Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Communications in Applied and Industrial Mathematics (CAIM) is one of the official journals of the Italian Society for Applied and Industrial Mathematics (SIMAI). Providing immediate open access to original, unpublished high quality contributions, CAIM is devoted to timely report on ongoing original research work, new interdisciplinary subjects, and new developments.

The journal focuses on the applications of mathematics to the solution of problems in industry, technology, environment, cultural heritage, and natural sciences, with a special emphasis on new and interesting mathematical ideas relevant to these fields of application .

Encouraging novel cross-disciplinary approaches to mathematical research, CAIM aims to provide an ideal platform for scientists who cooperate in different fields including pure and applied mathematics, computer science, engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine and to link scientist with professionals active in industry, research centres, academia or in the public sector.

Coverage includes research articles describing new analytical or numerical methods, descriptions of modelling approaches, simulations for more accurate predictions or experimental observations of complex phenomena, verification/validation of numerical and experimental methods; invited or submitted reviews and perspectives concerning mathematical techniques in relation to applications, and and fields in which new problems have arisen for which mathematical models and techniques are not yet available.


Section Policies


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Articles

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The initial mode of contact should be via our online submission process. Editors and reviewers are requested to treat all submitted manuscripts in strict confidence.

The Editors will make an initial judgement on the acceptability of articles. If articles pass this stage they will move into the review process. Once at least two reviews have been received and considered by the Editors, a decision letter to the corresponding author is drafted and sent. Papers are published as “Communicated by" the responsible Associated Editor.

When submitting an article, all authors are asked to indicate that they have not submitted a related or duplicate manuscript for publication elsewhere. If related work has been submitted elsewhere, then a copy must be included with the article submitted to CAIM. Reviewers will be asked to comment on the overlap between related submissions.


Publication Frequency

Biannual (with supplementary special issues).


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. For more information on this approach, see the Public Knowledge Project or The Open Archives Initiative Please feel free to contact the editors for further information.