Peer Review—Magazines

Intelligent Systems


Reviewer Center

IEEE Intelligent Systems magazine is looking for succinct, practical, readable articles that will appeal to experts and nonexperts alike.

Click on the links below for more information on your topic of interest.

Conduct of the Referee

To guarantee fairness to the author, reviewers should follow these guidelines:

  • Respond within the allotted time.
  • Provide sound, constructive reviews.
  • Assume that papers submitted for publication aren't meant to be public.
  • Don't use material from a paper you've refereed or share it with others.
  • Don't distribute copies of a paper you've been asked to referee unless the material is already public.
  • Tell the associate editor, guest editor, and editor in chief if refereeing a paper involves any conflicts of interest involved.

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Do's and Don'ts


  • Keep your review objective.
  • Pay attention to organization and technical content.
  • Comment on the appropriateness of methods, analyses, results, and conclusions.
  • Comment on the technical significance and accuracy of the work and its relevance to your field of study
  • Suggest specific improvements (noting each change as optional or required).
  • Identify what, if anything, the paper needs to be more accessible to fields outside its primary category (for example, terms or concepts that need explanation in sidebars or glossaries).
  • Indicate the thoroughness of your review.
  • Reject manuscripts that require excessive revision.
  • Reject well-written manuscripts with trivial or insignificant results and minor contributions to the subject area.
  • Feel free to suggest a more appropriate publication for a rejected manuscript.


  • Review manuscripts you find personally objectionable.
  • Waste time correcting grammar, spelling, and voice. Staff editors will handle this for accepted articles.
  • Identify yourself or your own work.
  • Review manuscripts that don't interest you.
  • Reject manuscripts that require simple reorganization.
  • Reject large papers that try to do too much. Instead, point out which parts are most important and describe how to revise the manuscript to give it focus.

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How to Contact Us

IEEE Computer Society
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Los Alamitos, CA 90720
+1 714 821 8380

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The keywords linked to each paper are taken from the ACM taxonomy. (This is an extended version of the ACM Computing Classification System Copyright ©2003 ACM, used with permission.) Keywords should closely reflect the paper's topic and optimally characterize it. They link papers to appropriate reviewers (that is, reviewers who share the same keywords as the paper). You should add other keywords if you feel they help to further identify the paper's topic.

We encourage you to enter at least two keywords that reflect your expertise when updating your User Information in ScholarOne. There's no upper limit.

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Manuscript Text Requirements

Articles submitted to IEEE Intelligent Systems should be between 3,000 and 7,500 words, including all text, the abstract, keywords, bibliography, biographies, and table text. The word count should include 200 words for each table and figure. The normal limit for references is 10.

NOTE: Please be familiar with the magazine's requirements (read the author guidelines).

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Preliminary/Conference Version

If the author provided a previously published conference paper, please check the submission to determine whether a sufficient amount of new material has been added to warrant publication in IEEE Intelligent Systems. New results aren't required; however, the submission should contain expansions of the conference paper's key ideas, examples, elaborations, and so on.

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Review Process

You may use the public comments section of the review form to address the author about his or her submission.

We hope that you'll be able to submit your review within the given time frame assigned by the publications administrator (normally 3 weeks). The complete review process varies from four to six months, and your timely participation is integral to helping us meet our goals.

The peer review process allows IEEE Computer Society publications to continually present the highest-quality articles to its readers and maintain our reputation for quality and integrity. We appreciate your willingness to volunteer your time and expertise on behalf of IEEE Intelligent Systems.

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