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Lecture Series Overview
Venue: SMART 6-210, University of Wollongong
Date: Wednesdays, 12/06, 19/06, 26/06…. (2019)
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Who can attend: anyone affiliated with UOW (students, researchers, honoraries, EIS faculty, admin)
About the IEEE
Come to seven weeks of 1.5 hour lectures and hands-on activities and learn about the publication process in one of the world’s most acclaimed outlets, the IEEE. IEEE stands for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and has about 400,000 members in more than 160 countries. If you are a student and not a member, consider signing up for only a few dollars a year. If you are a non-engineer, and you work in the fields of data science, software, cybersecurity, or informatics, the IEEE still welcomes you. In fact, the IEEE also welcomes non-technical professionals who wish to have affiliate membership. Staying connected to the IEEE means you have access to IEEEXplore but also relevant Newsletters and associated publication outlets that might inform you of special calls for papers, nominations for volunteer professional positions, free webinars, careers advice and much more. The IEEE publishes approximately 200 transactions, journals, and magazines and sponsors more than 1,900 conferences in over 100 countries.
Why Come to this Series of Lectures and Activities?
I learnt about the IEEE when I was still in industry. The year before I finished my own PhD, I reached out to a contact online, and asked how I might submit my own paper for consideration. Little did I realise that one day I would be connected to the editorial board of that peer reviewed Magazine, run several IEEE conferences as the program chair, and later become an Editor in Chief and Guest Editor of several IEEE publication venues. Things have sure changed over the last 20 years, as the IEEE have also developed as an Institute. I hope to impart some of that knowledge to you over 7 weeks.
My name is Katina Michael. I am the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society that will go live in March 2020. For 7 years I was the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine. I am also the Senior Editor of IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine’s socio-economic impact section. I have guest edited special issues twice for the Proceedings of the IEEE and also for IEEE Potentials. I have also hosted as program chair two symposia, the International Symposium on Technology and Society in 2010 (Wollongong on Emerging Technologies) and again in 2013 (Toronto on Wearable Technologies). I have acted as a reviewer to many more IEEE outlets.
What You Will Learn
I have broken down the lecture and activities into 7 individual sessions running of a 7 week period. My hope is that I am able to provide some holistic perspectives on “Getting Published” because it is, and always will be, an important part of documenting research outcomes. Whether you are working toward a PhD, you are an early career researcher, you are working on grant outcomes, this lecture series will provide beneficial advice to you that will help you get published. Fresh out of the IEEE Panel of Editors Conference of 2019 in Chicago, I heard first hand from the IEEE author and reviewer leadership, what helps an individual’s cause when submitting a paper for consideration, and for that matter conducting a review and getting commensurate recognition for it.
Did You Know?
It is not just papers you can get published, but also Algorithms, Code, and Empirical Data Sets? That’s right, your publication can also have additional submission components that you can get credit for and allow others to cite, and count toward your citation record.
IEEE has a recommender system to help you direct your paper to the most appropriate outlet(s). They also have author and reviewer guidelines that I’d like to share with you.
What to Expect?
Here’s a break down of just some of the topics we’ll cover each Wednesday from 10.30 am - 12.00 pm. Bring your laptops and do the interactive class exercises too.
1. Working with Your Supervisor and Peers – Co-authorship at Your Institution
2. Finding a Publication Outlet to Target – Where to Begin?
3. Transactions, Journal and Magazines – What’s the Difference?
4. Drafting Your Thesis/Abstract
5. Drafting Your Full Paper using Author Guidelines
6. Submitting Your Paper for Consideration
7. Post Review – What do you take away?
Other topics we’ll address include: how Plan S will impact you and your research community, self-created document object identifiers- do they really count (e.g. Figshare), what about Open Access, what about if I want to publish in non-IEEE outlets, what if I need some English support services to help with the readability of your paper, what is a good paper in any language (with or without equations), how do I search for special issues to publish in more broadly?
Come prepared to listen and take notes.
Come prepared to participate in activities relevant to your own research.
Come prepared to share with others.
Come ready to ask as many question as you have!
Any academic staff member who has experience and would like to co-lead some of these activities need only get in touch with me! Happy to have multiple voices!
I have dedicated a great deal of time to special issues in my research interest areas. On reflection, one of the most satisfying parts about my editing work, has been receiving so many awesome papers, from so many awesome academics. An editor is in the privileged position to accept papers for review and then to work with authors toward final revision and publication.
Below are a list of special issues that I have completed, separate to my editing responsibilities at IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, where I served as an editor-in-chief between 2012 and 2017.
