IEEE Transactions on
Circuits and Systems
for Video Technology


General Information for Authors

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS FOR VIDEO TECHNOLOGY covers all aspects of visual information relating to video or that have the potential to impact future developments in the field of video technology and video systems, including but not limited to:

  1. image/video processing: acquisition, representation, display, processing, transform, filtering, enhancement, restoration, watermarking;
  2. image/video analysis and computer vision: characterization, classification, detection, tracking, assessment, segmentation, summarization, understanding, motion estimation, feature extraction, machine learning, machine intelligence, pattern analysis, pattern recognition, neural networks;
  3. image/video compression: quantization, compression, quality assessment, rate control, error resilience, multiview, standards;
  4. image/video communication: coding, streaming, distribution, interaction, networking, transport, wireless and mobile systems;
  5. image/video storage: archives, networks, content management, databases, indexing, search, retrieval;
  6. image/video hardware/software systems: architecture, hardware, software, multiprocessors, parallel processors, algorithms, VLSI, circuits, high-speed, real-time, low-power systems;
  7. image/video applications: synthetic imaging, augmented imaging, video gaming, virtual reality, audio-visual systems, human-computer interaction, multimedia systems, multi-camera systems, surveillance, security, forensics, medical imaging, big data systems, cloud computing, and other video-related technologies.

The CSVT Editorial Board strives to publish well-written papers and important research results within CSVT's scope. The TRANSACTIONS accepts papers in two categories: Transactions Papers and Transaction Letters.

  1. Transactions Papers are self-contained well-written articles that provide new and significant contributions to the field covered by the TRANSACTIONS, with coherent coverage of theoretical background, technical contributions, practical applications, and experimental results.
  2. Transactions Letters are short well-written articles that describe new and significant contributions to the field covered by the TRANSACTIONS, to be published in the most expeditious manner. Alternatively, Transactions Letters may comment on previously published papers.

Submission of a paper to CSVT is permitted only if the paper has not been submitted, accepted, published, or copyrighted in another journal. Papers that have been published in conference and workshop proceedings may be submitted for consideration to CSVT provided that (i) the authors cite their earlier work; (ii) the papers are not identical; and (iii) the journal publication includes novel elements (e.g., more comprehensive experiments).

  1. Submission of a Transactions Paper

    1. Only electronic submissions will be considered. Detailed instructions are posted on the website of the TRANSACTIONS at http://tcsvt.polito.it. Prospective authors should be familiar with the General Information for Authors posted on the TRANSACTIONS website. In case of hardship, an author may ask for help by sending an e-mail to tcsvt@tcad.polito.it
    2. All papers must be clearly written and well organized. The manuscript should state the significance of the problem in the Introduction. The paper should be motivated by a clear discussion of the relationship of the paper to the most relevant prior work.
    3. The total length of a manuscript cannot exceed fourteen (14) pages when printed using IEEE two-column format including figures (approximately 42 double-spaced typewritten pages of 8 1/2 11). (Note: Over-length charges begin with the 10th page. See details below.) The style files for LaTeX and Word can be downloaded from http://www.ieee.org/pubs/authors.html. The final submission format must be PDF.
    4. Originals for the illustrations should be ready to be submitted immediately upon acceptance of the TRANSACTIONS Paper.
    5. See instructions on the web site for completing the IEEE copyright form for the manuscript.
    6. If the manuscript has been presented, published, or submitted for publication elsewhere, please so inform the Editor-in-Chief in the comment form. Our primary objective is to publish technical material not available elsewhere, but on occasion we publish papers of unusual merit which have appeared or will appear before other audiences.
  2. Submission of a Transactions Letter

    1. Only electronic submissions will be considered. Detailed instructions are posted on the website of the TRANSACTIONS at http://tcsvt.polito.it. Prospective authors should be familiar with the General Information for Authors posted on the TRANSACTIONS website. In case of hardship, an author may ask for help by sending an e-mail to tcsvt@tcad.polito.it.
    2. All papers must be clearly written and well organized. The manuscript should state the significance of the problem in the Introduction. The paper should be motivated by a clear discussion of the relationship of the paper to the most relevant prior work.
    3. The total length of a manuscript should not exceed five (5) pages when printed using IEEE two-column format including figures (approximately 15 double-spaced typewritten pages of 8 1/2 X 11). The style files for LaTeX and Words can be downloaded from http://www.ieee.org/pubs/authors.html. The final submission format must be PDF.
    4. Originals for the illustrations should be ready to be submitted immediately upon acceptance of the TRANSACTIONS Letter.
    5. See instructions on the web site for completing the IEEE copyright form for the manuscript.
    6. If the manuscript has been presented, published, or submitted for publication elsewhere, please so inform the Editor-in-Chief in the comment form. Our primary objective is to publish technical material not available elsewhere, but on occasion we publish papers of unusual merit which have appeared or will appear before other audiences.
  3. Style for Manuscript

