PES Letters

PES Letters

This section of the Transactions offers a vehicle that speeds publication of new results, discoveries, and developments. The section affords authors the opportunity to publish contributions within a few months of submission to ensure rapid dissemination of ideas and timely archiving of developments in our rapidly changing field. Original and significant contributions in applications, case studies, and research in all fields of power engineering are invited. Of specific interest are contributions defining emerging problems and special needs in specific areas. Authors are encouraged to submit contributions to the Letters Section offering new insight to established techniques, concepts, and methodologies in electric power engineering. Such contributions are distinctly different from discussions of papers recently published in the Transactions, in that the former seek to broaden the scope, and point to potential enhancements to existing and established technologies.

Original submissions are limited to 3 formatted pages. Revisions are limited to 3.5 pages. Letters exceeding these limits will not be reviewed. An author submits a manuscript by uploading a PDF file of the letter directly onto ScholarOne Manuscripts where it can be accessed by the Power Engineering Letters Editor-in-Chief, Editors, and Reviewers. See Part 2 of the Author’s Kit,, for complete instructions. (See Mandatory Page Charges for Power Engineering Letters for additional information.)

Mandatory Page Charges for pages upon submission. A half page may be added to respond to reviewer comments. If, in the revision and editing processes, the letter exceeds 3 pages, the author will be charged $200.00 for the 4th page. The authors should strictly follow IEEE format and template so that the length of an accepted letter does not exceed 4 pages after revision and editing. Any letter more than 4 pages in length (after revision and formatting) will not be accepted for publication. If in editing/formatting the letter becomes 5 pages, the Publications Department and the authors need to work with the Editor-in-Chief to reduce the content to fit to 4 pages. 

Instructions For Uploading PES Letters

In order for a letter to be submitted and reviewed, it must be uploaded by the author onto ScholarOne Manuscripts. The uploading procedure is the same as that for Transactions papers discussed earlier under “Paper Submission Procedures.” Complete instructions are also available on ScholarOne Manuscripts. The URL for the letters review site is:

Any new submissions received by the Power Engineering Letters Editor-in-Chief will be returned for direct upload by the author.

If the letter is accepted for publication, the author will be required to upload the following final files to ScholarOne Manuscripts (note: no changes can be made to the letter after acceptance):

  • LaTeX or Microsoft Word source file of the letter
  • PDF file of the letter
  • Separate graphics files in Word, eps, ps, tiff, ppt or Excel format if the graphics are not embedded in the source file.

In addition, the author will be required to submit a completed IEEE Copyright Form electronically via ScholarOne Manuscripts.

A proof of the letter will be sent to the corresponding author for review and approval.

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