Focus and Scope

Digital Technologies Research and Applications (DTRA) is a peer reviewed open-access journal published two times a year in English-language, provides researchers, scholars, scientists and engineers throughout the world for the exchange and dissemination of theoretical and practice-oriented papers dealing with digital technologies and applications.

The DTRA covers the theory and application of digital technologies in various scientific, technological, engineering and social fields. This journal aims to collect high-quality original research papers and reviews on various aspects of digital technologies and emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, sensor networks, cloud and fog computing, edge computing. In particular; the interaction areas between life sciences, intelligence sciences, intelligent systems, and community sciences.

All the papers are refereed by three international reviewers, accepted papers will be available on line (free access), and no publication fee for authors.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Intelligent Information Systems
  • Digital technologies in medical data management
  • Digital technologies and applications in agriculture
  • Digital technologies in industry
  • Digital technologies in environmental systems
  • Digital technologies in robotics
  • Digital technologies for engineering applications
  • Digital technologies for medical devices and sensors
  • Digital technologies in business intelligent systems
  • Digital technologies in mobile cloud computing
  • Digital technologies in drug design and discovery systems
  • Digital technologies for social networks
  • Digital technologies in transportation systems
  • Digital technologies for big data and analytics
  • Digital technologies for space science
  • Digital technologies for renewable energy
  • Digital technologies for smart cities and life

Section Policies

Research Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Short Communications

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate Open Access to its content as it believes that making research freely available to the public which helps promoting the research results benefiting the scholarly community.

  • Higher Visibility, Availability and Citations – free and unlimited accessibility of the publication over the internet without any restrictions increases citation of the article
  • Ease of search – publications are easily searchable in search engines and indexing databases
  • Rapid Publication – accepted papers are immediately published online

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to Digital Technologies Research and Applications (DTRA) must follow the scope and author guidelines of this journal. The submitted manuscripts must address scientific merit or novelty appropriate to the scope. The Editor has the right to reject articles that do not meet the scope or the Guidance for Authors requirements. Editors check the plagiarism detection of articles in this journal by using iThenticate.

The research article submitted to this journal will be peer–reviewed with double–blind review. Peer Review Statement Quality is ensured by rigorous and integrity, anonymous peer evaluation of each main paper by at least 2 independent referees. The reviewers give scientific valuable comments improving the contents of the manuscript. The final decision of articles acceptance will be made by the Editor, on behalf of the Editorial Board according to the reviewer's comments.

Utilizing feedback from the peer review process, the Editor will make a final publication decision. The review process will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks. Decisions categories include:

Accept: Accepted manuscripts will be published in the current form with no further modifications required.

Accept with Revisions: Manuscripts receiving a revisions decision will be published in DTRA under the condition that minor/major modifications are made. Revisions will be reviewed by an editor to ensure necessary updates are made prior to publication.

Resubmit for Review: The submission needs to be re–worked, but with significant changes, may be accepted. However, It will require a second round of review.

Reject: Rejected manuscripts will not be published and authors will not have the opportunity to resubmit a revised version of the manuscript to DTRA.

In one or two weeks, the author sends the revised version of it to the editors’ office. If after this period the article is not returned (or the editorial board is not informed about any delay) – the article is refused.

Publication Frequency

The Digital Technologies Research and Applications is published two issues per year.

Publishing Ethics

Digital Technologies Research and Applications (DTRA)  requests all members involved in the journal publishing process to adhere to the Code of Conduct and to its Best Practice Guidelines by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The editors of this journal enforce a rigorous peer-review process together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, image manipulation, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. The editors of DTRA take such publishing ethics issues very seriously and are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy.

The in-house editors will investigate any allegations of publication misconduct and may contact the authors' institutions or funders if necessary. If evidence of misconduct is found, appropriate action will be taken to correct or retract the publication. Authors are expected to comply with the best ethical publication practices when publishing with DTRA.

Conflict of Interest

Conflicts of interest may exist when professional judgements concerning a primary interest has the possibility of being influenced by a secondary interest (e.g.: financial gains). It is to be noted that even perceptions of conflicts of interest are as important as the actual conflicts of interest.

Any agreements with study sponsors (for profit or non-profit), which interfere with the authors’ access to the study data, ability to analyse or interpret the data and publish manuscripts independently according to their own decision, should be avoided by authors at all costs.

A declaration of interests for all authors must be received before an article can be reviewed and accepted for publication.


The consent of all authors, as well as related authorities/institutions has been received prior to the submission of the manuscript.

The order of the authors (as to be reflected on the published article) has been established. The adding or deleting of authors once the manuscript has been accepted for publication would have to be accompanied by a signed statement of consent of all authors.

All authors have contributed significantly to the research. Authors are obligated to participate in the peer review process, providing retractions/corrections/amendments when necessary.

Indexing & Archiving

As a new journal, the editorial team behind Digital Technologies Research and Applications (DTRA) is currently doing its best to have the journal indexed in databases all around the world.

The journal has been indexed/ included by




and will be indexed by DOAJ, Scopus, Web of Science as its goals for the near future.

Article Processing Charges (APC)

This journal is an open access, the Article Processing Charge (APC) is 300USD, which is applicable only to authors whose manuscripts have been successfully accepted after peer-review.

However, it is free of charge before December 30, 2022.


This journal is published in the English language.

Authors whose first language is not English may want to have their manuscripts professionally edited before the final submission to ensure that the academic content of the paper is fully understood by its prospective readers.

Withdrawal Policy

If the author decides to withdraw an article after it has been accepted (but not yet published),  he/she would be required to pay a penalty fee. Authors are advised to keep in mind that an article should only be withdrawn if the authors detect significant error or flaws, as it is not an acceptable practice to withdraw an article after it has been sent for peer review. The withdrawal process is considered to be complete once the author receives a confirmation of withdrawal from the Journal Editorial Office.