IEEE Transactions on
Circuits and Systems
for Video Technology

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.

Editor's office requirements

Electronic Submission of Final Manuscript

Note: Only electronic submissions are acceptable.

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

Please refer to the following sections for details.

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 can be formatted either using the IEEE style files or doubly-spaced. The latter format is mandatory if no soft copy of the manuscript (i.e., floppy) is enclosed.

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. To estimate the amount of additional page charges you will be responsible for (@$175 per page), roughly divide the total number of submitted pages, including figures, by 3.5. 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) or drawn in India ink on standard size paper (216x279mm or A4), and separate from the submitted text. Also:

Submittal of electronic version

The IEEE electronically processes all Transactions, Journals and Letters. Electronic publication of papers helps speed the production process, insures greater accuracy, and builds an electronic abstract and index base.

While the list of processing programs acceptable to IEEE electronic production is almost endless, there are preferred programs which, when used, enable the preservation of the greatest amounts of information and are most easily e-mailed due to their ASCII structure. TeX and LaTeX top the list of preferences. Troff and nroff are a close second. IEEE LaTeX style files and other information are available from the IEEE list server. E-mailing a request to will produce instructions on how to obtain these items. When sending TeX, or LaTeX, troff, etc., always remember to also send any macros (e.g., \defs) used to create your manuscript. Manuscripts developed using the Word Perfect, Mac or Word programs are acceptable, but the mathematics will be rekeyed into a TeX format at IEEE. If none of these programs are available, send all text aspects of the manuscript in ASCII format.

General instructions:

Do not:

Galley proofs

Galley proofs of your manuscript will arrive via fax or email (unless specified otherwise) at the address of the corresponding Author as writen on the transmittal form.

If galley proofs are to be sent to someone other than the corresponding Author, that must be stated in the transmittal form . You are to address all questions regarding the publication of your paper to the IEEE Publications Department at IEEE Publishing Services:

Mrs. Stephanie Brown
Journals Coordinator, IEEE
445 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA
Phone:  +1 732-562-5356

You are to return your galley proofs to the New Jersey office within 72 hours via express mail. 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.

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