Information for Authors

Authors wishing to have their work published in Transactions on Industry Applications or Industry Applications Magazine, must follow the processes defined by the relevant Technical Department and technical Committee. It is important to for all authors to note that authors cannot make a request for a paper to be published in the Transactions or Magazine – the Technical Committee Paper Review Chair (TCPRC) will make a recommendation to the Editors in Chief of the Transactions and Magazine, who make a final decision on publication. With its focus on “Advancing the Practice of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in Industry” papers recommended for Industry Applications Magazine will generally be more practice-oriented.

Presentation First Policy

IAS policy requires that papers be presented at approved conferences to become eligible for review and possible publication in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications or IEEE Industry Applications Magazine. The one exception to this policy is in the case of a call for papers for a special issue of Transactions on Industry Applications. Special Issue papers may be directly submitted, according to the details in the relevant call for papers.

  • If a conference is financially sponsored by IAS, all papers are eligible to be invited for review for publication in Transactions or the Magazine.
  • If a conference is technically co-sponsored by IAS, the conference organizers may submit a list of selected papers eligible for further review to the Editor-in-Chief of Transactions on Industry Applications. Th technical co-sponsorship agreement defines the maximum number of papers that are eligible for further review. This is normally 20% of the papers presented at the conference, but may be 0%, 100%, or some other fraction, depending on the history of the conference and at the discretion of the IAS Executive board.

Questions about the eligibility of papers from specific conferences should be directed (jointly) to the EiC of Transactions on Industry Applications and Chair of the IAS Meetings Department.

Authors should understand that IEEE Policy prohibits verbatim publication in an IEEE periodical of conference papers that are already ‘in the literature’. To comply with this policy, authors are expected to revise conference papers submitted for review by IAS. Revisions may include additions or deletions while maintaining the original ‘intent, methods and conclusions’ of the conference paper, but must always include addition of a reference citation to the conference paper.

Technical Department Policy

Papers presented at IAS financially sponsored conferences, except those of the Industrial and Power Conversion Systems Department, generally follow a procedure whereby papers submitted to those conferences are automatically invited to have their papers reviewed for publication.

Authors of papers presented at financially sponsored conferences relevant to IPCSD should are required to request an invitation for further review, after modifying their paper, from the relevant Technical Committee Paper Review Chair (TCPRC) .

Authors of papers presented at a technically co-sponsored conference will usually receive an invitation to submit a revised paper, if their paper was identified by the conference organizers as being suitable for further review for publication.

Submission and Review Contacts

An author who wants to submit a paper for review for publication in Transactions on Industry Applications or Industry Applications Magazine, and is unsure which committee is the most relevant, or whether their paper is eligible for submission, should contact the Editor in Chief of Transactions on Industry Applications. If you know which committee you wish to submit to, you can contact the technical committee paper review chair (TCPRC) directly. A full list of paper submission and review contacts is available: 2019 Review Contacts

Review Policy

The articles in this journal are peer reviewed in accordance with the requirements set forth in the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board Operations Manual ( Each published article was reviewed by a minimum of two independent reviewers using a single-blind peer review process, where the identities of the reviewers are not known to the authors, but the reviewers know the identities of the authors. Articles will be screened for plagiarism before acceptance.


All papers are submitted through the IAS Scholar One Manuscript Central Portal. Substantial support for authors, including templates in different file formats, is available at the IEEE Author Center.

Specific information on the requirements for papers submitted to IAS are in the Detailed Information for Authors  (updated February 2022).

Authors may find it useful to understand the information given to editors regarding plagiarism: Plagiarism Concerns Powerpoint (March 2014).