Special Sections

What is a Special Section?

IEEE Access Special Sections are a collection of articles that focus on unique topics; topics of research that belong within the IEEE but would be considered out of scope for most of the IEEE journals (e.g. multidisciplinary or boundary-pushing topics).

Special Sections are created by Associate Editors and Guest Editors, once their proposal is accepted by an IEEE Access Editorial Committee. Each Special Section will include an editorial that introduces the collection of (four or more) articles on the topic. Completed Special Sections are grouped together on the IEEE Xplore® digital library.


Who can submit to a Special Section in IEEE Access?

Any researcher who is specialized in the Special Section field can submit an article to IEEE Access. During article submission on ScholarOne Manuscripts, authors should select the Special Section from the pull-down menu of “Manuscript type” in the first page of the submission process.


Special Sections Currently Accepting Article Submissions

Big Data
Biomedical Engineering
Circuits and Systems
    Computers and Information Processing
    Geoscience and Remote Sensing
    Industry Applications
    Information Theory
    Intelligent Transportation Systems
    Materials, elements, and compounds
        Microwave Theory and Techniques
        Oceanic Engineering and Marine Technology
        Power Engineering and Energy
        Science - General
        Social Implications of Technology
        System Engineering and Theory
        System, Man, and Cybernetics

        Closed Special Sections

        Robotics and Automation
        System Engineering and Theory
          System, Man, and Cybernetics