Information for Authors

Authors are encouraged to submit papers and correspondence to the IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting. To qualify for publication, these materials must be previously unpublished and not under consideration elsewhere.

Field of Interest

The field of interest of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society and the IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting encompasses devices, equipment, techniques and systems related to broadcast technology, including production, distribution, transmission, and progation aspects.

Types of Contributions

Contributions may be Transactions papers, Brief papers or letters. The distinction is not one of quality, but rather of nature.

A Transactions paper is a thorough treatment of the subject. A Transactions Paper is a presentation of significant research, development, or application of broadcast technology. Papers include contributions from authors that describe useful new results, ideas, or innovations that advance the state-of-the-art broadcast technology engineering, systems and applications. A Transactions Paper is a fairly lengthy paper of approximately 6 to 20 pages.


A Brief Paper addresses one or two points related to a subject. A Brief Paper is intended for the rapid publication of new and significant research results. A Brief Paper undergoes a complete peer review process, but it can usually completed in less time than required for a Transactions Paper. A Brief Paper is a failry short paper of approximatly less then 8 pages.


A Letter is usually one or two pages. A Letter serves to disseminate significant remarks, ideas, or suggestions of interest to broadcast engineers. Letters can also be used to provide comments on previously published papers.


To enhance the appearance of your article on IEEEXplore®, a graphical abstract can be displayed along with traditional text. The graphical abstract should provide a clear, visual summary of your article’s findings by means of an image, animation, video, or audio clip.


NOTE: The graphical abstract is considered a part of the technical content of the article, and you must provide it for peer review during the article submission process.


For more information about graphical abstracts and their specifications, please visit the following link:



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Peer Review

This Journal employs the peer-review system in the processing of manuscripts for publicationin order to ensure that this publication retains its position as the premier source of archival literature used worldwide for the development of broadcast technology and the profession. Three reviewers, or at least two reviewers, and an Associate Editor actively working in the field, shall review each manuscript submitted. Reviewers' suggestuibs for the revision of the manuscript are forwarded to the author by the Associate Editor. The final decision as to the publication of the manuscript is based on the opinions expressed by the reviewers plus the judgement of the Associate Editor who is managing the peer review process.

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Submission - You may submit your paper via email.

Electronic Publishing Format: The IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BROADCASTING uses an electronic publishing format as provided by the IEEE TRANSACTIONS Department. The IEEE electronic publishing format process enables authors to submit their initial manuscripts in single column,
double spaced text, using any common word processing program. Authors, whose manuscripts complete the peer review process and are recommended for publication, will be requested to submit the final manuscript via e-mail. The IEEE Publishing Staff will electronically convert the manuscript file into the standard IEEE two column text. All key words, names, and equations will be electronically tagged for present and future dissemination of technical material to the IEEE membership and non-member institutions.

Procedure for Submission of a Technical Manuscript:
1) Submit manuscript via e-mail to Editor-in-Chief, c/o BT Publications Office, at Or mail the original and 2 copies of the manuscript, each complete with illustrations (text and figures) on any clean readable form on 8 1/2 11 in. paper directly to the
Editor-in-Chief, c/o BT Publications Office, IEEE Technical Activities, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA.
2) Enclose good quality copies of illustrations initially. Be ready to send the originals upon acceptance of the paper.
3) Enclose a separate signed transmittal letter as corresponding author providing your preferred address for correspondence as well as telephone and fax numbers and e-mail (Internet) address (if available).
4) Be ready to supply a technical biography and photo in either jpeg.original, glossy photograph of each author of a paper (not for a Correspondence) upon
acceptance of the paper.
5) The author must ascertain that any company clearance, or foundation release necessary for publication of the paper in this IEEE
TRANSACTIONS ON BROADCASTING has been obtained. If the paper or any modification of it has been submitted for publication in the
public literature, the author must indicate this in the letter of transmittal accompanying the submitted paper. Prior to publication authors
will be asked to complete an IEEE copyright release form which is published in the March issue every year.
6) Please supply a complete mailing address for each author and notification of any address change while the manuscript is in process, along
with the author’s telephone number, fax number, and e-mail (Internet) address (if available).
7) The Editor-in-Chief will generally forward the manuscript to one of the Associate Editors and will notify the Author. The Associate
Editor will complete the review process and will correspond directly with the Author regarding peer review processing of the manuscript.
8) The referee process assures anonymity of reviewers of all papers. It is also possible to provide a blind review in which the author’s
identity is unknown to the reviewers. If you wish blind processing, inform the Editor-in-Chief in your cover letter and ensure that your
name appears on only a removable cover pageSubmission of a manuscript amounts to assurance that it has received proper clearance from the author's company or institution, that it has not been copyrighted, published, or accepted for publication elsewhere, that it is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere, and that it will not be submitted elsewhere while under consideration.

For submission of a paper via mail please include:

  • References, which must include full titles and first and last page numbers, and all authors' names.
  • The completed IEEE Copyright Form
  • A CD containing the text portion of the paper and the figures.
  • A short list of indexing terms (available by emailing

All papers must be sent to the BTS Editorial Office at:

IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting
c/o BT Editorial Office
445 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854


The BTS Editorial Office also accepts e-mailed submissions to the IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting. Manuscripts should be sent as an attachment in either MS Word using the MS DOS operating system or as a PDF document. Authors should indicate in the e-mail that the paper is submitted for possible publication in the Transactions. Authors' full address information, including fax and phone numbers, must accompany the e-mail. Please adhere to normal formatting. IEEE indexing keywords are mandatory. An IEEE Copyright Form should be submitted to the BTS Publications at the time of submission. Please do not also mail hardcopies of the manuscript.

Email your submission to:

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Copyright: It is the policy of the IEEE to own the copyright to the technical contributions it publishes on behalf of the interests of the IEEE, its authors, and their employers and facilitate the appropriate reuse of this material by others. To comply with the U.S. Copyright Law, authors are provided an IEEE copyright form in the back of this publication or it can be downloaded and printed from the IEEE Internet site “” The author must provide a signed copyright form before publication in the print or electronic media. The copyright form returns to authors and their employers appropriate rights to reuse their material for their own purposes.

Open Access

Open Access: This publication is a hybrid journal, allowing either Traditional manuscript submission or Open Access (author-pays OA) manuscript submission. Upon submission, if you choose to have your manuscript be an Open Access article, you commit to pay the discounted $1,750 OA fee if your manuscript is accepted for publication in order to enable unrestricted public access. Any other application charges (such as over-length page charge and/or charge for the use of color in the print format) will be billed separately once the manuscript formatting is complete but prior to the publication. If you would like your manuscript to be a Traditional submission, your article will be available to qualified subscribers and purchasers via IEEE Xplore. No OA payment is required for Traditional submission. For more information regarding IEEE open access please visit

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Further Information for Authors

For further information on the preparation and formatting of your manuscript before submission, please refer to the IEEE Tools for Authors.

BTS accepts manuscripts which have not been formatted to the IEEE template, however all papers will formatted to this template if accepted. Authors are encouraged to apply the IEEE format template to their paper before submission for a preview of what the final paper will look like. Follow this link to the Word template.

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