ITE Transactions on Media Technology and Applications
ITE Transactions on Media Technology and Applications
Information for Authors
1 General Guideline
ITE Transactions on Media Technology and Applications (ITE Trans. MTA) focus on the technology, design and applications of Multimedia computation, with emphasis given to novel engineering systems, scientific applications, industrial engineering trials, and other related researches not limited to image and video processing. Before submission, authors should read the information for authors. When submitting a manuscript, authors upload the required contents and input the required items at ITE Trans. MTA manuscript submission site. The details of the upload contents and the input items are shown below.
- Title, author names, contact details
- Keywords (maximum 6 keywords)
- Abstract (max 150 words)
- Manuscript file (upload a single PDF file for review)
- The source file (Latex or Word files) of the manuscript file and all the associated data files, figures, tables, photos, etc., which are used for publication after acceptance) (a single ZIP file upload)
- Copyright transfer form (upload)
Latex and Microsoft Word style files for creating manuscripts can be found here. A PDF file converged from the manuscript must be submitted for review. Any modifications of the style file are strictly prohibited. For information about the style files to be used and various regulations, see "Information_for_Authors.tex" or "Information_for_Authors.doc" which is distributed with the style file.
Editorial Office, The Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers, Kikai Shinko Kaikan 403, 3-5-8 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011 Japan
2 Types of Submission
ITE Trans. MTA allows only one types of manuscript: "Paper" a, without page number restriction.
The submitted manuscripts must contain the following:
Is the submitted work original, providing new information that either stands alone or builds upon previous work?
"New information" can mean new in a scientific sense, but also in an engineering sense, where it can include new superior combinations of previous works, new system designs and new applications.
Is the proposition potentially useful for readers of Transactions on MTA?
Media technologies, interface realization, content design and service applications are important new fields in MTA. In these new fields, it is sometimes difficult for authors to demonstrate practicality by quantitative comparisons. In order to encourage authors to submit original work in these new fields, Transactions on MTA accepts qualitative as well as quantitative evaluations.
Are the contents of the manuscript reliable from the reader's viewpoint?
Sufficient evidence should be provided to demonstrate the originality and practicality of the work, with reference to important articles which describe related previous work, discussing how the present work relates to it and establishing that the foundations of the present work are solid.
3 No Duplicate Submission
Submitted manuscripts must not have been published elsewhere. If duplicate submission is found prior to the acceptance, the submission will be withdrawn. In addition, if duplicate submission is found after the submission was accepted, the acceptance will be canceled.
If authors submit manuscripts which are developed versions of conference papers, which have been already presented in international conference, symposium, workshop, etc., authors must cite those related works, and the submitted manuscripts must contain novel parts such as a new proposal,
a new idea, or a result.
4 Process of Submitted Manuscripts
4.1 Registration Procedure
Authors use http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mta for the submission of manuscripts. An email will be sent to the corresponding author immediately after the submission.
4.2 Review Procedure
(1) Submitted manuscripts are reviewed by reviewers selected by ITE Trans. MTA editorial board.
(2) The editorial board will make one of the following decisions.
"Accept" is selected when one of the following two cases is satisfied. First, the submitted manuscript is acceptable, no corrections are necessary. Second, the submitted manuscript is acceptable after English of the manuscript is improved by proof reading, where the recommendation of the English proof reading is made by Associate Editor. The proof reading charge is shown in Section 8.
(b) Minor Revision
"Minor Revision" is selected when the submitted manuscript does not reach the publication quality, but conditions for Accept will be satisfied by authors' revisions. This judgment is made only once. Thus, if the revised manuscript cannot satisfy the conditions for Accept, it will be rejected.
"Reject" is selected when the submitted manuscript does not satisfy the publication criteria in ITE Trans. MTA, i.e., major revisions are necessary or the subjects of the submitted manuscript are not matched to the scope of this journal. Note that Associate Editor may reject the submitted manuscript before assigning reviewers when the quality of its English is quite low.
(3) For manuscripts receiving rejection notices, the revised version of the manuscript may be resubmitted. Upon resubmission, the authors should write the previous paper ID number in the cover letter. The authors can include answer to the comments from the reviewers of the previous review in the resubmission.
(4) If authors who have received rejection notices are not convinced of the review or the decision, they will be able to resubmit the identical manuscript to the initial submission by clearly writing the specific reasons on a cover letter. The deadline for the resubmission is within 60 days of the date of the rejection notice. It shall be limited to once per manuscript.
5 Manuscript Style
5.1 Manuscript Structure
Submitted manuscripts must contain the following subjects.
(2) Name and membership status of each author
(3) Affiliation and address
(4) Abstract (maximum 150 words)
(5) Keywords (maximum 6 keywords)
(6) Main body
(7) Acknowledgement (if necessary, show after conclusion without section number)
(9) Appendix (if necessary)
(10) Biography of each author
Whole parts must be written in English.
