Article Submission Types

There are FOUR (4) article submission types for IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society. These include:

  1. Original Research (regular) - 10 pages

  2. Original Research (short) - 6 pages

  3. Original Research (brief) - 2 pages

  4. Original Research (invited) - 10 pages

Each one of these article types will now be described in more detail.

Original Research-Regular

An article that using the IEEE Transactions template may be up to 10 pages, inclusive of content, references, acknowledgements, biographies, images and tables.

Note: Authors can write up to an additional 10 pages but will incur a page charge of $200 per page, beginning with page number 11 and ending with page number 20 as a maximum total. Authors may wish to pay a voluntary page charge of $110 to support the Transactions.

Original Research-Short

An article that using the IEEE Transactions template may be up to 6 pages, inclusive of content, references, acknowledgements, biographies, images and tables.

Note: Authors can write up to an additional 4 pages but will incur a page charge of $200 per page, beginning with page number 7 and ending with page number 10 as a maximum total. Authors may wish to pay a voluntary page charge of $110 to support the Transactions.

Original Research-Brief

An article that using the IEEE Transactions template may be up to 2 pages, inclusive of content, references, acknowledgements, biographies, images and tables.

Note: Authors can write up to an additional 2 pages but will incur a page charge of $200 per page, beginning with page number 3 and ending with page number 4 as a maximum total. Authors may wish to pay a voluntary page charge of $110 to support the Transactions.

Original Research-Invited

An article that using the IEEE Transactions template may be up to 10 pages, inclusive of content, references, acknowledgements, biographies, images and tables.

Note: Authors can write up to an additional 10 pages but will incur a page charge of $200 per page, beginning with page number 11 and ending with page number 20 as a maximum total. Authors may wish to pay a voluntary page charge of $110 to support the Transactions.

Original Research–Open Access

An open access paper is a peer reviewed paper that may be original research of type: "Regular”, “Short”, “Brief” or “Invited”. Authors will only be able to designate their paper as an “open access” at the point that FINAL FILES are received at the IEEE Author Gateway in Manuscript Central. Open access MUST be stipulated, if that is what the authors desire, prior to the final proofing stage. The open access fee is $2000 US dollars and is a “per article” fee.

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The IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society publishes research papers on the interactions among technology, science, and society; on the impact of such interactions on individuals and society; and on the ethical, professional and social responsibility in the practice of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The publication also provides a forum for open discussion of resulting issues.

More generally, IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society publishes to complement the technological areas within the field of interest (FOI) of the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT). Its FOI involves understanding the interaction between technology, science, and society, its impact on individuals and society, professional and social responsibility in the practice of STEM, and open discussion of the resulting issues. Within this scope, the transactions covers a broad range of topics in such areas as energy, information and communication, health and safety, life sciences, economic issues, engineering education, environmental implications, and social effects of emerging technologies and innovations. It  also addresses issues surrounding professional practice and responsibility, regulation and public policy, technology and the future of work, philosophy of technology, engineering and biotechnical ethics, and sustainability. The transactions communicates to a wide array of readers from multiple disciplines involved in the societal impact of technology. It  is multidisciplinary with joint perspectives from individuals such as engineers, scientists, technologists, ethicists, public policy experts, lawyers, health practitioners, economists, and sociologists. It offers technical in-depth papers of original work as well as review, survey, and tutorial papers targeted at technically knowledgeable readers who are not necessarily specialists in the subjects being treated. Emphasis is on high quality research and empirical studies, applications and technological issues, and theoretical arguments supported by evidence or proof.


SSIT currently has a quarterly publication, IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, published since January of 1982. The editors of the SSIT magazine have published quality technical articles covering a broad range of technical areas at the forefront of technology. Although the magazine accommodates general articles, there is a need to have a home to host highly developed research that makes major contributions to theory and practice in the social implications of technologies. Having a SSIT-related, transactions-level publication will provide an additional dynamic venue to publish and communicate in-depth, multidisciplinary, high quality technical work on global developments and challenges resulting from the interaction of technology and society.

Authors publishing in these transactions would apply existing theoretical frameworks in new ways, develop new theoretical and methodological approaches to studying the interplay of technology and society, or use innovative data collection techniques from qualitative and quantitative realms to provide strong empirical evidence.

