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Information for Authors
(Updated/Effective July 2017)
For Transactions and Journals:
Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts of Regular papers
(papers which provide a complete disclosure of a technical premise),
or Comment Correspondences (brief items that provide comment on
a paper previously published in these T RANSACTIONS).
Submissions/resubmissions must be previously unpublished and
may not be under consideration elsewhere.
Every manuscript must:
i. provide a clear statement of the problem and what the contribution of the work is to the relevant research community;
ii. state why this contribution is signiﬁcant (what impact it will
iii. provide citation of the published literature most closely related
to the manuscript; and
iv. state what is distinctive and new about the current manuscript
relative to these previously published works.
By submission of your manuscript to these T RANSACTIONS, all listed
authors have agreed to the authorship list and all the contents and
conﬁrm that the work is original and that ﬁgures, tables and other
reported results accurately reﬂect the experimental work. In addition,
the authors all acknowledge that they accept the rules established for
publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay all overlength
page charges, color charges, and any other charges and fees associated
with publication of the manuscript. Such charges are not negotiable
and cannot be suspended. The corresponding author is responsible for
obtaining consent from all co-authors and, if needed, from sponsors
In order to be considered for review, a paper must be within the
scope of the journal and represent a novel contribution. A paper is a
candidate for an Immediate Rejection if it is of limited novelty, e.g.
a straightforward combination of theories and algorithms that are
well established and are repeated on a known scenario. Experimental
contributions will be rejected without review if there is insufﬁcient
experimental data. These T RANSACTIONS are published in English.
Papers that have a large number of typographical and/or grammatical
errors will also be rejected without review.
In addition to presenting a novel contribution, acceptable manuscripts must describe and cite related work in the ﬁeld to put
the contribution in context. Do not give theoretical derivations or
algorithm descriptions that are easily found in the literature; merely
cite the reference.
New and revised manuscripts should be prepared following the
"Manuscript Submission" guidelines below, and submitted to the
online manuscript system, ScholarOne Manuscripts. Do not send
original submissions or revisions directly to the Editor-in-Chief or
Associate Editors; they will access your manuscript electronically
via the ScholarOne Manuscript system.
Manuscript Submission. Please follow the next steps.
1. Account in ScholarOne Manuscripts. If necessary, create
an account in the on-line submission system ScholarOne
Manuscripts. Please check ﬁrst if you already have an
existing account which is based on your e-mail address
and may have been created for you when you reviewed or
authored a previous paper.
* All IEEE journals require an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) for all authors. ORCID is a persistent
unique identiﬁer for researchers and functions similarly to
an article's Digital Object Identiﬁer (DOI). The author will
need a registered ORCID in order to submit a manuscript
or review a proof in this journal.
2. Electronic Manuscript. Prepare a PDF ﬁle containing your
manuscript in double-column, single-spaced format using a
font size of 10 points or larger, having a margin of at least
1 inch on all sides. Upload this version of the manuscript as
a PDF ﬁle "double.pdf" to the ScholarOne- Manuscripts site.
Since many reviewers prefer a larger font, you are strongly
encouraged to also submit a single-column, double-spaced
version (11 point font or larger), which is easy to create
with the templates provided IEEE Author Digital Toolbox
authors/authors journals.html). Page length restrictions
will be determined by the double-column version. Proofread
your submission, conﬁrming that all ﬁgures and equations
are visible in your document before you "SUBMIT"
your manuscript. Proofreading is critical; once you submit
your manuscript, the manuscript cannot be changed in any
way. You may also submit your manuscript as a .PDF or
MS Word ﬁle. The system has the capability of converting
your ﬁles to PDF, however it is your responsibility to conﬁrm that the conversion is correct and there are no font or
graphics issues prior to completing the submission process.
3. EDICS (Not applicable to Journal of Selected Topics in Signal
Processing). All submissions must be classiﬁed by the author
with an EDICS (Editors' Information Classiﬁcation Scheme)
selected from the list of EDICS published online at the
publication's EDICS webpage (*please see the list below).
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.
4. Additional Documents for Review. Please upload pdf versions of
all items in the reference list that are not publicly available,
such as unpublished (submitted) papers. Graphical abstracts
and supplemental materials intended to appear with the ﬁnal
paper (see below) must also be uploaded for review at
the time of the initial submission for consideration in the
review process. Use short ﬁlenames without spaces or special
characters. When the upload of each ﬁle is completed, you
will be asked to provide a description of that ﬁle.
5. Supplemental Materials. IEEE Xplore can publish multimedia
ﬁles (audio, images, video, pseudocode and detailed
algebraic manipulations of proofs), datasets, and software
(e.g. 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 IEEE Author Digital Toolbox (http://www.ieee.org/
publications standards/publications/authors/authors journals.
html) under "Multimedia." To make your work reproducible
by others, the T RANSACTIONS encourages you to submit
all ﬁles that can recreate the ﬁgures in your paper.
6. Submission. After uploading all ﬁles and proofreading them,
submit your manuscript by clicking "Submit." A conﬁrmation of the successful submission will open on screen
containing the manuscript tracking number and will be
followed with an e-mail conﬁrmation to the corresponding
and all contributing authors. Once you click "Submit," your
manuscript cannot be changed in any way.
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the copyright to the technical contributions it publishes on
behalf of the interests of the IEEE, its authors, and their
employers; and to facilitate the appropriate reuse of this
material by others. To comply with the IEEE copyright
policies, authors are required to sign and submit a completed
"IEEE Copyright and Consent Form" prior to publication by
the IEEE. The IEEE recommends authors to use an effective
electronic copyright form (eCF) tool within the ScholarOne
Manuscripts system. You will be redirected to the "IEEE
Electronic Copyright Form" wizard at the end of your original submission; please simply sign the eCF by typing your
name at the proper location and click on the "Submit" button.
Comment Correspondence. Comment Correspondences provide
brief comments on material previously published in these
T RANSACTIONS. These items may not exceed 2 pages in doublecolumn, single spaced format, using 9 point type, with margins of
1 inch minimum on all sides, and including: title, names and contact
information for authors, abstract, text, references, and an appropriate
number of illustrations and/or tables. Correspondence items are
submitted in the same way as regular manuscripts (see "Manuscript
Submission" above for instructions).
Authors may also submit manuscripts of overview articles, but
note that these include an additional white paper approval process http://www.signalprocessingsociety.org/publications/overviewarticles/. [This does not apply to the Journal of Selected Topics in
Signal Processing. Please contact the Editor-in-Chief.]
Manuscript Length. For the initial submission of a regular paper,
the manuscript may not exceed 13 double-column pages (10 point
font), including title; names of authors and their complete contact
information; abstract; text; all images, ﬁgures and tables, appendices
and proofs; and all references. Supplemental materials and graphical
Digital Object Identiﬁer 10.1109/TIP.2017.2740787
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