For Authors

Scope

CPSS Transaction on Power Electronics and Applications’ scope includes new research results in the field of power electronics and applications. Papers that treat original component, device, module, circuit, control, system, or application issues are of interest. Papers that do not show sufficient overlap with interest in the power electronics field (for example, papers on topics such as device physics, component manufacturing technologies, and circuit theory) should be submitted to other journals. Authors should pay particular attention to documenting their work in relationship to the known literature. Papers of a historical or tutorial nature within the scope of this publication will also be considered.
 
A. Manuscript Types and Length
 
Only regular papers are accepted, and the paper final length should be kept within 9 pages.
Note that for each submission, papers that exceed the page limits above are subject to mandatory over length page charges, as discussed under Page Charges.
 
B. Uniqueness
 
Papers submitted for consideration should report on original results not previously presented in any other archival publication. Papers previously presented and published in a Conference Record or Conference Proceedings, improvements   and  additions   beyond   the  conference   paper  should   be  made  (China Power Supply Society reserves the right to the final interpretation of papers acceptance. ).  The original conference paper must be listed in the reference section as well as in a footnote to the title on the first page of the manuscript. All results submitted to CPSS TPEAare expected to be cutting-edge research; therefore authors must submit their extensions of their conference papers to CPSS TPEAin a timely manner. It is not required for a paper to have been presented or published at a conference to make it eligible for consideration by CPSS TPEA.  Copyright  release  may  be  required  if  the  conference  publication  is copyrighted  by  an  entity.  Authors  must  indicate  in  their  submission  any  prior presentation  and  publication  at  a  conference  or  prior  submission  to  any  other  publication.  It is the responsibility of the authors to obtain a copyright release if required for submission to CPSS TPEA.
 
Papers  submitted  to CPSS TPEA must  be original  content  and  without  significant  duplication  of other papers by the same or different authors. Each manuscript is submitted to a similarity and authentication program,  which  checks  each  word  in the paper  against  previously  published  articles  and websites  to ascertain the submission’s originality. Papers that do not pass this examination will not be reviewed for publication. In addition, by submitting to CPSS TPEA, the author is acknowledging that the paper has not been submitted to any other journal simultaneously, with the exception of conference papers as described above. If related but distinct work has been previously published by the authors, the manuscript must cite that work and make the distinction clear. If related but distinct work is simultaneously under review at another journal, the cover letter must include details of the other submission and explain the distinction. A copy of the other work may be required to verify that there is not significant overlap in the content.
 
Any graphics that are reused from other publications must include the reference number at the end of the caption. If the original publication is by a different author, permission from the author must be obtained. For  CPSS  publications  email tpea@cpss.org.cn for approval;  for non  CPSS  publications,  permission must be obtained  from the copyright  holder. That status of these permissions should be stated in the cover letter.

Guidelines for Submitting a Paper for Review

China Power Supply Society uses ScholarOne Manuscripts, a professional web-based manuscript submission and peer-review tracking system. Authors must submit manuscripts electronically (as .pdf files) to  http://tpea.cpss.org.cn or  https://mc03.manuscriptcentral.com/tpea-cpss.
 
From this entry page, authors can initiate submission of a new manuscript and will be prompted for all the information required for a submission. First-time users must create a new account. All authors are responsible for understanding these guidelines before submitting a manuscript for consideration. Help is available on the web site, including telephone contacts.
 
A. Manuscript Format
 
The paper should be prepared based on A4-size paper, and should be in single-column, double-spaced format for regular paper submissions. Papers in the two-column, single-spaced format common for conference publication are not acceptable, as this form is difficult for reviewers. The paper should include all figures, tables, captions, and references. Author biographies, photos, and copyright form should be included in the initial submission. Do not include page numbers in the uploaded file—ScholarOne Manuscripts automatically adds page numbers and having two sets of page numbers could cause confusion.
 
At the present time, there are no Transactions templates suitable for single-column submission. However, when it comes time for double-column submission some authors find the template at the following link helpful, http://tpea.cpss.org.cn/uploads/soft/170216/1_1151483021.docx.
 
For increased readability during the review process, figures and tables should be interspersed throughout the text of the manuscript, accompanied by captions if possible. Authors should avoid using color in the manuscript unless the resulting graphics are fully legible and clear in monochrome reproduction. The final manuscript can include color content only if the authors intend to use and pay for color pages in the final paper as required by CPSS (see below).
References should be indicated using numbers in square brackets (e.g. [1], [2], and [3]), should be in a separate section at the end of the paper, and should be in the following style:
•  Style for conference publications:  Authors (first initials followed by last name), title of paper, in title of conference, date of conference, and page numbers (inclusive). Example: A. B. Researcher and Li Xing, “Input Impedance Modeling of Digital Controlled Bi-directional DC/DC Converter with Inductor Current Feedback,” in Proc. IEEE International Power Electronics and  Application Conf., 2014, pp. 214-219.
•  Style for periodical  journal  publications:  Authors (first initials followed by last name), title of paper,  title of periodical,  volume,  page  numbers  (inclusive),  month  and  year.  Example:  Lin Haixue, “Applying Situation and Prospects of Modern Energy Storage Technology,” Journal of Power Supply, vol. 13 No.5, pp. 34-40, May 2015.
•  Style  for  books:  Authors  (first  initials  followed  by  last  name),  book  title.  Publisher  location: publisher name, year, chapter or page numbers. Example: Abraham Pressman, Keith Billings, Taylor Morey, Switching Power Supply Design. Columbus: McGraw-Hill Education, 2009, Chap. 1.
 
