Author Guidelines

Article processing time and submission deadlines

The average number of weeks for an article to go through the editorial review process
1. From the first manuscript submission to the initial decision on the article is 4 weeks,
2. From the final manuscript submission to the editorial decision is 2 weeks.
The post processing of the articles and preparation of an issue of the journal requires 4 weeks.

Therefore articles submitted until January 31 upon acceptance will be generally published in the April issue supposing that the revised paper is submitted and the articles submitted until August 31 upon acceptance will be generally published in the November issue.


Instructions for Authors

The authors should submit an electronic copy of their unpublished and original paper to the journal web site.

Only articles will be considered for publication for which all the required fields of the submission form are filled in accurately.

There are no page charges to individuals or institutions for contributions.

Please send your paper as a single document including tables and figures. This means, it should be one Microsoft Word file AND NOT a zipped File containing different files for text, tables, figures, etc.

The journal article MS Word template is available here for Download.

The journal article LaTeX template is available here for Download.

Magyar nyelvű cikkek esetén használatos MS Word sablon Letöltése.

Magyar nyelvű cikkek esetén használatos LaTeX sablon Letöltése.

In accordance with usual practice, papers which were previously published and/or are under consideration for publication elsewhere cannot be accepted, and authors must agree not to publish accepted papers elsewhere without the prior permission of Gradus's publisher. If previously published tables, illustrations or more than 50 words of text are to be included, then the copyright holder's written permission must be obtained. Copies of any such permission letters should be enclosed with the paper.

All manuscripts are subject to peer review. If revisions are required for acceptance of a manuscript, one copy of the revised manuscript should be submitted. The views and contents of the articles (papers) printed in the issue(s) herein do not reflect the official views of Gradus or Editors of the journal. The concerned author(s) is(are) answerable for the correctness and authenticity of the article.


Required DOI reference:

If an article in your reference has a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) listed, you have to include this identifier in your reference as a URL. Authors have to, where possible, provide DOIs for the articles they cite. DOIs are created and maintained by the International DOI Foundation. Crossref is a registration agency for the International DOI Foundation and assigns DOIs to scholarly research publications.
Crossref DOI Guidelines:
The easiest way to find an article’s DOI is to cut-&-paste references into the next search pages:

DOI examples
If a DOI is provided for an article, include it after the page numbers in the Reference:

Johanyák, Z.C. : Fuzzy Rule Interpolation based Model for Student Result Prediction, Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, 2019, Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 999-1008, DOI: 10.3233/JIFS-169875

Johanyák, Z.C. and Alvarez Gil, R.P.: Fuzzy Model for the Average Delay Time on a Road Ending with a Traffic Light. In: Kim K., Kim H., Baek N. (eds) IT Convergence and Security 2017. ICITS 2017.
Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, 2018, Vol 449, Springer, Singapore DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-6451-7_28

If you can't find DOI reference for an article than include a direct link to the reference. Example:


Required ORCID number:

Each author must be identified with an ORCID number (xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx). Please register at if you do not already have one.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The submission file was created using the Gradus template.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

    1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

    1. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

  1. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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