Peer Review—Magazines



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IEEE Micro, a bimonthly publication of the IEEE Computer Society, reaches an international audience of microcomputer and microprocessor designers, system integrators, and users. Readers want to increase their technical knowledge of computers and peripherals; systems, components, and subassemblies; communications, instrumentation, and control equipment; and software.

Manuscript Requirements

IEEE Micro publishes original works up to a maximum of 5,000 words (less an allowance of 250 words for each average-size figure, table, or program).

These works discuss the design, performance, or application of microcomputers and microprocessor systems. Readers welcome tutorial material, review papers, and standards discussions. Topic areas include systems, chips, applications, architecture, fault tolerance, data acquisition, languages, operating systems, application software, artificial intelligence, communications, and hardware/software design and implementation.

Note that IEEE Micro does not accept manuscripts that are also submitted to another publication.

Writing tips

  • Readers welcome clear, accurate articles that are presented in logical sequence and offer material they can use on the job.
  • Tutorials, how-to articles, and real-world cases are most welcome.
  • Let readers know in the first paragraph why your subject is important; give them a reason to continue reading.
  • Define your thesis or problem and discuss your solution(s) and any trade-offs.
  • Augment your discussion with examples, tables, diagrams, charts, and photographs to help readers grasp your point.
  • End by putting your topic in perspective and stating any further work plans.
  • All readers won't be familiar with your specialty; you will have to explain unusual terms or intricate processes.
  • Readers move swiftly through articles written in the active voice and containing short words, short sentences, and concrete examples. An example of active voice is "This scheme contains two main buses" NOT "Two main buses are contained in this scheme."
  • Avoid jargon, explain acronyms, and simplify your language. For example, use "to" NOT "for the purpose of" and use "can" NOT "has the capability to." In other words, write the way you talk.
  • Remember that magazine style differs from journal and report styles.

How to Submit

The IEEE Computer Society now employs a secure, Web-based manuscript submission and peer-review tracking system. Authors who wish to submit to IEEE Micro must use Manuscript Central to upload their submissions to this all-electronic system. The first-time user must create a new account. The site provides detailed instructions on usage. 

We believe that Manuscript Central will be an efficient tool that will significantly reduce the time required for the peer review process. For more information, please see our submission guidelines and requirements located in the Author Center.

Contact Information

Erik R. Altman
Editor in Chief, IEEE Micro
Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Hawthorne, NY

Molly Gamborg
Editorial Management, IEEE Micro
10662 Los Vaqueros Circle
PO Box 3014
Los Alamitos, CA 90720-1314
Phone: +1 714 821 8380
Fax: +1 714 821 4010

IEEE Micro
10662 Los Vaqueros Circle
PO  Box 3014
Los Alamitos, CA 90720-1264
Phone: +1 714 821 8380
Fax:  +1 714 821 4010

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