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The IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques is published monthly with a focus on that part of engineering and theory associated with microwave/millimeter-wave technology and components, electronic devices, guided wave structures and theory, electromagnetic theory, and Radio Frequency Hybrid and Monolithic Integrated Circuits, including mixed-signal circuits, from a few MHz to THz.

The IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques is the preeminent publication concerning RF and microwave technology, with an Impact Factor of 2.284 and an acceptance rate of 35%. The average time between submission and online publication (on IEEE Xplore) is 28.6 weeks. 

Electronic Access is Available to digital subscribers through IEEE Xplore.

Before submitting manuscripts, authors should check Information for Authors and follow the instructions to prepare submissions.

Important News about ORCID (all authors please read):

Effective July 2016, IEEE will require an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) for all authors (including coauthors!). ORCID is a persistent unique identifier for researchers and functions similarly to an article’s Digital Object Identifier (DOI). ORCIDs enable accurate attribution and improved discoverability of an author’s published work. The author will need a registered ORCID in order to submit a manuscript or review a proof in this journal.

Follow these steps to link a ScholarOne account to a registered ORCID:

  1. Login to ScholarOne and click on your name in the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Click E-mail / Name in the dropdown menu.
  3. In the ORCID section at the top of the page, click the appropriate link to either register for a new ORCID or associate the account with an existing ORCID.
  4. A new page will open to create and/or validate your ORCID.  Once the validation is complete, the new page will close and you will return to ScholarOne.
  5. Save the changes to your ScholarOne user account.

Authors who do not have an ORCID in their ScholarOne user account will be prompted to provide one during submission. To learn more about ORCID, please go to, or


The Microwave Prize

The Microwave Prize is the oldest award granted by the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, dating back to 1955. The Microwave Prize recognizes the author(s) of the paper, published in any official IEEE publication during the calendar year but historically selected from the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, that is judged to be the most significant contribution in the field of interest of the MTT Society. All past Microwave Prize papers can be viewed here.

Special Issues

  1. Special Issue on Emerging RF Measurement Techniques and Applications: Submission due date has passed. This special issue is scheduled for publicaiton in November 2016. Guest Editors: Dr. Leonard Hayden, Prof. Changzhi Li, Prof. Patrick Roblin. Please see the Call for Papers for details.  
  2. Special Issue on 5G Wireless Communication Systems and Technologies: This special issue is scheduled for publication in July 2016. Guest Editors: Dr. Debabani Choudhury and Dr. Takao Inoue
  3. Special Issue on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Sensing and Imaging: This special issue is scheduled for publication in July 2016. Guest Editors: Dr. Apostolos Georgiadis and Prof. Manos M. Tentzeris

Special Issues of the Transactions focus on themes of current interest. If you have suggestions for Special Issues send your comments to the Editors (with "Special Issue" in the subject line).

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