For Authors

The MTT Society publishes five journals: IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and TechniquesIEEE Microwave and Wireless Technology Letters, IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology, IEEE Journal of Microwaves and  Microwave Magazine. The Society also co-sponsors other journals, such as, IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology, IEEE Journal on Multiscale and Multiphysics Computational Techniques, and IEEE Transactions on Quantum Engineering, and books on Microwave Technology which are co-branded by the IEEE and John Wiley. This is in addition to numerous conference proceedings. Authors are invited to submit manuscripts to these publications. Specific information for submission of manuscripts to each publication is available by clicking on the following:



All authors must read and understand IEEE Publications Standards and Principles for Authors, Referees, and Editors.

In particular Authors must be aware of the requirements for appropriate author list order, the designation of a “corresponding” author, and rights and responsibilities of co-authorship. Also authors must be aware of Self Plagiarism which is defined as publication of the same work in Archival Publications including publication of essentially the same work in Conferences, Transactions and Letters. This includes parallel submission of substantially similar manuscripts to conferences and to journals. This has been a problem in our society and degrades the reputation of our journals and conferences. Both journals and conferences are now electronically searchable and so the archival value of conferences and journals is the same.

The IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society affirms that authorship credit must be reserved for individuals who have met each of the following conditions: 1) made a significant intellectual contribution to the theoretical development, system or experimental design, prototype development, and/or the analysis and interpretation of data associated with the work contained in the manuscript, 2) contributed to drafting the article or reviewing and/or revising it for intellectual content, and 3) approved the final version of the manuscript. (Deceased persons deemed appropriate as authors should be so included with a footnote reporting their death.) In multi-authored papers, authors should be listed in descending order of their contribution to the paper.

Responsibility for the content of published papers rests upon the authors, not the IEEE. This is a long-standing principle of IEEE policy, but has been added to the copyright form as an explicit reminder to authors. The form is accessible at


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 was reviewed by a minimum of two independent reviewers using a single-anonymous peer review process, where the identities of the reviewers are not known to the authors, but the reviewers know the identities of the authors.


If the author believes that the paper was not properly handled by the Editor, Associate Editor or the reviewers, the author should submit a complaint to the Publications Committee Chair Prof. Scott Barker at Note that if the complaint concerns the editor’s judgment in the rejection of a manuscript based on the technical reviews or the decision about the scope of the paper, then the author will be informed that the editor has final decision-making authority over such matters.


Organizer & Presenter: George E. Ponchak, Editor, IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and Techniques (2010-2013) Editor, IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters (2006-2009)

Abstract: This presentation will cover the steps that an author should take to increase the acceptance rate of their papers in journals and conference. It will cover the reasons most papers are rejected and how an author should organize their paper to avoid those reasons. Lastly, it will present what steps you should take if your paper is rejected to get it published in the same journal or in a different journal.