Traditional IEEE transaction/journal publications focus on specific technical areas indigenous to a specific IEEE society or organizational unit. However, the scope of SSIT transcends most if not all technical areas. The cross-cutting theme of “technology and society” is a universally understood theme that encompasses the societal aspects of all engineering and technology disciplines as well as interests within IEEE.

The new publication would appeal to both IEEE and non-IEEE members and constituencies because of its multi-, inter- and trans-disciplinary focus. Authors publishing in the proposed Transactions could present new theoretical and methodological approaches to the interplay of technology and society. They could also present innovative data collection techniques from qualitative and quantitative realms as empirical evidence for their theses. Hence, a technology and society transactions-level publication would provide a dynamic new home within IEEE to publish and communicate in-depth, high quality, multidisciplinary research in the technology and society space.

Few papers published in other IEEE publications that fall within the scope of this proposal would have the research focus, depth, and detail related to society and humanity. Technical papers submitted in these publications may touch on technology and society matters, but only in a very peripheral way by emphasizing technical matters without extrapolating related research on social implications. The proposed Transactions would fill the vacuum that currently exists within IEEE. SSIT expects the proposed Transactions to become IEEE’s premiere technology and society (T&S) research publication appealing to IEEE members and related global communities.

Market Survey Results


The purpose of the IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society New Transactions Survey was to assess interest in a new Transactions.


5,093 Members of the IEEE (including 1,093 members of the IEEE Society on the Social Implications of Technology, and 4,000 randomly sampled IEEE members) were surveyed using a self-administered, online questionnaire. The survey was conducted by IEEE Strategic Research.


  • Half of all respondents were likely to read this Transactions.

  • A vast majority of respondents stated that this Transactions is a good fit for Xplore.

  • 85% of the respondents believe the new publication is a good fit for Xplore.

  • 50% of respondents would read the new publication

  • 23% were likely to submit at least one paper per year to the new transactions. 

  • 77% of respondents believed that the subject matter would still be important in ten years.

  • 77% of respondents indicated that the subject matter was intellectually interesting to them personally.

  • 58% indicated the journal would be useful to them personally.

Response Rate

  • Clearly, the IEEE readership is highly interested in this periodical. The response to the survey was approximately 11%, a relatively high response rate, suggesting a certain “excitement” for the publication as it cross-cuts the interests of many IEEE members, regardless of their specialized interest or society member

  • Overall, 83% of the respondents thought the subject matter is growing and 78% believe the subject matter will still be important in ten years.

Thanks for the New Journal Marketing Analysis document, which was prepared by Krista Thom, IEEE Product Management, on June 1st, 2018.

Periodical Oversight and Structure

The IEEE SSIT has a designated role for oversight on periodicals. Professor John Impagliazzo currently serves as the Vice President of Publications for SSIT. Dr. Impagliazzo has a wealth of publications experience on several high-profile computing publications. He regularly provides updates to the Board of Governors at SSIT monthly meetings regarding progress of the Society’s periodicals.

A strong team of internationally renowned researchers and practitioners, members of NGOs, as well as not-for-profit and for-profit organizations, institutes and centers have volunteered to serve in a variety of capacities for the IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society. Membership involvement occurs in three areas:

o   Steering Committee

o   Editorial Board

o   Publication Board

Nominations for the position of steering committee chair and publication board chair will happen in early 2019.

 The founding editor-in-chief has nominated candidates for the three governing areas based on their involvement with this proposal, their interests in thematic areas of technology and society, their involvement in past IEEE SSIT international events and symposia, and their reputable profile within IEEE. In all, the founding EIC has approached more than six-dozen experts to participate; all have consented to engage in one of these three areas.

Although three separate committees and boards exist on the editorial side of the proposed Transactions, the SSIT publications vice president (John Impagliazzo) and the founding editor-in-chief (Katina Michael) will maintain and ongoing link between them. Several members of each committee have dual roles, based on personal preferences; they will also function as a link and reporting mechanism between the groups. While the steering committee will focus on the strategic direction of the transactions, the publication committee will establish the proposed Transactions’ manuscript submission rules; and the editorial board will focus on operational day-to-day tasks in the review of manuscripts and maintaining the quality of the publication. The interaction of the periodical oversight process is illustrated below (graphic coming).