5.2 Style of Figures, Tables and Photographs
Figures, tables and photographs shown in submitted manuscripts must satisfy the following points.
(1) All figures, tables and photographs must be made by authors.
(2) All figures, tables and photographs must be shown with their captions.
(3) Resolutions of all figures, tables and photographs must be high enough.
(4) All figures, tables and photographs must be saved on appropriate media for the relevant computer environment.
(5) All figures, tables and photographs must be submitted to make the final manuscript.
5.3 Style of References
References must correctly appear in the format shown below.
(1) When references are written by coauthors, family names and given name initials for each author must be shown.
(2) If the journal names are well-known, they can be abbreviated (refer to the Appendix).
(3) The first letter should be capitalized, with the exception of prepositions and articles.
(4) The year of publication should be written as YYYY format (e.g. 1981) in parentheses. Furthermore, when a month or day of the publication is required, use the format Aug. 1981 or Aug. 1, 1981, respectively.
Books or edited collections
1) A.Rosenfeld and A.C.Kak : "Digital Picture Processing" , Academic Press, New York (1976)
One section of a book
2) V.K.Zworykin and G.A.Morton : "Television", John Wiley & Sons,Inc., New York, pp.927-957 (1954)
3) L.D.Miller : "A New Method of Specifying the Resolving Power of Television Camera Tubes Using the RCA P-300 Test Chart", SMPTE J. 89,4, pp.249-256 (Apr.1980)
4) W.N.Charman : "Three-Dimensional TV System", Appl.Opt., 20,1, pp.14-16 (Jan.1,1981)
5) M.Jacobsen : "Picture Enhancement for PAL-Coded TV-Signals by Digital Processing", 1981 Picture Coding Symposium,7.5, pp.69-70 (June 1981)
Citation of References:
References should be cited by putting the sequential reference number in parentheses (right parenthesis only) in small text to the right of the citation location. References should be written in order of their appearance.
6 Supplemental Contents
6.1 Submission of Video Contents
Submission of video contents related to the manuscript is encouraged in order to accelerate its understanding by readers. If video contents related to an accepted manuscript may be published, they should be provided with the final manuscript.
Video contents will be published at the J-STAGE paper reading page, or shown as a link to YouTube, etc. specified by authors.
(1) Video content publication period: in the case of publication to J-STAGE, the regulations set by the JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency) must be satisfied. In the case of YouTube, etc., video contents should be viewable for at least one year since the date of publication of the manuscript.
(2) Video content size: in the case of publication to J-STAGE, each manuscript may have at most 5 videos with a total file size of at most 50MB. There are no particular restrictions in the case of publication to YouTube, etc.
(3) Relationship with manuscript review: the video contents are provided after the manuscript is accepted, and are not used during the review process.
(4) Procedures for providing video contents: when submitting the final version of the manuscript, in the case of J-STAGE, provide files in the formats listed below with the manuscript. In the case of YouTube, etc., provide its URL.
(5) Copyright: ITE will not bear any responsibility for copyright problems caused by publishing the video contents, problems caused by broken hyperlinks, the suitability of the videos to their related manuscript, or other problems related to the video contents. Such problems are the responsibility of authors.
6.2 J-STAGE Electronic Appendix Public Formats
1. File types
· Image: bmp, gif, jpeg, jpg, tiff, rgb, xbm, xwd
· Video: mpeg, mpg, mpe, qt, mov, avi, movie, igs, iges, msh, mesh, silo, wrl, vrml, wmv
· Audio: au, snd, mid, kar, mpga, mp2, mp3, aif, aiff, aifc, ram, rm, rpm, ra, wav,
· Text: html, htm, asc, txt, rtx, rtf, sgml, sgm, xml, pdf, dvi, latex, tex, texinfo, texi
· Archive: izh, cpio, z, gtar, gz, tar, zip
(Note) It is possible to use Word and Excel files. Note that if the corresponding software is unavailable on the viewer's PC, they will not be able to view the files.
2. File size
· 50MB per manuscript
3. Number of files
· 5 files per manuscript
The above supplemental contents must contain the title of the data.
Generally, submitted manuscripts will be published in the ITE Trans. MTA after the acceptance. Prior to the publication, authors must proofread the galley proofs only once. As a rule, authors may change only misprints. Any modifications of the manuscripts are not accepted.
If the submitted manuscript is accepted, there is an obligation to pay the publication fee prior to the publication. If the manuscript (Paper and Letter) is submitted until March 2013, the publication fee is free. The publication fee of submission after March 2013 will be announced soon.
Authors must note the following points even if their manuscript is published until March 2013.
(1) Editing charge payment: A fee of 2,000 yen per page will be charged for publishing manuscripts submitted in the Microsoft Word style file format.
