Writing Rules

We accept articles in a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:  

- Physics of information
- Information in cosmology
- Quantum information technologies
- Digital information technologies
- Big data and information data storage
- Information theory
- Information as the fifth state of matter
- Information entropy
- Information processing and cyber security
- Biological information and bio-informatics
- Sustainable information and environmental data science solutions

Manuscript types

  • communication (up to 3 pages, peer review);
  • article (peer review);
  • review (peer review);
  • opinions (non peer review);
  • news and views (non peer review);

Communication: IPI Letters welcomes "Communications" articles as a concise and impactful format for authors to report important and timely results in the field of information science. These short articles, with a maximum length of 3 pages, offer authors a platform to share significant findings, breakthroughs, or advancements in a succinct and focused manner.

Article: Standard article contributions in IPI Letters serve as the foundation of scholarly research published in the journal. These articles provide a comprehensive and in-depth exploration of research topics, presenting original findings, methodologies, and analyses in the field of information science. Standard articles are typically longer in length, allowing authors to delve into their research in detail and provide a thorough examination of their work.

Review: Review articles play a crucial role in synthesizing and summarizing existing knowledge, providing a comprehensive overview of a specific topic within the field of information science. These articles offer valuable insights, analysis, and interpretation of the existing literature, making them a valuable resource for researchers, students, and professionals seeking to understand the current state of research in a particular area.

Opinions: IPI Letters welcomes "Opinions" as a unique type of contribution that provides authors with the opportunity to express their viewpoints, insights, and perspectives on topics related to information science. Unlike research articles, "Opinions" do not report new research findings or present rigorous empirical analysis. Instead, they offer authors a platform to share their expert opinions, observations, or speculative ideas on emerging trends, theoretical frameworks, policy matters, or thought-provoking concepts within the field of information science.

Please note that "Opinions" articles undergo an editorial review process focused on ensuring clarity, relevance, and respectful discourse. While they do not undergo the same rigorous peer review as research articles, the editorial team assesses these contributions for their scholarly value, coherence, and adherence to the journal's guidelines.

Publishing an "Opinions" article in IPI Letters offers authors an opportunity to share their unique insights and engage in scholarly discourse within the field of information science. We encourage authors to seize this platform to contribute to the intellectual enrichment of the scientific community.

News and Views: IPI Letters welcomes "News and Views" as a distinct type of contribution that allows authors to provide updates, summaries, or commentary on recent developments, significant events, or noteworthy findings within the field of information science. This non-peer-reviewed section serves as a platform for authors to share concise and informative pieces that highlight the latest trends, advancements, or emerging topics of interest.

Manuscript preparation: All manuscripts should be prepared in English language, in accordance with our formatting guidelines, which can be found below. The manuscript must be carefully proofread prior to submission. All submissions must be prepared using Word. Please submit your article as a single DOC or DOCX file, containing all the text, tables, images and captions in it. 


The abstract is a mandatory element that should summarize the contents and key findings of the paper. The abstract should contain no more than 400 words.


Please list your keywords, separated by semicolons. The first letter of each keyword should be capitalized.

Preparation of your manuscript

Your contribution must be prepared in Microsoft Word. The entire manuscript uses

Times New Roman. Section headings are optional and must be Bold.

If figures, tables, animations or text quotations from copyrighted works (including websites) are included in your paper, permission must be obtained from the copyright holder (usually the original publisher) and the author(s).

Equations should be numbered for reference. The numbers should be consecutive within the contribution, with numbers enclosed in parentheses and set on the right margin. Please do not include section counters in the numbering.

Please use the equation editor to edit your equations. We request each equation to be inserted into one row.

Figures and tables

It is essential that all illustrations are clear and legible. All figures and tables should be embedded in the text. Vector graphics should be used for diagrams and images whenever possible (JPG, TIFF, PNG, EPS, etc). Please check that the lines in line drawings are not interrupted and have a constant width. Grids and details within the figures must be clearly legible and may not be written one on top of the other. Figures are to be numbered and must have a caption which should always be positioned under the figures, in contrast to the caption belonging to a table, which should always appear above the table. Figures and Tables should be cross-referred in the text.


Arabic numbers are used for citation, which is sequential by order of citation. The reference numbers are given in brackets and are not superscript. Please observe the following guidelines:

Single citation: [9]


The numbers should be listed in numerical order.

Sequential citation by order of citation: reference 7 cannot be cited before reference 5, for example.

If an author’s name is used in the text: “Miller [9] was the first …” please write all references using the Latin alphabet. If the title of the book you are referring to is, e.g. in Russian or Chinese, then please write (in Russian) or (in Chinese) at the end of the transcript or translation of the title. Do not include references to pieces of work that are not connected with your paper.


Acknowledgments are a place to recognize any contributions made to the paper that do not meet the criteria for authorship. This may include technical support, gifts received, or organizational assistance. Anyone who meets the criteria for authors must be included as an author and not merely acknowledged. Personal acknowledgments (e.g. family members) are acceptable, and it is recommended to add their full name. Titles (Dr., Mr., Prof., etc.) should not be used.