About IEEE CSS Publications

One of the principal activities of the IEEE Control Systems Society is the operation of its several publications. Currently, the CSS publications include the Control Systems Magazine (est. 1981), the Transactions on Automatic Control (est. 1956), the Transactions on Control Systems Technology (est. 1993), the Transactions on Control of Network Systems (est. 2014), Control Systems Letters, and the brand new IEEE Open Journal of Control Systems (est. 2021).

More information on these publications, including their editorial boards, guidelines for authors, and past issue contents, is available through the links below. All IEEE publications can be accessed via the IEEE Xplore site.

VP Publication Activities


Andrea Serrani

Ohio State University
United States

IEEE CSS Generative Artificial Intelligence Guidelines

The emergence of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) tools is likely to have a significant impact on how research is conducted and on preparing manuscripts for publication, as well as posters and presentations. GenAI tools include Large Language Models (LLMs) (e.g., Open AI’s ChatGPT, Google’s Bard, and Anthropic’s Claude), tools that can produce images and visual art (e.g.,Open AI’s DALL-E2, Midjourney, Stable Diffusion), and other tools that can produce music, video, and synthetic data (e.g., Soundraw, Pictory, Synthesys, Mostly AI).

Download the full guideline here.

Open Call for Associate and Senior Editors

Volunteers willing to serve as Senior or Associate Editors for one of the Society’s publications can be nominated through the CSS Awards Management System (select Awards and Editorial Nominations). Self-nominations are accepted.

As a general rule, Senior Editors (SEs) for all CSS Publications must be senior researchers with years of experience and substantial editorial experience, having served as Associate Editor in one of the CSS Publications or other top-quality scientific journals in the area of systems, control, and related applications. Similarly, potential Associate Editors (AEs) need to have editorial experience (e.g., having served in the CSS Conference Editorial Board, EUCA, IFAC). AEs for the Society’s Transactions must be at a seniority level (e.g., having a tenured academic position) that would allow them to sign with their name and communicate directly to authors editorial decisions.

Nominations should be received by February 28 and September 30 each calendar year as CSS Publications plan additions to their editorial board. It should be noted that the vast majority of additions take place in early Spring, so the Spring cycle (February 28 deadline) is the most active. Nominations should include the nomination form and the candidate’s full CV. After the nomination is submitted through the system, the nominator can invite up to one individual to provide a recommendation letter. Instructions are provided in the nomination form

EiCs will evaluate these nominations in light of areas of need for their journals. The CSS Excom evaluates all nominations by the EiCs and endorses candidates to be recommended to the CSS Board of Governors, which is the body making decisions on appointments. Individuals who are not selected a particular year may be re-nominated in subsequent years.

CSS Society Publications

Control for Societal-scale Challenges: Roadmap 2030 report cover



The world faces some of its greatest challenges of modern time and how we address them will have a dramatic impact on the life for generations to come. Simultaneously, control systems, consisting of information enriched by various degrees of analytics followed by decision-making, are pervading a variety of sectors, not only in engineering but beyond, into financial services, socio-economic analysis, entertainment and sports, and political and social sciences. Increased levels of automation are sought after in various sectors and being introduced into new domains. All of these advances and transformations urge a shift in the conversation toward how control systems can meet grand societal- scale challenges. The document seeks to chart a roadmap for the evolution of control systems, identifying several areas where our discipline can have an impact over the next decade. 


All IEEE journals require an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) for all authors.  ORCIDs enable accurate attribution and improved discoverability of an author’s published work.  The author will need a registered ORCID in order to submit a manuscript or review a proof in this journal.

Register an ORCID

Follow these steps to link a PaperCept account to a registered ORCID. Note that PINs from different sub-domains can be linked to a single ORCID.

  1. Go to the start page of the PaperCept subdomain where you have an existing PIN (if you do not have one, please create one by following the PIN link from the PaperCept subdomain of interest).
  2. If you do not already have an ORCID, follow the link “Register an ORCID,” create an ORCID and return to the PaperCept login page.
  3. Follow the link “Register your ORCID with any of your PaperCept PINs,” enter your registered email or the ORCID and password and then click on Authorize.
  4. Once you authorize the ORCID to be linked to your PIN you will be returned to the PaperCept subdomain from where you accessed ORCID.
  5. Follow “Log in to any account associated with this ORCID” to complete associating your PIN to the ORCID.
  6. If you have inadvertently created multiple PINs in the same subdomain, you can associate all PINs with the same ORCID.

CSS authors now have an option to submit their research data to IEEE DataPort during the article submittal process and link the data to their submitted article. This supports research reproducibility and enables the author to store and manage their research data. If data is submitted and the article is published in Xplore, there will be a "Datasets Available" icon and a link to the dataset for Xplore readers. Contact [email protected] if you have questions about submitting your data.

Questions or Comments?

For questions or comments on the Society's publication activities, please contact the CSS Vice President for Publication Activities.