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The Transactions of the Korean Institute of Power Electronics is an official publication of the KIPE. It was launched in 1996. The transaction accepts original research articles, technical research reports, new results of the research, novel ideas and related applications, tutorial summaries, or surveys of the state of the art in the fields of power electronics. The Journal is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December each year. Supplemental issues are published occasionally.

The official title of the journal is 'The Transactions of the Korean Institute of Power Electronics' and the abbreviated title is 'TKPE'. All submitted manuscripts are peer-reviewed by three reviewers. The text may be written in Korean or English. Some, or all, of the articles in this journal are indexed in the National Research Foundation of Korea and DOI/Crossref.

Manuscripts should be sent to the editorial office by online. The URL address of the KIPE is The URL address of the Journal is where full text is available.

The Transactions of the Korean Institute of Power Electronics (hereinafter, TKPE) is intended to provide the readers with new technologies for control, structure, and various application of power electronic systems. The scope of TKPE includes the structure of power conversion systems, control and application thereof, and includes the structure, design and control of power electronic systems and the electric devices related to motor driving as well as the contents of the elements constituting the systems. TKPE, also, covers various application such as new and renewable energy systems electric cars, and railway cars. In particular, it is recommended to contribute the results of technological development of industry to TKPE in light of the nature of the power electronics sector. It is strongly encouraged to submit papers on new attempts to analyze and solve the problems that may arise from the actual industrial fields even if they are verified theoretically. The submissions should not necessarily be written in Korean, and the contributions written in English will, also, be accepted. As mentioned above, TKPE covers a variety of topics, including power electronic systems, and is not limited to the fields mentioned below.
  • 1) Adjustable speed drives
  • 2) Resonant converters
  • 3) High power converters
  • 4) DC-DC converters
  • 5) Multi-level converters
  • 6) Modeling and simulations
  • 7) Industry applications
  • 8) Renewable energy
  • 9) Inverters and inverter applications
  • 10) Power semiconductor devices and components
  • 11) Power quality
  • 12) Rectifiers
  • 13) Other applications
TKPE is intended for the readers who are interested in the development and dissemination of academic and technical topics in the field of power electronics field, especially including variable speed drives, power quality, servo drives, industrial applications, DC/DC converters, new and renewable energy, large power converters, modeling and simulations. You can subscribe to TKPE by subscribing as a member of the KIPE and paying the annual fee. You can, also, read the TKPE through DBpia, Korea Citation Index (KCI), KISTI, National Library of Korea, and National Assembly Library.
  • 1) Regular member: A person who is engaged in the field of power electronics and its related field (A person who is engaged in a relevant industry and is doing Ph.D. in relevant fields).
  • 2) Master’s Degree Student member: A student who is studying for a master’s degree in graduate school of power electronics and its relevant field.
  • 3) Undergraduate Student member: A student who belongs to undergraduate school of power electronics and its relevant field.
Anyone (including co-author) who contributes to KTPE must be a member of Korea Institute of Power Electronics (KIPE) and observes the code of research ethics of KIPE. In addition, the contributor should satisfy the following requirements.
  • 1) Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
  • 2) Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
  • 3) Final approval of the version to be published; AND
  • 4) Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
The editorial board of TKPE consists of the following;
  • - A vice president in charge
  • - A chief editor
  • - Two vice chief editors
  • - Around 15 members of editors
  • - An editor in charge
All literary works published and presentation materials (hereinafter, collectively referred to as "materials") are copyrighted by KIPE. To comply with KIPE's copyright policy, authors should complete a Copyright Agreement Form (CAF) before publication. The editorial committee shall confirm that the corresponding author has accepted the copyright transfer, and the correspondent author is responsible for submitting the CAF. The author shall sign the CAF and submit a copy along with the manuscript, and all authors are considered to agree with the following conditions.
  • 1) The paper has not been published in the past or is not currently submitted to other journals.
  • 2) The paper is inventive and has been created by the author. The paper includes textual phrases, numbers, data and other materials of other works but does not infringe the copyright of any existing or third party contents.
  • 3) All rights related to the copyright of the paper will be transferred to KIPE.
The TKPE follows the free access policy, which is available for free viewing. Unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in all media will be permitted provided that the original work is properly quoted. The use of TKPE's tables or figures in other periodicals, books or media for academic or educational purposes does not require the permission from TKPE's publisher. All contents of the journal are available immediately after publication. The materials are available free of charge not only at KIPE's homepage ( and TKPE homepage ( but also through DBpia, Korea Citation Index (KCI), KISTI, National Library of Korea, and National Assembly Library.
The paper presented in TKPE shall be a unique research result in the field of power electronics and shall not be published in any other paper or society. At least 30 % of the contents in the paper should be revised and supplemented if original paper is revised and improved. If the similarity with the existing published paper is found to be more than 30 % in the similarity check through the plagiarism detection software and the paper is clarified as plagiarism after due deliberation, the screening and publication of the paper will be rejected.
  • 1) If an unfair act is reported during the KIPE-related research, the Committee shall properly investigate and handle the case.
  • 2) The investigation on the unfair practice shall be kept confidential without causing any harm to the KIPE or client.
  • 3) Those who have been on suspicion of the unfair practice shall have a right to reject the result of the investigation conducted by the Committee. The Committee shall properly guarantee this right.
