Scope - IEEE T Industrial Electronics

The IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics publishes papers with experimentally verified applications of electronics, controls, instrumentation, and computation for the enhancement of industrial systems and processes. Included are power electronics and electric motor drives, system control, signal processing, fault detection and diagnosis, power electronics in renewable energy and power systems, instrumentation, measurement and testing, modeling and simulation, motion control, applications in mechatronics and robotics, sensors and actuators, and applications of artificial intelligence in industrial electronic systems.

IEEE T Industrial Electronics has a wide scope, as given above. There are however topics that are outside the scope and papers in such areas are likely to be rejected without the review. Some examples are given below. Please check whether your paper belongs to any of the listed areas. If in doubt, please contact the Editor-in-Chief to clarify whether or not your paper is within the scope. Please also remember that a proper experimental verification is mandatory.

What is typically regarded as outside the scope (in alphabetical order)?

  • Antennae
  • Audio engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Classical power and distribution systems
  • Computer vision
  • Fault diagnosis of purely mechanical systems, such as bearings
  • Fundamental physics of sensors
  • Electrical machines connected to classical 50/60Hz grid (without any electronics/converters)
  • Image processing
  • Line-frequency transformers
  • Magnetics (including static fields) and pure electromagnetics
  • Microwaves
  • Navigation
  • Nuclear engineering
  • Optical engineering
  • Partial discharges
  • Pattern recognition and classification
  • Physical, chemical and thermal aspects of batteries
  • Physics, thermal analysis, and packaging of power integrated circuits and semiconductor devices, VLSI circuits
  • Radio frequency related topics and applications
  • Sensors without electronic/electrical sub-systems
  • Solar irradiance aspects, including shading
  • Superconductivity
  • Thermal engineering
  • Video engineering
  • Wind speed prediction

Message from the E-i-C regarding COVID-19:

At this time of health crisis worldwide, TIE continues to operate normally. We however recognise that many of our authors, reviewers and editors are affected in one way or the other by the Covid-19 spread. If you need additional time to complete any of your tasks, be it review of a paper or submission of a revised version, please contact the journal administrator, Ms Samantha Jacobs. Best wishes and keep safe.

IEEE T IE 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, which must be used by the authors for verification, must contain hardware components other than a PC/laptop.

Please note that this definition means that HiL in general, RT-boxes (from PLECS), Typhoon kits, OPAL-RT systems, and similar do qualify as being regarded parts of a legitimate experimental rig. Please also note that the editors will check whether the papers satisfy this requirement.

Submission policy has changed on 01 July 2020. TIE has switched to "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.

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 (IEEE PSPB Op. 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 acceptance.

New article templates are available:

General template Post Conference Papers template

For an individual to be listed as a co-author, it is mandatory from 01 April 2021 that the primary e-mail address is an institutional one. This applies not only to the submitting author but to ALL authors of each and every paper. Papers where this requirement is not satisfied will not be put into the review process.

To ensure compliance with this requirement the submitting author should, prior to the submission, contact all co-authors and request that they, if necessary, edit contact details in their S1M accounts. Non-institutional e-mails can only be used as the Primary CC e-mail address from this date onward.

How to update the emails on S1M

Add your institutional email on the "Primary E-Mail Address" field. By including non-institutional emails as "Primary CC E-Mail Address", as shown in the picture, the user will receive a copy of the messages sent from S1M.

Examples of not allowed emails:


Examples of allowed emails:

  • ...@[university-emails]
  • ...@[industry-emails]