Peer Review—Magazines



Reviewer Center

IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications magazine is looking for succinct, practical, readable articles that will appeal to experts and non-experts alike. Follow the link below for more information on your topic of interest.

Conduct of the Referee

In order to guarantee fairness to the author, the reviewer for a paper submitted to the IEEE Computer Society should abide by a number of guidelines including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Respond within the allotted time.
  • Provide sound, constructive reviews.
  • Assume that papers submitted for publication are not meant to be public.
  • Do not use material from a paper you have refereed.
  • Do not share material from a paper you have refereed with others.
  • Do not distribute copies of a paper you have been asked to referee unless the material is already public.
  • Tell the associate editor, guest editor, or editor in chief if there are any conflicts of interest involved in refereeing a paper, and possibly decline to review.

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Do and Don't


  • Keep your review objective.
  • Pay attention to organization and technical content by commenting on the technical significance and accuracy of the work.
  • Identify and note the type of manuscript (research, tutorial, survey, or case study).
  • Comment on the appropriateness of methods, analyses, results, and conclusions.
  • Suggest specific improvements, identify specific areas that can be removed.
  • Recognize that IEEE CG&A has a word limit of 8,000 words and 10 figures.
  • Look at the references for appropriateness; IEEE  CG&A generally accepts 12 maximum.
  • Reject manuscripts that require extensive revision.
  • Reject manuscripts with trivial or insignificant results and minor contributions to the subject area even if they are well-written.


  • Review manuscripts you find personally objectionable.
  • Waste time correcting grammar, spelling, and voice. Accepted articles will be edited.
  • Identify yourself or your own work.
  • Include personal comments and biases about the author and subject matter.
  • Reject manuscripts that require simple reorganization.
  • Reject large papers that try to do too much. Instead, point out which parts are most important and describe how to revise the manuscript to give it focus.

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How to Contact Us

IEEE Computer Society
10662 Los Vaqueros Circle
PO Box 3014
Los Alamitos, CA 90720-1314
+1 714 821 8380


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Keywords should closely reflect the topic of the paper and optimally characterize it. They link papers to appropriate reviewers (that is, reviewers who share the same keywords as the paper). You may use other keywords if you feel they help to further identify the paper's topic.

We encourage you to enter a minimum of two keywords that reflect your expertise when updating your User Information in Manuscript Central.

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Manuscript Text Requirements

Articles submitted to IEEE CG&A should not exceed 8,000 words, including all text, the abstract, keywords, bibliography, biographies, and table text. The maximum number of figures should not exceed 10.

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Preliminary/Conference Version

If the author provided a previously published conference paper, please check the submission to determine whether a sufficient amount of new material has been added to warrant publication in IEEE CG&A. New results are not required, however, the submission should contain expansions of key ideas, examples, elaborations, and so on, of the conference paper. 

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Review Process

You may use the public comments section of the review form to address the author about his or her submission.

We hope that you'll be able to submit your review within the given time frame of three weeks. The complete review process varies from four to six months, and your timely participation is integral to helping us meet our goals.

The peer review process allows IEEE Computer Society publications to continually present the highest quality articles to its readers and maintain our reputation for quality and integrity. We appreciate your willingness to volunteer your time and expertise on behalf of IEEE CG&A.

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