International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks
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International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks

2015 Impact Factor: 0.906
2015 Ranking: 95/143 in Computer Science, Information Systems | 51/82 in Telecommunications
2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports, Source: 2015 Web of Science Data
eISSN: 15501477| ISSN: 15501477

International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks (IJDSN) is a JCR ranked, peer-reviewed, open access journal that focuses on applied research and applications of sensor networks. The goal of this journal is to provide a forum for the publication of important research contributions in developing high performance computing solutions to problems arising from the complexities of these sensor network systems. Articles highlight advances in uses of sensor network systems for solving computational tasks in manufacturing, engineering and environmental systems.

The most recent Impact Factor for International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks is 0.906 according to 2015 Journal Citation Reports released by Thomson Reuters in 2016.

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Publication in the journal is subject to a one-time article processing charge (APC). The APC serves to support the journal and ensures that your article will be freely available online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons licence.

The APC currently is 2000 USD* for each article accepted after peer review.

For general information on Open Access at SAGE and Open Access FAQs, please visit this page.

Submissions should be made online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijdsn.

Please direct any other enquiries to ijdsn@sagepub.co.uk

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)


* The APC is payable on acceptance in USD or GBP and is subject to value added tax (VAT) where applicable If the paying author/institution is based in the European Union, to comply with European law, VAT must be added to the APC. Providing a VAT registration number will allow an institution to avoid paying this tax, except for UK institutions.

International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks (IJDSN) is a JCR ranked, peer-reviewed, open access journal that focuses on applied research and applications of sensor networks. A large number of important applications depend on sensor networks interfacing with the real world. These applications include medical, military, manufacturing, transportation, safety and environmental planning systems. Many have been difficult to realize because of problems involved with inputting data from sensors directly in to automated systems. Sensor fusion in the context of distributed sensor networks has emerged as the method of choice for resolving these problems.

This journal also acts as a medium for exchanging ideas and thoughts about impacts of sensor networks research. More importantly the goal of this journal is to provide a forum for the publication of important research contributions in developing high performance computing solutions to problems arising from the complexities of these sensor network systems. Articles highlight advances in uses of sensor network systems for solving computational tasks in manufacturing, engineering and environmental systems.

All submitted articles considered suitable for IJDSN are subjected to rigorous peer review to ensure the highest levels of quality. The review process is carried out as quickly as possible to minimise any delays in the online publication of articles.

The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Architecture, Algorithms and Complexity Issues

