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Article acceptance requirements

The criteria for an article to be accepted for publication include:

  1. The article should be original writing that enhances the existing body of knowledge in the given subject area. Original review articles and surveys are acceptable, even if new data/concepts are not presented.
  2. Results reported have not been submitted or published elsewhere (although expanded versions of conference publications are eligible for submission).
  3. Experiments, statistics, and other analyses are performed to a high technical standard and are described in sufficient detail.
  4. Conclusions are presented in an appropriate fashion and are supported by the data.
  5. The article is presented in an intelligible fashion and is written in Standard English.
  6. Appropriate references to related prior published works must be included.


Types of submissions that are highly encouraged

  • Interdisciplinary topics, or applications-oriented articles that don’t fit within the scope of traditional journals
  • Practical articles describing interesting solutions to engineering or information system design challenges
  • Development of new or improved fabrication or manufacturing techniques
  • Articles reporting new experimental or measurement techniques, including negative results
  • Reviews or surveys of new or evolving fields aimed at increasing others’ understanding of these emerging topics, however, tutorials are not allowed.

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Submission checklist

  1. Manuscript as a PDF in double column, single-spaced format
  2. Manuscript keywords
  3. Biographies of all listed authors (PDF or Microsoft Word)
  4. Opposed reviewers (if any)
  5. Multimedia video (if any)
  6. If the article was previously rejected after peer review with encouragement to update and resubmit, then a complete “list of updates” must be included in a separate document. The list of updates should have the following regarding each comment: 1) reviewers’ concerns, 2) authors’ response to the concerns, 3) actual changes implemented.


Supplemental Material

You may submit supplemental material (code, data, video, etc.) with your article submission, which will be posted on IEEE Xplore under the tab “media” with your published article. IEEE Access has also adopted the following services:

  1. Code Ocean – A cloud-based computational reproducibility platform, integrated with IEEE Xplore that enables IEEE authors to publish their executable code associated with research articles. Code may be uploaded at submission, revision or after acceptance of the article. For more information on Code Ocean, please click here.
  2. IEEE DataPort: A repository of datasets and data analysis tools. The repository is designed to accept all types of datasets, including Big Data datasets up to 2TB, and it provides both downloading capabilities and access to Cloud services to enable data analysis in the Cloud.  For standard dataset uploads, there is no cost to the author. For open access datasets, it is free for a limited time with coupon code OPENACCESS1. For more information on IEEE DataPort, please click here.


Graphical Abstracts

Should your article be accepted for publication, you will be required to provide a graphical abstract, which is a concise, visual summary of the findings of your article. The graphical abstract could either be a figure or image from the article that will be displayed on your article’s abstract page on IEEE Xplore. If you submit animation or a multimedia video with your article, that will be used as the graphical abstract and we will request a still image to act as an overlay.

a) Example of a graphical abstract video with image overlay on IEEE Xplore:

To view an example article on IEEE Xplore, please click here.

b) Example of a graphical abstract image on IEEE Xplore:

To view an example article on IEEE Xplore, please click here.

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