Preparing Your Special Issue Paper
Proceedings of the IEEE offers applications-oriented coverage that goes beyond the traditional boundaries typically found in other journals to provide readers with a broader technical perspective for professional growth, enrichment, and development.
Proceedings of the IEEE publishes nine to ten special issues per year. Special Issues contain articles, typically reviews, surveys, or tutorials, in a specific technology area this is being covered. The papers must offer new perspectives and insights, and should be accessible to specialists outside of the area, while still remaining citable by the core research community in the area being covered.
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' photographs and biographies should be included along with the paper. Biographies should not exceed 200 words.
Authors are encouraged to submit supplementary materials (code, data, video, etc.) along with their papers to enhance the information contained in the papers, leading to richer content for readers.
Supplementary materials can be submitted in any of the following formats:
- A 2-3 minute abstract video introducing the paper;
- A 15-20 minute video giving a detailed overview of the paper;
- A 45 minute to 1 hour video giving in-depth tutorial coverage of the paper;
- A code demo or a lab demo involving hardware.
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.
Supplementary materials will be reviewed and posted on IEEE Xplore with the published articles.
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.
Post Publication Policies
For information about IEEE post publication policies, including posting and sharing policies, visit IEEE Author Center.
Submitting Your Special Issue Paper
- Select “Special Issue Paper” under Manuscript Type.
- Select the Guest Editor’s name/Special Issue title for that issue under "Issue Entry Header."