Submission Procedures

To submit your paper, please use ScholarOne Manuscripts.

Manuscript types accepted by ToH

ToH manuscript types and submission length guidelines are as follows:
  • Regular paper – 12 double column pages (Note: All regular paper page limits include references and author biographies)
  • Short paper – 6 double column pages
  • Survey paper – 14 double column pages
  • Comments paper – 2 double column pages

Pages in excess of these limits are accepted only at the discretion of the EIC and may be subject to a $200 mandatory overlength page charge. Regular and Survey papers may not exceed 20 formatted transactions pages. Short papers may not exceed 8 pages. Please note that double columns will translate more readily into the final publication format. A double column page is defined as a 7.875" x 10.75" page with 10-point type, 11.5-point vertical spacing, and 1/2 inch margins. All margins should be one inch (top, bottom, right and left). These length limits are taking into account reasonably-sized figures and references.

Grammar and style

Manuscripts are instruments for communicating ideas, and as such must be written clearly. Authors are expected to edit their submissions carefully to eliminate grammatical errors and maintain a scholarly style. Editors may, at their own discretion, require improvements to grammar and style before a manuscript is either reviewed or accepted. The ToH staff will provide contact information for professional editing services, but the responsibility for manuscript editing, including financial responsibility, will reside with the authors.

Open access

This publication is a hybrid journal, allowing either Traditional manuscript submission or Open Access (author-pays OA) manuscript submission.The OA option, if selected, enables unrestricted public access to the article via IEEE Xplore. The OA option will be offered to the author at the time the manuscript is submitted. If selected, the OA discounted fee of $2,045 must be paid before the article is published in the journal. If you have unusual circumstances about this, please contact the Editor-in-Chief. Any other applicable charges (such as the over-length page charge and/or charge for the use of color in the print format) will be billed separately once the manuscript formatting is complete but prior to the publication.The traditional option, if selected, enables access to all qualified subscribers and purchasers via IEEE Xplore. No OA payment is required.


ORCID Required: 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 this journal.

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