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IEEE Tools for Authors offers a reference validation tool to check the format and completeness of references. Analyze your article's LaTeX files prior to submission to avoid delays in publishing. The IEEE LaTeX Analyzer will identify potential setbacks such as incomplete files or different versions of LaTeX. The use of these tools simplifies the copy-editing process which in turn reflects into a faster time-to-publication. IEEE authors are eligible for discounts at several language editing services; visit IEEE Author Center to learn more.  Please note these services are fee-based and do not guarantee acceptance.


All IEEE journals require an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) for all 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 an IEEE journal. Researchers can sign up for an ORCID for free via an easy registration process on

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Authors who do not have an ORCID in their ScholarOne user account will be prompted to provide one during submission.

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Submission Instructions

The articles in this journal are peer reviewed in accordance with the requirements set forth in the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board Operations Manual ( Each published article was reviewed by a minimum of two independent reviewers using a single-anonymous peer review process, where the identities of the reviewers are not known to the authors, but the reviewers know the identities of the authors. Articles will be screened for plagiarism before acceptance.

Author submissions are done through ScholarOne Manuscripts. If you currently have a login and password for IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE Photonics Journal, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, IEEE/Optica Publishing Group Journal of Light Wave Technology, or IEEE Journal of Display Technologies, they will also work on the IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics ScholarOne Manuscripts site.

ScholarOne Manuscripts

Manuscripts are submitted in *PDF and in Microsoft Word form for review, and in, LaTex for later processing by IEEE publications. A template is available to guide authors in the preparation of the manuscript and in estimating total number of pages.

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Submissions are reviewed by the Editorial Office for completeness and language proficiency. Submissions that are deficient will be sent back to the authors.

Upon submission, authors select a set of keywords which identify the topics of their paper. In turn, the list guides the Editorial Office on the selection of the Associate Editor who will handle the review process. Authors can track the status of their submission at any time through ScholarOne Manuscripts.

Page Charges:

Contributed papers are 8 pages double columned in length. For each page in excess of 8 pages, the cost of overlength charges imposed on the author is U.S. $220.00.

Invited papers are 12 pages, double columned in length. For each page in excess of 12 pages, the cost of overlength charges imposed on the author is U.S. $220.00.

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