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IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control

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The IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control (T-UFFC) is the flagship journal of the IEEE UFFC Society. This journal focuses on the publication of major research advances at the forefront of ultrasonics, ferroelectrics, and frequency control. It also actively publishes multidisciplinary research advances that exemplify the synergy between the three technical areas.

IEEE T-UFFC is a fully online journal that publishes all articles electronically on IEEE Xplore. PDF copies of published articles and related supplementary materials (if there are any) may be downloaded via IEEE Xplore.


Publishing Scope
Prospective authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts whose scope aligns with one or more of the following scientific and technological themes:

  1. Physical acoustics in the ultrasonic frequency range, including wave physics (linear and nonlinear waves, bulk and surface acoustic waves), engineering methods (algorithms, transducers, systems, devices), and industrial applications (non-destructive evaluation, communications, fluidics, levitation);
  2. Medical ultrasound, including fundamentals (biophysics, wave-matter interactions), engineering methods (algorithms, transducers, systems, devices), and applications (imaging, diagnostics, therapy);
  3. Ferroelectrics and piezoelectrics, including material science (crystals, polycrystalline solids, films, polymers, composites) and applications (design of transducers, sensors, actuators, and other devices);
  4. Frequency control, including engineering methods (timing, time distribution, crystal oscillators, other means of frequency control) and standards (atomic, molecular, laser frequency control).

Every research paper published in IEEE T-UFFC is required to report a new and significant research advance whose scientific merit, feasibility, and advantages have been demonstrated convincingly beyond theory, simulations, and preliminary experimentation.

Article Types
IEEE T-UFFC will consider manuscript submissions in the following categories:

  1. Original Research: Regular full-length paper that reports a new scientific or technological advance in ultrasonics, ferroelectrics, and frequency control.
  2. Spotlight: Theme-based research paper that is targeted for an upcoming T-UFFC spotlight issue.
  3. Methods and Concepts: Tutorial paper that pedagogically describes the technical details of important foundational concepts, lab procedures, or fabrication protocols.
  4. Review: Full-length educational paper that curates latest findings and trends on a particular topic.
  5. Perspective: Mini review paper on an emerging research topic.
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