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Call for Applications: Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Reliability Magazine

Steven Li
VP for Publications
IEEE Reliability Society

The IEEE Reliability Society is seeking an Editor-in-Chief (EIC) for its newly approved publication, Reliability Magazine (R-Mag). For more information about the IEEE Reliability Society please visit the website at https://rs.ieee.org/.


The EIC must be a highly accomplished professional with a specialty within the scope or field of interest of the Reliability Society and possess strong leadership skills. The EIC should have experiences serving on professional publication editorial board, and preferably has extensive experiences as an IEEE magazine AEIC or AE. She/He should be a member of the IEEE Reliability Society when assuming the EIC positon.

Responsibilities of EIC

Reporting to the Vice President for Publications, the duties of the EIC include:

  • Recruiting, mentoring and managing the editorial board consisting of associate editors
  • Setting the editorial direction for the periodical
  • Planning and finalizing each issue of the periodical for production
  • Making final publication decisions for manuscripts
  • Communicating with authors and answering magazine-related questions
  • Working with IEEE production staff
  • Representing the publication to the Reliability Society at appropriate events

Duration of Commitment

As per the Reliability Society policy, the inaugural EIC will be appointed to an initial 3-year term with the possibility of being appointed to serve a second (final) term.

Process for Applying

Interested candidates should submit an application packet consisting of the following materials:

  • A current CV or résumé which should include past editorial experiences and service activities to the IEEE, the Reliability Society, and related or similar organizations
  • A 250-350 word statement of the applicant’s vision for R-Mag. Specifically, the EIC candidates should include a business plan and strategy to roll out the new magazine, how to manage magazine operations with all volunteers, how to organize editorial departments and select editorial boards, and how to plan the four focus issue topics and contents
  • Names of 3 references (one of which should note the individual’s abilities to serve as an editor)
  • A letter of support from the individual’s supervisor (if applicable) to state that the EIC candidate will be able to commit time serving on the EIC position as a volunteer
  • Application packages should be sent to Dr. Steven Li, Chair of the R-Mag Editorial Search Committee. Extended application deadline is Jan. 10, 2020.

Review of applications will begin immediately and a decision will be made by Jan. 2020.

Applications and requests for information should be sent to the VP for Publications of IEEE Reliability Society Dr. Steven Li at stevenli777@ieee.org.