IEEE Transactions on Computers: Submitting a Manuscript

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Templates are provided above to assist you with formatting your manuscript. Full specifications on the IEEE Computer Society style can be found in our Style Guide PDF.

Submitting a Paper to TC

To submit your paper, please use ScholarOne Manuscripts.

Detailed information on submitting your paper to TC can be found on the "Authors" tab of the IEEE Computer Society Journal Peer Review page.

The full scope of TC can be found on the About TC page.

Manuscript Types Accepted by TC

NEW MOPC POLICY: For new submissions effective 15 May 2018, the fee to publish pages in excess of the regular paper limits cited below will change from $200/page to $220/page.

TC manuscript types and submission length guidelines are described below. All page limits include references and author biographies. For regular papers, pages in excess of these limits after final layout of the accepted manuscript is complete are subject to Mandatory Overlength Page Charges (MOPC). Note: All supplemental material must be submitted as separate files and must not be included within the same PDF file as the main paper submission. There is no page limit on supplemental files.

  • Regular paper – 12 double column pages (Submissions may be up to 16 pages in length, subject to MOPC. Longer submissions must be approved by the EIC, up to 20 pages maximum. All regular paper page limits include references and author biographies.)
  • Brief contribution – 8 double column pages (All brief paper page limits include references.)

A double column page is defined as a 7.875" x 10.75" page with 9.5-point type and 11.5-point vertical spacing. 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 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. The OA option will be offered to the author at the time the manuscript is submitted. If selected, the OA discounted fee of $1,950 must be paid before the article is published in the journal. If you have unusual circumstances about this, please contact the Editor-in-Chief.

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.

ORCID

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.