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Tsinghua Science and Technology (Tsinghua Sci Technol), an academic journal sponsored by Tsinghua University, is published bimonthly. This journal aims at presenting the up-to-date scientific achievements with high creativity and great significance in computer and electronic engineering. Contributions all over the world are welcome. Tsinghua Sci Technol is indexed by SCI, Engineering index (Ei, USA), INSPEC, SA, Cambridge Abstract, and other abstracting indexes.

Manuscripts are selected for publication according to the editorial assessment of their suitability and evaluation from independent reviewers. Papers are usually sent to two or more reviewers including one reviewer out of China. Editorial staff will edit accepted papers to improve accuracy and clarity and shorten, if necessary.

It is a condition of publication that manuscripts submitted to this journal have not been published and will not be simultaneously submitted or published elsewhere.

Manuscript submission  The electronic manuscript should be sent to the editorial board through ScholarOne Manuscripts at http://mc03.manuscriptcentral.com/tst.

Title and By-line  The title should be descriptive, not full sentences. Name, affiliation (institution) of the authors, city, zip code, country, E-mail address, and telephone number of the author(s) should be listed. 

Authorship  Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be named in an Acknowledgement section. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors (according to the above definition) and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the author list of the manuscript, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. After acceptance, changes of authorship or in the order of the authors listed will not be accepted by Tsinghua University Press.

Abstract and Key words  The abstract of about 100-150 words must accompany each article on page one. It should be a concise summary of the aims, methods, results, and conclusions and/or other significant items in the paper. Together with the title, it must be adequate as an index to all the subjects treated in the paper, and will be used as a base for indexing. Avoid displayed mathematical expressions. Define all nonstandard symbols and abbreviations. Do not use footnote indicators. If a reference must be made, include it in square brackets. Summarize the experimental or theoretical results, the conclusions, and/or other significant items in the paper. If space permits, include any important new quantitative data. Summarized results should be exact, direct, and specific. The key words should include 3-8 pieces of words or phrases to serve as guidelines for indexing.

Text  The text should contain an Introduction that puts the paper into perspective for readers, and should also contain Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusions. The SI system should be used for units of measure throughout the text. 

       Each caption should be written as a single brief paragraph without indentation. Figures and tables should be consecutively numbered with Arabic numerals. Tables should be drawn with three horizontal lines, at the top and bottom of the table and between the column headings and the table body.
       Good quality figures have the following characteristics. They have lines, letters, numbers, and symbols of uniform strength and contrast. Figures (except photographs) are often reduced to 7 cm×7 cm. The final thickness of a line in a figure usually lies within the range 0.15-0.20 mm. When preparing the figures, authors should pay attention to the widths of lines and similar details, as some (e.g. dotted or thin lines) may disappear after reduction. Particular attention should be paid to line strengths in graphics prepared in vector formats. 

Mathematical material  The text should make clear distinctions between physical variables, mathematical symbols, units of measurement, abbreviations, chemical formulas, etc. Authors should use italic and boldface to identify physical or mathematical variables. Variables are to be set in normal italic, and vectors, tensors, and matrixes in boldface. 

Acknowledgment  Individuals, affiliation, or other to be concerned who were of direct help in the work should be acknowledged by a brief statement.

References  Only essential references (formally published journals, articles, monographs, dissertations, reports, proceedings, standards, patents, and/or electronic publications) cited in the text can be listed and must be numbered consecutively by Arabic numerals, which should be listed in the same order as cited in the text. There should be at least ten references. 

Open Access  The articles published in this journal are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits any use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.

Ownership  The articles published in Tsinghua Sci Technol cannot be published anywhere in any form without the written permission from Tsinghua University Press.


Important update regarding the submission process for Tsinghua Science and Technology.

Articles submitted since January 1, 2024, will incur an Article Processing Charge (APC) to be paid by the author(s) or funder(s) upon acceptance for publication. This decision has been made to support the increasing costs of maintaining high-quality publication standards and to further invest in the technological infrastructure of the journal.

Key Details:

  1. Effective Date: The APC will be applicable for all articles submitted and accepted from January 1, 2024, onwards.
  2. The current APC, subject to VAT or local taxes where applicable, is: £1500.00 /$1850.00 /€1700.00 /CNY13 000.00.
  3. Charge Structure: The APC paid by the author(s) or funder(s) contributes to supporting the extensive work involved in editorial review, peer review and publishing process. This ensures the reliability of research and helps accelerate progress for society.
  4. Waiver Policy: We are committed to ensuring that financial constraints do not impede the dissemination of valuable research. A waiver policy will be in place for authors who are unable to afford the publication fees in developing countries. If an author group is unable to cover the APC for publishing an article and can demonstrate a lack of research funding, we will consider individual waiver requests on a case-by-case basis.

We understand that this is a significant change and we are dedicated to making this transition as smooth as possible. Our team is available to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding this update.