Although there exist many journals on neural networks, publications usually
require one to two years from the date of submission and the published
materials may not necessarily the latest at the time of publications.
However, in many scientific disciplines, the publication time is usually
6 months. Also, in some scientific and engineering disciplines there exist
"Letters" journals for rapid (timely) communications such as
Electronics Letters and Optics Letters. These Letters enjoy high citation
impact factors and excellent reputation. The rapid publication is more
critical for multidisciplinary researches, where researchers come from
many different academic backgrounds and may not know what the others are
doing. Many researchers also believe that double-blind review procedures
should be implemented.
(a) Timely Publication