THE INSTITUTEIEEE’s eXpress Conference Publishing (IEEE eCP) service recently launched a website to better serve IEEE conference organizers. The in-house publishing group provides assistance with publishing needs for conferences from start to finish. That includes peer review, plagiarism screening, collection of final papers, and final paper submission to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. The service uses a single platform that integrates all the various tasks into a seamless workflow by simplifying many of the organizational functions handled by the publication’s chair.
From the new mobile-friendly website, organizers can request a quote for publishing a proceedings for any size conference. Included in the publishing guidelines section of the site is a helpful list of the required documentation, such as the mandatory conference application, IEEE’s electronic copyright form, and a brochure about how to protect against cybersecurity threats.
Conferences that work with IEEE eCP can provide their authors with credentials that give them access to paper-submission instructions as well as the ability to submit a paper from the Author Resources section. In addition, this section of the site links to the IEEE Author Center, a resource that provides best practices, guidance, and tools for authors publishing with IEEE. The IEEE Author Center recently added a section dedicated to conference authors.
IEEE’s eCP editors work with both the authors and the organizers to meet all deadlines for paper submission and IEEE Xplore publication. The editors also provide the conference organizer with updates regarding papers that have been received—which helps the organizer with overall coordination and development of the conference proceeding.
Another benefit is all papers go through IEEE eCP’s electronic copyright process. As a result they are automatically compliant with IEEE Xplore requirements. Therefore, organizers don’t have to worry whether their proceedings will be rejected for noncompliance. What’s more, eCP can ensure that the final proceedings are submitted to the digital library within 30 days of the conference’s end date, thereby reducing delays in getting the conference papers published.
IEEE eCP also can produce online proceedings, eBooks, and USB drives containing all the papers presented at the conference—which can be distributed to attendees.