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Instructions to Authors
The Journal of Power Electronics (JPE) is published bimonthly. The Journal of Power Electronics publishes papers of a high technical standard with a suitable balance of practice and theory. It covers a wide range of applications and apparatus in the power electronics field. The scope of the JPE includes the following:
  • High Power Converters
  • Low Power Converters
  • Adjustable speed drives
  • Renewable Energy
  • Power Quality and Utility Applications
  • Analysis, modeling and Simulation
  • Devices and Components
  • Power Electronics Educations
  • Other Applications
Manuscripts submitted for the consideration, should report the results of an original work. Also, survey papers from the field experts will be considered for the review. However, the papers that have been previously published or submitted to other journals, conferences, or books in any languages will not be considered for the JPE  publication.

[Details on the "original works"]
Papers that have been previously published or submitted to other journals, conferences, or books in any language will not be considered for the JPE publication. However, the extended version of the paper presented at the conference, workshop, or symposium can be submitted to JPE for the consideration no later than 18 months from the presentation. After the due date, the submission will be invalid.

In order to qualify for the review, the extended version of the paper should include significant improvements. The title and abstract of the paper should be different and at least 30% of the contents (introduction, main body, conclusion and references) should be modified with new ideas and improvements. If a significant overlap (e.g. higher than 30% in terms of text) between the original conference paper and the submitted manuscript is found through the plagiarism detection software, the manuscript will be returned or rejected immediately.

Authors should clearly indicate at which conference, workshop or symposium the manuscript has been presented for the initial submission. Also, the original conference paper should be uploaded at the initial submission. The conference paper should be cited in the manuscript and be added in the reference list. Also in cover letter, mention as to which contents in the manuscript have been improved from the original conference paper.

Any violation of the rules mentioned above may cause an infringement of the copyright as well as a self-plagiarism. Every co-authors bear the full responsibility for any legal issues.

[Plagiarism Policy]
All the original conference, workshop, or symposium papers and dissertations should be referred in manuscript. All the manuscripts for review should meet following requirements. Otherwise, the editorial committee refuses to review the manuscript or rejects to publish it.

1. Identify the original text body and form a reference mark. Even if a reference is made, the contents of
....the comparison / evaluation should be added.
2. The drawing, table or formula should be drawn or expanded as freshly as possible.
....If the original ones are imported, the author should resolve the license problem and reveal the courtesy copy.
....A. Imported ones from the graduation thesis must be licensed by university publisher and/or the copyright holder.
....B. In case of articles, they must be licensed by the publisher.
3. Do not copy the original text body as it is.
4. Add new content as much as possible.

Submission Guidelines for the JPE

These guidelines are specified by the JPE Editor-in-Chief.
All authors are responsible for understanding these guidelines before submitting manuscripts.
[Guidelines for Submitting a Manuscript for Review]

The KIPE employs a web-based manuscript submission system for the peer-review. Authors must submit manuscripts electronically to the JPE  website. All manuscripts should be in an electronic format (only '.pdf' files) and less than 10Mb. Please note that the first-time users of the JPE system have to create an account and follow the submission instructions.
Names of the authors and their affiliations must remain anonymous in the submitted manuscripts for a fair review. However, the corresponding author's information must be entered into the JPE authors' page, when you submit a manuscript. It is the author's responsibility to ensure that the submitted files are fully viewable and in the intended format.
Before submitting a manuscript, please confirm the JPE style and format your manuscript accordingly.

Style of a Manuscript for Review
  • Size of manuscript: 21cm x 27.8cm (A4)
  • Formatted double columns with a single-spaced 9.5pt fonts
  • Include all figures, tables, and captions in the text and confirm their size and legibility.
  • If a table or figure is too large for a single column, make it span the width of the entire page.
  • Include manuscript title, keywords and an abstract of not more than 200 words on the first page.
  • Do not include articles (a, an, the) and some adjectives such as new, novel, enhanced, improved in the title. They are allowed to be used only in exceptional cases.
  • Capitalize the first letter of each word in the title except prepositions, articles and conjunctions.
  • Indicate reference numbers in square brackets (e.g. [1], [2], and [3]) and give details of reference at the end of each paper.
  • Please do not include authors' names, footnotes, acknowledgements, biographies, photos or any other information which could identify authors in the manuscript.
Style of reference
  • Periodical Publications: Authors (first initials followed by last name), Title of Paper, Title of Periodical, Volume, Issue Number, Page Numbers, Month Year.
  • Conference Proceedings: Authors, Title of Paper, Title of Conference, Page Numbers, Year of Conference.
  • Books : Authors, Title of Book, Publisher Name, Chapter/ Page numbers, Year.
  • Webpage: Title of Website, Page Address, Date of Reference.
[1] N. H. Kim, ¡°Rotor fault detection system for inverter driven induction motor using current signals and an
.....Encoder,¡± Journal of Power Electronics, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 271-277, Oct. 2007.
[2] F. A. Huliehel, F. C. Lee, and B. H. Cho, "Small-signal modeling of the single-phase boost high power factor
.....converter with constant frequency control," in Proc. IEEE PESC, pp. 475-482, 1992.
[3] T. J. E. Miller, Reactive Power Control in Electric Systems, John Willey & Sons, chap. 2, 1982.
[4] Myway labs -PSIM- http://www.myway-labs.co.jp/psim, May 13th 2009.
[5] S. K. Dwivedi, "Power Quality Improvements and Sensor Reductions in Permanent Magnet Synchronous
.....Drives," PhD. Thesis, IIT Delhi, 2006.
[6] J. L. Lassen, "Sensorless control of two phase brushless dc motor," U.S. Patent 7183734 B2, Feb. 27, 2007.