Steering Committee

The role of the steering committee is to provide support, guidance and oversight on the progress of the proposed Transactions. Members of the steering committee will not have day-to-day involvement in running tasks of the proposed Transactions. However, they will be critical in providing strategic direction for the publication. The steering committee will oversee the progress in the reaching of the main vision and mission of the proposed Transactions. The steering committee will also facilitate global collaboration among participants, including the editorial board at large, the publications board, as well as other members and non-members of IEEE SSIT.

The steering committee will have formal semiannual teleconference meetings and will also engage in ad hoc brainstorming sessions using collaborative tools. Members of the steering committee will attract paper submissions through their own respective channels and networks, but more importantly, they will steer the proposed Transactions toward critical areas of concern that require addressing in the domain of technology and society of the day.

 The composition of the steering committee consists of individuals who have been longtime members of IEEE SSIT, including Michael Loui, Jeff Robbin, Ronald Kline, and Stephen Unger. Members from other IEEE organizational units include Subrata Saha (EMBS), Takoi Hamrita (WIE), and John C. Havens (Standards). In addition, influential academics (e.g., Nature writer Andrew Maynard), practitioners (e.g., SIMBUS360’s Rebecca Herold), institute leads (e.g., Susan Halford, director of the Web Science Institute), center leads (e.g., Daniel Sarewitz of the Centre for Science Policy Outcomes), and former government representatives (e.g., Ann Cavoukian, the Privacy and Information Commissioner for Ontario). Additionally, there are two well-known journalists on the steering committee who report on new media and emerging technologies in the press; they are Ramona Pringle (CNBC/ Ryerson University) and Peter Asaro (New School University). With such a dynamic background, the steering committee is in an excellent position to maintain the currency of the proposed Transactions, to prioritize themes in which the editorial board can call for papers, and to ensure relevant coverage of current research in the field where technology and society meet.

Editorial Board

Table X (forthcoming) contains a list of editorial board members that have consented to serve in the proposed Transactions for a period of three years. It is the role of the editor-in-chief to distribute tasks to co-editors, and then for co-editors to distribute tasks to associate editors, who will then find adequate reviewers who have the technical qualifications and expertise to provide an assessment on the submitted manuscript. In this manner the structure of the editorial board is hierarchical. Furthermore, each manuscript will undergo three reviews before the editorial board makes a judgement on the manuscript.

The manuscript submission system known as Manuscript Central encapsulates the end-to-end workflow between the editor-in-chief, the co-editors, the associate editors, and the external reviewers. All actions of individuals in this workflow are auditable. For example, the system archives all correspondence between reviewers and associate editors as well as advice from co-editors to the editor-in-chief regarding acceptance, revision, or rejection of a manuscript. Manuscripts submitted to the Manuscript Central portal undergo some basic desk review to establish whether the manuscript meets requirements. If the manuscript is out of scope, poorly written, or does not adhere to the IEEE referencing schema, the administrator (i.e., one of the co-editors) will notify the author(s).

The editorial board provides expert advice on content, which is the reason for the identified thirty members. The breadth of technology and society issues spans across the five pillars of IEEE SSIT, consisting of sustainable development; ethics/human values; universal access; societal impacts; and protecting the planet. We have deliberately identified subject matter experts who are also able to attract new authors and encourage submissions via their immediate networks. Furthermore, we do not expect members of the editorial board to do paper reviews unless they wish to do so in cases where their own expertise may be a direct match.

Some of the members of the editorial board have had long careers as editors in major publication outlets both within and outside IEEE; others have been longtime reviewers or guest editors of major publications. The proposed Transactions on Technology and Society has attracted them to this endeavor, given their own interests and research areas. The founding editor-in-chief expects to create opportunities for those members on the editorial board who are early in their careers to have mentors selected from academics and practitioners who have had a long history of editing and publication experience. For example, six past presidents of IEEE SSIT are on the editorial board; they can provide deep experience and convey invaluable knowledge to others who are ready to undertake higher challenges as their career welcomes.

