Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
- IEEE policy requires that authors only submit original work that has neither appeared elsewhere for publication, nor which is under review for another refereed publication. The manuscript has a Plagiarism Percent Match<40% (overall) AND <20% (single source).
The manuscript file has PDF format generated from the Journal's templates below (Word or Latex).
The article contains: title (English), abstract (English), keywords (English), introduction (English, Spanish or Portuguese), problem statement (English, Spanish or Portuguese), the proposed solution (English, Spanish or Portuguese), results (English, Spanish or Portuguese), conclusions (English, Spanish or Portuguese), references (English) and bios (English).
The editorial team strongly suggests you write your paper in English, as a lack of availability of Editors in Portuguese language is usually present.
The text is single-spaced, use double column, italics are used instead of underlining; and all the illustrations, figures, and tables are placed in the appropriate places of the text, instead of at the end. "Index Terms" is used instead of "Keywords". The Tables do not use vertical lines, nor multiple horizontal lines (see templates).
- The manuscript contains pictures and biographies of the authors at the end of the document.
- The paper contains the name and adscription of the authors, IEEE Latin America Transactions does not use the double-blind review of the articles. Failure in fulfilling the edition requirements above will result in immediate rejection of the manuscript.
The manuscript has a length of no more than 9 pages if it corresponds to a research article or 12 pages if it corresponds to a review article (compilation of the state of the art). The minimum length for a paper is 6 pages.
This journal requires the payment of an overlength fee to any paper exceeding 7 pages. By submitting your work you agree with the terms and conditions here .
- Appropriate references to related prior published works must be included. A compelling literature review is basic to any submission. Inadequate references are grounds to decline the submission. Review articles must have a minimum of 100 references and must be accompanied by a letter to the editor justifying the relevance of the manuscript, explaining how it differs from other reviews in the literature and how the profile of the authors is relevant to the Review. Review articles may also be submitted by invitation.
The submission is accompanied by a letter to the editor (free format), where the contribution and relevance of the article are explained, and where the authors express their commitment to not submit the article simultaneously in other forums. The letter is in PDF format and it is provided in a separate file.
If your paper is written in English, include a detailed explanation of how the paper contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for Latin America in the following three areas: Computing, (Electric) Energy, and Electronics.
The letter to the Editor should also contain the suggestion of 3 specialists with Ph.D. who can serve as reviewers (Name, email, research interests, country). The reviewers must speak the language the paper was written. Moreover, experts from the same university as the authors are not recommended, nor their co-authors in previous publications due to a possible conflict of interest. In revisions, these 3 specialists can be the same as in previous rounds.
- Include a PNG color image/picture as a graphical abstract for your paper, it has to reflect the main contribution of your paper, it constitutes a visual summary of the main findings of your article. Please provide an image with a minimum of 531 x 1328 pixels (hxw) using a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
Include A single-page PDF file with a YouTube link to a video abstract for your paper.
Video abstracts are <6 min motion picture equivalent to a written abstract. The video should include: problem statement, contribution, the most relevant results and conclusions. Videos must contain: flux diagrams, graphs, and preferably, actual experiments and may be nicely done as a presentation. Some directions are given here and here for Power point, and here for free software Open Office . The video must be either in Spanish, Portuguese or English.
The first Image of your video must contain the Title of the paper and the ID number (available once you start the submission process). Please take into account the following recommendations when producing your video abstract, for your video to be in optimal condition click here .
click here and here for examples .
If your research involves animals or human beings as the subject of research, the approval of the Ethical Committee of your institution is needed. Include the document in the submission.
What does it mean that a research involves human beings?
It means that humans beings are the subject of the research either involving interviews or evaluation, satisfaction quantification about a product or method, when biometric information is used as well as any information that is previously recorded on a database.
- Technological solutions regarding software as well as development and construction of devices, the authors must provide detailed information in order for their paper to be published; this has as an end to ensure the technology would be transferred effectively to Latin America (e.g. source code of software, detailed electronic and mechanical design plans). This information should be provided via a link embedded in the text of the manuscript or an equivalent media.
- Every author is limited to have 3 accepted papers or under review per year (regardless of the number of initial submissions)
- When uploading your files, do not name different files the same way (i.e. the pdf version of the manuscript as the editable version of the manuscript, etc.) this will produce an error in the system, and only the most recently uploaded file will be preserved. Please use SHORT names see the following suggestion for naming files: PDF_manuscript.pdf, DOC_Manuscript_number.doc
Authors submitting papers in the areas of computing, control, simulation & modeling (electric energy, computing, electronics) will be required to send a capsule once the paper is accepted or conditionally accepted. The objective is to share the software, programming, or model proposed
Examples can be found below:
More information can be found here.
Submit your paper to this section if your paper lies in the area of Electric Energy, Renewable electric energy (modeling, generation, management), energy analysis, transportation electrification, Grid modernization and planning, power electronics, smart grids: Theory and applications. AI applications in any area of electric energy if the contribution is in the field of electric energy.
Submit your paper to this section if your paper lies in the area of Computing: Algorithms and complexity, Architecture and organization, Computational science, Graphics and visual computing, Human-computer interaction, Information management, Intelligent systems, Networking and communication, IoT, Cyber security and encryption: Theory and applications
Digital and analogue electronics, Microelectronics, Circuit design, Integrated circuits, Optoelectronics, Semiconductor devices, Automatic Control, Signal Processing, Instrumentation and sensors, Biomedical electronics: Theory and applications
Special Isssue on AI for Sustainability
The purpose of this Special Issue is to provide a forum for the researchers and practitioners related to the rapidly developing field of AI for sustainability to share their novel and original research on the topic. Therefore, we encourage the submission of the practitioners’ latest unpublished work on AI for sustainability. Of our particular interest are the developments from research groups in Latin America and elsewhere. The areas of interest include both theory and applications of AI on the following topics (they are not limited to):
- Wild animal and plants identification and monitoring.
- Electric systems. Usage forecast, greenhouse gases leaking, models with small datasets
- Efficient transportation models, smart shipping routing, optimal bike-sharing distribution
- Buildings and cities. Cooling and heating control, lighting adaptation, vehicular traffic analysis
- Food waste, cement and ammonia reduction,
- Farms and forests. Gases, agriculture, pipelines leaking, carbon, deforestation remote sensing
- Carbon dioxide removal. Identification and monitoring of placement sites.
- Weather prediction. Improved weather prediction models, long-term and reliable climate monitoring, ocean reflectivity, and warming monitoring.
- Social impacts. Adaptation, interaction with the environment.
- Carbon offset pricing, sustainability risk assessment, biodiversity, and climate change impacts.
Call for papers: December 13, 2021
Submissions Deadline: March 21, 2022
Notification of Acceptance: May 23, 2022
Final Manuscript Due: July 4, 2022
Publication Date: September 2022
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