TIM Special Issue

Opportunity for Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement

The I²MTC 2018 Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, intended to promote results presented at I²MTC 2018, will be published in May 2019.

The I²MTC 2018 Special Issue will contain papers selected on the basis of the results of regular peer review of the manuscripts submitted for consideration by the participants of I²MTC 2018. Each manuscript shall be within the SCOPE of the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement (click to see Scope of Transactions) and based on a paper published in the I²MTC 2018 Proceedings and presented at I²MTC 2018. Moreover, the manuscript MUST be significantly extended beyond the scope of the proceedings paper (in terms of the overall TECHNICAL content and research results).

Special issue manuscript may ONLY be uploaded in the period of July 11 to July 24, 2018. Please DO NOT try to submit your papers earlier, since the I²MTC Special Issue folder in Allentrack will not be available. NO LATE MANUSCRIPTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.


Every year, a portion of submitted papers to the I²MTC special issue in TIM are rejected immediately, without going to review, because they do not frame their writing in the context of Instrumentation and Measurement. To avoid this happening to your paper, please make sure that you position your work properly within the existing I&M literature; i.e., papers published in core I&M journals in the topic of your paper, and compare your work with these latest related I&M work. This comparison can be done analytically (usually in the introduction or related work section), experimentally (usually in the performance evaluation section), or both. Without this, your paper will not be in the proper I&M scope and will likely be immediately rejected.

Preparation for Manuscript Submission

The manuscript, together with the accompanying documents “viz. the manuscript submission cover letter, the IEEE copyright transfer form, and the over-length page charge form” must be submitted electronically using the web-based submission system. Prior to submission of the manuscript, its author, especially if he/she has not yet used that system, should register and obtain a password that will enable him/her to enter the system and read Authors Instructions and Manuscript Upload Instructions. Both instructions contain information of vital importance for the problem-free submission. In particular, Authors Instructions provide the guidelines for the preparation of the manuscript. All authors of the submitted papers must individually link a valid ORCID ID to their personal page on the web-based submission system. Clear Instructions can be found in the submission section of the system. The following additional requirements must also be satisfied when submitting the manuscript:

  1. The manuscript must be TECHNICALLY EXTENDED beyond the scope of the proceedings paper, as mentioned above.
  2. At the time of submission, the authors must provide a separate file with detailed information regarding how the manuscript is a technically-extended version of the proceedings paper, as per the instructions below.
  3. The proceedings paper MUST be clearly referred to in the text and listed as one of the references in the special-issue manuscript.
  4. A PDF copy of the proceedings paper must also be submitted, as per the instructions below.

When uploading your manuscript click on “Special Issue Manuscript” in the “Manuscript Upload Instructions” page of the Allentrack System. Then, in page #1 of “Submit Manuscript” you must choose the proper Special Issue (i.e., I²MTC 2018 Special Issue). Subsequently, in the same page and in the “Files to Upload” section you MUST upload two additional files; one containing a detailed explanation of how the paper is TECHNICALLY EXTENDED beyond the scope of the proceedings paper and another which is a PDF copy of the I²MTC 2018 Proceedings paper. To this end, you must put the number “2” in the small box in front of “Extension Beyond Proceedings & Copy of Proceedings (if any was published)” so that the system allows you to upload these two files. Consequently, these two files will be available to the reviewers. Please, do not include the explanation of how the paper is technically extended beyond the scope of the proceedings paper in the cover letter, because this letter is not visible to the reviewers.

Failure to correctly submit a detailed explanation of the TECHNICALLY EXTENDED and a PDF copy of the I²MTC Proceedings paper will result in the immediate return of the manuscript to the author(s) as an unacceptable submission.

Notice: The I²MTC 2018 paper identifier should be put in the upper right-hand corner of every document to be submitted.

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