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Author Misconduct Sanctions: The IEEE Signal Processing Society will
apply the following sanctions in any case of plagiarism, or in cases of
self-plagiarism that involve an overlap of more than 25% with another journal
1) immediate rejection of the manuscript in question;
2) immediate withdrawal of all other submitted manuscripts by any of the
authors, submitted to any of the Society's publications (journals, conferences, workshops), except for manuscripts that also involve innocent
co-authors; immediate withdrawal of all other submitted manuscripts by
any of the authors, submitted to any of the Society's publications (journals, conferences, workshops), except for manuscripts that also involve
innocent co-authors;
3) prohibition against each of the authors for any new submissions, either individually, in combination with the authors of the plagiarizing manuscript,
or in combination with new co-authors, to all of the Society's publications
(journals, conferences, workshops). The prohibition shall continue for one
year from notice of suspension.
Further, plagiarism and self-plagiarism may also be actionable by the IEEE
under the rules of Member Conduct.
Submission Format.
Authors are encouraged to prepare manuscripts employing the on-line style
files developed by IEEE. All manuscripts accepted for publication will require
the authors to make final submission employing these style files. The style files
are available on the web at under "Template for all Transactions." (LaTeX and MS Word).
Authors using LaTeX: the two PDF versions of the manuscript needed for
submission can both be produced by the IEEEtran.cls style file. A double-spaced
document is generated by including \documentclass[11pt,draftcls,onecolumn]
{IEEEtran} as the first line of the manuscript source file, and a single-spaced
double-column document for estimating the publication page charges via
\documentclass[10pt,twocolumn,twoside]{IEEEtran} for a regular submission,
or \documentclass[9pt,twocolumn,twoside]{IEEEtran} for a Correspondence
* Title page and abstract: The first page of the manuscript shall contain the
title, names and contact information for all authors (full mailing address, institutional affiliations, phone, fax, and e-mail), the abstract, and the EDICS.
An asterisk * should be placed next to the name of the Corresponding Author who will serve as the main point of contact for the manuscript during
the review and publication processes.
An abstract should have not more than 200 words for a regular paper,
or 50 words for a Correspondence item. The abstract should indicate
the scope of the paper or Correspondence, and summarize the author's
conclusions. This will make the abstract, by itself, a useful tool for
information retrieval.
* EDICS: All submissions must be classified by the author with an EDICS
(Editors' Information Classification Scheme) selected from the list of
EDICS published online at
* NOTE: EDICS are necessary to begin the peer review process. Upon submission of a new manuscript, please choose the EDICS categories that best
suit your manuscript. Failure to do so will likely result in a delay of the peer
review process.
* The EDICS category should appear on the first page-i.e., the title and
abstract page-of the manuscript.
* Illustrations and tables: Each figure and table should have a caption that is
intelligible without requiring reference to the text. Illustrations/tables may
be worked into the text of a newly-submitted manuscript, or placed at the
end of the manuscript. (However, for the final submission, illustrations/
tables must be submitted separately and not interwoven with the text.)
Illustrations in color may be used but, unless the final publishing will be
in color, the author is responsible that the corresponding grayscale figure
is understandable.
In preparing your illustrations, note that in the printing process, most
illustrations are reduced to single-column width to conserve space. This
may result in as much as a 4:1 reduction from the original. Therefore, make
sure that all words are in a type size that will reduce to a minimum of
9 points or 3/16 inch high in the printed version. Only the major grid lines
on graphs should be indicated.
* Abbreviations: This TRANSACTIONS follows the practices of the IEEE
on units and abbreviations, as outlined in the Institute's published
standards. See for details.
* Mathematics: All mathematical expressions must be legible. Do not give
derivations that are easily found in the literature; merely cite the reference.


Final Manuscript Submission Guidelines.
Upon formal acceptance of a manuscript for publication, instructions for
providing the final materials required for publication will be sent to the Corresponding Author. Finalized manuscripts should be prepared in LaTeX or MS
Word, and are required to use the style files established by IEEE, available at
Instructions for preparing files for electronic submission are as follows:
* Files must be self-contained; that is, there can be no pointers to your system
* Include a header to identify the name of the TRANSACTIONS, the name of
the author, and the software used to format the manuscript.
* Do not import graphics files into the text file of your finalized manuscript
(although this is acceptable for your initial submission). If submitting on
disk, use a separate disk for graphics files.
* Do not create special macros.
* Do not send PostScript files of the text.
* File names should be lower case.
* Graphics files should be separate from the text, and not contain the caption
text, but include callouts like "(a)," "(b)."
* Graphics file names should be lower case and named fig1.eps, fig2.tif, etc.
* Supported graphics types are EPS, PS, TIFF, or graphics created using Word,
Powerpoint, Excel or PDF. Not acceptable is GIF, JPEG, WMF, PNG, BMP
or any other format (JPEG is accepted for author photographs only). The
provided resolution needs to be at least 600 dpi (400 dpi for color).
* Please indicate explicitly if certain illustrations should be printed in color;
note that this will be at the expense of the author. Without other indications, color graphics will appear in color in the online version, but will be
converted to grayscale in the print version.
Additional instructions for preparing, verifying the quality, and submitting
graphics are available via authors/authors_journals.html.
Multimedia Materials.
IEEE Xplore can publish multimedia files and Matlab code along with your
paper. Alternatively, you can provide the links to such files in a README
file that appears on Xplore along with your paper. For details, please see under "Multimedia." To make your work reproducible by
others, the TRANSACTIONS encourages you to submit all files that can recreate
the figures in your paper.
Page Charges.
Voluntary Page Charges. Upon acceptance of a manuscript for publication,
the author(s) or his/her/their company or institution will be asked to pay a charge
of $110 per page to cover part of the cost of publication of the first ten pages
that comprise the standard length (six pages, in the case of Correspondences).
Mandatory Page Charges. The author(s) or his/her/their company or institution will be billed $220 per each page in excess of the first ten published
pages for regular papers and six published pages for correspondence items.
These are mandatory page charges and the author(s) will be held responsible
for them. They are not negotiable or voluntary. The author(s) signifies his willingness to pay these charges simply by submitting his/her/their manuscript to
the TRANSACTIONS. The Publisher holds the right to withhold publication under
any circumstance, as well as publication of the current or future submissions of
authors who have outstanding mandatory page charge debt.
Color Charges. Color figures which appear in color only in the electronic
(Xplore) version can be used free of charge. In this case, the figure will be printed
in the hardcopy version in grayscale, and the author is responsible that the corresponding grayscale figure is intelligible. Color reproduction in print is expensive, and all charges for color are the responsibility of the author. The estimated
costs are as follows. There will be a charge of $62.50 for each figure; this charge
may be subject to change without notification. In addition, there are printing
preparation charges which may be estimated as follows: color reproductions
on four or fewer pages of the manuscript: a total of approximately $1045; color
reproductions on five pages through eight pages: a total of approximately $2090;
color reproductions on nine through 12 pages: a total of approximately $3135,
and so on. Payment of fees on color reproduction is not negotiable or voluntary,
and the author's agreement to publish the manuscript in the TRANSACTIONS is
considered acceptance of this requirement.
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the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing or the IEEE Signal
Processing Magazine, please refer to the IEEE Signal Processing website at

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