Peer Review Decisions

Understand the outcome of the peer review process.


Conference peer review occurs within a fixed window of time and all authors are notified of the decision on their paper at the same time. You may receive one of three possible decisions:

  • Accept: your paper will be published without edits; you may be asked to upload final camera-ready files or to sign a copyright form
  • Accept with revision: your paper will be accepted after you implement edits suggested by the reviewers; you will be asked to provide a revised version
  • Reject: your paper will not be presented at the conference or published in the conference proceedings; you may submit your paper to another IEEE publication

Due to a limited peer review period, many conferences do not offer a revision option and instead will either accept or reject the initial submission.