Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Before You Begin


The Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering is committed to the timely publication of high-quality papers that advance the state of the art in Electrical and Computer Engineering research. The journal publishes theoretical research presenting new techniques, concepts, or analyses and applied contributions reporting on experiences and experiments with actual systems.


Policies on Plagiarism


Submission of previously published work or works under review at a different journal is strictly forbidden and could attract severe penalties.This is the act of double submission and a serious departure from honesty under IEEE plagiarism guidelines followed by the CJECE editorial board. Papers that have been previously published fully or in part in another journal or book will not be considered for publication in CJECE.

In case a submission contains material which has been previously published in any form, Authors must include specific information identifying such prior publication(s) together with a link to the publication(s), as well as a brief explanation of the differences between the prior publication(s) and the present submission. The IEEE guidelines state that it is not uncommon in technical publishing for material to be presented at various stages of its evolution. For instance, new ideas can be published in a workshop, more developed work can go in a conference proceeding, and a fully developed contribution can take the form of a journal or transactions paper. This publication process is an important means of scientific communication. However, it is required that this evolutionary process is fully referenced by the author(s).


Paper Categories

The CJECE accepts the following categories of papers for publication:

  1. Papers presenting new and original results, techniques or concepts in a research area.
  2. Survey/Tutorial-style papers providing a rigorous analysis of existing results in a research area.


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 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.


Acceptance Criteria

The principal criteria for acceptance of a submitted manuscript are significance of the topic or experimental question, conformity to rigorous standards of evidence and scholarship, and clarity of writing. No manuscript that has been published (including in an electronic form) or is under consideration elsewhere may be submitted.


Copyright Information

The CJECE requires a filled and signed copy of the IEEE Copyright Form when a manuscript is uploaded for submission. This is consistent with the IEEE policy.


Submission Charges and Payment

Authors only pay processing charges after their paper is accepted.

After a manuscript has been accepted for publication, the authors' will be requested to pay a page charge of $50 CAD per printed page, for the first four pages of a paper. All papers are further subject to an additional page charge of $175 CAD for each published page exceeding four printed pages. This is in addition to Open Access charges where required.

Open access (OA) content published in CJECE is available to all readers free of charge on-line in IEEE Xplore. A discounted fee of $1950.00 is charged for each paper an author wishes to publish as open access. Authors interested may notify CJECE when submitting their manuscripts for review or when submitting their accepted papers for publication. For more details on OA publications, see IEEE OA policy

CJECE accepts Paypal transactions for payments. Authors are advised to use the payment link provided on the left navigation column.


Paper Revision Time Frame

CJECE is committed to the timely publication of high-quality journal articles. Consequently, the result of each round of review process is an acceptance, a minor revision, a major revision, or a rejection. For the revision cases, authors will be informed by the EiC and the Associate Editor handling the paper of the required time-frame for revision.


Publication Language

CJECE accepts submissions in both English and French Languages. The Journal Issues are also published in both languages. Authors are advised to submit manuscripts written in plain and clear language.


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.


ScholarOne Submissions

As of January 1st, 2012, the CJECE is accepting papers only through the Manuscript Central web site operated by ScholarOne Inc. The site is self instructing and very easy to use. Authors are required to first create an account. After the registration and submission of the manuscript, a simple log-in will take you to the site for follow-ups, paper status, etc. Help with ScholarOne can be found here.