IEEE Technical Program Integrity Initiative: FAQ
Frequently asked questions
Q - How many out-of-scope papers or poor-quality papers can an IEEE conference proceedings have?
A - The conference proceedings should not have any out-of-scope or poor-quality papers.
Q - Can the in-scope papers and high-quality papers be included in IEEE Xplore®?
A - No. The Technical Program Integrity Committee accepts or rejects the complete conference proceedings, not individual papers.
Q - How can a paper be within the stated scope of the conference but not in the scope of IEEE Xplore?
A - IEEE sponsorship of a conference, even those with a broad scope, is separate from IEEE approval of that conference's proceedings for publication in IEEE Xplore. All IEEE Xplore content is made available for indexing; therefore, such content must be within the scope of both IEEE and its indexing partners.