Sensor Network Tasking and Self-Organization

Information Fusion Methods and Architectures for Sensor Networks

Detection / Classification Methods

Distributed Sensor Networks - Networking / Caching Issues

Managing Resource Constraints

In-Network Query Processing and Data Storage

Learning Patterns from Sensor Sources

Localization and Synchronization in Sensor Networks

Mobility and Task Coordination

Cooperative Signal Algorithms for Sensor Networks

Performance Evaluation of Sensor Networks

Theoretical Bounds and Optimization of Sensor Networks

Underwater and Underground Sensor Networks

Applications in Biology, Manufacturing, Medical Science and Engineering

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Editorial Board
Jemal H. Abawajy Deakin University, Australia
Miguel Acevedo University of North Texas, USA
Cristina Alcaraz University of Malaga, Spain
Ana Alejos University of Vigo, Spain
Mohammod Ali University of South Carolina, USA
Giuseppe Amato Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Habib M. Ammari University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA
Michele Amoretti Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy
Christos Anagnostopoulos University of Glasgow, UK
Li-Minn Ang Charles Sturt University, Australia
Nabil Aouf Cranfield University, UK
Francesco Archetti Consorzio Milano Ricerche, Italy
Masoud Ardakani University of Alberta, Canada
Miguel Ardid Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Muhammad Asim University of Bolton, UK
Stefano Avallone University Federico II of Naples, Italy
Jose L. Ayala Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan Indian Institute of Science, India
Prabir Barooah University of Florida, USA
Federico Barrero University of Seville, Spain
Paolo Barsocchi ISTI-CNR, Italy
Paolo Bellavista University of Bologna, Italy
Olivier Berder University of Rennes 1, France
Roc Berenguer University of Navarra, Spain
Juan A. Besada Universidad Politcnica de Madrid, Spain
Gennaro Boggia Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Alessandro Bogliolo Università degli Studi di Urbino, Italy
Eleonora Borgia Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Janos Botzheim Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Farid Boussaid University of Western Australia, Australia
Arnold K. Bregt Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands
Richard R. Brooks Clemson University, USA
Ted Brown The City University of New York, USA
Davide Brunelli Universitá di Trento, Italy
James Brusey Coventry University, UK
Carlos T. Calafate Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
José Camacho Universidad de Granada, Spain
Juan C. Cano Catedrático de la Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Xianghui Cao Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
João Paulo Carmo University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil
Roberto Casas University of Zaragoza, Spain
Luca Catarinucci University of Salento, Italy
Michelangelo Ceci University of Bari, Italy
Yao-Jen Chang Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
Naveen Chilamkurti La Trobe University, Australia
Wook Choi Samsung Elec., Republic of Korea
Hyunseung Choo Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea
Kim-Kwang R. Choo University of South Australia, Australia
Chengfu Chou National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Mashrur A. Chowdhury Clemson University, USA
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Marcello Cinque Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Riccardo Colella University of Salento, Italy
Sesh Commuri University of Oklahoma, USA
Alfredo Cuzzocrea University of Calabria, Italy
Donatella Darsena Università degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope, Italy
Dinesh Datla Harris Corporation, USA
Amitava Datta The University of Western Australia, Australia
Iyad Dayoub Université de Valenciennes, France
Danilo De Donno University of Salento, Italy
Luca De Nardis Università di Roma, Italy
Floriano De Rango Università della Calabria, Italy
Paula de Toledo University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
Marco Di Felice University of Bologna, Italy
Salvatore Distefano Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Longjun Dong Central South University, China
George P. Efthymoglou University of Piraeus, Greece
Frank Ehlers NATO Undersea Research Centre, Italy
Melike Erol-Kantarci Clarkson University, USA
Farid Farahmand Sonoma State University, USA
Michael Farmer University of Michigan-Flint, USA
Florentino Fdez-Riverola University of Vigo, Spain
Gianluigi Ferrari University of Parma, Italy
Silvia Ferrari Cornell University, USA
Giancarlo Fortino University of Calabria, Italy
Luca Foschini University of Bologna, Italy
Jean Y. Fourniols Centre national de la recherche scientifique, France
Valerio Freschi University of Urbino "Carlo Bo", Italy
David Galindo SCYTL Secure Electronic Voting SA, Spain
Ennio Gambi Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Weihua Gao Syracuse University, USA
Antonio-Javier García-Sánchez Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain
Preetam Ghosh Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Athanasios Gkelias Imperial College, UK
Iqbal Gondal Monash University, Australia
Francesco Grimaccia Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Jayavardhana Gubbi University of Melbourne, Australia
Dr. Song Guo University of Aizu, Japan
Mohamed A. Haleem New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Kijun Han Kyungpook National University, Republic of Korea
Qi Han Colorado School of Mines, USA
Zdenek Hanzalek Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Shinsuke Hara Osaka City University, Japan
Wenbo He McGill University, Canada
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Chin-Tser Huang University of South Carolina, USA
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Lillykutty Jacob National Institute of Technology Calicut, India
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Shengming Jiang Shanghai Maritime University, China
Yingtao Jiang University of Nevada, USA
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Ibrahim Kamel University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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Gürhan Küçük Yeditepe University, Turkey
Sandeep S. Kumar Philips Research Europe, The Netherlands
Juan A. L. Riquelme Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain
Yee Wei Law University of South Australia, Australia
Antonio Lazaro Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Didier Le Ruyet Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, France
Joo-Ho Lee Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Seokcheon Lee Purdue University, USA
Yong Lee University of Pittsburgh, USA
Stefano Lenzi Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Pierre Leone Université de Genève, Switzerland
Shancang Li Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Shuai Li Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Weifa Liang The Australian National University, Australia
Yao Liang Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA
I-En Liao National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Jiun-Jian Liaw Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan
Alvin S. Lim Auburn University, USA
Antonio Liotta Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Donggang Liu The University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Hai Liu Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Yonghe Liu The University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Leonardo Lizzi University Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France
Jaime Lloret Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Kenneth J. Loh University of California, San Diego, USA
Francesco Longo University of Messina, Italy
Juan Carlos López University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Manel López Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Pascal Lorenz Universiy of Haute Alsace, France
Jun Luo Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Michele Magno University of Bologna, Italy
Sabato Manfredi University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Athanassios Manikas Imperial College London, UK
Pietro Manzoni Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Álvaro Marco University of Zaragoza, Spain
Jose R. Martinez-de Dios University of Seville, Spain
Ahmed Mehaoua Universite Paris Descartes, France
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Paul Mitchell University of York, UK
Mihael Mohorcic Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
José Molina Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
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George Nikolakopoulos Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Alessandro Nordio Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
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    1. Open Access
    2. Article processing charge (APC)
    3. Article types
    4. Editorial policies
      4.1 Peer review policy and workflow
      4.2 Concurrent submission
      4.3 Authorship
      4.4 Acknowledgements
      4.5 Funding
      4.6 Declaration of conflicting interests
      4.7 Citations 
    5. Publishing policies
      5.1 Publication ethics
      5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      5.3 Permissions
    6. Preparing your manuscript
      6.1 Word processing formats
      6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      6.3 Supplementary material
      6.4 Journal layout
      6.5 Reference style
      6.6 English language editing services
    7. Submitting your manuscript
      7.1 How to submit your manuscript
      7.2 Title, keywords and abstracts
      7.3 Corresponding author contact details
    8. On acceptance and publication
      8.1 SAGE production
      8.2 Continuous publication
    9. Further information 