One can see diversity in discipline on the editorial board. This board also displays many vast experiences of collaboration with technical projects. For example, Professor Susan Dodds of the University of New South Wales is a philosopher who has been working closely with specialists in the field of nanotechnology, new materials, soft robotics, and exoskeletons for the past twenty years. Professor Eleni Kosta of Tilburg University has been looking at the interplay of technology and society for fifteen years and she has written full-length peer-reviewed papers with cyberneticists. Professor Kathleen Richardson who is an anthropologist has worked alongside roboticists on EU-wide grant schemes to do with autism and robotics support, and co-authored outputs in technical outlets like IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine with mechanical and mechatronic engineers.

Geographically this editorial board covers the ten regions identified by IEEE. Additionally, there are four vacant associate editor roles to be determined from other societies that have entered or plan to enter into technical co-sponsorship agreements. One co-editor role remains unfilled. There is some expectation that most of these positions will come from representatives in IEEE Region 9.

Publication Board

The publication board serves as an at-large editorial advisory board. Each member of this board is an expert in matters pertaining to technology and society and has had heavy engagement with editorial boards in the past. The publication board will be establishing guidelines for the submission of manuscripts and identifying the types of papers (i.e., short, brief, regular) authors can submit. The publication board will also become active in inviting targeted authors to submit seminal work to the proposed Transactions. The following table contains a list of publication board members that have consented to serve the proposed Transactions for a period of three years. Many of these members are affiliated with annual events, like Professor Carolyn McGregor in the IEEE Life Sciences Conference (LSC).

 The publications board will also be responsible for working out specific details with ad hoc conferences, workshops and symposia to garner the feasibility of peer-reviewed papers stemming from ideas in presentations or proceedings of these conferences. Guidelines for the submission of papers that incorporate conference proceedings will be in line with those stipulated by IEEE, but the publications board may have to adjudicate cases in question. The publications chair (TBD) may also liaise with IEEE in the latest innovation processes for publication, including the J1/C2 model, open access mechanisms, and the potential for primary datasets and audiovisual content to accompany IEEE Xplore digital papers. On an ad hoc basis, the founding editor-in-chief may confer with the publication board on matters of plagiarism, immediate desk rejects, and opinions sought on anomalous cases to do with authorship or suspected academic misconduct. The publications board will also consider requests for future schedule changes or page counts regarding the proposed Transactions.

 The publication board plans to attract content of a high-caliber from prospective authors. All members of the publication board have published some of their work in the IEEE Technology and Society Magazine. Almost all publication board members have attended IEEE events including the International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS). Renowned researchers like Professors Joe Herkert, Keith W. Miller and Ronald Kline have previously been the editor-in-chief of SSIT’s magazine and they maintain a wealth of prior experience on the publication board. Dr Michael Eldred and Joe Carvalko have served as associate editors of the magazine in the past.

Sponsoring Societies

The IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society will be an Electronic (IEEE Xplore Delivery) only publication. No print copies will be produced.

  • IEEE Society on the Social Implications of Technology

  • IEEE Communication Society (2017 February 10)

  • IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (2017 February 20)

  • IEEE Computer Society (2017 June 25)

  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (2017 June 25)

Editor Selection and Defined Term Restrictions

Before embarking on a transactions publication in the society and technology domain, the leaders of SSIT and its Board of Governors were delighted to learn that Katina Michael was interested in becoming the founding editor-in-chief (EIC) of the proposed Transactions. Dr. Michael is highly respected internationally as an extremely competent individual on technology and society issues, and she regularly appears as an expert witness for Australian Senate hearings; she has given more than 250 television, radio and newspaper interviews. She is also qualified in information technology, national security and the law, and has received awards for national competitive grants. She has worked for six years previously for Nortel Network as a telecommunications engineer and for United Technologies and Andersen Consulting as a systems analyst. Her outstanding work as EIC of the IEEE Technology and Society Magazine (2011-2016) is testimony to that understanding. Hence, she became the designated EIC for the Transactions. SSIT expects her to serve a three-year term starting in 2020.

The fixed term limit for the editor-in-chief is three years with an option for reappointment after the first term for a period of the same duration. That is, any editor-in-chief can serve between three and six years based on the approval from the SSIT publications board and its board of governors at large. An editor-in-chief who has served more than one term, may provide the vice president for publications with a twelve-month written notice of their resignation to allow for a new EIC global search. However, editors generally complete their terms, unless serious circumstances prevail. After a period of absence (i.e., a minimum of three years), editors may return for a second period of service.

