Guide for Authors


Guidelines for Authors

Virtual Reality & Intelligent Hardware (VRIH) is a professional academic journal that is approved by the State Administration of Radio and Television, directed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, hosted by China Science Publishing & Media Ltd. (the Science Press), and the Beihang University, published by Beijing Zhongke Journal Publishing Co., Ltd., Cooperation of Goertek Inc.; Professor Wang Yongtian of the Beijing Institute of Technology serves as the chief editor.

VRIH personnel can promote and discuss topics related to virtual reality and intelligent hardware and their scientific research results. In addition, it aims to promote research results through a two-way transformation of laboratories and practical applications, with particular emphasis on the reporting of research results related to virtual reality/augmented reality technology, low-power lightweight hardware and software technology, high-performance intelligent sensing technology, high-precision motion and attitude control technology, low-power wide-area intelligent IOT technology, client-cloud integration collaboration technology, etc. VRIH has taken the initiative to establish a high-quality journal; it shows global researchers the characteristics and level of setting up of a high-level journal, helps to achieve the quick publication and exchange of academic achievements in the virtual reality and intelligent hardware research field on related international platforms.

Ethics in publishing

Ethics in publishing
Please see our information pages on Ethics in publishing and Ethical guidelines for journal publication.

Types of article

Articles published in VRIH includes:

  • Reviews: A prospective thesis written by authors for a specific topic by compiling and organizing large amounts of data, material, and the leading viewpoints from original research papers. The length of these papers is around 20 pages,
  • Research papers: Scientific analysis and comprehensive research and elaboration of phenomena (or problems) in the research domain on the premise that researchers have a sufficient grasp of the academic, innovative, and scientific aspects of the field and on the foundation of scientific experiments (or trials) will be accepted for submission. In-depth research, summary and innovative results, and conclusions regarding these phenomena need to be included in such papers, which should not exceed 15 pages in length.
  • Rapid communications: Rapid communications papers report on the final or interim results of the cutting-edge, latest, unique, or significant scientific research topics in the field of virtual reality and smart devices. Papers should not exceed four pages, and priority will be given for publications.
  • Case reports: Reports of representative experiments, inventions, or results.
  • News: Publication of news and communications of reports on research findings, policies, people, etc., to become a window for the reader to understand industry information. Academic journals, academic conferences, press conferences, and results evaluation can be used as sources for science and technology news.
  • Commentary: Experts are invited to write a commentary according to the topic. These papers include commentaries, editorials, short reviews, brief comments, guest commentaries, letters, etc.
VRIH articles are published directly on line, together with complete publishing information concerning page, issue, volume and DOI.


Submission to this journal proceeds totally online. Use the following guidelines to prepare your article. Via the homepage of this journal ( you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of the various files. The system automatically converts source files to a single Adobe Acrobat PDF version of the article, which is used in the peer-review process. Please note that even though manuscript source files are converted to PDF at submission for the review process, these source files are needed for further processing after acceptance. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, takes place by e-mail and via the author's homepage, removing the need for a hard-copy paper trail. If you are unable to provide an electronic version, please contact the editorial office prior to submission


Author(s): Authorship should be limited to those who have contributed substantially to the work. The order of the authors listed should be agreed by all the coauthors, and all the authors have responsibilities for the published content. Family names are written in upper case. An e-mail address of the corresponding author is required.

Author affiliations: The affiliations should be the institutions where the work was done. Complete addresses with post codes are required.

Author contributions

For transparency, we encourage authors to submit an author statement file outlining their individual contributions to the paper using the relevant CRediT roles: Conceptualization; Data curation; Formal analysis; Funding acquisition; Investigation; Methodology; Project administration; Resources; Software; Supervision; Validation; Visualization; Roles/Writing - original draft; Writing - review & editing. Authorship statements should be formatted with the names of authors first and CRediT role(s) following. More details and an example.


Authors should guarantee that their submitted manuscript has not been published before and has not been submitted elsewhere for print or electronic publication consideration. Submission of a manuscript is taken to imply that all the named authors are aware that they are listed as coauthors, and they have agreed on the submitted version of the article. No change in the order of listed authors can be made without an agreement signed by all the authors.


A completed form assigning copyright to Beijjing zhongke Journal Publishing Co.Ltd. must be returned to the VRIH when the article is accepted for publication. The copyright covers the exclusive right to reproduce and distribute the article (in various languages), including offprints and reprints, translations, photographic reproductions, microform, electronic form (offline, online) or other reproductions of similar nature. The Copyright Transfer Statement is available at Beijjing Zhongke Journal Publishing Co.Ltd.

Publication charge

All authors are exempt from the publication fee and free provide a sample after publication.


Virtual Reality & Intelligent Hardware Editorial Office
Science China Press16 Donghuangchenggen North Street
Beijing 100717, China
Tel: +86-10-64010640

Reviewing policy

All submissions will be reviewed by referees selected by the editorial board. This journal operates a single blind review process. The decision of acceptance or rejection of a manuscript is made by the editorial board based on the referees reports. The entire review process may take 90 days, and the editorial office will inform the author of the decision as soon as the process is completed. If the editorial board fails to make a decision within 90 days, it is up to the authors to decide whether they would withdraw their article and submit it elsewhere.

Manuscript format

Manuscript formats:

Contributions are required of a concise, focused account of the findings and reliable essential data. They should be well organized and clearly presented, avoiding exhaustive tables and figures. Authors are advised to use internationally agreed nomenclature, express all measurements in SI units, and quote all the relevant references.

Text: A article should begin with a brief introduction to the problem and the significance of the research. Nomenclature, symbols, and abbreviations should be defined at their initial appearance. All the figures and tables should be numbered in numerical order.

