Internationally recognised experts to take editorial responsibility for IET open access publication.
The IET has announced the appointment of eight new section editors for The Journal of Engineering – the first ever ‘open access’ publication provided by an engineering, not-for-profit publisher.
The internationally recognised section editors will take editorial responsibility for the publication. All eight are experts in their fields and come from engineering areas that reflect the journal’s anticipated subject range.
* Professor Jan Van der Speigel, Uni. Pennsylvania (Electrical and Electronic Engineering);
* Professor J.P. Davim, University of Aveiro (Mechanical Engineering);
* Professor Kai Strunz, TU Berlin (Energy Engineering);
* Professor Haixia (Alice) Zhang, Peking University (Micro and Nanotechnology);
* Professor Michael E Fitzpatrick, Open University (Materials Engineering);
* Professor Jun Ohta, NAIST (Biomedical Engineering);
* Professor Paul Krause, University of Surrey (Computing and Software);
* Professor Rahim F. Benekohal, University of Illinois (Civil Engineering).
The Article Processing Charges (APCs) that will be paid by those publishing articles have also been confirmed.
Researchers whose papers are accepted for publication in The Journal of Engineering, or who wish to be published open access in an existing IET journal, will pay an APC of $1,150 – a one-off payment, with no hidden extras, regardless of the length of the article.
Waivers will be available for researchers in developing countries, determined using the criteria set by Research4Life, which provides free or low-cost access to scientific journals, books and databases for scientists, practitioners, students and faculty in the developing world. Researchers in other territories who can demonstrate a genuine need will also be considered for waivers.
There will also be a 15% discount available for IET members.
Daniel Smith, the IET’s head of academic publishing, said: “Announcing our APC and confirming the eight section editors is another significant step as we move towards the launch of The Journal of Engineering. We are delighted to have engaged such a prestigious and international team.
“We have set our APC after a detailed and careful analysis of the market, at a level we believe is appropriate and will ensure the engineering content the IET publishes is made available to a wide audience.”
The Journal of Engineering was first announced in 2012, and is set to start publishing in Q2 2013.
For more information, please visit: www.thejournalofengineering.org.