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 paper contains the name and adscription of the authors, IEEE Latin America Transactions does not use double blind review of the articles. Failure in fulfilling the edition requirements above will result in immediate rejection of the manuscript.
- The article contains: title (English), abstract (English), keywords (English), introduction (Spanish or Portuguese), problem statement (Spanish or Portuguese), proposed solution (Spanish or Portuguese), results (Spanish or Portuguese), conclusions (Spanish or Portuguese).
- 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 "Keywords"
- The Tables do not use vertical lines, nor multiple horizontal lines. If you are using the Latex Template, please refer to the word template to have a clear idea of the table style.
- The manuscript contains pictures and biographies of the authors at the end of the document.
- 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 of not submitting the article simultaneously in other forums. The letter is in PDF format and it is provided in a separated file.
This letter also contains the suggestion of 3 specialists with PhD 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.
- The manuscript has a length of no more than 8 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.
- 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 link to a video abstract for your paper. The link must be active until the paper is published in IEEE Latin America Trans, in the case it is accepted. 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, clic here .
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- Technological solutions regarding software as well as development and construction of devices, the authors must provide detailed information in order 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.
The revised version of manuscripts must be submitted with the following items:
1) A letter to the editor summarizing the changes made in the manuscript and describing how the paper and the video/graphical abstracts were improved (free style, PDF format)
2) A punctual response to the reviewers describing how the manuscript and video/graphical abstracts were changed and how their comments are taken into account in the revised version. (free style, PDF format)
3) The revised version of the manuscript and abstracts with the changes highlighted (PDF format)
- 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
- Consult the most common format errors that lead to an early rejection here
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