Get Published

Learn about the next steps after your paper is accepted.


Get your accepted paper finalized and in IEEE Xplore®.


Post Your Paper


  • E-print: digital text of a research paper.
  • Preprint: a form of e-print where an author posts a draft paper on the author’s or another website. The preprint is the paper in the form prior to submission to IEEE.
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Finalize Your Paper

Once your paper is accepted, you may be asked to supply a final version. Follow these steps to ensure that your paper is published accurately in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library.… Read More >

About Transferring Copyright to IEEE

You must transfer your paper’s copyright to IEEE before publication in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library. Signing the IEEE Copyright Form transfers ownership of the paper to IEEE.

The Electronic IEEE Copyright Form (eCF) makes signing the copyright form easy by enabling you to complete it on-screen.… Read More >

Prepare for Travel

IEEE expects authors to present their paper in person and answer attendee questions at the conference for it to be considered for publication in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library and in indexing databases such as Web of Science.… Read More >

View Your Paper in IEEE Xplore

After the conference concludes, the conference committee is responsible for sending accepted conference papers to IEEE to be considered for publication in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library. Once IEEE receives the final conference proceedings, they will appear in IEEE Xplore within approximately six weeks.… Read More >

Share Your Data and Code

Increase the impact of your work by sharing your data and code for others to view, build upon, and reuse. Benefits of data and code sharing include:

  • Improve the discoverability of your data by hosting it in an easily accessible repository
  • Make your data citable with a unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for your dataset
  • Increase the pace of scientific advancement by enabling other researchers to build upon your work
  • Follow best practices of reproducible research by archiving your paper’s underlying data
  • Ensure long-term preservation and accessibility of your data through the repository’s archival curation


IEEE DataPort™ is an online data repository of datasets and data analysis tools.… Read More >

Promote Your Paper

Now that your paper is published, spread the word to colleagues through activities such as:

  • Email the paper link directly from the paper’s page in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library
  • Highlight the paper on your social media networks such as Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Update your CV, your institution website, and anywhere else your publications are listed
  • Review IEEE’s sharing and posting policies for information on permitted sharing of the full-text paper
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