THE INSTITUTEThe IEEE Author Center recently added a conference section for people who want to publish their work at an IEEE conference. The new section provides best practices and guidance as well as tips and tools.
Submitting a paper for a conference differs from submitting one for a journal. To help submitters, the Become an IEEE Conference Author section shares some considerations, including the requirement that authors must present and defend their work at a conference.
It can be difficult for authors to know which of IEEE’s more than 1,800 conferences are well suited for their scholarly articles, so the section provides a link that lets people search for a conference that matches their research topic.
There’s also a description of the various types of conference papers that an author might be asked to submit.
To ensure you get credit for your work, there are instructions for obtaining an open researcher and contributor ID. The unique, persistent ORCID identifier distinguishes you from other researchers and is a requirement for authors who publish with IEEE.
Under the Author Ethics section, there’s a guide to ensure writers properly cite their sources, accurately reporting their data and properly crediting all those who contributed.
For people writing a conference paper for the first time, and those who need a refresher, the Write Your Paper section goes over the basics, such as the organizational structure the paper should follow. There are templates available in Word and LaTeX that format an article, and tips for improving any graphics. A checklist is provided to ensure the paper meets the requirements for publishing it in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.
The Understand Peer Review section explains what the experts evaluating the article are looking for to ensure it meets standards for acceptance and publication. There’s also an explanation of what their decisions mean.
Once your paper is accepted, the Get Published section walks you through the next steps. That includes how to transfer the copyright to IEEE, ways to increase the impact of your data, and suggestions for improving the visibility of your work.