ISSN 1870-9044

An open access research journal on Computer Science and Computer Engineering

Alexander Gelbukh, Editor-in-Chief; Juan Carlos Herrera Lozada, Administrative editor; Oscar Camacho Nieto, Executive director


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About Polibits

Polibits is a half-yearly peer reviewed open access research journal published since 1989 by the Center for Technological Design and Development in Computer Science (CIDETEC) of the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), the largest governmentally-owned university of the country, in Mexico City, Mexico. The journal is both governmentally owned and governmentally funded through the academic excellence journals program of the Ministry of Science (CONACYT) of Mexico. The journal is supported by the international scientific electronic library SciELO.

The journal solicits original research papers in all areas of computer science and computer engineering, with emphasis on applied research.

Editorial board of the journal consists of 31 prominent scientists from 14 countries: Colombia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Spain, USA, Ukraine, United Kingdom. Since 2008, we have published papers by authors from 32 countries: Belgium, Brazil, China, Colombia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Norway, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, U.K., UK, USA, United Kingdom, Vietnam.  Here is the geographical distribution of our authors (since 2008) and our Editorial Board members.

The journal has double-blind review procedure. It publishes papers in English and Spanish. Publication has no cost for the authors. Polibtis is an open access journal, i.e., all papers are freely available from its web site.

Since June 2014, we implement a new policy of giving an acceptance decision within 4 month from submission.

Indexing: Index of Excellence of CONACYT (Mexican Ministry of Science), LatIndex, Periódica, e-revist@s, ScieELO, Cabell's Directories.

Read Polibits online

Current issue:

     Issue 50 (2014, July-December)

Forthcoming issue:

     Issue 51 (2015, January-June)

Back issues:

     Issue 49 (2014, January-June)

     Issue 48 (2013, July-December)

     Issue 47 (2013, January-June)

     Issue 46 (2012, July-December)

     Issue 45 (2012, January-June)

     Issue 44 (2011, July-December)

     Issue 43 (2011, January-June)

     Issue 42 (2010, July-December)

     Issue 41 (2010, January-June)

     Issue 40 (2009, July-December)

     Issue 39 (2009, January-June)

     Issue 38 (2008, July-December)

     Issue 37 (2008, January-June)


Papers ready to review are received through the WEB SUBMISSION SYSTEM (click here).

The papers can be written in English or Spanish. Since the review procedure is double-blind, the full text of the papers should be submitted without names and affiliations of the authors and without any other data that reveals the authors’ identity. For review, please submit your paper in PDF; in case of acceptance, you will need to upload your source file in Word or TeX. We will send you further instructions on uploading your camera-ready source files upon acceptance notification.


Please use IEEE Transactions 8x11 2-column format, see there the first section "Templates for Transactions".* Locally cached copies: Word, LaTeX: CLS, BST, instructions.

Word 2003 is OK; in case of Word 2010, preferably avoid using the new Word's built-in math editor; instead please consider using the traditional equation editor (the one that was used in Word 2003). In case of LaTeX, please provide a .BIB file; please do not include the bibliography directly in the .TEX file via \bibitem; use \bibliography and bibtex instead. Please provide as high-resolution images as possible, and (especially in case of LaTeX) for line drawings please use vector graphics (PDF / EPS) instead of raster graphics (PNG / JPG) wherever possible. Please also consider other formatting tips. In case of being written in Spanish, the paper must also contain the title, abstract, and keywords in English.

We do not have any specific page limit: we welcome both short and long papers, provided the quality and novelty of the paper adequately justifies the length.

The publisher keeps the right to copyedit or modify the format and style of the final version of the paper if necessary. Submissions in another format can be reviewed, but the use of the recommended format is strongly encouraged; camera-ready version must follow the format guidelines exactly in order to be published.

Main topics of interest

The journal publishes research papers in all areas of computer science and computer engineering, with emphasis on applied research. More specifically, the main topics of interest include, though are not limited to, the following:


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Natural Language Processing

  • Fuzzy Logic

  • Computer Vision

  • Multiagent Systems

  • Bioinformatics

  • Neural Networks

  • Evolutionary algorithms

  • Knowledge Representation

  • Expert Systems

  • Intelligent Interfaces

  • Multimedia, Virtual Reality

  • Machine Learning

  • Pattern Recognition

  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems

  • Semantic Web

  • Database Systems

  • Data Mining

  • Software Engineering

  • Web Design

  • Compilers

  • Formal Languages

  • Operating Systems

  • Distributed Systems

  • Parallelism

  • Real Time Systems

  • Algorithm Theory

  • Scientific Computing

  • High-Performance Computing

  • Geo-processing

  • Networks and Connectivity

  • Cryptography

  • Informatics Security

  • Digital Systems Design

  • Digital Signal Processing

  • Control Systems

  • Robotics

  • Virtual Instrumentation

  • Computer Architectures


For requests and doubts, please contact Alexander Gelbukh.

Related Calls for Papers

MICAI: Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence
CICLing: International Conference on Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing

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Editorial policy and a publication ethics and publication malpractice statement

Exclusive use of the title "Polibits", registration number 04-2009-063012125100-203.

* While this journal happens to use the same format as IEEE, this journal is not in any way affiliated with, or endorsed by, IEEE.