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the journal’s submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijdsn to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks will be reviewed.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. Open Access

    International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks is an Open Access, peer-reviewed journal. Each article accepted by peer review is made freely available online immediately upon publication, is published under a Creative Commons license and will be hosted online in perpetuity. Publication costs of the journal are covered by the collection of article processing charges which are paid by the funder, institution or author of each manuscript upon acceptance. There is no charge for submitting a paper to the journal.

    For general information on Open Access at SAGE please visit the Open Access page or view our Open Access FAQs.

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    2. Article processing charge (APC)

    If, after peer review, your manuscript is accepted for publication, a one-time article processing charge (APC) is payable. This APC covers the cost of publication and ensures that your article will be freely available online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons licence.

    The article processing charge (APC) is $2000 (+ VAT where applicable*).

    *If the paying party is based in the European Union, to comply with European law, value added tax (VAT) must be added to the APC. Providing a VAT registration number will allow an institution to be exempt from paying this tax, except for UK institutions.

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    3. Article types

    Research Article: Describes a piece of complete or substantially complete research, or some aspect of design development, or engineering education

    Review Article: A critical review of the state-of-the-art with examples of applications in design and profitable manufacture without extensive analysis

    Special Issue Article: This may be a Research Article or a Review Article that is appropriate for the subject matter of the Special Issue. Any article deemed not to be appropriate for the subject matter of a Special Issue will be considered for standard publication

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    4. Editorial Policies

    4.1 Peer review policy and Workflow

    Once a manuscript is submitted for publication, the manuscript is checked by the journal’s editorial office to ensure that it is suitable to go through the normal peer review process. Once this is done, the manuscript is sent to an appropriate Editor based on the subject of the manuscript and the availability of the Editors. All manuscripts shall be handled by an Editor who does not have any potential conflict of interest with any of the manuscript’s authors.

    If the Editor finds that the manuscript may not be of sufficient quality to go through the normal peer review process, or that the subject of the manuscript may not be appropriate for the journal’s scope, the manuscript shall be rejected with no further processing.

    If the Editor finds that the submitted manuscript is of sufficient quality and falls within the scope of the journal, they should assign the manuscript to at least two external reviewers for peer-review, provided that no conflict of interests exists between these reviewers and the manuscript’s authors. The reviewers will then submit their reports on the manuscript along with their recommendation to the Editor.

    When all reviewers have submitted their reports, the Editor can make one of the following editorial recommendations:

      • Accept
      • Minor Revision
      • Major Revision
      • Reject

    If the Editor recommends “Accept,” the manuscript will undergo a final check by the journal’s editorial office in order to ensure that the manuscript and its review process adhere to the journal’s guidelines and policies. Once this is done, the authors will be notified of the manuscript’s acceptance.

    If the Editor recommends “Minor Revision” or “Major Revision”, the authors are requested to revise their manuscript in accordance with the changes recommended by the reviewers and to submit their revised manuscript in a timely manner. Authors are requested to upload a detailed reply to the reviewer comments along with the revised version of their manuscript. The Editor reviews the revised manuscript after the revisions have been made by the authors. Once the Editor is satisfied with the final manuscript, the manuscript can be accepted.

    If the Editor recommends rejecting the manuscript, the rejection is immediate. Also, if the majority of the reviewers recommend rejecting the manuscript, the rejection is immediate.

