Transactions on Automatic Control

Aim & Scope

In the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, the IEEE Control Systems Society publishes papers on the theoretical foundations of automatic control.

Two types of contributions are considered: 1) Full Papers — presentation of significant methodological research, either theoretical and/or application-motivated; and 2) Technical Notes — brief notes on established topics, technical results, and corrections to articles published in the Transactions.

Tutorials, surveys, and perspectives on the theory of automatic control may also be considered.

General Information

The following two types of contributions are regularly considered.

Full Papers

Presentation of significant research, development, or application of control concepts

Technical Notes and Correspondence

Brief technical notes, comments on established control topics, corrections to papers and notes published in the Transactions.

In addition, special papers (tutorials, surveys, and perspectives on the theory and applications of control systems topics) are solicited. Authors are urged to contact the Editor-in-Chief before submitting such papers.

Submitted manuscripts must be typewritten in English. All submitted manuscripts should be as concise as possible. 

We require a double-column version for both Full Papers and Technical Notes at the time of submission.   The standard Full Paper is 12 pages, (including bios and photos), but authors are allowed 4 extra pages over the 12 pages for Full Papers, with a $125.00 fee for each extra page.  The standard Technical Note is 6 pages, but authors are allowed 2 extra pages over the 6 pages for Technical Notes, with a $125.00 fee for each extra page.

Authors are asked to submit a single-column, double-spaced version of their paper as well, under Supplementary material. Note that the single-column format is requested on behalf of the reviewers for ease of reviewing.

Full Papers of length exceeding 16-pages, 2-column, single-spaced, typed pages (including figures) will not be considered.   Technical Notes and Correspondence of length exceeding 8 pages, 2-column, or single-spaced format will not be considered.

Submission of a manuscript signifies that it has been neither copyrighted, published, nor submitted or accepted for publication elsewhere.

Special Notice for Authors

Authors of articles reporting on research involving human subjects or animals shall confirm upon submission of an article to the Editor* whether or not an approval was obtained from a relevant Review Board. If such approval was obtained, the original source and reference shall be provided to the Editor* at the time of submission and shall appear in the article.

Paper Submission Site

Issues (IEEE Xplore)


Alessandro Astolfi

Imperial College London
United Kingdom

Editorial Board

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