Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I submit a paper to AWPL?

Manuscripts must be submitted using Manuscript Central (

2. Should I use a particular format to submit a paper?

Yes: use double-column IEEE style (LaTex or Word templates can be found here), since it is then easy for authors, EiC, and reviewers to ensure that the paper is less than 4 pages long and that figures are of sufficient quality to ensure good reproduction when reduced to the size needed for the double column format.

3. What is the best method to follow-up on a paper or to check its status?

Manuscript Central provides the status of a paper. If you need further information, please email us at

4. Can I volunteer to serve as a reviewer?

ABSOLUTELY!!! First, please check that you have an account with AWPL Manuscript Central; reviewers are often selected by Associate Editors from our database. Second, you are welcome to email your resume to an Associate Editor that is close to your field of expertise (with a copy to, so that he/she can consider you and your qualifications when papers in your area of expertise need reviewers. If you need assistance contacting an Associate Editor for this purpose, please email us at

Information for Authors

Authors should submit their papers using Manuscript Central at

The IEEE Author Center is a standalone site for journal authors that provides a one-stop shop to learn about publishing with IEEE.  This comprehensive source of up-to-date content is written from the author’s perspective in simple, engaging language and is easily viewed in mobile.  The content is organized to follow the author’s path through the publishing process, from writing the article through to post-publication.

Authors must submit manuscripts that conform to the IEEE approved styles (either Word or LaTex). Specifically, authors must submit their manuscripts in the double-column IEEE format typical of most Transactions, Journals, and Letters published by IEEE. Authors should ensure that submitted manuscripts fit into 4 pages (excluding reference page) and graphics are of acceptable quality.

Since March 2018, references are excluded from the page count.

1) The technical content is still limited to 4 pages. This limit will be strictly enforced to keep the letters concise and to the point, in the original spirit of AWPL.
2) It is now acceptable that the reference list and the acknowledgements extend to a 5th page. This will provide sufficient space for thorough referencing without competing with technical content.

More details:

AWPL Introduces a Free Reference Page


Please download the style files (Word or LaTeX) here:

IEEE Style Files (Word or LaTeX)

Please select the template for full papers in the Transactions, without biographies. The latest template can be found under "Templates for Transactions".

If in doubt about the format, or you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at

Important: The authors are advised not to modify the template. If the template is modified to fit more content within the page limit, issues may arise at production time.

If an accepted manuscript goes over the page limit and needs to be shortened at production time, acceptance may be revoked and the shortened manuscript might have to be re-sent to review.

The technical content of the manuscripts is strictly limited to 4 pages, with references and acknolwedgements extending on the 5th page if needed.


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 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. Articles will be screened for plagiarism before acceptance.


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.


IEEE supports the publication of author names in the native language alongside the English versions of the names in the author list of an article. Authors must provide the native language name in Unicode characters in the files they submit for publication, to be displayed in the byline of the article, after the English version of the name. For more information, please visit the related page on the IEEE Author Center, or see the "Instructions and Forms" section of the ScholarOne Manuscript Central website.

To enhance the appearance of your article on IEEEXplore®, a graphical abstract can be displayed along with traditional text. The graphical abstract should provide a clear, visual summary of your article’s findings by means of an image, animation, video, or audio clip.

NOTE: The graphical abstract is considered a part of the technical content of the article, and you must provide it for peer review during the article submission process.

For more information about graphical abstracts and their specifications, please see the Graphical Abstract Description and Specifications document.


IEEE DataPort

Supplementary datasets can be now uploaded to IEEE Dataport. The datasets can be in any format (e.g. simulation files, visualization, scripts, experimental data, ...) and receive a unique DOI. If the DOI of the dataset is provided during a manuscript submission to AWPL, the dataset and the article will be linked in IEEE Xplore.

(Please note that the datasets on IEEE Dataport are not reviewed, and that feedback is provided through user comments.)


Corresponding author information

IEEE Publications explicitly state the corresponding author on the first page of all journal articles. While this information is generally included by IEEE Staff, based on the information provided in the Manuscript Central submission process, should you wish to include it yourself in your submitted paper (for example, to estimate the number of pages accurately), please ensure it is accurate and matches the information provided in Manuscript Central.

