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Author Guidelines

Contributions are accepted in the form of Regular Papers, Letters and Tutorials. Since the SBrT is a sister-society of IEEE-COMSOC, its publications follow the same requirements of IEEE-COMSOC publications. Hence, final version of the paper must be provided according the IEEE Transactions template, available at the IEEE website.

  • Regular papers should present a well-rounded treatment of a specific problem with significant contributions;
  • Letters are short communications of recent results. Letters must also follow the IEEE Transactions template, with a size limit of four (4) pages of technical content plus one (1) page only for references, including at the final version.
  • Tutorial papers are intended for dissemination of knowledge of a specific topic in communications to non-experts readers. 
At the Editor's discretion, other kinds of papers may be published if they are found to be relevant or of interest to the readers. Responsibility for the content of the papers rests upon the authors only.

The Journal is aimed at an international audience and, for this reason, submissions must be in English. Authors are asked to submit a PDF (Portable Document Format) electronic version of the paper through the online submission system. Please, note that files cannot exceed 2 Mbytes.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in PDF file format.
  3. Where available, URLs and DOIs for the references have been provided. All submissions from March 2014 need to provide in the final version the DOI of the references cited at the accepted paper.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. The authors are encouraged to submit their contributions using the IEEE templates for Transactions, available at IEEE website.
  5. The text adheres to the requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. The file size does not exceed 2MB.
 

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

    1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

 

    1. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

 

    1. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

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