Welcome to the 15th 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.
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N. Maddali, Online Services Product Mgr., C. Cruz, User Experience Architect, J. Germano, Mgr. Publications Board Administration, A. Durniak, Staff Executive Publications, D. A. Hodges, VP, Publication Services and Products.
In less than two-and-a-half years the number of documents found in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library grew from two million to three million. "Protecting Smart Grid Automation Systems Against Cyberattacks" marked the three millionth document. This article appears in the current issue of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid and is representative of the diverse technical discipline represented in the library. From Smart Grid to Cloud Computing, authors are adding more than 1,000 research papers daily to drive global innovation.
The IEEE Xplore online collection includes content from IEEE’s own 151 journals and magazines, papers from more than 1,000 annual conferences, and over 2,000 technology standards. Its growth has also been aided by content from partners such as the American Institute of Physics (AIP), IBM, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and VDE, a publishing house for electrical engineering and information technology. The information in IEEE Xplore dates as far back as 1872. Today, the scope of the collection includes all major technology areas including: aerospace, computer hardware and software, digital signal processing, power electronics, renewable energy, semiconductors, and wireless technologies.
Pictured: Prof. Junfeng Zong, President of Tsinghua University Press, and Prof. Moshe Kam, President of IEEE (2011) shaking hands after the signing ceremony. Seated in the picture (L-R) is Prof. Yunhao Liu, Associate Editor-in-Chief of the journal and Prof. Michael Lightner, member of the IEEE Publication and Services Board. Professor Lightner was a catalyst in expanding IEEE's activities in China when he was IEEE President in 2006. The signing was witnessed by Ning Hua, Director of IEEE's Beijing office, Frank Zhao, Product Development Manager in the Beijing office, Ken Moore, Director of Book and Information Services, and Anthony Durniak, Staff Executive, Publications.
Tsinghua University Press signed an agreement with IEEE this past July in Beijing China to have its English language journal, "Tsinghua Science and Technology" distributed through IEEE Xplore. For the past five years the journal was distributed by Elsevier. Tsinghua selected IEEE from among a number of international scholarly publishers with which it does business. While ACM was also in the running for the distribution rights, IEEE's quicker response during the negotiations proved fruitful.
Re-architected and re-designed, a new and improved The Institute Online has been released. The new website is interactive and offers social networking features. Text articles are now supplemented with videos from IEEE.tv and members; as well as podcasts based on interviews by The Institute's writers. Readers can get their Institute news via RSS feeds.
Now there's a page devoted to news from the IEEE's regions, and members can submit news about their local IEEE activities through an online form. There's also a way for members to submit story ideas and share their opinions with others using the commenting tools that accompany each article. The Institute's most popular feature, Question of the Month is also integrated on the new site. Readers can share articles with colleagues via Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
Another new feature is The Institute Online Blog, IEEE Roundup. The Roundup updates members on what is happening around IEEE, highlights members who have been mentioned in the media, and provides information on upcoming meetings and conferences.
If you've always wanted to get published but didn't know how to go about it and you missed Jon Rokne, Past VP PSPB, during IEEE Sections Congress 2011 giving his presentation entitled "The Best Way and the Best Place to Publish Your Best Work" you are in luck. The presentation is available online (PDF, 15 MB). The session Rokne presented explained the factors involved in selecting the best outlet for presenting your work and suggested some techniques to improve your chances of getting the article accepted for publication.
Missed Sections Congress?
Peter W. Staecker, AMP M/A-COM (retired), has been selected as 2012 IEEE President-Elect. Pending acceptance of the Teller's Committee report by the IEEE Board of Directors on 20-21 November 2011, Staecker will begin serving as IEEE president on 1 January 2013. He will succeed 2012 IEEE President Gordon Day, National Institute of Standards and Technology (retired) Boulder, Colorado, USA. The other candidate for 2012 IEEE President-Elect was Roger D. Pollard, The University of Leeds, UK, Agilent Technologies, Santa Rosa, California, USA. Both candidates were nominated by the IEEE Board of Directors.