A: No, you do not need to be a MICCAI Society member to submit to MICCAI. No payment is needed to register or submit a paper. If your paper is accepted, the presenter of your paper must pay the conference registration fee in order to participate and present at the conference.
A: To submit an "Intention-to-submission”, you must create an entry (i.e., a submission) on the submission platform (Microsoft CMT).
There should be one submission for each paper you intend to submit.
You must include a draft title of your paper, an abstract, a list of co-authors, a list of domain conflicts, and select subject areas. All required questions on the submission form must be answered or it will not allow you to submit. You will be able to make changes to all fields on the submission form until the final submission deadline (March 9, 2023).
Please refer to our full submission guidelines here for all requirements. If this is your first time submitting to MICCAI, please also consult the following two documents:
A: Yes. All authors will also receive a confirmation email on the day after the deadline (March 10, 2023).
A: No. At this stage, only 8 (maximum) + 2 (maximum) pages will be allowed. Any paper exceeding the maximum allowable page will be rejected. If your paper is accepted, we allow an extra ½ page for authors to incorporate changes recommended by the reviewers.
A: The required font size, margins, and line spacing are embedded in the provided templates. Authors must use either the LaTeX or the MS Word templates provided by Springer. Any modification to the template (including font size, spacing, and margins) is strictly prohibited for MICCAI submissions and will result in your paper being desk-rejected.
A: We are concerned about modifications to margins, line spacing, font type, and font size of the paper only. If an author wishes to use other packages, it is the author's responsibility to ensure the additional package does not alter the template.
A: You can format your table (multi-rows/columns, width, height) any way you like as long as the table does not extend beyond the margins. Modifying the default spacing before and after tables/figures, however, is NOT allowed.
A: No. This is considered a modification of the template.
A: No. You should simply replace the author information with asterisks.
A: The bibliography section does NOT need to start on a new page.
A: The bibliography can be sorted alphabetically or by order of appearance. The default Springer style lists references alphabetically. However, some authors prefer to sort them in order of appearance. If that is your preference, it is the author's responsibility to determine how to list references in order of appearance.
A: Yes. Every field on the submission form can be modified until the final submission deadline (March 9, 2023). This includes the abstract section and the author section. We ask that you fill out the list of authors, list of domain conflicts, and subject areas of your paper as accurately as possible by the intention-to-submit deadline for pre-screening.
A: Anonymization generally refers to the process of removing identifying information. See section 3 of this document for more information.
A: If the data set is publicly available, you do not have to anonymize it. In general, any information that can be used to identify the authors and their affiliations should be removed for the review phase.
A: MICCAI employs a double-blind review process, i.e. the reviewers do not know the identities of the authors of the papers and the authors do not know the identities of the reviewers who reviewed their papers. The only way to prevent assigning a paper to a reviewer that does not have a conflict of interest with the authors of the paper is to submit a full author list and a list of domain conflicts. See Section 4 of this document on conflicts of interest and how to correctly list domain conflicts.
If you do not disclose full authorship and domain conflicts and a conflict of interest is later detected, (i.e., the paper was accepted by a reviewer who wasn't supposed to review the paper), the review is invalidated and your paper may be rejected, even though it has been accepted.
A: No, but if you have one, please add it to your user profile. We use your DBLP ID to ensure your paper is not assigned to a reviewer who has previously published with you or your co-authors. See also the answers above on conflict of interest and domain conflicts.
A: Your co-authors can opt not to receive conference emails in their CMT account profile. Please be reminded that all communications to the authors will be sent via CMT. The primary author of a paper must be able to receive conference emails.
A: No. Please submit all author information at the time of submission. Adding new authors to a paper after acceptance requires permission from the program committee and may be declined. If you need to add a co-author to your paper, please email us with your request. Make sure to copy all authors of your paper in your email to avoid dispute.
A: If and when your paper is accepted, you can add a footnote in your final paper to indicate co-authorships.
A: You will be able to remove your submission in CMT on or before the final submission deadline of March 9th. After March 9th, you will need to formally request to withdraw your submission by email to email@example.com. Please copy all authors in your email to avoid dispute.
A: Anyone from an institution you and/or your co-authors have collaborated with in the past 3 years should not review your paper. The email domains of your institution, your co-author's institution, and your collaborators' institutions should be listed under the submission domain conflicts.
A: The "Other conflicts" field is for you to declare conflicts with an individual or an institution that is not your collaborator.
A: Do not include your Supplementary material as an appendix to your main paper as it will exceed the page limit. Please submit it separately. You should see a "submit supplementary material" link in your author console in CMT. You can use the same template to write your supplementary material. If you have more than one file, convert it to a zip file.
Please note that supplementary materials must be in the form of additional images, tables, and proof of equations. Authors should not submit text materials beyond figure and table captions, definitions of variables in equations, or detailed proof of a theorem.
Supplementary materials must also be properly anonymized.
While the reviewers will have access to supplementary material, they are under no obligation to review it, and the paper must contain all necessary information and illustrations within the content.
A: Yes, your supplementary material should not exceed two pages. Your supplementary material file will be removed if it does not conform to the submission guidelines.
A: To share your codes, you can either include your codes (anonymized and zipped) as supplementary materials or you can provide a link to your code repository. If you are sharing your code/data via a public repository at the time of submission, please be advised that it will be subject to the same anonymity rules as the paper, i.e. no information should be available to identify the author(s) of the repository/paper.
There are online resources available for reference such as:
We are not responsible for the content of these materials. It is the author's responsibility to determine how anonymity is achieved.
A: MICCAI Proceedings are published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Authors may publish an extended version of their accepted proceedings paper as a journal article provided the following principles are adhered to:
Each year, a selected number of accepted MICCAI papers are invited to submit an extended version of the study as journal articles to a special issue in MedIA and IJCARS.