When Your Article Is Published

Improve the visibility of your article.


Congratulations on publishing your article! It will appear in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Libraryalongside some of the world’s most highly cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics.

Track and improve the visibility of your published article:

  • Create a citation alert in IEEE Xplore to receive notifications when your article is cited
  • View your article’s metrics in IEEE Xplore including downloads, citations, and Altmetric activity
  • Promote your article to colleagues
  • Purchase print copies of your article

About the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library

The IEEE Xplore Digital Library provides online access to more than four million full-text documents, including:

  • 200 active journals
  • 1,500+ conference proceedings per year
  • 6,200+ technical standards
  • 2,400 eBooks
  • 425+ educational courses

Approximately 20,000 new documents are added to IEEE Xplore each month.… Read More >

Create Citation Alerts in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library

Get notified when an article published in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library is cited. To set up a citation alert, sign in to IEEE Xplore using your IEEE web account and go to the article you want to track.… Read More >

View Your Article Metrics in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library

Watch the usage of your article grow with the latest article metric data from IEEE Xplore. Simply navigate to your article in IEEE Xplore and click on the Metrics tab to see the following:

  • Usage: the number of times your article was viewed, either as a PDF or in HTML format
  • Citations: the number of times your article has been cited across multiple indexing services
  • Online sharing activity: discussion and sharing activities other than citation such as mainstream media coverage, mentions on social networks like Facebook and Twitter, or discussion on research blogs
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Promote Your Article

Now that your article is published, spread the word to colleagues through activities such as:

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Abstracting & Indexing (A&I) Databases

IEEE helps to promote your article through active partnerships with abstracting and indexing (A&I) providers including:

  • Scopus (Elsevier)
  • Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics)
  • ProQuest
  • IET (The Institution of Engineering and Technology)
  • NLM (US National Library of Medicine)
  • CrossRef

IEEE sends regular updates to all our A&I partners as new articles are uploaded into the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library.… Read More >

Purchase Print Copies of Your Article

Authors and co-authors can purchase reprints of their articles published in IEEE periodicals. Having a physical copy to share may:

  • Help you get interest from people in and around where you post it, especially in a common area where you work or on your office door
  • Increase readership; not everyone may open the PDF you send electronically
  • Raise awareness for those who are already interested in your work

Complete the reprints order form to place your order.… Read More >

Checklist for Post-Publication

Check off these tasks to increase the impact of your article.

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