IEEE Guidelines on Advertising, Accessibility, and Data Privacy

All IEEE print and electronic services have general advertising requirements in addition to policies that supports accessibility and data privacy. Read on for more information about IEEE guidelines related to advertising in publications, as well as IEEE’s position on accessibility and data privacy.

Advertising in IEEE Publications

All IEEE print and electronic services and products are subject to the following general advertising requirements.

  1. The advertising intent should be to serve “common interests” of the user/reader of the print or electronic product. It should contain technical content or be of informational usefulness to be appropriate and fitting to the member demographic.
  2. The advertising shall be appropriate to the editorial context of the print or electronic product in which it appears and be consistent with what the IEEE brand represents. Advertisements shall also be clearly distinguishable from editorial content, and the appearance and usefulness of the information service or product shall not be impaired by the advertising content.
  3. The Editor-in-Chief, other editors on the editorial board, or the associated editorial staff shall not be influenced by advertiser or business staff pressure that would interfere with their prerogative to decide the position and merits of technical editorial content for print or electronic dissemination.
  4. The appearance of paid advertising in an IEEE product shall constitute neither a guarantee nor an endorsement by IEEE of the product, service, or company involved, or of the claims made for the product within the advertisement. The information service or product shall include a disclaimer statement regarding any paid advertising.
  5. IEEE logos shall not appear on any advertisement without prior written approval by IEEE. The advertiser shall not refer to the fact that its ad has appeared in any IEEE information service or product in any collateral advertising.
  6. Authorization for a class of an IEEE information service or product to carry advertising shall not be granted if, in the judgment of PSPB with the concurrence of the IEEE Board of Directors, the inclusion of advertising would cause an overall reduction of the product’s value to the IEEE membership or to the IEEE institutional subscribers and end users, or would be otherwise detrimental to the IEEE brand.

Source: IEEE Publication Services and Products Board Operations Manual, section 8.1.8.B.

Accessibility Statement

IEEE strives to provide an accessible web presence to all people, regardless of disabilities. To support this commitment, IEEE has adopted the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level A as the enterprise Web Accessibility objective. However, IEEE Web publishers are encouraged to deliver content at higher accessibility levels (Level AA or Level AAA) whenever possible.

If you have any trouble accessing information or services on IEEE’s site, please contact Please specify the nature of the accessibility issue and the assistive technology you use.

Data Privacy

IEEE respects your preferences regarding the treatment of personal information that we may collect from your use of this and other IEEE websites. Please visit for further details on data privacy.