Submitted manuscripts for articles should typically be no longer than 5000 words. Commentaries (up to 1000 words) and letters to the editor (under 500 words) often focus on previously published papers, IEEE and SSIT affairs, and conferences. References and footnotes should appear as separate lists at the end of the paper.
Authors are required to sign an IEEE copyright transfer form before publication of their paper and to obtain any necessary security clearance release. Additional information will accompany the acceptance letter.
Submitting a Manuscript
- Submit your manuscript to IEEE Technology and Society Magazine directly through the IEEE Manuscript Central Scholar One system at:
https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tsm– OR –
- Submit manuscripts to:
Prof. Jeremy Pitt
+44 20 7594 6316
Submissions made directly to the Editor (as opposed to submissions via Manuscript Central) must be sent as email attachments in Word or RTF format (no PDF files).
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Manuscript Preparation Notes for Authors
IEEE Technology and Society Magazine:
The less formatting in the original manuscript, the better.
Exceptions: Mathematical equation variables – make italic
Titles of other publications such as books, journals, and magazines – make italic
There is no need for authors to enter column settings, heading styles, etc., except to clarify primary, secondary, tertiary subheads etc.
- REFERENCES AND FOOTNOTES:
a) Please do not use the reference or footnote functions in Word to create citation lists. Instead, enter these as simple lists at the ends of articles.
b) Use first initial and last name only for all authors. If there are more than three authors use the first author et al.
c) Books:  J.Q. Author, Book Title. City of Publication, ST or CTRY: Publisher, date.
Articles:  J.Q. Author, “Title of article,” Publication Title, vol. x, pp. x-x, mo. 20XX.
Papers presented at conferences:  J.Q. Author, “Title of paper,” presented at Name of Conference (location if desired), date.
Papers from Conference Proceedings:  J.Q. Author, “Title of article,” in Proc xxxxxxx, date, page numbers.
d) References should be numbered in brackets. Please show text citations as bracketed numbers, not author names.
e) For several consecutive citations in text: Use -, not [1-3].
f) The reference list at the end of the article may appear in order of mention, OR in alphabetical order – or other format. It does not matter. However, whichever organizing principal is used, please try to keep it consistent within the individual article.
More information for listing references and footnotes can be found in the IEEE Editorial Style Manual. Consult this document for the purpose of preparing references. (Note that this style guide was created for IEEE Transactions, and some other sections to not apply to T&S Magazine.)
- FIGURES AND TABLES
a) All figures and tables must be cited in text.
b) Very Important – Please do not place figures within article text. Group figures, tables and charts at the end of the article, or supply as separate files.
c) Ideally, supply the figure captions on a separate list at the end of the article. Identify each figure by number separately.
- GENERAL NOTES:
Use American English spellings. In addition, the subject matter of T&S Magazine ranges over many disciplines. Our readers are unlikely to have expertise in every area covered. Please minimize jargon. T&S Magazine does not publish abstracts. If an abstract is supplied and provides an engaging introduction to the article, we sometimes incorporate it as regular text. We delete it completely if it is repetitive of the rest of the article.
- STYLE POINTS:
a) In T&S Magazine we use the “series comma” for all lists. A, B, and C.
b) U.S. and U.K.
d) State abbreviations and DC, no periods.
e) Never include two spaces after a period. One space only after a period.