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About the Journal

Smart World is an international peer-reviewed, open access online journal.

Aims and Scope

Smart World provides a high-profile, leading-edge forum for the publication of papers addressing the variety of theoretical, methodological, epistemological, empirical and practical issues reflected in the multidisciplinary field of smart world in which there are rich and ubiquitous smart things covering objects, systems, spaces, environments, organizations, etc.

The smart world is set to enhance all existing things with abilities of sensation, communication, computation and intelligence so that many tasks and processes could be simplified, more efficient, and enjoyable. Numerous "smart things" can be endowed with different levels/forms of intelligence and even be connected together for a network level of intelligence with the capability of thinking. Such the smart world has been emerging as the next revolutionary stage in human history. Research on smart world covers many interdisciplinary areas, essential problems and crucial issues in truly building the smart world that benefits humanity, and simultaneously safeguards the natural environment for sustainable development and evolution. In particular, the journal encourages articles in the following areas:

– Smart Sensing, Processing and Service
– Smart Computing and Communication
– Smart Big Data and Knowledge
– Smart Internet of Things
– Smart System and Society
– Smart Industry and Manufacture
– Smart Agriculture and Aquaculture
– Smart Environment and Ecosystems
– Smart Disaster Monitoring/Management
– Smart Earth/Space System
– Smart Grid and Energy
– Smart Logistics and Retail
– Smart Materials and Fabric
– Smart Building and Structure
– Smart Vehicles, Roads and Transportation
– Smart Hospital, Medicine and Healthcare
– Smart Elderly/Kiddy Care
– Smart Foods and Living
– Smart Home and Furniture
– Smart Appliances and Goods
– Smart Learning and Education
– Smart Machines and Robots
– Smart Security, Safety, Trust, Privacy and Ethics
– Smart Community, City and Country


The journal is owned by OAE Publishing Inc.

Publishing Model

Gold open access. All articles published by Smart World are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately from the date of publication. For further information, please refer to Open Access.

Copyright and License to Publish

Articles in Smart World are published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). The CC BY 4.0 allows for maximum dissemination and re-use of open access materials and is preferred by many research funding bodies. Under this license users are free to share (copy, distribute and transmit) and remix (adapt) the contribution for any purposes, even commercially, provided that the users appropriately acknowledge the original authors and the source.

Copyright is retained by authors. Authors are required to sign a License to Publish (which can be downloaded from the journal's Author Instructions), granting Smart World, which identifies itself as the original publisher, exclusive rights to publish their articles, and granting any third party the right to use the articles freely as long as the integrity is maintained and the original authors, citation details and publisher are identified.

Editorial Board

For more information about the editorial team, please refer to Editorial Board.

Editorial Policies

All manuscripts submitted to Smart World should adhere to journal's Editorial Policies.

Peer Review

The journal adheres to rigorous peer review and undergoes single-blind peer review. For more details, please refer to Editorial Process and Peer Review Guidelines.

Publication Ethics Statement

Smart World fully adhere to the Code of Conduct and the Best Practice Guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
The editors of this journal enforce a rigorous peer-review process together with strict ethical policies and standards to guarantee to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, image manipulation, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. The editors of Smart World take such publishing ethics issues very seriously and are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use CrossCheck (powered by iThenticate) to check submissions against previous publications.

Journal Information and Statistics

  • Digital archive: Portico  
  • Frequency: Quarterly published
  • DOI: 10.20517/sw


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