New Editor Search Procedure

When SSIT seeks a new editor-in-chief, SSIT appoints an ad hoc search committee chaired by the vice president of the SSIT publications committee. The committee places announcements in various IEEE publications and other relevant venues; the search committee reviews all applicants and it interviews the leading candidates. The search committee presents a ranked list of acceptable candidates to SSIT’s board of governors from which they make a final selection.

The selection process for EIC is as follows:

(a)   The SSIT publications board circulates a call for expressions of interest for the role of EIC in the proposed Transactions itself, in the IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, in the IEEE SSIT Newsletter, on the IEEESSIT web site, and on available social media applications. SSIT would strongly encourage current co-editors of the proposed Transactions to apply.

(b)  SSIT may approach additional individuals and encourage them to apply for the role of EIC, depending on the number of applicants who have submitted by the advertised deadline.

(c)   SSIT does the selection by an independent panel formed usually by members of the Board of Governors. The EIC selection panel must involve at least three people. This panel:

                        i.         Receives CVs and a two-page EIC statement covering several selection criteria

                       ii.         Reviews and shortlists CVs

                     iii.         Conducts in depth interviews via teleconference (lasting for about an hour) with each shortlisted applicant with pertinent questions about prior experience, what the prospective EIC brings with them to the role in terms of skillset, areas for improvement, topics to address, and the general future direction of the publication.

The composition of committees and boards of the Transactions allows for succession planning. As before, SSIT encourages co-editors and experienced associate editors to apply for the position of EIC. Co-editors and associate editors alike should receive much opportunity to lead special issue/section calls for papers and to ensure the assemblage of important thematic areas that need addressing in the proposed Transactions. Future EICs must be a member of SSIT, should understand the role of the co-editor, and the importance of accurate and detailed technical reviews. SSIT encourages external candidates to apply for the EIC position if they have adequate and commensurate experience in other serious technology and society-related publications and are willing to become IEEE members. In transitioning between editor-in-chiefs, the outgoing EIC should welcome the incoming EIC, especially with respect to the electronic submission process. This process begins in the preceding year/final issue that the incumbent EIC vacates his/her position.

The EIC recommends co-editors and associate editors and the SSIT publications committee appoints the candidates. Generally, the term of a co-editor and an associate editor is typically three years, with a further re-election of three years based on performance. Strategically, the EIC will focus on a mix of co-editors and associate editors with differing skillsets and backgrounds who come from academia, industry, and government, and who are representative of gender and IEEE region diversity. SSIT will use various means for identifying candidates for associate editor such as word of mouth, advertising in a variety of outlets (e.g., the IEEE SSIT Newsletter), and postings on the website.

Founding Editor in Chief Identification and Background

SSIT has designated Prof. Dr. Katina Michael as the Founding Editor-in-Chief of this publication. She has many years of experience in fulfilling this role. The following subsections support this designation.


Dr. Katina Michael is a full professor in the School of Computing and Information Technology at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia. Until recently she was the Associate Dean–International in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences. Katina was formerly the long-standing IEEE Technology and Society Magazine editor-in-chief (2012-2017); presently she is an IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine senior editor.

Since 2008 she has been a board member of the Australian Privacy Foundation and formerly its vice-chair. She was also active as a member of the Consumers Federation of Australia until 2016, representing consumers in the formation of DNA investigative forensic standards in Australia. Michael researches on the socio-ethical implications of emerging technologies. She has written and edited six books, guest edited numerous special issue journals on themes related to radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags, supply chain management, location-based services, innovation, and surveillance. In 2017, Katina received the prestigious Brian M. O'Connell Award for Distinguished Service from the IEEE Society on the Social Implications of Technology (SSIT). She has previously program chaired two International Symposia on Technology and Society (in 2010 on emerging technologies and in 2013 on wearable computing). She also is the annual convener of the Social Implications of National Security workshop series focusing on emerging technologies, now in its eleventh year.

Early and Guest Edited Special Issues

Dr. Michael has been responsible for more than a dozen special issue journals since 2008, among them two special issues in the Proceedings of the IEEE (i.e. 2010 on RFID, and 2018 on robotics). In 2015, she took on the senior editor role at IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine. She was previously a member of the editorial team for Elsevier's Computers & Security and Springer's Social Network Analysis and Mining journals. Currently, she serves on the editorial board of the journal, Ethics in Biology, Engineering and Medicine.

