For PES Transactions, we accept papers of the highest quality for publication, with an acceptance rate generally between 15-20%. Take a look at these frequently asked questions before submitting your manuscripts—we hope you will find this information helpful!
Manuscripts submitted to the PES Transactions for review must be in single-spaced, double-column format with all graphics (figures and tables) in place in the text near to where they are cited. See the Author’s Kit for complete formatting instructions and Word templates that can be used to format your manuscript.
An IEEE Publications Department template is available on the web at https://journals.ieeeauthorcenter.ieee.org/create-your-ieee-journal-article/authoring-tools-and-templates/ieee-article-templates/templates-for-transactions/. Please use bare_jrnl.tex. This template will produce a manuscript that satisfies PES formatting requirements. The stylistic differences from the PES Word templates are acceptable.
Yes. PES requires that the name and affiliation of each author appear on the first page of any manuscript submitted to the Transactions for review. See the PES Author’s Kit for examples of the author line and the affiliation footnote.
First submissions are limited to 10 pages including any references, attributions, biographies, etc. Papers exceeding 10 pages will be returned without review. Revised papers submitted in response to Revise and Resubmit decisions may exceed 10 pages. If an accepted paper’s final page count exceeds 8 pages, the authors MUST pay overlength page charges ($150 per additional page) to cover publishing costs in excess of the allotted publication budget.
You can find the technical areas covered by each of the PES Transactions listed in the Author’s Kit. In addition, you can find the scopes on the Transactions web pages. Just click on the links below:
The same paper cannot be submitted to more than one Transactions. An author should choose the Transactions (Energy Conversion, Power Delivery, Power Systems, Smart Grid, or Sustainable Energy) best suited to review the paper and submit it to only that Transactions. The Editor-in-Chief will inform the author if the paper is more suitable for another Transactions.
Complete instructions on how to submit a paper to the Transactions can be found in the Author’s Kit.
In the Add Author section, enter your co-author’s e-mail address and click on the Search button. If your co-author is found in the database, click on Add Author. If your co-author is not found in the database, click on create a new co-author. (Please note that all of the authors listed on the manuscript must appear in the Authors & Institutions list and they should be listed in the same order in which they appear on the manuscript.)
Companion papers must be uploaded separately to ScholarOne Manuscripts so that each can receive a manuscript ID for tracking purposes. Please mention in your cover letter that you are submitting companion papers.
It will expire on the due date at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.
Contact the administrator of the Transactions by using the link in your Author Center. The administrator will look into this for you, but approval of the extension is not guaranteed.
Yes. Once you submit your revision, the response to the reviewers is no longer visible in the Author Center.
PES policy allows papers presented at PES conferences to be submitted for its journals after upgrading with new and additional content. The policy requires that for a PES conference paper to be considered for a journal publication it must have at least 60% new content reflecting new data, experimental results, analysis, conclusions, etc.
Complete instructions on how to submit a discussion can be found in the Author’s Kit.
The articles in PES Transactions are peer reviewed in accordance with the requirements set forth in the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board Operations Manual (https://pspb.ieee.org/images/files/files/opsmanual.pdf). 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.
Every effort will be made to complete the review of your manuscript in three months. Please note that it can take longer if a large number of manuscripts are in review at the same time. If the review has substantially exceeded three months, you may send an inquiry to . Be sure to include the manuscript ID number.
You will be able to confirm that the review of your paper is still in progress by checking the status in your Author Center.
In order to avoid a delay in the publication of your paper, you should upload your final files as soon as possible.
PES policy does not allow changes to be made to the author line once the paper has been accepted for publication.
After a manuscript has been accepted and the final files have been uploaded by the author to ScholarOne Manuscripts, the author-supplied PDF file is posted on IEEE Xplore® as an Early Access article. Failure to provide a PDF file as one of the final files will delay the posting on IEEE Xplore®. Early Access articles are considered published and are fully citable.