Write Your Paper

High-quality publication starts with high-quality files.


Create your paper’s text and graphics to be compliant with publication in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library.


Write in Technical English

Communicate your ideas and discoveries to the world through a well-written paper. Follow these tips:

  • Write clear, simple sentences without unnecessary words; avoid overly formal or complex language
  • Define all acronyms the first time they are used in the paper
  • Organize your paper logically so that the reader can easily follow your argument

If English is not your native language, consider using an English language editing service before submitting your paper for review.… Read More >

Structure Your Paper


Your paper title should be specific, concise, and descriptive. Avoid using unnecessary words such as “new” or “novel;” instead, include some keywords that will help a reader find your paper.… Read More >

Meet IEEE Xplore® Requirements

Use IEEE PDF eXpress to check that your paper is compliant with the requirements of the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library. PDF eXpress checks for:

  1. PDF version 1.4 (Acrobat 5) or later but not Acrobat 9, X, or XI
  2. Created with PDF distiller; scanning is not permitted
  3. All fonts are embedded or subset so that mathematics appear as intended and so that text is searchable
  4. No password or other security settings
  5. No bookmarks or links
  6. No crop marks, registration marks, date stamps, timestamps, or any other mark that does not appear in the official version of the paper
  7. No PostScript settings that override the settings file
  8. No PDF attachments
  9. Not a PDF Package or Merged PDF

Please note that not all conferences use PDF eXpress.… Read More >

Improve Your Graphics

Accepted graphics file formats

IEEE accepts PS, EPS, PDF, PNG, or TIFF formats for graphics submission. Only submit Microsoft Office documents (DOC, PPT, XLS) when the graphic was originally drawn in the program.… Read More >

Authoring Tools and Templates


Use IEEE conference templates in Word or LaTeX to easily format your paper for publication. Write collaboratively with your co-authors in Overleaf, an authoring tool for LaTeX and rich text documents.… Read More >