Publishing Ethics

IEEE provides guidance on publishing ethics. Learn about authorship, citations, data reporting, and how to follow the ethical guidelines required in scientific publishing. 

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Definition of Authorship

Authorship is based on substantial intellectual contribution. Who should be listed as an author on your technical book? The IEEERead More


Cite Sources Appropriately

You should always cite any relevant sources used in your book. Citation is required in several instances. Follow these guidelines. DirectRead More


Report Your Data Accurately

Readers of your book rely on you to communicate your research findings fully and report your data accurately. Ensure youRead More


Publish Original Research

When submitting your book for publication to IEEE, it should: contain original research that has not been published before; andRead More


Author Responsibilities

Make sure that you understand the responsibilities that come with being a published IEEE author before your book gets published.Read More


Guidelines and Policies

Here is a full overview of IEEE publishing guidelines and policies. They are designed to help authors understand and navigate theRead More