IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing: Submit 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 TCC

To Submit your paper, please use ScholarOne Manuscripts.

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

The full scope of TCC can be found on TCC's about page. All inquiries on the status of submitted manuscripts should be directed to

NOTE: The TCC encourages submissions of papers that present new, original, and innovative ideas for the first time. The submission of an "extended version" of an already published conference or workshop paper is allowed, provided that (1) the extended version contains substantial (at least 33%) additional technical material; and (2) the authors have ensured that any copyright commitments they have made outside the IEEE are not violated by the eventual publication in the TCC.

When submitting an extended version, the authors should (1) acknowledge the earlier paper in ScholarOne Manuscripts at the time of submission; (2) include a cover letter summarizing the differences between the TCC submission and the earlier paper; (3) use a different title to both reflect the broader journal contribution and to avoid confusion in the archival record; and (4) cite the earlier paper in the TCC paper with a statement such as "A preliminary version of this paper appears as ...". Failure to follow the above instructions will result in the submission being "desk" rejected without any reviews.

Manuscript types accepted by TCC

NEW MOPC Policy Effective 18 Feb. 2018

TCC manuscript types and submission length guidelines are as follows:

  • Regular paper - 14 double column pages (Note: All regular paper page limits include references and author biographies)
  • Comments paper - 2 double column pages (Note: All comment paper page limits include references)

Survey papers are not accepted into peer review for TCC.

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. 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 $1,950 must be paid before the article is published in the journal. If you have unusual circumstances about this, please contact the Editor-in-Chief. 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.