JSSC Submission - Information for Authors

Content

The IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits publishes papers each month in the broad area of solid-state circuits with particular emphasis on transistor-level design of integrated circuits. It also provides coverage of topics such as circuit modeling, technology, systems design, layout, and testing in areas of central importance for circuit

design. The subject matter should therefore relate to the analysis, design, and performance of solid-state circuits. Integratedcircuits and VLSI are of principal interest; material related to discrete circuit design is seldom published. Experimental verification is strongly encouraged.

ScholarOne Web-Based Submission and Review

The JSSC uses the web-based ScholarOne system for the submission and review of manuscripts. ScholarOne makes it easier and more efficient for authors, reviewers and editors. The JSSC ScholarOne site is http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jssc-ieee.

All IEEE journals require an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) for all authors. To create an ORCID, please visit: https://orcid.org/register. The author will need a registered ORCID in order to submit a manuscript or review a proof in this journal.

IEEE supports the publication of author names in the native language alongside the English versions of the names in the author list of an article. For more information, visit the IEEE Author Digital Tool Box at the following URL:

http://www.ieee.org/publications_standards/publications/authors/auth_names_native_lang.pdf.

Style for Manuscript Submissions

All papers must be submitted using the IEEE TRANSACTIONS two-column format. For manuscript preparation guidelines, visit the Preparation of Papers for IEEE TRANSACTIONS AND JOURNALS at the following URL:

https://www.ieee.org/publications_standards/publications/authors/author_templates.html.

Prepublication Policy

During submission, all related prior publications and related current submissions in other journals or conferences should be fully declared. Include a pdf copy of those papers, as well as a prepublication statement explaining the overlap and differences of the submitted manuscripts for the convenience of the reviewers. Furthermore, authors should inform the Editor-in-Chief of any related submissions made while their JSSC submission is in review.

Prior and related publications obviously refers to e.g. earlier conference papers on which the JSSC manuscript elaborates. But also other publications where (part of) the submitted work was disclosed, earlier work of you or your group in the same field on which the submitted manuscript builds further, etc. must be included.

Please consider this list carefully. An automated plagiarism check is performed on each submission, and violations of this prepublication policy detected during the review process may result in a publication ban.

Manuscript length

The JSSC publishes two types of papers

-       Regular papers: typical manuscripts, describing both the theoretical and implementation aspects of and advanced solid-state circuit design. The page limit is 5 to 8 pages in the two-column format described above.

-       Short papers: manuscripts of up to 4 pages of text, focussing on smaller items in solid-state circuit design, to facilitate even more timely publications of new designs. These manuscripts are by no means intended as ‘lower-quality’ regular length papers, they go the same rigorous review process.

The page limit is valid for the whole manuscript, but excluding references and bios. All figures must be sized such that they are properly readable. No modifications to the IEEE templates are allowed.

Copyright

Submission of a manuscript manifests the fact that it has received proper clearance from the author’s company or institution, that it has not been copyrighted, published, submitted, or accepted for publication elsewhere, and that it will not be submitted elsewhere while under consideration. The manuscript text should not contain any commercial references, such as company names, university names, trademarks, commercial acronyms, or part numbers.

IEEE owns copyright to the technical contributions it publishes. To comply with the U.S. Copyright Law, authors are required to sign an IEEE copyright transfer form. Authors can sign and  submit an electronic version of the copyright form while submitting their manuscript through ScholarOne.

Review Process

The first round of the review process usually requires about three months. The author is then notified of the decision of the Editor or Associate Editor based on reviewer recommendations. The authors may be asked to revise the manuscript if it is not accepted, or rejected in its original form. The elapsed time between receipt of a manuscript and publication is usually about 12 months, but is heavily dependent on the quality and clarity of  the original manuscript.

Authors are therefore strongly requested to report on their work as open and clearly as possible in their original manuscript submissions. The editors and reviewers understand that not always all aspects of the design presented are perfect, but hiding such items from the readers is often a reason for several revisions, and often even rejection. The solid-state circuits community will also learn from the less-good aspects of the design presented, so authors are encouraged to present those as well.

Open Access

This publication is a hybrid journal, allowing either Traditional or Open Access (author-pays OA) manuscript submission. Upon submission, if you choose to have your manuscript be an Open Access article, you commit to pay the discounted $1,950 OA fee if your manuscript is accepted for publication in order to enable unrestricted public access. Any other application charges (such as charge for the use of color in the print format) will be billed separately once the manuscript formatting is complete but prior to publication. If you would like your manuscript to be a Traditional submission, your article will be available to qualified subscribers and purchasers via IEEE Xplore. No OA payment is required for Traditional submission.

Page Charges

After a manuscript has been accepted for publication, the author's company or institution will be requested to pay a charge of $110 per printed page to cover part of the cost of publication. Page charges for this IEEE journal, like those for journals of other professional societies, are not obligatory, nor is their payment a prerequisite for publication. The author will receive 100 free reprints without covers if the charge is honored. Detailed instructions will accompany the galley proof.