upon having your paper selected by your peers for possible publication
in IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS. Before your paper can be
scheduled for printing, the Editor must have ALL of
the items described below. Please forward this information within 45
days of the date of the approval letter that you received from the
Vice-Chairman, Papers, of the Operating Department which approved your
Forward all information
Dr. Carlton E. Speck, Editor
Transactions on Industry Applications
Woodside Park Blvd.
Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069-1042 USA
Version of Paper
Send me the original
manuscript as used in the conference proceedings of the conference at
which your paper was presented, if it is in your possession, or a good
quality printout or photocopy of this manuscript.
Final Version of
Send me two hard copies
of the final version of your manuscript, on 8.5 x 11" or A4 (210 x 297
mm) plain white paper. This version of the manuscript should include
all expected revisions and corrections; if you wait until you receive
the proofs to make significant changes, you may be charged for the
extra expense incurred. The format of these copies is not very
important, as the paper is reformatted during the IEEE editorial
process. These copies may be in two-column, single-spaced format, such
as is used for the conference proceedings of most IAS conferences, or
they may be in single-column, double-spaced format. However, the style
of writing and arrangement of the elements of the paper should be in
accordance with IAS Information for Authors. The manuscript must include the paper title,
authors' names, abstract, index terms (key words), main body of the
paper, figure and table captions, references, and authors' biographies.
It is important that the references be in the standard IEEE style shown
in the Information
for Authors. For further
information about authors' biographies, see About the Authors
Figures and Tables
Figures and tables must
be submitted separately from the text of the paper, although they also
may be included in that text if the author so desires. At the present
time, IEEE Publications cannot use graphics embedded in word processing
programs. These figures and tables may be submitted in either of two
ways - as hard copies or as electronic files.
If hard copy submission
is chosen by the author, the items submitted will be scanned as part of
the publication process All line art should be submitted as high
quality printouts. Each figure or table should be printed on a separate
sheet of paper. All photos, including authors' personal photos, must be
submitted as glossy prints, either color or black-and-white. Printouts
of scanned photos or of digital camera files are not acceptable. The
figure/table number should be written on the back of each figure or
table, and the individual's name on the back of each author's personal
Files section below for requirements for electronic submission
of figures. If electronic submission is chosen by the author, a hard
copy of the figures and tables is still required. However, these may be
embedded in the hard copies of the paper.
An electronic file of the
final text of the paper is required. The editing process of IEEE
Publications starts with this file; the hard copies are normally used
only to verify the electronic text. The electronic file must include
all of the final version of the paper, as described above, including
the authors' biographies. The electronic text may be in LaTeX, in a
commercial word processor format (such as MS Word, WordPerfect, or
MacWrite), or in ASCII. Electronic files of earlier versions of the
paper are not required or desired. Also, .pdf files of any version of
the paper are of no use. See Guidelines
for Author Supplied Electronic Text and Graphics for additional
If electronic submission
of figures and tables is chosen by the author, the electronic files
must be in strict accordance with Guidelines
for Author Supplied Electronic Text and Graphics. These files must
be in one of the electronic file formats acceptable to IEEE
Publications. There are three preferred formats: TIFF, ps, and
eps. See below for use of color graphics. The print
version of IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS is published in
black-and-white. Be sure that graphics do not rely on colors to convey
information. For instance, readers will not be able to discriminate
among lines on a graph that differ only in the color used. Any
electronic graphics not meeting these guidelines are unacceptable.
Electronic files may be
submitted on a 3.5" floppy disk, on a ZIP disk, or on a CD. If
necessary, files may be compressed using a standard compression
program, such as pkzip or WinZip. Please protect your disk with proper
packing to insure that it is not damaged in transit. At this time we
are not prepared to accept complete submissions by e-mail.
recent change in IEEE Publications procedures now allows the use of
color for figures in the on-line version of a paper at no cost to the
authors. Starting with the July/August
2006 issue the on-line version of Transactions
will use color for all figures that the authors submit in color. Figures in color and black-and-white figures
may be mixed in the same paper. Since in
most cases the print version will continue to use black-and-white for
all figures, authors should continue to be aware of the final
appearance of the figures when reproduced in black-and-white. A good way to be sure of this is to print the
color figure in black-and-white and be sure that the resultant figure
conveys all the meaning it is intended to convey. If
necessary, features such as different line types or the addition of
labels to lines may be necessary to convey the intended meaning.
For those unusual cases when black-and-white graphics cannot convey the necessary information in print, Transactions offers the option of presenting figures in color. This can be done at the author's request and at the author's expense - and the expense is significant. Color may be used for all figures in a paper, or only for selected figures, at the author's discretion. For additional information about use of color in the print version of Transactions, or for a cost estimate, contact the Transactions Editor, Dr. Carlton Speck, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Refer also to Guidelines
for Author Supplied Electronic Text and Graphics.
Each paper submitted to
the editor must be accompanied by two forms. The first is an IEEE
Copyright Form. Note that this is a new version of the IEEE Copyright
Form, and is effective 13 December 2002. Please complete this form,
filling in the title and authors of the paper in the space provided.
The form must be signed in the proper place by one of the authors or
another authorized person. The person signing is presumed to have the
authority to sign on behalf of all authors. This form may be downloaded
in .htm, .pdf, or .doc formats from http://www.ieee.org/about/documentation/copyright/cfrmlink.htm.
The second form is
"Information About Your Electronic Disk." This form may be downloaded
Word or ASCII
formats. Complete this form to aid in the processing of the electronic
files you submit.
About the Authors
Furnish a brief (50-400
words) biography of each author in prose form as a part of the final
version of the paper, both hard copy and electronic text. Also furnish
a personal photo no larger than 5"x7". This does not need to be a
studio portrait; a snapshot or a passport-type photo is acceptable.
Please write the name of the person shown lightly on the back of each
author's photo. The paper will not be scheduled for printing without
these items. In place of this photo, an electronic file meeting the
requirements given above may be supplied.
Also furnish current
address information for each author, including name, affiliation,
mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address.
Separate mailings are made to each author, including a complementary
copy of the issue in which your paper appears. Designate which author
will be the corresponding author. That person will be the only author
to receive proofs and will handle all correspondence relating to this
paper. Since proofs are sent by courier service, the corresponding
author's address must be a street address; courier services will not
deliver to a Post Office box. Please show the paper's title and paper
numbers on all correspondence.
Presentation or Publication
If the paper has been
published or presented, in whole or in part, anywhere other than at an
IAS-sponsored conference, or if the paper includes text or graphics
from a prior publication, please advise the editor. It may be necessary
for the author to obtain copyright release from the holder of a
previous copyright before the paper can be published in an IEEE
Papers are scheduled for
printing in the order in which all of the necessary information is
received by the editor. You will be advised of the publication schedule
for your paper. There is typically a four-to-six-month queue time from
the time that the editor receives all of the required information until
the issue containing the paper is mailed.
If you have any questions about the items you need to submit, contact Dr. Carlton Speck at the address above, by phone at +1 248 547 7821, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Revised 24 February 2004