International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering

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Edited By: Inder J. Bahl

Impact Factor: 0.538

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 95/102 (Computer Science Interdisciplinary Applications); 193/249 (Engineering Electrical & Electronic)

Online ISSN: 1099-047X

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  • The journal operates an online submission and peer review system that allows authors to submit articles online and track their progress, throughout the peer-review process, via a web interface. All manuscripts must be submitted online at ScholarOne Manuscripts, located at Full instructions and support are available on the site, and a user ID and password can be obtained on the first visit. Please have the following information ready:

    For each author:

    • title (e.g. Dr., Prof.)
    • first name, middle initial, and last name
    • order of appearance in the list of authors
    • e-mail address
    • primary (work) telephone number
    • primary (work) fax number
    • postal address, including department institution

Full title of manuscript
Short title, of up to 42 spaces and characters
Abstract for the manuscript (up to 200 words)
Subject-matter key words (up to six) for the manuscript
Suggested (at least five) and/or excluded reviewers (include name, e-mail address, and institution

Required Electronic Files
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manuscript: text only, in Microsoft Word, or WordPerfect
illustrations:will need to be uploaded individually, one file for each cited figure number, in JPEG or TIFF format ScholarOne Manuscripts does not accept a single file upload with embedded illustrations
list of captions for each figure and table
brief biographies: in Microsoft Word or WordPerfect (up to 200 words) author photos: in JPEG or TIFF format

Optional Required Files
manuscript with embedded illustrations in PDF file format
supplemental materail to aid the reviewers (including auxiliary document, figure and table files)
multimedia files (including datasets, audio and video files) On completion of a successful submission, a confirmation screen with manuscript will appear and you will receive an e-mail confirming that the manuscript has been received by the journal. If you do not receive an email acknowledgment that your paper has been received, it means that your submission is incomplete. Please re-enter the site and double-check that you have reviewed and clicked ‘submit’ on screen twelve and/or contact tech support by phone (888-503-1050), e-mail (, or via the red Get Help Now link on the upper right-hand corner of the login screen.

  • No article can be published unless accompanied by a signed copyright agreement, which serves as a transfer of copyright from author to publisher. Copyright in published papers will be vested in the publisher. The form to be used can be downloaded in PDF format at . Only original papers will be accepted.

  • The language of the journal is English.

  • The references should be numbered consecutively in the order of their appearance and should be complete, following AMS style, including the authors' initials, the title of the paper, the date, and the name of the journal or sponsoring society. Compile references on a separate sheet at the end of the manuscript. See examples below.

    1. D.S. McDowall and V.F. Fusco, Electromagnetic far field pattern modeling for an active antenna module, Microwave Opt Technol Lett 6 (1963), 275-277.

    2. R.C. Booton, Computational methods for electromagnetics and microwaves, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1992.

    3. M. Guglielmi, Z.M. Lu, J.A. Encinar, S.T. Peng, and A.A. Oliner, Metal-strip-loaded rectangular dielectric rod leaky-wave antennas: Experimental verification of a new simple theory, 1990 IEEE AP-S International Symposium, Dallas, May 1990, pp. 1922-1925.

  • Where possible, material intended for footnotes should be inserted in the text as parenthetical material.

  • Figures and tables should be professionally prepared and submitted in a form suitable for reproduction (camera-ready copy). It is the usual practice to submit drawings that are twice the size of the final figures. Computer-generated graphs are acceptable only if they have been printed with a good quality laser printer and have acceptable standard lettering.

    To ensure that your digital graphics are suitable for print purposes, please go to RapidInspector™ at . This free, stand-alone software application will help you to inspect and verify illustrations right on your computer.

    Manuscripts should not be more than 25 pages long, including artwork. The paper should be reasonably subdivided into sections and, if necessary, subsections. Supply numbers and captions for all tables and figures. Compile this information on a separate sheet. Figures and tables with numbers and captions can be mingled with the text in the original submission.

    High quality, black and white, glossy photographs are required for halftone reproduction. All color figures will be reproduced in full color in the online edition of the journal at no cost to authors. Authors are requested to pay the cost of reproducing color figures in print. Authors are encouraged to submit color illustrations that highlight the text and convey essential scientific information. For best reproduction, bright, clear colors should be used. Dark colors against a dark background do not reproduce well; please place your color images against a white background wherever possible. Please contact David Njoroge at

  • It is the authors' responsibility to obtain written permission to reproduce material which has appeared in another publication.

  • Authors are cautioned to type--wherever possible--all mathematical symbols, equations, and formulas. If these must be handwritten, write clearly and leave ample space above and below for printers' marks; use only ink. All Greek or unusual symbols should be identified in the margin the first time they are used. Distinguish in the margins upper and lower case, wherever confusion may occur (e.g. k, K, k). Underline with a wavy line all vector quantities. Use fractional exponents to avoid radical signs.

  • In the final copy of the accepted manuscript, figures and tables should be placed separate from the text, and be at least twice as large as the final printed version. The editor will inform the author of additional information and documents needed for the publication of the accepted manuscript.

  • Manuscripts and illustrations not conforming to the above requirements will be returned to the author and will have to be resubmitted for a future issue of the journal.

  • Corresponding authors: Effective in 2010, in lieu of a complimentary copy, free access to the final PDF offprint of your article will be available via Author Services only. Please therefore sign up for Author Services if you would like to access your article PDF offprint and enjoy the many other benefits the service offers. Should you wish to purchase additional copies of your article, please click on the link and follow the instructions provided:

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    For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement

    If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

    CTA Terms and Conditions

    For authors choosing OnlineOpen

    If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

    Creative Commons Attribution License OAA

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    If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit:

    Publication Ethics and CrossCheck

    CrossCheck is a multi-publisher initiative to screen published and submitted content for originality. To find out more about CrossCheck visit By submitting your manuscript to MMCE you accept that your manuscript may be screened, using the iThenticate tool, for textual similarity to other previously published works.

    This journal is a member of and subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics. More detailed information can be found at:
    COPE - Committee on Publication Ethics

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