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IET launches new Open Access Journal – ‘IET Blockchain’

Showcasing the very best of engineering science, gold open access allows researchers to publish their most innovative and novel work in the knowledge that it will be accessible to anyone wishing to read it, cite it and re-use it.

IET Fellow and Professor Erwu Lui, who is also a member of the Alcatel-Lucent technical academy, and a member of the China Computer Federation has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the journal, along with Co-Editor-in-Chief My T. Thai, who is a UF Research Foundation Professor of Computer & Information Sciences & Engineering and Associate Director of Nelms Institute for the Connected World at the University of Florida.

Professor Erwu Liu said: “We’re honoured to serve as the Founding Editors-in-Chief of this new journal and look forward to making it the leading outlet for the blockchain research community. With the efforts and contributions from researchers around the world, we expect IET Blockchain to become one of the top places to publish cutting-edge research and latest achievements, to promote multi-disciplinary, unbounded digital innovations of the blockchain technology.

“With help from the IET, we have established a premier forum for exchanging ideas and showcasing innovations in blockchain research. We welcome authors to contribute and share any concerns or suggestions for improvements to it. With these contributions, it is our firm belief that IET Blockchain will be highly successful.”

Vincent Cassidy, Head of Academic Markets at the IET, added: “We are very pleased to announce the launch of our latest fully open access journal. Bringing together a team of world-class researchers, IET Blockchain will present the global view on this multidisciplinary field.  In our mission to ‘engineer a better world,’ we embrace the multi- and inter-disciplinary developments in science and research and we believe that IET Blockchain will be indispensable in the formation, collaboration and definition of this emerging research community.”

We are now accepting submissions for the inaugural issue of IET Blockchain. To find out more information, please visit:



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