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The IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications letters option allows authors to submit succinct manuscripts. While submissions to the letters option will have a faster review process, the review will be as rigorous as that for a regular paper. The lean format is meant to promote ideas not sacrifice rigor. Therefore, only papers submitted for the letters option will be considered as letters.  Regular papers will not be reduced to accommodate the letters format.  When accepted, the letter will be immediately processed and posted to IEEE Xplore soon after. All letters will be collected together in the same issues as regular manuscripts.

Material that has been previously copyrighted, published, or accepted for publication will not be considered for publication. This includes conference papers that have been accepted or already published in the proceedings of a conference.

Manuscript Format & Submissions

Submitted papers for the Letters option should be no more than 4 pages (single-spaced double-column IEEE Transactions template) in content, with the understanding that in incorporating reviewer comments, the final manuscript including references can be no longer than 5 pages. Supplementary material (up to three pages) can include mathematical proofs and additional references that are not immediately necessary to follow the flow of the paper and, if the paper is accepted, will be included on IEEE Xplore.

Papers are to be submitted through the ScholarOne ManuscriptCentral portal. Please select the “Transactions Letter Submissions” manuscript type.

For further instructions on how to submit a paper through ScholarOne, please see the “Manuscript Submissions” page.