IEEE SA Contributors Collection is a free, publicly accessible platform dedicated to publishing the documents contributed by participants during the development of IEEE standards. Contributions may be different types of documents ranging from pure research to technical analysis, complete technical specifications and use cases. These contributions may or may not be directly implemented or referenced in the final standard. Additionally, these documents may be in many formats including presentations, text documents and many others.
Material Submission Requirements
The following criteria are required in order to post your material to IEEE SA Contributors Collection:
Written in English
Free of offensive or plagiarized content
Includes permission to reuse previously published or copyrighted material licensed under the applicable Creative Commons license, if applicable
Submission shall be in the exact form submitted to the identified working group. No document restrictions, e.g., “Company Confidential,” “IEEE P1234 Working Group Use Only,” are permitted. Documents should use common fonts (Helvetica, Arial, Time New Roman, etc.) and formats to assure broadest readability.
All submissions will be screened prior to acceptance. Submissions made by third parties or on behalf of a third party, e.g., a company, organization, university, will be declined.
How to Submit a Contribution
Follow these steps to submit material to IEEE SA Contributors Collection:
Start your new submission by selecting the appropriate subject category from the dropdown menu.
On the next screen, you can upload your contribution's file(s) by dragging and dropping or browsing. You may embed your figures and tables in your text file or upload figures and tables separately. Additional or supplementary material can also be uploaded. Please note that each individual file should not exceed 10 MB.
Once your files are uploaded, you will have a chance to edit your submission's metadata. Select the category that best describes the topic of your contribution. Add keyword(s) that best represent the main idea of your contribution. Make sure that your title and description accurately reflect your contribution so that readers can find it easily. Add co-authors by name, email address, or ORCID number. Include any links to related content as needed. Select your license and, if you wish, upload any additional files. Once everything is ready, click the Submit button in the bottom right corner of the page.
You will receive a confirmation email once the submission is received and a second email after a moderator has screened your submission and has decided if it can be posted to IEEE SA Contributors Collection. You can expect to receive the second email within 4 business days of submission. Your submission will be kept private until posted publicly by the moderator.
All submissions to Contributors Collection are screened prior to acceptance. Submissions are not peer reviewed which means that content is not screened for technical merit, completeness, or novelty. Additionally, submissions are not edited or typeset.
Submitted documents are vetted for appropriateness and then their submission status is confirmed by WG volunteer leadership for acceptance on the platform. All submissions are checked for offensive content (i.e., content that is disrespectful, abusive, or derogatory). Any content found to be plagiarized or offensive will be declined, as will nonscientific content or content that is not technical in nature (e.g., news, advertisements, and calls for papers). Content which does not fall within Contributors Collection’s scope will be declined.
Decisions may be appealed by sending an email clearly explaining the reason for appeal to firstname.lastname@example.org. All correspondence must include the contribution’s title for reference.
During the submission process, you will be asked to select a Creative Commons license for your material:
CC BY 4.0 (Attribution only) allows others to copy, reuse, adapt, and build upon your work, including for commercial purposes, as long as the content is attributed to you.
CC BY-SA 4.0 (Attribution-ShareAlike) allows others to copy, reuse, adapt, and build upon your work, including for commercial purposes, as long as the content is attributed to you and the adapted work is distributed under the same license as the original.
CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 (Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike) allows others to copy, reuse, adapt, and build upon your work for non-commercial purposes, as long as the content is attributed to you and the adapted work is distributed under the same license as the original.
CC0 1.0 (Public Domain Dedication) allows others to copy, reuse, adapt, and build upon your work for any purpose without attribution; all your rights in the work are waived and the work is dedicated to the public domain. You may not use this selection if your work contains material copyrighted by anyone other than you, unless the copyright owner places their material in the public domain.
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Only an author can agree to the licensing and dissemination of his or her content on Contributors Collection. Therefore, only the author of a contribution may submit the contribution to Contributors Collection. Submissions made by third parties or on behalf of a third party, e.g., a company, organization, university, without identified authors, will be declined.
Removing Content from Contributors Collection
All submitted materials on IEEE SA Contributors Collection receive Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs), making them part of the citable scientific record and indexable by external services such as CrossRef and Google Scholar. As such, no materials may be removed from Contributors Collection. If it is discovered that there are errors in a submission and the author wishes to withdraw it, the material will still appear in Contributors Collection but it will be marked as "withdrawn" and annotated with comments explaining the reason for the withdrawal. In an extraordinary situation in which it is deemed necessary to remove access to submitted material (e.g., a fraudulent contribution, a duplicate contribution, or copyright infringement), the original metadata record will be retained but the record will be annotated with a note explaining the reason for removal.