Submitting a Paper to TPAMI

To submit your paper, please use ScholarOne Manuscripts.

Detailed information on submitting your paper to TPAMI can be found on the “Author Information” tab of the 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. Of course, the authors are also 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.

Manuscript Types Accepted by TPAMI

TPAMI 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 18 pages in length, subject to MOPC. 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

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.

Author Templates

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.

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 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 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.