When an author submits a researcher paper to the IEEE ARGENCON 2020, this manuscript must be an original work.

Authors of a research paper should ensure that the article is an original work of listed authors, it was not previously published, nor was it sent to any other publication or conference.

Please note that originality is not required for students papers (short papers in this conference).


For a person to be considered as an author listed in the article, IEEE requires the simultaneous fulfillment of following three criteria:

  • Has made a important intellectual contribution to theoretical development, system, experimental design, prototype development, and / or analysis and interpretation of the data that are associated with the work described in the article.
  • Has contributed to the draft of the article, its evaluation (reviewing) and / or modification (revising ), in relation to its intellectual content.
  • Has approved the final version of the article as it was accepted for submission, including references.

People who have contributed, but do not meet all the points mentioned above, may appear in the Acknowledgments section of the article. The omission of an author who has contributed to the article, or the inclusion of a person who has not fully met the authorship requirements, is considered a violation of IEEE publications ethics.

If you are collaborating with other authors to publish an article, everyone should agree which author will be appointed as corresponding author. A corresponding author is the point of contact between authors and the publication where the article is sent. In addition to all the authorship criteria described above, the corresponding author is also responsible for:

  • Include, as co-authors, all appropriate people and none inappropriate.
  • Obtain, from all co-authors, their consent to be appointed as corresponding author, as well as their approval for final version of the article, as is was accepted for publication.
  • Keep all approved co-authors informed about current status of an article submitted for publication. This includes to provide all co-authors with copies of the reviewers’ comments, and a copy of the published version, if necessary.

Tip: Select the corresponding author of your article before sending it to a publication. Co-authors remain responsible for the submitted paper since is reviewed and published under their names.

Citations, references, bibliography.

You should always cite any source used in your work. As references are required in several cases, following guidelines could be useful:

Direct quotation : place literal text, from another source, between quotes. Use text indentation for longer quotes. Include a reference for the original source.
Paraphrasing or summary : Include a reference when retrieving or summarizing information from another source, including ideas, processes, arguments or conclusions.
Data , research results, information, charts or tables : cite the original source when referring, adapting or reusing any information from another source.
Please note that the same rules apply to your own work previously published . In case of doubt, it is always better to cite.


IEEE defines plagiarism as the use of another person’s ideas, processes, results, or words, without explicitly recognizing the original author and source. Plagiarism, in any form, is unacceptable and is considered a serious violation of professional conduct, with potentially serious ethical and legal consequences. ( IEEE Publishing Products and Services Board Operations Manual , Section 8.2.1 .B.7.)

All IEEE articles, for journals and conferences, are analyzed for plagiarism before publication in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library. This occurs after after the article has been accepted and selected for publication.

Inappropriate use of referencing

Citing an irrelevant source, for the sole purpose of inflating citation metrics, is considered a violation of ethics. Only cite relevant sources that legitimately contribute to your article according to the criteria described above.


While some self-citation may be desirable, authors should avoid overly citing their previous work to inflate their citation count. Authors should also avoid a self-citation that could violate the double-blind review process.

Report your data accurately

Readers of your article rely on you to communicate your research findings fully and report your data accurately. Ensure you are showing the full picture by avoiding fabrication, falsification, and image manipulation during your research and when you are writing or revising your article. We define things that you should avoid in the preparation of your work:

Fabrication: Invent data or results.
Falsification: manipulation of research materials, equipment or processes, or change or omission of data or results.
Image manipulation : excessive or inappropriate adjustment of an image that alters the scientific meaning of the image.

As Researcher, publish original research

When submitting your article for publication to IEEE, it should: contain original research that has not been published before; and not be submitted to any other publication while you await a peer review decision.

IEEE recognizes that technical research is often published first as a conference article with preliminary findings. As those initial findings become fully developed, the conference article can evolve into a journal article which contains your more developed research and conclusions. IEEE supports this evolutionary publishing process provided that:

  • Both the conference and journal articles undergo standard peer review.
  • The journal article contains substantially more technical information than the conference article.
  • The journal article cites the conference article and clearly indicates how the two articles differ.

As rule of thumb, you should verify that there is at least a 40% difference in more, in the original content of the new article when compared to the previous article.

The manuscript must not have been previously published, or accepted for publication elsewhere, either in its entirety (including book chapters) or in part (including text paragraphs or exhibitions), either in English or another language.

