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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 the TRANSACTIONS).
Submissions/resubmissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.
Every manuscript must:
By submission of your manuscript to this Transaction, 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 before submission.
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. The transactions 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 Manuscripts.
Comment Correspondence: Comment Correspondences provide brief comments on material previously published in the TRANSACTIONS. These items may not exceed 2 pages in double-column, 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: [This does not apply to the Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing]. Please contact the Editor-in-Chief.]
It is important to understand that a finalized paper, ready for publication and exceeding 10 pages, will be subject to mandatory overlength page charges. Because changes recommended as a result of peer review and/or during author alterations may increase the length of the paper, it is strongly recommended that you follow the Manuscript Submission guidelines when preparing your original submission.
For the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, final published papers exceeding 8 pages will be subject to mandatory overlength page charges.
Exceptions to manuscript length requirements may, under extraordinary circumstances, be granted by the Editor-in-Chief. However, such exception does not preclude your requirement to pay any and all overlength or additional charges that are attached to the manuscript.
Resubmission of Previously Rejected Manuscripts. Authors of manuscripts rejected from any journal are allowed to resubmit their manuscripts only once. At the time of submission, you will be asked whether your manuscript is a new submission or a resubmission of an earlier rejected manuscript. If it is a resubmission of a manuscript previously rejected by any journal, you are expected to submit supporting documents identifying the previous submission and detailing how your new version addresses all of the reviewers’ comments. Papers that do not disclose connection to a previously rejected paper or that do not provide documentation as to changes made may be immediately rejected.
Author Misconduct. Author misconduct includes plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and research misconduct, including falsification or misrepresentation of results. All forms of misconduct are unacceptable and may result in sanctions and/or other corrective actions. Plagiarism includes copying someone else’s work without appropriate credit, using someone else’s work without clear delineation of citation, and the uncited reuse of an author’s previously published work that also involves other authors. Self-plagiarism involves the verbatim copying or reuse of an authors own prior work without appropriate citation, including duplicate submission of a manuscript elsewhere (journal or conference), and submission of two different manuscripts which overlap substantially in language or technical contribution. The aforementioned forms of author misconduct also cover materials from third party servers (such as Arxiv). Also, papers including inappropriate or abusive language are subject to Immediately Rejection.
For more information on the definitions, investigation process, and corrective actions related to author misconduct, see the Signal Processing Society Policies and Procedures Manual, Section 6.1. Author misconduct may also be actionable by the IEEE under the rules of Member Conduct.
Conference to Journal Papers. It is acceptable for conference papers to be used as the basis for a more fully developed journal publication. However, authors are required to cite their related prior work, either in the introduction or in a footnote. The papers cannot be identical, and the journal paper should be justified by a clearly identifiable benefit that its publication offers to the research community beyond the already published conference paper. For example, the journal paper may include additional analysis, novel algorithmic enhancements, added theoretical work, completeness of exposition, extensive experimental validation, etc. The added benefits of the journal paper must either be apparent from a reading of the introduction or abstract, or should be clearly and concisely explained in a separate document that accompanies the submission.
Journal to conference papers. SPS now provides journal papers presentation opportunities for recent and in-press IEEE journal articles within the on the conference. Journals being considered are: Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging and IEEE Wireless Communication Letters. Please check the conference website for specific details.
Submission Format. Authors are required to prepare manuscripts employing the on-line style files developed by IEEE, which include guidelines for abbreviations, mathematics, and graphics. 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 the IEEE Author Center." (LaTeX and MS Word). Please note the following requirements about the abstract:
In addition to written abstracts, papers may include a graphical abstract; see IEEE Author Center for options and format requirements.
IEEE supports the publication of author names in the native language alongside the English versions of the names in the author list of an article. For more information, see "Publishing Author Names in Native Languages" on the IEEE Author Center page.
Refining the Use of English Language in Your Manuscript:
English language editing services can help refine the language of your article and reduce the risk of rejection without review. IEEE authors are eligible for discounts at several language editing services; visit the IEEE Author Center to learn more. Please note these services are fee-based and do not guarantee acceptance. You are also free to ask a colleague who is fluent in English to assist with editing. However, if the revised manuscript does not meet the English usage criteria, then you are required to use a language editing service for a fee, or you must withdraw the manuscript.
Single-blind review process. The articles in this journal are peer reviewed in accordance with the requirements set forth in the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board Operations Manual (IEEE PSPB) (sections 8.2.1.C & 8.2.2.A). Each published article was reviewed by a minimum of two independent reviewers using a single-blind peer review process, where the identities of the reviewers are not known to the authors, but the reviewers know the identities of the authors. Articles will be screened for plagiarism before acceptance.
Accepted papers. As of 01-Feb-2018, the Signal Processing Society does not permit changes to a manuscript after it has been accepted for publication. During each stage of the submission/revision process, authors are required to upload a "Formatted (Double Column) Main File - PDF Document Only" version of their manuscript. If your manuscript is accepted in this round of review, the "Formatted (Double Column) Main File - PDF Document Only" file will be posted to IEEE Xplore as an early access article. For this reason, we ask that the "Formatted (Double Column) Main File - PDF Document Only" be publication ready.
During the revision process, please be sure to remove any colored text or annotations and add any acknowledgments that you would like included in your "Formatted (Double Column) Main File - PDF Document Only." Additionally, if you would like to include an annotated manuscript for reviewers, please upload it as a supporting document.
Open Access. The publication is a hybrid journal, allowing either Traditional manuscript submission or Open Access (author-pays OA) manuscript submission. Upon submission of your final files, if you choose to have your manuscript be an Open Access article, you commit to pay the discounted OA fee if your manuscript is accepted for publication in order to enable unrestricted public access. The OA fee is $2,045. Any other application charges (such as charge for the use of color in the print format) will be billed separately once the manuscript formatting is complete but prior to the publication. If you would like your manuscript to be a Traditional submission, your article will be available to qualified subscribers and purchasers via IEEE Xplore. No OA payment is required for Traditional submission. Corresponding authors from low-income countries are eligible for waived or reduced open access APCs.
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 (two 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. (**NOTE: Regular papers accepted to Transaction on Multimedia in excess of 8 pages will be subject to mandatory overlength page charges) 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. No mandatory overlength page charges will be applied to overview articles in the Society’s journals.
Color Graphics. All SPS publications are online-only, so color graphics are always free of charge.