Search for Editor-in-Chief: IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics

February 13, 2018

Call for Applications
Editor-in-Chief
IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics

The IEEE Robotics & Automation Society (RAS) and IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) seek candidates for the position of Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics (T-MRB).

IEEE T-MRB is the new quarterly, multi-disciplinary journal jointly sponsored by IEEE RA and IEEE EMB Societies, publishing papers reporting high-quality research in the fields of robotics and of bionics applied to medicine. The IEEE T-MRB publishes articles on theoretical, methodological, experimental advancements focusing on healthcare applications of robotic and\or of bionic components and systems able to support prevention, diagnosis or treatment of human diseases.

Candidates should be dedicated volunteers with outstanding research profiles in medical robotics and bionics, strong leadership qualities, intellectual vision, organizational abilities and extensive editorial experience. The official term is expected to start on March 15, 2018, and continue for five years, non-renewable.

The primary responsibility of the IEEE T-MRB Editor-in-Chief is to assure the journal’s quality, reputation, and scholarship. The Editor-in-Chief should be prepared to strengthen the journal’s competitive position over the next years, and develop editorial initiatives which could generate contents representative of the full spectrum of high-quality work carried out worldwide in medical robotics and bionics. The Editor-in-Chief should also assure that the journal’s activities are carried out in a fiscally responsible manner.

The Editor-in-Chief oversees the IEEE T-MRB manuscript submission and review process and is responsible for the content, quality, and timeliness of each issue of IEEE T-MRB. The Editor-in-Chief recommends to IEEE RAS and IEEE EMBS a team of editors and associate editors to help administer the peer review process, promote excellence in content, and advance editorial initiatives.

The IEEE T-MRB Editor-in-Chief will serve as ex-officio non voting member of the T-MRB Steering Committee and also reports to the IEEE RAS and IEEE EMBS through the Publications Activities Boards\Committees of the two societies.

Applications (PDF) should be submitted by e-mail to the RAS and EMBS Vice-Presidents for Publication Activities, at the following addresses: e.guglielmelli@unicampus.it and rbutera@gatech.edu. The application must be received by March 5, 2018.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed (remotely) by the IEEE T-MRB Steering Committee. After the interviews, the Steering Committee will convene to determine its final recommendation and provide that recommendation to the IEEE RAS and EMBS Presidents for consideration.

The application package must includes:

  • a complete curriculum vitae;
  • a separate description on each of the following items (max 150 words/item): Vision Statement; Editorial Experience; Summary of publishing experience in IEEE journals/magazines; IEEE Volunteer Experience; Institutional Support; Current service and administrative commitments (if any); Networking with the Community; Why does the candidate consider herself/ himself fit for this position?
  • tentative list of proposed Editors and Associate Editors.

For any information and clarifications please contact k.colabaugh@ieee.org or l.wolf@ieee.org

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