The MeMeA 2019 Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, intended to promote best results presented at the symposium, will be published in 2020.
The MeMeA 2019 Special Issue will contain papers selected on the basis of the results of regular peer review of the manuscripts submitted for consideration by the participants of the symposium. Each manuscript shall be within the SCOPE of the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement (click to see Scope of Transactions), correctly framed within the published scientific literature in the field of Instrumentation and Measurement, based on a paper published in the MeMeA 2019 Proceedings and presented at MeMeA 2019. Moreover, the manuscript MUST be significantly extended beyond the scope of the proceedings paper, in terms of the overall TECHNICAL content and research results.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT SCOPE
Every year, a portion of submitted papers to the MeMeA special issue in TIM are rejected immediately, without going to review, because they do not frame their writing in the context of Instrumentation and Measurement. To avoid this happening to your paper, please follow in details the Scope information of TIM explained here. We also suggest that you read the following article, especially its “TIM Guidelines for Medical Related Papers” section, which can guide the authors about what TIM expects from a medical related paper:
S. Shirmohammadi, K. Barbé, D. Grimaldi, S. Rapuano, and S. Grassini “Instrumentation and Measurement in Medical, Biomedical, and Healthcare Systems”, IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine, Vol. 19, No. 5, October 2016, pp. 6-12.
PREPARATION FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION
The manuscript, together with the accompanying documents (the manuscript submission cover letter, the IEEE copyright transfer form, and the overlength page charge form) must be submitted electronically using the web-based submission system. The submission window is September 15-28, 2019. Prior to submission of the manuscript, all its authors, especially if they have not yet used that system, should register, fill all fields in the registration page, and obtain a password that will enable them to enter the system and read Authors Instructions and Manuscript Upload Instructions. Both instructions contain information of vital importance for the problem-free submission. In particular, Authors Instructions provide the guidelines for the preparation of the manuscript. The following additional requirements must also be satisfied when submitting the manuscript:
- The manuscript must be TECHNICALLY extended beyond the scope of the proceedings paper, as mentioned above.
- At the time of submission, the authors must provide a separate file with detailed information regarding how the manuscript is a technically-extended version of the proceedings paper, as per the instructions below.
- The proceedings paper MUST be clearly referred to in the text and listed as one of the references in the special-issue manuscript.
- A PDF copy of the proceedings paper must also be submitted, as per the instructions below. The submitted file should be taken by the official proceedings. No previous versions of the proceedings paper file will be accepted.
All authors of the submitted papers must individually link a valid ORCID ID to their personal page on the web-based submission system.
When uploading your manuscript click on “Special Issue Manuscript” in the “Manuscript Upload Instructions” page of the Allentrack System. Then, in page #1 of “Submit Manuscript” you must choose the proper Special Issue (i.e., MeMeA 2019 Special Issue). Subsequently, in the same page and in the “Files to Upload” section you MUST upload two additional files; one with containing a detailed explanation of how the paper is TECHNICALLY extended beyond the scope of the proceedings paper and another which is a PDF copy of the MeMeA 2019 Proceedings paper. To this end, you must put the number “2” in the small box in front of “Extension Beyond Proceedings & Copy of Proceedings (if any was published)” so that the system allows you to upload these two files. Consequently, these two files will be available to the reviewers. Please, do not include the explanation of how the paper is technically extended beyond the scope of the proceedings paper in the cover letter, because this letter is not visible to the reviewers.
Failure to correctly submit a detailed explanation of the TECHNICAL extension and a PDF copy of the MeMeA 2019 Proceedings paper will result in the immediate return of the manuscript to the author(s) as an unacceptable submission and the manuscript will not be accepted for submission to the special issue any longer.
Notice: The MeMeA 2019 paper identifier should be put in the upper right-hand corner of every document to be submitted.