Submitting a Manuscript

The IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication welcomes submissions from researchers who wish to extend the body of knowledge in the field of professional communication. Inquiries about potential manuscripts should be directed to the editor-in-chief, Dr. George Hayhoe, at

Authors need not be members of IEEE or of the IEEE Professional Communication Society.


The Transactions publishes five major types of articles:

Manuscripts should be prepared according to our Guidelines for Formatting Manuscripts. Citations should observe the IEEE style for formatting references; see TPC Citation Style. Manuscripts based on conference presentations are permissible, but they must include a minimum of 50% new material not contained in the published conference paper.

Please send manuscripts to Dr. George Hayhoe, editor-in-chief, at

Each manuscript is reviewed by peer reviewers with expertise in the subject matter, using a double-anonymous review process (the reviewers do not know the author’s identity, and the author does not know the reviewers’ identities). The review process typically takes 4 weeks (it may be slightly longer in December and early January, and from mid-May through mid-August).

Book Reviews

The Transactions typically reviews new books in our field—books published within two years from the date of review submission. Our readers comprise an international group of engineers and professional communication specialists, including academic and industry readers in a variety of institutions and organizations. We intend to review books of use and interest to this particular readership of practitioners, teachers, engineers, and communicators. Contact Alan Houser to find out books available for review or to suggest books to review.

The Transactions does not accept unsolicited book reviews. Anyone interested in writing a review should contact Alan Houser.

Book reviews should observe the requirements in our Guidelines for Book Reviews. Manuscripts should be formatted like the manuscript example and will appear in print like the published example.

Peer Review

The articles in this journal are peer reviewed in accordance with the requirements set forth in the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board Operations Manual. Each published article is reviewed by a minimum of two independent reviewers using a double-anonymous review process, in which the identities of the reviewers are not known to the authors, and the identities of the authors are not known to the reviewers. Articles are screened for plagiarism before acceptance.


In compliance with IEEE policy, the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication requires an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) for all authors and co-authors. ORCID is a persistent unique identifier for researchers and functions similarly to an article’s Digital Object Identifier (DOI). ORCIDs enable accurate attribution and improved discoverability of an author’s published work. The author will need a registered ORCID in order to submit a manuscript or review a proof in this journal. See to register.

Open Access

IEEE allows authors to publish their works so that they are accessible at no charge to anyone with an internet connection who wants to read them. This practice is called open access. Open access articles are subject to IEEE’s open access article processing charge, and the IEEE Professional Communication Society’s policy is to pass this charge along to authors.

The open access article processing charge for the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication is USD $2045 for all articles accepted on or after 1 January 2019.

English Language Editing Services

English language editing services can help refine the language of your article and reduce the risk of rejection without review. IEEE authors are eligible for discounts at several language editing services; visit the IEEE Author Center to learn more. Please note these services are fee-based and do not guarantee acceptance.