Participants are invited to submit manuscripts based on ICFIA 2017 conference presentations for possible publication in Talanta with the intention of publishing in a Virtual Special Issue (VSI) that is dedicated to ICFIA 2017 conference.

A Virtual Special Issue essentially rules out possible delays in publication for contributors to the special issue and will make this conference special issue more complete and accessible than it has ever been. Please see below its advantageous characteristics:


Ø  All submitted manuscripts will go through normal peer review process per journal standard;

Ø  Accepted papers will be published individually as soon as they are accepted in regular journal volumes, which ensures fast publication speed for individually articles;

Ø  They will also be simultaneously added into the online Virtual Special Issue hosted at Science Direct, which is gradually built up as individual articles are published;

Ø  Articles grouped together in a Virtual Special Issue will retain all their original citation details.


Submission instructions:

Ø  Submission link:

Ø  Click on the “Submit Paper” option from the top menu;

Ø  Enter your user name and password (first time users will have to register);

Ø  Please select article type name “VSI: ICFIA 2017”during submission process;

Ø  Submission deadline: 31st Dec 2017


When preparing your manuscript(s), please carefully follow the Guide to Authors of the journal, which you can find on the online submission site or journal’s homepage site. In the cover letter please mention that your manuscript is intended for the ICFIA 2017 Virtual Special Issue.

Please note that all manuscripts will be subjected to the mandatory selection process for the journal, including the strict peer review procedure; therefore acceptance for presentation at the conference is not a guarantee for publication in the journal.

Thanks in advance for your contribution!

Kind regards,

Elsevier Team