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Editorial Policy:
The fields of primary emphasis by MIC are:

General methodology of modeling including choice of structure, model reduction, numerical aspects, systems for computer aided modeling, etc.

General methodology including system structure, identifiability, convergence, numerical aspects, systems for computer aided identification, etc.

General methodology including system specification, derivation of control strategies, analysis of system properties such as stability, sensitivity, etc.

Demonstration, by simulations or experiments, of applications of theory within the above fields to engineering, biological, economic, ecological, social, geophysical, agricultural systems and others.

Please first contact the editor (email: editor[@]mic-journal.no) of MIC. You will then be evaluated if you are able to publish in MIC or not. Please note that for historical reasons MIC has a geographical profile - at least one of the authors needs to be affiliated with a Nordic research institution. In practice, MIC accepts papers with foreign authors if one of the two conditions below are met:
1) The foreign author has been a visiting researcher in Norway/Sweden/Denmark/Finland, or
2) The author from Norway/Sweden/Denmark/Finland has been a visiting researcher at the foreign co-author's research institute.

Please respect these conditions to publish in MIC. MIC is based on voluntary effort, has a small editorial team and no income from subscriptions or author fees. We do not have the capacity to process a larger amount of submitted papers.

If you are evaluated to be able to publish in MIC, you are then told to send the manuscript for review. The review process consists of two stages: the first review is made by the editor or the editorial secretary. If accepted in the first review, the second review will be made by one or more internationally recognised experts in the field of work. If accepted in both stages, you have to change the manuscript in order to fulfill the changes noted in the reviewers responses, and send the final article in the PDF format generated by LaTeX.

MIC does not enfore a strict page limit on submitted papers, but a typical length is 10-20 pages. However, the PDF file size should be kept as low as possible.

When an article is accepted for publication in MIC, the authors must agree that MIC can make their work available for free download on the Internet. Once an article has been published in MIC, it can not later be withdrawn. However, MIC allows that archived articles later can be modified and/or corrected, if the authors wish to do so. When an article is corrected, both the old and the new versions may be kept on the website, depending on the changes made. Due to the MIC policy of a widest possible audience, the authors of accepted articles are free to publish their work in other publication channels. However, the other channels must accept that the articles will remain published at the MIC website.

LaTeX template files:
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We recommend the MikTeX software for typesetting the document.
We recommend one of the following text editors: TeXnicCenter or WinEdt.

Copyright and Permissions:

All articles in MIC are published with the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) license. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/.

Please note that the copyright of all the articles in MIC belong to the Norwegian Society of Automatic Control.

Regarding Create Commons Attribution:
Since 2004, all current licenses require attribution of the original author (the BY component).

Generally this implies the following:

* Include the copyright notice by the Norwegian Society of Automatic Control. The notice must be left intact, or reproduced in a way that is reasonable to the medium in which the work is being re-published.
* Cite the author's name and work's title. If the work is being published on the Internet, it is nice to link these to the article's web-page at MIC.
* Cite the specific CC license the work is under. If the work is being published on the Internet, it is nice if the license citation links to the license on the CC website.
* Mention if the work is a derivative work or adaptation, in addition to the above, one needs to identify that their work is a derivative work, e.g., ''This is a Finnish translation of [original work] by [author].''


May 2016: MIC reaches 2000 DOI Forward Links. The first 1000 took 34 years, the next 1000 took 2.5 years.

July 2015: MIC's new impact factor is now 0.778. The number of papers published in 2014 was 21 compared to 15 in 2013, which partially explains the small decrease in impact factor.

Aug 2014: For the 3rd year in a row MIC's impact factor increases. It is now 0.826.

Dec 2013: New database-driven web-design enabling extended statistics. Article number 500 is published and MIC reaches 1000 DOI Forward Links.

Jan 2012: Follow MIC on your smartphone by using the RSS feed.


July 2011: MIC passes 1000 ISI Web of Science citations.

Mar 2010: MIC is now indexed by DOAJ and has received the Sparc Seal seal for open access journals.

Dec 2009: A MIC group is created at LinkedIn and Twitter.

Oct 2009: MIC is now fully updated in ISI Web of Knowledge.