Submitting a Manuscript

The IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication welcomes submissions from researchers who wish to extend the body of knowledge in the field of professional communication. Inquiries about potential manuscripts should be directed to the editor-in-chief, Dr. George Hayhoe, at

Authors need not be members of IEEE or of the IEEE Professional Communication Society.


The Transactions publishes four major types of articles:

Manuscripts should be prepared according to our Guidelines for Formatting Manuscripts. Citations should observe the IEEE style for formatting references; see TPC Citation Style.

Please send manuscripts to Dr. George Hayhoe, editor-in-chief, at

Each manuscript is reviewed by peer reviewers with expertise in the subject matter, using a double-blind process (the reviewers do not know the author’s identity, and the author does not know the reviewers’ identities). The review process typically takes 4 weeks (it may be slightly longer in December and early January, and from mid-May through mid-August).

Book Reviews

The Transactions does not accept unsolicited book reviews. Those interested in writing a review should contact Dr. Aimee Roundtree, associate editor for book reviews, at

Book reviews should observe the requirements in our Guidelines for Book Reviews.


In compliance with IEEE policy, the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication requires an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) for all authors and co-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. See to register.

Open Access
IEEE allows authors to publish their works so that they are accessible at no charge to anyone with an internet connection who wants to read them. This practice is called open access. Open access articles are subject to IEEE’s open access article processing charge, and the IEEE Professional Communication Society’s policy is to pass this charge along to authors.  
The open access article processing charge for the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication is USD $1950 for all articles accepted on or after 1 January 2017.