Information for Authors

IEEE ELECTRON DEVICE LETTERS (EDL) publishes original and significant   contributions relating to the theory, modeling, design, performance and reliability of electron and ion integrated circuit devices and interconnects, involving insulators, metals, organic materials, micro-plasmas, semi- conductors, quantum-effect structures, vacuum devices, and emerging materials with applications in bioelectronics, biomedical electronics, compu- tation, communications, displays, microelectromechanics, imaging, micro-actuators, nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, photovoltaics, power ICs and micro-sensors.

Submission of a manuscript amounts to the assurance that it has received proper clearance from all authors listed, from the authors’ organizations, that it has not been copyrighted, published, or accepted for archival publication elsewhere while under consideration by the IEEE ELECTRON DEVICE LETTERS. At any time during the period when EDL is processing a submission, if any of the results in the manuscript is submitted, in press, at a conference or journal, the authors must immediately alert the editor and the Editorial Office. If any content in the manuscript was part of an earlier EDL submission which was either rejected or is under review, the authors must also disclose this to EDL. ALL authors are held equally responsible for full disclosure of relevant pre-publications and earlier EDL submissions. Our expectation is that ALL authors read and review the manuscript, the cover letter, responses to our custom questionnaire, and any other communication sent by the contact author to EDL. In the event that any co-author cannot afford the time to accept this responsibility he/she should withdraw his/her name from the author list prior to the initial submission.

All submissions must include in their Introduction a persuasive argument supporting the need for rapid publication. This argument could include:

1) references to recent literature illustrating an already existing and pressing problem, or 2) an “impact” statement outlining timely ramifications of the work, or 3) a clear contrast with orthodoxy that augurs radical change in technology or design. Without this case for rapid publication, a manuscript will be rejected without consideration.

In addition, if the main results presented in the paper are simulated results, the authors are then required to clearly state this in the Abstract and Introduction and must phrase the title accordingly. The authors are also advised to justify the validity of the models used for the computer simulations.

Pre-Submission Editorial Services: It is the authors’ responsibility to prepare a publication-quality manuscript. Manuscripts with improper use of language, symbols, or units may not be sent out for review in order to conserve limited volunteer reviewer resources needed to evaluate the technical merits of a submission. English language editing services can help refine the language of your article and reduce the risk of rejection without review. IEEE authors are eligible for discounts at several language editing services; visit the IEEE Author Center to learn more.

Plagiarism: All submissions are checked for originality using the plagiarism detection software CrossCheck. Manuscripts that are found to have plagiarized others; copying someone else’s work without appropriate credit, that contain a significant crossover with another manuscript by the same authors or other author(s); copying or reusing of one’s own prior work without appropriate citation, or that do not specifically cite prior work, are subject to penalty under the IEEE policies governing publications. For more information on these policies please visit the editorial: Policy on Prepublication for Submissions to IEEE Electron Device Letters and the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board Operations Manual.

Submission Requirement: All IEEE journals require an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) for all authors. ORCID is a persistent unique identifier for researchers and functions similarly to an article’s Digital Object Identifier (DOI). ORCIDs enable accurate attribution and improved discoverability of an author’s published work. The author needs a registered ORCID in order to submit a manuscript or review a proof in this journal.

Submission Procedure: All manuscripts must be submitted electronically using IEEE’s web-based Author Submission and Peer Review System, ScholarOne  Manuscripts.  Please  do  not  send  manuscripts  directly   to  the  Editor-in-Chief  or   the  Publications   Office.   A  cover   letter stating explicitly that the manuscript is being submitted for publication  in  Electron  Devices  Letters  must  accompany  the  manuscript. Manuscripts must be uploaded to the EDL web site at A user account is required to submit a manuscript. Before creating a new account, please check to ensure that you do not have an existing account which is based on your e-mail address. Instructions for establishing an author’s account and for uploading your paper are available on the submission web site. Once the list and order of authors has been established, it should not be altered without permission of all living authors. If an author is added or removed from any paper a signed acknowledgement by all authors, stating that they are aware of and agree to the change must be submitted to the editorial office. This includes new authors as well as authors no longer on the byline.

Supplementary Material: Supplementary data is not permitted and will not be included in the review process. Any supplementary files submitted will be removed by the editorial administrator.

Submission Format: Authors must submit their manuscripts in the two column format using the IEEE Template style. The font sizes and line spacing must not be altered on the template. The template and further guidelines on the preparation of manuscripts can be obtained from the IEEE Author Center.

