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Chinese-language IEEE Spectrum for the mainland China market launched by licensee ISTIC in August 2012

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The first issue of IEEE Spectrum’s new Chinese-language edition was produced in August 2012 by the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information (ISTIC), under license from IEEE.

The magazine will be sold to technical professionals throughout mainland China by ISTIC. In addition, IEEE members in China will also have the option to receive the Chinese-language edition instead of the English version.

Thanks to the diligent efforts of the editorial staff at IEEE Spectrum and partners at ISTIC, it will be possible for the translated edition to appear within the same month as the regular IEEE Spectrum edition.


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Interactive HTML articles now in IEEE Xplore digital library

As part of its longstanding commitment to deliver the latest technological research via a feature-rich delivery platform, IEEE has added HTML-formatted articles to the IEEE Xplore digital library. The new design and display format pairs high-quality content with on-screen interactivity, providing an enhanced and streamlined experience for researchers and customers.

The new HTML presentation format allows users to engage with and better utilize elements such as figures, equations, and multimedia files; quickly scan article contents via a new “Quick Preview” feature; easily navigate through article sections; and see related articles.

A unique “floating” navigation module makes it easy to go through article components such as full-text, references, citations, and authors in whatever way the user chooses. A PDF version of the article is still available for download.

The initial focus for the new HTML format is on IEEE journal content from 2001 to the present, beginning with the newest articles. More than 10,000 articles are now available in the new HTML format. IEEE conferences, magazines, and standards will start to be converted next year.

All IEEE Xplore users can now experience these richer, more interactive HTML-formatted articles. To see an example, view the Proceedings of the IEEE Centennial issue in HTML, now available to all visitors via Open Access.

For more information, contact Fran Zappulla or John Sivo.


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IEEE partners with MIT Press

MIT Press eBooks content is now available in IEEE Xplore through a partnership between IEEE and MIT Press. This agreement makes approximately 10,000 individual chapters from 450 titles (with more than 50% published in the year 2000 and forward) available in PDF format to IEEE Xplore subscribers who can choose from an annual subscription option or a perpetual access option. A rigorous review process ensures that titles are relevant and of the utmost quality.

Approximately 40 new titles are on schedule to be introduced each year. Many titles are in computer science and information technology. Individual chapters from the MIT Press e-books can be purchased for $15 by members or guests to IEEE Xplore.

For more information, contact Eva Veloso or Naveen Maddali.


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IEEE Potentials announced as Ozzie Award finalist

The Folio Awards, the largest competition in magazine publishing, has announced that IEEE Potentials magazine is a finalist for an Ozzie Award for design in the category of Best Cover—Association/Nonprofit, Business-to-Business for the September/October 2011 social computing theme issue. Other finalists in this category include Landscape Architecture Magazine and Pioneer. Awards will be handed out during an awards luncheon on 31 October.

IEEE Potentials is published bi-monthly starting in January, six times per year. All IEEE members have access to articles in IEEE Xplore. The magazine is targeted to undergraduate and graduate students as well as young professionals.

Kudos to IEEE Potentials Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Johnston, Senior Art Director Janet Dudar, and Managing Editor Craig Causer for this recognition.


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IEEE wins 2012 APEX Awards

Two IEEE publications won 2012 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence. IEEE Power & Energy Magazine was recognized with a Grand Award for the July/August 2011 issue, "Getting Around: Transportation Goes Electric." The issue was entered in the "Green" Magazines and Journals category for its theme of electrification of transportation. This is the highest recognition that APEX judges can present. IEEE Power & Energy Magazine was awarded the Grand Award in the category of Magazines and Journals, Nonprofit Small Office. The magazine is produced by the IEEE Power & Energy Society, Mel Olken, editor-in-chief. IEEE staff members for this publication include Geri Krolin-Taylor, senior managing editor, Janet Dudar, senior art director, and Gail Schnitzer, assistant art director.

IEEE Potentials Magazine was recognized with an Award of Excellence for the November/December 2011 issue in the category of Magazines and Journals Print (for the entire issue—over 32 pages and cover). This was the 30th Anniversary issue of IEEE Potentials, titled "Celebrating 30 Years of Serving Students." IEEE Potentials is produced by IEEE Member and Geographic Activities, Elizabeth Johnston, editor. IEEE staff members for this magazine include Craig Causer, managing editor, Janet Dudar, senior art director, and Gail Schnitzer, assistant art director.

Kudos to all staff members and volunteers contributing their efforts to both IEEE Power & Energy Magazine and IEEE Potentials for their earnest endeavors toward continued excellence.


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IEEE Spectrum wins four ASBP awards

Honored again for its commitment to journalistic excellence, IEEE Spectrum won four awards during the American Society of Business Publications Editors banquet this past July. The four awards follow:

  • Magazine of the Year
  • Editorial Excellence Gold for the special section "Nuclear Power after Fukushima" (November 2011 issue)
  • Bronze for the blog Automation
  • Bronze for the podcast "Techwise Conversations"

In the "Magazine of the Year" category, Spectrum triumphed over Armed Forces Journal, The Scientist, The American Lawyer, and CIO, among others. Congratulations to all who work so diligently to keep Spectrum in the spotlight.


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