Submission guidelines and publication policy

Electronic submission

TRIZ REVIEW uses an electronic submission. Authors send their manuscript to triz.review@matriz.org. Date and name of submission would be included in the subject line.

REVIEW CRITERIA

The review criteria for manuscript include:

  • Originality of innovations or applications
  • Insightfulness of discussion
  • Quality of conclusions
  • Contribution to TRIZ
  • Writing quality
  • Interest to TRIZ Review readership

TYPES OF MANUSCRIPT

The following manuscript types may be submitted to TRIZ Review:

  • Regular Paper:A full-length manuscript presenting original work intended as a regular contribution to the journal. Regular papers can be research reports of technical reports (e.g. case studies). The manuscript length may not be less than 8 printed pages and not exceed 20 printed journal pages. This corresponds to approximately 4000 – 10000 words (excluding title, abstract, and author information); figures will further reduce the maximum word content.
  • Review Paper:An article reviewing a particular topic or field. Review papers are typically invited papers written by an expert in the field. Review articles summarize progress made in a particular research or development area during a specified period and summarize the current state of the art. The layout and length requirements for a review paper are the same as for regular paper.
  • Special Section Paper:A full-length manuscript presenting original work intended for submission to a special topical section organized by a guest editor. The layout and length requirements for a special section paper are the same as for regular paper.
  • Tutorial: A tutorial is an introductory and systematic description of a technology or a research topic. Tutorials should be accessible to general readers of TRIZ Review and may include homework problems. The layout and length requirements for a tutorial paper are the same as for regular paper.
  • Letter:A short technical communication of significant interest intended for rapid publication the Letters section of the journal. The manuscript length may not exceed 4 printed journal pages. This corresponds to approximately 1700 words (excluding title, abstract, and author information); figures will further reduce the maximum word content.
  • Commentary:A commentary paper is a brief technical communication presenting assessment of a topic of general interest to the readers, including reports on events or comments on recent papers. The requirements for a commentary paper are the same as for letter paper.

Distinction between conference and journal papers: Conference paper usually presents rapid reporting of ideas, techniques, and results. It is not uncommon for these reports are incomplete and inconclusive. The purposes of conference papers range from snapshots of recent or continuing work to the reporting of a completed work or project. Journal papers are expected to be original, complete, and polished; to contain comparisons of theoretical and experimental results; and to include substantial conclusions and comprehensive references to other work.

REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBMISSION

The following requirements will permit you to determine if you can submit a paper to TRIZ Review journal:

  • Significance: Contributions should be substantial and significant in content. TRIZ Review may decline to publish papers that report only incremental progress. Although a paper may be correct and appropriate for TRIZ Review, if it does not demonstrate, in the estimation of the reviewers and editor, sufficient new and important information to warrant publication, or provide a comprehensive review of the current state of the art, it will be declined. Manuscripts that are commercial in nature will not be considered.
  • Originality: Papers should describe the original work of the authors that has not been previously published in a refereed journal and is not currently under consideration for publication in another refereed journal. TRIZ Review does not allow or sanction duplicate or concurrent submissions of a paper to more than one peer-reviewed journal. Any copying of text, figures, data, or results of other authors without giving credit is defined as plagiarism and is a breach of professional ethics. Such papers will be rejected.
  • Double Publication: Papers should not report work that the author has already published in another refereed journal. This is also an ethical violation. Such papers will be rejected.
  • Rights and Permissions: Prior to submission, authors should obtain all clearances, authorizations, and licenses needed for submission and publication. Upon acceptance, authors are required to transfer copyright to TRIZ Review or, in the case of open access papers published under a Creative Commons CC BY license, complete a license authorizing TRIZ Review to publish the paper.

COVER LETTER

Authors are required to include a separate cover letter with their submission explaining the significance and novelty of the work, the problem that is being addressed, and why the manuscript belongs in this journal.

The cover letter must include:

  • Name of communicating author.
  • E-mail address of communicating author.
  • Physical address of communicating author.
  • Position and institution of communicating author (if any).
  • Statement that the manuscript submitted has not been published in another peer-reviewed journal.
  • Statement of agreement with copyright policy of TRIZ Review.
  • Permission granted to the Editors to further communicate with the communicating author.

REVIEW PROCESS

All submitted papers are subject to a double-blind peer review process i.e. the identity of the authors is concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, with an aim to eliminate bias reviews. Papers are peer reviewed by two or three independent reviewers. Acceptance is granted when reviewers’ recommendations are positive. Average time of review of a paper is about one month.

TRIZ Review COPYRIGHT

For articles published under TRIZ Review copyright, authors, or their employers in the case of works made for hire, retain the following rights:

  • All proprietary rights other than copyright, including patent rights.
  • The right to make and distribute copies of the paper for internal purposes.
  • The right to use the material for lecture or classroom purposes.
  • The right to prepare derivative publications based on the paper, including books or book chapters, journal papers, and magazine articles, provided that publication of a derivative work occurs subsequent to the official date of publication by TRIZ Review.

Thus, authors may reproduce their original figures and text in new publications. The source publication in TRIZ Review should be referenced.

REPRINT PERMISSIONS

If you are seeking permission to use previously published material, please contact us with the following information:

  • Title and author.
  • Volume, issue, and page numbers.
  • What figures and/or text you would like to reproduce.
  • Where you will republish the requested material.

Previously Rejected Papers: If you are submitting a new version of a paper that was previously submitted to TRIZ Review and was declined, TRIZ Review must be informed about it in a cover letter with briefly describing the changes that have been made to warrant a new submission. Copies of rejected manuscripts are retained in the journal’s editorial system.

Rejection by Another Journal: If the paper has been submitted to another journal and rejected, and if you believe that submission to TRIZ Review would be more appropriate, you are urged to mention which journal rejected your paper and reasons why.

PREPRINT POLICY

TRIZ Review allows authors to deposit draft versions of their paper into a suitable preprint server, on condition that the author agrees to the below:

  • The author retains copyright to the preprint and developed works from it and is permitted to submit it to the journal.
  • The author declares that a preprint is available within the cover letter presented during submission. This must include a link to the location of the preprint.
  • The author acknowledges that having a preprint publicly available means that the journal cannot guarantee the anonymity of the author during the review process, even if they anonymize the submitted files.
  • Should the submission be published, the authors are expected to update the information associated with the preprint version to show that a final version has been published in the TRIZ Review including data of the publication.

PAPER TEMPLATE

Paper template in .docx and .pdf formats can be downloaded from this website. For the length of paper, see section “Types of Manuscript“ above.

TRIZ Review – Paper Template

TRIZ Review – Paper Template