IEEE Transactions on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems

TICPSEditorial BoardInformation for AuthorsPolicies and guidelines


TICPS has started accepting paper submissions
TIPCS is a hybrid journal, i.e. it will publish both open-access and regular papers. The authors will have the choice. However, in compliance with Plan S, TIPCS is committed to eventually transitioning to a fully OA journal over time. Authors receiving research grants from Coalition S funders are therefore compliant with Plan S requirements when publishing their research articles in TIPCS. Please see for more details.

For a limited time, the IES is subsidizing the APC for Associate Editors and reviewers of TICPS by offering a special rate of 100% off, as they collaborate with the journal. This offer cannot be combined with any discounts.


Cyber-Physical Systems are the engineered systems that are built from, and depend upon, the seamless integration of computation and physical components. The IEEE Transactions on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems publishes original papers related to a broad scope associated with the industrial cyber-physical systems (ICPS) knowledge domain.

Technical areas:

  • Example areas of interest include but are not limited to:
  • Engineering and Management of Systems of ICPS,
  • Architectures, Technologies, and Tools for ICPS,
  • Artificial Intelligence Empowered ICPS,
  • Trustworthy and Reliable ICPS,
  • Applications of ICPS,
  • Education and Training for ICPS.


Editorial Board

Founding Editor-in-Chief

Okyay Kaynak

Okyay Kaynak

Associate Editors

Complete list of Associate Editors is listed here. Dec. 2022 updated


Journal Administrators

Yogendra Tripathy


Information for Authors

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  • 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. 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 the review process. Those with a similarity index > 40% will be rejected.
  • 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.

TICPS checklist for manuscript submissions

  1. New manuscripts should not exceed 8 (letters 4) pages including references, authors’ bios and photos. A mandatory page charge is applicable beyond 8 pages if the paper is accepted after the review process.
  2. In order to follow the single-blind review process, we ask that all the authors be identifiable within the manuscript (DO include authors’ names, their biographies, affiliation, etc.).
  3. If a significant portion of your manuscript was already published at a conference, the manuscript must include the previous work in the references section.
  4. TICPS policy does not consider surveys, state of the art review papers or project reports. Only Guest Editors of a Special Section (or submissions allowed by the Editor-in-Chief) are invited to submit such a kind of manuscript.
  5. Multiple-part papers are subject to an 'Immediate reject' decision unless the authors ask for a consent from the EiC prior to the submission.
  6. The only file which has to be submitted (uploaded) is the manuscript in PDF format (WORD files are also possible but please be sure that the file was properly converted by the submission system). In order to make it portable you must embed the not standard fonts or avoid them in the PDF file. This is not an easy process, but often all problems are solved when you are printing PDF file from WORD and you will select in printer properties "Press Quality" instead of "Standard".
  7. Manuscripts must be in IEEE double column format using the templates mentioned above, so that the length of the paper and readability of figures can be evaluated.
  8. It is a mandatory requirement that the primary e-mail address of all authors is an institutional e-mail. This applies to all authors of each new and revised paper. Papers where this is not satisfied will not enter the review process.
  9. Your manuscript must be within the scope of IEEE Trans. on Industrial Cyber- Physical Systems. If not, we will not be able to provide adequate review. The cover letter should include a statement on how the submission fits the domain of ICPS.
  10. All cited papers must be referenced and discussed within the text of the manuscript. Be sure that the manuscript is up to date. It is expected that a significant portion of references are to recently published papers.


Policies and guidelines