Introduction: Being the most important part of an article, the introduction should provide relevant information on research background and recent progress, with references cited in numerical order, present the problem to be solved in the article, and describe briefly the method adopted to solve the problem. The aim of the research should also be mentioned. Subtitle is forbidden in this part and introduction of the article structure is considered unnecessary.

Equations: Equations should be numerically numbered, with Arabic numbers put on the right-hand side.

Please click here to download the manuscript template.

Materials and method

Materials and method: This part should describe clearly the materials used, the method adopted or developed, the experimental procedure followed, and the results obtained by the authors in their work, so as to allow others to repeat the experiments and to make use of the work published.

Discussion and conclusion

Discussion and conclusion: Conclusion should be derived from the observations and experimental results, and comparison with other relevant results is considered helpful to further proving the results. Repeated data should be avoided, and conclusions and suggestions are required to be clearly expressed. New hypotheses and recommendations may be proposed when warranted.


Title: Titles must be limited to 20 words, and should be concise, indexable, and informative for a broad VRIH. Authors should avoid using colons, questions, nonstandard abbreviations, etc., in titles.


Abstract: The abstract is a summary of the content of the manuscript. It should briefly describe the research purpose, methods developed or used, main results, and conclusion. Extremely technical terms, special symbols, figures, tables, chemical structural formula, and equations should be avoided there and citation of references is not allowed.


Keywords: A list of five to eight keywords should follow the abstract. The chosen keywords are required to reflect the theme of the manuscript.


Acknowledgements: Financial support appears here, with grant number(s) following. Full titles of the funding agencies or programs (for example, National Natural Science Foundation of China, National High-Tech Research & Development Program of China, and National Basic Research Program of China) should be given. The authors may express their thanks to the people who helped for the work, and acknowledge valuable suggestions from the reviewers.

Figures and tables

Figures and tables: Figures and tables should be numerically numbered, inserted in the text, and cited in order within the text. The figures should have resolution not lower than 600 dpi and clear lines of 5 px, with symbols and letters in Times New Roman at 8 pt. A space should always be maintained between the variable and the unit.

Reference format

Reference format:

  1. For an author's name, full spelling of family name appears before abbreviation of given name, with a spacing in the middle.
  2. If there are more than 3 authors, the first 3 names are followed by et al.
  3. The article title should be identified by an initial capital letter with the remainder of the title in lower case.
  4. For books and proceedings, the initial letter is capitalized for all the notional words and for function words with more than 4 letters.
  5. Do not forget to list the editor names of the proceedings, the publisher, the publishing address, and the beginning and terminating pages.
  6. Accepted but unpublished articles should be followed by "in press".
  7. Websites or homepages cannot be cited as references.


References: Reference citation is regarded as an important indicator of the article quality. If relevant references,in particular results published within 3 years, are not cited in the article, or most citations are for the authors’own publications, the editor may consider the article unattractive. References should be numerically numbered and cited in order within the text, with the numbers given in square brackets. The authors should carefully check the author names, article title, journal title, year, volume, and issue number of each reference, and create the listing according to the format of VRIH.

Reference examples are given as follows:

Reference examples are given as follows:

1. Journal
Wang Q H, Lindon O, Hardle W. Semiparametric regression analysis with missing response at random. J Am Stat Assoc, 2004, 99: 334?345

2. Monograph
Rordam M, Larsen F, Lausten N. An introduction to K-theory for C*-algebras. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. 30?35

3. Proceedings
Qin H R. The subgroups of a finite order in K(Q). In: Bass H, Kuku A O, Pedrini C, eds. Algebraic K-theory and Its Application. Singapore: World Scientific, 1999. 600?607

4. Conference proceedings
Minor HE. Spillways for high velocities. In: Zurich VE, Minor HE, Hager WH, eds. Proceedings of International Workshop on Hydraulics of Stepped Spillways, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 2000. 3?10

5. Dissertation
Liu GX. Classification of finite dimensional basic Hopf algebras and related topics. Dissertation for the Doctoral Degree. Hangzhou: Hangzhou University, 2005. 24?28

6. Technical report
Phillips N A. The Nested Grid Model. NOAA Technical Report NWS22. 1979

7. Patent
Zhang WP. Experiment Apparatus of Diffraction Imaging. China Patent, 02290557.X, 2003-12-03

8. User manual
Wang DL, Zhu J, Li ZK, et al. User Manual for QTKMapper Version 1.6, 1999

9. Software
Hemodynamics III: The ups and downs of hemodynamics.Version 2.2. Orlando: Computerized Educational Systems. 1993

10. CD
Anderson S C, Poulsen K B. Anderson's Electronic Atlas of Hematology. Philadelphia: Lippincott Wilkins, 2002

11. Electronic version of a journal
Christine M. Plant physiology: plant biology in the Genome Era. Science, 2003, 281: 331?332 [cited Sep. 23, 2003]. Available from: http://www.

After acceptance

For articles with great breakthrough results, quick publication will be arranged. After typesetting, page proofs are usually sent electronically as e-mail attachments to the corresponding authors. The proofs plus minor corrections must be returned to the managing editor within 3 days. Failure to do this will result in delays in publication. Corrections can be noticed in different ways: (1) highlight the corrections and send back the printed proof pages; (2) fax the corrections to the managing editor; (3) highlight the corrections and send back the corrected page proofs as e-mail attachments.

After publication

Authors will be presented one sample copy of the issue in which their article is published. If offprints and more sample copies are required, the authors should contact the managing editor and pay the extra fee.

Stay informed

Register your interest and receive email alerts tailored to your needs. Sign up below.