IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters

The IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters (MWCL) is published monthly with the purpose of providing short papers (up to 4 pages; 3 pages of text plus up to 1 page of references) of original and significant contributions relevant to all aspects of microwave/millimeter-wave technology, with emphasis on devices, components, circuits, guided wave structures, systems and applications covering the frequency spectrum from microwave and beyond, including submillimeter-waves and infrared.

The IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters (MWCL) is the preeminent publication of short papers concerning RF and microwave technology, with an Impact Factor of 2.862 and an acceptance rate of 25%. The median publishing time from submission to publication is 16 weeks.

The Letters are available to digital subscribers through IEEE Xplore.

Authors interested in submitting a manuscript for publication in MWCL should first read the Information for Authors page for the Letters. MWCL is now accepting submissions of up to four pages (3 pages of text plus up to 1 page of references).

new: IEEE now supports the publication of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (CJK) author names in the native language alongside the English versions of the names in the author list of an article. For more information, please click here.


The Tatsou Itoh Award is given annually and recognizes the author(s) of the best paper published in the IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters in the previous calendar year. Previous Tatsuo Itoh Award recipients are listed on the Past Awardees page under Tatsuo Itoh Award.


Special Issue on “Radar and Microwave Sensor Systems”: This special issue is scheduled for publication in March 2022, submission due date is extended to November 1st, 2021. Guest Editors: Prof. Christian Waldschmidt (University of Ulm) and Prof. Jeffrey Nanzer (Michigan State University). Please see the Call for Papers for details.

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