About Electronics Letters

Information about this internationally renowned peer-reviewed rapid-communication journal.

 Electronics Letters is an internationally renowned peer-reviewed rapid-communication journal, which publishes short original research papers every two weeks. The broad and interdisciplinary scope covers the latest developments in all electronic and electrical engineering related fields.

Selected research from each issue is highlighted through feature articles and author interviews on the Electronics Letters website. To access the research papers published in the current and previous issues please visit the IET Digital Library.

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Electronics Letters encompasses the entire field of electronic science and engineering. Major themes of the journal are listed below, but a more detailed scope listing (PDF 16.44KB) is also available. 

  • Biomedical electronics, imaging and measurement
  • Nanotechnology, microsystems, semiconductor technology
  • Analogue, digital and power electronics
  • Satellite communication, multimedia communication, and telecommunication
  • High-speed optical communication systems and devices
  • Optical fibres, materials, devices and technology
  • Image, speech and signal processing
  • Microwave and millimetre wave technology; radar and sonar systems


Professor Chris Toumazou

Professor Chris Toumazou, Director of the Biomedical Institute of Imperial College London, UK
With a background in low power analogue circuit design and current-mode circuits and systems, his current research interests are in bio-inspired technology including ultra-low power devices for both medical diagnostics and therapy.



Professor Ian White, Editor-in-Chief of Electronics Letters

Professor Ian White, Head of Photonics Research at the University of Cambridge, UK
His current research interests are high speed communication systems, optical data communications, laser diodes for communications and engineering applications and RF over fibre systems.


Author and reader benefits

Electronics Letters reaches an international audience of academic, governmental and industrial engineers and scientists working across the spectrum of modern electronics and electrical engineering.

  • Prompt and rigorous peer review
  • Rapid print publication with fortnightly issues
  • Advance online publication
  • No page charges
  • Colour figures now included free of charge for online issues
  • Worldwide readership in a broad range of disciplines
  • Full electronic submission
  • Available online on the IET Digital Library and the IEEE/IET Electronic Library - IEL (IEEE Xplore)
  • Abstracted in Inspec®, Science Citation Index®, Ei Compendex® and many others

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Print: 0013-5194
Online: 1350-911X


For general queries about Electronics Letters, or to enquire about the status of a manuscript, please contact the editorial office at eletters@theiet.org.

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Electronics Letters is usually cited by the abbreviated title 'Electron. Lett.' Every article in this journal is assigned a Crossref DOI.

Electronics Letters is now published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, an institution formed in 2006 by the joining together of the IEE (Institution of Electrical Engineers) and the IIE (The Institution of Incorporated Engineers). The IET is the inheritor of the IEE brand, products and services.

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Contributor comments

“I have always considered Electronics Letters an outstanding journal…its broad coverage is particularly valuable for my system engineering approach.”
Dr Piero Angeletti, European Space Agency, The Netherlands

“We selected Electronics Letters for the publication of our work because it has a record of publishing many of the important results in our field. We also appreciate the efficient processing and the extremely rapid publication. The journal is top notch in these regards.”
Dr James Gupta, National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada

“I chose to publish in Electronics Letters because of its very rapid turnaround and short paper length. In my current job I don't have the time to write full blown journal papers, so a Letter is quicker and simpler.”
Dr Gavin Watkins, Toshiba Research Europe Limited, UK

“We chose to publish in Electronics Letters because of its efficient processing and the extremely rapid publication. I always browse Electronics Letters for the latest developments and achievements in the area of electrical and electronic engineering.”
Jun Liu, Xidian University, People’s Republic of China

Electronics Letters is one of the best rapid communication journals in the area of electrical and electronic engineering. The newly introduced 'In brief' section, that provides a quick overview of the major advances in the field, is really helpful.”
Shoaib Ehsan, University of Essex, UK

“I chose to publish my paper in Electronics Letters because it has a very broad spectrum of audience, not just limited to electrical engineering but other engineering fields as well. The motivation behind my work was to reach out to as many people as possible and publishing in Electronics Letters serves this purpose greatly.”
Ning-Yi Wang, University of California, USA

“I teach a postgraduate course entitled ‘Introduction to Research’ and in it I use Electronics Letters as an example of how you need to discipline yourself as to accuracy, brevity and novelty.”
Professor Jan Malherbe, University of Pretoria, South Africa

“I have known Electronics Letters for many years now and consider it a very important journal in its field. The journal is subscribed to by the library of my University and I always browse every new issue.”
Dr Gonçalo Tavares, Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa, Portugal

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