IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics




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. Enhanced papers from other IEEE Consumer Technology Society conferences may be submitted at any time.

 The scope of the IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics is the interdisciplinary technologies, applications, manufacturing, and standards for products, services, systems, and architectures for consumers.

In 2021 some special sections will be proposed for different hot topics in Consumer Technologies:

  • Real Time Implementation of VVC Standard for Consumer Electronic Devices (Link)
  • Novel Paradigms for Consumer Electronics Security. Deadline: May 1st, 2021
  • Machine Learning for Consumer Electronics. Deadline: May 1st, 2021


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 one of the fastest submission to e-publication times in the IEEE for non-letters. Previous issues of the IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics can be accessed from the Xplore site

Authors should note that NOW THERE IS NOT A SUBMISSION DEADLINE. The papers are reviewed continuosly and the average time to receive an answer is around 3 weeks for rejected papers and 7 weeks for technical reviewed papers. When a paper is accepted, it is inmediatelly published on IEEE Early Access and it can be referenced.

  • For the Feb issue, the papers accepted before Jan 15th will be published
  • For the May issue, the papers accepted before April 15th will be published
  • For the Aug issue, the papers accepted before July 15th will be published
  • For the Nov issue, the papers accepted before Oct 15th will be published


The current Impact Factor (2019) for this journal is 2.74. The acceptance ratio is currently 12% and the average delay from submission to posting on Xplore is less than 2 months. This journal includes the IEEE open-access policy. Details of this are sent to authors who have had their paper accepted.

As per IEEE policy, at least one author will need a valid ORCID to submit a paper.

As per IEEE policy, all papers are checked for plagiarism.

No printed version are generated from 2019.

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 in the field of mass-market Consumer Electronics. 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 clearly describe how it applies to Consumer Electronics.

Authors need to download and use the electronic template from IEEE template selector to prepare your paper. Carefully read the entire template before beginning preparation of your manuscript. All the information for the authors you can go to the IEEE Author Center. The abbreviations for the references can be found here. Papers can only be submitted via Scholar One. Once the paper is accepted, you should receive a receipt e-mail containing instructions to submit the mandatory IEEE Copyright Transfer & Export Control Form.


It is the policy of the IEEE to own the copyright to the technical contributions it publishes on behalf of the interests of the IEEE, its authors, and their employers, and to facilitate the appropriate reuse of this material by others. To comply with the United States Copyright Law, authors are required to sign a digital version of the IEEE Copyright Form upon acceptance of the manuscript. Authors will automatically be redirected to the eCF (electronic Copyright Form) after they have submitted the final files. The eCF makes signing a publishing agreement easy. The form will determine which agreement meets your needs and enable you to complete it on-screen. More information can be found at Questions can directed to 


 Any question related with the submission of papers or the review process you can send an email to the EiC, Fernando Pescador (UPM-Spain).

Potential authors should further note specific issues relating to this journal:

  1. Authors must use the CORRECT template (as above), no other templates are acceptable.
  2. Authors submit only PDF files. Papers must be submitted "Camera Ready". Authors cannot change their paper after submission so authors need to be very careful in the paper preparation particularly with the presentation of the reference list, page 1 footer, figures, tables, biographies, etc., all being conformant to the template style. Source material (Word, Latex, etc) will be requested for accepted papers
  3. Commercial names, part numbers and trademark terms are not allowed in this journal.
  4. Papers have a maximum of 5 authors. This rule in not valid anymore
  5. Papers have a maximum of 8 printed pages from November 2019 issue (new papers submitted after November 2019). Extra charge (250$/page) will be applied for papers with more than 8 pages.
  6. 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.
  7. ONLY extended versions of papers previously published at one of the IEEE Consumer Technology Society events are allowed. These papers must 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
  8. The editorial board recommends the no native speakers to use the IEEE support to improve the quality of the paper. English Editing Services for non-native speakers can be found here.

Authors are advised to refer to the IEEE Author Centerfor generic advice and to familairise themselves with "Registering for an ORCID" and the "IEEE Style Manual". The style manual includes the abbreviations.


NOTE: The articles in this journal are peer reviewed in accordance with the requirements set forth in the IEEE PSPB Operations Manual (sections 8.2.1.C & 8.2.2.A). Each published article was reviewed by a minimum of two independent reviewers using a single-blind peer review process, where the identities of the reviewers are not known to the authors, but the reviewers know the identities of the authors. Articles will be screened for plagiarism before acceptance.

Corresponding authors from low-income countries are eligible for waived or reduced open access APCs.

 IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics Editorial Board


Editor in Chief

Dr. Fernando Pescador,
Editor-in-Chief (2017-2022),
Universidad Politécnica de
Madrid, Spain

Dr. Simon Sherratt, Emeritus
Professor of Biosensors,
University of Reading, UK

Wayne C. Luplow,
Emeritus Editor-in-Chief,
Zenith R&D Laboratory,
LG Electronics, USA


Senior Editors


 Dr. Ulrich Reiter,          
Cologne University of Applied
Sciences, Germany        

Dr. Gustavo Callico,     
Universidad de Las Palmas
de Gran Canaria, Spain  


Dr. Wen-Chung Kao, 
National Taiwan Normal
University, Taiwan

Associate Editors


Dr. Bo Ai, 
Beijing Jiaotong University,


Dr. Francisco J. Bellido, 
Universidad de Córdoba,

Dr. Lauren Christopher,
Indiana Univ./Purdue Univ.
Indianapolis, USA 

Dr. Peter Corcoran, 
NUI Galway,


Dr. Tom Coughlin, 
Coughlin Associates,


Dr. Daniel Diaz Sanchez, 
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid,

Dr. Alvis Fong, 
University of Glasgow,


Dr. Bernard Fong, 
City University,
Hong Kong 

Dr. Slawomir Grzonkowski, 

Dr. Saraju Moharty 
University North Texas,

Dr. Sung-Jea Ko, 
Korea University,


Dr. Yeong-Kang Lai, 
National Chung Hsing University,

Dr. Jong-Hyouk Lee, 
Computer and Information Security,
Sejong University, Korea

Dr. Yong-Tae Lee, 


Dr. Andrés Marín López, 
Universidad Carlos III de

Dr. Ilker  Hamzaoglu,  
Sabanci University,   

Dr. Joonki Paik, 
Chung-Ang University, 


Dirk Wendel, 
NXP Semiconductors,

Dr. Lucio Ciabattoni 
Università Politecnica delle Marche,

Dr. Qinglai Wei 
Chinese Academy of Sciences,


Dr. Marcelo Zuffo Universidade de São Paulo,

Dr. Muhammad Khurram Khan. King Saud University.
Saudi Arabia

Dr. Gordana Velikic
RT-RK Institute for Computer-Based Systems. Serbia.


Dr. Narciso García
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Dr. Anirban Sengupta
CSEIndian Institute of Technology.

Dr. Jong-Moon Chung.
Yonsei University.

Dr. Zhenhui Yuan
University of Wollongong


Dr. Mohammad Shojafar
University of Surrey

Dr. Reinhard Moeller
Wuppertal University

Dr. Fabrzio Lamberti
Politecnico de Torino


Authors should remember that all members of the editorial team are volunteers usually having employment or other significant time demands. Activities for IEEE, by nature, are not always a top priority for the editorial team. Authors should not become upset or discouraged if the time lapse between submission and decision is longer than author’s desire.