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IEEE GOLDRush is a quarterly newsletter published by IEEE GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) and is circulated to the approximately 60,000 GOLD members worldwide.

It is an important source of news on GOLD activities to help raise awareness and encourage other young professionals around the globe to get involved in similar volunteer activities. It aims to meet the needs of young technology professionals around the world and help them develop their professional careers by providing a range of articles on professional, social, and technical topics.


Submission deadlines

Four (4) editions of GOLDRush are published each year in mid-March, mid-June, mid-September, and mid-December. These editions will be announced by e-mail, published on the Web as a downloadable PDF file, and summarized on Twitter.

Submission deadlines are as follows:

  • March edition: due by 11 February
  • June edition: due by 17 May
  • September edition: due by 17 August
  • December edition: due by 16 November

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Submission guidelines

Submissions may be GOLD news items, notices for events, or member articles on any topic relevant to young professionals for the peer-reviewed contributions section.

  • Articles must be submitted in MS Word (doc/docx) or rtf format.
  • Submissions must be in English. 
  • Fonts and formatting are not required, as all submissions will be formatted by the editor. 
  • Articles must be strictly no more than 700 words. 
  • Notices must be strictly no more than 200 words.  

Please include article title, author’s name, country or state/province, IEEE membership grade (i.e., Student member, Senior member, etc.), and IEEE member number.

Attach photos both within the document and separately as jpeg files. Remember to include captions for any photos.

Please note that all articles and photo(s) will be peer-reviewed and edited if necessary. Spelling, grammar, phrasing, and length may be altered, and there is no guarantee that by submitting your article it will be used in an upcoming IEEE GOLDRush Newsletter issue.

The final decision to publish any article is made by the GOLDRush editor.

Submission of opinions and questions on GOLDRush articles are also welcome for inclusion in the Reader's Forum.


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