Call for Nominations for EDL Editor-in-Chief

Since 1980, the IEEE Electron Device Letters (EDL) has been a flagship publication of the IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS). EDL publishes original and significant contributions relating to the theory, modeling, design, performance and reliability of electron and ion integrated circuit devices and interconnects, involving insulators, metals, organic materials, micro-plasmas, semiconductors, quantum-effect structures, vacuum devices, and emerging materials with applications in bioelectronics, biomedical electronics, computation, communications, displays, microelectromechanics, imaging, micro-actuators, nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, photovoltaics, power ICs and micro-sensors. EDL offers a forum for rapid dissemination of significant original research with an average publishing cycle time 7 weeks.

We invite nominations for the position of Editor-in-Chief (EiC) for EDL for a 3-year term beginning in the second half of 2015. The EiC’s duties include appointing Editors to serve across the scope of the journal; supervising the operations of the journal through ScholarOne Manuscripts with the assistance of the EDS publications staff; monitoring the quality and timeliness of publications; and leading development to strengthen the journal.

Criteria for the Nominees:

  • Ability and motivation to spend sufficient time on the job;
  • Demonstrated competence in at least one of the disciplines included in the EDS field of interest;
  • Formal support from the institution for which the nominee works (waived if self-employed);
  • Has served or currently is serving on one of the editorial boards of EDL, T-ED (the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices), or J-EDS (the IEEE Journal of the Electron Devices Society);
  • Suitable temperament (ability to work at all levels: editorial boards, IEEE/EDS staff, volunteers, authors, reviewers, officers, etc.) and judgment;
  • Be a member of EDS;
  • Other desirable qualifications include leadership experience, integrity and ethical standards, organizational and management skills, and a vision for moving the journal to a new level of excellence.

Requirement for Nominations:

  • A brief IEEE-style biography (up to 250 words) of the nominee;
  • A complete CV and list-of-publications of the nominee;
  • A brief statement from the nominator on nominee’s qualification and how the nominee meets the criteria listed above;
  • A letter from nominee’s employer indicating support for the EiC activity;
  • Endorsement from two EDS members on the nomination;
  • Optionally, a statement (up to 500 words) from the nominee on his/her vision for the journal.

Please email the nomination materials to: Marlene James ( by April 30, 2015.

Bin Zhao
VP of Publications and Product
IEEE Electron Devices Society