IEEE Transactions on Computers: Submitting a Manuscript
Submitting a paper to TC
To Submit your paper, please use ScholarOne Manuscripts.
Detailed information on submitting your paper to TC can be found in the Authors tab of the IEEE Computer Society Journal Peer Review page.
The full scope of TC can be found on TC's about page
Manuscript types accepted by TC
Starting January 1st, 2017, TC allows without any further prior and explicit permission by the Editor-in-Chief, submissions as:
- Regular paper – 16 double column (Note: All regular paper page limits include references and author biographies.)
- Brief contribution – 8 double column (Note: All brief paper page limits include references.)
NOTE: all papers longer than 14 pages will be subject to MOPC for the number of pages exceeding 14 (or, in general, the most current bound set by the Computer Society and reported in the TC Authors’ Guidelines pages)
Pages in excess of these limits are accepted only at the discretion of the EIC and may be subject to Mandatory Overlength Page Charges, as described in our policy here. Regular papers may not exceed 18 formatted transactions pages.
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, 11.5-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.
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.