IEEE Electrification Magazine

Part 10: IEEE Electrification Magazine

(Part 10 revised August 2020)

This part of the Author’s Kit defines the scope of IEEE Electrification Magazine and provides author guidelines and submission information.

IEEE Electrification Magazine is a quarterly magazine dedicated to disseminating information on all matters related to electrification in vehicles, ships, trains, planes and spacecraft, and off-grid applications including microgrids. Off-grid applications include small scale electricity supply in areas away from high voltage power networks. Microgrids include networks that provide secure power supply in both grid-connected and stand-alone modes.

Feature Articles

Feature articles in the magazine focus on advanced concepts, technologies, and practices associated with all aspects of electrification in the transportation and off-grid sectors from a technical perspective in synergy with nontechnical issues such as business, environmental, and social concerns.

Departments & Columns

  • About This Issue
  • Technology Leaders
  • Dates Ahead
  • Newsfeed
  • Viewpoint

Author Guidelines and Submission Information

A magazine article differs considerably from a technical paper, which is prepared for transactions status. Magazine articles do not contain abstracts, keywords, conclusions, or references (though a “For Further Reading” list is required). Generally speaking, magazine articles do not employ equations or formulas; they try to adhere to the adage “if it cannot be said in words, it does not belong in a magazine article.” Also, as IEEE Electrification Magazine is a four-color publication, it is preferred that articles be accompanied by graphics, photos, screen captures, etc. to enhance their content.

Manuscript Preparation

Proposals and articles may be submitted for consideration. Proposals should be in the form of an extended abstract. Articles should be prepared according to the following guidelines:

  • The article should be a Word file in single-column, double-spaced format.
  • All text components of the article should be included (e.g., body of the article, figure captions, tables, sidebars, if any, and brief author biographies as described below), with all graphics (figures, tables, etc.) shown in their desired location within the body of the article.
  • Reference lists are not allowed. However, a “For Further Reading” section of no more than 10 entries is required.
  • Footnotes are allowed for illustrations used with permission.
  • A one-line bio for each author should appear at the end of the article and should include the author’s name, e-mail address, and affiliation. For example:
    John Smith (author @ is with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado.
  • The article should be between 6 and 8 pages long, corresponding to approximately 5,000 words and included graphics.

Note: If any figures in the article have been used from other sources, it is the author’s responsibility to obtain written permission from the original source to reprint them.

Submission Information

Proposals and articles should be submitted via e-mail to . Be sure to include complete contact information.

Upon Acceptance

If your article is accepted for publication, you will be required to submit the following material:

  • the source file for the final version of the article in Word or LaTeX format
  • the final version of the article in PDF format (the PDF must match the source file)
  • a separate source file for each figure in jpg, gif, tif, or eps format with a resolution of at least 300 dpi (name each file according to its relationship to the article, e.g., fig1.eps, fig2.tif, etc.)

Once your article is scheduled for a specific issue, it will be forwarded to the IEEE Magazines Department for processing. You will receive a proof of your edited text for review and approval prior to publication. You will also receive instructions on how to submit the IEEE Electronic Copyright Form.