If the manuscript contains materials that overlap with the work previously published, that is in the press, or that is being considered for publication elsewhere, the Author should cite this in the manuscript. The Author must also notify ARGENCON 2020 Committee of this related work, at the time of submission. Authors should explicitly cite their own previous works and ideas, even when the work or ideas are not cited verbatim or paraphrased in the manuscript. If the manuscript includes exact phrases or paragraphs that appear in another work of the Author, the material must be enclosed in quotation marks and properly cited so as not to compromise the double-blind review process.

Note that strict originality will not be required for student papers.

Updated: Removal of the limit in submissions for Committee members

On September 14, 2020, the Organizing Committee has made the decision to remove the submission limit for the members of the Organizing Committee and members of the Scientific Committee of the Congress. Therefore, if you are a Member of any of such Committees, you can send the number of papers you want, of any kind, as author or co-author, to the IEEE ARGENCON 2020. When doing so, you must indicate that your are member of any of these Committees, in the submission form. The Organizing Committee will prepare, in these cases, an evaluation circuit that is separate from the normal circuit of reviewers, in order to ensure the transparency of the review process, and equal opportunities for all authors. This alternative review process will be governed by the same evaluation criteria, depending on the kind of paper, which were already defined in the Call for Papers page.

Conflict of interests

Authors should avoid conflicts of interest or the appearance of conflicts of interest throughout the research process. A conflict of interest is any event known to a participant in the publication process such that, if it is revealed later, it would make a reader feel reasonably deceived, (or an author, reviewer or editor feels defensive). If there are doubts about whether a circumstance represents a conflict, the authors should contact the Scientific Committee, so that it can assess its importance.

Double-blind reviewing

ARGENCON 2020 follows a double-blind review process, by which the Authors do not know the reviewers and vice versa. Authors should respect the confidentiality of the review process and should not be disclosed to reviewers, and vice versa. For example, the manuscript should not include any information through which any Author identity can be inferred to a Reviewer. Authors should not publish the work they have submitted to websites where they can be easily discovered by potential reviewers, including working documents and previous drafts.

About Persons

Authors have the responsibility to preserve and protect the privacy, dignity, well-being and freedom of the Persons and of the participants in the research. Informed consent must be requested from all human subjects. Should confidentiality or anonymity is requested, it must be respected. Papers that involve human subjects (surveys, simulations, interviews) must meet the requirements of the jurisdiction in which the event takes place.

Copyright-related aspects

Authors should review their manuscripts for possible violations of the copyright law (for example, when permits are needed for references, works of art or tables taken from other publications), and secure the necessary permits before submitting them. Authors should avoid any expression, in the text of the manuscript, that may result in a complaint, for example, defamation. Authors should avoid the use of sexist and biased language, which could be interpreted as denigrative for ethnic or other groups.


Authors should be quick with their manuscript revisions. If an Author cannot meet a given deadline, the Author should contact Chairs of IEEE ARGENCON 2020, as soon as possible, to determine whether a longer period of time or a withdrawal from the review process should be chosen.

IEEE Copyright Form

All authors of papers that have been accepted, will be invited to submit their final versions (camera ready). To be published, authors must also submit, at that time, the IEEE Copyright Form, an electronic form. This must be duly filled in, according to directives that will be found on the corresponding page for uploading camera-ready versions. If this form is not provided, you will be denied publication in IEEE. In this final stage, any questions about the proper use of the IEEE electronic copyright form should be directed to the Proceedings Committee.

Post publishing

ARGENCON 2020 will be copyright holder of all published articles. If authors of IEEE ARGENCON 2020 wish to publish manuscripts elsewhere (or a selection of them), they must ask the Conference Committee for a permission to do so. For example, in case of an IEEE ARGENCON 2020 article that is planned to appear later as a book chapter or as a translation, permission must be asked.

Some details about author’s responsibilities are remarked in IEEE copyright form. Authors retain the right to publish, without prior permission, their IEEE copyrighted material on their own servers, as long as that server displays a prominent notice that alerts readers on their obligations regarding copyrighted material, and that the published work includes a notice of copyright of the IEEE.

General rules for IEEE Publications

You may read general rules for IEEE Publications by accessing the following online document: IEEE Publication Services and Products Board Operations Manual 2019.