IEEE Journal on Emerging
and Selected Topics
in Circuits and Systems

Author guidelines for final manuscript preparation

The Author is asked to put the article in a format compatible with the standards of the IEEE publication department. Any deviation from the following rules will cause inevitably some delay in publication. These rules may change with time, and so the Author should check this file before submitting any final manuscript. The information reported here completes and updates the "Information for Authors" on the back cover of each issue.

Final Manuscript Submission Requirements

Important: Only electronic submission is acceptable. Final manuscript must be submitted at

The following items are required for the electronic final manuscript submission.

Please refer to the following sections for details.

General Instructions

General Manuscript Format

The manuscript is to be printed on one side of the page on 216x279mm paper (US standard format) or A4 paper. It must be formatted in IEEE two column format using the IEEE style files. As mentioned in the "Information for Authors" on the back cover of each journal issue, your manuscript will be subject to overlength page charges if the published version exceeds nine pages @$175 per page). Detailed information on these charges will accompany the galley proofs sent to you prior to publication.

The final version of your manuscript must include the following:


All original artwork for figures referred to in your manuscript is to be computer-generated (laser printer quality). Detailed instructions on how to prepare artwork can be found here.

Galley Proofs

Galley proofs of your manuscript will arrive via email through the IEEE authors gateway (unless specified otherwise) at the address of the corresponding author as written in the JETCAS database. If galley proofs are to be sent to someone other than the corresponding Author, that must be stated when the final. After receiving the galley proofs you are invited to address all questions regarding the publication of your paper to the IEEE Publications Department at IEEE Publishing Services. You are to return your galley proofs to the New Jersey office within 72 hours through the IEEE authors gateway Therefore, if you anticipate any lengthy absence within the next three months, it is your responsibility (as corresponding Author) to make alternate arrangements (i.e., offering a co-author's name as a contact for timely return of the galley proofs). Also, to circumvent possible typesetting errors, all changes and corrections are to be legibly hand-printed.

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. Chinese authors may use either Simplified or Traditional characters. Authors must provide the native language name in Unicode characters to be displayed in the byline of the article, in parentheses, after the English version of the name. The manuscript can be prepared using the "Insert Symbols" list in Microsoft Word or the CJK ASCII Unicode for LaTeX. It is essential that you carefully check any article proofs you receive prior to the publication of your paper to verify the correct rendering of the Chinese, Japanese, or Korean names.


The following font styles will be used when rendering Chinese, Japanese, or Korean characters in the final publication:

Preparing a Manuscript for Submission

Microsoft Word

Submitting a CJK name in your MSWord manuscript is straightforward using the "Insert Symbols" feature. Simply add the characters in parentheses after the name of each author who would like to have their name shown in their native language. To avoid potential problems, please use the standard CJK Microsoft fonts for the characters.

LaTeX Submissions

If LaTeX is used to prepare your manuscript, IEEE requires that you provide CJK ASCII Unicode for Chinese (traditional or simplified), Japanese, or Korean.

For submissions in both MSWord and LaTex, please ensure that:

IMPORTANT: Be sure to carefully check the rendering of the native language name in your article during article proof review (prior to final publication).

For space limitations in the Information for Authors, use this text and go to this URL:

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:

Graphical Abstract Description and Specifications

In an effort to enhance IEEE XploreŽ, a Graphical Abstract can be displayed along with traditional text. The Graphical Abstract should provide a visual summary of the findings of the article by means of an image, animations, movies, or audio to help make clear the point of the article. To assist authors with providing graphical abstracts to be displayed with their articles, we are providing the following graphical abstract description and specifications to be added to your Information for Authors.

The graphical abstract must be a concise, illustrative reflection of the content of your article. It should:

The graphical abstract is considered a part of the technical content of the article, and authors must provide it for peer review during the article submission process.

A guide for specifically preparing a video graphical abstract is provided at:

If the graphical abstract is a PowerPoint slideshow, please convert it to a movie (.mov) and set the time for each frame to display from 3 to 5 seconds.

All images for the graphical abstract will be converted to JPEG, and most image file formats are accepted such as TIFF, PNG, GIF, Word, PDF, PS, EPS, PICT, and BMP. When preparing the graphical abstract, the following general specifications should be adhered to for image/video/audio files.

Image Specifications for the Graphical Abstract

Video Specifications for the Graphical Abstract

Audio Specifications for the Graphical Abstract
Recommended Size: < 3 MB
Recommended Audio File Types:

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