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As explained in the Editorial Charter, ACM Transactions on Graphics publishes papers of significant and lasting value in all areas of computer graphics, broadly construed.
TOG accepts manuscript submissions in these categories:
The ACM Publications Policies page addresses issues of plagiarism, copyrights, simultaneous submissions, etc.
The new ACM Author Representations Policy can be found at: http://www.acm.org/publications/policies/author_representations.
Information regarding use of third-party material can be found at: http://www.acm.org/publications/third-party-material
TOG requires that submission are not under review for any other venue.
Manuscripts have to be submitted
TOG manuscripts should be prepared using ACM's authoring templates found at: http://www.acm.org/
Authors are encouraged to keep the presentation concise. It may be appropriate to place content in supplementary electronic material that accompanies the submission. Such supplementary material is made available with the paper in the ACM Digital Library after the paper is published.
Material submitted for review may not identify the authors. This means not providing the names or institutions of the authors on the manuscript, and all other material undergoing. Instead of the names, include the TOG submission ID generated by Manuscript Central (see below). Earlier or largely similar versions of the manuscript that are publicly available (on arxiv, as a technical report, etc) are NOT to be cited, as they would identify the authors. Please include this material using the designation "Supplemental File(s) not for review". It may be helpful to point out differences (if any) as part of this supplemental material. Eearlier work by the same authors that is related but not similar should be cited and referred to a neutral way (i.e., not using pronouns such as "we" or "us"). Make sure that submitted material, in particular PDF files, do not contain information about the authors in the metadata.
The external referees should be anonymous to the authors. Material cannot be made available to referees on websites (other than those used by ACM), as accessing the servers would potentially compromise the anonymity of the referees. Also, modern versions of PDF allow inclusion of a script that informs the creator when the file is accessed. Using this feature will lead to immediate rejection of the paper.
TOG allows submitting manuscripts that are available in essentially the same form, for example on arXiv or as a technical report. Authors are asked to refrain from mentioning that the publicly available manuscript has been submitted to TOG and to provide the public version as supplemental material not for review.
Revised conference papers
TOG allows submitting revised versions of conference or workshop papers; the following guidelines should be considered:
For a paper that has been previously been rejected from another venue (including ACM sponsored conferences such as SIGGRAPH/SIGGRAPH Asia), authors should submit information on how they changed the previous version of the paper. This information should ideally be anonymous and submitted as part of the main document. If necessary, authors can also provide information that identifies them as "Supplemental File(s) not for review".
TOG accepts submissions electronically via Manuscript Central. Authors should go there, create an account and password, login selecting "Transactions on Graphics", and proceed to the Author Center to submit a manuscript. The system will issue a unique ID that should be used in all communications about the submission.
A submitted paper must overcome several hurdles in its quest for publication in ACM Transactions on Graphics.
Our goal is to get your submission out to the graphics community as soon as possible.
The journal submission process is unlike that of a conference, workshop or symposium.
For assistance, please contact the Assistant to the Editor-In-Chief.
Your submission will be returned with one of the following recommendations:
An accept with revisions decision is contingent on the timely submission of a revised manuscript, to ensure the novelty of the contribution. We expect authors to submit revised manuscripts within six months of the decision, unless a request for an extension is granted by the Editor-in-Chief.
The acceptance email will contain the most up-to-date instructions.
We are trying to improve the quality of the PDF and print images too. Please help us with that by verifying that the images in the proofs you receive have not been overly compressed.
Questions regarding the formatting of the final version of the paper should be directed to Chris Miller.
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