Computer Graphics Forum

Cover image for Vol. 36 Issue 7

Edited By: Hao (Richard) Zhang and Min Chen

Impact Factor: 1.611

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 44/106 (Computer Science Software Engineering)

Online ISSN: 1467-8659

Author Guidelines

If you are planning to submit a paper to Computer Graphics Forum, here is some help which will greatly improve your chances of being accepted and seeing your paper appear swiftly.

Preparing a paper

Please refer to the Computer Graphics Forum guidelines available at

Papers must be in English, and UK rather than US English is used.

CGF does not impose strict maximum lengths for submitted papers, though papers should only be as long as their content would justify. It is recommended that technical full papers be up to 10 pages (in CGF latex style, including all images, but excluding references), and survey papers be up to 20 pages (excluding references). Reviewers might rate a submission lower if it is perceived as being unnecessarily long. Authors are encouraged to use supplementary documents to provide extra content.

Submitting a paper

All manuscripts should be submitted online at All parts of the manuscript must be available in an electronic format. Full instructions and support are available on the site and a user ID and password can be obtained on the first visit.

Support can be contacted by phone (+1 434 817 2040 ext. 167), e-mail (

Please note that manuscripts must be in PDF format.

Refereeing the paper

We use a panel of referees (listed in the journal) and other referees as necessary. We are a genuinely international journal and you should expect your paper to be understandable in any continent.

Submission of additional electronic materials

Computer Graphics Forum is also available electronically to EG members through the EG Digital Library at Authors can and are therefore encouraged to submit multimedia attachments such as movies, virtual worlds, presentations, etc. that illustrate or support their contributions to the Eurographics Digital Library. Authors of accepted papers are also encouraged to optimize their papers for electronic delivery of content. For more instructions please refer to the guidelines here.

Exclusive Licence Form. 
If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the non-standard ELF

If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the Computer Graphics Forum non-standard ELF to sign. The terms and conditions of the non-standard ELF can be previewed below:

Terms and Conditions. Please do not complete this PDF until you are prompted to login into Author Services as described above.

Note to Contributors on Deposit of Accepted Version

Funder arrangements

Certain funders, including the NIH, members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) and Wellcome Trust require deposit of the Accepted Version in a repository after an embargo period. Details of funding arrangements are set out at the following website: Please contact the Journal production editor if you have additional funding requirements.


Wiley has arrangements with certain academic institutions to permit the deposit of the Accepted Version in the institutional repository after an embargo period. Details of such arrangements are set out at the following website:

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

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit

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:

Early View
Computer Graphics Forum is covered by Wiley's Early View service. Early View articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in an issue. Articles are therefore available as soon as they are ready, rather than having to wait for the next scheduled issue. Early View articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication, and the authors’ final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. The nature of Early View articles means that they do not yet have volume, issue or page numbers, so Early View articles cannot be cited in the traditional way. They are therefore given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue.

Free access to the final PDF offprint or 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

Online Open
OnlineOpen is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose funding agency requires grantees to archive the final version of their article. With OnlineOpen, the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in the funding agency's preferred archive. For the full list of terms and conditions, see

Any authors wishing to send their paper OnlineOpen will be required to complete the payment form available from our website at:

Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform an Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper OnlineOpen if you do not wish to. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.

Pre-submission English-language editing
Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English. A list of independent suppliers of editing services can be found at All services are paid for and arranged by the author, and use of one of these services does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication.

Graphical Table of Contents
CGF's table of contents will now be presented in graphical form with a brief abstract. The table of contents entry must include the article title, the authors' names, no more than 60 words of text summarising the key findings presented in the paper and a figure that best represents the scope of the paper. Table of contents entries should be submitted at the time of acceptance. The image supplied should fit within the dimensions of 50mm x 60mm, and be fully legible at this size.