IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence: Submit a Manuscript

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Submitting a paper to TPAMI

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

When a TPAMI submission is based on a previous conference paper, IEEE requires that the journal paper be a "substantial revision" of the previous publication (30 percent is generally considered "substantial").TPAMI interprets and applies this requirement on a case-by-case basis with appropriate deference to the author's viewpoint. Examples of the improvements we expect to see over the conference paper include the following: additional technical details, a clearer explanation of the contribution, more experiments if appropriate, or an updated state-of-the-art. And of course the authors are encouraged to make the journal version a significant improvement on the conference paper, for example by taking the opportunity to integrate their previous work, or performing additional substantive work to answer questions that their conference paper raised. Since the journal version is intended to be the definitive, archival version of the research, TPAMI expects that the authors will take this opportunity to further improve their conference paper.

The full scope of TPAMI can be found on TPAMI's about page

Manuscript types accepted by TPAMI

TPAMI 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)
  • Short paper – 8 double column pages
  • Comments paper – 2½ double column pages
  • Survey paper – 20 double column 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. Single column versions may be provided as supplemental material.

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 $1,750 must be paid before the article is published in the journal. If you have unusual circumstances about this, please contact the Editor-in-Chief.

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.