Preparing Your Regular Paper Proposal

Proceedings of the IEEE publishes two to three regular issues per year. Regular Issues consist of three to four papers on more focused topics, giving readers background and insight into emerging areas.

Papers published in the Proceedings are usually reviews, surveys, or tutorials.

If the paper is unsolicited, please submit a four to six page proposal before submitting the full-length paper.

If the paper has been invited, or a regular paper proposal has already been approved, see Instructions for Preparing Your Paper instead.

Regular Paper Proposal Checklist

The four to six page regular paper proposal should include the following information:

  • Description of topic and its importance to a broad audience.
  • Detailed outline of the proposed paper and its type of coverage (survey, review, tutorial).
  • Brief biography of authors to highlight their qualifications for writing the paper, including references to previously published material.
  • Background citations that extend beyond author's own work to demonstrate the appeal of the topic to a broad audience.

Submitting Your Regular Paper Proposal

Submit Your Regular Paper Proposal to ScholarOne Manuscripts

When submitting, select “Regular paper proposal” under Manuscript Type, and select “Proceedings of the IEEE Editorial Office: Regular Issue” under Issue Entry Header.

Regular Paper Proposal review takes approximately eight weeks. If approved, authors will be invited to submit a full-length paper. Note that approval of the proposal does not imply acceptance of the subsequently submitted paper.