IEEE ToolkitHelpful tools from the IEEE for conference organizers managing publications.


Screen manuscript submissions for plagiarism

CrossCheck Plagiarism Detection Tool
Free tool used to detect improperly reused material in author manuscripts
Manage Reviews
Paper scoring sheet
An example of a scoring sheet used for reviewing a technical paper
(PDF, 13 KB) 
Guidelines and Procedure Documents

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
Copyright requirements, permissions, plagiarism tool, CrossCheck, multiple submission guidelines

Definition of Conference Proceedings
Manual of IEEE proceedings procedures and best practices
(PDF, 89 KB)

Tools and Templates for Authors

MS Word and LaTeX article templates
Freely available article templates, enforcing IEEE standard two-column format

Managing Copyright and Permissions

Fee-based service to obtain permission to use and republish idea copyrighted materials
Service (fee-based)

IEEE eCopyright form (eCF)
Free tool, used to facilitate author's transfer of copyright to IEEE
Online form

Tools for Preparing for IEEE Xplore®
PDF eXpress
Create IEEE Xplore-compliant PDFs
Online service

PDF eXpress PLUS
Same as PDF eXpress, but includes paper collection feature
Online service

Supplemental electronic material (multimedia) overview
Submission Guidelines for IEEE Xplore® PDF Files with Supplemental Electronic Material
(ZIP, 459 KB)
Supplemental Electronic Material Metadata Capture Tool
Supplemental Electronic Material Metadata Capture Program: User’s and Installation Guide
(ZIP, 2.5 MB)
Pitstop Server tool
Ensure Xplore compatibility
(ZIP, 1.6 KB)

Distiller Settings tool
Settings for creating PDF files to ensure Xplore compatibility
(ZIP, 934 KB)

Packing List Generator (PLG)
Create an IEEE compliant packing list for Xplore CD
(ZIP, 1.1 MB)

Packing List Checker
Always use the IEEE Packing List Checker to validate the packing list prior to submission. The Packing List Checker tool should be used anytime a change is made to the packing list. 
(ZIP, 718 KB)
Conference Publishing Services (fee-based)

IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services (CPS)
Fee-based conference publishing service

IEEE eXpress Conference Publishing (eCP)
Fee-based conference publishing service

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