All manuscripts considered for publication in TDS must be prepared using the ACM template and submitted as a PDF via the Manuscript Central submission site at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tds.
TDS accepts submissions of both Research and Survey Papers.
A Survey Paper summarizes and organizes recent research results in a novel way that integrates and adds understanding to work in the field. A survey article assumes a general knowledge of the area; it emphasizes the classification of the existing literature, developing a perspective on the area, and evaluating trends.
Papers should not exceed 35 pages, including references, when formatted using the Surveys style. When justified, additional material may be published in an electronic supplement however you will need to go through the manuscript and indicate which pages will form your 35 pages for publication and which pages are for the electronic supplement. Both will be published simultaneously if your manuscript is accepted. Manuscripts of excessive length may be rejected without review.
By TDS policy, if you are submitting a conference paper extension, you must expand your paper by adding at least 30% new material. In addition, you must upload a copy of the conference paper and a statement that explains how your paper extends and provides new information as compared with the conference version.
Authoring templates can be found at http://www.acm.org/publications/authors/submissions.
ACM has partnered with International Science Editing (ISE) to provide language editing services to ACM authors. ISE offers a comprehensive range of services for authors including standard and premium English language editing, as well as illustration and translation services, and also has significant outreach in China. Editing is available for both Word and LaTeX files. As an ACM author, you will receive a generous discount on ISE editing services.To take advantage of this partnership, visit http://acm.internationalscienceediting.com/. (Editing services are at author expense and do not guarantee publication of a manuscript.)
An important aspect of preparing your paper for publication by ACM Press is to provide the proper indexing and retrieval information from the ACM Computing Classification System (CCS). This is beneficial to you because accurate categorization provides the reader with quick content reference, facilitating the search for related literature, as well as searches for your work in ACM's Digital Library and on other online resources.
ACM authors have three ways to manage their publication rights with ACM:
Learn more by visiting the Information for Authors webpage.
Once your manuscript is published, we recommend that you use the ACM Author-Izer service. This service allows you to generate and post a link on your home page or institutional repository to your published article. This link will let any visitors to your personal bibliography pages download the definitive version of the articles for free from the ACM DL. These downloads will be recorded as part of your DL usage statistics. A detailed description of the service and instructions for its use may be found at: http://www.acm.org/publications/acm-author-izer-service.