IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification

IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS), IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS), IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES), and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) are financial co-sponsors and IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) and IEEE Reliability Society (RS) are technical co-sponsors of the IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification (TTE). PELS is the lead administrative sponsor of TTE.

TTE is focused on components, sub-systems, systems, standards, and grid interface technologies related to power and energy conversion, propulsion, and actuation for all types of electrified vehicles including on-road, off-road, off-highway, and rail vehicles, airplanes, and ships.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs); plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs); electric vehicles (EVs); range-extended EVs; hybrid and electric powertrains; vehicular power electronics, electric machines, and motor drives; propulsion systems; electronic control units; charging stations; on-board and off-board chargers, fast chargers, and opportunity chargers; inductive charging; dynamic charging in roadways; vehicle-to-grid (V2G), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), and vehicle-to-home (V2H) interfaces; grid interface technologies; utility issues related to plug-in vehicles and other grid-interactive transportation; vehicle-to-grid communication and control; vehicle connectivity modules; energy storage systems; batteries for mobile transport; battery management systems; mass transit/public transportation electrification; electrification of heavy-duty and off-road vehicles; electrified defense vehicles; electrification of trains and rail vehicles; electrification of sea, undersea, air, and space vehicles; applications of fuel cells in transportation; emissions and environmental impacts of transportation electrification; standards; and source-to-wheel (STW) energy and supply-chain analysis.

Prospective authors are invited to submit original contributions or survey papers for review for publication in TTE. All manuscripts must be submitted through Manuscript Central at

Papers submitted for consideration should report on original results not previously presented in any other archival publication, including but not limited to any IEEE Transactions. Notwithstanding this requirement, papers previously presented and published in a Conference Record or Conference Proceedings of a conference sponsored by any of the sponsoring IEEE societies of TTE (PELS, IAS, PES, VTS, IES, and RS) will be considered (provided that the paper is significantly improved compared with the conference version of the paper) although it is not required for a paper to have been presented or published at a conference to make it eligible for consideration by TTE. Copyright release may be required if the conference publication is copyrighted by an entity other than the IEEE. Authors must indicate in their submission any prior presentation and publication at a conference or prior submission to any other publication. It is the responsibility of the authors to obtain a copyright release if required for submission to the Transactions. It is furthermore the responsibility of the authors to ensure that papers submitted for review are formulated in acceptable English. Inadequate English obscures the technical content of the manuscript and will be grounds for rejection.

Papers in the two-column single-spaced format common for conference publication are not acceptable, as this form is difficult for reviewers. The paper should be prepared based on one side of letter-size paper (either 8.5” x 11” or A4 sizes), and should be in single-column double-spaced format. The paper should include all figures, tables, captions, and references. Author biographies, photos, and copyright form are not required for the initial submission. Please use standard fonts such as Times Roman (serif), Helvetica (sans serif), and Symbol. Unusual fonts may create incompatibilities that delay processing. It is the authors’ responsibility to make sure the submitted files (in PDF or .ps format) are fully viewable and in the intended format.

The first page should contain the paper title, full first and last names of all authors (do not use an initial for the first name), and author organizational affiliation. Paper titles should avoid extraneous words such as “new” or “novel” that have limited search value. The corresponding author must be indicated clearly, along with the corresponding author’s title, name, postal address, voice telephone number, and e-mail address. The first page should indicate whether or not the paper has been presented at a conference or submitted elsewhere previously, and if so should specify the conference name, dates, and location. The first page should also contain an abstract of not more than 200 words. The abstract should not only indicate the subject and scope of the paper but should summarize, if possible, the authors’ conclusion, so that the abstract itself may be a useful document in an information-retrieval system. The authors should provide a list of up to five keywords for indexing purposes. Begin the main text of the paper on the second page. For readability in the review process, figures and tables may be interspersed in the text of the submitted manuscript and be accompanied by captions.

Authors should attempt to limit paper length so that, should it be accepted for publication in the Transactions, the final result is eight pages or fewer in length. Longer papers are subject to mandatory overlength page charges. The submission of papers in a series (Part I, Part II, etc.) on the same subject is normally discouraged as a matter of policy. In such cases the authors may be asked to consolidate the work into a single submission.


Additional Resources for Authors

Call for Papers for Special Issues 

Questions or request for additional information shall be directed to:

Prof. Ali Emadi 
Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification 
McMaster Institute for Automotive Research and Technology (MacAUTO), McMaster University

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