IEEE Celebrates Open Access Week

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IEEE and Open Access

IEEE strives to support all authors and readers globally and provides authors with choices and a range of options to publish in a traditional journal 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. IEEE is also committed to working with institutions and funders to provide sustainable open access publishing opportunities to authors that allow for a wider dissemination of knowledge and enable authors to maximize exposure of their research.

As a supporter of open science, IEEE joins in the celebration of International Open Access Week from Monday, October 24th through Sunday, October 30th. Below you will find important information that will be highlighted throughout the week.

Open Access Climate Change Research

In keeping with the open access week theme centered around solutions to climate change, IEEE is spotlighting thousands of OA articles around climate change accessible via the IEEE Xplore® digital library:

In addition, IEEE has developed a climate change collection of articles on IEEE Xplore in a range of related technologies to assist in organizing the response of engineers, scientists, and technical professionals across the world to address the causes, mitigate the impact, and adapt to climate change. Browse the open access articles here.

IEEE’s Growing Open Access Program

IEEE strives to support all authors and readers globally by offering a variety of publications that are compliant with their circumstances and needs, regardless of their funding status, the publishing mandates they may have in place, or where in the world they may work.

IEEE offers three options for open access (OA) publishing, all designed to meet the varying needs of authors throughout their careers:

  • IEEE Access–A highly cited, multidisciplinary, fully open access journal that has published more than 60,000 articles to date.
  • Fully Open Access Topical Journals–A fast-growing collection covering specific subject areas such as computing, telecommunications, power and energy, nanotechnology, and more. More than 25 titles in all.
  • Hybrid Journals–160 top-cited journals and magazines spanning an array of technology fields, all offering open access options.

IEEE Announces 3 New Fully Open Access Journals and 5 Hybrid Journals Coming in 2023

3 New Fully Open Access Journals Coming in 2023

IEEE Journal of Indoor and Seamless Positioning and Navigation
The IEEE Journal of Indoor and Seamless Positioning and Navigation (J-ISPiN) publishes original research in the fields of localization and tracking of people, robots and objects. It covers all aspects of localization systems, including sensing, communications, location-based services, mapping, protocols, human interfaces and standards.

IEEE Transactions on Machine Learning in Communications and Networking
The IEEE Transactions on Machine Learning in Communications and Networking (TMLCN) publishes high-quality manuscripts on advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) methods and their application to problems across all areas of communications and networking. Furthermore, articles developing novel communication and networking techniques and systems for distributed/edge machine learning algorithms are of interest.

IEEE Open Journal of Systems Engineering
The IEEE Open Journal of Systems Engineering (OJSE) is an open access journal that is sponsored by the consortium of IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, and the IEEE Systems Council. OJSE provides a forum for practitioners, scientists, academics, and researchers engaged in the discipline of Systems Engineering. Multidisciplinary aspects of systems engineering is a focus of this journal. Methodologies, tools, principles, and applied engineering aspects of the process of systems engineering for complex systems are of interest.

5 New Hybrid Journals Coming in 2023

  • IEEE Transactions on AgriFood Electronics
  • IEEE Electron Devices Magazine
  • IEEE Transactions on Energy Markets, Policy and Regulation
  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems
  • IEEE Transactions on Radar Systems

>> Watch for more information on these new journals coming soon!

IEEE has Over 300 Institutional Open Access Agreements

Did you know that over 300 institutions now have open access agreements with IEEE? IEEE offers open access programs designed to make it convenient for institutions and funders to support and manage costs for authors, and simplify the publishing process by paying for article processing charges (APCs) in advance.

IEEE has flexible options for any size organization designed to make it easy for institutions to assist their authors and demonstrate their support for open access.

Recent New OA Agreements Include:

  • University of California
  • CRUI Association of Italian Universities
  • CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research
  • IReL, the Irish higher education consortium
  • FinELib, the Finnish higher education consortium
  • And many more!

To see if your institution has an open access agreement with IEEE, please click here.

How to Publish Open Access with IEEE Webinar Series

IEEE has hosted several webinars covering how to publish open access with IEEE for many different regions all over the world. Below you will find our latest webinar developed for Europe and the Middle East.

This recently recorded on-demand webinar provides authors with best practices in preparing a manuscript, navigating the journal submission process, and important tips to help an author get published. It also reviews the opportunities authors and academic institutions have to enhance the visibility and impact of their research by publishing in the many open access options available from IEEE.

This session featured the perspectives of distinguished authors, editors, and professors Dr. Saifur Rahman from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA and Dr. Josep M. Guerrero from Aalborg University, Denmark, who provided critical insights on IEEE’s peer review and submission processes and tips, what editors look for in submissions and how authors can help ensure their publisher work is discovered, read, and cited. In addition, presenters from IEEE covered topics such as IEEE open access programs for institutions, research strategies using IEEE Xplore, author tools from IEEE, and other important resources.

To view other webinars hosted by IEEE, please click here.

Open Science 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 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.

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. Standard dataset uploads are 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. This free 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.

Additional Resources:

IEEE has many tools and resources to help authors throughout their journey in the research process. Below are a few key ones, but please click the link to find additional resources.