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JETC is published quarterly and the online paper submission server is at
Select the Journal of Emerging Technologies in Computing in the pull down menu option at ACM manuscript central submission page. Please open the link in a new window or tab to avoid any upload problems. Also please allow pop-up windows at manuscriptcentral page to complete your submission. JETC publishes research papers (no more than 25 pages in the ACM Journal/Transactions Format), tutorial and survey papers (approximately 40 to 50 pages with an extensive bibliography), and short technical notes (less than ten pages). Excessively over-length research paper will be returned without review.
Expanded versions of previously published conference research papers are encouraged as long as they contain at least 30% new material not previously published. Authors should indicate in a footnote on the first page where and when the previous paper appeared. Papers simultaneously submitted to multiple outlets will not be considered.
Authors are required to prepare and submit their manuscripts electronically. This facilitates both a quicker editorial review process as well as facilitating electronic publication of accepted papers. While ACM admits a wide variety of formats for the electronic submission of accepted papers, the emerging technologies which support electronic publishing currently force us to impose some restrictions on submission for both review and final acceptance of manuscripts. Therefore for purposes of editorial review, JETC permits electronic submissions only in PDF or PostScript format.
The technical contributions appearing in ACM JETC should be original papers which have not been published elsewhere. Simultaneous submissions to conferences and journals, and submissions that have already appeared in journals will be rejected by default. Publication of a previously published conference or workshop article that is available in a formal proceedings (with digital archival) is allowed only if the editor judges that (a) the revision contains significant amplification or clarification of the original material (30% or more new material), or (b) there is a significant additional benefit to be gained from journal publication e.g., one article that connects multiple previously published articles in a coherent manner where the integration of these articles provides additional insight on the approach or overall system.
In either case, any prior appearance should be noted on the title page of the paper. Furthermore, author needs to prepare the following supporting documents:
When there are any supporting documents (including the ones mentioned above), these documents should be attached to the end of the PDF file.
Please submit only one PDF file that includes the manuscript, the note explaining the difference, and other supporting documents (in that order)
An important aspect of preparing your paper for publication by ACM Press is to provide the proper indexing and retrieval information from the ACM Computing Classification System (CCS). This is beneficial to you because accurate categorization provides the reader with quick content reference, facilitating the search for related literature, as well as searches for your work in ACM's Digital Library and on other online resources.
Authors should also read the ACM policies on prior publications, simultaneous submissions, and plagiarism: ACM's Policy on Prior Publication and Simultaneous Submissions and ACM's Policy on Plagiarism, including self plagiarism.
JETC authors should familiarize themselves with the ACM accepted manuscript preparation guidelines. Since these guidelines are in a state of transition with regard to electronic publication, the guidelines here take precedence whenever there is a conflict.
Submission Templates can be found at:
To ensure proper indexing, classification, retrieval and dissemination, authors must include five required information in the manuscript:
i) descriptive title,
ii) author names and affiliations,
iv) content indicators, and
v) citations to relevant literature.
The following serve as guidelines for the preparation of this material.
Select a title that accurately and clearly tells what the paper is about. Choose title terms as highly specific as content and emphasis of the paper permit. Avoid special symbols and formulas in titles unless essential to indicate content. Avoid cute or clever titles.
Authors' names should be given without titles or degrees along with the name and address of the organization for which the work was carried out. A footnote on the first page should acknowledge funding sources and presentations, if any, of the material at technical meetings (give dates and sponsoring societies). The author's current address should be given in a footnote on the first page.
The abstract should be from 150 to 200 words long and consist of short, direct, and complete sentences. It should be informative enough to serve in some cases as a substitute for reading the paper itself. It should state the objectives of the work, summarize the results, and give the principle conclusions. The title need not be repeated. Work planned but not done should not be described in the abstract. Because abstracts are extracted and used separately, do not use the first person, do not display mathematics, and do not use citation reference numbers. Try to avoid starting with the words "This paper ..."
Three types of content indicators must be assigned: (1) categories and subject descriptors, (2) general terms, (3) keywords and phrases. The first two items are selected from the Computing Reviews Classification Scheme published in the January 1991 issue of Computing Reviews. Select as many of these as may be applicable.
The keywords and phrases are additional English language words that indicate the content of the submission. They should not be synonymous with those already in the classification system : they can be more specific in relation to the paper than the subject descriptors, or they may not be covered by the existing system at all. The following guidelines may be helpful.
3. Jenkins, M. A., and Traub, J. F. Principles for testing zerofinding programs. ACM Trans. Math. Soft. 1, 1 (March 1975), 26-34.
In order to ensure timely review and facilitate electronic publication, manuscripts must be submitted as PDF or PostScript files on the web at
Please note, if you don't have an account at ACM Manuscript Central you will need to create an account before you can log in and submit to JETC.
The Editor-in-Chief can also be reached at:Yuan Xie, JETC Editor-in-Chief
Submitted papers are evaluated by anonymous referees for originality, relevance, and presentation. The author will be notified of the name of an associate editor (AE) who will be responsible for the processing of the manuscript. If the AE requests any revisions, the author need to revise the manuscript to incorporate the reviewers' comments and/or suggestions and resubmit the revised version within the specified deadline. Failure to submit before the deadline will result in the elimination of the manuscript from the review list. In case of emergency that prevents the author from meeting the deadline, the author can request an extension to the AE.
