JESTIE - Information for Authors
- All articles must be submitted via our submission site at:
- Peer review:
The articles in this journal are peer reviewed in accordance with the requirements set forth in the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board Operations Manual (https://pspb.ieee.org/images/files/files/opsmanual.pdf). Each published article was reviewed by a minimum of two independent reviewers using a single-blind peer review process, where the identities of the reviewers are not known to the authors, but the reviewers know the identities of the authors. Articles will be screened for plagiarism before acceptance.
- ORCID is required for all authors
All IEEE journals require an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) for all authors. ORCID is a persistent unique identifier for researchers and functions similarly to an article’s Digital Object Identifier (DOI). You will need a registered ORCID to submit an article or review a proof in this journal. Learn more about ORCID and sign up for an ORCID today.
- IEEE Manuscript Templates for Transactions/Journals can be found here.
- Addition of authors in subsequent stages of revised manuscript is not allowed without prior approval from the EIC. Authors need to submit substantial evidence to EIC to include additional authors.
JESTIE publishes the following category of papers:
- EXPRESS PUBLICATIONS
- PIONEERING WORK (PW): Fundamental/pioneering works with experimental verification are published under this category. Decision (ACCEPT/REJECT or MINOR REVISION) will be taken after the first review. There will not be any MAJOR REVISION. Minor revision may be asked by the AE and a maximum of two weeks’ time will be given to attend to the revisions recommended. The motivation of this category is to encourage submission of fundamental and pioneering work in areas that are within the scope of JESTIE. All papers accepted in this category will not be in queue and will be published immediately in the next issue in JESTIE. A manuscript in this category should preferably be within 8 to 12 pages (single spacing double column format) in length including photo and bio of the authors. As a decision will be taken after the first review, authors need to be careful in preparing the manuscript. PW papers should be very new such as opening a new area of research. Authors need not pay any extra page charge for PW papers.
- EXPRESS REGULAR (ER): An EXPRESS REGULAR (ER) promotes fast publication of research work that is novel. All decisions will be taken in the first stage of review itself. No major revision is allowed. Minor revision may be asked by the AE and a maximum of two weeks’ time will be given to attend to the revisions recommended. A manuscript in this category should be within 8 pages (single spacing double column format) in length including photo and bio of the authors. Mandatory page charges will apply beyond the first 8 pages if the manuscript becomes more than 8 pages after editing and final formatting by IEEE. Note that photo and bio are not mandatory.
- EXPRESS BRIEF (EB): An EXPRESS BRIEF (EB) promotes fast publication of a part of the research work that is novel. New developments of established concepts are also welcome. Authors must be very careful to prepare the manuscript as all decisions will be taken in the first stage of review itself. No major revision is allowed. Minor revision may be asked by the AE and a maximum of two weeks’ time will be given to attend to the revisions recommended. A manuscript in this category should be within a maximum of 6 pages (single spacing double column format) in length including photo and bio of the authors. Note that photo and bio are not mandatory. As the length of the manuscript is restricted to maximum 6 pages, no extra page charge will apply.
- REGULAR PUBLICATIONS
- REGULAR: Any research work that is within the scope of JESTIE having page length between 8 to 10 pages (including photo and bio of the authors) comes in this category. Decisions will be taken in a timely manner but several stages of revision may be asked by the Associate Editor and the EIC depending on the comments from the reviewers. At every stage, decisions may be ACCEPT/REJECT/MINOR or MAJOR revision. Mandatory page charge will apply beyond the first 8 pages. It is expected that a decision will be taken within a maximum of three REVISION unless there is a special case as decided by the AEs and the EIC.
- SPECIAL SECTION: SPECIAL SECTION (SS) papers are similar to the regular category but this is focused on the area of an SS. These papers are published clubbed under the corresponding SS. In case any SS doesn’t have at least 5 papers (accepted), such SS-papers will be published as regular papers in the journal.
- CONFERENCE: Manuscripts in conference category must cite the conference paper in the reference. Authors can submit papers from the conferences sponsored/co-sponsored by IES, DEIS, IAS, PELS and PES. Papers must be within the scope of IES and in emerging areas only as listed in the JESTIE website. Authors may submit modified and improved versions of the conference paper. Similarity-index should be below 50% considering all related publications including the "conference paper". Maximum page length at the time of submission to be between 8 to 10 pages (including photo and bio of the authors if authors prefer to add the same). Decisions will be taken in a timely manner but several stages of revision may be asked by the Associate Editor and the EIC depending on the comments from the reviewers. At every stage, decisions may be ACCEPT/REJECT/MINOR or MAJOR revision. Mandatory page charge will apply beyond the first 8 pages. It is expected that a decision will be taken within a maximum of three REVISION unless there is a special case as decided by the AEs and the EIC.
- LETTER: A letter is focused on a specific topic where authors would like to publish one aspect of some work. All LETTERS must have experimental verification of the proposed concept. A LETTER can be a maximum of 4 pages (single spacing double column format) in length without Photo and Bio. Note that for letters, Photo and bio are not required.
For JESTIE, all categories of papers require some form of experimental verification of the proposed concept except papers in some of the emerging areas such as in power systems, cybersecurity etc., where conducting experiments are almost impossible. All manuscripts must be within the scope of JESTIE. Authors are requested to regularly check the EMERGING and SELECTED areas in JESTIE-website. SS papers must be within the scope of the corresponding SS.
JESTIE checklist for manuscript submissions:
- IEEE JESTIE is accepting papers only on emerging areas within the scope of the journal and on areas listed in Special Sections. JESTIE is an application-oriented engineering journal. It is therefore expected that all submissions will contain experimental verification of the novel theoretical concepts, given in the paper. Papers not containing experimental results should therefore not be submitted since they will be subject to an 'Immediate reject' decision. An experimental rig, used for verification, must contain hardware components other than a PC/laptop.
- Review-papers are invited from the Experts only. Therefore, it is expected that without getting an invitation from the EIC any author should not submit a review-type manuscript in JESTIE.
- Page-limits for JESTIE manuscripts (REGULAR category papers):
- For New-manuscripts:
New manuscripts should preferably be of 8 pages and maximum 10 pages (3 for letters). Note that in the final page count, the authors' bios and photos should be included. A mandatory page charge ($175 per page) is applicable beyond 8 pages when the paper will be accepted after the review process. The authors will also be requested to pay an optional sustaining page charge of $110 per printed page to cover the cost of publication of the first eight pages. As JESTIE is a hybrid journal, authors will choose either traditional manuscript publication or Open Access upon acceptance. If you choose to have your manuscript be Open Access, you commit to pay the $2,345 OA fee for publication in order to enable unrestricted public access, separate from any overlength charges. No OA payment is required for traditional publication. Authors are encouraged to seek institutional support for all page costs.
- For Revised manuscripts:
In the revision flow, the reviewers tend to ask for more explanations, also note that the maximum allowed length is 10 pages and exceptionally up to 12 pages may be authorized (paying an overlength fee for the pages beyond 8 pages). Note that in the final page count, the authors’ bios and photos should be included.
Note that page limits are different for different categories of papers. Authors are advised to check details for different category papers before submission.
- For New-manuscripts:
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