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Call for Papers: 2024 ICDAR - IJDAR Journal Track

If your paper was submitted correctly, you should have received an email acknowledgement from an ICDAR chair. If you received no such acknowledgement, let us know right away.

Important Dates

For convenience, we list the regular conference paper submission deadline enclosed in [brackets].

  • 14 November 2023: Journal track paper submission deadline (no extensions will be granted)
  • 6 January 2024: Initial journal track decision announced to authors
  • 1 February 2024: Regular conference paper submission deadline (no extensions will be granted)
  • 15 March 2024: Journal track paper submission deadline for papers with a  “Revise” review
  • 15 May 2024: Final journal track paper decision announced to authors

Special Issue Guest Editors

ICDAR 2024 PC Chairs

Elisa Barney, Liangrui Peng, Marcus Liwicki, Simone Marinai (liason to IJDAR)

Following a feature of ICDAR2019 through ICDAR2023, ICDAR 2024 will again include the option of a journal track that offers the rapid turnaround and dissemination times of a conference while providing the paper length, scientific rigor, and careful review process of an archival journal.

The ICDAR-IJDAR journal track invites high-quality submissions that present original work in the areas of Document Analysis and Recognition appropriate to both the International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR) and the International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition (IJDAR). Accepted papers will be published in a special issue of IJDAR and will receive an oral presentation slot at the ICDAR 2024 conference.

Journal versions of previously published conference papers or survey papers will not be considered for this special issue. Such submissions can be submitted as journal-only papers via the regular IJDAR process.

Authors who submit their work to the journal track commit themselves to present their results at the ICDAR conference in case of acceptance. Springer Nature, the publisher of IJDAR, will make the papers accepted for the journal track freely available in a time frame of four weeks around the conference, beyond being available in the archival journal.

Format: Papers submitted to the journal track should follow the format of IJDAR submissions and all of the standard guidelines.

Procedure and Deadlines

We permit a second round of submissions for the ICDAR-IJDAR journal track only for revised papers from the 1st round of submissions. It must be understood by all authors that the full journal review process will be required for all ICDAR-IJDAR track submissions — there is no “short cut.” Papers submitted late in the second round run a risk of the review process not completing in time. In such cases, authors should know that:
(1) The submitted paper can still continue under review as an IJDAR paper.
(2) The authors always have the option of preparing a shorter version of the paper to submit as a regular ICDAR conference paper.

Questions regarding the status of a paper that is under review for the IJDAR-ICDAR journal track should be directed to Ms. Katherine Moretti @Springer ( The guest editors have full authority to determine that the journal review process will not complete in time, and to decline submissions that arrive too late. In which case they will immediately notify the authors who can decide to leave the paper in the standard journal reviewing system or withdraw their manuscript from the journal.


For additional information, please email one of the editors of this special issue or consult the FAQ that will be posted on the IJDAR website.

Submission Guidelines

Authors should submit their papers via the ICDAR 2024 collection on the IJDAR website. Please choose ICDAR 2024 from the collection dropdown on the “Details” page of the submission process.

Submitted papers should present original, unpublished work, relevant to one of the topics of the Special Issue. All submitted papers will be evaluated on the basis of relevance, significance of contribution, technical quality, scholarship, and quality of presentation, by at least three independent reviewers. It is the policy of the journal that no submission, or substantially overlapping submission, be published or be under review at another journal or conference at any time during the review process. Manuscripts will be subject to a peer reviewing process and must conform to the author guide lines available on the IJDAR website at:

Author Resources

Authors are encouraged to submit high-quality, original work that has neither appeared in, nor is under consideration by other journals.  Springer provides a host of information about publishing in a Springer Journal on our Journal Author Resources page, including  FAQs,  Tutorials along with Help and Support.