Manuscript Length: The standard length for an accepted manuscript must not exceed 4 pages. The 4th page is reserved exclusively for references in order to accommodate a comprehensive reference list of pre-published and to-be-published articles with full authors’ names, title, and DOI (where available). The manuscript, excluding the reference section, must not exceed 2 and 2/3 pages for a new submission (3 pages for a revised version). Manuscripts that do not meet these requirements are returned to the author.

Abstract: The abstract must be a concise yet comprehensive reflection of what is in your article. In particular, the abstract must be as follows.

1) Self-contained, without abbreviations, footnotes, or references; it should be a microcosm of the full article. 2) Between 150-250 words. 3) Written as one paragraph, and should not contain displayed mathematical equations or tabular material. 4) Should include three or four different keywords or phrases, as this will help readers to find it. It is important to avoid over-repetition of such phrases as this can result in a page being rejected by search engines. 5) Ensure that your abstract reads well and is grammatically correct.

References: Each reference cited must have a complete list of authors (no et al.), complete titles, first and last pages numbers, month and year, In addition, authors are required to include the Digital Object Identifier (DOI), where available. Supporting documentation for cited references not yet published should be provided.

Native Language Author Names: IEEE supports the publication of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (CJK) author names in the native language alongside the English versions of the names in the author list of an article. Chinese authors may use either Simplified or Traditional characters. Authors must provide the native language name in unicode characters to be displayed in the byline of the article, in parentheses, after the English version of the name. The manuscript can be prepared using the “Insert Symbols” list in Microsoft Word or the CJK Ascii Unicode for LaTeX. For more information, visit the IEEE Author Center.

Review Process: The articles in this journal are peer reviewed in accordance with the requirements set forth in the IEEE PSPB Operations Manual (sections 8.2.1.C & 8.2.2.A). Each published article is reviewed by a minimum of two independent reviewers using a single-anonymous peer review process, where the identities of the reviewers are not known to the authors, but the reviewers know the identities of the authors. The review process averages five weeks. The author will be notified of the editor’s decision based on the reviewers’ recommendations. The reviewers’ comments are confidential and must not be reproduced, published or distributed.

Transfers:  Should the authors' manuscript not meet requirements for EDL’s rapid publication, EDL has recently created a path for direct transfer of manuscripts from EDL to JEDS. Upon author’s approval, this process automatically forwards all relevant documentation and the entire history of the manuscript to JEDS. 

Final Manuscript: Upon acceptance for publication, the corresponding author is provided with the final requirements for publication. Detailed instructions for preparing electronic files are available at the IEEE Author Center.

Open Access: This publication is a hybrid journal, allowing either Traditional manuscript submission or Open Access (author-pays OA) manuscript submission. Upon submission, if you choose to have your manuscript be an Open Access article, you commit to pay the discounted $2,495 OA fee if your manuscript is accepted for publication in order to enable unrestricted public access. Any other application charges (such as charge for the use of color in the print format) will be billed separately once the manuscript formatting is complete but prior to publication. If you would like your manuscript to be a Traditional submission, your article will be available to qualified subscribers and purchasers via IEEE Xplore. No OA payment is required for Traditional submission. Corresponding authors from low-income countries are eligible for waived or reduced open access Article Processing Charges. Page Charges: Upon acceptance for publication as a Traditional submission, the author’s organization are requested to pay a charge of $110 per printed page to cover part of the cost of publication. Page charges for this journal, like those for journals of other professional societies, are not obligatory, nor a prerequisite for publication. There has been a significant decrease in authors’ willingness to pay voluntary page charges. The outstanding reputation and high quality of EDL depends in part on the collection of these charges. Detailed payment instructions accompany the page proof request.

Color Figures: Color figures are automatically posted in color on the IEEE Xplore website free of charge. The color-in-print charge is a flat rate of $275 per figure. The corresponding author of the article has the opportunity to address the color-in-print option during an “Article Setup” step. All invoices and payments are handled through an automated payment portal system. The payment portal allows various payment types such as credit card, bank wire transfers, check, pre-approved waivers, special payment circumstances, and third party billing. Please note that split payments are not supported at this time. If you have any questions about article processing charges, please contact

Clearance and Copyright: It is the policy of the IEEE to own the copyright to the technical contributions it publishes on behalf of the interests of the IEEE, its authors, and their employers, and to facilitate the appropriate reuse of this material by others. To comply with the United States Copyright Law, authors are required to sign a digital version of the IEEE Copyright Form upon acceptance of the manuscript. Authors will automatically be redirected to the eCF (electronic Copyright Form) after they have submitted the final files.