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IEEE VT Magazine Submission Guidelines

The IEEE VT Magazine is sent to all members of the Vehicular Technology Society. The magazine publishes tutorial and application papers across all areas of the Society’s activities: mobile radio, automotive electronics and land transportation.

Articles should be tutorial in nature and should be written in a style comprehensible to readers outside the specialty of the article. Papers presenting original contributions will also be considered, especially in special issues. However, their presentation should be accessible for all readers. Submissions of highly specialized and detailed technical papers should redirected to the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.

Application articles should be about 3000 words long. Tutorial and survey papers may be longer, at about 4000 words, with 5 to 10 figures and 10 to 15 references. Longer articles and longer reference lists may be accepted under exceptional circumstances depending on the area. The use of mathematical equations should limited. If there are more than 2 or 3, it is likely that your paper would be better directed to the Transactions.
Detailed formatting information can be found in the template. Please submit your paper in the template as this will allow us to easily reformat it for review and production. Submission in other formats will delay processing.

Download VT Magazine Word Template here.

Papers should be submitted online using Manuscript Central:

Instructions for Accepted Papers

Author Information: It is our standard practice to include author photographs, although it is optional. Author photos should be 400 by 600 dpi or better. If you provide continuous tone photographs we will scan and return them. We also like to include a short (4 to 6 sentence) biography.

Photographs: Photographs are printed in full colour. Copy is produced electronically in the UK, and then typeset and printed in the USA, so graphical material is sent to the printers electronically. It is normally sized for a single column (81mm width), and ideally should be 600dpi or better at final printed size. We can cope down to 300dpi, but quality suffers a bit. If you provide continuous tone photographs we will scan and return them.
Acceptable file formats are JPEG (*.JPG), TIFF (*.TIF), PCX, Kodak Photo-CD (*.PCD) and GIF.

Diagrams: We use Adobe Illustrator for diagrams (*.AI or *.EPS). If you use something else, the chances are we can cope if you let us know. If you do not use Illustrator, it is best to send the diagrams as an encapsulated postscript file (*.EPS). Diagrams supplied in hard copy only will be redrawn by us, and we normally also redraw any graphics submitted in bitmap format to ensure a higher printed quality. Fonts within diagrams are normally changed to suit the house style, which is Helvetica. We try to avoid anything less than 8pt text. If you need to use non-standard fonts (for example, in logos), please convert them to curves. Ideally, all lines and outlines should be .5 point in weight. White boxes should not be used to "break" lines (or cover any unwanted aspect of your drawing) as this makes tinting a graphic impossible. Use a dotted line or separate lines to draw a broken line. Avoiding putting in your own tints if for appearance only; such decisions are better made by the design staff.

Footnotes: Footnotes should be avoided and incorporated into the body of the text whenever possible. If they are used, the text should be placed at the end of the article with a note in the text where they should be referenced. Please do not use the automatic features of a word processor.

References: Please do not use the automatic numbering features of word processors. The style used is the same as that used for IEEE Magazines, and full details of the referencing style can be found on

Submitting Copy: Text and graphics should be sent separately. The preferred format for text files is rich text format (*.RTF), although Microsoft Word or ASCII is also OK. If you use ASCII, use two carriage returns between paragraphs (i.e. leaving a blank line between paragraphs). Each graphic should be in a separate file. They can be bundled in a zip or tar file. Please also send a PDF (preferred) or postscript file of the complete article to allow for checking of the electronic files.

Proofs: Proofs are provided in PDF, usually during the second week of the month prior to publication. Due to the tight production schedule, any corrections must be notified within 4 working days of delivery. Our preferred method of proof distribution is by email. We can fax a hard copy, but the resolution is poor making any errors difficult to spot.

Copyright: It is one formal policy of the IEEE to own the copyright to the technical contributions it publishes in order to protect the interests of the IEEE, its authors, and their employers, and, at the same time, to facilitate the appropriate reuse of this material by others. This requires the submission of an IEEE Copyright Form once the paper has been finally accepted. See for more details.

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