Editorial Policy

Interdisciplinary Information Sciences (IIS), semiannually published by the Graduate School of Information Sciences (GSIS), Tohoku University, is intended to span the ever increasing range of information sciences. It aims at providing a forum for worldwide scholarly discussion and serving as a valuable knowledge resource for the academic community.


IIS publishes original research papers, state-of-the-art reviews, and short communications on all aspects of information sciences, ranging from theoretical foundations to practical applications. Special issues/sections, typically conference proceedings, are published from time to time. All original research papers and state-of-the-art reviews submitted to the journal will be subject to a single blind peer review process by no less than two external referees who remain anonymous to the author(s). All short communications submitted to the journal will be, for rapid publication, subject to a single blind peer review process by a single referee who remains anonymous to the author(s).


All correspondence should be addressed to
Interdisciplinary Information Sciences

Graduate School of Information Sciences
Tohoku University
Sendai 980-8579, Japan


J-STAGE open access

All published issues as well as papers accepted for publication are available online: J-STAGE (Japan Science and Technology Information Aggregator, Electronic)


Submission Information

Instructions to Authors (revised on March 29, 2016)


Advisory Board
  • Luigi Accardi (Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy: Mathematical Physics)
  • Shun-ichi Amari (RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan: Brain Science)
  • Åke E. Andersson (Jönköping International Business School, Sweden: Econometrics)
  • Keith W. Hipel (University of Waterloo, Canada: Decision Making)
  • Naoyuki Osaka (Kyoto University, Japan: Psychology)
  • Dorothea Wagner (Universität Karlsruhe, Germany: Algorithm Theory)
Editorial Board
  • Nobuaki Obata (Editor-in-Chief, GSIS, Tohoku University, Japan: Mathematical Analysis and Probability)
  • Hee-Kap Ahn (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea: Algorithm Theory)
  • Edy Tri Baskoro (Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia: Graph Theory and Combinatorics)
  • Jiro Gyoba (Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University, Japan: Perceptual Psychology)
  • Magnús M. Halldórsson (Reykjavik University, Iceland: Algorithm Theory and Combinatorics)
  • Chiou-Ting Candy Hsu (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan: Image Analysis and Processing)
  • Jun Ishimoto (Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University, Japan: Fluid mechanic)
  • Keiichi Itoi (GSIS, Tohoku University, Japan: Neuroendocrinology)
  • Kengo Kinoshita (GSIS, Tohoku University, Japan: Bioinformatics)
  • Akihiro Munemasa (GSIS, Tohoku University, Japan: Discrete Mathematics)
  • Yoshiki Ogawa (GSIS, Tohoku University, Japan: Linguistics)
  • Masayuki Ohzeki (GSIS, Tohoku University, Japan: Statistical Physics and Machine Learning)
  • Shinichiro Omachi (Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Japan: Image Recognition)
  • Konrad Polthier (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany: Applied Geometry)
  • Hiroki Shizuya (GSIS, Tohoku University, Japan: Cryptology)
  • Yôiti Suzuki (GSIS, Tohoku University, Japan: Multimedia Information Processing)
  • Nobuhiko Terui (Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University, Japan: Econometrics and Marketing)
  • Takeshi Tokuyama (GSIS, Tohoku University, Japan: Theoretical Computer Science)
  • Dao-Zhi Zeng (GSIS, Tohoku University, Japan: Applied Economics)
IIS Committee(access limited)