Manuscript submission

The ISSTT2020 proceedings in electronic form will be published in ISSTT Proceedings Library hosted by NRAO. The reviewing and publishing of the proceedings follows the Elsevier Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement requirements.

The full Symposium Proceedings paper should be 5-6 pages with maximum length of 10 pages. The submission due date has been extended until June 1st, 2020, 23:59 GMT sharp.


ISSTT2020 Scientific Advisory Committee has decided to make the proceeding more visible by fulfilling requirements of scientific citation database Scopus. This will be done in collaboration with NRAO electronic ISSTT Proceeding Library.  In order to fulfill these requirements, we ask everybody to submit their ISSTT Proceeding papers strictly following the suggested IEEE Transactions template and respect the announced deadline.

Traditionally, the ISSTT cooperates with IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology magazine and the Extended Symposium papers will be published in ISSTT2020 special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology. The submission due date is also June 1st, 2020.

Please submit proceedings materials to:


Subject: ATTN: Proceedings

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Extended Symposium paper to
IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology


The expanded version requires new technical content which provides a more in-depth treatment, or demonstrates results beyond the Symposium paper. Submissions will be reviewed to determine if the manuscript includes substantially new technical content beyond the Symposium paper; whether the past work including the Symposium paper is adequately referenced; and whether the new results are placed in proper context with respect to the prior work and existing state-of-the-art. The new technical content could include a more in-depth treatment, or results beyond the Symposium paper, and take advantage of the discussions generated at the Symposium, leading to possibly different results or interpretations. Unlike a Symposium paper that might present preliminary new results, a manuscript submitted to TTST for publication is expected to present more complete results. With the submission, please include a copy of your Symposium paper. Every paper will be reviewed by TTST in the same manner as all other regular submissions to this publication. 

More information for Authors is here


Paper Quality Criteria

Note that the editor-in-chief and topic editors pre-screen manuscripts immediately after they are submitted and before they are transmitted to referees for evaluation. The purpose of such pre-screening is to verify that the manuscript adheres to minimum criteria set forth by IEEE, as well as by the IEEE MTT Society, and the Transactions editor-in-chief. Typical pre-screening measures include the following:

  • The author(s) have followed the IEEE guidelines for style;

  • The author(s) have not obviously violated IEEE policies;

  • The article is comprehensible and meets acceptable standards of English;

  • The subject and contents of the article meet the scope of the periodical or a specific issue. In this case, is the article of interest to the THz-community;

  • The article meets a minimum criterion for technical substance established for the periodical, in this case:

    • New and original articles describing significant work and/or ideas not found elsewhere in the literature;

    • The Transactions does not accept incremental submissions. All related previous work by the authors must be referenced, even if it was presented in conference;

    • Theory, measurements, and simulations should be supported by careful comparisons.


Authors should put their work in a context and citing relevant work by others. For instance, authors should cite the most recent papers when comparing performance or characteristics to prior papers. Hence, discuss relevant publications in the introduction and distinguish the new results you present in your current manuscript from those found in previous publications. While there is not a specific criterion that must be met, such as 60% new technical material, the reviewers are asked to determine if the paper provides "sufficient new technical material to justify a new paper" when compared to all previously published papers. This standard must be met by all papers, including papers that are submitted to conference special issues. Please note that the general view is that multiple part papers should be avoided. A paper (or each part) needs to meet all the criteria above, including validation, and stand on its own. Points of attention related to contents:


  • Authors must ensure that their method section includes adequate experimental and characterization data necessary for others in the field to reproduce their work. Please note that it is also possible to supplement your article with multimedia materials.

  • A photograph of any component must be included or measurement set-up in the case of papers on characterization techniques.

  • All papers describing components should include a table that compares the performance to components in the literature.

  • Whenever possible, theory and corresponding experimental results should be printed on the same graph for easy comparison.

  • You should include essential information in the caption. If the figure is repeated or is similar to figures that have appeared elsewhere, please add "From [X].", "After [X].", or "Data from [X]." to figure captions, as appropriate, where X refers to the prior publication.

  • Never use acronyms in the title or abstract of your paper and use acronyms sparingly. Avoid jargon - not necessary leaving out technical terms but make sure your language is as clear as possible.

  • Please do not use the same title for your conference and TTST submission.

  • Each reference cited must have a complete list of authors (no et al.), complete titles, first and last pages numbers, month and year. In addition, authors are required to include the Digital Object Identifier (DOI).