Emerging Technologies in Computing (JETC)


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Manuscript Preparation and How to Submit

JETC is published quarterly and the online paper submission site is at

Please allow pop-up windows on the ManuscriptCentral page to complete your submission. 

JETC publishes research papers (no more than 25 pages in the ACM Journal/Transactions Format), and tutorial and survey papers (approximately 40 to 50 pages with an extensive bibliography).  Excessively long research papers will be returned without review.

The technical contributions submitted to JETC should be original papers that have not been published elsewhere. Simultaneous submissions to conferences and journals, and submissions that have already appeared in journals will be rejected by default.

Expanded versions of previously published conference research papers are encouraged, as long as they contain at least 30% new material not previously published. A previously published conference or workshop 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, the author needs to prepare the following supporting documents:

  • - a brief note clearly indicating what constitutes the (30% or more) new material in the manuscript compared to the related article(s), and
  • - the related article(s) that are previously published.

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 note explaining the difference, the manuscript, , and other supporting documents (in that order).

Computing Classification System

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 through other online resources.

JETC 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. JETC authors should also familiarize themselves with the ACM accepted manuscript preparation guidelines. 

Submission Templates can be found at:

To ensure proper indexing, classification, retrieval, and dissemination, authors must include five required pieces of information in the manuscript:

i) descriptive title,
ii) author names and affiliations,
iii) abstract,
iv) content indicators, and
v) citations to relevant literature.

The following serve as guidelines for the preparation of this material.

Descriptive Title

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.

Author Names and Affiliations

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.??

Content Indicators

Three types of content indicators must be assigned: (1) categories and subject descriptors, (2) keywords and phrases. The first two items are selected from the ACM 2012 Computing Reviews Classification Scheme . 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.

·         Use important terms from the title; include their synonyms, related words, and words of higher or lower generic rank.

·         Use English nouns, or noun-noun and noun-adjective combinations; do not use hyphens except if the hyphenated parts are always treated as a single unit.

·         Use specific terms whose meanings are generally accepted; do not use broad catchall terms (such as "computer", "automatic", "machine", "system", "discussion", "description"); do not use private terms or acronyms that may not be generally known.

·         Do not use negative terms stressing what your paper does not do.


ACM citation information and style can be found at

Submission for Review

How to Submit

In order to ensure timely review and facilitate electronic publication, manuscripts must be submitted as a PDF file at:

The ACM submission template format can be found 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.

Review Process

Submitted papers are evaluated by referees for originality, relevance, and presentation. If the AE requests any revisions, the authors 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 from the journal administrator, Gita Delsing, at

The author needs to prepare a response to the reviewers' comments, detailing the changes in the manuscript. This information should be included at the beginning 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). The original version of the submitted manuscript should not be included (only submit the latest version). Color tracking changes in the revised manuscript is recommended. Once the review process is complete, the associate editor will make a recommendation for acceptance or rejection to the Editor-in-Chief, who makes the final decision on publication.

Procedures for Accepted Papers

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 ( 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:  

Proofreading of Copyedited Manuscripts

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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