Submitting a paper to TAC

Detailed information regarding submitting your paper to TAC can be found in the author center in the peer review for journals community.

The full scope of TAC can be found on TAC's about page

Manuscript types accepted by TAC

TAC manuscript types and submission length guidelines are as follows:

  • Regular paper – 14 double column or 30 single column pages (Note: All regular paper page limits include references and author biographies)
  • Brief contribution – 8 double column or 15 single column pages
  • Comments paper – 2 double column or 4 single column pages
  • Survey paper – 20 double column or 40 single column pages [NOTE: Authors are to include in the cover letter a list of recent relevant survey articles on the same topic (or a claim that none exist), and a brief explanation of why this article makes a significant contribution above these.]

Please note that double column will translate more readily into the final publication format. A double column page is defined as a 7.875" x 10.75" page with 10-point type, 12-point vertical spacing, and 1/2 inch margins. A single column page is defined as an 8.5" x 11" page with 12-point type and 24-point vertical spacing, containing approximately 250 words. All margins should be one inch (top, bottom, right and left). These length limits are taking into account reasonably-sized figures and references.

Open access

This publication is a hybrid journal, allowing either Traditional manuscript submission or Open Access (author-pays OA) manuscript submission.

The OA option, if selected, enables unrestricted public access to the article via IEEE Xplore. The OA option will be offered to the author at the time the manuscript is submitted. If selected, the OA discounted fee of $1,750 must be paid before the article is published in the journal. If you have unusual circumstances about this, please contact the Editor-in-Chief. Any other applicable charges (such as the over-length page charge and/or 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. 

The traditional option, if selected, enables access to all qualified subscribers and purchasers via IEEE Xplore. No OA payment is required.

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Templates

These templates are meant to aid you in preparing a draft of your manuscript for peer-review as well as to prepare final publication materials that will closely translate into the final publication format. This does not mean that the published paper will appear in this format. The published paper will appear as formatted by IEEE Computer Society publication staff. Full specifications on the IEEE Computer Society style can be found in our Style Guide PDF.