Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

AI Magazine is an official publication of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). It is published four times each year in fall, winter, spring, and summer issues, and is sent to all members of the Association and subscribed to by most research libraries. Back issues are available on-line at www.aimagazine.org (issues less than one year old are only available to AAAI members).

The purpose of AI Magazine is to disseminate timely and informative articles that represent the current state of the art in AI and to keep its readers posted on AAAI-related matters. The articles are selected for appeal to readers engaged in research and applications across the broad spectrum of AI. Although a moderate level of technical understanding is assumed by the authors, articles should be clear enough to inform readers who work outside the particular subject area.

Regular features in AI Magazine include feature articles, workshop, symposium, and conference summaries, book reviews, editorials, news about the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, letters to the editor, forum discussions, calendar of events, recruitment and product advertising, and columns on various topics including AI in the news.

AI Magazine publishes original articles that are reasonably self-contained and aimed at a broad spectrum of the AI community. In general, the magazine does not publish articles that have been published elsewhere in whole or in part. The magazine welcomes the contribution of articles on the theory and practice of AI as well as general survey articles, tutorial articles on timely topics, conference or symposia or workshop reports, and reviews of books.


Section Policies


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Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

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Competition Reports

  • Managing Editor
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AI in Industry

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Peer Review Process

In selecting articles for publication, the editor gives preference to those of general significance that are well written, well organized, and intelligible to the multidisciplinary AI Magazine audience. Membership in AAAI is not a factor in selection. AI Magazine aims to publish articles on top-quality work with important impact, and to introduce readers from one area of AI to the state of the art in other important areas. Articles will usually take a broad view or provide an example shedding light on a broad area, and may summarize research that has been previously published in more technical publications.

Results of the review process are normally available within three months of submission. Especially long submissions or submissions received during the submissions or reviewing period of a major conference may require additional time.

Outcomes of the review process include acceptance, acceptance with revisions but without re-review, revise and resubmit, or rejection. Articles that are consistently rejected include those that are overly commercial in tone, poorly written or organized, too specialized or esoteric, too elementary, or too long or that cover material already dealt with in AI Magazine.

If authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the resubmission will be reviewed by the same reviewers or that the revised submission will be accepted. Submissions with a recommendation to revise and resubmit may be resubmitted only one time.

Rejected articles will not be re-reviewed by the magazine. All scholarly submissions (articles) first receive a preliminary assessment to determine their suitability for the focus, target audience, and style of the magazine. Submissions judged potentially suitable are then given an in-depth anonymous peer review, typically by 2-4 experts in artificial intelligence. Reviewers judge submissions for timeliness of topics, significance, and technical quality. Extensive review comments are provided only when necessary to authors whose manuscripts are conditionally accepted for publication.

Book reviews, reports, columns, and departments are not peer reviewed.


Publication Frequency

Articles in this magazine are published quarterly in spring (March), summer (June), fall (September), and winter (December) issues. The magazine editors often group articles according to themes. Electronic and print publication are simultaneous.


Author Self-Archiving

AI Magazine permits and encourages authors to post items submitted to the journal on their own personal website or their institution or company's website prior to publication, while providing bibliographic details that credit its publication in this journal, note AAAI copyright, and provides an active link to the AAAI home page.


Delayed Open Access

The contents of this journal will be available in an open access format 15 month(s) after an issue is published.



AI Magazine does not permit self-registration. If you are interested in submitting an article for publication, please send us an e-mail containing the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Your Affiliation
  • Your Permanent E-mail Address
  • The Title of Your Paper
  • An Abstract of Your Paper
Following a positive informal review, the editor will request a full paper for complete and formal review.