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Open Access

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.

10 Years of Quality Publishing

Broad Scope

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 is a signatory of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). DORA is a set of recommendations and principles aimed at improving the way research outputs are evaluated, emphasizing the need to evaluate research based on its content, merits, and broader impacts rather than relying solely on journal-level metrics.

IEEE provides a range of metrics to encourage a shift toward assessment based on the scientific content of an article rather than publication metrics of the journal in which it was published.

See https://sfdora.org/read/ for more information.

IEEE Access was included in the 2022 Journal Citation Report (JCR) and received:

  • an impact factor of 3.9 *Impact factor = citations in 2022 to articles published in 2020 and 2021/articles published in 2020 and 2021
  • an Eigenfactor of 0.32872 *Measured by counting the total number of citations a journal receives over a five-year period
  • an article influence score of 0.685 *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 0.7 *Immediacy index = citations in 2022 to articles published in 2022

In terms of 2022 Scopus citation data, IEEE Access received:

  • a CiteScore of 9.0 *2022 CiteScore counts the citations received in 2019-2022 to articles, reviews, conference papers, book chapters and data papers published in 2019-2022, and divides this by the number of publications published in 2019-2022.
  • a SCImago journal rank (SJR) of 0.926 *SJR measures weighted citations received by the journal. Citation weighting depends on subject field and prestige (SJR) of the citing journal.

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)

Article Processing Charge (APC)

IEEE Access is a gold fully open access journal supported by article processing charges (APCs). The APC is $1,995 per article (plus applicable local taxes) without page limits.  

For information on available APC discounts, please visit the FAQ.  Please note that discounts cannot be combined.