Submitting your article

Please see below for guidance on submitting articles to our journals.

Submit IFA  

Author Guides

Each journal has an Author Guide in which you will find information about how to prepare and submit your paper, the publication options, and more detail on the process after submission.

For most IET journals, you can follow the general guidance for our research journals:

IET Research Journals - Author Guide

Please note, however, that five of our journals have different author guidelines. If you wish to submit to any of the following journals please follow that journal’s Author Guide shown below.

Electronics Letters - Author Guide
Micro & Nano Letters - Author Guide
Healthcare Technology Letters - Author Guide
The Journal of Engineering - Author Guide
Chinese Journal of Electronics - Author Guide

All the Author Guides also contain information about our pre-submission editing service for authors whose first language is not English, The IET has partnered with academic editing company Editage who,for a discounted fee, will check and edit the English in your manuscript to ensure that it meets the standard required by the IET.
Please note: using Editage is entirely optional and does not guarantee publication.

The peer review process

All articles submitted to IET journals go through a rigorous peer-review process to maintain and enhance the quality of the journal, and to help authors improve their manuscripts.

Submitted manuscripts are sent to independent expert referees who provide constructive criticism and make recommendations on whether the material is suitable for publication in that IET journal.

Based on the referees’ reports, each journal’s editors/editorial board will decide whether the article is suitable for publication. For most journals, as part of the decision process, authors may be asked to make revisions to their manuscript, add or remove material, or respond to points raised by the referees before the final decision is made.

If you have any queries about peer review, please contact the IET editorial team.