  • 4) The Committee shall make out the entire review process in documents and keep them at the KIPE for five years after getting signature on the letter of decision from all review committee members.
  • 5) If necessary, the Committee shall summon a person who is on suspicion on the unfair practice and give him/her a chance to defend himself/herself.
  • 6) If the unfair practice is confirmed according to the result of the investigation, it could be officially announced, and the following corrective actions could be taken. A decision on this action shall be made by the resolution of the Board of the Directors:
    • ① Send the author of the unfair practice the KIPE’s official warning letter and correction request.
    • ② Cancel publication of the related paper
    • ③ Prohibit the author from submitting papers for the next three years
    • ④ Notify the unfair act to the institution in which the author is involved.
    • ⑤ Accuse the author to law enforcement agencies.
  • 7) If it is confirmed that there has been no unfair practice according to the investigation, the Committee shall take a proper action to help the accused or a person who has been on suspicion restore their honor.
  • 8) The board shall provide the member to be deliberated the chance to give primafacie evidence of the reason.
  • 9) The board members shall observe the confidentiality of matters related to the deliberation.
  • 10) In principle, meetings and minutes of the board shall not be disclosed.
  • 11) The result of the judgment shall be reported to the next meeting of the board.
The regulations of KIPE are mainly intended for authors, reviewers, editors and publisher of KIPE.
  • * Who can complain or appeal?
    Authors, reviewers, readers can raise various complaints regarding the journal including forgery, manufacturing plagiarism, redundant publication, dispute between authors, conflict of interest, agreement, prejudice and unfair competition, copyright, data theft, defamation, legal issue, etc. An individual or organization can send an e-mail to the TKPE homepage ( to inform these complaints. Complaints and objections to all facts should be presented in accordance with 5W1H.
  • * How do you get a conclusion about appeal?
    The conclusion varies depending on the type or extent of the violation. The conclusion of the solution follows the research ethics regulations.
There is a conflict of interest when the author, author's organizations, reviewers, or editors have conflicts in the publication of the paper due to financial or personal relationships. Conflicts of interest often arise from mutual promises, interests of competitiveness, or competition. In addition, conflicts can arise for interpersonal relationships, academic competition, intellectual enthusiasm as well as for other reasons. Financial relationships, such as employment, consulting, stock ownership, rewards, and paid testimonies from experts, are highly likely to induce conflicts and undermine journal credibility, authorship or science itself. Conflicts of interest can also arise in the research process. In the event of a conflict between authors, it is important that the author discloses the dispute to the manuscript. In this case, the editor, the critics, and the chief editor can access the manuscript after understanding the background of the research in which the conflict of interest arises.
When an author or a reader finds contents or errors that require correction, he or she may ask the editorial board to make correction. The board may amend or withdraw the contents with errors. When a reader who has an opinion on the paper published sends an opinion to the editor's e-mail, the opinion is transferred to the author, and the author can reply to the reader's opinion. The discussions in this process (editor's emails and author's answers) can be opened to the public.
TKPE will be published on the 20th of every even month (February, April, June, August, October, December).
TKPE is a free access journal so that anyone can view and download articles without any charge.
KIPE adopts the free access policy that allows readers to retrieve, read and cite all the papers published by KIPE on TKPE at no cost. KIPE provides papers through DBpia (, Korea Citation Index (KCI), KISTI, National Library of Korea, and National Assembly Library.
TKPE is specialized in the power electronics field, covers all fields of power electronics and maintains the highest quality of the paper. Reviewers and editor are working hard to make quick and unbiased judgments, and provides very high satisfaction to authors, reviewers and readers. The reason for contributing to KIPE is as follows;
  • 1) Scientific quality guaranteed by peer review
    * The submitted manuscripts are reviewed by three reviewers of the relevant fields, and authors and their affiliates are anonymized in manuscripts submitted during the review process for a fair review.
    * If the submitted manuscript is not applied to the secretariat management field or the field is not appropriate, the applicant is required to modify the manuscript or to contribute to other journals before starting the review.
  • 2) Rapid review and posting judgment
    * The submitted manuscript will be checked immediately by the secretariat and judged whether the manuscript will be reviewed or not within 48 hours.
    * The first review of the submitted manuscripts will be completed within 21 days based on the general manuscript, the letter manuscript will be reviewed within 14 days, and urgent manuscripts will be reviewed within 7 days.
  • 3) Very high satisfaction for authors, reviewers and readers
    * For authors
    • KIPE provides a guideline to submit manuscripts and a manuscript sample file for authors' convenience.
    • The authors can easily and quickly submit their manuscripts online in TKPE's homepage.
    · Manuscripts approved for publication are processed to make them more clearly and concisely read through editing.
    * For reviewers
    • The review procedure in the electronic submission system is very simple and clear.
    • TKPE is guiding review via reviewer appointment e-mail to help the review process.
    • The reviewers can leave comments to the editors as well as authors.
    • The opinions of the reviewers are highly reflected to the decision of the editors.
    * For readers
    • TKPE publishes journals in a regular basis in February, April, June, August, October, and December of every year.
    • Readers can easily access KIPE's homepage ( and TKPE homepage ( and download and read the papers free of charge at any time from the homepages.
  • 4) All fields of power electronics included
    * TKPE accommodates original research papers, technical research reports, new results of research, applications related to new ideas, summaries and research reports on the latest technologies in the field of power electronics. The fields included are shown in Article 1 "Aims and scope".