The responsibilities of the corresponding author according the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board Operations Manual are as follows:

In the case of articles with multiple authors, a single“corresponding” author must be designated as having responsibility for overseeing the publication process and ensuring the integrity of the final document.

The corresponding author accepts the responsibility for:

  • Including as co-authors all persons appropriate and none inappropriate;
  • Obtaining from all co-authors their assent to be designated as such, as well as their approval of the final version of the article as accepted for publication; and
  • Keeping all co-authors apprised of the current status of an article submitted for publication, including furnishing all co-authors with copies of the reviewers’ comments and a copy of the published version, as appropriate.


At this time, IEEE AWPL ony accepts only one corresponding author as single point of contact for each manuscript.



All IEEE journals require an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) for all authors. ORCIDs enable accurate attribution and improved discoverability of an author’s published work. The author need a registered ORCID in order to submit a manuscript or review a proof in this journal.

Follow these steps to link a ScholarOne account to a registered ORCID:

  1. Login to ScholarOne and click on your name in the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Click "E-mail / Name" in the dropdown menu.
  3. In the ORCID section at the top of the page, click the appropriate link to either register for a new ORCID or associate the account with an existing ORCID.
  4. A new page will open to create and/or validate your ORCID. Once the validation is complete, the new page will close and you will return to ScholarOne.
  5. Save the changes to your ScholarOne user account.

Authors who do not have an ORCID in their ScholarOne user account are prompted to provide one during submission.


Open Access and Page Charges

This publication is a hybrid journal, allowing either Traditional manuscript submission or Open Access (author-pays OA) manuscript submission. Upon submission, if you choose to have your manuscript be an Open Access article, you commit to pay the $2,495 OA fee if your manuscript is accepted for publication in order to enable unrestricted public access. Any other application charges will be billed separately once the manuscript formatting is complete but prior to the publication. If you would like your manuscript to be a traditional submission, your article will be available to qualified subscribers and purchasers via IEEE Xplore. No OA payment is required for Traditional submission.

In either case, when authors receive their proofs for an accepted paper, they are provided with a unique link to a site that contains the breakdown of charges and fields where they can enter payment information details.

Since January 2022 there are no mandatory page fees for traditional submissions.

The technical content of the manuscripts is still strictly limited to 4 pages, with references and acknolwedgements extending on the 5th page if needed.


Piergiorgio L.E. Uslenghi Prize paper award for the best paper published in AWPL

The Piergiorgio L. E. Uslenghi Prize Paper Award was established for papers in the Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters in the name of its originator and first editor-in-chief, Piergiorgio L. E. Uslenghi. Candidate papers are judged on the basis of original technical contribution, style and presentation. The award will consist of an appropriately worded certificate and an honorarium set by the AdCom. A certificate will be awarded to each of the authors and the honorarium will be divided between the authors. The purpose of the award is to stimulate the submission of high-quality papers, both basic and applied, for publication in AWPL.

An AP-S Awards committee, under the Society Awards and Fellows Committee, is responsible for awarding this prize. This committee may select papers for recognition and the corresponding award. Society members may submit nominations for the paper awards; a period of 60 days from the publication date of the AWPL edition of that year will be allowed for the nominations to be received. All papers published in AWPL during a calendar year are eligible for the award in the following year, except those authored by members of the Society Awards Committee at the time the papers are reviewed. The Committee's decision on the selections will be final. The President or the Chair of the Awards and Fellows Committee will notify the recipients of the awards. The presentation of the awards will be made at the awards banquet of the annual symposium.

Information for Reviewers


IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters (AWPL) uses Manuscript Central as a means to receive and manage the review of all papers submitted for publication. A reviewer for our Letters must have an account on the Manuscript Central website, which has either been created by the reviewer at some point or by the Associate Editor.


Complete the review forms on-line at Manuscript Central and fill in all the information on the on-line review form. Important Please provide "comments for the authors" that reflect and explain your evaluation of the paper to the author! It is not very helpful to tell the editor confidentially that a paper has no new information in it, so it is not suitable to publish, and then just list a few minor corrections in the comments for the author.


If you need to include complex math or figures that cannot be easily included in the on-line "Comments for the Authors" form, please create a PDF file with your comments and upload it to Manuscript Central

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