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Welcome to the 13th Edition of the PSPB Quarterly Newsletter.

The IEEE PSPB Quarterly Newsletter was created to help you stay abreast of progress being made in the IEEE Publishing program.


Pilot program launched to offer the next generation of IEEE articles

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Part of a longer term strategy to offer IEEE content in a more interactive way, a prototype of the Next Generation IEEE Article is now available through the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. This new format allows the reader to access the content as an HTML-formatted web page and enables them to extract components of an article, such as figures, data tables, and mathematical equations.  It will also allow IEEE to mine and merge data from its articles with other information sources to create knowledge solutions. 

Key features include:

  • 60 second browse section: Lets the user quickly scan the key components of the article (abstract, keywords, figures, references, author information, and citations)
  • Floating navigation bar: Readily available on the right hand of the screen it's easy to move from section to section in any order that the reader chooses.
  • Information in context: Placing the cursor over a reference number or figure displays the related information or caption in a box right at the point in the text where it is mentioned.
  • LaTeX code:  Available behind the equations
  • Multimedia enhancements: Video or multimedia files are now easily accessed from a special tab in the "article at a glance" section. Articles from the IEEE Transactions on Robotics have the most examples.

In addition to sample conference proceeding articles, view examples of journal content from:

  • Proceedings of the IEEE
  • IEEE Magnetics Letters
  • IEEE Photonics Journals
  • IEEE Transactions on Robotics
  • IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics

You can help us gauge user satisfaction by completing the survey on the home pages of the sample publications currently available in the pilot program.


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New policy on IEEE authors posting accepted versions of their papers

A change in the IEEE PSPB Operations Manual now restricts authors from posting the final, published PDF version of their paper which has been incorporated into the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. The change in Section 8.1.9 now more clearly defines (PDF, 281.6 KB) which versions of authors' papers are available for their own reuse. The new IEEE policy still allows authors (and their employers) to post an accepted, peer-reviewed manuscript.


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IEEE wins four Neal Awards for IEEE Spectrum and

The American Business Media (ABM) trade association once again awarded IEEE with its prestigious Neal Awards. AMB has over 200 member companies which include companies like McGraw Hill, Dow Jones, Penton Media, and the IEEE. These member companies represent more than 100 million professionals and nearly 6,000 print and online titles. The following four awards were received earlier this month:

  • IEEE Spectrum for Best Subject-Related Series of Articles: "Antarctica: Life on the Ice" by Glenn Zorpette, Spectrum's Executive Editor. Zorpette also won a Grand Neal in 2007 for his special report entitled "Re-Engineering Iraq".
  • IEEE Spectrum Online for Best Website under the leadership of Harry Goldstein, Editorial Director, Digital.
  • IEEE Spectrum Online for Best Blogs: "Automation" by Erico Guizzo, senior associate editor and the Spectrum Web Team. Guizzo it should be noted made it as a finalist for Best Profile: "The Man Who Made a Copy of Himself" and Best Technical Content: "My Robot, Myself".
  •'s mobile version won for "Best Use of Mobile" under the leadership of Mark David, Manager of Member Product Management on the MGA Team.

The winners were selected from 123 finalists that were chosen from more than 660 entries Congratulations. Americanlawyer, Engineering-News Record, Builder, Farm Journal Media,,, Aviation Week, and Dow Jones Corporate Markets were just a sample of competitors.


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Thoughts and prayers for Japan

To IEEE members, friends and colleagues, and their loved ones who have been affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami, IEEE expresses our heartfelt concern and sympathy. All IEEE members have been urged to support recovery and rebuilding efforts in Japan through reputable public charities. IEEE Spectrum Online created a special section on the disaster that went live the Monday after the disaster which will provide continuing news and analysis in the aftermath of the earthquake in Japan. 


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