The author needs to prepare a page or two describing the responses to the reviewers' comments and detailing the changes in the manuscript. This information and any other supporting documents should be included at the end of the manuscript. When the revised version is ready, please submit only one PDF that includes the revised paper, responses to reviewer comments, and any other supporting documents (in that order). Once the review process is complete, the associate editor makes arecommendation for acceptance or rejection to the Editor-in-Chief, who makes the final decision on publication.
According to the ACM copyright policy it is the author's responsibility to secure permissions from the copyright holders for any third-party material he/she reuses in an article (http://www.acm.org/publications/policies/copyright_policy Section 2.1). The publishers we have dealt with also require their authors to seek permission for any third-party content, therefore, please contact the publishers you have listed and ask for their permission. The following document gives specifics regarding the use and acknowledgment of third-party material in ACM publications. http://www.acm.org/publications/third-party-material It is printed below for your convenience.
New options for ACM authors to manage rights and permissions for their work: ACM introduces a new publishing license agreement, an updated copyright transfer agreement, and a new author-pays option which allows for perpetual open access through the ACM Digital Library. For more information, visit the ACM Author Rights webpage at authors.acm.org.
At this time, rates and policies for page charges have not been set.
Guidelines for preparing your paper for publication can be found at ACM accepted manuscript preparation guidelines.
A copyedited version of the manuscript will be sent to the authors for proofreading. The authors should note that post-copyediting changes to a final manuscript must be kept to a minimum and only be done when absolutely necessary in order to correct errors introduced by copyediting or fix grammatical/typographical errors that had previously gone unnoticed. No changes to the title or author list of the paper are permitted at this stage.
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Working with the computing community, ACM leadership has responded to calls to make scholarly articles more openly accessible, to enable authors to exercise greater control of their published works, and to comply with the increasing demands placed on authors by funding agencies.
ACM authors now have three ways to manage their publication rights with ACM:
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ACM has recently launched a new service, called ACM Author-Izer Service. It extends ACM's support for self-archiving by enabling authors to generate and post links in their own bibliographies that they maintain on either their personal home page or institutional repository. These links will let any visitors to your personal bibliography pages download the definitive version of the articles for free from the ACM DL. These downloads will be recorded as part of your DL usage statistics.
ACM Author-Izer is a unique service that enables ACM authors to generate and post links on either their home page or institutional repository for visitors to download the definitive version of their articles from the ACM Digital Library at no charge. Downloads from these sites are captured in official ACM statistics, improving the accuracy of usage and impact measurements. Consistently linking to definitive version of ACM articles should reduce user confusion over article versioning. ACM Author-Izer also extends ACM's reputation as an innovative "Green Path" publisher, making ACM one of the first publishers of scholarly works to offer this model to its authors. To access ACM Author-Izer, authors need to establish a free ACM web account. Should authors change institutions or sites, they can utilize the new ACM service to disable old links and re-authorize new links for free downloads from a different site.
Authors may post ACM Author-Izer links in their own bibliographies maintained on either their website or their own institution's repository. The links take visitors to your page directly to the definitive version of individual articles inside the ACM Digital Library to download these articles for free. The Service can be applied to all the articles you have ever published with ACM. Depending on your previous activities within the ACM DL, you may need to take up to three steps to use ACM Author-Izer.
Go to the ACM DL http://dl.acm.org/ and click SIGN UP. Once your account is established, proceed to next step.
Sign in to your ACM web account and go to your Author Profile page. Click "Add personal information" and add photograph, homepage address, etc. Click ADD AUTHOR INFORMATION to submit change. Once you receive email notification that your changes were accepted, you may utilize ACM Author-izer.
Sign in to your ACM web account, go to your Author Profile page in the Digital Library, look for the ACM Author-izer link below each ACM published article, and begin the authorization process. If you have published many ACM articles, you may find a batch Authorization process useful. It is labeled: "Export as: ACM Author-Izer Service"
ACM Author-Izer also provides code snippets for authors to display download and citation statistics for each "authorized" article on their personal pages. Downloads from these pages are captured in official ACM statistics, improving the accuracy of usage and impact measurements. Consistently linking to the definitive version of ACM articles should reduce user confusion over article versioning.
Note: You still retain the right to post your author-prepared preprint versions on your home pages and in your institutional repositories with DOI pointers to the definitive version permanently maintained in the ACM Digital Library. But any download of your preprint versions will not be counted in ACM usage statistics. If you use these AUTHOR-IZER links instead, usage by visitors to your page will be recorded in the ACM Digital Library and displayed on your page.
A Summary Description of the Service and instructions for its use may be found here: http://www.acm.org/publications/acm-author-izer-service
ACM has partnered with American Journal Experts (AJE) to provide language editing (and translation) services to ACM authors. AJE has helped thousands of researchers around the world to present their research in polished English suitable for publication in journals such as those published by ACM. Editing is available for both Word and LaTeX files.
To take advantage of this partnership, visit http://www.aje.com/c/acm15. When using this link, you will get a 15% discount for all AJE services. (Editing services are at author expense and do not guarantee publication of a paper.)
ACM is transitioning to the new authoring templates found at: http://www.acm.org/publications/authors/submissions. The new TeX template consolidates all eight individual ACM journal and proceedings templates. The templates are updated to the latest software versions, were developed to enable accessibility features, and they use a new font set. Please note: Separate Word for Windows and Word for Mac consolidated templates are also available.
We will continue to accept manuscripts using the previous template format through Spring 2017.
The new TeX template requires that a call be made within the source document for “\documentclass” so that an article is formatted according to the specifications to the publication. Detailed instructions can be found in section 2.2 of the User and Implementation Guide (http://www.acm.org/binaries/content/assets/publications/consolidated-tex-template/acmart.pdf).