IEEE-ToE Call for Editor-in-Chief Applications

Announcement | Sun, Jan 1st, 2023


The IEEE Education Society (EdSoc) invites applications for the position of Editor-in-Chief (EiC) for the IEEE Transaction on Transactions on Education (IEEE ToE). This is an online publication, comprising of 6 issues per year, covering the scope of Education within the fields of interest of the IEEE. You can view the full ToE Aims & Scope here.

The EiC of IEEE-ToE serves either a three-year term (1 June 2023 to 31 June 2026), renewable once, or a five-year term (1 June 2023 to 31 May 2028), non-renewable.

The applicant must be an IEEE member in good standing (in the grade of Life Member/Member or above), and a member of the IEEE Education Society.

Applications must be submitted on, or before, Friday, 28 April 2023.

Information about submitting an application and a full list of position responsibilities can be found below.

About the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE-ToE

  • The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Managing the day-to-day operations of IEEE ToE through Manuscript Central;
  • Identifying and appointing editorial board members (Associate Editors);
  • Selecting competent manuscript reviewers, with the help of editorial board members, and managing timely reviews of manuscripts;
  • Monitoring of quality (the Impact Factor) and timeliness of the publication;
  • Identification of areas that require strengthening, and cooperation with the Society to achieve that goal;
  • Actively soliciting high-quality manuscripts from potential authors and, with support from publication staff, and helping these authors get their manuscripts published;
  • Managing special-issue proposals and manuscripts in specific areas; and,
  • Resolving conflicts or problems as necessary
  • Additional responsibilities can be found in Section 2.4 of the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board Operations Manual.

Applicants for Editor-in-Chief of IEEE-ToE

Applicants for the EiC of IEEE ToE position should have strong, relevant experience in roles such as author, reviewer, associate editor, or EiC for a similar journal(s). Key qualities of successful IEEE ToE EiC are: 

  1. the ability to understand the needs of the engineering education research community; 
  2. the possession of the requisite administrative skills needed to manage the editorial cycle in a timely fashion; 
  3. the ability to attract respected experts to his/her editorial board and, 
  4.  written and oral proficiency in English.

Application packages are invited (max. nine pages), structured as follows:

  1. Relevant personal data (i.e., name, IEEE number, IEEE grade, telephone number, email address and, if employed, a letter from the applicant’s employer indicating support for the EiC activity);
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV) of the applicant. The vitae should be supported by a list of significant contributions in peer-reviewed journals and conferences, a statement that indicates the level of reviewing services the applicant has provided to relevant publications, and a statement that defines any administrative work the applicant may have executed for an IEEE (or other) publications;
  3. Names and contact information of three (3) people who can comment on the applicant's capability/qualifications to become our Editor-in-Chief;
  4. A statement that provides a concise vision and goals for enhancing the quality (e.g., the Impact Factor), visibility, and reputation of the journal;
  5. Any other material that would further support the application (one-page maximum included in the nine-page maximum for the nomination package).

Applications should be submitted on, or before, 28th April 2023 to IEEE EdSoc Operations Manager, Margaret Raabe ([email protected]) and John Mitchell ([email protected]), the current Editor-in-Chief. Any questions may be directed to either Arnold Pears ([email protected]), IEEE EdSoc Vice President for Publications or John Mitchell ([email protected]), the current Editor-in-Chief.