Welcome to the 11th Edition of the PSPB Quarterly Newsletter.
The IEEE PSPB Quarterly Newsletter was created to help you stay abreast of progress being made in the IEEE Publishing program.
Members of PSPB SPC:
Pictured from Left to right
- 1st row:
Lawrence O. Hall, Jacek M. Zurada, Pradeep Misra, Jens Hannemann, Chair, PSPB SPC, Curtis A. Siller, Jon G. Rokne
- 2nd row:
Kenneth Dawson, Guest, Karl R. Varian, W. Ross Stone, Michael R. Lightner, Saifur Rahman
Not Pictured: John Baillieul, Gerard H. “Gus” Gaynor, Donna L. Hudson, Lloyd A. “Pete” Morley, Vincenzo Piuri,
Edward A. Rezek, Ravi M. Todi, Robert J. Trew
In August 2010, the IEEE Board of Directors approved a statement with respect to the IEEE’s position on open access and public access. IEEE endorses the principle of providing open access as one of the ways to enhance dissemination of publicly-funded research results in ways that serve to strengthen science and engineering, encourage innovation, and serve the greater interests of society. At the same time, IEEE believes that there needs to be a sustainable economic model that pays for the value added to the work by IEEE through peer review, editing, dissemination, and perpetual maintenance of an ever-growing online archive.
The updated statement offers five main points:
The IEEE will also examine commercial sponsorship as a possible method to make hybrid open access sustainable. IEEE believes that any such sponsorship should be done in such a way as to preserve the editorial independence and integrity of the publishing process.
"I am very pleased that IEEE has a position on open access after several years of discussion. This position was arrived at through discussions in the PSPB SPC meetings in San Diego and Vancouver with the invaluable input and support of TAB and final input from the IEEE Board of Directors,” explained Jon G. Rokne, Vice President, IEEE Publication Services and Products. “The position statement means that IEEE can go forward with a clear vision for open access which both responds to the open access movement desire for clarity and also protects IEEE and its societies from the erosion of their abilities to support their programs."
A web-based application that assists IEEE conference organizers in obtaining IEEE Xplore®-compatible PDFs from their authors is now available through PDF eXpress PLUS. In addition to checking the PDF for conforming with IEEE Xplore requirements, the author can now also post his or her validated PDF on the site so that the conference publication or technical program chair can collect it. The IEEE Conference Publications Operations and eXpress Conference Publishing teams are recruiting new users to take advantage of this new solution.
Several new subscription options are now available via the latest update to the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library. The IEEE Foundations for Smart Grid Standards subscription package, IEEE Conference Library Plus subscription product for mid-size corporations, and a free trial edition of the IEEE-Wiley eBooks Library mark three new options. Details of the new subscription options are:
This time the award goes to Potentials Magazine for its September/October 2009 issue on the topic of what electrical engineers are doing to help avert major disasters. Potentials received a 2010 Apex Award for Publication Excellence in Technology & Science Writing. “This award is the result of hard work by all of the authors, each of whom took time out of their busy professional schedules to contribute to this special disaster themed issue,” said Craig Causer, Managing Editor, Potentials. Adding, “the input of Potentials Editorial Board Member Suzanne Rivoire and IEEE Member Ray Floyd was invaluable in producing the issue. I would like to thank all of the authors and volunteers for continuing to make IEEE Potentials a quality resource for engineering students and young professionals.”
Kudos to Craig Causer, Suzanne Rivoire, Ray Floyd, the authors, volunteers, staff, and Ravi M. Todi, Editor-in-Chief for a job well done.
Three parts of the PSPB Operations Manual have been changed. There are two additions and one is an update to an existing section. The new parts are in Section 8.1 which addresses Publication Policies. The update is to Section 8.2.4 which covers Allegations of Misconduct.