Transactions on Mass-Data Analysis of Images and Signals

Authors Instructions

Paper will appear in one of the issues online and as hard-copy.

Initial Submission

Send a PDF-file of the draft paper to and wait for review (ca. one month after the submission).

If accepted, the author will receive by email an electronic invoice and the payment information.

Revision Submission

Submit your revision version as zip-file to

The zip-file must include:

Word User:
doc-file and the final PDF-File and the signed copyright form.
Latex User:
All final Latex source files (with all the associated style files, special fonts and eps or bib files) and the final PDF-File and the signed copyright form.

Copyright Form

Please do not forget to submit the signed copyright form together with your manuscript to

The hard copy of the journal is printed in black and white. Colour images and colour diagrams will appears only in the online version as colour images and colour diagrams. If the authors like to appear the colour images and colour diagrams in colour in the printed version an additional fee of 150 Euro will be charged based on that request.

High quality printed reprints of published articles are available for purchase, if ordered, with a minimum number of 100 reprints.

Manuscript Preparation:

Papers must be in English. Papers that are written in incomprehensible English, in the opinion of the Editor or Reviewers, will be rejected. Authors may resubmit the manuscript after improving the English.

We recommend you to consider carefully the reviewers comments in the preparation of your final manuscript.

Follow this order when typing manuscripts: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Main text, Acknowledgements, References, Appendix, Vitae. Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article and do not include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise.

Text Layout:
The printing area is 122 mm × 193 mm.
Please use standard fonts like Computer Modern Roman (CM) fonts or Times, single-line spacing and full justification.
Use 10-point-type for the names of the authors and for the main text and 9-point type for addresses and the abstract.
Please avoid bold type und underlining in the main text.

If possible, consult a recent issue of the journal to become familiar with layout and conventions. Number all pages consecutively.

Use 14-point-type for the title. The title should be centre justified and bold. The Title should be capitalized. That means all words (except articles, prepositions, conjunction) start with an initial caption.

Corresponding author:
Clearly indicate who is responsible for correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, including post-publication. Ensure that e-mail address and the complete postal address are provided.

A self-contained abstract (no more than 200 words) outlining in a single paragraph the aims, scope and conclusions of the paper must be supplied.
It should be set in 9-point font size. There should be two blank lines (10-point) before the abstract.

Immediately after the abstract, provide a list of 5-10 relatively independent keywords (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible.
It should be set in 9-point font size. There should be two blank lines (10-point) after the keywords.

Heading should be also capitalized and should be justified left. The font sizes and style are given in the following table.

Tables should be numbered consecutively and given suitable captions.
The caption should be positioned above the table and should be set in 9-point font size.
Tables should not duplicate results presented elsewhere in the manuscript (for example, in graphs).
Footnotes to tables should be typed below the table and should be referred to by superscript lowercase letters.

The Journal is printed in black and white. Therefore, all images should be understandable in black and white. Colour images, if submitted, will appear in the online version.
Figures should be numbered and the caption should be positioned under the figure and should be set in 9-point font size. The distance between figures and main text should be 8 mm.
Please define figures as floating objects.
For Latex user: Please used the location parameter h for ‘here’.

Any equations that have to be displayed separately from the text are set centred on a separate line and numbered if referred in the text. The number are enclosed in parentheses and justified right.

Symbols and formulae should be clearly identified. All non-standard abbreviations or symbols should be identified when first mentioned and a distinction should be made between the letter O and zero; the letter l and the number one; and between K and Kappa.

Authors must use SI units. Any alternative versions of units may be added in parenthesis following the appropriate SI value.

All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references "References" following the text of the manuscript in the order in which they appear in the text.
In text, please use square brackets and consecutive numbers, e.g. [1], [2], [3-6], …
Use 9-point-type for lists the references.
Online citations should include date of access.

References should be listed in the following style::
References should be arranged in the order in which they appear in the text
Reference to a journal publication:

  1. Perner, P., Jänichen, S.: Learning of Shape Models from Exemplars of Biological Objects in Images. Trans. on Mass-Data Analysis of Images and Signals 2(1), 198-209 (2009)

Reference to a book:
  1. Perner, P: Data Mining on Multimedia Data. LNCS, vol. 2258, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg (2002)

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
  1. Schmidt, R., Waligora, T.: Using Prototypes and Adaptation Rules for Diagnosis of Dysmorphic Syndromes. In: Perner, P. (Ed.) ICDM 2006. LNAI, vol. 4065, pp. 1-10, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg (2006)

Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their paper by the editor. The Publisher will also send a notification of receipt of the paper in production.