THE INSTITUTEIEEE is providing more high-quality publishing options for authors and researchers. It is launching 14 gold fully open access journals. The 14 new gold open access publications will cover topics such as automotive technology, biomedical engineering, power and energy, computing, signal processing, industry applications, and telecommunications. The journals will begin accepting submissions later this year and publish their first articles early next year.
Gold open access refers to articles being made open access through the payment of a fee—called an article-processing charge (APC)—by the author. The new journals will be fully open access and will publish articles within the specialized field of interest of the sponsoring society.
The new publications will join IEEE’s well-known and respected portfolio of other open access journals. They include IEEE Access, IEEE Journal of the Electron Devices Society, IEEE Journal on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits, IEEE Power and Energy Technology Systems Journal, IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, and IEEE Photonics Journal.
Each new journal will follow IEEE’s established high standard of peer review, drawing on expert technical communities to continue to publish the most highly cited content. Each journal will have an accomplished expert as editor-in-chief.
“IEEE’s publishing program continues to grow and evolve,” says Stephen Welby, IEEE executive director and chief operating officer. “IEEE continues to support open science and provide more options and choices to support the work and needs of all authors and researchers—those who prefer to publish in traditional subscription journals or those who prefer or need to publish in open access journals.”
NEW TOPICAL SECTIONS IN IEEE ACCESS
IEEE Access, IEEE’s broad-scope open access journal, will soon launch discipline-specific subsections that will align with these societies: IEEE Broadcast Technology, IEEE Electronics Packaging, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, IEEE Photonics, IEEE Power & Energy, and IEEE Reliability.
IEEE will be transitioning the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing to a fully open access title next year.
All the new open access options will be fully compliant with funder mandates including Plan S, as all articles will be published under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY), enabling authors to retain copyright.
The new open access journals and subsections will be hosted on the IEEE Xplore Digital Library platform, which contains thousands of open access articles. More than 5 million unique users per month visit the digital library.
The titles of the new journals are:
- IEEE Open Journal of Antennas and Propagation
- IEEE Open Journal of Circuits and Systems
- IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society
- IEEE Open Journal of the Computer Society
- IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology
- IEEE Open Journal of Industry Applications
- IEEE Open Journal of the Industrial Electronics Society
- IEEE Open Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems
- IEEE Open Journal of the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society
- IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology
- IEEE Open Journal of Power Electronics
- IEEE Open Journal of Signal Processing
- IEEE Open Journal of Solid-State Circuits
- IEEE Open Journal of Vehicular Technology
More information on each of the titles is available at open.ieee.org.
Kathy Pretz is editor in chief for The Institute, which covers all aspects of IEEE, its members, and the technology they're involved in. She has a bachelor's degree in applied communication from Rider University, in Lawrenceville, N.J., and holds a master's degree in corporate and public communication from Monmouth University, in West Long Branch, N.J.