Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR)
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Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR)

Editor-in-Chief: Francisco José García-Peñalvo (University of Salamanca, Spain)
Indexed In: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index), INSPEC and 13 more indices
Published: Bi-Monthly |Established: 2008
ISSN: 1938-7857|EISSN: 1938-7865|DOI: 10.4018/JITR
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The Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR) presents comprehensive interdisciplinary and refereed research on the most emerging and breakthrough areas of information science and technology. The journal seeks to improve and expand existing research in underrepresented areas of information science and technology in all areas of global implication. Through the current trends in the globalization of technology in the knowledge society, JITR will serve to provide the highest in quality concepts, methodologies, trends and case studies for all audiences.

The journal focuses on major breakthroughs within the technological arena, with particular concentration on the accelerating principles, concepts and applications of biocomputing, medical informatics, anthropocentric computing, high-performance computing, technological diffusion, predictive analysis tools, genetic algorithms, and cultural informatics. This scholarly resource endeavors to provide international audiences with the highest quality research manuscripts and accounts of the constant evolution of information science and technology in whole. Researchers, academicians, practitioners and students will find this journal as a critical source of reference for all advanced technological applications and developments.

Topics Covered

The Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR) covers novel and emerging research in the field of information science and technology. The journal specifically focuses on underrepresented technologies and trends that influence and engage the knowledge society. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • 3-D imaging and printing technologies
  • Algebraic biology
  • Agricultural informatics
  • Anthropocentric computing
  • Artificial immune systems
  • Artificial intelligence technologies
  • Assistive technologies
  • Biodiversity applications
  • Bioethics
  • Bioinformatics/biotechnology
  • Biomaterials and nanotechnology
  • Biometrics
  • Biosensors
  • Biosurveillance
  • Bioterrorism and situational awareness
  • Cellular automata
  • Chemoinformatics
  • Cloning
  • Cloud computing
  • Cognitive informatics
  • Cultural algorithms
  • Cultural informatics
  • Diagnostic informatics
  • Digital ecosystems
  • Digital forensics
  • Drug discovery technologies
  • Ecological modeling
  • Electric vehicle technology
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Environmental informatics
  • Flexible and adaptive technologies
  • Gaming technologies
  • Gene therapy
  • Genetic algorithms and programming
  • Genomics and proteomics
  • Green technologies
  • Grid computing
  • Haptics
  • High performance computing
  • Health information technologies
  • Hemodynamics
  • Human-centric and pervasive computing
  • Human-computer interface
  • Human tracking technologies
  • Image and speech recognition
  • Internet of Things
  • Malware
  • Marine technology
  • Microarray technologies
  • Medical imaging technologies
  • Medical intelligence
  • Medical informatics
  • Mobile technology development
  • Multicore technology
  • Nanoreactors
  • Nanorobotics
  • Nanostructures
  • Nanotechnology
  • Natural computing
  • Natural language applications
  • Network architectures
  • Network technologies
  • Open source software
  • Optoelectronic technologies
  • Pattern recognition
  • Predictive analysis tools
  • Pharmaceutical informatics
  • Quantum informatics
  • Radiology technologies
  • Sensor technologies
  • Social informatics
  • Surgical informatics
  • Tablet technologies
  • Telemedicine
  • Telenursing
  • Telesurgery
  • Tissue engineering applications
  • Surveillance technologies
  • Virtualization
  • Wearable computing
  • Wireless technologies

JITR is committed to new research and technologies and welcomes submissions in emerging fields that may not fall within the above topics in order to advance the discipline.

Mission and Scope

The Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR) seeks to provide evidential research on groundbreaking and emerging areas of information science and technology, with particular focus on breaking trends in medical informatics, social computing and biotechnology. In endeavoring to fulfill the objectives of providing a scholarly and quality outlet for innovative topics, trends and research in the field of IT, the JITR will succeed in expanding the availability of the most prominent, principal and critical concepts that will form the knowledge society of the future.

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Volume 11: 4 Issues (2018)
Volume 10: 4 Issues (2017)
Volume 9: 4 Issues (2016)
Volume 8: 4 Issues (2015)
Volume 7: 4 Issues (2014)
Volume 6: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 5: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2011)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2010)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2009)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2008)
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Reviews and Testimonials

JITR is well positioned to provide dissemination of information regarding breakthroughs in new or little known fields of information technology, as well as important recent developments and applications in existing areas. JITR provides a medium for both scholars and practitioners to publish their research and experimental results.

– Christos K. Georgiadis, University of Macedonia, Greece

The Interdisciplinary approach of JITR can be a remedy to the intellectually deadening effects of excessive specialization.

– Giulio Concas, University of Cagliari, Italy

JITR is the first journal with a focus on the interdisciplinary nature of progress in IT research, which is becoming more and more important: the material science, nanotechnology, and biocomputing aspects accelerate the development of IT, and the medical informatics, anthropocentric computing, adn social implications shape the applications. JITR bridges teh gap between IT development and research in IT applications. It will certainly contribute to shaping the global information society.

