Manuscript Format

Style for Manuscript

Here are some guidelines for article preparation. A list of 2-5 keywords and an abstract (described below) are required for all manuscripts submitted to this journal. Manuscript Central contains the official IEEE keyword list. Using keywords from that list is preferred. Provide an abstract of reasonable length that is an informative summary of the paper, including any important results found or conclusions drawn. Authors are encouraged to put detailed derivations in appendixes. For the review process, a composite PDF file containing the main manuscript, tables, figures and appendixes should be submitted. All figures and tables must be inserted in the corresponding places. DO NOT (1) place all figures and tables at the end of the manuscript or (2) upload figures and tables separately.

For TETCI, mandatory over-length page charge will be imposed for pages in excess of 15 pages for a survey paper, 10 pages for a full paper, 6 pages for a short paper and 3 pages for letters. These limits are excluding the supplementary materials. Please note that the limits apply to final accepted manuscripts that are prepared in standard two-column IEEE format. Some templates/style files that can help preparation of the manuscript, can be downloaded from http://www.ieee.org/publications_standards/publications/authors/authors_journals.html#template.

Abstract Description and Specifications

In order for an abstract to be effective when displayed in IEEE Xplore® as well as through indexing services such as Compendex, INSPEC, Medline, ProQuest, and Web of Science, it must be an accurate, stand-alone reflection of the contents of the article.

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.

Graphical Abstract

To aid readers, including reviewers, in understanding the key contributions of a paper, authors are encouraged to submit a graphical abstract along with their manuscript. A graphical abstract describes the motivation, key ideas and findings, and impact of the research. The graphical abstract can be submitted as supplemental material by uploading it with a supplemental file designation during the manuscript submission process. Like any supplemental material, the graphical abstract will undergo the peer review process. More details on graphical abstracts can be found at http://www.ieee.org/publications_standards/publications/graphical_abstract.pdf.