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—Nonlinear Theory and Its Applications—
(As of January 10, 2017)

  The contents would be subject to change without notification in advance. Authors who submit manuscripts to NOLTA are assumed to agree with this document. The charter of ethics of the IEICE is available in the IEICE web page:

Originality of manuscript:
  All submitted manuscripts must contain original work. There must be no other manuscript(s) of similar content, written by any or all of the authors, that have appeared in or have been submitted to other academic or commercial journals. Academic journals refer to journals published by domestic or foreign institutions, in which submitted manuscripts are published after peer review.
  In certain cases, results, which have previously appeared in other publications, may be submitted as an original submission provided that the copyright of the manuscript is held either by the author(s) or by the IEICE. Examples of these cases include books, newspapers, and bulletins published by public agencies, schools, and companies; proceedings of international conferences, abstracts of meetings and research gatherings of the IEICE and other academic societies; bulletins published by universities; public domain patents/patent abstracts; and other publications of a similar nature.
  When an author reuses text, figures, tables, photographs, or other graphics from his/her own previously published material, the author shall:
  1. clearly indicate all reused material and provide a full reference to the original publication of the material and
  2. if the previously published material is used as a basis for a new submission, clearly indicate how
    the new submission differs from the previously published work(s).
Review policy:

  NOLTA publishes technical reports on outstanding inventions, innovation, and finding that have influential importance to nonlinear science. Rapid circulation of publication as well as article quality is deemed important for both contributors and subscribers working in the fast moving fields. For the promptness in reviewing and publishing procedures, authors are strongly advised to write their manuscripts as clearly and simply as possible so that the significance of their accomplishment can be readily spotted. Manuscripts that do not match the scope or the style regulation would be automatically rejected without being reviewed. Manuscripts that are evaluated as of minor values for nonlinear science might be rarely accepted even though they report novel results.
  Reviewers should have no conflict of interest and should point out relevant work which is not yet cited. Reviewed articles should be treated confidentially.

Preparing manuscript:
  Manuscripts to NOLTA are received via electronic submission only. Authors are requested to prepare manuscript by using the officially approved formats (LaTeX style file), in which all the styles and formats are prescribed. Papers do not usually exceed 30 pages of an A4-sized PDF file. The first page contains paper title, author list, affiliation(s), 100-word-abstract, keywords.

  The main body of the text is limited to approximately 21,000 words. The maximum file size of the final PDF file would not exceed 4 MB. Since NOLTA manuscripts are rapidly published as submitted (or at least minimum editing/formatting by publisher), it is essential to adhere to the provided templates. The LaTeX style files:
  1. LaTeX style file for NOLTA (updated on November 30,2018): nolta.cls
  2. LaTeX template file (also instructions) (updated on August 1, 2020): NOLTA_temp_v3_2.tex
  3. Compiled PDF (updated on August 1, 2020): NOLTA_temp_v3_2.pdf
  4. Header image file: header.eps
  5. Sample image file: fig1.eps

An EndNote output style file for the NOLTA, IEICE can be downloaded here: NOLTA.ens.   

All the above-listed files can be accessed in the NOLTA web page:

Submitting manuscript:
  To submit manuscript to NOLTA, authors should visit the web page:

to complete a Submission Form and to upload the following items:
  • PDF file of manuscript for review
  • Electronic file of manuscript in LATEX

  Art submitted electronically is only acceptable as Encapsulated Postscripts (.EPS) for graphics. Self-descriptive file names such as fig1.eps are preferred.
  Authors are also requested to list up expected Associate Editor, unexpected Associate Editor, possible reviewers, or unexpected reviewers in the comment field; “[9]Any further inquiries and comments to the IEICE Publishing Office”. This information may be used by the NOLTA Editorial Committee when directing manuscript to corresponding Associate Editor.
  The author(s) must agree to the “Copyright Transfer and Article Charge Agreement” by clicking the checkbox on the “Manuscript Registration Form.”

After we receive your manuscript, a “Receipt of Manuscript” will be sent to you by e-mail in a week. Please use your Reference Number specified in the “Receipt of Manuscript” if you want to know the review status of your manuscript or when asking questions. IN CASE you have difficulty submitting your manuscript via our web site or you do not receive the “Receipt of Manuscript,” please contact the IEICE Publishing Office.

Publishing paper:

  An Associate Editor will carry out the manuscript review in as expeditious a fashion as possible. If the manuscript is recommended for publication, authors will be asked to send the “Article Charge Payment Form” to the IEICE publishing office. We cannot publish the accepted manuscript without the “Article Charge Payment Form.”

Reading page proof:

  About 6-7 weeks prior to the publication, authors will be asked only once to proofread the galley proofs. In this process , only misprints may be changed. Be aware that we do not accept any change in the title or authors' names including the order of the listed authors.

Article charge:

  Upon accepted for publication, the authors are requested to pay a mandatory article charge: if at least one of the authors is an IEICE member, the charge is JPY 61,714. If none of the authors are the IEICE member, the charge would be JPY 66,857.
*The above charges will be changed to 62,857 yen and 68,095 yen respectively after the October 2019 issue.
  As part of our effort to support IEICE Overseas Members residing in Asia (except Republic of Korea, Taiwan, China and Singapore), Africa, Central America and South America, the Overseas Membership Development Program (OMDP) provides a discount on page charges. For details on eligibility for each Membership grade, please refer to our web page: If the first author of a manuscript meets the requirements of the OMDP, the page charges will be reduced by 60% at the authors request. Furthermore, in case that the first author is an Overseas Student Member, the page charges will be reduced by 80%.

