About IEEE Open Access

IEEE strives to support all authors and readers globally. That means being able to offer any author a publication venue that is compliant with their circumstances, regardless of their funding status, the publishing mandates they may have in place, or where in the world they may work.

To that end, IEEE provides authors with choices and a range of options to publish in traditional journals or in a fully open access journal. IEEE continues to support open science and provide more options and choices to support the work and needs of all authors and researchers.

Supported by article processing charges (APCs), all of the IEEE open access journals follow IEEE’s established high standard of peer review and publishing principles for all content submitted. In addition, IEEE’s open access multidisciplinary journal, IEEE Access, and fully open access topical journals draw on technical communities for peer reviewers, applying the same care as for any new IEEE journal to ensure the best possible papers are being published.

Additionally, publishing within the IEEE Open Access program allows for:

  • The advantage of being published by IEEE, whose journals are trusted, respected, and rank among the most highly cited in their fields
  • Maximum visibility and vast global reach to millions of users of the IEEE Xplore Digital Library
  • Rigorous peer review following IEEE’s established publishing principles and quality standards
  • Rapid decisions to get your research exposed faster with many titles targeting a publication time frame of a matter of weeks for most accepted papers
  • Enhanced discoverability of author works as IEEE maintains active partnerships with abstracting and indexing providers such as Elsevier, EBSCO, OCLC, Clarivate, ProQuest, IET, and NLM.
  • Easy compliance with open access mandates
  • Integrates with other open science solutions from IEEE

IEEE Open Science and Discoverability Solutions

IEEE is continually working to develop more tools, services, and publication opportunities for authors and researchers to help increase the exposure of their work. To that end, IEEE has also introduced the following open science initiatives to further support researchers and enable greater discoverability of their research.

Code Ocean
Code Ocean is an easy-to-use web platform in which users can share and run code in the cloud. Users are able to easily upload their code and associated data to the site, where other users are able to run them and/or modify them.

IEEE DataPort
Research data sharing is critical to scientific innovation and reproducible research. IEEE DataPort is an accessible online platform that enables researchers to easily share, access, and manage datasets in one trusted location. The platform accepts all types of datasets, up to 2TB, and dataset uploads are currently free of charge.

TechRxiv is a free preprint server for unpublished research in electrical engineering, computer science, and related technology. TechRxiv provides researchers across a broad range of fields the opportunity to share early results of their work ahead of formal peer review and publication. The free, publicly accessible repository aims to increase the accessibility of scientific findings, enhance collaboration among researchers, improve research, and build the future of scholarly communication. Authors can post preprint papers to TechRxiv regardless of where they eventually intend to submit and publish the paper.