About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Transactions on Networks and Communications is an international peer-reviewed, open access, on-line journal that provides a medium of the rapid publication of original research papers, review articles, book reviews and short communications covering all aspects of networking and data communications ranging from architectures, services, virtualization, privacy, security and management.

The subject areas may include, but are not limited to the following domains: 

  • ◈ Peer to Peer Networks
  • ◈ Ubiquitous computing
  • ◈ Mobile Networks
  • ◈ Grid Computing
  • ◈ Cloud Computing
  • ◈ Wireless networks, communications and services
  • ◈ Distributed Computing
  • ◈ Heterogeneous Networks
  • ◈ Trust / Security / Privacy for Networks
  • ◈ Software architectures and data managements for network services
  • ◈ Load balancing, Resource allocation and interference management in networks
  • ◈ Service and knowledge discovery, matching and composition mechanisms
  • ◈ Social networking solutions for pervasive and mobile environments
  • ◈ Context- and location-aware middleware
  • ◈ Virtualization of architectues and services
  • ◈ Internet of Services / Things
  • ◈ e-Business / e-Commerce / e-Governance

Peer Review Process

All journals from the Society for Science and Education United Kingdom (SSE-UK) operate single blinded peer review system with rapid and thorough process through electronic submissions and communications. In this process the authors names and affiliations will be revealed to the reviewers, while authors are kept blinded from reviewer details.

Initial decisions are held by Editors-in-Chief and submitted manuscripts will undergo unbiased preliminary assessment for the suitability to the scope of the journals. As an extension to the process, the assessed manuscripts are forwarded to at-least two expert reviewers in the field. This is intended to advance the correctness, clarity, and wholeness of manuscripts and help editors to decide whether the manuscript has to be published or not. Reports from at least two reviewers will be taken in to consideration for the decision to accept or reject a manuscript. Editors can give the updated guidance to the reviewers when required. Reviewers are given 3 weeks to send their fair and constructive reviews to Editor, and Editors-in-Chief are aimed to take the final decision within 4 weeks from the manuscript submission.

In case of a negative decision from the editor, authors can challenge the decision with reasonable arguments. At the concerned editor’s discretion, manuscripts will be forwarded to additional reviewers and final decisions will be made in support with their implications.

Please note that we do not retain copies of rejected articles.

The peer review process aims to ensure that all published articles:

  • ◈ Present the results of primary scientific research
  • ◈ Report results that have not been published elsewhere
  • ◈ Are scientifically sound
  • ◈ Provide new scientific knowledge where experiments, statistics and other analyses are performed to a high technical standard and are described in sufficient detail so that another researcher will be able to reproduce the experiments described
  • ◈ Provide conclusions that are presented in an appropriate manner and are supported by the data
  • ◈ Are presented in an intelligible and logic manner and are written in clear and unambiguous English
  • ◈ Meet all applicable research standards with regard to the ethics of experimentation and research integrity
  • ◈ Adhere to appropriate reporting guidelines and community standards for data availability.

The SSE-UK is a member of the CrossCheck plagiarism detection initiative. In the event of suspected plagiarism in submitted works CrossCheck is available to the editors to detect instances of overlapping and similar text. SSE endorses and applies the standards of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), which promotes integrity in peer-reviewed research publications.

Publication Frequency

This is a bi-monthly journal; publishes six issues per year.

Issue 1 : February

Issue 2 : April

Issue 3 : June

Issue 4 : August

Issue 5 : October

Issue 6 : December

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Open access publishing refers to unrestricted reuse and redistribution. It facilitates easy access for research distribution and its global transmission to any internet user for free.

Open access publishing is a reverse process to the traditional print publishing method where the publishers holds the copyrights to the articles published in their journals. A reader has to pay to access the articles and obtain permission to use them. Overcoming these accessing barriers open access publishing is a new generation digital publishing where the author is charged the cost of publication process for an article and made available on-line for free to everyone.

Other than their cost-recovery model, Open Access journals are no different from traditional subscription-base journals; they undergo the same peer-review and quality control as any other scholarly journal. Moreover, Open Access allows for maximum visibility, uptake and use of the published material.

More information on Open Access Policy can be seen here.