IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society

Call for 2019 Special Clusters Proposals

The IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters (AWPL) is inviting proposals for its 2019 special clusters.

The special clusters should be focused on emerging research topics and new developments relevant to the field of interest of the Antennas and Propagation Society.

Prospective Guest Editors are invited to submit their proposal to the Editor-in-Chief of AWPL, Prof. Christophe Fumeaux ( The proposal should contain the following:

1. The title of the special cluster.

2. A 1-page description of the special cluster, clearly highlighting the relevance of the topic and its links to the field of interest of the Antennas and Propagation Society.

3. The names, contacts and affiliations of all Guest Editors.

4. An analysis of possible redundancies with past and current special issues in other journals.

5. An analysis of the capability of the special cluster to attract a sizeable number of high-quality submissions, including a tentative list of potential research groups and researchers that are likely to contribute to the special cluster.

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Relevance, significance,
- Cutting-edge nature,
- Potential to attract quality contributions,
- Scientific standing and experience of the Guest Editors.


Important dates:
Proposal submission deadline:        31 August 2018
Announcement:                                     15 October 2018 (tentative)
Deadline for cluster contributions:    1 March 2019
Publication of the special cluster:      November 201


2018 Focused Clusters

We are pleased to announce the following AWPL Special Clusters:


  • "Magnet-less Nonreciprocity in Electromagnetics"  (Call for Paper)
    Guest Editors: Prof. Christophe Caloz and Prof. Andrea Al├╣


  • "3D Printed Antennas and Electromagnetic Structures" (Call for Paper)
    Guest Editors: Dr. Hao Xin, Dr. Bae-Ian Wu, Dr. Satish Sharma, Dr. Yannis Vardaxoglou and Dr. Chi Hou Chan


Protential authors are encouraged to contact the Guest Editors with any questions or to determine the suitability of their contribution for this special cluster.

Papers should be prepared following the same submission instructions of regular IEEE AWPL manuscripts (four-pages maximum, double-column, IEEE format), available via the Information for Authors page. Prospective authors should refer to the timeline below for key dates. The publication charges will be at the standard rates for AWPL – page one is free, each subsequent page is $200.

Key dates:

  • Submission deadline: March 31, 2018
  • First decision: May 15, 2018
  • Revised manuscript deadline: June 15, 2018
  • Final decision: July 30, 2018
  • Final manuscripts due by: September 1, 2018
  • Online publication: shortly after final manuscript submission
  • Cluster publication: November 2018 issue of AWPL