Power Electronics Letters

The IEEE Power Electronics Letters 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, Letters became a part of the Transactions on Power Electronics (TPEL) but continues to have a separate editorial board to maintain its focus and facilitate rapid publication.

The focus of Letters is on new ideas and fundamental concepts.  Letter submissions are 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 a proposed concept.  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, or extensive experimental verification and validation should be submitted as regular papers to TPEL.

For more information, please contact Editor in Chief Yunwei (Ryan) Li or PELletters@ieee.org.


Prize Letter Award

More Information


Become a Reviewer

In addition to publishing in TPEL, consider becoming a reviewer!  Review experience can be credited through Publons and help provide valuable insight into the very latest research in different areas of expertise.

TPEL Reviewer Guidelines


Submission Guidelines

Letters uses the same online submission system in ScholarOne Manuscripts as TPEL.  Therefore, authors who have an account in ScholarOne Manuscripts for TPEL can also use it to submit letters.  Select "Letter" instead of "Regular Paper" when uploading the submission files and the manuscript will be reviewed as a Letter.  Manuscript format and other submission requirements are the same as for regular papers submitted to TPEL.

The typical review cycle for a Letter submission is 6 to 8 weeks.  Multiple revisions are strongly discouraged 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 a significant revision that is not feasible in a short period of time.

Letters are limited to 4 pages.  Submissions longer than this limit will be returned without review.  All submissions should be in a double-column format.  For more 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.

The letters in this publication 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 letter 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.  Letters will be screened for plagiarism before acceptance.

Submit a Letter

Yunwei Ryan Li websize
Editor in Chief of Power Electronics Letters