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Before you begin 


 Submission declaration
Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in any other language, without written consent of the copyright-holder. Multiple submissions to different journals are unacceptable. This applies to the entire period in which a paper is under Information and Control review. It is the responsibility of the authors to clearly spell out the differences of their submitted papers with similar content, and any common part should be clearly indicated.
Plagiarism takes many forms, including the use of someone else's prior ideas, processes, results, or words without explicitly acknowledging the original author and source. Plagiarism in any form is unacceptable and is considered a serious breach of professional conduct, with potentially severe ethical and legal consequences. It is the responsibility of the authors, to determine whether disclosure of their material requires the prior consent of other parties and, if so, to obtain it. If authors make use of charts, photographs, or other graphical or textual material from previously published material, the authors are responsible for obtaining written permission to use the material in the manuscript.Self-plagiarism is also unethical. If authors have used their own previously published work(s) as a basis for a new submission, they are required to cite the previous work(s) and briefly indicate how the new submission offers substantively novel contributions beyond those of their previously published work(s). Extended versions of preliminary papers that have appeared in conference proceedings are acceptable, provided that they satisfy the conditions mentioned just above (i.e., citation and substantial novelty).

 Copyright
Authors are required to complete a copyright form on Manuscript Central (now known as Journalx 2.0) when they submit either their manuscripts or their final package for publications.

 Referees
Authors are required to submit the names, addresses and e-mail addresses of three potential reviewers who could objectively review their manuscripts if asked to do so by the journal editors. The editor retains the sole right to decide whether or not the suggested reviewers are used. Please note that if no reviewer names are submitted, publication of your manuscript may be delayed.

Preparation

 Manuscript
Manuscript should be carefully proofread by the author. Parts of the manuscript should be arranged in the following order: title, author, affiliation, abstract, keywords, text and references. Figures, with figure captions, may be embedded within the manuscript to assist the reviewers. Papers should not be lengthened by unnecessary descriptions and repetitions. 

 Title
The title of a paper, often used in information-retrieval systems, should be as concise and informative as possible. Avoid acronyms and formulae in the title. They should be used with considerable moderation elsewhere.

Author names and affiliations
Authors' names should preferably be written in a standard form for all publications to facilitate indexing and avoid ambiguities:
Family name (all - uppercase) Last name (capitalizing the first letter)
Examples: 
WANG Li, WANG Xiaoli
Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a superscript number immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate addressin the following form:
The authors' affiliation addresses City postal codeCountry name,
Examples: 
WANG Fuqiang1,2, ZENG Peng1, YU Haibin1
( 1. Key Laboratory of Industrial InformaticsShenyang Institute of AutomationChinese Academy of Sciences 110016, China;
2. University of the Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijing 100049, China )
Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that phone numbers are provided in addition to the E-mail address and the complete postal address. Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author. Corresponding author should also appear at the footnote of a paper’s first page with author’s name and E-mail address:
Corresponding author: ZENG Peng, zengpeng@sia.cn

 Abstract
The Abstract should be concise and factual, and limited to about 300 words. It should state briefly the purpose of the research, give all subjects, major and minor, about which new information is given, and the principal results and major conclusions of general interest in the article. The abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, mathematical equations or tabular material should not be contained, and references should be avoided. Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

 Keywords
Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of') for keywords in English. Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

 Equations
Equations should be punctuated and aligned to bring out their structure and numbered on the right. In principle, variables are to be presented in italics. Matrixes and vectors are bold, and transpose symbol T is regular.
Example:   
U=[u1,u2,···,um]T 
 
(1) 
 
m = 1,2, ···
Variables in the superscripts and subscripts are also italics, and other letters used for interpretation or explanation are regular. Number  any equations consecutively that have to be displayed separately from the text (if referred to explicitly in the text).

 Figures
Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original figures. Embed the used fonts if the application provides that option. Illustrations should be both in Chinese and in English. Use the following fonts in your illustrations: Times New Roman, Symbol, or use fonts that look similar. Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.

 Tables
Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Illustrations should be both in Chinese and in English. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript numbers. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.

 Acknowledgements
Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).

 References and footnotes
References and footnotes are treated alike. They must be numbered consecutively in order of first appearance in the text and should be given in a separate double-spaced list at the end of the text material. Reference should be made to the first three authors followed by an abbreviation ‘et al’. References within tables should be designated by superscript numbers and given at the end of the table. Chinese publications in references should also be given in English simultaneously. For the proper form, see recent issues of this journal.
Reference style:
Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in the superscript. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given. 
Example:
                         as demonstrated [3,6]Barnaby and Jones[8] obtained a different result .... ' 
Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.
Example of reference list: 
[1] Jiang X F, Han Q L. On designing fuzzy controllers for a class of nonlinear networked control systems [J]. IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, 2008, 16(4): 1050-1060.
[2] Hu Shousong. The Principle of Automatic Control[M]. 5th ed. Beijing: Science Press, 2007, 471-472.
[3] Woodley B R, Jones H L II, Le Master E A, et al. Carrier phase GPS and computer vision for control of an autonomous helicopter[C/CD]//Proceedings of the 9th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation. Alexandria, VA, USA: ION, 1996: 461-465.

Submission
 

1) The manuscript must be prepared using Microsoft Word or using the CJK LaTeX package.Paper submission and review are through Online Submission. Instructions for authors are provided on-line at the site.
2) To facilitate review, manuscripts should be submitted with the main document as a single file, with the figures and captions inserted in the text, and preferably using either Adobe pdf or Microsoft Word doc formats.
3) Manuscripts should be submitted in a double column format. Templates are available here.
4) Uploaded information:A cover letter, an abstract (up to 200 words for Regular Papers and 50 words for Research Letters and Correspondence Items), keywords, the type of paper (Regular Paper, Research Letter, or Correspondence Item), and technical area (see above for a list). Please indicate the area in the cover letter as well, and whether the paper is submitted for a special issue or section.
5) All figures must be numbered and cited in the text. Use consistent font and size in all figures and tables, and choose sizes that will allow the text to be scaled to 9 points at final printed size. Otherwise, an entire figure may be enlarged so that the smallest size is scaled to 9 points for readability.
6) References must be in a separate reference section at the end of the paper, with items referred to by numerals in square brackets.
7) For a paper that was previously reviewed by Information and Control, the old paper number should be included in the cover letter, and a separate response file should be submitted describing how reviewers' comments were addressed.
8) If you have difficulties, please contact the Editor.

After Accetance
 

Authors of accepted papers should submit the final versions for publication through the Manuscript Central system. 
1) Send the final files to jqr@sia.cn. Please add the paper number in the subject of your email.
2)  An editable document with the text of the manuscript, preferably in Microsoft Word or LaTeX, in 2-column format (see above), and including: abstract, index terms, body of the text, footnotes, figure captions, references, and, for Regular Papers, author biographies.
3) Figures, each on a separate file. Acceptable formats are tiff, ps, eps, pdf, and Microsoft ppt, doc or xls. Note that jpeg is acceptable only for the authors' photos. Figure files should be named with lower-case figure numbers and the appropriate extensions, e.g., fig1.tif, fig2.doc, fig3.ppt.

 
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