Number footnotes separately in superscripts (Insert | Footnote).2 Place the actual footnote at the bottom of the column in which it is cited; do not put footnotes in the reference list (endnotes). Use letters for table footnotes (see Table I).
All manuscripts must be submitted through ScholarOne® to be considered for publication in IEEE TMI. Please prepare the manuscript for initial review in the two-column format as detailed in this document, including figures distributed throughout the text near the site of first reference. If you use LATEX to prepare your manuscript, please approximate the format seen visually in this template document.
First submissions must be 10 pages or less unless the editor has granted a rare exception (e.g. challenge papers). Revised manuscripts may exceed 10 pages as required to respond to reviewer comments. Large tables and figures not critical to the main message should be uploaded separately as Supplementary Materials in Supporting Documents.
Submit a pdf version of your manuscript to ScholarOne® using https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tmi-ieee as a single file. If you wish to include a larger version of some or all of the figures or a video for reviewers, please upload these as a Supplementary file. Do not upload zipped or other compressed files.
Even if this is your first submission, first check to see if you have an existing account on ScholarOne®. If there is none, create a new account as instructed. After logging in, go to your Author Center and click “Submit First Draft of a New Manuscript.” The corresponding author will be asked to submit information for the first 10 authors. Please check to see if they have existing accounts before adding a new account. If there are more than 10 authors and all are listed on the manuscript, then just add the first ten during submission.
Along with other information, you will be asked to select the subject from a pull-down list. You must complete all steps for a complete submission. At the end of each step you must click “Save and Continue”; just uploading the paper is not sufficient. After the last step, you should see a confirmation that the submission is complete. You should also receive an e-mail confirmation. For inquiries regarding the submission of your TMI paper on ScholarOne please contact the editorial office at the email account listed.
You will be asked to file an electronic copyright form immediately upon completing the submission process (authors are responsible for obtaining any security clearances). Failure to submit the electronic copyright could result in publishing delays later. You will also have the opportunity to designate your article as “open access” if you agree to pay the IEEE open access fee.
Final Stage Using ScholarOne® Manuscripts
Upon acceptance, you will receive an email from the editor with specific instructions regarding the submission of final files. To avoid any delays in publication, be sure to follow these instructions carefully. Final files must be uploaded through ScholarOne as instructed. Final submissions should include source files of your accepted manuscript, high quality graphic files, and a formatted pdf file. If you have any questions regarding the final submission process, please contact the TMI editorial office.
Be sure that the individual designated as the “Corresponding Author” is available during the coming months. This is the only author to whom proofs of the paper will be sent.
A completed IEEE copyright form should be submitted no later than at the time of your final submission. You can get a .pdf, .html, or .doc version at http://www.ieee.org/copyright. Authors are responsible for obtaining any security clearances. Do NOT attach the copyright form to your manuscript at any time during the process.
Do not submit a reworked version of a paper you have submitted or published elsewhere. Do not publish “preliminary” data or results. The submitting author is responsible for obtaining agreement of all coauthors and any consent required from sponsors before submitting a paper.
The IEEE Transactions and Journals Department strongly discourages courtesy authorship. An author is an individual who has made an identifiable intellectual contribution to a manuscript to the extent that the individual can defend its contents. Consequently, organization cannot be an author. It is the obligation of all authors to ensure that relevant prior work has been cited.
If the submission is based on a previously or simultaneously published conference paper, authors are asked to cite the conference paper in the submission, attached the conference paper to Supplemental Materials for reviewer access, and clearly state in a cover letter how the submission extends the work presented in the conference paper. This is important and required since TMI only publishes new materials.
Indecipherable English is a valid reason for immediate rejection. If in the opinions of the reviewers the ideas are not clearly presented, the paper will be rejected as a result of the review. TMI allows only one major review. There is a service available that can help improve your English writing for a fee, and the link to that service can be found at http://www.ieee.org/web/publications/authors/transjnl/index.html.
IEEE TMI publishes scholarly articles of archival value as well as tutorial expositions and critical reviews of classical subjects and topics of current interest that have been approved by the editor-in-chief prior to first submission.
Authors should consider the following points:
Technical papers submitted for publication must advance the state of knowledge and must cite relevant prior work.
The length of a submitted paper should be commensurate with the importance, or appropriate to the complexity, of the work. For example, an obvious extension of previously published work might not be appropriate for publication or might be adequately treated in just a few pages.
Authors must convince both peer reviewers and the editors of the scientific and technical merit of a paper; the standards of proof are higher when extraordinary or unexpected results are reported.
Because replication is required for scientific progress, papers submitted for publication must provide sufficient information to allow readers to perform similar experiments or calculations and use the reported results. Although not everything need be disclosed, a paper must contain new, useable, and fully described information. For example, a specimen’s chemical composition need not be reported if the main purpose of a paper is to introduce a new measurement technique. Authors should expect to be challenged by reviewers if the results are not supported by adequate data and critical details.
Papers that describe ongoing work or announce the latest technical achievement, which are suitable for presentation at a professional conference, may not be appropriate for publication.