When submitting your article for publication to IEEE, it should: contain original research that has not been published before; and not be submitted to any other publication while you await a peer review decision.
IEEE recognizes that technical research is often published first as a conference article with preliminary findings. As those initial findings become fully developed, the conference article can evolve into a journal article which contains your more developed research and conclusions. IEEE supports this evolutionary publishing process provided that:
- Both the conference and journal articles undergo standard peer review.
- The journal article contains substantially more technical information than the conference article.
- The journal article cites the conference article and clearly indicates how the two articles differ.
Source: IEEE Publication Services and Products Board Operations Manual, Section 8.1.7.E.