(2) English proof reading charge: In the case that Associate Editor decides that proof reading is necessary prior to publication, a fee of 7,000 yen per page will be charged.
The copyrights of all articles in the Transactions published by the ITE are automatically transferred to the ITE. Authors are required to sign and submit a completed "Copyright Transfer From" prior to publication by the ITE.
"Copyright Transfer Form" can be downloaded here.
The details of the copyright transfer rule are shown below.
Contact Information about Copyright:
Editorial Office (firstname.lastname@example.org)
As a rule, the copyright for the articles published in the Journal of ITE belongs to the Institute, so we request that you submit a copyright transfer form.
Recently, across all fields a situation where rights are claimed can be predicted. To deal with this, we have established the copyright regulations described below. We accept copyright transfer forms from the authors so that the transfer of copyright is performed clearly.
This prevents unexpected situations with copyright and explicitly documents the stance of the author as well as the Institute towards infringement by a third party. We believe that this protects the copyright, so we request that authors co-operate in submitting a copyright transfer form when making their submission.
In addition, the main purpose of affiliating with the ITE is to contribute to the Journal CD-ROM edition or the Technical Information Research Electronic Dictionary Encyclopedia, and protection of copyright. Contributing the same document for profit to another Journal requires the permission of the Institute, even if the author of the document is the same. However, for non-profit reasons, the author is may use their document freely.
The use of the document in electronic form is included in the copyright. That will be managed by the following method:
The Institute will not
interfere or hinder by making complaints or allegations when the author
reproduces, translates or makes an adaptation of their own article. However, if the translation or the
article in its part or entirety is used for profit in another publication,
please make a proposal to the executive office and clearly state the source.
Furthermore, when dealing with Web or CD-ROM materials, please make the proposal as described above.
Also, when using only a part of a document, please clearly state the source below the caption.
(2) In the following cases, the author and Institute will make a separate agreement in the case that the transfer of copyright to the Institute is problematic.
(a) The author does not particularly desire the transfer of copyright, such as in the case of articles for special classes at conferences.
The article contents relate not
only to the personal copyright of the author, but also to the organization the
author is affiliated with, and it is not possible to obtain the organization's
consent for copyright transfer.
However, in this case, there are already plans for the below-mentioned secondary uses (since the intent is non-profit, the actual publication will occur earlier) for which we would like to obtain your consent. If it is possible to obtain this consent in advance, the Institute will draft a "Reproduction Consent Request" and send it. The Institute is a non-profit organization, however if this consent is not obtained, then the author's submission will be excluded from the secondary uses.
National Institute of Information Scholarly and Academic Information Portal CiNii (URL: http://ge.nii.ac.jp/genii/jsp/index.jsp) after 3 months since publication have passed. For unregistered people or non-members the paper will be published after 2 years.
It is hoped that you will author the manuscript after agreeing to the above policies.
Also, when quoting information from other journals, please understand the following:
(1) Be aware of the copyright of the paper that you are quoting.
(2) Obtain prior permission for the use of figures, tables or photographs from other libraries or journals.
Copyright Transfer Rule
1 This rule describes fundamental issues on the copyrights of the works that are edited or published by the Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers (hereinafter referred to as "the ITE").
2 Supplementary definitions of terms for this rule are as follows:
Copyright: copyright rights provided in the Japanese Copyright Law Articles 21 through 28,
Work: work provided in the Japanese Copyright Law Article 2.1.1, and
Author: author or authors provided in the Japanese Copyright Law Article 2.1.2.
3 Unless otherwise negotiated between the ITE and the author, copyrights of works that are to be edited or published by the ITE shall be transferred from the author to the ITE.
4.1 Copyright transfer to the ITE is accomplished by submitting the complete ITE copyright transfer form to the ITE.
4.2 If the work described in the said copyright transfer form is not to be published or edited by the ITE, the said copyright transfer form shall be void and sent back to the author.
4.3 If it is not possible to apply the above condition due to special circumstances, the Institute will hold a discussion on the matter upon the Author's request.
4.4 The special circumstances mentioned above include the case where the copyright transfer is difficult because the copyright belongs to the organization the Author is affiliated with and the case where the Institute has issued a special request to the Author.
5.1 The author can use the transferred work provided that an advance permission is granted by the ITE in the case the said work is beyond the range of limitations on exclusive rights that are provided in the Japanese Copyright Law Articles 30 through 43. The author shall clearly state that the ITE owns the copyright of the said work.
5.2 If the Author intends to use the Institute-copyrighted Work for non-profit purposes, the above condition does not apply and consent from the Institute is not required.
5.3 If the Author has obtained consent to use the Institute-copyrighted Work based on Number 1, or when Number 2 applies, the Author needs to clearly state that the Copyright for the Work belongs to the Institute when using the Work.
