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Applied Computing and Informatics is an open access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal, focusing on the knowledge and use of IT applications. The journal serves a forum for both applied and theoretical understanding and encourages submissions from both within and beyond academia.

ISSN: 2634-1964
eISSN: 2210-8327

You can publish an open access article in this platinum partnership journal. Authors in this journal are not required to pay an article processing charge (APC)

Journal Owners

Aims and scope

Applied Computing and Informatics (ACI) aims to timely disseminate leading-edge knowledge to researchers, practitioners, and academics interested in the latest developments in applied computing and information systems concepts, strategies, practices, tools, and technologies. In particular, the journal encourages research studies that significantly contribute to the continuous development and improvement of IT practices worldwide. The journal attempts to bridge the gap between the academic and industrial communities and, therefore, welcomes theoretically grounded, methodologically sound research studies that address various IT-related problems and innovations of an applied nature. The journal will serve as a forum for practitioners, researchers, managers, and IT policymakers to share their knowledge and experience in the design, development, implementation, management, and evaluation of various IT applications.

Contributions should deal with one or more of the following subjects:

• Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI)

• Machine Learning and Deep Learning

• Big Data and Data Analytics

• Digital transformation

• Internet of Things (IoT) Applications

• Applied Networking and Sensors

• Software Engineering Techniques and Tools

• Ethical in AI

• Databases and web technologies

• Applied Cybersecurity

• Health Informatics

• Neural Networks Applications

• Applied Intelligent Systems and Autonomous robotics

• Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and User Interface (UI)

• Cloud Computing

The articles submitted for publication in ACI need to be a coherent and fluent expression of the findings of authors’ research or review, as the case may be. The papers published in ACI are clearly focused towards the IT-related aspects of applied research or review. Repetition needs to be avoided and citations should be used rather than to describe the earlier published findings. The introduction concisely introduces the background and takes stock of recent research published in quality journals. Focus remains on discussion enriched by quality citations. The conclusion is merely a take-home message for the reader rather than a repetition of the results. The papers by non-native English-speaking authors should be language edited by professional language editors, as appropriate.

Open Access

All articles are published Open Access under a CC BY 4.0 licence, so are made freely available at no charge to the author.

Emerald Publishing Services Partnership


Applied Computing and Informatics is published by Emerald Group Publishing on behalf of Saudi Computer Society, King Saud University, who owns the title. ACI is published under a platinum OA arrangement, in that all charges for publishing an OA article in the journal are funded by King Saud University. Therefore, there is no charge to the author.

Previous issues of ACI can be found here:

Transparency statement for Applied Computing and Informatics 

  1. Journal Ownership: Applied Computing and Informatics is published by Emerald Publishing on behalf of the King Saud University. 
  2. Governing Body: The editorial team is appointed and managed by the King Saud University. The journal is governed by the editorial team in collaboration with Emerald Publishing.
  3. Peer Review Process: The journal operates a double blind peer review model. All articles undergo an initial assessment by the journal editor. If they are considered suitable for consideration, articles will then be a reviewed by a minimum of two external reviewers to assess suitability for publication. Final responsibility for editorial decisions rests with the Editor-in-Chief of the journal.  
  4. Editorial team/contact information: Contact details for the editorial team can be found on the journal homepage. Queries may also be directed to Emerald’s Publishing team as follows: Michael Burrows - [email protected]
  5. Copyright: All articles in the journal are published Open Access under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY-4.0). This allows authors to retain copyright of their work whilst others can share, use and build upon this work created as long as appropriate attribution is given.  
  6. Author Fees: The journal is published under a Platinum Open Access arrangement, in that all costs associated with publishing an Open Access article in the journal are funded by the King Saud University. There are currently no Article Processing Charges to the author(s).
  7. Allegations of Misconduct: All journals published by Emerald are members of and subscribe to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics. In the event of any allegation of research or publication misconduct the publisher and editor will adhere to COPE guidelines in dealing with such allegations.  
  8. Conflicts of interest: Authors are asked to declare any financial or ethical conflicts of interest upon submitting their work to the journal. Difficult cases will be referred to the Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE) for advice.
  9. Frequency: The journal currently publishes 2 issues per annum
  10. Access: All journal articles are published Open Access on - under a CCBY 4.0 licence (please see section 5). 
  11. Revenue sources: The journal is published under a platinum Open Access arrangement, in that all costs associated with publishing an Open Access article in the journal are funded by the King Saud University.
  12. Advertising: The journal does not accept direct advertising 
  13. Archiving: Emerald provides perpetual access for all e-journal content by working with digital preservation schemes Portico, LOCKSS and CLOCKSS. 
  14. Direct marketing: On occasion the journal will use direct marketing activities (primarily email campaigns) to raise awareness of the journal and to invite authors to submit articles.   Marketing activities are conducted by the King Saud University unless otherwise agreed with Emerald.  

This statement was updated by Doug Medland (Emerald Publishing) on 16th Feb 2020.