • The Editorial Board of IJIMAI is composed of important researchers in Computer Science. With the goal to provide a wide geographic coverage of the journal and its impact, the Editorial Board has members of 23 countries: Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Canada, China, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Morocco, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Slovakia, United Kingdom and USA.
    • I should highlight the high internationality of IJIMAI. There is a 66% of international institutions that publish papers in IJIMAI.
    • The current acceptance rate is 0.30.
    • Publication of special issues collaborating with authors of prestigious entities such as Hospital Universitario La Paz of Madrid (Spain) and technology-related companies such as Telefónica, BBVA or Banco Santander (Special Issue on 3D Medicine and Artificial Intelligence, Special Issue on Advances and Applications in the IoT and Cloud Computing, Special Issue on Big Data and AI, etc.).
    • Since the start of the journal in 2008 until December 2018, 355 articles have been published in the journal.
    • Taking into account last studies done, calculated with the same parameters than Clarivate Analytics, our impact factor is 1.05.
    • Finally, I would like to remark that IJIMAI has been indexed in the annual Ibero-American Journal Ranking, launched by the "Red Iberoamericana de Innovación y Conocimiento Científico" (REDIB) and Clarivate Analytics, appearing in position 27 of this ranking in which 748 journals are listed.

IJIMAI has to thank many colleagues who have helped the journal in many times. Thanks to all of them. However, there are proper names that have to be mentioned because they have been key in this project: Jesús Soto, Oscar Sanjuán, Carlos Montenegro, Juan Manuel Cueva, Enrique Herrera-Viedma, Francisco Mochón, Daniel Burgos, Ainhoa Puente, Elena Verdú and of course Miguel Arrufat.

Also, IJIMAI has to thank all authors for all the papers sent and all the papers published. Without authors there is no journal.

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