Call for nominations: Editor-in-chief, IIE Transactions

On behalf of the IIE Board of Trustees, this is a call for nominations for the position of editor-in-chief of IIE Transactions. This position is a four-year, non-renewable term beginning Jan. 1, 2013.

IIE Transactions is a refereed journal that publishes original, high-quality papers on a wide range of topics of interest to industrial engineers. It publishes papers with a strong methodological focus motivated by real problems that impact engineering practice and research. The journal publishes research motivated by critical and complex engineering problems that arise in a wide variety of domains including service, public policy, healthcare, security, biotechnology, transportation and others. Papers that integrate industrial engineering with other disciplines including statistics, other engineering disciplines, computer science, biological science and operations research are published. The journal is composed of the following four focus issues and is published monthly:

  1. Design and Manufacturing
  2. Operations Engineering and Analysis
  3. Quality and Reliability Engineering
  4. Scheduling and Logistics

Editor-in-chief responsibilities

The editor-in-chief is responsible for the technical content and direction of IIE Transactions, oversight of the publication process of the journal, management of the IIE Transactions best papers awards, and enhancing the visibility and prestige of IIE Transactions. Responsibilities include overall coordination and processing of submissions, reviews, and final copy for the journal's focused issues; tracking of manuscripts from final copy to publication; coordination and notification of the awardees for best papers in IIE Transactions each year; and preparation and writing of the monthly "Executive Summaries" department for the IE magazine.

The editor-in-chief will be assisted by focused-issue editors, special-issue editors, and department editors. The position is a voluntary position and a salary is not provided; however, the publisher provides a stipend to carry out editorial functions.

Editor-in-chief qualifications

Qualifications for the editor-in-chief of IIE Transactions include:

  • Membership in IIE.
  • A demonstrated interest in the broad topics covered by the focused issues.
  • A demonstrated record of research, scholarship and application in one or more of the topical areas covered by the journal.
  • Prior editorial experience, dedication and enthusiasm for IIE and its journals.
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently manage the editorial process.

Further information about the journal can be obtained at the IIE Transactions home page:

Nominations should include a resume of individual qualifications with experience that includes industrial engineering research and research administration. Self-nominations are encouraged. Nominations will be accepted until Oct. 1, 2012.

Please send nominations to:

Donna Calvert
Chief Operating Officer
Institute of Industrial Engineers
3577 Parkway Lane
Suite 200
Norcross, GA 30092

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