Write in Technical English

Communicate your ideas and research to the world through a well-written paper. Learn how to write in technical English and improve the readability of your paper.

Follow these tips:

If English is not your native language, consider using an English language editing service before submitting your paper. IEEE authors receive discounts at select editing services listed below. The use of an editing service is paid for by the author. It does not guarantee acceptance in an IEEE publication.

Using Equations in Your Paper

Ensure your mathematical equations and formulas display correctly in your published article by following the IEEE Math Typesetting Guide.

Publishing Author Names in Native Languages

Publish your name in your native language, alongside the English version of your name, in the author list of your paper. The guidelines below are for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean characters. All other native language names should be submitted via Unicode characters.

The following font styles will be used when rendering Chinese, Japanese, or Korean characters in the final publication. Use the appropriate font for your native language to avoid potential errors:

In Microsoft Word, use Word’s Insert Symbols feature to add the correct characters in parentheses after the name of each author who would like to have their name shown in their native language. Use the standard font listed above to ensure accuracy.

In LaTeX, provide the CJK Ascii Unicode for Chinese (traditional or simplified), Japanese, or Korean.

Refining the Use of English in Your Paper

If English is not your native language, consider using an English language editing service before submitting your paper. An expert editing service can help you refine the use of English in your paper, so you can communicate your work more effectively.

The use of an editing service is paid for by the author. It does not guarantee acceptance in an IEEE publication.

IEEE authors are eligible for discounts at the following language editing services: