Guidelines for Authors

Manuscript Submission

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts containing original and substantial work that must not be currently under consideration for publication in other venues. It is IEEE publications policy to not republish papers of any kind (see However, the IEEE IoT Journal might consider publishing expanded, more complete, and archival-quality versions of prior papers that have been presented at conferences and/or published in conference proceedings. Please refer to guidelines for conference based special issues.

All original manuscripts or revisions to the IEEE IoT Journal must be submitted electronically through IEEE Manuscript Central, Each submitted manuscript will be sent to reviewers who will evaluate your work. The IEEE IoT Journal encourages authors to suggest potential reviewers as part of the submission process, which might help to expedite the review of the manuscript. Please suggest only those without conflict of interest (e.g. who work at institutions other than your own and with whom you have no collaborative or other technical or family ties). Each submission must be classified by the author to select appropriate keywords of this Journal (e.g. Constrained Devices, Body Area Networks, Cyber-Physical Systems).

Manuscript Formats

Authors are required to prepare manuscripts employing the double-column style template developed by IEEE (see h More general information on article templates, as well as instructions on how to prepare your papers for publication in IEEE Transactions and Journals can be found in the IEEE Author Digital Toolbox (see

IEEE IoT Journal follows the IEEE practices on units and abbreviations, as outlined in the Institute’s published standards; see IEEE Information for Author Digital Too Box at: IEEE IoT Journal requires that derivations which are easily found in the literature merely be cited.

Multiple Submissions and Prior Publications

The IEEE IoT Journal cannot tolerate unfortunate situations when authors submit the same, or nearly identical, manuscript to more than one place (journals or conferences) or resubmit their prior publications without significant extension. In such cases: a) the manuscript in question will be immediately rejected; b) other manuscripts of the same authors/co-authors currently under review will be returned; c) the authors/co-authors will be prohibited from new submissions to the IEEE IoT Journal for at least one calendar year.

Mandatory Page Charges

The author(s) or their company/institution will be billed $175 (USD) per page in excess of the first eight published pages. These charges are mandatory, and the author(s) will be held responsible for them. Payment of these charges is not negotiable or voluntary. Submission by the author of their manuscript to this Journal signifies acceptance of the requirement to pay mandatory page charges. The Publisher holds the right to withhold publication of the current submission or any future submissions from the author(s) if this charge is not honored. To avoid incurring mandatory page charges, the author(s) are advised to practice economy in the original manuscript submission and restraint in preparation of the final manuscript following peer review. Review papers cannot exceed 25 pages (a submission exceeding 25 pages will be rejected immediately without going through a review process) and are exempt from the mandatory over-length page charges. However, IoT-J focuses on publishing regular research-type articles like other IEEE Transactions, only a very few high quality “review/survey ” type submissions could be selected for publication after the strict review process. The submissions that lack quality or does not focus on the IoT will be rejected directly.


By policy, IEEE owns the copyright to the technical contributions it publishes. To comply with the United States copyright law, authors of accepted papers are required to submit online a completed IEEE Copyright Form. The form returns to the authors and their employers’ full rights to reuse their material for their own purposes. The Copyright Form can be reviewed and downloaded from the IEEE site,

Contact Us

To contact the IEEE IoT Journal Publication Office, please send email to Mariola Piatkiewicz m.piatkiewicz[at]