    1. The manuscript should be typewritten using double space.
    2. Writing/Preparing Abstracts:
      The abstract is what users and researches will read when deciding whether your article pertains to their interests and needs. For this reason, your abstract is an extremely important and powerful representation of your article. As an author, you should spend time ensuring that it is readable and that it contains a complete description of your research. In approximately 150-200 words, you will need to summarize your findings, and describe the implications of those findings. The abstract must provide an accurate reflection of what is in your article.
      • Your abstract must be self-contained, without abbreviations, footnotes, or references. It should be provide a summary of the full article.
      • Your abstract must be written as one paragraph, and should not contain displayed mathematical equations or tabular material.
      • Your abstract should include three or four different keywords or phrases, as this will help readers to find it. (It is important to avoid repetition of such keywords and phrases as this can result the rejection of your paper by search engines).
      • Ensure that your abstract reads well and is grammatically correct.
      • Be sure that you adhere to the abstract guidelines and limitations; otherwise, it is likely that you will be asked to edit your abstract accordingly.
      When submitting an abstract for your original research, it is important to state the primary objective and offer any tested hypotheses. Describe your research design and methodology and accurately state the following: the methods and procedures you employed, the main outcomes and results, and the conclusions that might be drawn from these data and results. Include any implications for further research or application/practice.
    3. Provide a separate double-spaced page listing all footnotes. Acknowledgment of financial support is often placed at the end of the footnote.
    4. References should appear in a separate reference section at the end of the paper, with items referred to by numerals in square brackets, e.g., [12]. References should be complete and in the IEEE style. Style for papers: author, first initial followed by last name, title, volume, inclusive page numbers, month, and year. Style for books: author, title, location and publisher, year, chapter or page numbers (if desired). See any recent issues for examples.
    5. Provide a separate page listing all figure captions, in proper style for the typesetter, e.g., "Fig. 6. The video stream parser."
    6. For further information, consult Information for IEEE Transactions, Journals, and Letters Information for Author, available at http://www.ieee.org/documents/auinfo07.pdf, or by e-mail to trans@ieee.org.
    7. 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:
      http://www.ieee.org/publications_standards/publications/authors/auth_names_native_lang.pdf.
  4. Style for Illustrations

    1. Originals for illustrations should be sharp, noise-free, and of good contrast. We regret that we cannot provide drafting or art service.
    2. Line drawings should be in India ink on drafting cloth, paper, or board. Use only 8 1/2 X 11 size sheets to simplify handling of the manuscript.
    3. On graphs, show only the coordinate axes, or at most the major grid lines, to avoid a dense hard-thread result.
    4. All lettering should be large enough to permit legible reduction of the figure to column width, perhaps as much as 4:1. Typing on figures is not acceptable.
    5. Photographs should be glossy prints, of good contrast and gradation, and any reasonable size.
    6. Number each original on the back, or at the bottom of the front, and also indicate the author's name.
    7. Note C-5 above. Captions lettered on figures will be blocked out in production, in favor of typeset captions.
    8. Electronic art, submited by disk, email, or CD, must be in tif, ps, or eps format (This includes author photos.)
  5. Open Access

    This publication is a hybrid journal, allowing either Traditional manuscript submission or Open Access (author-pays OA) manuscript submission. By selection "YES" to the Open Access question in the Author submission webpage, you commit to pay the discounted $1,750 OA fee if your manuscript is accepted for publication in order to enable unrestricted public access. 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 (See below the section Page Charges). If you select Traditional submission, your article will be available to qualified subscribers and purchasers via IEEE Xplore. No OA payment is required for Traditional submission.

  6. Page and Color Photo Charges

    After a manuscript has been accepted for publication, the author's institution will be approached with a request to pay a voluntary charge of $110 per page to cover part of the cost of publication. If the voluntary page charge is not honored, IEEE will charge a mandatory page charge of $175 per page for each page in excess of nine (9) for a TRANSACTIONS PAPER or in excess of five (5) for a TRANSACTIONS LETTER . The author will receive 100 free reprints (without cover) only if the voluntary page charge is honored. Detailed instructions will accompany the page proofs. Color photos judged to be essential to show the results of a paper may be printed in color. The cost of printing color photos will be shared by the author(s) and the Society.
  7. Copyright

    It is the policy of the IEEE to own the copyright to the technical contributions it publishes on behalf of the interests of the IEEE, its authors, and their employers, and to facilitate the appropriate reuse of this material by others. To comply with the U.S. Copyright Law, authors are required to sign an IEEE copyright transfer form before publication. This form returns to authors and their employers full rights to reuse their material for their own purposes. Authors must submit a signed copy of this form with their manuscripts. Additional information about the IEEE Copyright policy can be found at
    http://www.ieee.org/publications_standards/publications/rights/index.html.
    The IEEE Copyright form for authors who select Traditional manuscript submission can be found at
    http://www.ieee.org/publications_standards/publications/rights/ieeecopyrightform.pdf.
    The IEEE Copyright form for authors who select Open Access manuscript submission can be found at
    http://www.ieee.org/documents/oacf.pdf.
  8. Special Issues

    Special issues of this TRANSACTIONS may be proposed to the Editor-in-Chief by any individual when a new, unique, exciting, and/or timely subject area is identified.

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