Mathematics; Statistics; Applications

Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Ratio Mathematica is an International, double peer-reviewed, open access journal, published every six months (June-December). Ratio Mathematica publishes original research articles on theoretical Mathematics and Statistics. However, contributions with applications to Social Science, Engineering, and Economics are welcome. Only English-language publications are accepted.

The main topics of interest for Ratio Mathematica are:

-Advances in theoretical mathematics and statistics;
-Applications of mathematics and statistics to social science, engineering, ecology, and economics;
-Decision-making in conditions of uncertainty;
-Fuzzy logic;
-Probability theory;
-New theories for dissemination and communication of mathematics and statistics.

 

 

Section Policies

Volume 41-2021 (In progress)

Editors
  • Fabrizio Maturo
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Volume 40-2021

Editors
  • Fabrizio Maturo
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Volume 39-2020

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Volume 38-2020

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Volume 37-2019

Editors
  • Fabrizio Maturo
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Volume 36-2019

Editors
  • Sarka Hoskova-Mayerova
  • Fabrizio Maturo
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Volume 35-2018

Editors
  • Fabrizio Maturo
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Volume 34-2018

Editors
  • Antonio Maturo
  • Fabrizio Maturo
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Volume 33-2017

Editors
  • Sarka Hoskova-Mayerova
  • Antonio Maturo
  • Fabrizio Maturo
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Volume 32-2017

Editors
  • Fabrizio Maturo
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Volume 31-2016

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Volume 30-2016

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Volume 29-2015

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Volume 28-2015

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Volume 27-2014

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Volume 26-2014

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Volume 25-2013

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Volume 24-2013

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Volume 23-2012

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Volume 22-2012

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Volume 20-2010

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Volume 21-2011

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Volume 19-2009

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Volume 18-2008

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Volume 17-2006

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Volume 16-2005

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Volume 15-2005

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Volume 14-2003

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Volume 13-1999

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Volume 12-1997

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Volume 11-1996

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Volume 10-1996

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Volume 9-1995

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Volume 8-1994

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Volume 7-1994

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Volume 6-1993

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Volume 5-1992

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Volume 4-1992

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Volume 3-1992

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Volume 2-1991

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Volume 1-1990

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Peer Review Process

This journal has adopted a double blind reviewing policy, where both the referee and author remain anonymous throughout the process. Please remove all identifying features from the paper itself, ensuring that Authors’ identity is not revealed. However, this does not preclude Authors from citing their own works. However, Authors must cite their works in a manner that does not make explicit their identity. Editors will email selected Reviewers the submission. Reviewers who agree to review the paper submit their comments, and select a recommendation. After the refereeing process is complete, a section editor will make a decision for acceptance or rejection. There are two types of revisions: major or minor. For a major revision, original referees will be invited to review the manuscript again. For a minor revision, no more reviews are required, the editor will make the final decision of acceptance if both the content and format are acceptable. 

 

Publication Frequency

Ratio Mathematica is published two volumes for each year.

 

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. The journal is committed to real and immediate open access for academic work. All of the journal articles are free to access immediately from the date of publication. There is no charge for readers to download articles and reviews for their own scholarly use. Benefits of open access for authors include:

  • Free access for all users worldwide
  • Increased visibility and readership
  • Rapid publication
  • No spatial constraints
  • Authors can share their research papers on their personal web-pages (i.e. ResearchGate, etc.)

 

Ratio Mathematica publishes open access articles under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) License. The Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY) allows users to copy, distribute and transmit an article, adapt the article and make commercial use of the article. The CC BY license permits commercial and non-commercial re-use of an open-access article, as long as the author is properly attributed. Copyright on any research article published by Ratio Mathematica is retained by the author(s). Authors grant Ratio Mathematica a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher. Authors also grant any third party the right to use the article freely as long as its original authors, citation details and publisher are identified. 
For further information visit: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/. The following logo will appear in any paper that will be published from the volume number 31/2016 onwards:

Creative Commonce Licence

 

General Informations

Ratio Mathematica is an International, double peer-reviewed, open access journal, published every six months (June-December). This periodical has a long tradition, indeed its first issue was published in 1990. It aims to publish original research articles in the fields of Mathematics and Statistics. However, contributions with applications of Mathematics and Statistics to Social Science, Business Administration, Engineering, Programming, Economics, Management, Fuzzy Logic, and Probability, are welcome. Only English-language publications are accepted. 

 

Article Processing Charge

An article processing charge (APC) of €70.00 is requested for papers accepted for publication.  This publication fee is not requested in case of rejection of the article. A further payment of €40.00 + shipping fees is due in case the authors request to receive a printed copy of the issue. A further payment of €50.00 is due for any figure in case the authors require coloured figures in the print copy. Details for sending the payment will be given to the corresponding author after the acceptance of the paper.

