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In a wide range of mathematical, computational, economical, modeling and engineering problems, the existence of a solution to a theoretical or real world problem is equivalent to the existence of a fixed point for a suitable map or operator. Fixed points are therefore of paramount importance in many areas of mathematics, sciences and engineering.

The theory itself is a beautiful mixture of analysis (pure and applied), topology and geometry. Over the last 60 years or so, the theory of fixed points has been revealed as a very powerful and important tool in the study of nonlinear phenomena. In particular, fixed point techniques have been applied in such diverse fields as biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, game theory and economics.

In numerous cases finding the exact solution is not possible; hence it is necessary to develop appropriate algorithms to approximate the requested result. This is strongly related to control and optimization problems arising in the different sciences and in engineering problems. Many situations in the study of nonlinear equations, calculus of variations, partial differential equations, optimal control and inverse problems can be formulated in terms of fixed point problems or optimization.

The aim of this journal is to report new fixed point results, methods and algorithms as well as their applications in which the indispensability of the fixed point results is highlighted or is the common substrate. It will cover topics such as

·         Applications to Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems

·         Computational Methods

·         Convex and Nonlinear Analysis

·         Fractional Calculus and Fractional Differential Equations

·         Fuzzy Fixed Point Theory

·         Metric Fixed Point Theory

·         Nonlinear Analysis and Partial Differential Equations

·         Numerical Analysis and Optimization

·         Optimization and Control Theory

·         Real World Applications

·         Set-Valued and Variational Analysis

·         Social and Behavioral Sciences

·         Topological Methods in Nonlinear Analysis

This journal will accept high quality articles containing original research results and survey articles of exceptional merit. An article to be published in Fixed Point Theory and Algorithms for Sciences and Engineering must either contain some new applications to real world problems or reveal novel aspects of the theory applicable to new situations.  Fixed Point Theory and Algorithms for Sciences and Engineering uses continuous article publishing, so your article will be published immediately on the website in a single annual issue.  

 

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Fixed Point Theory and Algorithms for Sciences and Engineering's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. 

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Fixed Point Theory and Algorithms for Sciences and Engineering offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF; the article will then be available through Fixed Point Theory and Algorithms for Sciences and Engineering and SpringerOpen.

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Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

Fixed Point Theory and Algorithms for Sciences and Engineering operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous.

The benefit of single-blind peer review is that it is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two or more experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

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All manuscripts submitted to Fixed Point Theory and Algorithms for Sciences and Engineering should adhere to SpringerOpen's editorial policies.

Once your article is accepted, it will be processed by production and published shortly afterwards. In some cases, articles may be held for a short period of time prior to publication. If you have any concerns or particular requirements please contact the Journal.

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Citing articles in Fixed Point Theory and Algorithms for Sciences and Engineering

Articles in Fixed Point Theory and Algorithms for Sciences and Engineering should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.

Article citations follow this format:

Authors: Title. Fixed Point Theory Alg[year], [volume number]:[article number].

e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Fixed Point Theory Alg2009, 1:115.

refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.

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Authors who wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint should follow the procedure outlined in the BMC Editorial Policies.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    0.970 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.435 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    11 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    217 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    258,457 downloads
    1 Altmetric mentions