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Published: 7 Apr 2021

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The IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc) invites nominations for the position of Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Communications Magazine (ComMag) for a two-year term starting on 1 January 2022. The term is renewable for one additional two-year term.

IEEE ComMag, which is a monthly peer-reviewed publication of ComSoc, is considered to be one of the most important sources of the state-of-the-science of communication engineering and technology and serves broad readership in this field. According to the Web of Science Journal Citation Reports 2020, in terms of the impact factor, ComMag ranks #5 among all publications in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The technical topics covered by ComMag span the entire field of telecommunications and networking. Written in a tutorial style, the articles published in IEEE ComMag deliver research results, practical applications, current advances on hot topics, implementations, and best industry practices. These articles are complemented by a variety of departments, including the President's Page, Editor-in-Chief Page, Conference Calendar, Book Reviews, Society News, History of Communications, the Global Communications Newsletter, and more pages/columns. Each issue of ComMag publishes Series articles (from among the 7 Series that ComMag currently has), Open Call articles, as well as Feature-Topic/Special-Issue articles.

Nominee:

The nominee for the Editor-in-Chief (EiC) must be a member in good standing of IEEE ComSoc. He/she must have extensive IEEE editorial experience in general, and in particular with magazines. Desirable qualities include excellence in:  technical accomplishments, leadership, integrity and ethical standards, organizational and management skills; industry experience; and a strong vision and set of ideas for moving the Magazine forward. Nominees/applicants will be considered for this position without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or political affiliation.

The duties of the EiC include interacting with Associate Technical Editors, Technical Editors, Series Editors, Guest Editors, Column Editors, Reviewers, Authors, and the ComSoc publications staff. The EiC must ensure that the Magazine follows the Policy and Procedures of the IEEE and ComSoc, prepare a report for the IEEE Periodicals Review and Advisory Committee (PRAC) when requested, execute the policies and guidelines established by the Editorial Board (www.comsoc.org/publications/magazines/ieee-communications-magazine), and maintain the intellectual integrity, technical rigor, and timely operation of the Magazine.

The EiC responsibilities are as per Section 2.4 of the IEEE PSPB Operation Manual and he/she will report to the ComSoc Director of Magazines and Vice-President Publications. He/She will serve on and be a voting member of the ComSoc Magazines Board. The EiC is expected to participate in the ComSoc Publications Council meetings and organize/lead Editorial Board meetings at IEEE ICC and IEEE Globecom. The term of service will be from 01/01/2022 to 12/31/2023 and may be renewed for only one additional two-year term.

Please submit nominations by 15 May 2021 to:

Ekram Hossain, Director of Magazines, IEEE ComSoc, via email.

Nominations must include:

  1.  Names of candidate and nominator (self-nominations are possible).
  2.  A brief biography of the nominee of no more than one page.
  3.  A summary statement of the candidate’s editorial experience, also including name(s) and contact information of EiCs who have worked with the candidate.
  4.  Statement of interest of up to 500 words stating the nominee’s vision for the magazine and special qualifications for the position.
  5.  The candidate’s full CV.

The elements of the nomination package should be combined in a single pdf file with the nominee’s CV appended at the end and a labeling clearly indicating the name of the nominee.