Submitting a Paper to LOCS
To submit your paper, please use ScholarOne Manuscripts.
Detailed information on submitting your paper to LOCS can be found on the “Authors” tab of the Journal Peer Review page.
Manuscript Types Accepted by LOCS
Submitted letters must be four pages or fewer, including all figures, tables, and references. Submissions exceeding this length will be returned without review. Pages in excess of these limits after final layout of the accepted manuscript is complete are subject to Mandatory Overlength Page Charges (MOPC). Papers should use IEEE transactions two-column format in 9-pt. font.
Templates are provided to assist you with formatting your submission; however, the final layout for CAL papers will appear in a more condensed format. Full specifications on the IEEE Computer Society style can be found in our Style Guide.
This publication is a hybrid journal, allowing either traditional manuscript submission or author-paid Open Access (OA) manuscript submission.
The OA option, if selected, enables unrestricted public access to the article via IEEE Xplore and the Computer Society Digital Library with payment of the current Article Processing Charge (APC). The OA option will be offered to the author at the time the manuscript is submitted and the APC must be paid before the article is published in the journal. Please visit the IEEE Open Access FAQ for further details. Authors seeking an APC waiver should submit substantiated evidence and documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Corresponding authors from low-income countries are eligible for waived or reduced open access APCs.
The traditional option, if selected, enables access to all qualified subscribers and purchasers via IEEE Xplore and the Computer Society Digital Library. No OA payment is required.
Irrespective of any OA charges, please note that papers which exceed the publication’s stated page limit after acceptance and final layout will be subject to Mandatory Overlength Page Charges.
The articles in this journal are peer reviewed in accordance with the requirements set forth in the IEEE PSPB Operations Manual (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.
ORCID Required: 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). ORCIDs enable accurate attribution and improved discoverability of an author’s published work. The author will need a registered ORCID in order to submit a manuscript or review a proof in this journal.