T-DMR - Info for Authors

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON DEVICE AND MATERIALS RELIABILITY (T-DMR) is published quarterly. It provides leading edge information that is critical to the creation of reliable electronic devices and materials, and a focus for interdisciplinary communication in the state of the art of reliability of electronic devices, and the materials used in their manufacture. It focuses on the reliability of electronic, optical, and magnetic devices, and microsystems; the materials and processes used in the manufacture of these devices; and the interfaces and surfaces of these materials.
Pre-submission Editorial Services: Assistance with English grammar and usage prior to submitting a manuscript for review or during the review process is available at http://www.prof-editing.com/ieee. The SPi copy editors will edit for grammar, usage, organization and clarity, querying potentially substantive revisions as necessary.   An author can use the service at their own expense, as often as desired.  Cost estimates are available immediately online.   Edited manuscripts will generally be returned to the author within two weeks.
Plagiarism:  Manuscripts that are found to have plagiarized others; copying someone else’s work without appropriate credit, that contain a significant crossover with another manuscript by the same authors or other author(s); copying or reusing of one’s own prior work without appropriate citation, or that do not specifically cite prior work, are subject to penalty under the IEEE policies governing publications. For more information on these policies please visit: http://www.ieee.org/portal/cms_docs_iportals/iportals/publications/PSPB/opsmanual.pdf.
Submissions: Papers can be submitted to the T-DMR website: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tdmr. IEEE T-DMR has instituted an electronic procedure to accomplish peer review of submitted manuscripts using the IEEE ScholarOne Manuscript (S1M) system. If you have not previously submitted a paper via the IEEE T-DMR website, you must first create an account. Instructions for establishing an author s account and for uploading a paper are provided at this site. All communications regarding the review status of a paper will use this website. Papers may be submitted in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), postscript, or Word.  Submission Requirement: All IEEE journals require an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) for all authors. ORCID is a persistent unique identifier for researchers and functions similarly to an article’s Digital Object Identifier (DOI). ORCIDs enable accurate attribution and improved discoverability of an author’s published work. The author will need a registered ORCID https://orcid.org/oauth/signin in order to submit a manuscript or review a proof in this journal.
Manuscripts: Original contributions may either be a regular paper (normally a maximum of 8 pages*), a review paper (normally a maximum of 16 pages), a letter (maximum of 3 pages - bios and photos are not published for letters), a special issue paper (normally a maximum of 8 pages) or a correspondence (comments on a previously published T-DMR work). Correspondence papers will be subject to the peer review procedure. Please note that submissions require the identification of the type of paper being submitted (regular, letter, correspondence, review or special issue). Each paper must include an abstract of about 250 words. The manuscript must also be accompanied by a list of keywords. A comprehensive set of keywords is available from the IEEE by sending a request to keywords@ieee.org.
Manuscript Length: The manuscripts lengths described are guidelines. Those submissions exceeding the guidelines will be considered, however, may take comparatively longer publication processing time. Authors are encouraged to provide the most value per page by presenting their work as compactly as possible while maintaining clarity. To help estimate the length of your manuscript please use the IEEE template available in the Author Digital Toolbox on the IEEE web site. If you do not use the IEEE template and your paper is double-spaced single-columned, estimate the amount of pages by counting the total number of pages excluding abstract, references, and biographies – divide this number by 3. Then count the total number of figures and tables – divide this number by 6. Add the two sums together to get an estimated page count.
References: Each reference cited must have a complete list of authors (no et al.), complete titles, first and last pages numbers, month and year. Authors should provide supporting documentation for cited references not yet published.
Review Process: The review process for regular and special issue papers average twelve to fourteen weeks. Letters average six to eight weeks. The author will be notified of the editor’s decision based on the reviewers’ recommendations.  The reviewers’ comments are confidential and must not be reproduced, published or distributed.
To ensure the most rapid publication, it is important that authors adhere to the following guidelines. Please use basic fonts (such as Courier, Ariel, or Times Roman) when creating your manuscript. Since you are uploading a PDF or PostScript file, you are able to use programs like Equation Editor and Excel, reference numbering tools or footnoting utilities, and symbol insertion for special characters. Figures should be numbered. Figures may be placed at the end of a manuscript that is double-spaced, single-columned or within a manuscript that is singled-spaced double-columned. Please provide numbered figure legends. It is important for rapid publication that the accepted manuscript conforms to IEEE style guidelines. The style of the paper, including the use of references, illustrations, and graphics, may be viewed on the IEEE T-DMR website or obtained from trans@ieee.org. The affiliation and address of the author(s) should be indication on the title page of all submissions. Be sure to include the telephone, fax mailing address, and e-mail of the corresponding author. Approximately two weeks after a manuscript is accepted for publication in IEEE T-DMR, the manuscript (in PDF) will appear on the IEEE T-DMR publication website, which is accessible via the IEEE Explore system. Each PDF must have the following copyright statement at the bottom of the first page. Copyright © 2016 (or current year) IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to use this material for any other purposes must be obtained by sending a request to pubs-permissions@ieee.org
Copyright: It is the policy of IEEE to own the copyright to the technical contributions it publishes on behalf of the interests of IEEE, its authors, and their employers, and to facilitate the appropriate reuse of this material by others. To comply with the U.S. Copyright Law, authors are required to sign an IEEE copyright transfer form, this form is available in the author’s Author Center within S1M.
Page charges: After the manuscript has been accepted for publication, the author’s institution will be asked to pay a charge of $110.00 per page to cover part of the cost of processing the manuscript. A page charge for this Transactions, like those of journals of other professional societies, is not obligatory, nor is the payment a requisite for publication.
Color Figures: Color figures will automatically be posted in color on the IEEE Xplore website free of charge.  However, due to the different material and processing techniques used, if you prefer your figures to appear in color in the printed version, there will be a charge of $1045.00 for every 4 pages or less containing color figures plus an additional cost of $62.50 for each color figure.
Photos and Bios: All regular and special issue (not letters) papers submitted for publication should include a brief biography and photograph of the author(s).
* Article abstracts, references, bios and photos should not be counted toward page length guidelines.