Submitting a paper to TSE
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The full scope of TSE can be found on TSE's about page.
Manuscript types accepted by TSE
TSE manuscript types and submission length guidelines are as follows:
- Regular papers – there is no length limit on regular papers. However, it is recommended that papers not exceed 11,000 words including figures where a half-page figure equals approximately 250 words. This length corresponds roughly to 30 double-spaced, single column pages or 14 single-spaced, double column pages. Papers that exceed this recommended maximum length will still be considered, but might not be guaranteed editorial review or publication in a timely fashion. Accepted papers that exceed 14 journal pages will be charged mandatory page charges on the excess pages. (Note: All regular paper page limits include references and author biographies)
- Short papers – should equal 15 double-spaced pages, single column (including reasonably sized figures and references) or 8 single-spaced, double column pages.
- Comments Papers – there is no length limit on comments papers.
- Survey Papers – there is no length limit on survey papers.
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.
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.
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.