Submission Guidelines

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

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

Articles submitted to IEEE-RITA for evaluation are written in English, and upon completion of the evaluation process, the final version of the article in English and its translation in Spanish or Portuguese is sent for open access publication. For more information, see the Work Submission section.

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

IEEE RITA is indexed in Scopus and Web of Science. Additionally, it appears in other directories and databases such as Dialnet and Google Scholar.

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Submission of papers

Original articles must be submitted in English. Upon completion of the evaluation process, every article will have its English version, which will be published on IEEE Xplore, and its Spanish or Portuguese version, which will be freely and openly accessible to the authors.

If the article exceeds 10 pages, a fee of $100 USD will be charged for each additional page up to a maximum of 16 pages.

Article submissions should be made through the IEEE Author portal.

Original Articles

The manuscript must be submitted including a cover letter stating that it is an original, previously unpublished manuscript written in English. The cover letter should also indicate if the article is submitted to a monograph.

The review process that follows upon receipt of the manuscript is as follows:

Its originality is checked through plagiarism and self-plagiarism tools. If a percentage equal to or greater than 25% is detected, they will be directly rejected, in addition to the appropriate measures that may be adopted according to the norms of the IEEE Manual Ops.

Subsequently, the manuscript is technically reviewed by at least three reviewers under the direction of an associate editor.

Once the manuscript is accepted, the final version of the article in English and its translation in Spanish or Portuguese must be sent. The detection of a percentage of at least 25% will imply the rejection of the article, in addition to the measures that may be adopted according to the norms of the IEEE Manual Ops.

Extended Articles

IEEE RITA accepts submissions of extended versions of scientific conferences. These articles must have a significant extension of the work of at least 30%.

The manuscript must be submitted indicating in the cover letter that it is an extended manuscript from a conference, stating the name of the conference, and that it is written in Spanish, Portuguese, or English (specifying the language).

The review process is similar to that followed with original manuscripts, except for the plagiarism and self-plagiarism check, which allows a higher percentage of self-plagiarism 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 norms of IEEE for the authors of its publications will always be applicable, which can be consulted in the Manual Ops and Originality.

Checklist for Submission Preparation

Authors must ensure that their submission complies with all the following elements. Submissions that do not meet these guidelines will be returned to the authors.

  • The metadata of the article in the IEEE Author portal has been completed, including the surnames of the authors, title, abstract, and keywords.
  • The file or files submitted are in an editable text format (.doc, .docx, .odt, or .rtf)
  • The manuscript includes the title, abstract, and keywords in English.
  • The article is 10 pages long (recommended to avoid additional costs).
  • The file corresponding to the article is presented without any reference to the name of the author or authors and/or their credentials.
  • The body of the text, apart from headings and headers of tables, figures, and graphics, does not include bold or underline formatting.
  • All tables, graphics, and figures include a title and caption 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 citation style applied throughout the document is that of IEEE. All references cited in the body, and only the references cited in the text, are included in the References section.

A submission will consist of the following files:

  • File with the information of the authors that will contain the following information:
  • Title of the article in English and in Spanish / Portuguese.
  • Data of the author or authors: the name and surnames of each author, ORCID code, and complete institutional affiliation, that is: full name of the center and the department and/or institution to which each author belongs, as well as the postal address, the telephone, and the email. One of the authors will be identified as responsible for correspondence on the article. If the authors are members of the IEEE, it should be indicated for each of them.

File with the cover letter:

  • Title of the article in English and in Spanish / Portuguese.
  • Explanation of the adequacy to the theme of the journal.
  • Statement that it is an original article or an extended article from a conference.
  • Declarations of not having a conflict of interest and compliance with ethical standards.

File with the body of the article:

  • Any reference to the name of the author or authors of the work and their credentials will be omitted.
  • The title in English and in Spanish/Portuguese will be included.
  • The abstract, in English, should be close to 250 words (never more than 300). Authors are recommended to use the OMRC structure (objectives, methodology, results, and conclusions) for its drafting.
  • Between 4 and 6 keywords, in English, that facilitate indexing should be included. It is recommended to visit the recommendations of IEEE:
  • The text of the article, with a maximum extension of 10 pages. Bold and underlines will not be used inside the text.
  • Tables, images, or figures should be included in the body of the article and accompanied by their corresponding title and caption and appear numbered consecutively. In addition, all these elements should be referenced in the body of the article referring to their type and number (for example, Figure 3) and not by a relative mention (for example, in the following figure).
  • The bibliographic citation style will follow IEEE standards ( 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/authors have completed all the necessary files, the corresponding author should proceed to submit them through the journal’s platform: IEEE Author portal.

If not registered, you must first create an account on the platform. If the corresponding author is already registered on the platform, they can directly access it through the following link: IEEE Author portal.

Submissions will only be accepted if made through the platform. Under no circumstances will manuscripts sent to the journal’s email or by any other means be accepted.