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Instructions for Authors

Papers published in Proceedings of the IEEE provide a survey, review, or tutorial treatment of important technical developments in electronics, electrical and computer engineering, and computer science.

  • Reviews critically examine a technology, tracing its progress from its inception to the present—and perhaps into the future.
  • Surveys comprehensively view a technology—its applications, issues, ramifications, and potential.
  • Tutorial papers explain a technology and may give practical information for implementing it. These papers are written for the purpose of informing non-specialist engineers about a particular technology.

Preparing Your Paper for the Proceedings

  • Proceedings of the IEEE publishes two to three regular issues per year. Regular Paper Issues consist of three to four papers on more focused topics, giving readers background and insight into emerging areas. See Instructions for Preparing Your Regular Paper if you are submitting a regular paper to the Proceedings.
  • Proceedings of the IEEE publishes nine to ten special issues per year. Special Issues contain articles, typically surveys, reviews, or tutorials, in a specific technology area this is being covered. See Instructions for Preparing Your Special Issue Paper if you are submitting a paper to a special issue of the Proceedings. A list of upcoming topics can be found here.

Criteria for Proceedings Papers:

  • Must be accessible to the non-specialists as well as experts in the area.
  • Must contain adequate motivational, background, and tutorial information.
  • Must offer new perspectives and insights.

Peer Review

The articles in this journal are peer reviewed in accordance with the requirements set forth in the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board Operations Manual. Each published article was reviewed by a minimum of two independent reviewers using a single-blind peer review process, where the identities of the reviewers are not known to the authors, but the reviewers know the identities of the authors. Articles will be screened for plagiarism before acceptance.

For Special Issue papers, the review process will be handled by the Guest Editors, unless otherwise specified. For regular papers, the review process will be handled by the Proceedings of the IEEE Editorial Office. The Editor-in-Chief maintains the highest authority of the publication on all editorial matters.

IEEE Author Digital Tools

For detailed instructions on how to prepare your paper, such as IEEE style manual, article templates, frequently asked questions, multimedia, and graphics, visit IEEE Author Center.

  • Authors can use the standard Transactions template for Proceedings of the IEEE.
  • Authors are encouraged to submit multimedia materials along with their Proceedings papers to enhance the information contained in the paper itself beyond the normal graphics, leading to richer content for readers.
  • Authors' photographs and biographies should be included along with the paper. Biographies should not exceed 200 words.

Supplemental Material

You may submit supplemental material (code, data, video, etc.) with your article submission, which will be posted on IEEE Xplore with your published article. Proceedings of the IEEE has also adopted the following services:

  • Code Ocean – A cloud-based computational reproducibility platform, integrated with IEEE Xplore, that enables IEEE authors to publish their executable code associated with research articles. Code may be uploaded at submission, revision, or after acceptance of the article. For more information, please visit IEEE Xplore / Code Ocean FAQs.
  • IEEE DataPort – A repository of datasets and data analysis tools. The repository is designed to accept all types of datasets, including Big Data datasets up to 2TB, and it provides both downloading capabilities and access to Cloud services to enable data analysis in the Cloud. For standard dataset uploads, there is no cost to the author. For open access datasets, it is free for a limited time with coupon code OPENACCESS1. For more information, please visit IEEE DataPort.

Open Access

The Proceedings is a hybrid journal, allowing either traditional manuscript submission or Open Access (author-pays OA) manuscript submission.

Copyright and Plagiarism

For information about IEEE copyright and plagiarism guidelines, visit IEEE Intellectual Property Rights.