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A Multidisciplinary Open Access Journal

IEEE Access is a multidisciplinary, online-only, gold fully open access journal, continuously presenting the results of original research or development across all IEEE fields of interest. Supported by article processing charges (APCs), its hallmarks are rapid peer review, a submission-to-publication time of 4 to 6 weeks, and articles that are freely available to all readers.

A Scope Covering all IEEE Fields of Interest

IEEE Access publishes articles that are of high interest to readers: original, technically correct, and clearly presented. The scope of this journal comprises all IEEE fields of interest, emphasizing applications-oriented and interdisciplinary articles.

IEEE Access hosts IEEE Society/Council Sections as well as Special Sections, which give researchers the opportunity to publish their work in dedicated topical sections.


IEEE Access was included in the 2021 Journal Citation Report (JCR) and received:

  • an impact factor of 3.476 *Impact factor = citations in 2021 to articles published in 2019 and 2020/articles published in 2019 and 2020
  • an Eigenfactor of 0.24936 *Measured by counting the total number of citations a journal receives over a five-year period
  • an article influence score of 0.613 *This is a journal-specific Eigenfactor score. It is calculated by dividing the Eigenfactor score of the journal by the number of articles published. It tells the average impact of an article published in a journal from a five year period after the publication of the article.
  • an immediacy index of 0.702 *Immediacy index = citations in 2021 to articles published in 2021

Indexing Information

  • Current Contents/Engineering, Computing and Technology Edition (Clarivate Analytics)
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • EBSCOhost
  • Ei Compendex
  • Google Scholar
  • IET Inspec
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics)
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (Clarivate Analytics)
  • Scopus
  • Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics)

No Page Limits

IEEE Access is a gold fully open access journal supported by article processing charges (APCs). The APC is $1,950 per article (plus applicable local taxes) without page limits.  

Corresponding authors who are IEEE members receive a 5% discount; IEEE members who are also IEEE Society members receive a 20% discount (the 5% IEEE member discount plus an additional 15% discount for Society membership).  Please note that this discount does not apply to Student or Graduate Student Members.  More information can be found on the IEEE Author Center.

In addition, your institution’s library may have established a deposit account with IEEE to pay APCs on your behalf. Please check with your institution’s library to see if a deposit account is available.