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AISB miscellaneous Bulletin Item

CFP: Journal of Artificial Evolution and Applications

Journal of Artificial Evolution and Applications 

Dear researcher,

Journal  of Artificial  Evolution  and Applications  aims  at being  a
reference for  all researchers and practitioners who  study the theory
and   application   of   methodologies  pertaining   to   Evolutionary
Computation and related fields.

Let me  remind you about the  Open Access policy of  the Journal.

Open Access means  free online access to the full  text of papers paid
for  by   authors  of   published  papers,  and   therefore  immediate
availability of papers to the whole scientific community.

The obvious objection  that Open Access might induce  the publisher to
accept as many  papers as possible is denied, at least  in the case of
this  journal,  by the  acceptance  statistics  for the  contributions
received so far, which show that the journal had an overall acceptance
rate of little more than 25% (about 20% for regular submissions).  The
overall datum is therefore an over-estimation of the actual acceptance
rate  for regular  submissions,  since it  takes  into account  papers
submitted to  a special issue  (see below), which  partially originate
from a  workshop held at GECCO  2007. Therefore, some  of those papers
are  significantly  extended  version  of  papers  which  had  already
undergone a  very strict selection,  so that their  acceptance chances
were obviously biased positively at submission.

You are  invited to visit the journal  site where you will  be able to
access  the full-text  version of  the  first papers  which have  been
published, along with the provisional versions of all papers that have
been accepted so far by the journal.

Among these, I would like  to draw your attention to the contributions
to the special issue on  "Particle Swarms: the next decade", edited by
four of  the most  prominent researchers in  the field,  including Dr.
Jim Kennedy, the father of PSO with Russell Eberhart.

The publisher has decided to apply the following fees for 2008:
400 Euros flat fee per article published.

This new  flat fee policy, even  if it increases the  'entry fee' with
respect the previous one (100 Euros per page in excess of 6), is aimed
at inviting  authors to  submit longer papers  which will  treat their
topics  more  in  depth,  instead  of  being  induced  to  keep  their
contribution short to avoid extra fees.

If one  considers that the average  length of the  papers published so
far is well above 10 pages, it is quite evident that the new policy is
already, on  average, more convenient  than the previous  one, besides
being lower than the fees required by most other Open Access journals.

Submission  to  the  journal  can   be  made  online  at  the  address  .   I  am  obviously asking  you  to  consider
submitting  your work to  the Journal  and to  publicize it  with your
colleagues and collaborators.

The web site of the Journal is at

I  warmly invite  you to  visit the  site for  further details  on the

I look forward to receiving your submissions

Stefano Cagnoni
Journal of Artificial Evolution and Applications