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How to publish in a journal

Where do I find the scope of a journal?

Where are IET journals indexed?

Can I get an extension?

What are acceptable source files?

What does the length policy include?

How long until I get a first decision on my paper?

How long is the process to get published online?

How long is the process from submission to issue publication?

Is there a charge to submit to the IET’s journals?

Is there a LaTeX template I can use?

I haven’t heard about my paper for a while.

Can I make corrections after publication?

My paper was accepted but I haven’t received my proof.

Where should I submit my paper?

What if I’ve already submitted a paper via ScholarOne?

Do I need to create a new account in ReView?

 

Where do I find the scope of a journal?

Each journal has a web page with all scope details. You’ll find links to each page on the IET Digital Library.

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Where are IET journals indexed?

Most of our journals are included in all the major international databases such as IET Inspec, Science Citation Index, Scopus and Ei Compendex. You can download the full index list [PDF, 72KB].

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Can I get an extension?

In most cases, short extensions will be granted but you’ll have to check with the editorial office.

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What are acceptable source files?

Please check the journal's author guide for detailed information but in summary the acceptable source files include:

Main document - doc. pdf (tex. files must be supplied with the pdf)

Figures – doc., pdf., eps., jpg., tif., png.

Tables – doc, pdf, eps, jpg., tif., png.

We don’t allow rtf. or txt files.

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What does the length policy include?

The word count policy includes title, abstract, main text, references, appendices and acknowledgements. It doesn’t include figures, figure captions and table contents. Although there isn’t a restriction on the number of tables, the editorial office may unsubmit if there’s excessive use of tables.

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How long until I get a first decision on my paper?

We aim for six weeks for the Letters titles and two months for the IET Research Journals, but some journals may vary.

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How long is the process to get published online?

If your manuscript is accepted, it’s published on the IET Digital Library in the format that it was submitted in as soon as any requested revisions have been approved and the license form is received. Once the paper’s been typeset it’s published e-first ahead of each issue. We aim for submission to e-first publication in ten to 12 weeks for the Letters titles, and six months for the IET Research Journals, but some journals may vary.

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How long is the process from submission to issue publication?

We aim for two and a half to four months for the Letters titles and one year on average for the IET Research Journals, but some journals may vary.

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Is there a charge to submit to the IET’s journals?

It’s free to submit to any of the IET Journals. If your paper is accepted, you’ll be asked to choose a publication option, and there’s a charge for choosing the Open Access. Learn more about Open Access.

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Is there a LaTeX template I can use?

All IET Letters and Research Journals have both Word and LaTeX templates with the exception of The Journal of Engineering, which doesn’t have a LaTeX template. You’ll be able to download these templates from the author guides, under the ‘About’ tab of each journal's web page on the IET Digital Library.

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I haven’t heard about my paper for a while.

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.

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Can I make corrections after publication?

Unfortunately, you can only make corrections to your proof before publication.

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My paper was accepted but I haven’t received my proof.

Depending on the journal, it can take six to eight weeks to process a paper.

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Where should I submit my paper?

Follow the ‘Submit your paper’ link on each journal’s home page to the correct peer review and submission site.

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What if I’ve already submitted a paper via ScholarOne?

If you currently have a paper under review it will continue to be handled in ScholarOne Manuscripts until a final decision has been made. Revisions and resubmissions of papers that were originally on ScholarOne Manuscripts should still be submitted on ScholarOne Manuscripts unless stated otherwise in the decision letter.

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Do I need to create a new account in ReView?

If you already have an existing Manuscript Central account, your details will have been transferred to ReView. Simply enter the email address you usually use and follow the ‘forgot my password’ instructions to create a new password and activate your account. If you don’t have a Manuscript Central account, you’ll need to create a new ReView account by following the instructions on the ReView login page.

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