    The editorial workflow gives the Editors the authority to reject any manuscript because of inappropriateness of its subject, lack of quality, or incorrectness of its results. The Editor cannot assign himself/herself as an external reviewer of the manuscript. This is to ensure a high-quality, fair, and unbiased peer-review process of every manuscript submitted to the journal, since any manuscript must be recommended by two or more external reviewers along with the Editor in charge of the manuscript in order for it to be accepted for publication in the journal.

    We are committed to providing timely assessment of articles and authors are informed of the publication decision as soon as possible.

    The name of the Editor recommending the manuscript for publication is published with the manuscript to indicate and acknowledge their invaluable contribution to the peer-review process and the indispensability of their contributions to the running of the journals.

    It should be noted that our refereeing process, common to many other publishers, is single-blind, that is, the referees remain anonymous and their identities are not released to authors. The referees, however, are informed of the authors’ names and affiliations.

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    4.2 Concurrent Submission

    In order to ensure sufficient diversity within the authorship of the journal, authors will be limited to having two manuscripts under review at any point in time. If an author already has two manuscripts under review in the journal, he or she will need to wait until the review process of at least one of these manuscripts is complete before submitting another manuscript for consideration. This policy does not apply to Editorials.

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    4.3 Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.

    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:

    (i) Made a substantial contribution to the concept and design, acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data,
    (ii) Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
    (iii) Approved the version to be published.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

    When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.

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    4.4 Acknowledgements
    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

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    4.4.1 Writing assistance
    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance).

    It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

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    4.5 Funding

    International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

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    4.6 Declaration of conflicting interests

    It is the policy of International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.

    Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.

    For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations.

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    4.7 Citations

    Authors should use only citations that are relevant to their manuscripts and which directly and significantly contribute to the scholarly content of the paper. Addition of citations, including those suggested by reviewers, which are not relevant to the work is strongly discouraged. Any citation(s) added to your manuscript at the revision stage should be accompanied by an explanation of why these are the most relevant to the submitted manuscript. Authors should not include citations to their own (or their associates') work merely to increase their (or their associates') citation count or to enhance the visibility of their or their associates' work.

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    5. Publishing policies

    5.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

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    5.1.1 Plagiarism

    International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

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    5.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks publishes manuscripts under a Creative Commons licenses (CCBY), which allows others to re-use the work without permission as long as the work is properly referenced. For more information, you are advised to visit SAGE's OA licenses page.

    Alternative license arrangements are available, for example, to meet particular funder mandates, made at the author’s request.

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    5.3 Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    6. Preparing your manuscript

    6.1 Word processing formats

    Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted. The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

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    6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

    Figures supplied in color will appear in color online.

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    6.3 Supplementary material

    International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. These will be subjected to peer-review alongside the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files, which can be found within our Manuscript Submission Guidelines page.

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    6.4 Journal layout

    International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks conforms to the SAGE house style

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    6.5 Reference style

    International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks adheres to the SAGE Vancouver reference style. Please review the guidelines on SAGE Vancouver to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Vancouver output file here.

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    6.6 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    7. Submitting your manuscript

    7.1 How to submit your manuscript
    International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijdsn to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

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    7.2 Title, keywords and abstracts

    Please supply a title, short title, an abstract and keywords to accompany your article. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting the SAGE Journal Author Gateway for guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

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    7.3 Corresponding author contact details

    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

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    8. On acceptance and publication

    If your paper is accepted for publication after peer review, you will first be asked to complete the contributor’s publishing agreement. Once your manuscript files have been check for SAGE Production, the corresponding author will be asked to pay the Article processing charge (APC) via a payment link. Once the APC has been processed, your article will be prepared for publication and can appear online within an average 20 working days. Please note that no production work will occur on your paper until the APC has been received.

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    8.1 SAGE Production

    When your paper enters the SAGE Production system, your paper will be issued with a 6 digit ID number. Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by email attachment to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.

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    8.2 Continuous publication

    One of the many benefits of publishing your research in an open access journal is the speed to publication. With no issues to fill and no page count constraints, your article will be published online in a fully citable form with a DOI number as soon as it has completed the production process. At this time it will be completely free to view and download for all. Check the ‘Latest Articles’ tab on the journal website for the latest published content. Articles are batched every month and are then available in the Archive.

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    9. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office as follows:

    Peer Review Manager
    SAGE Publications Ltd
    1 Oliver’s Yard, 55 City Road
    London, EC1Y 1SP
    UK

    Email: ijdsn@sagepub.co.uk

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