5.4 If the author uses the transferred work within the range of limitations on the exclusive rights that are provided in the Japanese Copyright Law Articles 30 through 43, the ITE and the author shall obey the said articles.
6 In the case of conflict with the third party on the contents of the work that is edited or published by the ITE, the author shall deal with the issue as the principal.
7 If the third party is found to violate the copyright owned by the ITE, the ITE shall deal with the issue and eliminate the infringement consulting with the author.
8 This rule is applied to the works that were edited or published by the ITE before this rule came into effect.
1.Enacted December 16, 2002
2.Partially revised July 30, 2008
3.Partially revised March 22, 2012
4. The Transactions on Media Technology and Applications (MTA) is a journal published in
Japan, and the Copyright Law mentioned above refers to the Copyright Law of Japan.
Note that although we have recently published video contents that were provided from all of the authors as described below, the copyrights for the video contents remain with the authors. Please bear in mind that there is no need to transfer those copyrights.
10 Appendix: Journal Name Abbreviations
Name of Journal
Appl. Phys. Lett.
Aviation Week & Space Tech.
BBC Research Dept. Rep.
Bell Labs Tech.J.
Broadcasting & Cable
COMSAT Tech. Rev.
EBU Tech. Rev.
IBM J. Res. & Dev.
IEE Proc. Circuits, Devices & Syst.
IEE Proc. Commun.
IEE Proc. Microwaves Antennas & Propag.
IEE Proc. Rader, Sonar & Navigation
IEEE Antennas & Prop. Mag.
IEEE Circuits & Devices Mag.
IEEE Commun. Mag.
IEEE Commun. Lett.
IEEE Comput. Graphics & Appl. Mag.
IEEE Intelligent Sys. & Appl.
IEEE IT Pro.
IEEE J. Lightwave Tech.
IEEE J. Quantum Electron.
IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits
IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun.
IEEE Multimedia Mag.
IEEE Personal Commun.
IEEE Phot. Tech. Lett.
IEEE Trans. Aerosp. & Electron. Syst.
IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propag.
IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng.
IEEE Trans. Broadcast.
IEEE Trans. Circuits & Syst.
IEEE Trans. Comput.
IEEE Trans. Comput. ADIC & Syst.
IEEE Trans. Consum. Electron.
IEEE Trans. Electromagn. Compat.
IEEE Trans. Electron. Devices
IEEE Trans. Fuzzy Syst.
IEEE Trans. mage Process.
IEEE Trans. Inf. Thech.
IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory
IEEE Trans. Instrum. & Meas.
IEEE Trans. Knowledge & Date Eng.
IEEE Trans. Magn.
IEEE Trans. Medical Imaging
IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory & Tech.
IEEE Trans. on Multimedeia
IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci.
IEEE Trans. on Robotic & Aut.
IEEE Trans. Signal Process.
IEEE Trans. Syst., Man & Cybernetics
IEEE Trans. Vehicular Tech.
IEEE Trans. VLSI Syst.
Applied Physics Letters
Aviation Week & Space Technology
BBC Research Department Report
Bell Labs Technical Journal
Broadcasting & Cable
COMSAT Technical Review
EBU Technical Review
IBM Journal of Research and Development
IEE Proceedings Circuits, Devices and Systems
IEE Proceedings Communications
IEE Proceedings Microwaves Antennas and Propagation
IEE Proceedings Rader, Sonar and Navigation
IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine
IEEE Circuits & Devices Magazine
IEEE Communications Magazine
IEEE Communications Letters
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications Magazine
IEEE Intelligent Systems and Their Applications
IEEE IT Professional
IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology
IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits
IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
IEEE Multimedia Magazine
IEEE Personal Communications
IEEE Photonics Technology Letters
IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I II
IEEE Transactions on Computers
IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems(M)
IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
IEEE Transactions on Electronics Compatibility
IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices
IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
IEEE Transactions on Information Technology
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement
IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Date Engineering
IEEE Transactions on Magnetics
IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
IEEE Transactions on Multimedeia
IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
IEEE Transactions on Robotic and Automation
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems
Name of Journal
Image Comm. (Eur.)
Int. Broadcast Eng.
Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.
J. Appl. Phys.
J. Magn. & Materials
J. J. Opt. Soc. Am.-A,B
J. Spacecr. & Rockets
J. Int. SID
J. Visual Commun. & Image
Phys. Rev. B
Phys. Rev. Lett.
Image Communication (Eurasip)
International Broadcast Engineer
Japanese Journal of Applied Physics
Journal of Applied Physics
Journal of Magnetism and Materials
Journal of the Optical Society of America-A,B
Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets
Journal of the Society for Information Display
Journal of Visual Communications and Image
Physical Review B
Physical Review Letter
Proceedings of the IEEE