[SIGCIS-Members] Annals of the History of Computing -- Call for EIC

Dag Spicer dspicer at computerhistory.org
Tue Mar 6 16:11:39 PST 2018

Dear SIGCIS Friends,

The IEEE Computer Society is seeking applicants for the position of editor in chief of the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing magazine, serving a three-year term.  The current EIC Nathan Ensmenger, has done a wonderful job in his two terms (thanks Nathan!!) but with term limits in effect it’s now time to choose a new EIC.

Prospective candidates are asked to provide (as PDF files), by 15 March 2018, a complete curriculum vitae, a brief plan for the publication's future, and a letter of support from their institution or employer. Brief letters or expressions of support from peers, community leaders, and organizations in the magazine's coverage area would be a definite asset.

For more information on this new magazine and its scope, please visit www.computer.org/annals<http://www.computer.org/annals>. For more information and to submit application materials, please contact Bonnie Wylie at b.wylie at computer.org<mailto:b.wylie at computer.org>.

Candidates for any IEEE editor in chief position should possess a good understanding of industry, academic, and government aspects of the specific publication's field. Candidates must demonstrate community leadership in the publication's coverage area as well as the managerial skills necessary to process manuscripts through the editorial cycle in a timely fashion.

The candidate must be able to meet hard publication deadlines and dedicate the necessary time to meet the operational and strategic demands of the publication. An editor in chief must be able to attract respected experts to his or her editorial and advisory boards and be able to promote the publication to both new audiences and within established communities. Major responsibilities include:

  *   actively soliciting high-quality manuscripts from potential authors and, with support from publication staff, helping these authors get their manuscripts published;
  *   identifying and appointing editorial board members, with the concurrence of the Steering Committee;
  *   selecting competent manuscript reviewers, with the help of editorial board members, and managing timely reviews of manuscripts;
  *   directing editorial board members to seek special-issue proposals and manuscripts in specific areas;
  *   providing a clear, broad focus through promotion of personal vision and guidance where appropriate; and
  *   resolving conflicts or problems as necessary.

IEEE Annals of the History of Computing covers the breadth of computer history through scholarly articles by leading computer scientists and historians, as well as firsthand accounts by computing pioneers. Annals is the authoritative archival journal for the history of computing. Applicants should be able to show involvement in the computer history community, and must have clear employer support.
About IEEE Computer Society

IEEE Computer Society<http://www.computer.org/> is the world’s leading membership organization for professionals in all aspects of modern computing – from cloud to big data, security to mobile, robotics to software defined systems, wearables to IoT. A true community for technology leaders, Computer Society provides resources to keep its members current in technology and moving forward in their professions – publications<http://www.computer.org/web/publications>, a renowned digital library<http://www.computer.org/web/csdl/>, a vast program of conferences<http://www.computer.org/web/conferences/>, technical committees<http://www.computer.org/web/tandc>, and much more. The Computer Society also serves the profession at large through establishment of standards, professional qualifications and certifications<http://www.computer.org/web/education/>, training and education programs<http://www.computer.org/web/corporate-programs/t2p2/>, events on leading-edge technologies<http://www.computer.org/web/rock-stars/>, conference publishing<http://www.computer.org/web/cs-cps/>, and a wealth of other services and programs focused on advancing the science and art of computing. More information on IEEE Computer Society can be found at www.computer.org<http://www.computer.org/>.

Please feel free to pass this notice on to people who might be interested and thank you for supporting the Annals!


Dag Spicer
Senior Curator
Computer History Museum
Chair, EIC Search Committee, Annals of the History of Computing
1401 N Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA  94043

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