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Published: 5 Jan 2022

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The IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) invites nominations for the position of Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society (OJCOMS) for a two–year term starting on July 1, 2022. The term is renewable for up to additional two years.

IEEE OJCOMS is the Gold Open Access Journal of IEEE ComSoc. It started to operate in Fall 2019, and has been already accepted for Scopus. IEEE OJCOMS offers a rapid review cycle for high quality articles covering all aspects of communications and networking.


The nominee must be a member in good standing of IEEE ComSoc. He/she must have extensive IEEE editorial experience. Desirable qualities include: solid technical accomplishments, leadership, integrity and ethical standards, organizational and management skills, and a strong vision and set of ideas to move the journal 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 include, among others, the interaction with authors and the editorial board, initiating and monitoring the review process to its completion, identifying candidates for Editors, Area Editors, and Editors-at-Large, identifying guest editorial teams and assessing proposals for special issues, ensuring that the Periodical follows the IEEE Policy and Procedures, preparing a report for the IEEE Periodicals Review and Advisory Committee (PRAC), the execution of the policies established by the Editorial Board, maintaining the intellectual integrity, technical rigor, and timely operation of the journal.

The Editor-in-Chief will report to the ComSoc Director of Journals and Vice-President Publications. He/She will serve on and be a voting member of the IEEE ComSoc Journals Board. The Editor-in-Chief is expected to participate in the ComSoc Journals Board meetings during the ComSoc Publications Council meetings, and to organize/lead Editorial Board meetings at least at IEEE ICC and IEEE Globecom. The term of service will be from 07/01/2022 to 06/30/2024 and be renewable for up to additional two years.

Please submit nominations by March 1, 2022 via email to:

Octavia A. Dobre (, Director of Journals, IEEE ComSoc

Nominations should 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.
  4.  Statement of interest of up to 500 words stating the nominee’s vision for the new journal and special qualifications for the position.
  5. The candidate’s full CV.

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