Peer Review—Magazines



Reviewer Center

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

Do's and Don'ts


  • Keep your review objective.
  • Pay attention to organization and technical content by commenting on the work's technical significance and accuracy.
  • Identify and note the type of manuscript (research, tutorial, survey, or case study).
  • Comment on the appropriateness of methods, analyses, results, and conclusions.
  • Suggest specific improvements; identify specific areas that the author can remove.
  • Recognize that IEEE Micro has a word limit of 5,000 words, including 150 words for each figure and table.
  • Look at the references for appropriateness; IEEE Micro generally accepts 12 maximum.
  • Reject manuscripts that require extensive revision.
  • Reject manuscripts with trivial or insignificant results and minor contributions to the subject area even if well written.


  • Review manuscripts you find personally objectionable.
  • Correct grammar, spelling, and voice. Accepted articles will be edited.
  • Identify yourself or your own work.
  • Include personal comments and biases about the author and subject matter.
  • 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

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Los Alamitos, CA 90720
+1 714 821 8380

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The keywords linked to each paper come from the ACM taxonomy. Keywords should closely reflect the topic of the paper and optimally characterize it. They link papers to appropriate reviewers (those sharing 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 a minimum of two keywords that reflect your expertise when updating your User Information in Manuscript Central.

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Manuscript Text Requirement

Manuscripts must not exceed 5,000 words (with each average-size figure counting as 150 words toward this limit), including a maximum of 12 references, as well as tables, figures with captions, and biographies.

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Preliminary/Conference Version

If the author provided a previously published conference paper, please check the submission to determine whether it contains a sufficient amount of new material to warrant publication in IEEE Micro. New results are not required; however, the submission should contain expansions of key ideas, examples, elaborations, and, so on.

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Reviewer Conduct

In order to guarantee fairness to the author, the reviewer for a paper submitted to the IEEE Computer Society should abide by a number of guidelines including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Respond within the allotted time.
  • Provide sound, constructive reviews.
  • Assume that papers submitted for publication are not meant to be public.
  • Do not use material from a paper you have reviewed.
  • Do not share material from a paper you have reviewed with others.
  • Do not distribute copies of a paper you have been asked to review unless the material is already public.
  • Tell the associate editor, guest editor, and editor in chief if there are any conflicts of interest involved in reviewing a paper.

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Review Process

You can 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 of three 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 their readers and maintain our reputation for quality and integrity. We appreciate your willingness to volunteer your time and expertise on behalf of IEEE Micro.

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