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Policies and ethics for publication are listed in this page. The topics for the policies and publication ethics include authorship, peer-review process, submitting original papers and plagiarism, archiving, copyright, fees, open access, duplicate publication, competing interests, publication malpractice, and conflicts of interest. All authors should be aware of and comply with the policies and ethics in publishing articles in IEIE SPC.


Authors are expected to be aware of, and comply with, the best practice in authorship. To avoid authorship issues such as ghost or guest authorship and make the author contributions transparent, biographies of all authors must be included after the references. It is expected that all authors have made significant contributions and are aware of, and obliged to follow the listed policies on this page. At least one lead contact with the corresponding author should be stated in the submitting article. The corresponding author should be responsible for the supervision of the work, approval of all contents and the submission of the paper, appropriate authorship designation of all authors, and cooperation with the journal throughout the submission, review process, and after publication. For equal contributors, you must note this in the first page of the article.

Peer-review process

All authors are obliged to participate in the peer review process. All articles are subjected to peer-review by at least two reviewers, so that the authors obtain advice of their manuscript from reviewers’ expert. The judgments made by these reviewers are to be objective, with no conflict of interest between the reviewer pool. In cases where the author has not cited required references of published work, reviewers may notify the author of such issue. All articles will be treated confidentially prior to publication.

Submitting Original Papers and Plagiarism

The contents of IEIE SPC journal are peer-reviewed and archival. Authors must convince both peer reviewers and the editors of the scientific and technical merit of a paper. All authors should submit the manuscript containing original contents. We strictly prohibit plagiarism (reproduction of text from other articles without crediting the source) and self-plagiarism (production of a paper with the same content by the same authors). It is unethical to submit the same results to more than one journal simultaneously. However, the review article is an exception. If plagiarism is found in a paper in review or in the publication, the Steering Committee of the IEIE SPC journal will immediately investigate the case. The severe penalty will be imposed on the author(s) related to the plagiarism case based on the investigation.

Duplicate Publication

An author should not publish the same research in any other journal or primary publication. The manuscript which has not been simultaneously submitted to, nor published in any other publication channels, solely can be accepted. If the same paper is found appearing or published in any other publications, the paper will be rejected without consideration.  The paper previously published in other minor publications of an abstract form, academic thesis, and preprints (i.e. conference, workshop, seminar, or proceedings) can be eligible for being reviewed and published in this transaction. However, we require that the paper be substantially revised with at least 30% new contents which have never been published in the previous publications. Although new results are not required, the revised manuscript version should include distinct-key-ideas, examples, explanations, figures, tables, elaborations, etc. The manuscript should indicate its previously published conference name and date as a footnote in the left bottom of the first page. Authors should briefly indicate how the new submission offers substantial novel contributions beyond those of the previously published paper(s) or proceedings.  In such cases, it is mandatory that authors include the details, explanation, and accessible information of such publications in the cover letter. Otherwise, the editorial members may withdraw their decision to the article due to potential issues and conflict. This may also apply to cases of direct/indirect duplicate/multiple publication or concurrent submission.

Competing Interests

As an integral part of the submission process, authors should declare any potential competing interests prior to any publication of the article. Competing interests include any financial interests, personal relationships with other people or organizations, employment, grants for funding and patent, that could influence the scope of their work. If you are requested to identify the funding source(s) or sponsor(s) for the research, these should be given a separate section, such as ‘Acknowledgements’. For full official funding agencies, an abstract of the project name or grant numbers should be included, however, it is crucial that these acknowledgement phrases should be approved by the funding agencies prior to submission.

Publication Malpractice

An author is obliged to promptly inform the journal editorial members or publisher for any fundamental errors or inaccuracy in his/her published paper. For such errors, an author must retract or correct the mistakes and notify at least one editorial member. IEIE SPC will publish corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed. In cases where the referees or readers may question the research (i.e. manipulation of data or results), or any violation of the journal polices, the editorial members will inform the corresponding author, and likely inform the institution at which the research origins, and may withdraw the article. This is unless the author provides the editorial members with reasonable explanations that are thoroughly investigated and confirmed.

Citation Manipulation

Submitted manuscripts should not include citations for the purpose of increasing the number of citations to the authors’ work, or articles published in a specific journal.

Editors and Reviewers

Editors and reviewers should be excluded with a submission when they have close personal connection to any author, share an affiliation with any author, recently published/submitted a work with any author, have collaboration with any author, have a financial interest in the subject of the work, or are not able to be objective. IEIE SPC does not assign submissions to editors and reviewers having a conflict addressed above. In addition, editors and reviewers must declare whether to have discussed a manuscript with its authors.


All articles of IEIE SPC are archived in RISS, where the articles will be accessed in the event this journal is no longer published.


