Information for Authors
All IEEE journals require an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) for all authors. ORCID is a persistent unique identifier for researchers and functions similarly to an article’s Digital Object Identifier (DOI). ORCIDs enable accurate attribution and improved discoverability of an author’s published work. The author will need a registered ORCID in order to submit a manuscript or review a proof in an IEEE journal. Researchers can sign up for an ORCID for free via an easy registration process on orcid.org.
Authors who do not have an ORCID in their ScholarOne user account will be prompted to provide one during submission.
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Guide to the Review Process
The articles in this journal are peer reviewed in accordance with the requirements set forth in the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board Operations Manual (https://pspb.ieee.org/images/files/files/opsmanual.pdf). Each published article was reviewed by a minimum of two independent reviewers using a single-blind peer review process, where the identities of the reviewers are not known to the authors, but the reviewers know the identities of the authors. Articles will be screened for plagiarism before acceptance.
Manuscripts are submitted in *PDF or in Microsoft Word form for review, and in, LaTex for later processing by IEEE publications. A template is available to guide authors in the preparation of the manuscript and in estimating total number of pages.
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Submissions are revised by the Editorial Office for completeness and language proficiency. Submissions that are deficient will be sent back to the authors.
Upon submission, authors select a set of keywords which identify the topics of their paper. In turn, the list guides the Editorial Office on the selection of the Associate Editor who will handle the review process. Authors have ALSO the opportunity to suggest an Associate Editor in the ScholarOne Manuscripts tool. Authors can track the status of their submission at any time through ScholarOne Manuscripts.
Authors are required to submit one piece of art work or identify a figure in the paper that best describes the results of their work. This ‘graphic abstract’ identifies the paper and is used in the paper’s cover page upon publication.
Authors can submit supplemental multimedia files such as animation, movies, data sets, sound files, and other forms of enhanced, multi-media content. Supplemental material also includes authors’ biographies, as well as a separate list of conference papers and/or other accepted papers related to the present manuscript. This optional information is required once the paper has been accepted.
Papers are published in a single column. A page in the IEEE Photonics journal is 8”x11”, with 1.1’ top, bottom, right and left margins. Font is Helvetica Type, sans serif. Strict adherence to the template is not required for final publication. However, all submissions must be in a single column format. The template is used to estimate the manuscript length.Authors are encouraged to use high quality color graphics. In particular, the journal uses a ‘graphic abstract’ as the cover page. The graphic abstract is either an artist rendition of the paper’s findings or a figure within the paper.
Multimedia – and other supplemental materials
Upon acceptance of the manuscript authors are encouraged to submit supplemental material in the form of:
- multimedia files - these will be linked to the paper and identified as such.
- other supplemental materials including: paper figures in ppt format; a related ppt conference presentation with its citation.
- Authors biographies