 

Review Form for Rewievers

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Template for Authors

Both word and latex are accepted. Please download the following templates:

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Editorial Board and Scientific Committee

Chief Editors

Hoskova-Mayerova, Sarka, Department of Mathematics and Physics, University of Defence, Brno, Czech Republic, Brno, Czech Republic. sarka.mayerova@seznam.cz

Maturo, Fabrizio, Department of Mathematics and Physics, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Caserta, Italy. fabrizio.maturo@unicampania.it

 

Honorary Editor

Eugeni, Franco, Department of Communication Science, University of Teramo, Teramo, Italy. eugenif3@gmail.com

 

Editorial Board        

Ameri, Reza, School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Sciences, University of Tehran, Teheran, Iran.ameri@ut.ac.ir

Anatriello, Giuseppina, Department of Architecture, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy. giuseppina.anatriello@unina.it

Bekešienė, Svajonė, Department of Defence Technologies, Generol Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania, Svajone.Bekesiene@lka.lt

Beutelspacher, Albrecht, Justus Liebig University in Gießen, Giessen, Germany.Albrecht.Beutelspacher@math.uni-giessen.de;

Casolaro, Ferdinando, Department of Architecture, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy. ferdinando.casolaro@unina.it

Cavallo, Bice, Department of Architecture, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy. bice.cavallo@unina.it

Ciprian, Alecu, Gheorghe Zane Institute for Economic and Social Research, Iasi, Romania. aiciprian@yahoo.com

Corsini, Piergiulio, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Udine, Udine, Italy. piergiulio.corsini@uniud.it

Cristea, Irina, Centre for Systems and Information Technologies, University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia, Nova Gorica, Slovenia. irina.cristea@ung.si

Cruz Rambaud, Salvador, Department of Economics and Business, Universidad de Almería, Almeria, Spain. scruz@ual.es

Dass, Bal Khishan, Department of Mathematics, University of Delhi, Delhi, India. dassbk@rediffmail.com

De Sanctis, Angela, Department of Business Administration, University of Chieti-Pescara, Pescara, Italy. angela.desanctis@unich.it

Di Battista, Tonio, Department of Philosophical, Pedagogical and Economic-Quantitative Sciences University of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy. dibattis@unich.it

Dramalidis, Achilles, Department of Education Sciences in Pre-School Age, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece. adramali@psed.duth.gr

Eugeni, Franco, Department of Communication Science, University of Teramo, Teramo, Italy. eugenif3@gmail.com

Fensore, Stefania, Department of Philosophical, Pedagogical and Economic-Quantitative Sciences University of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy. stefania.fensore@unich.it

Gattone, Stefano Antonio, Department of Philosophical, Pedagogical and Economic-Quantitative Sciences University of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy. antonio.gattone@unich.it

Jánský, Jiří, Department of Mathematics and Physics, University of Defence, Brno, Czech Republic, Brno, Czech Republic. jiri.jansky@unob.cz

Hoskova-Mayerova, Sarka, Department of Mathematics and Physics, University of Defence, Brno, Czech Republic, Brno, Czech Republic. sarka.mayerova@seznam.cz

Kacprzyk, Janusz, Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. kacprzyk@ibspan.waw.pl

Mari, Carlo, Department of Economics, University of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy. carlo.mari@unich.it

Maturo, Fabrizio, Department of Mathematics and Physics, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Caserta, Italy. fabrizio.maturo@unicampania.it

Rahman, Bootan, Mathematics Unit, School of Science and Engineering, University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH), Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Rosenberg, Ivo, Université de Montreal, QC, Canada, Montreal, Canada. rosenb@dms.umontreal.ca 

Sakonidis, Haralambos, Democritus University of Thrace, Komotiní (DUTH), AlexandroupolisGreece. xsakonid@eled.duth.gr

Scafati, Maria, Department of Mathematics "Guido Catelnuovo", University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy. tallini@mat.uniroma1.it

Sessa, Salvatore, Department of Architecture, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy. sessa@unina.it 

Squillante, Massimo, Department of Law, Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods (D.E.M.M.), University of Sannio, Benevento, Italy. prorettore@unisannio.it

Tallini, Luca, Faculty of Communication Sciences, University of Teramo, Teramo, Italy. ltallini@unite.it

Tofan, Ioan, Faculty of Mathematics, Alexandru I. Cuza University, Iasi, Romania. ioantofan@yahoo.it 

Ventre, Aldo Giuseppe Saverio, Department of Architecture and Industrial Design, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Naples, Italy. aldoventre@yahoo.it

Ventre, Viviana, Department of Mathematics and Physics, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Caserta, Italy. viviana.ventre@unicampania.it

Vichi, Maurizio, Department of Statistical Science, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy. maurizio.vichi@uniroma1.it

Vincenzi, Giovanni, Department of Mathematics / DIPMAT, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy. vincenzi@unisa.it

Vougiouklis, Thomas, Department of Primary Level Education, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece. tvougiou@eled.duth.gr

Yager, Ronald R., Iona College, New York, U. S. A.. ryager@iona.edu

 

Manager and Webmaster

Manuppella, Giuseppe, Pescara, Italy

 

Cover Making and Content Pagination

Manuppella, Fabio, Pescara, Italy

 

Legal Manager

Di Domenico, Bruna, Pescara, Italy

 

 

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Ethics

Ratio Mathematica is committed to ensuring ethics in publication and quality of articles. The following duties outlined for editors, authors, and reviewers are based on the guidelines of the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Editors. Editors, authors, and reviewers will also adhere to the submission guideline policies.

