Some publications do provide information to their authors that is more specific than the IEEE’s general guidelines and in some cases customized templates and instructions are provided as well. For links to individual transactions, journals, and letters Web pages, please go to the Journals and Magazines page.
Visit the Graphics Checker Tool, which provides an online tool to check graphics.
IEEE accepts Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and PDF files for graphics submission. High-resolution JPGs are acceptable for author photos only (IEEE also continues to accept Postscript, EPS, and TIFF). As part of the production process, all grayscale figures and line art are converted to TIFF format.
Image quality is very important in how the graphics will reproduce. Even though IEEE can accept many formats, graphics cannot improve if they are poor quality when received. If you need further help or have questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- $1,045.00 US for printing charges (four or fewer color pages)
- $2,090.00 US (four to eight pages)
- $3,135.00 US (nine to twelve pages)
- + $62.50 US per color image (i.e., if you have two color figures the charge would be $125 US, + $1,045)
Please note that these are costs for color printing and do not include page charges or reprint charges, which must be paid separately. Once your paper is received at the IEEE, a staff editor will contact you with specific instructions on how to proceed with color figures.
If your decision is to include color graphics, IEEE will require that you send as soon as possible, a faxed copy of the purchase order reflecting the amount due or an e-mail with the following details of your credit card: Name as it appears on credit card, credit card number, type of credit card (Visa/ Mastercard etc.) expiration date, and amount to be charged. Notify IEEE, as soon as possible, if your decision is to have all graphics in black and white.
Color art can be processed only after IEEE receives either the purchase order or the credit card details.
If your journal has overlength page charges, then you will need to estimate the number of pages in your paper. The number of pages can be estimated two ways: counting all the pages in your submitted work (including figures, pages of text, pages of figure captions, references, bios, author photos, etc.) and divide the total by 3. Or, you can use the IEEE style template to preformat your work, including figures and tables, in order to give you a more accurate page estimate.