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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTRON DEVICES 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, semiconductors, quantum-effect structures, vacuum devices, and emerging materials with applications in bioelectronics, biomedical electronics, computation, communications, displays, microelectromechanics, imaging, micro-actuators, nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, photovoltaics, power ICs and micro-sensors. Tutorial and review papers on these subjects are also published and occasional special issues appear to present a collection of papers which treat particular areas in more depth and breadth.

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 was 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. Corresponding authors from low-income countries are eligible for waived or reduced open access APCs (

Submission of a manuscript amounts to the assurance that it has received proper clearance from all authors listed, from the authors’ companies or institutions, that it has not been copyrighted, published, or accepted for archival publication elsewhere while under consideration by the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTRON DEVICES.In cases where there is even a potential for significant overlap between the manuscript and previous work, it is the responsibility of the author(s) to provide references to pertinent previous publication and copies/preprints of manuscripts undergoing pre-publication review elsewhere. Failure to do so will compromise the peer review process and render such papers ineligible for publication. Authors who plan to submit their articles to IEEE may post their preprints in the authors’ personal website, in the authors’ employer’s website, or in any not-for-profit preprint server, such as or IEEE does not consider this to be a form of prior publication.

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; to learn more, visit the IEEE Author Center at  Please note these services are fee-based and do not guarantee acceptance.

Plagiarism: All submissions will be 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:

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 will need 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 the Transactions on Electron Devices must be included with the submission. Manuscripts must be uploaded to the T-ED 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: Manuscripts must be submitted in the two column format using the IEEE Template. The font sizes and line spacing must not be altered when using this template. The template and further guidelines on the preparation of manuscripts can be obtained from the IEEE Author Center located at

Manuscript Length: The Electron Devices Society has determined that the standard length of an initial manuscript submission (including references) for regular papers should not exceed six pages. Papers over six pages (seven or eight pages in the initial submission) may be considered, depending on the technical impact of the manuscript, but will have a lower probability of acceptance. Submitted manuscripts exceeding eight pages (including references) will be returned immediately to the author. The length of review papers should not exceed twelve pages in the initial submission (including references); longer manuscripts will be returned immediately 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. Be sure that you adhere to these limits; otherwise, you will need to edit your abstract accordingly. 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.

Briefs: Are short reports of preliminary results on completed work that are of current interest to many workers in the field. The standard length of a Brief is 4 published pages.

Correspondence: Brief items that describe a use for or magnify the meaning of a single technical point, includes suggestions for new work, errata, and comments on material previously published in the TRANSACTIONS.

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 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 of the CJK ASCII Unicode for LaTeX. For more information, please visit the IEEE Author Center at the following URL:

Review Process: The review process averages 12 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.

Free Editorial Services: Any paper that has been recommended for publication and lacks the rigor of the English language is eligible for free copy-editing service after approval from the editor-in-chief. This is subject to the condition that ALL authors are members of EDS at the time of submission.

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

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 $2,495 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) 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.

Page Charges: Upon acceptance for publication, the author’s company or institution will be 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 T-ED depends in part on the collection of these charges. Detailed payment instructions will be sent during the page proof process.

Color Figures: Color figures will automatically be 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 will have 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

Illustrations: Previously published illustrations (figures, graphs, tables, drawings, etc.) must be so indicated by the line “Reprinted from (name of author, title of paper, journal or source, vol., page no., and date)” below the figure caption. It is the author’s responsibility to secure permission from the previous publisher to reprint the material.

Photos and Bios: Effective April 2019 issue, T-ED will no longer publish authors’ photos and bios.

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.