Types of Contributions

Types of Contributions

TCIAIG publishes letters, short papers, full papers and surveys.

Letters typically comment on existing papers but may also present new research where the result may be concisely described. Letters are limited to 4 pages in the journal’s two column format.

Short papers report sufficiently interesting new theories and/or developments/results/simulations/experiments on previously published work in the area. Short papers are limited to 6 pages in the journal’s two column format, which will include all references and author biographies (note, author biographies are optional), but excluding supplementary material. Papers exceeding this length will be subject to a mandatory over-length page charge. Short papers, even if paying an over-length page charge, cannot exceed 8 pages.

Survey papers will focus on a specific area related to the journal. It will provide a historical perspective, highlight recent work, provide a broader perspective of the area and suggest future areas of potential research, as well outlining open questions.
A Survey paper should not exceed 15 pages of formatted text in the IEEE two-column style, which will include all references and author biographies (note, author biographies are optional), but excluding supplementary material. Papers exceeding this length will be subject to a mandatory over-length page charge. Survey papers, even if paying an over-length page charge, cannot exceed 20 pages.

Full papers may be research articles, surveys, or tutorials. They are archival quality papers making a significant contribution to the field. Full papers are normally limited to 10 pages in the journal’s two column format, which will include all references and author biographies (note, author biographies are optional), but excluding supplementary material. Papers exceeding this length will be subject to a mandatory over-length page charge. Full papers, even if paying an over-length page charge, cannot exceed 14 pages.

The mandatory page charges for over-length papers (see page charges) are payable, unless the voluntary page charge has been paid.

For all papers review management is primarily under the direction of an associate editor, who will solicit reviews for each submission. The associate editor will ordinarily make a recommendation after receiving three reviews (two for letters).

All submissions should be accompanied by a covering letter or note indicating the type of the submission (letter, short paper, full paper or survey) and whether it is a candidate for a special issue.

 

Author Biographies

Authors can publish a short biography, along with a picture, for each of the authors. This is optional and authors can decide to omit these. The biographies must either include all authors, or not be provided for any authors.