For applying these, you can download the template file for review below.
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Author's Check List before Submission
Please read carefully Author’s Check List before you submitting your manuscript.

SI Unit

Please refer to the SI Unit list for your information.


Peer Review

The KIPE employs a web-based manuscript submission portal for the peer-review. All manuscripts are treated as confidential. Each manuscript is peer-reviewed by at least two anonymous reviewers who are specialized in the field of power electronics. JPE reviewers are selected by the JPE Editorial Board depending on their career and contributions in the field of power electronics.

Page Charges
After the final manuscript has been submitted, the JPE editor will estimate the length of the paper. The authors will be notified in advance of page charges. Page charges will be billed at $30 for each page. Authors must commit to paying page charges before the publication.
Code of Ethics for Research
Prior to submitting your manuscript, please ensure that you carefully read the Code of Ethics for Research of the Korean Institute of Power Electronics. Click here to see the Code of Ethics for Research.
Membership Status
It is not compulsory, but strongly recommended for authors to subscribe the KIPE before submitting manuscripts to the JPE. Further information on the KIPE is available at the KIPE website.
[Guidelines for Submitting a Final Manuscript for Publication]

Once a manuscript has been accepted for the publication, the authors will be notified by the JPE Editorial board. At that point, a special format will be required for the publication. Your final manuscript for the publication must contain author biographies and photos and be saved in MS-Word (‘.doc’ file) which is less than 10Mb. Before submitting your final manuscript, please check the template file ‘Template File for Publication’ below and format your manuscript accordingly. Submit your final manuscript to the JPE on-line review system with your author’s ID and also send it to the JPE Editor by e-mail at editor@kipe.or.kr. A signed copyright agreement form is also required before publication. 

Style of a Manuscript for Publication for the MS-Word format
  • Size of manuscript: 21cm x 27.8cm
  • Page Margin: Top & Bottom - 2 cm / Left & Right - 1.8 cm / Head - 1.8 cm
  • Formatted double columns with 1.15 spaced (main text - Times New Roman, 9.5 pt fonts)
  • Please include authors' names, affiliations, biography, photos (size: 2.6(h) x 2.2(w)) in the manuscript.
  • All figures, tables, equations and captions should be clear and viewable.
  • 8 pages would be a preferable length for the JPE manuscripts.
  • Manuscripts in JPE journal and reprints are printed in black and white. But JPE journal encourages the use of color for the online version of its articles.

For details of formation guidelines, you can download the template file for the publication in the menu below. After proofreading and editing of the final manuscript by the KIPE and prior to publication, the KIPE will send the page proof to the corresponding author for the final editing. The page charge will be assessed at this time. If you need more information, please contact the KIPE by email (editor@kipe.or.kr).

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Forms of Publication

JPE accepts original papers of research articles, invited papers.
• Original Paper: Original research articles on the wide areas of power electronics and its applications.
• Invited Paper: Articles which are invited to submit from the Editorial Committee of JPE.


Authors and co-authors have an opportunity to purchase reprints of their articles published in JPE journals. Printing charges as well as handling and shipping charges are listed on the reprints order form. Reprints will be shipped approximately 2-8 weeks by sea freight and 1~2 weeks by air freight after the journal has been mailed. Please include a phone number, fax or e-mail address in case you need to be notified of any changes in your order. Orders must currently be made by printing our order form and faxing or mailing it to us. All payments must be made in U.S. Dollars. We accept Visa and Master cards, PayPal and wire transfers. Please do not send cash or check.

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Copyright Policy
It is the KIPE policy to own the copyright of all the KIPE published technical contributions. To comply with the KIPE copyright policy, authors are required to sign the KIPE copyright agreement form before publication. This form is provided upon approval of the manuscripts. Authors should submit a signed copy of the copyright form with their manuscripts. The copyright agreement form can be downloaded from below.

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Jung-Ik Ha, Ph. D.
Seoul National University

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