IEEE Power Electronics Letters

IEEE Power Electronics Letters was started in January 2003 as a new journal of PELS to fill the need for a focused, rapid-publication archival journal for emerging development in power electronics. Since January 2006, it has been published as part of the Transactions on Power Electronics, but continues to have a separate editorial team in order to maintain its focus and to facilitate its rapid publication.

The focus of IEEE Power Electronics Letters is new ideas and fundamental concepts. A Letter is still expected to include a literature review to establish its relationship to prior work, and present sufficient results to prove the validity and viability of proposed concept, but these parts must be written concisely in order to focus on the new idea and specific contribution. Works dealing with subjects that cannot be presented in this format because of the need for extensive literature review, lengthy analysis and derivation, and/or extensive experimental verification and validation shall be submitted as regular papers to the Transactions.

Manuscript Submission

The Letters uses the same online submission system in Manuscript Central ( as the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. Therefore, authors who have an account in Manuscript Central for the Transactions can use it also for Letter submission. Select “Letter” (instead of Regular Paper) when you upload your submission files, and your manuscript will be reviewed as a Letter. Manuscript format and other submission requirements are the same as for regular papers submitted to the Transactions.

The typical review cycle for a Letter submission is 6-8 weeks. Multiple revisions are strongly discouraged for Letters because of the emphasis on rapid publication. Because of this a Letter submission that requires only minor changes may be accepted without resubmission and review again by the editorial team, while an otherwise acceptable submission may be rejected if it requires significant revision that is not feasible in a short period of time.

Letters are limited to 4 pages. Submissions that are longer than this limit will be returned without review.

For detailed information on paper submission, including correct formats, file types, etc., please review our updated Guidelines for Manuscript Submission to IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. Beginning in January 2019 all submissions should be in double-column format; to assist authors with these changes we are providing an IEEE TPEL Submission Template.

For further information concerning tools and information to assist with article preparation and submission, the proof review process, and ordering reprints please visit the IEEE Author Digital Tool Box.

Review Process

The articles in this journal are peer reviewed in accordance with the requirements set forth in the IEEE PSPB Operations Manual(sections 8.2.1.C & 8.2.2.A). 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.

Interested in becoming a reviewer? Review experience can be credited through Publons and can help you gain valuable insight into the very latest research in your area of expertise. For more information on reviewing for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, read: Guidelines for TPEL Reviewers.

IEEE Power Electronics Letters Award Information


For additional information, contact

Prof. Yunwei (Ryan) Li
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
University of Alberta, Canada  

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Yunwei (Ryan) Li

Editor in Chief

Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, Canada