Open Special Sections

IEEE Access Special Sections are a collection of articles grouped together on IEEE Xplore 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.

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.