Manuscript Preparation and Formatting Guidelines

Duplicate Submission Policy

Duplicate submissions are not allowed. A submission is considered to be a duplicate submission if, at any time during the time when the submission is under consideration, there is another paper with the following properties:

  1. The paper and the VLDB submission have at least one author in common.
  2. The paper is more than 4 pages long, when formatted in the VLDB format.
  3. The main technical content of the paper substantially overlaps that of the VLDB submission.
  4. The paper is published or under consideration for publication in a refereed journal or proceedings (electronic or printed) that is generally available (e.g., not limited to conference attendees).

Authors are expected to agree to the following terms

I understand that the paper being submitted must not overlap substantially with any other paper that I am a co-author of and that is currently submitted elsewhere. Furthermore, previously published papers with any overlap are covered prominently in this submission.

Duplicate submissions will be rejected. Questions about this policy or how it applies to your work should be directed to the technical program chair.

Resubmission Policy

Unlike many journals, PVLDB does not encourage resubmission "as new" of revised papers. Papers rejected from PVLDB are considered "recent rejects" for 12 months from the date of submission. In case a paper is rejected after revision, it is a recent reject for 12 months from the date of the original submission. Recent rejects, revisions of recent rejects, or papers otherwise substantially similar to recent rejects, with the same or overlapping sets of authors, may not be submitted to any track.

Formatting Guidelines

Papers must be submitted in VLDB format and are restricted to at most 12 pages for Research track and for Experiments and Analysis Track.

It is the authors' responsibility to ensure that their submissions adhere strictly to the VLDB format detailed here. In particular, it is not allowed to modify the format with the objective of squeezing in more material. Submissions that do not comply with the formatting detailed here will be rejected without review. Please also make sure that you include the correct copyright notice into your paper.

We strongly recommend to follow the formatting guideline available at the current VLDB conference site (e.g., VLDB 2014 as of July 2013).