Your Role in Article Production

Learn what happens after your article is accepted for publication.

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Follow these steps to keep your article moving quickly from acceptance to publication.

  1. Inform your co-authors if they are not included in the decision letter.
  2. Read the decision letter carefully for any additional tasks such as uploading final high-quality files or signing a copyright form. Production on your article will not begin until these tasks are completed.
  3. Your article will be prepared for publication. There is nothing you need to do at this stage, although if you wish you may login to the IEEE Author Gateway to track the progress of your article, contact your dedicated IEEE Staff Editor, or pay any fees associated with your article’s publication.
  4. You will be contacted when an article proof PDF is ready for review. This is the last time you will be able to make changes to the article before publication, so review the proof carefully and submit any edits. Learn more about how to proof your accepted article.
  5. Typically, your article will be finalized within 2-3 weeks from the start of the production process. Actual production time can vary depending on the individual journal’s publication constraints.
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Use the IEEE Author Gateway

Gain easy access to information, services, and tools during the production process by logging into the IEEE Author Gateway with your IEEE Account. In the Author Gateway you can:

  • View the status of your articles in the production process
  • Review and approve article proofs
  • Upload additional article files
  • Communicate with your dedicated IEEE Staff Editor
  • Download the accepted version of your article for deposition as required
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How to Review Your Article Proof

Use the IEEE Author Gateway to review and approve your article proof. An article proof shows you what your article will look like in a print or online publication.

  1. Click “Download and review article PDF” button on the “Article Detail – In Progress” page to download the proof.
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Potential Article Processing Charges

Although there is no cost for publishing with IEEE, you may wish to take advantage of some of our fee-based offerings listed below.

Open access

Your research funder may require that you publish open access, or you may simply want to maximize your audience by making your article freely available to read.… Read More >


IEEE Editorial Style Manual

The IEEE Editorial Style Manual (PDF, 823 KB) contains a formal set of editorial guidelines for IEEE Transactions, Journals, and Letters, including:

  • Punctuation
  • Capitalization
  • Abbreviations
  • Section headings
  • Numbers, equations
  • Footnotes
  • Biographies

The IEEE Mathematics Guide (PDF, 1.2 MB) illustrates how mathematical equations should be rendered in a technical article.… Read More >


Checklist for Article Production

Check off these steps to move your article quickly toward publication.

  1. Complete any tasks described in the decision letter such as uploading final high-quality files or signing a copyright form
  2. Use the IEEE Author Gateway to track the progress of your article, contact your dedicated IEEE Staff Editor with questions, or pay any fees associated with your article’s publication
  3. Watch for a notification from IEEE that your article proof is ready for review; when it’s available, review it carefully and return any corrections to the IEEE Staff Editor
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