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As explained in the Editorial Charter, ACM TIST welcomes innovative, high-impact articles on emerging or deployed intelligent systems and technology with solid evaluation or evidence of success on a variety of topics. These topics include, but are not limited to:
The journal also welcomes articles on multidisciplinary systems such as brain sciences, social intelligence, and integration of intelligent systems with business, science and engineering applications.
TIST accepts manuscript submissions in the following two categories. In both categories, submissions should not be under review by another journal or conference:
We prefer manuscripts submitted as PDF files, but can also accept PostScript or Microsoft Word documents. Supplementary electronic material can accompany a submission, and can be made available with the paper on the TIST web page immediately upon acceptance and in the ACM Digital Library after the submission is published.
ACM is transitioning to the new authoring templates found at: http://www.acm.org/publications/authors/submissions. The new TeX template consolidates all eight individual ACM journal and proceedings templates. The templates are updated to the latest software versions, were developed to enable accessibility features, and they use a new font set. Please note: Separate Word for Windows and Word for Mac consolidated templates are also available.
We will continue to accept manuscripts using the previous template format through Spring 2017.
The new TeX template requires that a call be made within the source document for “\documentclass” so that an article is formatted according to the specifications to the publication. Detailed instructions can be found in section 2.2 of the User and Implementation Guide (http://www.acm.org/binaries/content/assets/publications/consolidated-tex-template/acmart.pdf).
Instructions and style files are available for formatting an ACM Transactions submission using LaTeX or Microsoft Word (Small Standard Format). Please note that the final version is re-typeset by the ACM staff using a slightly different style, so do not be concerned that the above style files do not exactly reproduce the look of the journal.
Note: Please make sure to use acmsmall template for the submissions to TIST. An example paper can be found here.
Manuscript types include regular paper (~24 published journal pages or 10,000 words, and papers with >25 pages may be rejected without review), survey paper (NO page limit), research note/short paper (~10 published journal pages), addendum/corrections (2 published journal pages), letter to the editor/comments (2 published journal pages), book review article (~5 published journal pages) and TIST special issues.
TIST accepts submissions electronically via Manuscript Central. Authors should go there, create an account and password, login selecting "Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology", and proceed to the Author Center to submit a manuscript.
The process of reviewing an articles is as follows:
Our goal is to get your submission out as soon as possible.
Authors are encouraged to submit non-lengthy regular papers (around 24 published journal pages or 10,000 words). Additional references, proofs, graphs or detailed experiment results can be submitted and published in a separate appendix. Lengthy papers will be rejected automatically.
For assistance, please contact the Editor-In-Chief.
Your submission will be returned with one of the following recommendations.
An accept with revisions decision is contingent on the timely submission of a revised manuscript, to ensure the novelty of the contribution. We expect authors to submit revised manuscripts within six months of the decision.
Questions regarding editorial review process should be directed to the Editor-in-Chief.
Questions regarding the post-acceptance production process should be addressed to the Publisher, Laura A. Lander.
The acceptance email and the PDF will contain the most up-to-date instructions. We are trying to improve the quality of the PDF and print images too. Please help us with that by verifying that the images in the proofs you receive have not been overly compressed.
Supplemental Online-only Material: Please provide a brief description of your supplementary online-only material (i.e., text and multimedia material) to be published in the Digital Library. A short "readme.txt" file will appear in the DL along with your supplementary material describing its content and whatever requirements there are for using it.
Working with the computing community, ACM leadership has responded to calls to make scholarly articles more openly accessible, to enable authors to exercise greater control of their published works, and to comply with the increasing demands placed on authors by funding agencies.
ACM authors now have three ways to manage their publication rights with ACM:
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Once your manuscript is published, we recommend that you use the ACM Author-Izer service. This service allows you to generate and post a link on your home page or institutional repository to your published article. This link will let any visitors to your personal bibliography pages download the definitive version of the articles for free from the ACM DL. These downloads will be recorded as part of your DL usage statistics. A detailed description of the service and instructions for its use may be found at: http://www.acm.org/publications/acm-author-izer-service.
An important aspect of preparing your paper for publication by ACM Press is to provide the proper indexing and retrieval information from the ACM Computing Classification System (CCS). This is beneficial to you because accurate categorization provides the reader with quick content reference, facilitating the search for related literature, as well as searches for your work in ACM's Digital Library and on other online resources.
ACM has partnered with International Science Editing (ISE) to provide language editing services to ACM authors. ISE offers a comprehensive range of services for authors including standard and premium English language editing, as well as illustration and translation services, and also has significant international outreach, especially in China. Editing is available for both Word and LaTeX files. As an ACM author, you will receive a generous discount on ISE editing services.
To take advantage of this partnership, visit http://acm.internationalscienceediting.com/. (Editing services are at author expense and do not guarantee publication of a manuscript.)
Please note that formatting assistance is provided at no charge to authors by Aptara, as specified on the author style guide page: http://www.acm.org/publications/submissions/.