Information for authors as a pdf (here)


Scope of J-MMCT

The IEEE Journal on Multiscale and Multiphysics Computational Techniques publishes papers related to a broad range of electromagnetic engineering problems that rely on theoretical developments and computational techniques to solve problems spanning different physical properties or scales. Papers shall describe or use multiphysics or multiscale modeling in physics and electromagnetic engineering, including the calculation of system behavior on one scale using information or models derived from a different scale. Papers describing numerical inversion methods, parallel processing methods, high-order basis functions, and other advanced mathematical or numerical methods to perform multiphysics co-simulations for applied problems are published.


Manuscript Preparation

Manuscripts should be specially prepared for publication in IEEE J-MMCT and submitted electronically via the IEEE Author Portal.

Format: The required format of the manuscript is in the IEEE two-column template, with figures and captions included in the text. The template for Papers can be downloaded here. The template for Communications can be downloaded here. Please follow instructions given in the template. More templates in different formats (LaTeX, Bibliography) can be found here.

Text: All text should be in Times New Roman font. For Paper submissions, the main text is 10-point, the abstract is 9-point font, and tables, references and captions are 8-point font. For Communications, comment and errata submissions, the main text is 9-point, the abstract is 8-point font and tables, references and captions are 8-point font.

Figures: Figures should be easily viewed on a computer screen. Please do not attach separate tables and figures in the initial review process.

Figure Text: Use large lettering (10 to 12-point font), and label axes carefully.

Index Terms: The inclusion of a detailed list of “index terms” would highly facilitate the selection of the review panel. Please choose keywords for indexing your paper from the IEEE Approved Indexing Keyword List here.

Affiliations: Authors should provide their complete affiliations and contacts in the submission record, otherwise the submission will be returned.

Please note that only manuscripts submitted electronically will be reviewed. Original illustrations will be called for if the paper is accepted. For details, refer to the IEEE Author Centre webpage.


Graphical Abstract

As part of your submission, we ask that you upload a graphical abstract (an image, video, or figure that we can display in Xplore with your abstract and on our website and on social media) along with a brief legend that is more about the main point of your paper than it is about the image per se. The graphical abstract can be a figure from your paper, or you can make a new one that summarizes your work. Tips for creating an engaging graphical abstract can be found here.

During the review process, the graphical abstract will help reviewers to quickly grasp the essence of your work. If your paper gets accepted, we will use the graphical abstract to promote your article through our monthly newsletter and social media posts. Also, it will appear next to the title of your paper on Xplore.


Manuscript Types

REGULAR ARTICLES are subjected to review by the Editor, Associate Editors, and reviewers. Authors of regular articles are encouraged to not exceed 15 pages in the IEEE two-column format. Each paper must have an abstract of about 150 words.

Upon being informed that the paper has been accepted for publication, the author will be required to provide electronic files for the entire paper including figures and captions, references, author biographies, and footnotes. Additional details and resources are available here.

COMMUNICATIONS are narrower in scope and shorter than PAPERS. They will typically cover an extension of previous work or provide new insight on a specialized topic. As a result, the review of past work will be limited to the key material. The manuscript length is normally up to four journal pages (two-column template) and should not exceed six journal pages. COMMUNICATIONS are subjected to the same rigorous review process as is used for PAPERS.

COMMENTS are brief notes containing remarks (and Authors’ replies) as well as corrections on previously published manuscripts. Usually, they are reviewed only by the Editor-in-Chief, and are published at the Editor’s discretion.



Illustrations should be kept to a minimum. Letters and symbols should be large enough to be readily legible when the drawing is reduced to a one-column width. For final versions, electronic graphics must be provided as separate files. Color figures included during review are acceptable provided they can be interpreted if printed in grayscale.


Reporting on Related Work

According to the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board (PSPB) Operations Manual, it is the responsibility of authors to disclose if the manuscript has been published previously, is still under active consideration by another publication, or is closely related to any submitted/published conference or journal paper. Authors should include any closely related work as a “supplementary document” in the submission record if it is not available in the public domain.


Extended Conference Paper Submission

All articles published in the Journal should contain substantial additional technical material with respect to the conference article or articles of which they represent an evolution.

A conference paper cannot simply be republished without substantial technical differences. Sometimes two or more different conference papers are combined into a journal paper. The resulting manuscript cannot be simply the union of the original articles, but must have substantial technical differences from the original articles.

Examples of “substantial technical differences” include, but are not limited to the addition of new results, or may also imply more details on the theory and implementation of the paper’s technique.

