IET Quantum Communication:  A Fully Gold Open Access Journal 7074

IET Quantum Communication: A Fully Gold Open Access Journal


Quantum communication is a growing research area and it will change the direction of telecommunication research over the coming years by ushering in new computing, networking and communication paradigms.

IET Quantum Communication -  is one of the latest fully Gold Open Access journals from The Institution of Engineering and Technology. It is the dedicated platform for publishing novel research and original survey articles in quantum communication research.

Article Processing Charges (APCs) are waived for papers that publish in the journal in 2020 and 2021. Take a look at the journal information below and consider submitting your own paper for inclusion in a future issue.

We have an exciting issue publishing in December 2020. To be kept up to date with the journal and to receive a link to the second issue when it publishes, please register here.

Journal Aims and Scope

The journal’s main area of research is within quantum wireless communication, but its aims and scope are broad. If you are a researcher in any of the following areas, we are interested in your work:

•    Quantum engineering
•    Quantum cryptography
•    Quantum metrology
•    Quantum science
•    Quantum computing
•    Quantum communication and wireless communications
•    Quantum sensing and measurement systems
•    Quantum imaging systems
•    Quantum simulation
•    Quantum internet
•    Quantum signal processing

Article types include: original research papers, reviews, case studies, comments and industry articles. 

To view the full aims and scope, click here.

For author guidelines and how to submit your paper, click here


IET Quantum Communication is led by two excellent Editors-in-Chief, Dr Shahid Mumtaz at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal and Professor Mohsen Guizani, Qatar University, Qatar.  

3b38d0a99d58cd40daecadccfbe0eb69-huge-shDr Shahid Mumtaz is an ACM Distinguished speaker, IEEE Senior member, Vice Chair: Europe/Africa Region- IEEE ComSoc: Green Communications & Computing society and Vice-chair for IEEE standard on P1932.1: Standard for Licensed/Unlicensed Spectrum Interoperability in Wireless Mobile Networks. He has more than 12 years of wireless industry/academic experience. He has been with Instituto de Telecomunicações since 2011 where he currently holds the position of Auxiliary Researcher and adjunct positions with several universities across the Europe-Asian Region.

He is the author of 4 technical books, 12 book chapters, 150+ technical papers (100+ Journal/transaction, 60+ conference, 2 IEEE best paper Award- in the area of mobile communications.

172414d62e119e19643f530b66c17be3-huge-moProfessor Mohsen Guizani is a Professor at the Computer Science and Engineering Department in Qatar University, Qatar. He served as the IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Speaker and is currently the IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a Senior Member of ACM.

He is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Network Magazine, serves on the editorial boards of several international technical journals and the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing journal (Wiley). He has received three teaching awards and four research awards. He also received the 2017 IEEE Communications Society WTC Recognition Award as well as the 2018 AdHoc Technical Committee Recognition Award for his contribution to outstanding research in wireless communications and Ad-Hoc Sensor networks. He was the Chair of the IEEE Communications Society Wireless Technical Committee and the Chair of the TAOS Technical Committee. 

Latest Issue 

In the latest issue, IET Quantum Communication drew together research on some of the leading topics in the journal’s aims and scope; quantum computing, quantum cryptography and quantum networks. You can explore the latest issue here and find out more about the individual articles below:

Inaugural Editorial
Author(s): Shahid Mumtaz and Mohsen Guizani
Volume 1, Issue 1, p. 1 –2 

Towards a distributed quantum computing ecosystem
Author(s): Daniele Cuomo; Marcello Caleffi; Angela Sara Cacciapuoti
Volume 1, Issue 1, p. 3 –8  

Quantum key distribution integration with optical dense wavelength division multiplexing: a review
Author(s): Arash Bahrami; Andrew Lord; Timothy Spiller
Volume 1, Issue 1, p. 9 –15  

Turbo-coded secure and reliable quantum teleportation
Author(s): Rosie Cane; Wanwan Xie; Soon Xin Ng
Volume 1, Issue 1, p. 16 –21  

General upper bound for conferencing keys in arbitrary quantum networks
Author(s): Stefano Pirandola
Volume 1, Issue 1, p. 22 –25  

Tracking cryptographic keys and encrypted data using position verification
Author(s): Máté Galambos  and  László Bacsárdi
Volume 1, Issue 1, p. 26 –33 

How can I become involved with the journal? 

We are recruiting reviewers and editorial board members. If you would like to become more involved with the journal such as by joining our expert pool of reviewers or the editorial board, please send your CV and research interests to Sophie Robinson (, Managing Editor of the journal. 

We are also keen to receive special issue proposals. For more information about special issues and for any other questions, please contact Sophie at the email address above. 

We hope you enjoy reading this content and look forward to hearing from you. 
Blog IET Insights 20/11/2020 10:10am GMT