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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.

As of 1 March 2021, new manuscripts must be submitted via Manuscripts submitted before this date using will remain in the msubmit system. This includes revisions. The msubmit system will close once all current active submissions have reached a final decision.

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.


Call for Papers

Special Section on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for a New Space Vision  -  Submissions open 1 October 2021 - 29 October 2021

Recent T-AES Table of Contents

February 2020     April 2020     June 2020     August 2020     October 2020     December 2020     February 2021

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. IEEE’s open access article processing charge (APC) for all hybrid journal is 2045 USD. 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.

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-blind 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.

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. 

TAES Associate Editors Training Materials

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

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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