Call for Papers: ICDAR-IJDAR Journal Track 2023

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Important Dates

October 31, 2022
1st round journal track paper submissions due

January 4, 2023
1st round journal track paper notifications

January 15, 2023
*Regular ICDAR proceedings paper submission deadline

March 15, 2023
2nd round journal track paper submissions due

May 15, 2023
2nd round journal track paper notifications

Special Issue Guest Editors

ICDAR 2023 PC Chairs

Gernot A. Fink, Rajiv Jain, Koichi Kise (liaison to IJDAR), Richard Zanibbi

Following a tradition established at ICDAR 2019 and 2021, ICDAR 2023 will include a journal paper 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 presenting original research in Document Analysis and Recognition. 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.

Accepted papers will be published in a special issue of IJDAR, and will receive an oral presentation slot at ICDAR 2023. Authors who submit their work to the journal track commit themselves to present their results at the ICDAR conference if their paper is accepted. IJDAR’s publisher, Springer-Nature, will make accepted papers freely available for four weeks around the conference. After this, accepted papers will be available from the archival journal.


Journal track papers submissions should follow the format of IJDAR submissions and the standard guidelines for the journal.

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.