Proceedings Submission Instructions

Papers presented at the conference either in poster or presentation form are eligible for publication in the Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE International Symposium on the Applications of Ferroelectrics.

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The proceedings papers have to be submitted between July 5th and August 5th.

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Authors should now prepare final papers for incorporation into the ISAF 2019 Proceedings in accordance with the following:

  1. Manuscripts should be submitted online through the Papercept SystemOnly the corresponding author, is able to complete the following steps.
  2. By submitting a manuscript to ISAF 2019, authors acknowledge that it has not been previously published or accepted for publication in substantially similar form in any peer-reviewed venue including journal, conference, or workshop. Violation of any of these conditions will lead to rejection. See the IEEE Author Center for details on the policy.
  3. Download the ISAF Manuscript templates MS-WordLatex. Final papers must be between 2-4 pages in length.
  4. Please remove all headers, footers, and page numbers from your final paper.
  5. All final manuscripts must be generated using the PDF Xpress tool. To generate the IEEE Xplore compatible PDF file of your paper, follow these steps:

    1. Create your IEEE PDF eXpress account:

    2. Conference ID: 43169X

    3. The first time you access the system, please follow the link to new user. Please note that in order to access the service, you need to allow the use of cookies from the PDF eXpress web site. Once you have registered as a new user:

    4. Upload your final paper source file for conversion.

    5. Receive by e-mail the IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF of your paper.

  6. Complete the electronic copyright form within Papercept (required before paper upload - must complete the copyright transfer by logging in and following the updated final submission information link.) IEEE is enforcing strict copyright rules. For your convenience, the copyright form is made available electronically through Papercept. Authors who are not authorized to sign a copyright transfer form, should download the paper version of a copyright transfer form, fill it in, and ask an authorized person to sign it. Then, send the completed form to the ISAF 2019 Conference Manager by email.

  7. Upload your Xplore compatible PDF manuscript to Papercept


If authors wish to post their papers electronically on any web site, any ftp site, or any other electronic dissemination technique, they must include the IEEE Copyright notice on the initial screen displaying the IEEE-copyrighted material.


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  1. The manuscript contains substantial additional technical material. This must be justified based on one or more of the following: new theoretical or experimental results, enhanced modeling and characterization, descriptions of new applications, better placing the study in its context, greater depth of discussion, more elaborate analysis of results and additional references.
  2. As a guideline for authors, the T-UFFC have set the quantitative threshold for substantial additional technical material to be 40-50%. Final validation that this guideline is respected is at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.
  3. The conference version(s) must be declared when submitting the journal paper in two places: (i) in the cover letter to the Editor-in-Chief together with a specific statement describing the differences between the submitted journal manuscript and the original conference paper (ii) in the journal paper through an appropriate citation to the conference paper(s). The conference paper(s) must be uploaded as supporting document(s).
  4. IEEE policy now requires that all IEEE content be screened for possible plagiarism. Therefore, all submissions will be screened via CrossCheck – which compares submitted manuscripts against a large database of published technical papers (as well as over 6 billion Web pages), and provides editors with a summary report that highlights any similarity to previously published work.
  5. If responding to a Special Issue call:
    1. All special issue manuscripts shall undergo the standard peer review process.
    2. The article should be identified as Manuscript Type “Special Issue” during submission.
    3. Late manuscripts may or may not be included in the special issue, depending on whether the review of the manuscript is completed in time for the special issue. The special issue will not be delayed to accommodate late manuscripts. Manuscripts with incomplete reviews shall be included in a subsequent regular issue, if accepted.

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