About the Journal

The Journal of Integrated Circuits and Systems (JICS) is an effort from both Brazilian Microelectronics Society (SBMicro) and Brazilian Computer Society (SBC) to keep a scientific journal intended to present state-of-art papers on microelectronics, covering the fields of Process and Materials, Device and Characterization, Digital and Analog IC Design, Test and EDA, among other relevant topics.

JICS publishes spontaneous submissions - regular papers - as well as selected papers from both Brazilian Societies annual conferences, SBCCI - Symposium on Integrated Circuits and Systems and SBMicro - Symposium on Microelectronics Technology and Devices. Also Special Issues on subjects defined by the Editorial Board are published. Acceptance of papers for publication is subject to a peer review procedure and it is conditional on revisions being made given comments from referees.

JICS publishes 3 issues (numbers) per year, with standard schedule being April (No. 1), August (No. 2) and December (No. 3).

JICS is indexed in Scopus , Scimagojr and GoogleScholar. It has been recently classified as Qualis A4.
The JICS Journal ISSN are 1872-0234 for its online version (from 2017 on) and 1807-1953 for its printed version (prior to 2017).

Open Access Policy 

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There is no fee (no charge) for authors or readers. 

Editorial and Peer Review Policy
Please note that only original work, not published or submitted for publication in a different journal, will be eligible.
Manuscripts will be received by the Editorial Team, who will initially verify appropriateness to JICS, as well as content (plagiarism) issues. After this, 2 to 5 external evaluators (ad hoc referees) in blind peer review mode are assigned, ensuring reviewer anonymity. After receiving the evaluations, the Editorial Team decides about the manuscript, considering reviewers´ recommendations. The manuscript may be accepted in the form it was submitted; may be reject or revisions may be required. The manuscript that requires revision will be sent to the author, who is asked to submit a new version and a letter to the Editor, where recommendations of the reviewers must be addressed. Changes in the manuscript should be highlighted. After evaluating the revised version of the manuscript, the Editorial Team makes a final decision or, exceptionally, sends it to another evaluation round if the reviewer recommendations have not been appropriately addressed. The entire process is available to the authors at any moment. In the cases the authors do not agree with the final decision, it is allowed to appeal on the decision by sending an email to the Editor in Chief.
Statement of Publication Ethics
Submitted manuscripts must conform with JICS editorial and ethical policies as stated on this webpage and on the Submissions and Author Guidelines webpages.
JICS submissions undergo thorough peer-review process together with clear ethical standards aiming the publication of high-quality scientific works. Whenever we become aware of ethical issues, we commit to investigate and take necessary actions to maintain the integrity of JICS and published works, ensuring safety and integrity of the involved research community.
We work to early detect potential ethics issues by automated and manual checks of submitted manuscripts and of the peer review process. We commit to a fair and objective ethics checking as well as to a fair and objective peer review process, keeping all parties informed when possible and appropriate, and providing adequate response time.
Authors submitting a manuscript for possible publication by JICS must warrant that their work is original and does not infringe the intellectual property rights or other rights of any individual or entity.

 The topics of interest are (but not limited to):  

   - Processes & Materials
   - Devices & Characterization
   - Modeling & Simulation
   - Analog & Digital IC Design
   - System Design, MPSOC, NOC
   - High-level Synthesis
   - HW & SW Codesign
   - EDA - Logic & Physical Synthesis
   - Technology CAD
   - IC Test and Verification
   - Sensors & Actuators (Microsystems)