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Bi-monthly the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems publishes articles with aerospace or related applications. The areas of interest are naturally quite wide, and include space, avionics, guidance & control, navigation, power conversion systems, command & control and, of course, radar. Aerospace ideas have wide applicability, hence other topics include intelligent & fault-tolerant systems, target tracking, multi-sensor systems, electro-optic and infrared sensing, sensor network management, large-scale systems and systems-of-systems, and even sonar.

Manuscripts should be submitted via the web at It is expected that each manuscript be a novel contribution with strong scientific underpinning, clear development and good English. Manuscripts undergo a rigorous web-based peer-review process, with typical review cycles in the order of 60 days. Regular papers show a thorough development of an idea or topic, while correspondence items are somewhat shorter; the difference is in scope, rather than quality. The Transactions does not have Special Issues due to the quarterly publication cycle. However, occasionally Special Sections on a particular topic share an issue with the regular papers. For information about proposing a  Special Section, please see IEEE Transactions on AES Special Section: Procedures and Guidelines for Proposals.  For more specific information for Transactions authors, please see Author's Instructions.

Call for Papers

Call for Papers - Special Section on Spectrum Sharing Systems

Recent T-AES Table of Contents

February 2019     December 2018    October 2018    August 2018

In accordance with IEEE policies regarding open access (OA) content, the AES Transactions has become a “hybrid” journal for submissions dated November 1st 2012 or later. This means that authors have the choice between the traditional publication model and an OA model. The former is the familiar procedure in which an accepted article is available on IEEEXplore to subscribers of that service. Under the OA model the author of an accepted manuscript chooses to pay a fee, such that the manuscript is posted on IEEEXplore and available, free, to all. Effective 1 January 2017, IEEE’s open access article processing charge (APC) for all hybrid journals will increase from USD $1750 to $1950.  This will affect all articles that are accepted on or after 1 January 2017; articles accepted 31 December 2016 or earlier will retain the $1750 rate. This figure is independent of manuscript type (regular, correspondence or letter).


All IEEE journals require an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) for all authors. ORCID is a persistent unique identifier for researchers and functions similarly to an article’s Digital Object Identifier (DOI). ORCIDs enable accurate attribution and improved discoverability of an author’s published work. The author will need a registered ORCID in order to submit a manuscript or review a proof in this journal.

As a service to our members, the abstracts of soon to be published Transactions articles can be found on our web site, along with contact information for the author.

Every 5 years, our publication goes through a review with the IEEE.  Please see the latest report for the 2015 PRAC Review for the Transactions.

Please view the Transactions Executive Editorial Staff here.

Please view the Transactions Technical Areas and Editors here.

Michael Rice
IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems

BoG (2019-2021); BoG (2016-2018); Editor-in-Chief, Transactions on AES; IEEE Fellow

Associate Editors-in-Chief

BoG (2018-2020); Associate Editor-in-Chief, Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems

Associate Editor-in-Chief, Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems


Field of Interest

“The field of interest shall be the organization, systems engineering, design, development, integration, and operation of complex systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments. These systems include but are not limited to navigation, avionics, mobile electric power and electronics, radar, sonar, telemetry, military, law-enforcement, automatic test, simulators, and command and control."


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