As a journal author, you may have some questions about the publishing process – and you are not alone. Here are answers for some of the questions that we are asked most often.
Full information is on each journal's web page on the IET Digital Library.
Most of our journals are included in all the major international databases such as IET Inspec, Science Citation Index, Scopus and Ei Compendex. Please see the full list of where each of our journals are indexed.
We aim for six weeks for the Letters titles and two months for the IET Research Journals, but some journals may vary.
All manuscripts are published on acceptance in the format that they were submitted in on the IET Digital Library as soon as any requested revisions have been approved and the license form is received. Once the paper has been typeset it is published e-first ahead of each issue: we aim for a time from submission to e-first publication of 10-12 weeks for the Letters titles and six months for the IET Research Journals but some journals may vary.
We aim for 2.5 - 4 months for the Letters titles and one year on average for the IET Research Journals, but some journals may vary.
There is no charge to submit to any of the IET’s journals. If your paper is accepted, you will be asked to choose a publication option and there is a charge for choosing the open access option. Please see our Open Access Publishing page for more information.
All IET Letters and Research Journals have both Word and LaTeX templates which are available through the relevant journal’s author guide. The Journal of Engineering does not have a LaTeX template. Please see the author guides, under the "About" tab of each journal's web page on the IET Digital Library to download these templates.
Your paper is most likely undergoing peer review. Updates on the status of your paper are available via the manuscript submission and peer review site that you submitted your paper through.
You will be given the opportunity to make corrections to your proof prior to publication. Unfortunately, you cannot make any further corrections after the final version has been published.
Your proof will be being processed and it will be sent to you when it is available. Depending on the journal, it can take 6-8 weeks to process a paper.