Publications Committee

The Publications Committee shall consist of the Senior Past-President, who will serve as Chair and Vice-President of Publications, the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (the Transactions), the Executive Editor of the Transactions, the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal on Selected Areas in Information Theory (the Journal), the Chair of the Steering Committee of the Journal, and the Editor-in-Chief of the Newsletter. The Committee shall advise the Board on the overall publications policies for the Society and shall serve, as needed, in an advisory capacity to the editors of Society publications on matters of policy that transcend individual publications.

Subsection A) Transactions Editors: The term of office of the Transactions Editor-in-Chief and the Transactions Executive Editor shall be eighteen months. At the end of a term of office, the Transactions Executive Editor shall assume the office of the Transactions

Editor-in-Chief. Following an open call issued by the Society at least six months prior to the end of a term of office, a new Transactions Executive Editor shall be nominated by the Nominations and Appointments Committee in consultation with the present Transactions Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor. The nominee shall be appointed with approval of the Board. The outgoing Transactions Editor-in-Chief is not eligible for immediate reappointment as Transactions Executive Editor. Both the Transactions Editor-in-Chief and Transactions Executive Editor shall be voting members of the Board. Transactions Associate Editors are appointed by the Transactions Editor-in-Chief, subject to the approval of the Board. The Transactions Editor-in-Chief may appoint an Executive Editorial Board for the term of his or her tenure, which shall serve as an advisory body.

Subsection B) Journal Steering Committee and Editor-in-Chief: The Steering Committee of the Journal shall consist of four members, serving in staggered non-renewable four-year terms. Appointments to the Steering Committee shall be made by the Nominations and Appointments Committee in consultation with the current Steering Committee members. The Chair of the Steering Committee shall be appointed by Steering Committee members and must have served for at least one year as a committee member prior to being appointed Chair. In the event that the Steering Committee is unable to select a Chair, the Chair shall be selected by the Publications Committee.

The term of office of the Journal Editor-in-Chief shall be three years. At least six months prior to the end of a term of office, the Society shall issue an open call for a new Journal Editor-in-Chief. The Journal Editor-in-Chief shall be nominated by the Steering Committee of the Journal and appointed by the Board. The outgoing Journal Editor-in-Chief is not eligible for immediate re-appointment as Journal Editor-in-Chief. The Journal Editor-in-Chief shall be a voting member of the Board. Journal Senior Editors are appointed by the Journal Editor-in-Chief, subject to the approval of the Steering Committee of the Journal.

Subsection C) Newsletter Editor: The term of office of the Newsletter Editor shall be three years. The Newsletter Editor shall be appointed by the Board, upon nomination by the Society President.

Members By Year

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2021 Members
Editor-in-Chief, until Jun 30, 2021
Executive Editor, until Jun 30, 2021
JSAIT Editor-in-Chief, until Dec 31, 2022
Vice-President of Publications, until Dec 31, 2021
Ex-Officio, until Dec 31, 2023
Ex-Officio, until Dec 31, 2022
Ex-Officio, until Dec 31, 2021
Newsletter Editor, until Dec 31, 2023