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Multidisciplinary Open Access Journal

IEEE Access is an award-winning, multidisciplinary, all-electronic archival journal, continuously presenting the results of original research or development across all of IEEE’s fields of interest. Supported by article processing charges (APC), its hallmarks are a rapid peer review and publication process of 4 to 6 weeks with open access 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 of IEEE’s fields of interest, emphasizing applications-oriented and interdisciplinary articles.


IEEE Access was included in the 2019 Journal Citation Report (JCR) and received:

  • an impact factor of 3.745 *Impact factor = citations in 2019 to articles published in 2017 and 2018/articles published in 2017 and 2018
  • an Eigenfactor of 0.08130 *Measured by counting the total number of citations a journal receives over a five-year period
  • an article influence score of 0.642 *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 0.615 *Immediacy index = citations in 2019 to articles published in 2019  

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)

Among most popular downloads on IEEE Xplore®

IEEE Access articles are in IEEE Xplore’s Most Popular downloads every month. Due to this popularity, and a commitment to upholding high IEEE peer review quality standards, one of its articles has been awarded the 2015 IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper award.

No page limits

The article processing charge (APC) is $1,750 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 15% discount (the 5% IEEE member discount plus an additional 10% discount for Society membership).

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.

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