Each journal has a web page with all scope details. You’ll find links to each 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. You can download the full index list [PDF, 72KB].
In most cases, short extensions will be granted but you’ll have to check with the editorial office.
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.
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 an excessive use of tables.
We aim for six weeks for the Letters titles and two months for the IET Research Journals, but some journals may vary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Unfortunately, you can only make corrections to your proof before publication.
Depending on the journal, it can take six to eight weeks to process a paper.
Follow the ‘Submit your paper’ link on each journal’s home page to the correct peer review and submission site.
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.
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.