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Open Acesss Publishing: IEEE

IEEE Procedures

Wiley OA Flowchart for Authors

OA Publication Flow Chart (click to expand)

Open Access Publishing with IEEE Journals

Publishing in an Open Access journal with IEEE does not affect the basics of the publication process. An authors must still submit their paper to a journal and it must still be accepted and pass editing and peer review. The difference comes when the article is submitted for publication. There are two variations with IEEE journals. One is for journals that use the pure Gold OA model (i.e. all articles within the journal use the OA access model). The others use the Hybrid model. In these journals, some articles are Open Access and some are closed access, at the author's choice.

Gold OA process:

  1. Author submits a proposed article to the journal, using the IEEE Author Center.
  2. As part of the process, the author acknowledges that they are responsible for the Article Processing Charge and that their institution may pay it.
  3. The APC administrators will be notified of a new paper. The academic committee will review the submission and if they agree, the APC administrators will approve the charge.
  4. The paper then goes through the normal process of editing and peer-review prior to acceptance.
  5. If the paper is accepted by the publisher, the author will be asked to acknowledge the license agreement.
  6. If the paper is in a Q1 journal, the university will authorize payment of the APC.
  7. The paper is published.

Hybrid Journal process:

  1. Author submits a proposed article to the journal, using the IEEE Author Center. The author lists the institutional affiliation of each author. This will be used to match the author with an institutional OA account.
  2. The paper then goes through the normal process of editing and peer-review prior to acceptance.
  3. If the article is accepted, the author will be upload the final version of the file and choose a copyright license. 
  4. The author will choose whether to publish the paper as Open Access and arrange for the payment of the APC.
  5. If the journal is a Q1 journal, then the university will pay the APC.

IEEE Author Portal and Tools

At any point, authors can use the IEEE Author Center to get more information about using OA with IEEE.  Authors can get help selecting a journal, can validate any graphics used in their paper, can validate the file before uploading it,verify their reference list, and can test the PDF to make sure that it will be displayed properly. They can also see the IEEE Author Newsletter for tips and insights, as well as other resources.

IEEE Author Training Workshop

Screenshot of the IEEE Author Workshop

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Khalifa University OA Policy

The KU Open Access Policy is in the approval process. It will be published here when it is approved.