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 (Note: Page limits include references.  No author biographies are required.)
  • 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 are subject to a $200 mandatory overlength charge. Regular and Survey papers may not exceed 20 formatted transactions pages. Short papers may not exceed 8 pages (6 standard pages plus 2 overlength pages). Papers submitted in the ToH to haptics conference track (either the World Haptics Conference or the Haptics Symposium) also may not exceed the 8 pages allowed for short papers (6 standard pages plus 2 overlength pages). Please note that double columns will translate more readily into the final publication format.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 fee of $2,345.00 applies to all articles accepted on or after 1 January 2023, and it 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.

Peer Review Model

If journal uses single-anonymous review

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 ( Each published article was reviewed by a minimum of two independent reviewers using a single-anonymous peer review process, where the identities of the reviewers are not known to the authors, but the reviewers know the identities of the authors.

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