Author Guidelines


Instructions for Authors

Article Submission

The submission is performed online at this site using the submission forms. Corresponding author needs to register with the journal (if it has not been done before) prior to submitting. When registering, please leave empty the Signature field of the profile. 

If the corresponding author is already registered, she/he needs to log in and follow the link [New Submission]. The submission must be ZIP-archive containing the original source (including all style files and figures) and a PDF version of the compiled output.

We distinguish two types of articles, namely a full article (from 10 to 16 pages) and a short communication (from 3 to 6 pages).

The work described in the article must not have been published before or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. All the authors have to approve the article before submitting. The article should also be approved by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the research has been carried out.

Title and Abstract

The first page of the article should begin with the title and the names of the authors with their affiliations. The affiliations should consist of the author’s institution, town/city, and country. No academic titles or descriptions of academic positions should be included. 

The abstract should be a short summary of the paper that needs to be understood without reference to the paper itself. Abstract reflects the scientific content of the paper and contains information about problems, methods and results. Abstract should not contain acknowledgements, any undefined abbreviations, citations and references to figures, equations, etc. Abstract's optimal size is 150 to 250 words.

Provide 4 to 10 keywords and (or) phrases separated by commas right after the abstract.


Use up to three levels of headings with the decimal system. Do not place a full stop at the end of a heading. Do not number Introduction and Conclusion.

Figures and Tables

Figures and Tables should be placed near their first reference. There should not be a full stop at the end of the caption.

In figures, authors should restrict their use of color to situations where it is necessary on scientific, and not merely cosmetic grounds as well as avoid unnecessary complexity, coloring and excessive detail.

The pictures should be in at least 300 dpi resolution.

Place source code listings as figures. Proper code indentation is mandatory.


Footnotes should be designated within the text using a superscript number. It is not allowed to use footnotes for references/citations.

References and Reference List

Reference citations in the text should be identified by numbers in square brackets (not superscript), separated by a comma and a space. Multiple references forming a range of numbers should be written as that range using a dash between the numbers.

The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. The references should be listed in alphabetical order or in order of appearance.

We strongly encourage authors to include DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) in references. The DOI is a unique code assigned by the publisher to each online paper or journal article. It provides a stable way of finding published papers and increasing their visibility. Most digital libraries (e.g. ACM DL, DBLPIEEE Xplore) provide metadata with DOI. Authors may also use CrossRef service to find DOIs.

Authors may format references manually or they can use BibTeX with the bibtex file splncs04.bst, which is included in SuperFrI's LaTeX macro package and provides automatical formatting of reference list. When using BibTeX authors should prepare bibliographic file(s) manually or they can use bibtex records provided by the most digital libraries (e.g. ACM DLDBLPIEEE Xplore). 

Examples of references:

  • Article in book series (cf. bibtex recordbibitem)

    Chetverushkin, B.N., Yakobovskiy, M.V., Kornilina, M.A., Semenova, A.V.: Numerical algorithms for HPC systems and fault tolerance. In: Sokolinsky, L., Zymbler, M. (eds.) Parallel Computational Technologies. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol. 1063, pp. 34–44. Springer, Cham (2019).

  • Article in proceedings (cf. bibtex recordbibitem)

    Liu, G., Wang, Y., Zhao, T., Gu, J., Li, D.: mHLogGP: A parallel computation model for CPU/GPU heterogeneous computing cluster. In: Park, J.J., Zomaya, A.Y., Yeo, S., Sahni, S. (eds.) Network and Parallel Computing, 9th IFIP International Conference, NPC 2012, Gwangju, Korea, September 6-8, 2012. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 7513, pp. 217–224. Springer (2012).

  • Book section (cf. bibtex recordbibitem)

    Riedel, M., Streit, A., Mallmann, D., Wolf, F., Lippert, T.: Experiences and requirements for interoperability between HTC and HPC-driven e-science infrastructure. In: Byeon, O., Kwon, J.H., Dunning, T.H., Cho, K., Savoy-Navarro, A. (eds.) Future Application and Middleware Technology on e-Science, pp. 113–123. Springer (2010).


Authors should prepare manuscripts in LaTeX using SuperFrI's LaTeX macro package. Please do not change contents of class (superfri.cls) and bibliographic style (splncs04.bst) files when preparing your article. With any questions and suggestions regarding SuperFrI's LaTeX macro package please contact Technical Editor (Mikhail Zymbler,


All the necessary acknowledgements (people, grants, funds, etc.) should be placed between the main text and the references section. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.


Peer Review Process

The journal uses single-blind peer review model. Articles submitted in JSFI are sent out to peer reviewers, although submissions that are out of scope for the journal or are of an unacceptably low standard may be rejected without review. Potentially suitable manuscripts will generally be reviewed by at least three experts in the field with the aim of reaching a first decision as soon as possible. Reviewers are asked to declare their conflicting interests, if any.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate and free of charge open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. The publication in articles appearing in the journal are also free of charge for the authors. JSFI is listed in DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals).


The authors must agree to publish their paper under a free license (Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 3.0 License), which permits non-commercial use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is properly cited.

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.