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Friday, 27 February 2015

How to publish with IEEE

A few weeks ago Christopher Lewis (UK representative for IEEE) visited the University of Leicester and gave a talk on publishing with the IEEE. Here's a few of his top tips:
  • Why publish with IEEE? Large publisher with high visibility and credibility that covers all areas of technology.
  • If you are a new researcher then try submitting to an IEEE conference.
    • Find a conference that matches your research area.
    • Ensure you can attend the conference.
  •  Journal Article - Find the right journal for you - ensure it's scope, audience and subject matter match your research area.
  • What are IEEE editors and reviewers looking for in a journal article?
    • Clearly written original material that addresses a new and important problem
    • Valid methods and rationale
    • Conclusions that make sense
    • Illustrations, tables and graphs that support the text
    • References that are current and relevant to the subject
  • Top reasons for rejecting an article:
    • Article content is not a good fit or high enough quality for the journal
    • Serious scientific flaws:
    • Poorly written
    • It does not address a big enough problem or advance the scientific field
    • Previously published
  • Typical article structure:
    • Title
    • Abstracts
    • Keywords
    • Introduction
    • Methodology
    • Results/Discussion/Findings
    • Conclusion
    • References
  • Download their free 32 page guide 'How to write for technical periodicals and conferences' (PDF)
  • You can find lots more information and guidance on the IEEE Author pages, including a video version of a similar talk.

You can also find guidance on choosing where to publish on the library website, plus information on open access publishing.

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