Submit Article for Peer Review

Learn what happens between submission and decision.

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Avoid publication delays by understanding the process from article submission to final decision and addressing any potential issues before submission. IEEE guides you through your publishing effort with helpful tips and information including:

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The IEEE Article Submission Process

You’ve written your article and prepared your graphics; now it’s time to submit your article for review. This page shows you how.

Select your target journal

An article may be rejected before peer review if it is outside the scope of the journal.… Read More >


About the Peer Review Process

Your submitted article will be evaluated by at least two independent reviewers whose feedback will contribute to the editor’s decision on whether to accept or reject your article for publication.

What is peer review and why is it important?

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Understanding the Decision Process

After peer review, the editor considers all the feedback received from reviewers and arrives at a decision on the article. The decision letter is delivered to the author via email. There are three basic types of decisions: Accept, Revise, and Reject.… Read More >


Checklist for Submitting Your Article for Peer Review

While preparing to submit your article for peer review make sure to:

  • Select your target publication with help from the IEEE Publication Recommender
  • Review the submission guidelines for your target publication to ensure your article meets all requirements
  • Agree on who will serve as the article’s corresponding author if your article has multiple authors
  • Check that you have all necessary files
  • Get an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) if you don’t have one already
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