The first page should contain the paper title, full first and last names of all authors (do not use an initial for the first name), and each author’s organizational affiliation. Paper titles should avoid extraneous words such as “new” or “novel” that have limited search value. The corresponding author must be indicated clearly, along with the corresponding author’s title, name, postal address, voice telephone number, fax telephone number, and e-mail address. The first page should indicate whether or not the paper has been presented at a conference or submitted elsewhere previously, and if so should specify the conference name, dates, and location. If a related but distinct manuscript has been submitted elsewhere, this must also be listed, with an explanation of the distinction between the paper topics. The editors may request a copy of such a manuscript if they have questions about the overlap. The first page should also contain an abstract.  The  abstract  must  be  a  concise  yet  comprehensive  reflection  of  what  is  in  your  article.  In particular:
•  The abstract must be self-contained, without abbreviations, footnotes, or references.
•  The abstract must be between 150 and 250 words.  Be sure that you adhere to these limits;
Otherwise, you will need to edit your abstract accordingly.
•  The abstract should not only indicate the subject and scope of the paper but should summarize, if possible, the authors’ conclusion, so that the abstract itself may be a useful document in an information-retrieval system.
•  The abstract must be written as one paragraph, and should not contain displayed mathematical equations or tabular material.
•  Ensure that your abstract reads well and is grammatically correct.
 
The  cover  page  should  also  include  a  list  of  up  to  five  keywords;  these  keywords  are  entered  on ScholarOne Manuscripts System. Begin the main text of the paper on the second page.
 
B.  Electronic File Format Details
 
Manuscripts should be submitted as .pdf  files. Although this allows authors to create manuscripts with many different word processing systems, compatibility problems sometimes arise. It is the authors’ responsibility to make sure the ScholarOne Manuscripts system PDF (the consolidated and converted file that will be sent to reviewers) renders correctly and is in the correct format.
To avoid problems, standard fonts such as Times Roman (serif), Helvetica or Arial (sans serif), and Symbol are recommended. Unusual fonts may create incompatibilities with ScholarOne Manuscripts System that delay processing. If special symbols require other fonts, the font should be embedded in the pdf document.
 
Some issues with specific file formats are as follows:
•  Quartz PDF or GhostScript PDF files. ScholarOne does not fully support PDF files created in Quartz or Ghostscript PDF Writer at this time, and those file types may not properly convert. If your Quartz or GhostScript PDF file fails to convert, you should open it in Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader, choose the Save As option for PDF, then try re-uploading.
•  pdfTex files and TeX Live 2011 files. ScholarOne Manuscripts accepts PDF files up to version
1.7. The latest versions of the pdfTex compiler for Mac (starting with pdfTeX-1.40.11) and TeX Live 2011 output PDF files in a version not currently supported by ScholarOne Manuscripts.
To resolve this and have a PDF file that will convert properly, the PDF file will need to be distilled to Adobe version 1.7 or earlier. There are some types of 1.7 and 1.6 files that still may not work. Therefore, if you receive an error please downgrade to a 1.5 version.
C.  Content Notes
 
1.  Language
 
It is the responsibility of authors to ensure that papers submitted for review are formulated in acceptable English.  Inadequate English obscures the technical content of the manuscript and will be grounds for rejection.  Authors who need assistance in polishing the English in their manuscripts should obtain this help before the initial submission. Submissions are reviewed by volunteers who are leading international experts in the technical content of the paper.  Authors should not expect these volunteers to assist in correcting their language.
 
2.  Literature Review
 
An effective literature review is essential to any submission.  Inadequate references are grounds for rejection.
 
3.  Multi-part Papers
 
The submission of papers in a series (Part I, Part II, etc.) on the same subject is normally discouraged as a matter of policy.  In  such  cases  the  authors  may  be  asked  to  consolidate  the  work  into  a  single submission. If multi-part papers are submitted, then each individual paper must be evaluated on its own merits for its individual publication.

Page Charges
In final format, regular papers ten pages and above will incur an excess page charge, currently $100 per page. After the final paper proof has been approved and the paper has been assigned to an issue and scheduled for publication, the CPSS TPEAReprints department will prepare an invoice and notify the corresponding author of potential excess page charges. Authors must commit to paying excess page charges before the paper is sent to CPSS TPEAfor publication. While failure to pay mandatory page charges in a timely fashion will not prevent publication of the subject paper, the CPSS TPEAEditor reserves the right to refuse subsequent paper submissions from authors who are in arrears on mandatory page charges.

Open Access
 
CPSS Transactions on Power Electronics and Applications (CPSS TPEA) is an open access journal, and the Open-access fee will be waived once your manuscript is accepted for CPSS TPEA. All articles which are published in CPSS TPEA are permanently free for everyone to read, download and share. All accepted papers will be indexed by IEEE Xplore. 
 
For more information respecting tools and information to assist with article preparation and submission, please visit the Author Digital Tool Box.
Often, authors ask for suggestions on how to improve their chances of having a paper accepted, Help for Authors would give you more advices.
 
Download  Manuscript Template (double column text, which can be used for final submission)
 
 
CPSS Transaction on Power Electronics and Applications Website: http://tpea.cpss.org.cn
Manuscript Submission Website: https://mc03.manuscriptcentral.com/tpea-cpss
China Power Supply Society Website: www.cpss.org.cn