ToE Scholarship of Discovery

The Scholarship of Discovery

Submission Requirements: 8 pages Maximum, Mandatory Page Charges after 10 pages. 

Review Criteria:

  1. Relevance: How relevant is the research described in the manuscript to education in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and fields within the scope of interest of IEEE? Are significant issues in these areas clearly articulated?
  2. Focus: How clear is the focus of the research described? Are the research questions clearly stated? Where appropriate, are testable hypotheses formulated? What is the significance of the research questions and/or hypotheses?
  3. Contribution: Have the authors explicitly and clearly articulated how their research will contribute to current work?
  4. Context: Have the author's analyzed prior research related to their work? Have they situated their work within the context of prior research?
  5. Methodology: Have the authors explicitly and clearly described how they performed their research? To what extent does their approach align with currently accepted methodologies?
  6. Findings: To what extent are research findings compelling and different from what has been previously published? To what extent do research findings reinforce what has been previously published? To what extent do research findings contradict what has been previously published? To what extent have the research findings contributed to existing knowledge and/or literature?
  7. Conclusions: How significant are the conclusions? Are implications for future research considered? If appropriate, are implications for practice considered?
  8. Organization and Clarity: To what extent does the manuscript demonstrate effectively organized, clear, and concise presentation appropriate for the readership of the IEEE Transactions on Education? To be appropriate for publication in an IEEE journal, a manuscript must be written in grammatically-correct English, and in the third person.
  9. Illustrations: To what extent do tables and figures meaningfully add to the narrative?

Structured Abstract Requirements

For submission to the area of Scholarship of Discovery, the following sections will be required.

  • Contribution: Briefly describe the new knowledge emerging from the study.
  • Background: Briefly describe the rationale for the study presented in the manuscript. The background is expected to provide a rationale for the study, that is, why is the study needed? The background is expected to establish a context that suggests the study has broad application in many programs across the world.
  • Research Questions: Briefly present the research questions that the study is intended to address.
  • Methodology: Briefly describe the research methodology with which the study was done. This section should briefly mention the limitations of the study, e.g., small sample size, etc.
  • Findings: Briefly summarize the findings of the study.


H. J. Trussell and M. L. Gumpertz, "Comparison of the Effectiveness of Online Homework With Handwritten Homework in Electrical and Computer Engineering Classes," in IEEE Transactions on Education, vol. 63, no. 3, pp. 209-215, Aug. 2020, doi: 10.1109/TE.2020.2971198.⧉