Text and figures can in fact be exactly copied from the conference paper(s) into the journal paper. This is not double publishing. At least a slightly different title should be used for the journal paper, to describe the typically broader journal contribution and to avoid confusion in the archival record. Authors must SUBMIT the conference paper as “supplemental material” and cite it in the journal paper itself, as well as including a description of how the new submission differs from the conference paper. See PSPB Ops Manual 8.2.4.G.2: “…Section 8.2.1.B.9 requires that the author(s) cite the previous work(s) and very clearly indicate how the new submission differs from the previously published work(s). Authors should provide a copy of the conference paper when they submit their manuscript.”

It is the responsibility of the Authors to ensure that any copyright commitments they have made outside the IEEE are not violated by the eventual IEEE journal publication.


Electronic Submission

Electronic submission of manuscripts is required for both initial review and for publication. To submit a manuscript electronically for review go to the IEEE Author Portal.

At submission authors will be asked to choose a primary and optionally a secondary submission topic from the list here. This is to enable keeping track of the area (1-5) of the paper’s primary and secondary topic, and be able to generate reports using these terms.



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 to facilitate the appropriate reuse of this material by others. To comply with the U.S. Copyright Law, authors are required to submit an IEEE Electronic Copyright Form in ScholarOne Manuscripts before their manuscripts can be published. This form returns to authors and their employers the full rights to reuse their material for their own purposes.


Page Charges

All Authors are requested to honor non-mandatory page charges of $110 per printed page for the first eight pages of a Paper and for the first four pages of a Communication. Payment of non-mandatory page charges for J-MMCT is not a necessary prerequisite for publication. A Page Charge Form must be completed and returned to IEEE (following the detailed instructions accompanying final proofs) before a manuscript can be published.


Charges for Excessive Length

A mandatory EXCESSIVE PAGE LENGTH charge of $200 per page is required for Papers longer than eight (8) printed pages and Communications longer than four (4) printed pages with a possible exemption for one (1) overlength page of references.

Overlength (OPC) page charges will be computed according to the following algorithm:

For Regular papers that have at least one full page of references, and the paper totals 9+ pages, the author receives the 9th page free of OPC (fees apply beginning with the 10th page onward). For example,
(a) A 9-page paper with one full page of references = $0 OPC.
(b) A 10-page paper with one full page of references incurs $200.00 in OPC.

For Regular papers that have less than one full page of references, and the paper totals
9+ pages, OPC incur from the 9th page onward. For example,
(a) A 9-page paper with less than one full page of references = $200 OPC.
(b) A 10-page paper with less than one full page of references $400.00 in OPC.

For Communications that have at least one full column of references, and the Communication exceeds 4+ pages, the author receives the 5th page free of OPC (fees apply beginning with the 6th page onward). For example,
(a) A 5-page paper with at least one full column references = $0 OPC.
(b) A 6-page paper with at least one full column incurs $200.00 in OPC.

For Communications that have less than one full column and the Communication exceeds 4+ pages, the author incurs OPC beginning with the 5th page onward. For example,
(a) A 5-page paper with less than one full column of references = $200 OPC.
(b) A 6-page paper with less than one full column of references incurs $400.00 in

If the author will not agree to pay mandatory charges, the author will be required to reduce the length of manuscript prior to final acceptance and scheduling for publication – Paper submission to be reduced to eight printed pages plus one full page of reference; Communication submission to five printed pages including at least one full column of references. The above policy has no relationship to requests by the Editor to reduce very long manuscripts prior to technical review.


Open Access Charges

The open access fee is $2495 USD.

Statement on Plagiarism
IEEE defines plagiarism as the use of someone else’s prior ideas, processes, results, data, algorithms, or words without explicitly acknowledging the original author and/or source. This includes:
•Verbatim copying of another author’s work.
•Paraphrasing, or rewording another author’s text but having the same meaning, is forbidden. (Paraphrasing a small section of a paper is permitted if it is properly cited.)
•Using data from another author’s paper must be properly cited.


IEEE Dataport

As part of the paper submission process, the authors are asked if they have DATA associated with their article. Each author also has the option to link to IEEE DataPort in the submittal system (e.g. IEEE Author Portal and other submittal systems) to upload their dataset, receive a DOI, and then input the DOI into the article submittal system. Please note that the dataset can also be uploaded in advance of starting the article submittal process by going to and then the author would simply input the DOI during the process. If a dataset is uploaded to IEEE DataPort and the DOI is provided during the article submittal process, the dataset will be associated with the article through the publication process. IEEE DataPort is fully integrated with Xplore and readers of published articles in Xplore will be able to link to the dataset in IEEE DataPort. We believe providing the opportunity to store datasets related to articles is valuable because it enhances the article, supports research reproducibility, and helps the author store and manage their research data. Given that the dataset receives its own unique DOI, the dataset will also be an additional citable asset for the author.