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The IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement (TIM) is the technical journal of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, and is published monthly. The Transactions serves as the forum for publishing original scholarly papers, that are primarily in the fields of instrumentation and measurement. The published papers are available to all members via the IEEE Xplore.  Manuscripts submitted to this Transactions ( should describe original work in instrumentation and measurement (click to see Scope of Transactions). The manuscript must be exclusively submitted to this journal, must not have been published before, and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.  For further information, see Instructions for Authors at for Manuscript Preparation, Submission, and Tracking. (If you are not registed, you will need to do so in order to see the Author Instructions.)

Transactions Upcoming Issue Table-of-Contents - The table-of-contents for the upcoming TIM issue can be viewed here:

December, 2015        January, 2016

Rapid Posting - TIM papers that have been accepted for publication and after their authors have approved their proofs are Rapid Posted on the IEEE Xplore, while waiting for their specific publications issue. These paper can be accessed on the Instrumentation and Measurement Transactions web page on the IEEE Xplore (, under Early Access articles at the top of the page.

Special Issues/Sections - Transactions offer extended technical papers from the society-sponsored conferences and workshops. Submission of a special-issue manuscript requires specific and additional disclosures and acknowledgements. Additional submission requirements are available in the Special Issue Section.

IEEE Copyright Form - It is the policy of the IEEE to own the copyright to the technical contributions that it publishes. To comply with this policy under the U.S. Copyright Law, an electronic Copyright Form must be submitted at the time of manuscript submission, according to the instructions given in the submission pages of the submission web site at The instructions also outline the rights of the authors to the intellectual property, material reuse and other related matters.

Guide to Estimating Number of Printed Pages - Regular and special issues require Authors to pay an overlength page fee for every page or fraction thereof beyond the free limit of 8 pages. Approximately three double-spaced (12-point font, 26 lines per page) typewritten pages will make one printed page. Approximately six single-column figures having a 1:1 aspect ratio will fit on one printed page. More information, as well as the required overlength fee can be found in the submission pages of the submission web site at

Transactions Metrics - Transactions metrics are updated monthly and can be viewed at:

September 2015 Metrics      October 2015 Metrics

Short Papers - TIM publishes also Short Papers.  For more information click on Short Papers. Authors of Short Papers are required to pay a mandatory overlength page charge for each page or fraction thereof beyond the FIRST page. More information on the required fee can be found in the submission pages of the submission web site at

Andy Chi Best Paper Award - This award is given each year to the author, or authors, of the outstanding paper published in the Transactions of the I&M Society during the previous year. Its purposes are; 1) to emphasize the importance of good authorship and timeliness of subject matter and 2) to stimulate interest in the Transactions.     Andy Chi Best Paper Award Qualifications         Andy Chi Best Paper Recipient List


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