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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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).
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|Mohammod Ali||University of South Carolina, USA|
|Giuseppe Amato||Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy|
|Habib M. Ammari||Norfolk State University, USA|
|Michele Amoretti||Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy|
|Christos Anagnostopoulos||University of Glasgow, UK|
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|Nabil Aouf||Cranfield University, UK|
|Francesco Archetti||Consorzio Milano Ricerche, Italy|
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|Miguel Ardid||Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain|
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|Jose L. Ayala||Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain|
|Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan||Indian Institute of Science, India|
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|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|
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|Michelangelo Ceci||University of Bari, Italy|
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|Hyunseung Choo||Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea|
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|Chengfu Chou||National Taiwan University, Taiwan|
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|Marcello Cinque||Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy|
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|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|
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|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|
|Paul Honeine||Université de Rouen, France|
|Feng Hong||Ocean University of China, China|
|Chin-Tser Huang||University of South Carolina, USA|
|Haiping Huang||Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China|
|Xinming Huang||Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA|
|Jose I. Moreno||Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain|
|Mohamed Ibnkahla||Queens University, Canada|
|Syed K. Islam||The University of Tennessee, USA|
|Lillykutty Jacob||National Institute of Technology Calicut, India|
|Won-Suk Jang||Yeungnam University, Republic of Korea|
|Antonio J. Jara||University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Switzerland|
|Shengming Jiang||Shanghai Maritime University, China|
|Yingtao Jiang||University of Nevada, USA|
|Ning Jin||China Jiliang University, China|
|Raja Jurdak||The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia|
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|Joarder Kamruzzaman||Federation University Australia, Australia|
|Rajgopal Kannan||Louisiana State University, USA|
|Johannes M. Karlsson||Umeå Universitet, Sweden|
|Gour C. Karmakar||Federation University, Australia|
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|Hyungshin Kim||Chungnam National University, Republic of Korea|
|Sungsuk Kim||Seokyeong University, Republic of Korea|
|Andreas König||Technische Universitaet Kaiserslautern, Germany|
|Gürhan Küçük||Yeditepe University, Turkey|
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|Seokcheon Lee||Purdue University, USA|
|Yong Lee||University of Pittsburgh, USA|
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|Manel López||Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain|
|Pascal Lorenz||Universiy of Haute Alsace, France|
|Jun Luo||Nanyang Technological University, Singapore|
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|Lyudmila Mihaylova||University of Sheffield, UK|
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|Alessandro Nordio||Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy|
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4.1 Peer review policy and workflow
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4.6 Declaration of conflicting interests
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5.1 Publication ethics
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6.1 Word processing formats
6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
6.3 Supplementary material
6.4 Journal layout
6.5 Reference style
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7.2 Title, keywords and abstracts
7.3 Corresponding author contact details
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8.1 SAGE production
8.2 Continuous publication
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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