Dr. Michael has dedicated a great deal of time to special issues in her research interest areas. Below is a list of special issues that she has completed, separate from her editing responsibilities for the IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, where she served as EIC for six years.

  • §  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.

Dr. Michael has been an editor in varying capacities from 2005 to present. Some outlets for whom she has previously edited include the following.

  • §  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 Sub

Additionally, Dr. Michael has been part of an ongoing series of special issues with three other colleagues. The series, titled “Emerging Technologies, Ethics and International Affairs,” 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 and ethical, legal and political/policy issues in the use and regulation of technology This series encourages submission of innovative research monographs and edited collections with a focus on forward-looking ideas concerning innovative or yet undeveloped technologies. While there is an expectation that authors be well grounded in philosophy, law or political science, editors consider 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.


From the above, Dr. Katina Michael possesses the experience, the characteristics, and the attributes needed to launch and to become the founding editor-in-chief of the proposed IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society. SSIT fully endorses her commitment to this endeavor as its final decision.

Alternate Publications Outlets

If your paper is not accepted to IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society, we recommend a number of other avenues for peer reviewed assessment.

First and foremost, please take on board reviewer suggestions, before you resubmit your paper in another publication outlet.

Second, you can use the IEEE Recommender system to see what other publications outlets within IEEE are relevant to your paper’s topic. Search here:

IEEE Alternate Publications

For example, searching the topic “Social Implications of Technology” will give you a number of alternate IEEE outlets:

1. Technology and Society Magazine, IEEE

2. Computational Social Systems, IEEE Transactions on

3. MultiMedia, IEEE

4. Potentials, IEEE

5. Internet Computing, IEEE

6. Consumer Electronics Magazine, IEEE

7. Intelligent Systems, IEEE

8. Pervasive Computing, IEEE

9. Engineering Management, IEEE Transactions on

10. Professional Communication, IEEE Transactions on

Alternate IEEE periodicals that authors can consider publication in.

Alternate non-IEEE Publications Outlet

  1. Science, Technology & Human Values, STHV, SAGE, Bi-monthly

  2. Telematics and Informatics, TI, Springer, Quarterly

  3. Information, Communication & Society, ICS, Taylor & Francis, Monthly

  4. Science & Engineering Ethics, SEE, Springer, Bi-monthly

  5. The Information Society, TIS, Taylor & Francis, 5 issues

  6. Information Technology and People, ITP, Emerald, Quarterly

  7. Technology in Society, TiS, Springer, Quarterly

  8. Ethics and Information Technology, ETI, Springer, Quarterly

  9. Science, Technology & Society, STS, SAGE, Quarterly

  10. Technology & Culture, T&C, JHU, Quarterly

  11. Computers and Society, C&S, ACM, Quarterly

  12. International Journal of Technoethics, IJT, IGI, Semi-annual

  13. Bulletin of Science, Technology, and Society, BSTS, SAGE, Quarterly

Audiences to Approach for Article Submission

IEEE audiences are often cross-disciplinary or multidisciplinary. Below are a representative list of conferences, symposia, workshops and events where work can be solicited

  • International Symposium on Technology and Society, ISTAS, Conference, Annual

  • IEEE Norbert Wiener, IEEE-Norbert, Conference, Annual

  • IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science and Technology, IEEE-ETHICS, Conference, Biennial

  • IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, GHTC, Conference, Annual

  • The Social Implications of National Security (Emerging Technologies Conference) SINS Workshop Annual

  • Computer Ethics: Philosophical Enquiry / Ethical Computing CEPE/ETHICOMP Conference Annual

  • Forum on Philosophy, Engineering and Technology, fPET, Conference, Annual

  • International Conference on Ethics in Biology, Engineering & Medicine, ICEBEM Conference Biennial

  • Governance of Emerging Technologies & Science:

  • Law, Policy and Ethics, GETS, Conference Annual

  • Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication CATAC Conference Biannual

  • WeRobot, Workshop, Annual

  • Symposium on the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Emerging Military Technologies PREM, Workshop, Annual