Types of Contributions

Types of Contributions

TETCI publishes four types of articles:

  • Survey papers
  • Full papers
  • Short papers
  • Letters (Comments on Published Papers)

Survey papers are well-focused manuscripts that put recent progress into a broader perspective and accurately assess the limits of existing theories. A Survey paper will typically be limited to 15 pages of formatted text in the IEEE two-column style (on exceeding this limit, mandatory over-length page charges apply).

Full papers are characterized by novel contributions of archival nature in developing theories and/or innovative applications of of emerging topics in computational intelligence. The contribution should not be of incremental nature, but must present a well-founded and conclusive treatment of a problem. Usually a full paper will be limited to 10 pages of formatted text in the IEEE two-column style (on exceeding this limit, mandatory over-length page charges apply).

Short papers report interesting new theories and/or developments/results/simulations/experiments on existing work in emerging topics in computational intelligence. For example, an extension of existing results or algorithms, innovative applications of a known approach to interesting problems, interesting theorems on error bounds of algorithms, etc. The contribution should be conclusive and useful. A short paper will typically be limited to 6 pages of formatted text in the IEEE two-column style (on exceeding this limit, mandatory over-length page charges apply).

The term "letters" will be reserved for just that, i.e., mostly for "Comments on Published Papers" and the authors' response, along with occasional letters to, or interesting tidbits for, the TETCI readership. A letter will be limited to 3 pages formatted text in the IEEE two-column style (on exceeding this limit, mandatory over-length page charges apply).

No manuscript will be transferred from the full paper type to the short paper type after submission/review. A short paper will undergo the review process as a short paper. It would be the responsibility of authors to decide the type of their manuscript at the time of submission. If a manuscript is reviewed as a full paper and at the end of the review process, reviewers / associate editors / Editor-in-Chief find it is not suitable to be reviewed as a full paper but a potential candidate for a short paper, then the manuscript has to be resubmitted as a short paper after revision, if authors desire to do so. Review management for full papers and short papers is under the direction of an associate editor, who will normally solicit four reviews and wait for at least three responses before a decision is reached. The review process is different for letters. An appropriate Associate Editor will assist the EIC in checking that the letter is "reasonable" (particularly for "comments on"). If there is contention, the AE will solicit additional reviews. Then the EIC will make the acceptance decision. For "Comments on", the original author will be asked for a response.

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