Author Guidelines for Submitting Under Research Track

Please read this document to prepare your paper for submission under “Research Track” of InGARSS 2023. The submission not following the guidelines may be desk-rejected without any review.

1. LENGTH: You are allowed a minimum of 2 pages and a maximum of 4 pages for your manuscript. These limits include all figures, tables, and references. Any documents that exceed the 4-page limit or fail to meet the 2-page minimum will be rejected.


2. LANGUAGE: All proposals must be in English.


3. COLUMNS: Manuscripts should be in 2-column format. The title and author block on the first page should span across the two columns. Wide figures may span across two columns. However, the use of wide figures should be limited if possible.


4. TYPE:

4.1. Face: To achieve the best viewing experience for the review process and conference proceedings, we strongly encourage authors to use Times-Roman or Computer-Modern fonts. If a font face is used that is not recognized by the submission system, your proposal will not be reproduced correctly.

4.2. Size: Use a font size that is no smaller than 10 points and no larger than 12 points throughout the paper, including figure captions.

4.3. TITLE: The paper title should appear in boldface letters and should be in ALL CAPITALS. Do not use LaTeX math notation ($x_y$) in the title; the title should be representable in the Unicode character set. Also, try to avoid uncommon acronyms in the title.


5. AUTHOR LIST: The authors’ name(s) and affiliation(s) appear below the title in capital and lowercase letters. Proposals with multiple authors and affiliations may require two or more lines for this information. The order of the authors on the document should exactly match in number and order the authors typed into the online submission form.


6. BODY: Major headings appear in boldface CAPITAL letters, centred on the page. Subheadings appear in capital and lowercase, either underlined or in boldface. They start at the left margin of the page on a separate line. Sub-subheadings are discouraged, but if they must be used, they should appear in capital and lowercase, and start at the left margin on a separate line. They may be underlined or in italics.


7. REFERENCES: List and number all references at the end of the document. The references can be numbered in alphabetical order or in order of appearance on the paper. When referring to them in the text, type the corresponding reference number in square brackets as shown at the end of this sentence [1]. The end of the document should include a list of references containing information similar to the following example:

[1] J. P. Kerekes and J. E. Baum, “Full-Spectrum Spectral Imaging System Analytical Model,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 571-580, Mar. 2005.

[2] A. B. Tarokh and E. L. Miller, “Subsurface Sensing under Sensor Positional Uncertainty,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., vol. 45, no. 3, pp. 675-688, Mar. 2007.


8. ILLUSTRATIONS & COLOR: Illustrations must appear within the designated margins. If possible, position illustrations at the top of pages, rather than in the middle or at the bottom. Caption and number every illustration. All illustrations should be clear when printed on a black-only printer. Be sure that your images are acceptable when printed in black and white.


9. PAGE NUMBERS: Do not put page numbers on your document. Appropriate page numbers will be added to accepted papers when the conference proceedings are assembled.


The following style files and templates are available for users of LaTeX and Microsoft Word:

We recommend that you use the Word file or LaTeX files to produce your document since they have been set up to meet the formatting guidelines listed above. When using these files, double-check the paper size in your page setup to make sure you are using the letter size (8.5 in. by 11 in.) or A4 (210mm by 297mm) paper layout. The LaTeX environment files specify suitable margins, page layout, text and a bibliography style.

In particular, with LaTeX, there are cases where the top margin of the resulting PDF file does not meet the specified parameters. In this case, you may need to add a \topmargin=0mm command just after the \begin{document} command in your .tex file. The spacing of the top margin is not critical, as the page contents will be adjusted on the proceedings. The critical dimensions are the actual width and height of the page content.

Additional Step for Submitting a Paper Withdrawn from IGARSS 2023
We are happy to receive papers that were accepted at IGARSS 2023 but had to be withdrawn owing to travel visa issues. For such papers, the authors are advised to follow the “guidelines to authors” at InGARSS 2023 to prepare and submit the papers, but they can additionally declare the outcomes of the review cycle (e.g., reviewer comments from IGARSS 2023) at the form
Please note that the paper will go through the regular review cycle at InGARSS 2023, and this declaration will enable the technical program committee (TPC) chairs to make final decisions on the borderline cases.
Preprint Policy

InGARSS follows the preprint policy as applicable to all IEEE Conferences. The details are available here

Publication Ethics

InGARSS will follow IEEE guidelines for publication ethics. As per IEEE Publication Services and Products Board Operations Manual, Section 8.2.2.C, all IEEE articles shall be submitted to a plagiarism detection process before being uploaded to IEEE Xplore. InGARSS will use a plagiarism detection tool (CrossCheck/iThenticate) to prescreen all articles upon submission as per IEEE policy. More details can be found here