Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Communications in Applied and Industrial Mathematics (CAIM) is one of the official journals of the Italian Society for Applied and Industrial Mathematics (SIMAI). Providing immediate open access to original, unpublished high quality contributions, CAIM is devoted to timely report on ongoing original research work, new interdisciplinary subjects, and new developments.

The journal focuses on the applications of mathematics to the solution of problems in industry, technology, environment, cultural heritage, and natural sciences, with a special emphasis on new and interesting mathematical ideas relevant to these fields of application .

Encouraging novel cross-disciplinary approaches to mathematical research, CAIM aims to provide an ideal platform for scientists who cooperate in different fields including pure and applied mathematics, computer science, engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine and to link scientist with professionals active in industry, research centres, academia or in the public sector.

Coverage includes research articles describing new analytical or numerical methods, descriptions of modelling approaches, simulations for more accurate predictions or experimental observations of complex phenomena, verification/validation of numerical and experimental methods; invited or submitted reviews and perspectives concerning mathematical techniques in relation to applications, and and fields in which new problems have arisen for which mathematical models and techniques are not yet available.


Section Policies

Research Papers

Full lenght articles should report the results of original research. The material should not have been previously published elsewhere, nor has been submitted to an another journal for consideration. The entire submitted manuscript typically should not exceed approximately 20 pages.

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Review Articles

Review Articles should cover subjects within the scope of the journal that are of active current interest. They are usually invited, but prospective Authors may contact the Editors with proposals.

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Technical Notes

Technical Notes are concise, comprehensive descriptions of technical aspects of innovative methods. The entire submitted manuscript typically should not exceed approximately 10 pages.

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Peer Review Process

The initial mode of contact should be via our online submission process. Editors and reviewers are requested to treat all submitted manuscripts in strict confidence.

The Editors will make an initial judgement on the acceptability of articles. If articles pass this stage they will move into the review process. Once at least two reviews have been received and considered by the Editors, a decision letter to the corresponding author is drafted and sent. Papers are published as “Communicated by" the responsible Associated Editor.

When submitting an article, all authors are asked to indicate that they have not submitted a related or duplicate manuscript for publication elsewhere. If related work has been submitted elsewhere, then a copy must be included with the article submitted to CAIM. Reviewers will be asked to comment on the overlap between related submissions.

Our ethic statements concerning the responsibilities of authors, editors, referees, users of bibliometric data and on what we consider to be misconduct or unethical behaviour is described in detail in the European Mathematical Society (EMS) Ethical Code of Practice this Journal and SIMAI and adheres to.


Publication Frequency

To combat the delay between Article in Press and issue publication CAIM decided to implement a new workflow, known as continuous publication, from 2013.

Starting 2013, articles will be published directly into the current online issue (one per year unless supplementary special issues are being scheduled) with complete citation details as soon as corrected proofs will be available. This new initiative ensures peer-reviewed papers can be cited immediately. A citation to one of the CAIM articles in the new continuous publication format will look like this:

AU Thor and AN Other, A computational model for RNA flessional dynamics, Commun. Appl. Ind. Math., e-412, Vol 4 (2013); doi: 10.1685/journal.caim.412

So, instead of using page numbers to cite an article within a volume, a unique article identifier will be used. This identifier uses the last three digits of the DOI and will be easily visible on the first page of the article near the top of the right-hand margin.

Before adopting the continuos publication model CAIM published 2 volumes per year (2009-2012).


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. For more information on this approach, see the Public Knowledge Project or The Open Archives Initiative Please feel free to contact the editors for further information.


Communications in Applied and Industrial Mathematics
ISSN: 2038-0909