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Information for Authors

Submission Information – 

There are multiple types of publications ranging from short vignettes from industry practitioners to long detailed research studies published. Articles offer evidence-based impact on managerial practice. This evidence can be research-based or originating from own experience. We publish a broad variety of submissions including critical analyses, case studies, practical implications of empirical studies, practical applications, technology forecasting, and insights from analytical modeling. Each submission must have clear managerial and/or organizational implications detailed. Research papers with significant methodological and theoretical development with minimal practical significance and application are more appropriate for our sister journal IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.

We encourage manuscripts that fall into one of three major categories:

Technology Manager’s Notebook (TMN) Articles – 500-2000 words
Shorter Articles and Case Studies – 2000-4000 words
Longer Articles and Reviews – 7500-10000 words

Articles will undergo double-blind peer review.

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Consult the IEEE Author Center for details on EMR policies and requirements, including publishing ethics and peer review.

Open Access

Open Access

This publication is a hybrid journal, giving authors the choice of making their article freely accessible to users by paying an open access Article Processing Charge (APC- US $2,495), or choosing traditional article publication, allowing access to users through subscription and other purchasing options.

Some Institutions offer assistance for open access funding. Check our Institutional partners list to see if yours is one.

For any questions regarding IEEE open access policies, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions on open access.

Guidelines After Acceptance 


Please read the guidelines carefully

The final version of your manuscript must comply with IEEE Periodicals requirements for text and graphics processing. Please submit all final files through the “awaiting final files” queue in your author center on Manuscript Central. Please make sure your final package is correct and complete upon submission. Once you have completed the submission of your final files you will not be able to make changes until you have received page proofs from the IEEE.

**Please do not send ANY items via email, regular mail, or fax, as they will not be processed if you do**

During the final submission process, please make sure all data in steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are correct and complete. When this is confirmed, please upload:

  • A 150-200 word “managerial relevance statement” to clearly state the paper’s expected contribution to practice, if the paper does not already have one. This should be designated as a supplemental file during the upload process. To the extent possible, it should provide practical insights and advice for engineering managers based on your study.
  • A Latex or Microsoft Word application file. This should include keywords/index terms, abstract, and biographies and photos if you are including them. Please place keywords/index terms at the beginning of your manuscript, after the title but before the abstract. The abstract of your paper should be about 200-250 words. Failure to submit a source file may result in publishing delays.
  •  A pdf of your entire manuscript. A pdf is NOT sufficient for publication. Please make sure to submit the source file detailed in step 2.
  •  If your figures are not embedded in the source file of your manuscript, you will also need to upload separate figure files. The acceptable formats are Word, eps, ps, tiff, ppt and excel. We do NOT accept png or jpeg files for figures.

*Please make sure that all files have unique file names in order for them to export successfully to IEEE*

IEEE has moved to an all-electronic copyright submission system. Once you have submitted your final files, a link titled “transfer copyright” will appear in the “manuscripts with decisions” queue in your author center.

Your prompt action will ensure your paper to be published quickly in IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. When your galley proofs are ready, you will receive an e-mail notification and instructions from the IEEE Production Unit.

You can download IEEE copyright form and sample of biography form by clicking on the file links at the bottom of this page.

Guidelines For Review

Please read the guidelines carefully

  • You must provide your review within the FOUR week timeline. If you are unable to complete your review within the requested time, please contact us right away and suggest potential alternate reviewers if possible. Thank you very much.
  • Please do NOT provide information in your review that reveals your identity and do not seek to discover the identity of the authors. This protects the integrity of the “double-blind” review process.
  • Please use the guidelines for authors that describe the journal’s philosophy and purpose as a reference for your review.
  • Please write your review on a word processor. You will need this format for electronic submission of your reviews.

    Conflicts of interest, whether actual, perceived, or potential, must be avoided. IEEE defines a conflict of interest as any situation, transaction, or relationship in which someone’s decisions or actions could materially affect that individual’s professional, personal, financial, or business concerns. A perceived conflict of interest happens when a third party might reasonably conclude that an individual’s private interests could improperly influence the performance of his or her action. A conflict of interest happens especially when a reviewer evaluates an article written by an author with whom the reviewer frequently collaborates on research projects. Reviewers who have a conflict of interest should recuse themselves from the peer review process for that article. In addition, authors should bear these guidelines in mind when proposing potential reviewers to the journal.  


It is the policy of IEEE to own the copyright to the technical contributions it publishes on behalf of the interests of the IEEE, its authors, and their employees, and to facilitate the appropriate reuse of this material by others. To comply with the U.S. Copyright law, authors are required to sign the IEEE copyright transfer form before publication. This form returns to authors and their employees full rights to reuse their material for their own purposes.

Further information about copyright and author rights is available here:

Artificial intelligence (AI)–generated text

The use of content generated by artificial intelligence (AI) in an article (including but not limited to text, figures, images, and code) shall be disclosed in the acknowledgements section of any article submitted to an IEEE publication. The AI system used shall be identified, and specific sections of the article that use AI-generated content shall be identified and accompanied by a brief explanation regarding the level at which the AI system was used to generate the content. The use of AI systems for editing and grammar enhancement is common practice and, as such, is generally outside the intent of the above policy. In this case, disclosure as noted above is recommended.

Sample article

Please view sample article here 

Submit your article

Submissions must be made through ScholarOne. Click here to submit.

TEMS – 5 Focus Areas

Moving Product/Services from Idea to Market

Identifying and Implementing Successful Projects, and Systems

Integrating Technology for Capability and Productivity

Developing from Engineer to Leader

Balancing the Norms of Society, Government, and Regulators

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