IEEE Sensors Journal

The IEEE Sensors Journal is a biweekly peer-reviewed scientific journal, covering research on sensors. It is published by the IEEE Sensors Council. The editor-in-chief is Sandro Carrara. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2018 impact factor of 3.076.[1]

IEEE Sensors Journal  
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Edited bySandro Carrara
Publication details
3.076 (2019)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4IEEE Sens. J.
OCLC no.44160724

Editorial keywords for manuscript classificationEdit

The Keywords are used to assign a manuscript to a Topical Area of the Journal (see Editorial Board Structure below)

Keyword Research Areas Covered
SYST Sensor system integration
  • smart sensor systems
  • multiple-sensor systems
  • sensor arrays
  • combined sensors (such as electrical & mechanical, etc.)
  • packaging and interconnections
NETW Sensor system networks
  • sensor buses and communications
  • networked sensor fusion and decisions
  • sensor telemetry and monitoring
PHEN Sensor Phenomenology
  • sensor testing and evaluation
  • noise, interference effects, cross-talk
  • aging, reliability, stability (against ambient interference)
MODL Sensor modelling
  • sensor model analysis
  • sensor model analysis verification
SIEL Sensor Interface Electronics
  • sensor electronic circuits, sensor readout circuits
  • sensor signal conditioning, sensor signal conversion, sensor signal digitization
  • sensor signal processing for high precision and stability (amplification, filtering, linearization, modulation/demodulation)
  • sensor signal processing under harsh conditions (EMC, radiation, humidity, temperature); energy consumption/harvesting
DATP Sensor Data Processing
  • soft computing with sensor data (such as pattern recognition, machine learning, evolutionary computation)
  • sensor data fusion
  • processing of wave (EM, acoustic, etc.) sensor data
  • processing of non-wave (chemical, gravity, particle, thermal, radiative and non-radiative, etc.) sensor data
  • detection, estimation and classification based on sensor data
APPL Sensor Applications
  • automotive, medical, environmental monitoring and control,
  • consumer, alarm and security, military, nautical, aeronautical and space sensor systems, robotics and automation
  • applications of intelligent sensors (such as on-line monitoring, process control, test kits, RFID and other identification )
  • internet based and other remote data acquisition and control of sensors
ACTU Sensor-Actuators
  • integrated sensor-actuators
  • smart sensor-actuators
  • networkable sensors-actuators
MATR Sensor Materials
  • thin-film and thick-film gas sensors,
  • humidity sensors
  • sensors for specific ions (such as pH sensors), radon, carbon monoxide
  • viscosity sensors, density sensors
  • acoustic velocity sensors, proximity sensors
  • altimeters, barometers
MECH Mechanical Sensors
  • strain gauges: metallic, thin-film, thick film and bulk strain gauges
  • pressure sensors
  • accelerometers, gyroscopes, angular rate sensors, displacement transducers, force sensors
  • bulk and surface acoustic wave sensors, ultrasonic sensors
  • flow sensors
  • microelectromechanical (MEMS) sensors
MASS Mass-Sensitive Sensors
  • quartz crystal microbalance
  • surface acoustic wave sensors
  • mass-sensitive gas sensors
  • resonators/oscillators for sensors
THER Thermal Sensors
  • platinum resistors, thermistors, diode and transistor temperature sensors
  • thermocouples, thermopiles
  • pyroelectric and piezoelectric thermometers
  • calorimeters, bolometers
MAGN Magnetic Sensors
  • magnetoresistors, magnetometers
  • Hall-effect devices, magnetic-field sensors
  • solid-state read and write heads
OPTO Optoelectronic and Photonic Sensors
  • light-emitting diodes, diode lasers, other quantum sources for sensing
  • photoconductors, photodiodes, phototransistors
  • position-sensitive photodetectors, photodiode arrays, charge-coupled devices
  • radar sensors
  • imaging sensors
  • sensors using photometry, fluorimetry, interferometry, ellipsometry, surface plasmon resonance
MICR THz/Microwave/Millimeter Wave Sensors
IONI Ionizing Radiation Sensors (such as gamma ray, X-ray, charged particle and neutron detectors)
FIBR Fiber-Optic Sensors
  • optical fibers for sensing
  • fibre-Bragg grating sensors
INTO Integrated Optics Sensors
CHEM Chemical and Biological Sensors
  • electronics and physics of transduction for chemical and biological signals
  • olfactory sensors ("electronic nose")
  • microfluidic devices and lab-on-chip devices

Editorial Board structureEdit

The Editorial Board is structured in 10 Topical Areas, each led by a Topical Editor. A Topical Area encompasses a group of 'core' Associate Editors with main expertise in that Topical Area. Topical Areas also have a 'pool' membership of Associate Editors from other Topical Areas, with interdisciplinary expertise. Each Associate Editor is a core member of a single Topical Area, but can be a pool member of several other Topical Areas.

Editorial Board Structure as of March 2017

Journal leadershipEdit

Editor-in-Chief Start Date End date
Vladimir Lumelsky, University of Wisconsin Madison, USA 2001 2003
H Troy Nagle, North Carolina State University, USA 2004 2009
Evgeny Katz, Clarkson University, USA 2009 2011
Krikor B Ozanyan, The University of Manchester, U.K. 2012 2018
Sandro Carrara, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland 2018 present

Best paper awardsEdit

The annual IEEE Sensors Journal Best Paper Award recognizes the best paper published in the journal. Winners are presented with a certificate and $2,000 split equally among the authors.[2]


  1. ^ "IEEE Sensors Journal". 2016 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Clarivate Analytics. 2017.
  2. ^ "Awards". IEEE Sensors Council. Retrieved 18 June 2017.

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