Scientific (Phone) Applications and Mobile Devices is a peer-reviewed open access journal published under APD SKEG Pte Ltd. The first specialized journal in this field, it publishes high quality scientific reports on mobile apps and smartphone dependent devices such as add-on sensors or modifications. Allowing for not only academic recognition for the broader scientific community, it also brings awareness to the general public on the development of such tools.
The journal accepts full research articles, application notes, reviews, editorials, and correspondences related to the development of research or education apps or custom-made devices in all disciplines. The apps or peripheral devices e.g. IoT, off-the shelf microcontroller-based (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Micro:bit, etc) devices should aim at replacing bulky equipment or to enable processes in research/education. The focus would be on the functionality, displacement of equipment, enabling new processes and/or convenience in research in the various areas or education. On an expanded scope, the journal will also accept webservers, and other software applications, so long they are accessible on the smartphone/tablet Internet browsers.
Brief descriptions specially catered to describing the utility of apps and custom-made devices. Commercial apps are also welcomed. Apps/devices under this category need to reveal their intellectual property or make them widely available, but they must be described appropriately. This category is peer-reviewed.
Correspondence articles can include a substantial re-analysis of a previously published article or more, within and outside of the journal, but within the scope of apps, devices, or webservers.
Commentaries are short, narrowly focused articles of contemporary interest. You may write to the editorial office to find out the suitability.
Editorials cover relevant issues, changes or news regarding the journal and its editorial management, content or policies.
Research Articles reports the results of original research, assesses its contribution to the body of knowledge in a given area. Articles in this area typically focus on results and will require detailed information for the reproducibility of the making/use of the device/app/webserver.
Review articles may provide systematic and substantial syntheses of specific research areas, evaluations of progress in specified research areas within the use of apps, devices, webservers.
Scientific (Phone) Applications and Mobile Devices's open access allows visibility of articles to a wide, global audience. We also have a fast rolling publication
schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review. All articles are distributed in PDF form and published rapidly after acceptance and
proof-reading. In the area of publication, we allow publication of large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and
moving pictures, in an easily accessible and read form. For software packages, we allow the authors to display the data for themselves,
and to create all relevant links.
Authors of articles published in Scientific (Phone) Applications and Mobile Devices retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work.
All articles are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers.
Running a journal is not without costs but given our interest in the field, we charge a nominal sum. Therefore, this journal levies an article-processing charge of SGD$800 for each article accepted for publication.
We can waive charges for authors of specific backgrounds, and these charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis.
We utilize peer-review to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess the manuscript for the originality, validity and significance.
With the exception of application notes, all manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts before the editors reach a decision.