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Published: 17 Apr 2023

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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 1 January 2024. 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 candidate must be a member in good standing of IEEE ComSoc. He/she should be a leader internationally recognized in the ComSoc community and have a broad perspective on the field of communications. The candidate must have commendable editorial experience, diversified technical expertise, the vision to lead an editorial team to identify hot and important topics, and attract high-quality articles in communications research and engineering practices. Other required qualities include integrity and ethical standards, and organizational and management skills. Applicants will be considered for this position without regard 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), executing 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 Publications Council. The Editor-in-Chief is expected to participate in the IEEE ComSoc Publications Council meetings and organize/lead Editorial Board meetings at IEEE ICC and IEEE Globecom.

Please submit nominations by 15 June 2023 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.