 

Duties of Editor

  • Publication Decisions:Based on the review report of the editorial review board, the editor can accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript.
  • Review of Manuscripts:Each editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality, making use of appropriate software to do so. Following desk review, the manuscript is forwarded blind peer review to the editorial review board who will make a recommendation to accept, reject, or modify the manuscript.
  • Fair Review:The editor must ensure that each manuscript received by Ratio Mathematica is reviewed for its intellectual content without regard to sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc. of the authors.
  • Confidentiality:The editor must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential.
  • Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest:The editor of Ratio Mathematica will not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for his/her own research without written consent of the author.

 

Duties of Authors

  • Reporting Standards:Authors should present an accurate account of their original research as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Manuscripts will follow the submission guidelines of the journal.
  • Originality:Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original work.
  • Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publications:Authors should not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently. It is also expected that the author will not publish redundant manuscripts or manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal.
  • Acknowledgement of Sources:Authors should acknowledge all sources of data used in the research and cite publications that have been influential in the research work.
  • Authorship of the Paper:Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. Others who have made significant contribution must be listed as co-authors. Authors also ensure that all the authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion of names as co-authors.
  • Data Access and Retention:Authors should provide raw data related to their manuscript for editorial review and must retain such data.
  • Fundamental Errors in Published Works:If at any point of time, the author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in submitted manuscript, then the error or inaccuracy must be reported to the editor.
  • The manuscript has not been submitted to more than one journal for simultaneous consideration.
  • The manuscript has not been published previously (partly or in full), unless the new work concerns an expansion of previous work (please provide transparency on the re-use of material to avoid the hint of text-recycling (“self-plagiarism”)). The journal may use software to screen for plagiarism.
  • Changes in authorship, or in the order of authors, are not accepted after the acceptance for publication of a manuscript.
  • No data have been fabricated or manipulated (including images) to support your conclusions
  • No data, text, or theories by others are presented as if they were the author’s own (“plagiarism”). Proper acknowledgements to other works must be given (this includes material that is closely copied (near verbatim), summarized and/or paraphrased), quotation marks are used for verbatim copying of material.
  • Upon request authors should be prepared to send relevant documentation or data in order to verify the validity of the results.

 

Duties of Reviewers

  • Confidentiality:Information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors should be kept confidential and be treated as privileged information.
  • Acknowledgement of Sources:Manuscript reviewers must ensure that authors have acknowledged all sources of data used in the research. Any kind of similarity or overlap between the manuscripts under consideration or with any other published paper of which reviewer has personal knowledge must be immediately brought to the editor’s notice.
  • Standards of Objectivity:Review of submitted manuscripts must be done objectively and the reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
  • Promptness:In the event that a reviewer feels it is not possible for him/her to complete review of manuscript within stipulated time then this information must be communicated to the editor, so that the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer.

 

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism, a specific subset of academic dishonesty, is the representation of another person’s work, words, thoughts, or ideas, as one’s own. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, copying material and using ideas from an article, book, unpublished paper, or the Internet without proper documentation of references or without properly enclosing quoted material in quotation marks. Plagiarism also includes sentences that follow an original source too closely, often created by simply substituting synonyms for another person’s words. “Plagiarism is copying another person’s text or ideas and passing the copied material as your own work. Thus, authors should both delineate (i.e., separate and identify) the copied text from your text and give credit to (i.e., cite the source) the source of the copied text to avoid accusations of plagiarism.  Plagiarism is considered fraud and has potentially harsh consequences including loss of job, loss of reputation, and the assignation of reduced or failing grade in a course.

This definition of plagiarism applies for copied text and ideas (Plagiarism:  What It Is and How to Avoid It”, Peter Cobbett, PhD, August 2016):

  • regardless of the source of the copied text or idea;
  • regardless of whether the author(s) of the text or idea which you have copied actually copied that text or idea from another source; 
  • regardless of whether or not the authorship of the text or idea which you copy is known;
  • regardless of the nature of your text (journal paper/article, webpage, book chapter, paper submitted for college course, etc) into which you copy the text or idea; 
  • regardless of  whether or not the author of the source of the copied material gives permission for the material to be copied; and
  • regardless of whether you are or are not the author of the source of the copied text or idea (self plagiarism).

This definition also applies for figures and figure legends and for tables and table legends which you copy into your text.”  Plagiarism can be said to have clearly occurred when large chunks of text have been cut-and-pasted. Such manuscripts would not be considered for publication in the journal. But minor plagiarism without dishonest intent is relatively frequent, for example, when an author reuses parts of an introduction from an earlier paper. The editors judge any case of which they become aware (either by their own knowledge of and reading about the literature, or when alerted by referees) on its own merits.

 

Archiving

The printed copies of the journal are stored at the National Library of Florence and Provincial Library of Pescara, Italy.