Submitting final files

Information for authors of accepted papers

Papers accepted for publication will be published both electronically on IEEE Xplore web site and in the printed version of the Transactions.

Authors must submit final files electronically using the submission web site

All requested items must be compressed in a ZIP file before uploading them on the submission web site.

Requested items:

1. A PDF version of the paper and an identical source version using either LaTeX or MSWord. Paper must be formatted using IEEE style (double column, single spaced) whose template is available at

2. Original versions of figures and tables (high definition) in separate files only if they aren’t embedded in the source paper file (accepted formats: PS, EPS, PDF, PNG, TIFF, DOC, PPT, XLS).

3.Bio-sketches (in IEEE format) and high-resolutions photos of each of the authors (not required for Short and Practitioner Papers); bio-sketches can be included in the source file or alternatively saved in separate files.

Few weeks after the submission of the final files, the contact author will be contacted by the publishing office to check the proofs of the paper. Authors will have 48 authors to return eventual corrections to the proofs.

Once proofs are validated, the paper will be published in the “early papers” section of IEEE Xplore web site in few days and later in the first available printed issue.

If after the proofs, paper length exceeds the suggested values (see Submit a Paper section), authors will be asked to pay an extra page charge of 175 US dollar for each extra page.

Author Names in Native Languages

IEEE supports the publication of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (CJK) author names in the native language alongside the English versions of the names in the author list of an article. For more information, please visit the IEEE Author Digital Tool Box at the following URL:

Color Printing

If a paper includes color figures, authors can decide to publish their paper in color (additional charges) or in gray tone.

Papers printed in gray tone, are published electronically in color on IEEE Xplore if color illustrations are included.

IEEE Copyright

IEEE policy requires that prior to publication all authors must transfer the copyright for their paper to the IEEE via the submission web site when submitting the final files.


IEEE Copyright Form
Guidelines for Author Supplied Electronic Text and Graphics

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