Circuits and Systems I
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The IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems - Part I: Regular Papers (TCAS-I)
is published monthly with a circulation of over 11,000 copies. The field of interest
covers the area of pertinence of the Circuits and Systems Society (CAS), namely the theory,
analysis, (computer aided) design, and practical implementation of circuits, and the
application of circuit theoretic techniques to systems and to signal processing.
Consequently, the specific technical content of submitted papers is expected to have a clear connection to the general theme of Circuits and Systems. For example, papers submitted in the circuits or systems area which
are discernibly aligned with other IEEE journals showing no relation to previous work developed in,
or to emerging systems related to the area of CAS, shall not be submitted to TCAS-I. Furthermore,
papers submitted in the circuits area need to demonstrate a performance advantage over prior work
(those accompanied by measured results are particularly encouraged), or to substantiate meaningful
impact in practical existing applications or in emerging systems that are quickly gaining momentum.
Failure to do so, will result in the manuscript sent back without a full review process.
Topics to be covered are specified by means of Editors' Information Classification Scheme (EDICS) system for TCAS-I reported at http://tcas1.polito.it/Forms/kwlist.html.
Only regular papers should be submitted to this Transactions. Short contributions (less or equal 5 pages if formatted according to the 2-colums IEEE style file) should be submitted to the IEEE TCAS-II. For areas which may contain subjects at the borderline with the domain of competence of other IEEE Societies, such as
it is expected that the authors submit to TCAS-I papers which focus also on the impact that a particular signal processing or communication algorithm, and/or control theoretical result may have on the design/implementation/performance of the corresponding circuit or system. In a similar way, for papers which belong to the EDICS category
we expect to receive papers which clearly exploit circuit theoretic methodologies in their
analysis/design or present significant results in the integrated circuit implementation.
Papers which will not follow this recommendation may be immediately returned to the authors.
Submission of a contribution is taken to manifest the fact that the same paper has not been submitted, accepted, published or copyrighted elsewhere. Expanded versions of manuscript presented at the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) or other IEEE and non-IEEE Conferences may be submitted to this Transactions; as a rule of thumb 50% additional technical material is expected to be present in the TCAS-I submission with respect to the corresponding conference version. If part of the manuscript has been presented, published or submitted elsewhere, this should be noted in the text and major differences between the prior paper(s) and the manuscript submitted to this Transactions must be explained.
Contributions that are of general interest and value to the other IEEE membership should be submitted for publication to the PROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE.
Only regular papers should be submitted to this TRANSACTIONS. Express Briefs should be submitted to IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS-II: TRANSACTIONS BRIEFS.
All manuscripts should be submitted electronically by using the web site: http://tcas1.polito.it. Please be informed that hard copies of submissions will NOT be accepted. To submit your paper electronically the following steps shall be followed:
Important: If part of the manuscript has been presented, published or submitted elsewhere, this should be noted in the submission form that the author will access before uploading their manuscript at http://tcas1.polito.it. In particular, authors must explain major differences between the prior paper(s) and the manuscript submitted to this Transactions.
Detailed instructions for preparation of the final manuscript will be provided upon acceptance of the manuscript for publication. For further information consult:
The IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems - Part I publishes only peer-reviewed papers. The Editor-in-Chief will assign each submitted manuscript to an Associate Editor, who will rely on anonymous reviews to decide on the acceptance of the paper, on mandatory modifications, and on the publication. The Author is responsible for checking the galley proofs prior to publication. Targeted (electronic) publication time is ten months from the end of the month in which the manuscript is received, provided that the author responds immediately to all communications. In order to accomplish this, the outcome of the review process will be allowed to be a major revision only once, that is, the result of the review process for a revised paper will be binary: an accept (possibly after minor modification requiring an additional, short review round), or a reject decision.
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
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 Tradition submission.
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 (incl. references and biographies) 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 9 pages (incl. references and biographies) . If the page charge is honored, the author will receive 100 free reprints (without covers). Color photos judged to be essential to demonstrate the results of a paper may be printed in color, but will incur extra cost on the author. Detailed instructions will accompany the page proofs.
It is the policy of the IEEE to own the copyright to the technical
contributions it publishes. To comply with IEEE copyright policy, authors are required
to sign an IEEE Copyright Form before publication. The form is provided upon approval
of the manuscript. Authors must submit a signed copy of this form with their approved manuscript.
The copyright form is also available online:
If you don't agree to Open Access terms and conditions (Form appears in January issues)
If you agree to Open Access terms and conditions (See the above Open Access section and here)
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