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Please read all the instructions for authors before submitting the paper
All correspondence concerning submissions is between the author,
Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Assistant. To submit your paper for
consideration, visit the web submission system at Manuscript Central found
, where you can create a new account or use an existing one if you have
one, and submit a first draft of a new manuscript. The journal operates a
single-blind review process. Authors should list their names and
affiliations on the manuscript, but the reviewers and the associate editor
for each paper will remain anonymous. Use ample margins on all sides, and
please ensure that your uploaded file prints without error on both 8.5×11
inch and A4 paper.
This TRANSACTIONS is devoted primarily to archival reports of work that
have not been published elsewhere. Specifically, conference records and
book chapters that have been published previously are not acceptable unless
and until they have been enhanced significantly. In special circumstances
or on exceptional occasions, the editor may deem a contribution noteworthy
enough to be exempted from this policy. Ensure that in “Comments to
Editor-in-Chief” you state that the work being submitted has not been
published elsewhere, nor is it under review currently by another
Style for Manuscript
TOG follows the standard format IEEE Transactions. For guidelines
and templates please follow this link:
. A list of 2-5 keywords are required for all manuscripts. Number all pages
of hard copy manuscripts, using one side only. Provide an
of 150-250 words as described below. Authors are encouraged to put detailed
derivations in appendices. Papers longer than 12 pages in the IEEE
Transactions format will be considered only if the author can justify this
length in the covering letter. The authors are encouraged to suggest a
publication category for their paper, but this may be changed by the
editor-in-chief as deemed appropriate. Manuscripts may also be submitted
for review in single column double-spaced format. As a guideline, 12 pages
of IEEE Transactions format may equate to around 35 pages of double spaced
single column format.
In order for an abstract to be effective when displayed in IEEE Xplore® as
well as through indexing services such as Compendex, INSPEC, Medline,
ProQuest, and Web of Science, it must be an accurate, stand-alone
reflection of the contents of the article.
The abstract must be a concise yet comprehensive reflection of what is in
your article. In particular:
The abstract must be self-contained, without abbreviations, footnotes,
or references. It should be a microcosm of the full article.
The abstract must be between 150-250 words. Be sure that you adhere to
these limits; otherwise, you will need to edit your abstract
The abstract must be written as one paragraph, and should not contain
displayed mathematical equations or tabular material.
The abstract should include three or four different keywords or
phrases, as this will help readers to find it. It is important to avoid
over-repetition of such phrases as this can result in a page being
rejected by search engines.
Ensure that your abstract reads well and is grammatically correct.
After a manuscript has been accepted for publication, the author’s company
or institution will be requested to pay a voluntary charge of $110 per
printed page to cover part of the cost of publication. Page charges for
this TRANSACTIONS, like those for journals of other professional societies,
are not obligatory, nor is their payment a prerequisite for publication.
The author will receive 100 free reprints without covers if the voluntary
page charge is honored. Detailed instructions accompany the proofs.
Mandatory Over-Length Page Charges.
If the voluntary page charge is not honoured, the IEEE will impose a
mandatory over-length page charge of $200 per page for each page in excess
of 12 pages for full papers (in excess of 20 pages for survey papers), 6
pages for short papers and 4 pages for letters. Detailed instructions on
payment of these charges will accompany the page proof.
It is the policy of the IEEE to own copyright to the technical
contributions it publishes. To comply with the
IEEE copyright policy
, authors are required to sign the IEEE Copyright Transfer & Export
Control compliance From before publication in either the print or
electronic medium. The form is provided upon approval of the manuscript.
Author must submit a signed copy of this form with their final manuscripts.
Submission of Final Manuscript
Number all pages, including illustrations (which should be grouped at the
end), in a single series, with no omitted numbers. Figures should be
identified with the figure number and author’s name at the bottom or on the
back; keep the information in the margin, off the body of the figure.
References and Captions:
Put references on a separate page and provide them in IEEE style. Figure
captions should also be on a separate page from references and content. Do
not include captions on the illustrations themselves. Figure captions
should be sufficiently clear so that the figures can be understood without
detailed reference to the accompanying text. Axes of graphs should have
self-explanatory labels, not just symbols, wherever appropriate.
Illustrations and Photos:
Figures and photos should be original figures and not photocopies. Photos
must be glossy prints with not screens. Laser prints are not acceptable in
place of photos or where gray-scale graphics are involved. All line
drawings and photos should be in black and white, unles specifically
requested. Letters should be large enough to be readily legible when the
drawing is reduced to two or one-column width – as much as 4:1 reduction
from the original. All materials should be no larger than 22 x 28 cm (8.5 x
Electronic Form for Final Printing:
For the final printed production of the manuscript, the author will need to
provide electronic copy of the peer-approved version. Please be certain
that changes made to the paper are incorporated into the final copy, and
include all source files. Check that all files are complete including
abstract, text, references, footnotes, biographies, and figures and
captions. Figures, tables, and author photos may be submitted in .tiff,
.eps, or .ps formats. A separate set of files should be submitted for
graphics as they are processed separately from the manuscript. For more
information on submitting electronic graphics, please visit the URL:
and click on the link “Guidelines for Author supplied Electronic Text and
Graphics.” IEEE can process most commercial software programs, but not page
layout programs. Do not send postscript files. The preferred programs are
TeX, LaTeX, and Microsoft Word. An IEEE LaTeX style file or Word Template
can be obtained at the