Duplicate publication:

Copyright Compliance

Obey the IEICE Provisions on Copyright.
Do not submit content identical or extremely similar to material that has already appeared under the name of another author(s). , to the IEICE. Do not reproduce copyrighted material without the permission of the copyright holder.
3. Even if you are the author(s) of a manuscript, do not submit it if copyright problems exist,for example, if the copyright is held by a body other than the IEICE and cannot be transferred to the IEICE.
4. In cases deemed to comprise plagiarism, penalties identical to those assessed in the event of duplicate submission shall be applied.

No Duplicate Submissions
If you submit a material which is content identical or extremely similar to material that has already appeared or is in submission elsewhere, either by the same author(s) or by a team including any one of them, the IEICE will consider it as “DUPLICATE SUBMISSION” even if it does not violate “ Copyright Compliance” and then apply the strict penalty to the author(s). The IEICE does not care about its written language, but care about semantic content similarity. Here, “in submission” means the period from its submission either to publication date or to rejected date or to withdrawn date. Notwithstanding the above, a paper will not be treated as a duplicate submission if and only if every such material appearing therein is one of the following (a) to (f).

(a.) a patent publication gazette or the like
(b). a university undergraduate thesis, master's thesis, doctoral thesis, technical report, etc.
(c.) the abstracts, proceedings, etc. of a meeting,
seminar, or international conference of the IEICE or other academic organization
(d.) a book, a corporate technical journal or bulletin etc.
(e.) a newspaper article or the like
a preprint server of a highly public nature, an author's own home page or the like

Note that refereed materials among the above (a) to (f) should be cited in submitted material as the footnotes or references.

Countermeasures against duplicate submission
If a manuscript is suspected of duplicate submission to any journal, the IEICE Editorial Committee has the right to investigate the situation by exchanging information with the Editorial board of the concerned journal. When the duplicate submission is confirmed by discreet inquiries, the IEICE Editorial Committee will apply the following sanctions against all the authors of the manuscript.

(1) Immediate rejection of the manuscript in question, and also immediate rejection of all other manuscripts under review that include at least one of the authors of the manuscript in question.
(2) Prohibition of any new submissions to all the IEICE transactions and journal for a term of one year or less.
Notification to the Editorial board of the concerned journal about the duplicate submission.
Publication of a notice that announces the cancelation of the paper (or letter), as well as the indication of the cancelation on the web site of Transactions Online, in the case that the manuscript has already been published in our transactions.


  The copyrights of all articles in the Transactions published by the IEICE are automatically transferred to the IEICE. However, the original authors retain the right to copy, translate or modify their own manuscripts. In cases when a manuscript is translated into another language or when any portion of the manuscript is to be submitted to another publication, authors should register the action with the IEICE, and the original manuscript should be clearly cited in the publications.

(1) When transfer of the copyright of the manuscript to the IEICE is difficult for any of the following exceptional reasons, a report should be submitted at the time of initial submission to the IEICE Publishing Office for further discussion.
(a) Author(s) do not desire to transfer the copyright of an article contributed as a special lecture at a conference.
(b) Contents of an article jointly belong both to the author and to an organization to which the author belongs, and the organization will not permit copyright transfer of the manuscript.
Manuscripts should be prepared upon understanding of the above rules.
(2) When citations from other publications are made, the following should be noted.
(a) Attention should be paid to the copyright of references to be cited.
(b) When references to figures, tables, and photos in other books and journals are cited, obtain permission from authors and publishers holding their copyrights prior to their use.

  For the detail, refer to the IEICE Provisions on Copyright.


  The IEICE collects personal information of authors when they submit manuscripts to NOLTA . The IEICE may use collected personal information only in the activities for improving its publishing services and providing authors with further benefits. Examples of such activity are statistical analysis of submission, e-mail alerting of the latest updates, requests for comments and suggestions to the NOLTA services. Authors' personal identifiable information will not be disclosed unless the law requires it. The IEICE may share aggregated information with partners.


  Authors who disagree with the Editorial judgement for the manuscript are given the opportunity to submit their refutation in document to the Editor. The refutation shall be forwarded to the Associate Editor. The NOLTA Editorial committee will make further decision with reference to the Associate Editor's judgement and the reviewers' comments.

Withdraw Submission:

  Authors should not withdraw their submitted papers because the withdrawal wastes voluntary works devoted by an associate editor and reviewers. But, we accept the withdrawal of a submitted paper if authors have unavoidable reasons. Authors must follow the procedures shown below when they withdraw their submitted papers.

1. Authors must send a withdraw request letter by e-mail with its scanned PDF file or by FAX to the IEICE Publishing Office before the notification of acceptance for publication. The withdraw request letter must include the following information.
(a) Paper number
(b) Paper title
(c) Authors names
(d) Reason why the paper must be withdrawn.
(e) Date and signatures of all the authors (or signature of the contact author).
  If only the contact author signs the letter, he/she must obtain the agreement of the withdrawal from all the other authors and the letter must include the description that all the other authors agreed the withdrawal.
2. After the paper is accepted for publication, the withdrawal is not permitted in principle. The authors must always pay the page charge even if the withdrawal is permitted.
3. The Editor-in-Chief decides whether the withdrawal is allowable or not. The IEICE Publishing Office will send the authors the decision of the Editor-in-Chief. If the authors don't receive any reply from the IEICE Publishing Office, they must send an inquiry about the withdrawal to the office.
4. The date of the withdrawal is given in the permission.
5. Any request of withdrawal that does not follow the above procedure is treated as invalid.
If illegal submission, e.g., plagiarized or duplicate submission, is found for a paper, the withdrawal of the paper will never be permitted and the authors will be punished based on the rule.


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