Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The “ISEL Academic Journal of Electronics, Telecommunications and Computers” (i-ETC) is an international online open access journal that publishes peer reviewed articles in the broad fields of Electronics, Telecommunications and Computer Engineering.

i-ETC is a paperless journal.

Aim and Scope

The Journal features original contributions and review articles of theoretical and experimental research both at the fundamental and applied level. It is maintained by the Department of Electronics, Telecommunications and Computer Engineering, at the High Institute of Engineering of Lisbon (http://www.deetc.isel.pt/), with a permanent editorial board  as well as an international editorial advisory board, which altogether ensure a high quality of the editorial policy.

As an online journal, articles published on  i-ETC are not limited by paper printing constraints and authors are encouraged to take advantage of the journal’s multimedia resources for a better and clearer presentation of their results. Authors are allowed to use multimedia support, such as short videos and computer graphics animations to better convey complex information to the reader.


i-ETC considers the publication of the following types of article:

Letter: A short technical communication of significant interest intended for rapid publication. Maximum length for the manuscript is 2 printed pages.

Regular Paper: A full-length manuscript presenting original work intended as a regular contribution to the journal. Maximum length for the manuscript is 20 printed pages.

Special Section Paper: A full-length manuscript presenting original work in a special topical section organized by a section editor. Maximum length for the manuscript is defined by the section editor in the call for papers.

Review Paper: An article reviewing a particular topic or field. Review papers are invited papers written by experts in the field. Review articles report the current state of the art in a particular research area.

Tutorial: A tutorial is an introductory and systematic description of a technology, a research tool, or  research topic. Tutorials should be accessible to general and not specialized readers.

Letter to Editor: a letter sent to the editor issues of concern from its readers. No peer review is applied to these manuscripts and publication is decided by the editor.

In addition to regular issues of contributed papers, the journal publishes:

Selected proceedings of the Conference on Electronics, Telecommunications and Computers, organized at ISEL.

Selected proceedings of other scientific meetings within the Journal scope.



We invite submissions in the topics given below.   Papers in topics not listed but related to Electronics,   Telecommunications and Computers will also be considered by the Scientific Committee. 


  • Internet
  • Security
  • Standards
  • Wireless Systems
  • Antennas and Propagation
  • Signal Processing
  • Information Theory
  • Physical Layer Transmission Technologies
  • Data Coding and Compression
  • Microwave Circuits and Systems
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Embedded systems
  • Information Technology
  • Networks
  • Heterogeneous computing
  • High Performance Computing
  • Cloud Computing
  • Distributed Systems
  • Image and Video Retrieval
  • Mobile Computing
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Entertainment
  • Media authoring and production
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Augmented Reality



  • Medical Imaging
  • Devices and Systems
  • Biomedical Electronics
  • Computer Assisted Diagnosis
  • Image and Signal Processing
  • Devices
  • Materials
  • Circuit Design
  • Optoelectronic Devices and Integration
  • Microelectronics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Photonics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Robotics Software
  • Sensors & Actuators
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Data Acquisition and Control
  • Navigation Systems
  • Computer Vision and Processing


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Selected proceedings of the Conference on Electronics, Telecommunications and Computers, organized at ISEL.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

IoT as a Field Revolution - Special Issue 2018

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Master Thesis 2019

Papers extracted by Master Thesis

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


This sectio is reserved for Papers presented at the Ibersendsor Conferences.

  • Paula Louro
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Any manuscript or substantial parts of it, submitted to the journal must not be under consideration for publication by any other journal. In general, the manuscript should not have already been published in any journal or other citable form.  Authors are required to ensure that no material submitted as part of a manuscript infringes existing copyrights, or the rights of a third party. The Isel Academic Journal Of Electronics, Telecommunications And Computers accepts for publication manuscript from any author willing to submit article for reviewing, regardless of sex, race, nationality, language, religion, political opinion, personal and social conditions.

i-ETC operates using a closed peer review system. Each manuscript is reviewed by three reviewers.

  • Single blind – The manuscript need not be blinded when sent out for review; the reviewers are anonymous to the authors but the reviewers know the authors.
  • Two-stage review - Those papers that require revision as suggested by the reviewer may be sent back to that same reviewer after revision. For minor revision only, the editor may check the revised version of the manuscript.

After the manuscript is submitted via the online system, it is checked by the editor to see if it meets the scope of the Journal and its formal requirements. Manuscripts that are not suitable for publication in the Journal are immediately rejected.

If the manuscript conforms to the aims and scope of the Journal, and formally respects the Instructions to Authors, the editor assigns the reviewers and the manuscript is placed under review. Based on the reviewers’ comments the editor makes a decision to:

  • Accept the manuscript without further revision
  • Accept after (minor or major) revision
  • Ask authors to resubmit and reviewers to review once again (major revisions)
  • Reject


Publication Frequency

i-ETC will publish the articles as soon as they are ready, by adding them to the "current" volume's Table of Contents. i-ETC +publish one volume per year. 


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

The journal content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License(CC-BY-NC). This license allows free download of the articles from the i-ETC website, as well as re-use and re-distribution without restriction, as long as the original work is properly cited and not used for commercial purposes.



This journal is arquived by the portuguese system:  arquivo.pt 

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Publication Fees and Costs

i-ETC charges no publication or processing fees to authors. Scientific value of the submitted work is the only criteria used for accepting/refusing a manuscript


Plagiarism Policy

i-ETC does not consider plagiarism an accetable practice. All the submitted masnuscript pass through a check in an anti-plagiarism software before to be sent to the reviewers.