When the manuscripts are accepted at IEIE SPC journal, authors will be invited to complete a copyright license. The copyright in the accepted paper is assigned and transferred to The Institution of Electronics and Information Engineers (IEIE) for the full term thereof throughout the world, subject to the term of the agreement and to acceptance of the paper for publication in IEIE Transactions on Smart Processing and Computing. The IEIE shall have the right to publish the paper in any medium or form, or by any means, now known or later developed.

However, the original authors retain the right to copy, translate or modify their own manuscripts. In cases when a manuscript is translated into another language or when any portion of the manuscript is to be submitted to another publication, the original manuscript should be clearly cited in the publications.

Publication Fees

The manuscripts submitted from January 1, 2020 will be charged after acceptance for publication as follows.

  • Within 8 pages: USD 200 or KRW 200,000
  • 9 pages or more: USD 50 or KRW 50,000 per each page

※ All accepted manuscripts will be published in the journal after the payment of the publication fee. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in the cancellation of publication. This policy has been in effect since January 1, 2020.

Pages Publication Fees
1 ~ 8 (up to page 8) USD 200 (or KRW 200,000)
9 ~ USD 50 (or KRW 50,000)  per each page

Fast Track Publication

The Fast Track Publication System is designed to expedite the review and publication process for urgent papers. This system allows authors to have their submissions reviewed and published more quickly than the standard process. Please note the following important details about the Fast Track system:

※ Fast Track publication slots are limited per issue and are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Submission Guidelines for New Manuscripts:
    Fast Track requests will only be accommodated if there are available slots in the desired issue.
    ② When submitting a new manuscript, select the Fast Track option during the submission process.
    After submission, contact the journal's main email to request Fast Track processing. (
    If you received the Acceptance notification at least two months prior to the issue's publication date, It can be guaranteed of publication on the issue you requested.
  • Requesting Fast Track for Already Submitted Manuscripts:
    Fast Track requests will only be accommodated if there are available slots in the desired issue.
    If you wish to switch an already submitted manuscript to Fast Track, contact the journal's main email with your request. (
Pages Publication Fee for Fast Track
1 ~ 8 (up to page 8) USD 600 (or KRW 600,000)
9 ~ +USD 50 (or KRW 50,000) per each page

*The Fast Track Publication Fee includes the cost for expedited review, and no additional review fees will be required later.

  • Invoice Issuance: All authors will soon receive an invoice for the publication fee associated with their submissions.
  • Importance of Settlement: Failure to settle the publication fee may result in the cancellation of paper submissions.
  • No Refunds: Once the publication fee is settled, the editorial process will commence. Therefore, please be aware that refunds for publication fees are not feasible after payment.

Open Access

This publication is an open access journal. The published papers are freely available online to the reader at no charge with all content open access.

Under the open access license, the authors agree that anyone may reuse, copy, distribute their published article in whole or part for any purpose, for free, even for commercial purposes as long as the authors and original source are properly cited. IEIE SPC encourage authors that materials including data, code, and protocols associated with the research of the submitted article are made accessible to the public, however, this is not mandatory.

Publishing Schedule

IEIE SPC is published bi-monthly (February, April, June, August, October and December).

Manuscript Format

The manuscript format guidelines are the following:

Items Guidelines
Pages More than 8 pages within 14 pages including figures, tables, and biographies.
Depending on the manuscript types (Please refer to the manuscript types below)
Page size 21cm (width) X 29.7cm (height)
Column and line space Double column page and single space.
Main context
font size and style
10 point-size. Times New Roman only.
Main title and section title
font size
18 point-size, Arial bold font style, and indianred color for the main title. 12 point size Arial bold font style and indian-red color for the section title.
Abstract 100~200 words.The abstract title font is the Times New Roman font.
Abstract must illustrate the nature, importance, 
and contributions of the paper. Do not include complex symbols,
mathematical notations or bibliographic references.
Author name and affiliation Author name is 9 point-size. Author’s affiliation should include e-mails and should be
written in 9 point-size.
You must indicate which author is the correspondent author after the authors' affiliation.
Keywords Provide 5~6 keywords that best describe the contents and address the key issues of your paper.
The keyword title is Arial font type and 10 point-size.
The given keywords are essential to find the appropriate reviewers.

Manuscript types : Four types of manuscripts are accepted.

Regular papers Typically, eight pages in final length. The regular papers should focus on a specific, original contribution, with sufficient literature review, analysis, and results to establish clearly its merit and potential value.
Short papers Four or fewer pages in the final form with preliminary but very important results, intended for quick processing. Also, it is recommended that implementation of applications (not much contribution for academia, but for industry) fits to the short papers.
Invited papers These normally address the papers that EIC or AE invites for special issues.
Correspondence These normally address corrections to published papers or substantive technical discussion of papers. They are limited to two pages in the final form.