The IEEE Control Systems Letters (L-CSS) publishes brief articles that provide a concise account of innovative ideas regarding the theory, design, and applications of all aspects of control engineering.
The journal aims at ensuring rapid dissemination of the most recent results in the broad field of systems and control.
The articles in this journal are peer reviewed in accordance with the requirements set forth in the IEEE PSPB Operations Manual (sections 8.2.1.C & 8.2.2.A). Each published article was reviewed by a minimum of two independent reviewers using a single-blind peer review process, where the identities of the reviewers are not known to the authors, but the reviewers know the identities of the authors. Articles will be screened for plagiarism before acceptance.
Corresponding authors from low-income countries are eligible for waived or reduced open access APCs.
Submitted manuscripts must be typewritten in English. We require a double-column version at the time of submission. The maximum number of allotted pages is 6. Papers of length exceeding 6 pages, in 2-column, single-spaced format (including figures), will not be considered.
The L-CSS is an electronic-only, hybrid open-access journal and is available on-line through IEEE Xplore.
The final version provided by the authors will be rapidly posted on IEEE XPlore as Early Access version (with a DOI), and replaced by an edited, XML tagged version soon after.
The L-CSS has a single volume per year (and no issues) to make immediate publication of dispatched papers possible.
It is sponsored by the IEEE Control Systems Society and technical co-sponsors include: the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society and the IEEE Signal Processing Society.
While submission to the L-CSS is open throughout the year, in some periods of the year, the Letters offers the opportunity for authors to not only publish a paper in the journal but also to present the same paper either at the flagship conference of the IEEE Control Systems Society: the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), or at the annual conference of the American Automatic Control Council (AACC): the American Control Conference (ACC).
This year the joint submission to IEEE Control Systems Letters and CDC 2023 is possible starting on January 6, 2023, the postponed deadline is March 17, 2023.
Manuscripts submitted to the L-CSS with the CDC/ACC option will undergo a regular review as papers submitted to the Letters (so they should be submitted only to the L-CSS and not to the CDC/ACC). At the end of the first round of review, the reviews and the Associate Editor's report will be forwarded to the CDC/ACC Program Committee, which will use them to decide on the inclusion of these manuscripts in the program of the Conference. After the first round of review the decisions about the acceptance or rejection of the manuscript for the L-CSS and for the CDC/ACC will be independent of each other.