Getting Published with IEEE Computer Society

There’s never been a better time to become published


Now’s your chance to write academic, technical, and industry research papers for the world’s most authoritative magazines and journals in computing.

If you have questions about getting published with IEEE Computer Society, we have answers. We’ve gathered the information you need to get started, including who can get published, what being published means, what the review process looks like, and all of the other important details. 

Don’t forget to access your author resources here, and get published in as little as 10 weeks!

Who can be published:


Although we usually see the majority of submissions come from PhD students (typically in conjunction with more senior professors who serve as co-authors), we also welcome submissions from professionals in academia as well as industry leaders. 

Ultimately, it’s not so much about who submits as it is about the quality of the content.


What it means to be published:


Being published with The Computer Society means that you are a part of the world’s most authoritative magazines and journals in computing.

Your publication will have been peer reviewed by experts that fully vet your content and determine its quality and overall contribution to the field of interest and that it follows all guidelines for journals and magazines.

When you become published, it means other peers decided your content was innovative, that it contributes to the advancement of the field, and that it is of such quality to be published in an IEEE-Computer Society publication.


How the review process works:


IEEE Computer Society solicits peer reviews from at least three individuals both inside and outside the manuscript’s specialty. These reviewers are assigned to manuscripts based on their expertise, and reviews are used as the basis for acceptance and content revisions. Our editor in chief makes the final decision regarding publication.

The length of the review process varies between papers, and many factors affect the time it takes to review a paper. The time it takes for an associate editor to be assigned, and for available, qualified reviewers to be located, depends on the complexity and the type of material submitted for review. Each publication makes a concerted effort to keep the review time to a minimum that is consistent with keeping the publication’s reputation for quality and integrity. Each submission placed into review is sent to at least three reviewers, making one submission correspond to roughly three review requests.

Magazine articles are peer reviewed in accordance with the requirements set forth in the IEEE PSPB Operations Manual, and all articles will be screened for plagiarism before acceptance.

When submitting your manuscript, you have the option to indicate preferred and non-preferred reviewers. Please confirm with the editor, guest editor (if applicable), and editor in chief that the suggested reviewers are individuals who “are competent and have experience in the area of the subject matter of the article” and that there is no real, perceived, or potential conflict of interest between any of the authors and suggested reviewers. Conflict of Interest is defined in IEEE Policies, Section 9.8 – Conflict Of Interest.

Something to note is that for general submissions, it can take approximately 6 to 12 months. For special issue articles, the timeframe is about 3 to 6 months.


What comes next:


  • After being published within The Computer Society, your article will be disseminated through IEEE channels including our Digital Library and Xplore.
  • The same article cannot be published in more than one venue. However, conference articles can be updated and expanded and be submitted as a new article to a journal or magazine.
  • If you’re interested, you could possibly peer review others’ submissions. IEEE Computer Society has a need for experts in the field to serve as reviewers for articles that have been submitted for consideration to be published.


Now is the time to write academic, technical, and industry research papers for the world’s most authoritative magazines and journals in computing.

Publish your technology research today!