Peer Review at IEEE

Peer review is vital to the quality of published research.


Learn more about peer review at IEEE.


What is Peer Review

Peer review is defined as the “critical assessment of manuscripts submitted to [publications] by experts who are not part of the editorial staff.”

Ninety-one percent of authors think that peer review improved the quality of their article (Sense About Science Peer Review Survey). Reviewers help authors hone key points, identify and resolve errors, and generate new ideas. Peer … Read More >

Ethics in Peer Review

Peer review is a system based on trust. Each party—the reviewer, the author, and the publication—relies on the others to operate professionally, ethically, expediently, and confidentially.

Responsibilities of the Reviewer

  • Provide a prompt, thorough, and impartial review of the article
  • Give constructive feedback with reasonable suggestions and professional tone
  • Avoid suggesting the addition of irrelevant or unnecessary references
  • Alert publication
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Become an IEEE Reviewer

Publications seek to match the topics covered in an article submission with potential peer reviewers who are experts in those topics. After identifying potential reviewers, the publication will send out invitations to review that include information about the submitted article such as the title and abstract to help the invited reviewer determine whether or not to accept the review invitation.… Read More >