Applied human informatics (AHI)
Open Journal of the Academy of Human Informatics (ISSN 2433-2372)
AHI is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication. AHI welcomes reports on primary research from scientific discipline related to the area described in the scope. It provides:
- Open-access freely accessible online, authors retain copyright
- Fast publication times
- Peer review by expert, practicing researchers
- Worldwide media coverage
AHI is published by the Academy of Human Informatics, a scientific society.
AHI is run as a partnership between the board of directors of the Academy of Human Informatics and international Advisory and Editorial Boards, ensuring fast, fair, and professional peer review. To contact the Editorial Director or any of the Publications responsibles (who can be found at our editorial board page), please e-mail [ahi-journal [at] npowin.org].
AHI features reports of original research from all disciplines within the following transdisciplinary topics. By not excluding papers about applied research, AHI facilitates the discovery of the connections between disciplines.
- Publication Fields and Topics
|Research results about measurement, analysis of information diffused by human and applications, systems, services using this information in the fields of Medicine, Science, Hoken, Engineering, Information, Psychology, Social Sciences, Educational Science. It includes but is not limited to the following topic examples.|
|【Physiological Information System】|
・Wearable physiological sensing
・Central nervous system analysis
・Fingertip pulse wave analysis
・Brain waves/Electromyoactivity analysis
・Sleep state estimation
・Behavior analysis/Human modeling
・Physical function analysis using motion sensor
|【Medicine and Health Information】|
・Pain mechanism and control
・Control of organism, cell proliferation/differentiation
|・Healthcare network/cloud ・Personal Health Record (PHR)|
|【Lifestyle and Creation Information System】|
・Elderly/Handicaped support system
・Wearable body temperature regulation service
・Human behavior navigation service
・Communication, language study
・Human detection/tracking from images
・UI using sensing technology
|【Social Economical Information system】|
・Human information data-mining
Too often a journal's decision to publish a paper is dominated by what the Editors think is interesting and will gain greater readership, both of which are subjective judgments and lead to decisions which are frustrating and delay the publication of your work. All paper submitted to AHI will be rigorously peer-reviewed under the direction of associate editors affected for each scope topic, such the judgments about both technical soundness and importance of your submissions are made after publication by the readership (who are the most qualified to determine what is of interest to them) of international specialists.
AHI applies the Creative Commons Attribution License (CCAL) to all works we publish. Under the CCAL, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their article, but authors allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy articles in AHI, so long as the original authors and source are cited. No permission is required from the authors or the publishers.
To provide open access, AHI uses a business model in which our expenses including those of journal production, and online hosting and archiving (peer review is on a voluntary base) are recovered in part by charging a publication fee to the authors.
The Academy of Human Informatics is committed to the widest possible global participation in open access publishing, such even research articles funded by Low and Lower Middle Income Countries can afford publication.
A unique low fee of only 20,000 JPY will be charged for each publication. Celebrating journal launching, the 1st few papers will be free of charges.
Measures of Impact
At the Academy of Human Informatics, we believe that articles in all journals should be assessed on their own merits rather than on the basis of the journal in which they were published. AHI will therefore initiated a program to provide a growing set of measures and indicators of impact at the article level that will include citation metrics, usage statistics, blogosphere coverage, social bookmarks, community rating and expert assessment.
Editorial and Peer-Review Process
Each submission to AHI passes through a rigorous quality control and peer-review evaluation process before receiving a decision. Beginning in 2013, we are providing the following summary data regarding our process. This information will be updated quarterly with the latest data:
- Publication criteria
- Based on new findings not published in other journals, the content of the journal's papers is limited to those that are recognized as contributing to a large number of readers, encouraging papers about applied research, to facilitates the discovery of connections between disciplines.
- Language is preferably English, but Japanese may also be accepted in some cases.
- Associate editors see editorial board page
- Peer-review process
- We use an international Associate Editorial Board of over 30 academic experts, and a list of their areas of expertise is available here. Once each manuscript has passed quality control, two Associate Editors (one member of AHI's board of directors and one international Advisory) are assigned to take responsibility for the submission. The two Associate Editors are responsible for conducting the peer-review process (review themselves or delegate to adequate expert so that the review delay is kept as short as possible) and for making a decision to accept, invite revision of, or reject the article. Further details of the editorial process are described here.
- The average time for publication is 1 month or less after acceptance.
- Acceptance ratio
- Rejected papers are given the opportunity for a formal appeal.
Indexing and Archiving
All paper published to AHI are attributed a unique DOI such it is automatically searchable via DataCite, crossref, and other partner sites. In addition, AHI maintains a personal archive of all papers published (see sample).
The Academy of Human Informatics is a non-profit scientific organization of engineers, scientists, and physicians, which creates new academic research fields, by applying and integrating widely to various fields researches about the information emitted by humans, and participates actively in the improvement of human society.