There is a 'background' to every special I've completed with co-guest editors whom I've greatly admired for their effort and example. With time I hope to post the contents of each of the specials with links back to online availability.
Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation (2006), Volume 24, Issue 4: The Social Implications of National Security, Edited by Katina Michael and M.G. Michael.
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research (2008), Volume 3, Issue 1: RFID and Supply Chain Management, Edited by Tim Coltman, Rajit Gadh, and Katina Michael.
Computer Communications (2008), Volume 31, Issue 6: Advanced Location-Based Services, Edited by Miguel A. Labrador, Katina Michael and Axel Küpper.
IEEE Technology & Society Magazine (2010), Volume 29, Number 2: Uberveillance, Edited by Katina Michael and M.G. Michael.
Proceedings of the IEEE (2010) - RFID- A Unique Radio Innovation for the 21st Century”, Volume 98, Issue 9, Edited by Rajit Gadh, George Roussos, Katina Michael and George Huang.
Journal of Cases in IT (2011), Volume 13, Number 2, The Social Implications of Emerging Technologies, Edited by Katina Michael, M.G. Michael and Roba Abbas.
IEEE Technology and Society Magazine (2011), Volume 30, Issue 2: The Social Implications of Emerging Technologies, Edited by Katina Michael and M.G. Michael.
Journal of Location-Based Services (2011), Volume 5, Issue 3-4: The social and behavioural implications of location-based services, Edited by Katina Michael and M.G. Michael.
Computer (2012), Big Data: Opportunities and Challenges, Volume 46, Number 6, Edited by Katina Michael and Keith Miller.
Electronic Commerce Research (2013), Service-Based Electronic Commerce Systems, Volume 13, Issue 2, Edited by Shiguo Lian, Xi Chen, and Katina Michael.
IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine (2015), Little Brother is Watching, Volume 4, Number 2, Edited by Katina Michael.
IEEE Potentials (2016), Unintended Consequences, Volume 35, Number 5, Edited by Ramona Pringle, Katina Michael and M.G. Michael.
IEEE Technology and Society Magazine (2018), Robots and Socio-Ethical Implications, Volume 37, Issue 1, Edited by Katina Michael, Diana Bowman, Meg Leta Jones, Ramona Pringle.
IEEE Robotics and Automation (2018), Socioethical Approaches to Robotics Development, Volume 25, Number 1, Edited by Noel Sharkey, Aimee van Wynsberghe, John C. Havens, Katina Michael.
Proceedings of the IEEE (2019), Machine Ethics: The Design and Governance of Ethical AI and Autonomous Systems, Volume 107, Issue 3, Alan Winfield, Katina Michael, Jeremy Pitt, Vanessa Evers.
Virtual RFID Journal (2018), Katina Michael, M.G. Michael, Roba Abbas, Anas Aloudat
Below is a gallery of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine issues that I have overseen between 2012-2017. I have also been responsible for more than a dozen special issue journals since 2008. In 2015, I took on the senior editor role at IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine. I have previously been a member of the Editorial Team in Elsevier's Computers & Security and Springer's Social Network Analysis and Mining, and presently also serve on the Ethics in Biology, Engineering and Medicine: An International Journal.
I owe a great deal of my early start in editing to Professor Narciso Cerpa formerly of UNSW and then Talca University in Chile, who begun the Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Research (JTAER) seeing it through to ISI entry. Narciso gave me a chance to be the Technical Editor of the journal for four years and I am indebted to him for his mentorship.
Here we are again at yet another Panel of Editors Conference for IEEE, this time in Montreal, Canada. In this large ballroom are IEEE staffers (nametags in yellow), and IEEE editor volunteers (nametags in white). Each day we begin by introducing ourselves, member by member from the front of the room to the back.
The talks this year have ranged greatly, from ScholarsOne training on day 1 (the submission system for IEEE), to towards on submission process improvements, improvements in system interfaces, improvements in email templates to authors and reviewers, educational materials to support new submitting authors, examples of good practice in editorship, the importance of the 5-year PRAC review, the characteristics of healthy publication outlets, break out sessions with Magazine, Journal and Transactions separation, and much much more. It is about the only time of the year, that people who work so hard to bring technical publications for the IEEE get to meet in the flesh. For me, as the Editor in Chief of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine and Senior Editor of IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, it is a chance to mingle with other editors to pick their brains and to suggest future joint specials. In a meeting just like this, 2 years ago, the seed was sown for this joint special with IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine. This year, I got to chat with Prof Saraju Mohanty and we've considered the possibility of several specials already, one on the much needed autonomous vehicle, and perhaps others related to one or more of the following areas: deep learning, resistive memory, neuromorphic computing and visual information recovery in IOT, and possibly the integration of nanotechnology and IS (e.g. mechatronics) each with respect to consumer electronics.
