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Published: 29 Sep 2021


The IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc) invites nominations for the position of Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (TNSM) for a two–year term starting on 1 January 2022. The term is renewable for two additional years.

IEEE TNSM is a journal for timely publication of archival research on the management of networks, systems, services and applications, as well as on issues in communications software, service engineering, policies and business processes for network and service management. The first issue was published in 2007. The journal attracts 1000 submissions per year and organizes four special issues/year.


The nominee 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 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, initiating and monitoring the review process to its completion, identifying candidates for Associate Editors, interacting with the Advisory Board on matters related to the journal management and development, ensuring that the Periodical follows the IEEE Policy and Procedures, preparing a report for the IEEE Periodicals Review and Advisory Committee (PRAC) when requested, 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 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 IEEE ICC and IEEE Globecom. The term of service will be from 01/01/2022 to 12/31/2023 and be renewable for up to two additional years.

Please submit nominations by 15 October 2021 (Extended Deadline) to:

Michele Zorzi, Director of Journals, 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 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 labeling clearly indicating the name of the nominee.