– Lorenz M. Hilty, Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, Switzerland

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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Francisco J. García-Peñalvo holds a PhD in Computer Science (2000, University of Salamanca). He works as a Professor in Computer Science Department of the USAL. He is the GRIAL Group head. He was Technology and Innovation pro-Chancellor of the USAL in charge of the definition, planning and development of the USAL technical management strategy based on Open Source solutions. He has leaded MIH, TRAILER and VALS European projects. Now, he is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Information Technology Research and the Education in the Knowledge Society Journal. Besides he is the coordinator of the multidisciplinary PhD Programme on Education in the Knowledge Society.

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Ali Salmasnia, University of Qom, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Brij Gupta, National Institute of Technology,Kurukshetra, India
Gulshan Shrivastava, Sharda University, Greater Noida, India, India ORCID
Hadj Ahmed Bouarara, GeCoDe Laboratory, Algeria ORCID
Kijpokin Kasemsap, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand
Poorva Devi, SCSVMV University, India
Sugam Sharma, Iowa State University, United States
Associate Editors
Ángel Hernández-García, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Brian Whitworth, Massey University, New Zealand
Juan Cruz-Benito, IBM Research, Spain ORCID
Norshidah Mohamed, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Panayotis E. Fouliras, University of Macedonia, Greece
Phillip Olla, Madonna University, United States
Stephen Mutula, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Suash Deb, Cambridge Institute of Technology, India
Wen-Chen Hu, University of North Dakota, United States
Editorial Review Board
Abhijit Chaudhury, Bryant University, United States
Ada Scupola, Roskilde University, Denmark ORCID
Adel Al-Jumaily, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Ali Al Sanousi, Harvard Medical School, Saudi Arabia
Alicia García-Holgado, University of Salamanca, Spain ORCID
Amanda Spink, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Andrea Vazquez Ingelmo, GRIAL Research Group, Research Institute for Educational Sciences, University of Salamanca, Spain ORCID
Anthony Duben, Stephen F. Austin State University, United States
Bernie Garrett, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Carina Gonzalez, University of La Laguna, Spain
Chao Wang, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States
Chia-Wen Tsai, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan
Christos Schizas, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Daniel Barredo, Universidad del Rosario ORCID
Dick Hartley, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Dorel Picovici, Institute of Technology Carlow, Ireland
Enrique Sánchez Acosta, Universidad Europea, Spain ORCID
Farid Meziane, University of Salford, United Kingdom ORCID
Flavio Correa Da Silva, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
George Magoulas, University of London/Birkbeck College, United Kingdom ORCID
Giulio Concas, University of Cagliari, Italy
Hepu Deng, RMIT University, Australia
Hongwei Mo, Harbin Engineering University, China
Jeļena Zaščerinska, Centre for Education and Innovation Research, Latvia ORCID
Jens Lehmann, Universität Leip, Germany
Jen-Yao Chung, Quanta Cloud Technology, United States
Jie Du, Grand Valley State University, United States
Joao Miguel Fernandes, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
José Carlos Sánchez-Prieto
Juan Manuel Dodero, University of Cadiz, Spain ORCID
Juliette Rouchier, GERQAM, CNRS., France
Jyotir Chatterjee, Lord Buddha Education Foundation, Nepal ORCID
Kwok Tai Chui, The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Lavanya sharma, Uttarakhand Technical University, India, India
Maoguo Gong, Xidian University, China
María Manuel Borges, University of Coimbra, Portugal ORCID
Miguel Ángel Conde-González, Universidad de León, Spain ORCID
Mohamed Daassi, University of François Rabelais, France
Mohd Syuhaidi Abu Bakar, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Nabeel Ali, University of Kufa, Iraq ORCID
Nardjes Bouchemal, University Center of Mila. LIRE Laboratory of Constantine, Algeria
Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Patrick Brézillon, University Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), France
Payam Hanafizadeh, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Iran, Islamic Republic Of ORCID
Robert Owen, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, United States
Schubert Foo, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Shadrack Katuu, University of South Africa, South Africa ORCID
Shawn Long, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States
Sheng-Uei Guan, Xian Jiatong-Liverpool University, China
Souren Paul, Nova Southeastern University, United States
Steve Goschnick, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Suash Deb, Cambridge Institute of Technology, India
Sukumar Senthilkumar, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Thomas Mandl, University of Hildesheim, Germany ORCID
Tom Gross, University of Bamberg, Germany
Tránsito Ferreras-Fernández, University of Salamanca, Spain ORCID
Vishal Bhatnagar, Ambedkar Institute of Advanced Communication Technologies & Research, India
Wei-Chiang Hong, Jiangsu Normal University, China ORCID
Weijun Zheng, University of Wisconsin Parkside, United States
Yousif Mustafa, Indiana University South Bend, United States


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished article manuscripts will be considered. Interested authors must consult the Journal Guidelines for Manuscript Submission at PRIOR to submission. Any further questions may be answered at All article manuscript submissions will be forwarded to at least three members of the editorial review board of the journal for a double-blind peer review. The final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers.

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All inquiries regarding JITR should be directed to the attention of:
Francisco José García-Peñalvo

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