IEEE Potentials Magazine is the publication dedicated to undergraduate and graduate students, and young professionals. Potentials explores career strategies, the latest in research, and important technical developments. Through its articles, it also relates theories to practical applications, highlights technology’s global impact, and generates international forums that foster the sharing of diverse ideas about the profession.  

IEEE Potentials is published bi-monthly starting in January six times a year. All IEEE members have access to Potentials articles in IEEE Xplore.

Submission guidelines

  • All manuscripts should be written at the level of the student audience.
  • Articles without equations are preferred; however, a minimum of equations is acceptable.
  • List no more than 12 references at the end of your manuscript. No embedded reference numbers should be included in the text. If you need to attribute the source of key points or quotes, state names in the text and give the full reference at the end.
  • Limit figures to 10 or less.
  • Articles should be approximately 2,000-4,000 words in length; essays should be 900-1,000 words.
  • Include a brief biography of four to six lines for each author.
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Submit your articles to Manuscript Central for Potentials.

Gamesman submissions

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