Templates and Instructions for Authors

J-ERM publishes two main types of articles: papers and comments. 


The maximum page number is 6 for a Research paper and 10 for a Review paper, without counting the citation pages and the Visual Summary/Take-home Messages page.

Please note that the first page should be the page for “Visual Summary” and “Take-Home Messages” as same as first page in the template WORD file. The format should follow the template. The submission manuscript should be one single pdf file. Please do not include individual figure graphical files.  For resubmission, please include one highlight-marked manuscript pdf file indicating changes from the previous submission and the revised manuscript pdf file. Both should include the first page of Visual Summary and Take-Home Messages.

Download the Word template.

LaTex users: Please use the standard IEEE Transactions Template (below).

Download the zip file of the LaTex template.

LaTex users: You can also use the standard IEEE Transactions Template. And then download the first page of our template in Word (below), complete it, and upload it as a separate file with your submission. We will combine it with your LaTex paper to make a complete submission for review.

Download the First Page Template for LaTex users.

Choose this option if your paper is a research article that fits our scope. Email us if you would like us to review your abstract for fit before you submit. Authors of Review papers and Critical Review papers should communicate with the editors first.


Download the template.

Choose the Comment format for case studies, industry reports, and challenges to the research community. Comment papers will be peer-reviewed but as communications more than a full research paper.

Instructions for Authors

Submit articles for publication in J-ERM through Manuscript Central. All submissions must follow the publication policies and IEEE J-ERM template. All submissions must include both a graphical abstract (visual summary)  and a brief list of “take-home messages”(bullet-points) . 

Acknowledgements, Conflicts of Interest

  • A description of sources of funding, financial disclosure, and the role of sponsors must be included in the Acknowledgements section of the manuscript. Technical support and administrative support that are related to the research work in the manuscript are welcome to be included in the Acknowledgements
  • Authors must disclose any personal or institutional financial interests related to the subject(s) of the manuscript. It is not unusual for J-ERM authors to be owners or employees of companies that are developing the technologies described in their manuscript. There is nothing wrong with this, but editors, reviewers, and readers should be made aware of such conflicts of interests; thus, these facts must be disclosed.


IEEE requires authors to sign a copyright license agreement and disclosure form in case of acceptance. It is the responsibility of the first author and/or corresponding author to ensure that coauthors sign and submit the forms.