Submission to the Special Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques (T-MTT)

Dear IMS Author:

Congratulations on having your paper accepted for presentation at the 2015 MTT-S International Microwave Symposium. We invite you to consider submitting an extended version of your conference paper to a Special Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques (T-MTT) dedicated to the 2015 International Microwave Symposium (IMS), to be published around December 2015.

The purpose for the presentation of a paper at a conference or symposium is to present new, often preliminary results, while the purpose of a paper published in a journal or transactions is to present complete results that are properly compared to the existing state of the art. Sometimes, the results in a journal paper are different than those in the conference paper, often the interpretation of the results is different to account for questions or discussions between the author and the audience at the conference, but a journal paper based on a conference paper must always present substantially new technical content. New technical content can be more in depth derivation of techniques or design procedures, more analysis of results or the techniques, more measured data, or further simulations. During the review process, reviewers will be instructed to determine if the journal paper submission presents substantially new results that are not obvious from the conference paper, that the conference paper and past work are properly referenced, and that the new results are properly compared to prior papers.

Your submission to the Special Issue must meet the following three requirements:

1. Extension Requirement

Submissions will be reviewed to determine if the manuscript includes substantially new technical content beyond the Symposium paper; whether the past work including the Symposium paper is adequately referenced; and whether the new results are placed in proper context with respect to the prior work and existing state-of-the-art. The new technical content could include a more in-depth treatment, or results beyond the Symposium paper, and take advantage of the discussions generated at the Symposium, leading to possibly different results or interpretations. Unlike a Symposium paper that might present preliminary new results, a manuscript submitted to T-MTT for publication is expected to present more complete results. With the submission, please include a copy of your IMS paper.

2. Manuscript Preparation

All submissions must follow the New Manuscript Checklist on the T-MTT website:
http://www.mtt.org/transactions/34-author-information-transactions.html

When submitting your manuscript, remember to choose “2015 IMS Special Issue” as the Manuscript Type. Also, add the following in the footnote on the first page of the paper: “This paper is an expanded version from the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, Phoenix, AZ, USA, 17-22 May 2015.” Because of the short time between submission and publication, papers requiring major revisions cannot be accepted for publication in the Special Issue.

3. Submission Deadline

Because the extended paper should respond to, and incorporate, the feedback from the Symposium, the submission window is 1 June 2015 to 1 July 2015. In other words, the deadline for submission is 1 July 2015, and submissions for this Special Issue cannot be earlier than 1 June 2015.


Dominique Schreurs and Jenshan Lin
Editors-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
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