Information for Authors

Scope

The IEEE Electron Devices Reviews (EDR) publishes review papers, special topics, tutorial papers, history, and plenary lectures on fundamental physical electronics, basic physical electronics, and all aspects of manufacturing related to electron and ion devices.

Open Access

The IEEE EDR is an online only hybrid journal, allowing either Traditional manuscript submission or Open Access (OA) (author-pays for publication) manuscript submission. Upon submission, if you choose to have your manuscript be an OA article, you commit to pay the discounted $2495 OA fee if your manuscript is accepted for publication in order to enable unrestricted public access. Any other application charges (such as over-length page charge and/or charge for the use of color in the print format, if any) will be billed separately once the manuscript formatting is complete but prior to the 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.

Open access is provided through the payment of an article processing charge (APC) paid after acceptance. APCs are often financed by an author's institution or the funder supporting their research. Authors from low-income countries are eligible for waived or reduced APCs.

Single-Anonymous Review

The articles in EDR 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. Articles will be screened for plagiarism before acceptance.

 

Ethics

All IEEE authors are expected to adhere to IEEE’s publishing ethics, including the definition of authorship, the appropriate citation of sources, the accurate reporting of data, and the publishing of original research. Visit the IEEE Author Center to learn more. All articles submitted for publication should be original and not under consideration elsewhere; if your article is based on a previous publication such as a conference proceeding, cite the original publication and clearly indicate how the articles differ.

Papers involving human or animal participation must include in their manuscript information on the ethics clearance protocol followed and the approval number from an appropriate ethics committee.

Contact the Editor-in-Chief with any questions on publishing ethics.

Manuscript Organization

The IEEE Electron Devices Reviews aims to reach out to a wide readership pool that includes academics, practitioners, executives, and policy makers. The journal presents technical contents requiring technical rigor and, correct and sound investigations.

A manuscript for EDR needs to be structured well to achieve these objectives. It is recommended that authors adhere to the following guidelines when organizing their manuscript.

        Title

         Graphical Abstract

        Introduction

        Background

        Methodology

        Theory/Analysis, Experimental Design/Results/Analysis/Discussion

        Conclusion and Future Work

        References

        Supplementary Materials if any

The title should be concise and reflect the scope, contribution(s) and significance of the work. The title needs to be less than 15 words, maximum length of running head is 25 characters, maximum length of abstract is 250 words, minimum number of keywords is 3, and maximum number of keywords is 6.

Avoid phrases such as “a novel methodology”, “a new algorithm”, and “a significant application” in the title. By default, papers in EDRoffer novel contributions that are significant. One purpose of the paper is to convince the reader that the contribution is novel, scientifically sound, technically correct, and significant. As such, words such as ‘novel’ and ‘new’ are redundant.

The “Abstract”, “Introduction” and “Conclusion and Future Work” sections must be accessible to the wide readership of EDR. A non-specialist needs to be able to understand the problem the manuscript is attempting to solve, the motivation and significance of the problem, the novelty of the proposed solution and how it advances the field, the significance of the findings, and the remaining research questions that other researchers could use to continue with a similar line of work. Furthermore, avoid phrases like “TCAD simulation(s)” in your article.

The “Abstract” should not exceed 250 words. Authors are encouraged to attempt to use the following guideline in writing their abstract:

-          1-2 sentences introducing the problem.

-          2-3 sentences summarizing the state-of-art. Be concise and offer an objective assessment of the current state of play in this area.

-          1-2 sentences clearly describing the research gap the paper is concerned with.

-          1-2 sentences summarizing the main methodological contribution.

-          1-2 sentences summarizing the main result.

-          2-3 sentences summarizing the implications of the findings on the wider field of AI.

-          A Figure of the article for graphical abstract representing the theme of the content.

 

The introduction should motivate the work, expand on the problem definition, and discuss an initial summary of the state of the art with the absolute minimum use of technical jargon.

For mathematically oriented manuscripts, over-use of mathematics should be avoided. The purpose of mathematics is to be concise, formalize the problem, and support the technical soundness of the contribution. Mathematical proofs should be complemented with explanations sufficient for a graduate student to follow the logic of the proof. Obvious steps in a proof that get skipped by an expert should be included in the supplementary materials for a graduate student to follow the proofs.

