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IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine - Paper Submission Guidelines and Information for Authors


The IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine (CIM) publishes peer-reviewed articles that present emerging novel discoveries, important insights, or tutorial surveys in all areas of computational intelligence design and applications, in keeping with the Field of Interest of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (IEEE/CIS). Additionally, CIM serves as a media of communications between the governing body and its membership of IEEE/CIS. Authors are encouraged to submit papers on applications oriented developments, successful industrial implementations, design tools, technology reviews, computational intelligence education, and applied research.

Contributions should contain novel and previously unpublished material. The novelty will usually lie in original concepts, results, techniques, observations, hardware/software implementations, or applications, but may also provide syntheses or new insights into previously reported research. Surveys and expository submissions are also welcome. In general, material which has been previously copyrighted, published or accepted for publication will not be considered for publication; however, prior preliminary or abbreviated publication of the material shall not preclude publication in this journal.

Types of Contributions

Two types of contributions are considered:

  1. Regular Papers (Papers). A Paper presents significant research, development, or application of broad computational intelligence concepts. Papers should present a well-rounded treatment of a problem, which places the presented solution in the context of related research work. The maximum length for Papers is typically 20 double-spaced typed pages with 12 point font, including figures and references. Submitted manuscript must be typewritten in English in single-column format. Authors of Papers should specify on the first page of their submitted manuscript up to 5 keywords.
  2. Correspondence (Letters). A Letter is intended to serve as a vehicle for rapid publication of less discursive material. It may include brief research results, comments or correction of published results, and rebuttals in connection with previous publications. The maximum length for Letters is 8 double-spaced typed pages with 12 point font, including figures. Letters go through a shorter, one time (typically) review process.

Process for Submission of Manuscript

The IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine requires all prospective authors to submit their manuscripts in electronic format, as a PDF file. The created PDF file must be a single file for the complete submitted Paper or Letter, including figures and bibliography. Before the manuscript is submitted, prospective authors should make sure that the PDF file is (1) printable, and (2) its first page contains the title, authors' names and the corresponding author's email address, abstract, and up to 5 keywords. For both Paper and Letter submissions, send all the materials via email to Editor-in-Chief at the email address:

Please include the following information in the e-mail: Paper title, names and e-mail addresses of all authors, and the detailed contact information of the corresponding author. Please also confirm in the e-mail that the work being submitted has not been published elsewhere nor is it currently under review by another publication. Note that copyright forms, biographical sketches, and authors' photos should be excluded from initial submissions and not transmitted until the paper is accepted. Authors are also requested to avoid parallel email submissions of manuscripts to the CIM Editorial Office, as well as multiple submissions of the same paper via online form. Also, to avoid duplication and unnecessary delays, no hard copies of Papers should be mailed to the Editor-in-Chief.

Receipt Acknowledgement

Soon after electronic submission, you will receive an e-mail message acknowledging successful reception of your PDF file and assigning a Reference Number to your manuscript submission. If there was any problem in the reception and printing of your file, you will be notified.

Manuscript Format

In general, the IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine follows the standards of the IEEE. The details are contained in the booklet, Information for IEEE Transactions, Journals and Letters Authors, available upon request by mail from IEEE Periodicals, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08855, USA, or via email at, or by fax at (+1 732) 562 0545. See also this webpage for details.

Some important hints for manuscript style include:

Manuscript Style: The manuscript should be typewritten using double spacing, one side of sheet only. All pages should be numbered consecutively, including illustration pages, with no omitted page numbers.

Abstract: The abstract must be a concise yet comprehensive reflection of what is in your article. In particular:

  • The abstract must be self-contained, without abbreviations, footnotes, or references. It should be a microcosm of the full article.
  • The abstract must be between 150-250 words. Be sure that you adhere to these limits; otherwise, you will need to edit your abstract accordingly.
  • The abstract must be written as one paragraph, and should not contain displayed mathematical equations or tabular material.
  • The abstract should include three or four different keywords or phrases, as this will help readers to find it. It is important to avoid over-repetition of such phrases as this can result in a page being rejected by search engines.
  • Ensure that your abstract reads well and is grammatically correct.

References: References should be put on a separate page and provided in IEEE style.

Preferred E-file Formats: IEEE can process most commercial software programs, but not page layout programs. PostScript files should not be submitted. The preferred programs are TeX, LaTeX, Microsoft Word and WordPerfect (using only standard macros). An IEEE LaTeX style file can be obtained by email at or downloaded from the IEEE Tools For Authors page. More complete instructions for electronic file submissions are available in the Guidelines for IEEE Author Supplied Electronic Text and Graphics, which can be requested via email at or by fax at (+1 732) 562 0545.

Professional Editing Services

Sometimes the IEEE CIM receives submissions that suffer from poor English usage and readability. Such manuscripts often get rejected because of extremely poor readability. Authors, at their own cost, may take the help of American Journal Experts for pre-submission professional editing services. An author willing to get assistance with English grammar and usage prior to submitting his/her manuscripts for review or during the review process can go directly to to submit a manuscript for copy editing. Various levels of editing services are available. Cost estimates as well as required time are available immediately on line. We cannot guarantee that the linguistic quality of an edited manuscript will meet your expectation. As expected, an edited manuscript will undergo usual reviews.

Mandatory Page Charges

A mandatory page charge is imposed on all papers exceeding twelve pages (about 20 pages with double-spaced, 12 point font and one inch (2.54 cm) margin from all sides on a US Letter-sized (or A4) paper) in length, including illustrations. The charge is $125 per page for each page over the first twelve and is a prerequisite for publication. Details are provided at the time of acceptance; authors are, however, urged to keep this in mind when submitting and revising their papers.

Page Charges

After a manuscript has been accepted for publication, the author's company or institution will be encouraged to pay $110 per printed page to cover part of the cost of publication. The page charges are not obligatory, nor is their payment a prerequisite for publication. The author will receive 100 free reprints without cover if the page charge is honored. Detailed guidelines on page charges will accompany the galley proofs.


It is the policy of the IEEE to own the copyright to the technical contributions it publishes. To comply with the IEEE copyright policy, authors are required to sign an IEEE Copyright Form before publication in either the print or electronic medium. This form retains to authors and their employers full rights to reuse their material for their own purposes. Authors are requested to submit a signed copy of the Copyright Form with their final manuscript. The form can be downloaded from