Control Systems Letters (L-CSS)

Scope and General Information

The IEEE Control Systems Letters (L-CSS) publishes peer-reviewed brief articles that provide a rapid and concise account of innovative ideas regarding the theory, design, and applications of all aspects of control engineering.

The L-CSS aims at ensuring rapid dissemination of the most recent results in the broad field of Systems and Control by providing its readers with the state of the art of research in the area.

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 published quarterly and is available on-line through IEEE Xplore.

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.

The IEEE Control Systems Letters and the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control

While submission to the L-CSS is open throughout the year, in the first months 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 at the flagship conference of the IEEE Control Systems Society: the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC). In 2020 the joint submission to IEEE Control Systems Letters and CDC 2020 was possible starting on January 6, 2020.

Manuscripts submitted to the L-CSS with the CDC 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). At the end of the first round of review, the reviews and the Associate Editor's report will be forwarded to the CDC Program Committee, which will use them to decide on the inclusion of these manuscripts in the program of the Conference. After the first cycle of review, the decisions about the acceptance or rejection of the manuscript for the L-CSS and for the CDC will be independent of each other.

Deadline for submission to the L-CSS with the option to present it at the CDC 2020 was: March 17, 2020.