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Communications Standards Supplement



Communication Standards enable the global marketplace to offer interoperable products and services at affordable cost. Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) bring together stake holders to develop consensus standards for use by a global industry. The importance of standards to the work and careers of communications practitioners has motivated the creation of a new publication on standards that meets the needs of a broad range of individuals including: industrial researchers, industry practitioners, business entrepreneurs, marketing managers, compliance/interoperability specialists, social scientists, regulators, intellectual property managers, and end users. This new publication will be incubated as a Communications Standards Supplement in IEEE Communications Magazine, which, if successful, will transition into a full-fledged new magazine. It is a platform for presenting and discussing standards-related topics in the areas of communications, networking and related disciplines. Contributions are also encouraged from relevant disciplines of computer science, information systems, management, business studies, social sciences, economics, engineering, political science, public policy, sociology,and human factors/usability.

Scope of Contributions

Submissions are solicited on topics related to the areas of communications and networking standards and standardization
research, in at least the following topical areas:

Proposals are also solicited for Feature Topic issues of the Communications Standards Supplement.

Articles should be tutorial in nature and written in a style comprehensible and accessible to readers outside the specialty of the article. Authors must follow the IEEE Communications Magazine's guidelines for preparation of the manuscript. Complete guidelines for prospective authors can be found at

It is important to note that the IEEE Communications Magazine strongly limits mathematical content, and the number of figures and tables. Paper length should not exceed 4,500 words. All articles to be considered for publication must be submitted through the IEEE Manuscript Central site ( by the deadline. Select “Standards Supplement” from the drop down menu of submission options.



Glenn Parsons