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!