Part 7: IEEE Power & Energy Magazine

(Part 7 last revised August 2016)

This part of the Author’s Kit defines the scope of IEEE Power & Energy Magazine and provides author guidelines, submission requirements, and electronic publishing information.


IEEE Power & Energy Magazine is a bimonthly publication of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) dedicated to disseminating information on all matters of interest to electric power engineers and other professionals involved in the electric power industry. Readers are kept up to date on the latest technological advancements, industry news, business trends and strategies, products, and publications. Important newsworthy items concerning the worldwide activities and achievements of PES, its organizational units, and its individual members are included.

In conjunction with the printed edition of IEEE Power & Energy Magazine, time-sensitive information is made available electronically to interested parties at frequent, regular intervals.

Feature Articles

Feature articles focus on advanced concepts, technologies, and practices associated with all aspects of electric power from a technical perspective in synergy with nontechnical areas such as business, environmental, and social concerns.


  • From the Editor
  • Letters to the Editor
  • From the Top
  • The Business Scene
  • Techtorial
  • Guest Editorial
  • Author Guidelines
  • Book Review
  • Society News
  • Standards Corner
  • Awards
  • History
  • Industry News
  • New Products
  • Calendar
  • In My View

Author Guidelines

Hands-on or how-to types of articles are preferred. Articles should be of interest to PES members, young engineers, faculty, students, and advertisers.

Articles should be technically sound, but written at a level for general readership by members of all areas of the electric power industry. Articles should not include equations; equations should never substitute for words.

An article must not resemble an advertisement. A trade name may be used once, after which generic substitutes such as "method," "software," or "system" must be used.

In contrast to PES Transactions, P&E articles will be published without abstract. However, comments on articles may be offered in the form of letters to the editor and will be considered for publication.

Articles should not exceed six pages; based on the format and spacing used in P&E, this upper limit is approximately 5,000 words (including biographies, tables, graphics, etc.). Authors are encouraged to provide a short list (not over six) of other articles "for further reading." A one-line biography of each author is required. Manuscripts should be in Word.doc format, double-spaced, unformatted, single-column, with a page size of 21.6 x 27.9 centimeters (8.5 x 11 inches).

Illustrations, photographs, and line drawings should support the text. Line drawings should be black and white, camera-ready quality. Processed color may be used for special effect.

Graphs should be drawn with just the major coordinate lines showing. Lettering on illustrations should be set in upper- and lower-case in a sans serif typeface (e.g., Helvetica) and should be 8 point when the illustrations are sized to the width of one column (82.5 millimeters, 3.25 inches, or 19.5 picas). Line weights should be .5 or 1 point when the illustration is sized to the width of one column. Computer-generated graphics should be submitted as individual files (one file for each figure), and high-resolution output is required for backup purposes. Photographs and screen-captures must be high-resolution bitmapped graphics files, high-quality color transparencies/prints, or high-quality black-and-white transparencies/prints.

The IEEE Copyright Form must be completed by the lead author of any article accepted for publication. If an author submits an article that has been published previously in whole or in part, he or she should so state, provide the reference, and explain what part of the offering contains new or updated information.


Articles to be published in the magazine will be peer-reviewed by the editorial board and/or selected advisors. The articles should be approximately 5,000 words, including graphics, tables, and author biographies. They should be submitted to Michael I. Henderson, e-mail: