Publishing Ethics

Learn about and follow the ethical guidelines of scientific publishing.

IEEE provides guidance on publishing ethics. View our one-page summary or read more detailed information below.

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Definition of Authorship

Who should be listed as an author on your scientific article? IEEE’s definition of authorship will help you answer thatRead More


Cite Sources Appropriately

Always cite your sources. Citation is required in several instances. Follow these guidelines: Direct quotation: place verbatim text from anotherRead More


Report Your Data Accurately

As an author, keep in mind that readers of your article rely on you to communicate your research findings fullyRead More


Publish Original Research

When submitting your article for publication, it should contain original research that hasn’t been published before and is not currentlyRead More


Your Responsibilities and Rights

ResponsibilitiesAs an IEEE author, you must ensure that your article is an original work of the listed authors and isRead More


Guidelines and Policies

IEEE offers guidance and policies to help authors navigate the publishing process. Fundamental publishing guidelines and principles Comprehensive guidelines forRead More