Submission Guidelines

IEEE-RITA is a publication of the IEEE Education Society (IEEE EdSoc), focused on the Ibero-American community, not only in the geographical sense but also on all Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking researchers worldwide.

IEEE-RITA publishes articles in English through IEEE Xplore (accessible to IEEE Xplore registrants) and a freely accessible version of the same in either Spanish or Portuguese.

The articles sent to IEEE-RITA for evaluation are in Spanish/Portuguese, and finally, the final version of the article plus its English version is sent. For more information, see the Paper Submission section.

Initially, IEEE-RITA published articles in Spanish or Portuguese (2006-2012), and then in 2013 in English in IEEE Xplore, with the Spanish or Portuguese versions openly available through VAEP-RITA. From its volume 17 – 1(2022), the journal is now published in IEEE Xplore with its different versions, leaving open access to the Spanish or Portuguese versions through the institutional repository of the University of La Laguna (RIULL).

IEEE RITA is indexed in Scopus and the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) of Web of Science. It also appears in other directories and databases such as MIAR, Compendex, INSPEC, Dialnet, and Google Scholar.

Accessible online at: [LINK].

Submission of papers

Original articles should be submitted in Spanish or Portuguese. At the end of the evaluation process, every article will have its English version, which will be published in IEEE Xplore, and its Spanish or Portuguese version, which will be freely accessible to the authors.

In the case of exceeding 10 pages, the payment of US$ 100 will be required for each extra page up to a maximum of 16 pages.

The submission of articles will be made through the IEEE Author portal: [LINK]

Original articles

The manuscript must be submitted, including a cover letter stating that it is an original manuscript, not previously published and written in Spanish or Portuguese (indicating the language in question). The cover letter should also include a list of recommended reviewers (3) with their contact information and, if any, a list of reviewers to whom it is opposed. The cover letter should also indicate whether the article is being submitted to a monograph.

The review process to be followed once the manuscript is received is as follows:

It is checked for originality through plagiarism and self-plagiarism tools. If a percentage greater than or equal to 25% is detected, it will be directly rejected. The appropriate measures can be adopted according to the rules of the IEEE Manual Ops.

The manuscript is then technically reviewed in the submitted language by at least three reviewers under the direction of an associate editor.

Once the manuscript is accepted, the article will be provisionally published in the Institutional Repository of the University of La Laguna (RIULL). The authors must submit the English version of the article, which will also be checked by the plagiarism and self-plagiarism tools. The detection of a percentage of at least 25% will imply the rejection of the article and the measures that can be adopted according to the rules of the IEEE Manual Ops. The review of this English version will be performed by an associate editor, who reviewed the original version in Spanish or Portuguese to verify that this English version corresponds to the one accepted in its original version and by a reviewer of the English language.

Extended articles

IEEE RITA admits the submission of extended versions of scientific conferences. These manuscripts must be submitted in the same language in which the paper was published at the conference (Spanish, Portuguese, or English) and have a significant extension of the paper of at least 30%.

The manuscript should be sent indicating in the cover letter that it is an extended manuscript of a conference, indicating the name of the conference and that it is written in Spanish, Portuguese, or English (indicating the language in question).

The review process is similar to that followed for original manuscripts in Spanish or Portuguese, except for the plagiarism and self-plagiarism check, which is allowed to have a percentage of self-plagiarism greater than 25% and always compatible with the new material submitted. If these conditions are not met, the article will be rejected.

In addition to all these aspects, the IEEE rules for authors of its publications, which can be consulted in Manual Ops and Originality, will always be applicable.

Submission Preparation Checklist

Authors should check that their submission meets all of the elements shown below. Submissions that do not meet these guidelines will be returned to the authors.

  • The article metadata has been completed in the Scholar One platform, including authors’ last names and title, abstract, and keywords.
  • The file or files submitted are in editable text format (.doc, .docx, .odt or .rtf).
  • The manuscript includes title, abstract, and keywords in English.
  • The article is 10 pages long (recommended for no additional costs).
  • The file corresponding to the article is submitted without any reference to the name(s) of the author(s) and/or their credentials.
  • Besides headings and headings of tables, figures, and graphs, the body of the text does not include bold formatting or underlining.
  • All tables, graphs, and figures include a title and legend and follow the IEEE template format.
  • A separate file is included for each figure or image in the document, with a resolution of at least 300 pixels per inch.
  • A separate file is included for each table in the document.
  • The bibliographic citation style applied throughout the document is that of IEEE. All references cited in the body, and only references cited in the text, are included under the References heading.

A submission will consist of the following files:

  • File with the authors’ information that will contain the following information:
  • Title of the article in English and Spanish/Portuguese.
  • Data of the author(s): name and surname(s) of each author, ORCID code and complete institutional affiliation, i.e., full name of the center and department and/or institution to which each author belongs, as well as postal address, telephone and e-mail. One of the authors should be identified as responsible for correspondence about the article. If the authors are members of the IEEE, this should be indicated for each.

File with the cover letter:

  • Title of the article in English and Spanish/Portuguese.
  • Explanation of the adequacy of the subject matter of the journal.
  • A statement that it is an original article or an extended article from a conference.
  • Request to be considered for a regular or monographic issue.
  • Proposal of 3 potential reviewers and, if applicable, reviewers to whom you object.
  • Declarations of no conflict of interest and compliance with ethical standards.

File with the body of the article:

  • Any reference to the name(s) of the author(s) of the paper and their credentials will be omitted.
  • The title in English and Spanish/Portuguese should be included.
  • The abstract, in English, should be about 250 words (never more than 300). Authors are recommended to use an OMRC structure (objectives, methodology, results, and conclusions).
  • Between 4 and 6 keywords in English should be included to facilitate indexing. It is recommended to visit the IEEE recommendations: [LINK].
  • The text of the article, with a maximum length of 10 pages. Bold and underlined text should not be used inside the text.
  • Tables, images, or figures should be included in the body of the article and be accompanied by their corresponding title and caption and numbered consecutively. In addition, all these elements should be referenced in the body of the article concerning their type and number (e.g., Figure 3) and not by a relative mention (e.g., in the following figure).
  • The bibliographic citation style will follow IEEE standards (LINK). All cited references and only cited references will be included under References.

Video summary (optional):

  • It should be no longer than two minutes.
  • It should be in Spanish or Portuguese.
  • It should present the article’s topic, highlight the main results and conclusions and discuss potential future developments in the field as a result of the work.
  • It should be understandable and accessible to users outside the immediate field.
  • Images and any visual content must be that used in the article for which all copyrights are held.
  • Must provide a straightforward verbal narrative of the visual content.
  • Must not include small text that will be difficult to read.
  • Must be accompanied by a transcript (such as .txt) to meet accessibility requirements.
  • Must not include music soundtracks due to copyright.


Once the author(s) have completed all the necessary files, the corresponding author(s) should proceed to submit the correspondence through the journal’s platform: [LINK].

If he/she is not registered, he/she must first create an account on the platform. If the correspondence author is already registered on the platform, he/she can access it directly from the following link.

The submission can be made in the authors’ area by accessing the “Start New Submission” option and following the instructions indicated there.

Only submissions made through the platform will be accepted. In no case will manuscripts sent to the journal’s e-mail address or by any other means be accepted.