Posting your Article for ETAI Review
ETAI's public reviewing scheme requires that every submitted article must
be available over the Internet in a secure fashion, so that it remains
on-line in a tamper-free way. There are three ways of arranging this.
- First Publication Archives: The article is published (without
review) by an organization that commits to keeping it on-line for
a long period (at least 20 years) and in a secure way.
- Computing Research Repository (CoRR): The article is issued
as a department technical report and is deposited in the
newly-organized Computing Research Repository (CoRR).
- Posted Copy of Printed Article: The article has already been
published in a conference proceedings; the author puts a copy of it
on-line on his or her home page on the web, and some safety measures
are taken to verify that the on-line version is identical to the one
in the conference proceedings.
Here's what you have to do as an author in each of these cases:
- First Publication Archives: Get in touch with one of the
ETAI approved FPA's, and arrange to have your article published
there. If your own university or institute has its own FPA, then
talk to them, otherwise contact the ETAI secretariat for
The FPA method is easy to use if your article has been prepared
using Latex, since then it is only a question of reformatting it
with the ETAI standard style
file (plus making those corrections that may
be necessary because of the change of linewidth etc). If you have
prepared your manuscript using Word or Framemaker, or if you have
it in HTML form, then the matter is slightly more complicated but
it can still be done.
- Computing Research Repository: This method can be used if your
department or institute has an organized system for publishing
technical reports in electronic form.
In this case, you can choose the format required or recommended
for the tech-report series, as long as it uses a reasonable size
(A4 or American letter size paper). You are also welcome to use the
ETAI style file if you wish; this has the advantage that the article
is then ready for ETAI journal publication after acceptance.
- Posted Copy of Printed Article: This method can be used if
you are submitting an article that has already been published in a
widely available conference proceedings, and you can also
put it on-line (e.g. on your web page), and if it is
consistent with your agreement with the publisher of the conference
proceedings that you do so. In this case, you have to sign a simple
statement confirming that these conditions apply, that you will
keep the article on-line at least for the duration of the reviewing
period, and that you approve a certain backup arrangement.
You are welcome to use whichever method is the most convenient for you.
Latest update: 9.2.1999; Position code: C.etai.authors.post.