Consumer Electronics Magazine/Transactions Instructions

IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics journal publishes special ICCE issue every year. ICCE authors are encouraged to contribute to the Transactions On Consumer Electronics publishing relevant research in the field.

The IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics publishes four issues per year on the latest research in the field of Consumer Electronics applicable to the scope of the journal. However, the May issue is now reserved (as of 2013) for enhanced papers that authors have submitted from those presented at the annual IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE). Timeliness of the dissemination of technical papers is of paramount concern in the ever-changing environment of the field, indeed IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics has the fastest submission to e-publication time in the IEEE for non-letters.

Previous issues of the IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics can accessed from the Xplore site.

The acceptance ratio is currently only 15% and the average delay from submission to posting on Xplore is 4 months.

In November 2011, IEEE Board of Directors approved a proposed scope change of the IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics to

The engineering and research aspects of the theory, design, construction, manufacture or end use of mass market electronics, systems, software and services for consumers

IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine

The IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine (CEM) is the award-winning flagship magazine of the consumer electronics (CE) society of IEEE ( The IEEE CEM won an Apex Grand Award for excellence in writing in 2013. The CE Magazine has been named the winner in the Regional 2016 STC Technical Communication Awards - Award of Excellence! The STC Technical Communication Awards is one of the most coveted award in technical communications.Currently, the magazine is published on a quarterly basis and features a range of topical content on state-of-art consumer electronics systems, services and devices and associated technologies. The Magazine features regular sections devoted to standards, patents & IP matters, security & digital content, device tear-downs and reviews of books and engineering software & design tools. If you are interested in contributing please contact the editor in chief (EiC) at for feedback and to discuss the suitability of your ideas for an article. ScholarOne Manuscripts URL for the submission of the manuscripts to IEEE-CEM is the following: Following is the persistent link of IEEE-CEM at the IEEE Xplore:


Aims and Scope:

The scope of the consumer electronics magazine covers the following areas that are related to “consumer electronics” and other topics considered of interest to consumer electronics: Video technology, Audio technology, White goods, Home care products, Mobile communications, Gaming, Air care products, Home medical devices, Fitness devices, Home automation & networking devices, Consumer solar technology, Home theater, Digital imaging, In-vehicle technology, Wireless technology, Cable & satellite technology, Home security, Domestic lighting, Human interface, Artificial intelligence, Home computing, Video Technology, Consumer storage technology. Studies or opinion pieces on the societal impacts of consumer electronics are also welcome.

Articles should be broadly scoped – typically review and tutorial articles are suited to the Magazine. Technical articles may be suitable but these should be of general interest to an engineering audience and of broader scope than archival technical papers. Authors need to target a broad engineering audience - specialized technical papers are generally too narrow in scope for IEEE magazine and should be submitted to the IEEE Transactions. Articles related to the background story behind engineering standards or practical experiences in product specification and design of mainstream consumer systems/devices are particularly welcome. Tutorials on CE related technologies or techniques are also strongly encouraged. Blogs or similar personal content from a Website can be adapted into an article as long as the author owns the original copyright, or the content is covered by a Creative Commons license, or equivalent. Please discuss with the Editor in advance of submitting an article. Some example topics of interest include the following, but not limited to the following: (1) Audio/Video Systems and Technologies, (2) Augmented Reality and Immersive TV, (3) Automotive Electronics, (4) CE and Cloud Computing, (5) CE in Smart Cities, (6) Communications, Networking, &Wireless Sensor Networks for CE, (7) Consumer Information and Communications Technology (ICT), (8) Digital Broadcasting and HDTV, (9) Digital Imaging and Display Technologies, (10) Gaming Devices & Systems, (11) Haptics and Multitouch, (12) Hardware Components, Architectures, and Systems for CE, (13) Home Healthcare Technologies & Services, (14) Home Networks, Robotics & Control Systems, (15) Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and User Interface, (16) Internet of Things (IoT), (17) Mobile Devices, (18) Video Processing and Codecs, (19) Security, Privacy, Content Protection, and Digital Rights Management, (20) Signal Processing & Analysis for CE, (21) Smart Grid and CE, (22) Smart Imaging and Cameras, (23) Social and Economic Impacts of CE, (24) Storage and Digital Media.

Author Guidelines:

Submissions should follow IEEE standard template and should consist of the followings: (i) A manuscript of maximum 8-page length: A pdf of the complete manuscript layout with figures, tables placed within the text, and (ii) Source files: Text should be provided separately from photos and graphics and may be in Word or LaTeX format. High resolution original photos and graphics are required for the final submission. Images embedded in Word or Excel documents are not suitable; however, figures and graphics may be provided in a PowerPoint slide deck, with one figure/graphic per slide.

The authors must own the copyright on any images, photographs or graphics or have obtained explicit permission for use of all such material when a third party owns the copyright. Alternatively, copy left images and materials may be used once the relevant license terms are complied with, including citations to the original source/author. It is the responsibility of the author(s) to demonstrate such compliance and document the corresponding license agreements (a URL is sufficient) in notes accompanying the submitted article. The authors should include a PDF file with a suggested layout of the article. Figure captions must be provided and ideally figures/graphics should be cited in the text of the article.

An IEEE copyright form will be required. The manuscripts need to be submitted online using the following URL: This ScholarOne site will automate the generation of a single submission document if the authors have the correct files prepared in advance.

Transactions on Consumer Electronics

Potential author instructions

Commercial names and trademark terms are not allowed in this journal.

Copyright images can only be present in this journal where the authors of papers have received permission from the original copyright holder and clearly state permission has been obtained.

Authors should note the unmovable submission deadlines present in the template. However, papers can be submitted at any time.

ALL detailed information for preparation and submission is contained in the template.

Where conference papers have previously been published at one of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society events (excluding ICCE), then significantly expanded versions of those papers with full academic rigour could be submitted at any time. However, authors should note that the new submitted paper still needs to conform to the scope of this journal and cite the original conference paper being elaborated.

Instructions to Authors of Papers submitted to the Transactions on Consumer Electronics

The primary purpose for publishing the Transactions of the Consumer Electronics Society is to present to the membership and the engineering community in general, papers on new technology oriented to Consumer Electronics that are relevant, interesting, enlightening, and instructive New technology does not simply mean new product development, although it does not preclude new product development where unusual technical achievement has been attained. The key factor is the emphasis placed on technology rather than product. All papers must meet the "Criteria for Publication" in the Transactions, and each paper must clearly describe how it applies to consumer electronics.

If you are interested in submitting a paper to the Transactions on Consumer Electronics, please download the electronic template from: template.doc. Carefully read the entire template before beginning preparation of your manuscript. The electronic template clearly describes the procedures for submitting papers as well as the above-mentioned "Criteria for Publication." The template leads you to a web site wherein you can attach and electronically submit your paper. You will also need to follow the instructions on the template to submit the required IEEE Copyright Transfer & Export Control Form.