The below picture is a once a year possibility at POE. From left to right is myself, Terri Bookman (managing editor IEEE Technology and Society Magazine), Jessica Barragué (IEEE), and Craig Causer (managing editor IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine). I could not be surrounded by more beautiful people. For the last 6 years we have worked together to produce STC award winning Magazines for technical communications. It just goes to prove these days the act of editing is NOT a solo endeavour, just the contrary. Editing requires the collaboration of technical and non-technical people, each with their important contribution. Missing from the photograph are at least another 10 people who would complete the end-to-end process of editing-to-production. Feel very blessed to have been so supported by wonderful dedicated staffers.
The brilliant Terri Bookman (below right) has been editing IEEE Technology and Society which is now in its 36th year, 'forever'... well if I am not wrong for at least 2 decades... without her I would not have survived my editorship for two terms at the Magazine. Instead, Terri and I have tackled every issue with such complete harmony, helping each other to get things out even when workload times were tough. Terri acts with precision, is patient, and knows how to make works readable if they are deficient in any way. This year sees me editing T&S for the 6th year, beginning with a handover in December 2011 and initially mentored by the previous editor Professor Keith Miller.
Three issues to go, and I will be handing over the reins to the new editor. Emotional already, but I've had the time of my life growing the Magazine which has made a big impact in the IEEE global community. Last year we exactly doubled the number of individual entries in the Magazine, and almost doubled the number of citations. That is pretty exceptional when I consider we have a very limited page budget and only published about 25 peer reviewed papers per year, and the rest are commentaries, opinion pieces, leading edge pieces, columns like the Last Word, in the news, book reviews, editorials and guest editorials, Introductions to special issues, letters to the editor, President messages and more.
Source: Graphs above reported on Web of Science database and downloaded April 1, 2017.
Series Title: Emerging Technologies, Ethics and International Affairs
Series Editors: Steven Barel, Jai C. Galliott, Avery Plaw, Katina Michael
This series examines the crucial ethical, legal and public policy questions arising from or exacerbated by the design, development and eventual adoption of new technologies across all related fields, from education and engineering to medicine and military affairs. The books revolve around two key themes: Moral issues in research, engineering and design ¢ Ethical, legal and political/policy issues in the use and regulation of Technology This series encourages submission of cutting-edge research monographs and edited collections with a particular focus on forward-looking ideas concerning innovative or as yet undeveloped technologies. Whilst there is an expectation that authors will be well grounded in philosophy, law or political science, consideration will be given to future-orientated works that cross these disciplinary boundaries. The interdisciplinary nature of the series editorial team offers the best possible examination of works that address the ’ethical, legal and social’ implications of emerging technologies.
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Left to Right: SSIT Board Members Bobby and Lew Terman, Managing Editor Terri Bookman, Editor in Chief Katina Michael, President Greg Adamson at IEEE HQ in New Jersey
in New Jersey
to meet IEEE PRAC Committee for 5 year review of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine
I have been fortunate to have been an editor in varying capacities between 2005 and 2017.
The outlets I have previously edited for include:
2005-2010: Inaugural Technical Editor of the Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce (JTAER). Mentorship received by editor in chief Prof. Narciso Cerpa of the University of Talca.
2010-2012: Editor of Elsevier's Computers & Security (COSE). Mentorship received by academic editor Dimitris Gritzalis of Athens University of Economics & Business, and editor in chief Eugene H. Spafford of Purdue University.
2012-2017: Editor of Springer's Social Network and Mining Analysis (SNMA). Mentorship received by Professor Reda Alhajj of the University of Calgary.
2012-2017: Editor in Chief of the IEEE Technology and Society Magazine (T&S). Mentorship received by Past Editor in Chief Professor Keith Miller, at the time at the University of Illinois, Springfield, and the brilliant managing editor Ms Terri Bookman.
2015-Present: Senior Editor of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine (CEMAG). Mentorship received by Past Editor in Chief Professor Peter Corcoran of the University of Gallway, current Editor in Chief Professor Saraju Mohanty of the University of North Texas, and the brilliant managing editor Mr Craig Causer of the IEEE.
2016- Present: Associate Editor of Begell House's Ethics in Biology, Engineering and Medicine: An International Journal. Mentorship received by Editor in Chief Professor Subrata Saha of the University of Washington.