For experimental manuscripts, authors should adhere to the scientific method. A clear hypothesis needs to be established. Experimental validity should guide the experimental design. Appropriate statistical tests of significance should be used before making any claim on the superior performance of one algorithm over another. Claims should be scientifically sound, driven from the analysis, and should not exaggerate the findings. When comparing a proposed algorithm to others from the literature, the paper should avoid excessive comparisons. It is sufficient to compare against the top two or three most recent and competitive algorithms in the field of the paper. The choice of these algorithms should be justified.

For survey manuscripts, there should be a clear and systematic survey methodology. Previous survey papers in the area should be acknowledged and summarized before updating the survey with new advances in the field. A survey paper needs to synthesize the literature into a new form such as a conceptual model and/or open research questions.

Each paper should have a conclusion and future work section. The conclusion should summarize the key finding of the paper and position it in the wider research area. Future research directions stemming from a paper’s findings need to be discussed in a concise manner. Authors are encouraged to avoid superficial and very generic future research statements.

References should extensively cover recent and prior arts. Since the IEEE EDR is a journal of extensive review articles, it is expected thatreferences will be dedicated to an extensive list of recent as well as all origianl historical publications includedigng books and patents.Self-reference should be kept to the absolute minimum necessary.

Article Submission

All articles must be submitted via our submission site at IEEE-EDR.

  1. Format your article for submission by using the standard IEEE two column format. Style files are available from the IEEE Author Center.  
  2. Submit your article text in two-column PDF IEEE format. Visit the IEEE Author Center for information on writing the abstract, using equations in your article, publishing author names in native languages, and more.
  3. Authors will need to submit a minimum of three and a maximum of six keywords chosen from a dropdown list. These keywords are important to identify and assign appropriate reviewers to the manuscript. Authors need to choose the keywords that match their manuscript. If none of the keywords exactly match the manuscript, authors need to select the closest keywords from the list that match their manuscript. If there are absolutely no keywords that match the manuscript, the authors need to rethink of the relevance of their manuscript to IEEE Electron Devices Reviews.
  4. Submit your figures individually in PS, EPS, PDF, PNG, or TIF format. Visit the IEEE Author Center for information on resolution, size requirements, file naming conventions, and more.
  5. For information on submitting supplementary material such as graphical abstracts, multimedia, or datasets, visit the IEEE Author Center.

ORCID

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). You will need a registered ORCID to submit an article or review a proof in this journal. Learn more about ORCID and sign up for an ORCID today.

English Language Editing Services

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. Please note these services are fee-based and do not guarantee acceptance.

Share Your Code and Data

Increase the impact of your work by sharing your code and data for others to view, build upon, and reuse.  IEEE works with Code Ocean, a cloud-based computational reproducibility platform, to make your code discoverable.  IEEE DataPort, an online data repository of datasets and data analysis tools, makes your datasets discoverable.  Visit the IEEE Author Center for more information.

IEEE Author Tools

Preparing your article for submission is easy with IEEE Author Tools.  Tools are available to help you find the right publication for your research, check the quality of your graphics, validate your LaTeX files, and verify your reference list.

Page Charges

After a manuscript has been accepted for publication, the author’s company or institution will be requested to pay a charge of $110 per published page to cover part of the cost of publication. page charges for publication in edr, like those for journals of other professional societies, are not obligatory nor is their payment a prerequisite for publication.

Post-Acceptance

If your article is accepted for publication, you will receive emailed instructions regarding your next steps. You may be asked to upload final production-ready files. Shortly after final files are uploaded, you will receive your article proofs for final review, along with instructions on how to review your proofs and submit any corrections. Please note that major changes to your article, including the list of references, are not permitted after the article is accepted for publication.  Please contact the Editor-in-Chief if you have any doubts about whether a modification you wish to make is appropriate.

Copyright

It is the policy of the IEEE to own copyright to the technical contributions it publishes. To comply with the IEEE copyright policy, authors are required to sign the IEEE Copyright Transfer Form before publication in either the print or electronic medium. The form is provided upon approval of the manuscript. Authors must submit a signed copy of this form with their final manuscripts (after a manuscript is accepted for publication).

Author Names in Native Languages

IEEE supports the publication of author names in their native language alongside the English versions of their names in the author list of an article. For more information, please visit the IEEE Author Center at the following URL: https://journals.ieeeauthorcenter.ieee.org/create-your-ieee-article/create-the-text-of-your-article/publishing-author-names-in-native-languages/.