Publishing with IEEE

We were pleased to welcome Julia Stockdale who represents IEEE to the University at the end of February. She delivered a useful presentation on why and how to publish with IEEE. The recording will be available soon.

Although IEEE stands for Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, it publishes on a very wide range of subject areas where technology is applied.


It is an enormous, prestigious society which publishes 170+ journal titles and provides papers from 1400+ conferences annually.

Julia mentioned the IEEE Author Digital Toolbox which provides you with comprehensive guidance for submitting papers to the IEEE.

One guide to highlight:

The How to Write for Technical Periodicals & Conferences Guide – in English

The How to Write for Technical Periodicals & Conferences Guide – in Chinese

There are some other recordings of similar, but more detailed sessions delivered by IEEE members and editors.

Part 1: Overview & Publishing Options from IEEE

Part 2: Audience & Paper Structure

Part 3: Ethics, Where to Publish, Open Access & Impact Factor

Part 4: Using IEEE Xplore and Other Author Tools


What you need to know about Open Access

Thank you to Louise Tripp for delivering today’s Research Bites session on Open Access (OA). If you missed it, or would like to look at the slides again, we’ve made them available on SlideShare.

The detailed guide to Open Access is the first place to find out more about making your research Open Access. There’s comprehensive information about the two routes: Gold and Green, how to access funding for OA, where to self-archive, and more.

Predatory Open Access Publishers

Following the ‘Impact Factors and all that’ presentation this week, we understandably received a few questions about how to decide where to publish, and what to make of publishers who solicit articles.

We plan to run sessions in the future which will at least begin to address this complex topic and give you ideas of what you need to consider.

In the meantime, you can look at Beall’s list of potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers. Jeffrey Beall is a librarian who takes a particular interest in open access scholarly publication, particularly publishers and journals which are attempting to exploit academics and the corrupt the scientific process.

It is worth being suspicious of unsolicited emails asking you to publish, especially if they are asking you to pay a fee!