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Published: 19 Oct 2023

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The IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc) invites nominations for the position of Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Network (NetMag) for a two–year term starting on 1 July 2024. The term is renewable for up to additional two years.

IEEE Network, which is a bimonthly peer-reviewed publication of ComSoc, is considered to be one of the most important sources of state-of-the-science networking research. According to the Web of Science Journal Citation Reports 2020, in terms of impact factor, NetMag ranks 7th among all publications in the “Telecommunications” category. NetMag provides a focus for highlighting and discussing major computer communications issues and developments. Specifically, it covers network protocols, network control and management, and micro-to-host communication Written in a tutorial style or offering a survey of the field, the articles published in NetMag deliver practical, current information on hot topics, implementations, and best industry practices by Open Call and various Special Issues.


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. Desirable qualities include excellence in:  technical accomplishments, leadership, integrity and ethical standards, organizational and management skills; and a strong vision and set of ideas for moving the Magazine forward. 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 the Technical Editors, the Special Issue editors, the ComSoc publications staff, and also authors. The EiC must ensure that the Magazine follows the IEEE Policy and Procedures, prepare a report for the IEEE Periodicals Review and Advisory Committee (PRAC) when requested, execute the policies established by the Editorial Board, and maintain the intellectual integrity, technical rigor, and timely operation of the Magazine.

The EiC 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 07/01/2024 to 06/30/2026 and be renewable for up to additional two years.

Please submit nominations by 15 December 2023 via email to:

Nei Kato, Director of Magazines, IEEE ComSoc

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.