In the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, the IEEE Control Systems Society publishes high-quality papers on the theory, design, and applications of control engineering. The Transactions is published monthly.
Two types of contributions are regularly considered:
1) Papers-Presentation of significant research, development, or application of control concepts.
2) Technical Notes and Correspondence-Brief technical notes, comments on published areas or established control topics, corrections to papers and notes published in the Transactions.
Submission of a manuscript signifies that it has been neither copyrighted nor published, submitted, or accepted for publication elsewhere. IEEE policy requires that when using their own previously published or submitted material as a basis for a new submission authors are expected to "cite the previous work(s) and very clearly indicate how the new submission differs from the previously published work(s)." [IEEE Publications Operations Manual, Section 8.2.4F.] Please see the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board Operations Manual (http://www.ieee.org/portal/cms_docs_iportals/iportals/publications/PSPB/opsmanual.pdf ) and also www.ieeecss.org/publications/css-policy-overlapping-conferencejournal-submissions at the IEEE CSS (www.ieeecss.org) website under Publications.
If a submitted manuscript has been published or has been accepted for publication in the Proceedings of an IEEE conference, it may be considered for publication in the Transactions of Automatic Control if evidence is provided that it adds value relative to its conference version (for example, it contains detailed proofs omitted from the conference version, or additional numerical results). This ensures consistency with the policy stated in the previous paragraph.
If, at its time of submission, a manuscript has also been submitted for publication in the Proceedings of an IEEE conference, it will be considered for publication in the Transactions of Automatic Control with the understanding that, should it be found publishable in both venues, evidence will be provided that its final version adds value relative to its conference version, as explained in the previous paragraph.
Additional information on manuscript submission procedures is provided at: Information for Authors