EiC Positions Electrical Insulation Magazine

, ,


The DEIS is seeking applicants for two positions as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Electrical Insulation Magazine (EIM). Applicants should be members of DEIS, and be willing and able to carry out the duties of Co-Editor-in-Chief (described below) from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2018.

Applications will be reviewed by the EIM Editors Search Committee, who will interview shortlisted candidates and then prepare a recommendation for consideration at the June 2015 meeting of the DEIS Administrative Committee (AdCom). The latest date for acceptance of a letter of interest is 28 February 2015.

Position Description of Co-Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine

The duties and responsibilities of each of the two co-editors are:


  1. 1. General responsibility for technical content and production of alternate issues (3 per year) of the bimonthly EIM, published by DEIS. Each co-editor is expected to be a member of DEIS, and to attend at least one AdCom meeting per year. In addition there is usually one meeting of all IEEE Editors per year, which the co-editors should attend.
  2. 2. Responsibility for soliciting and obtaining articles for the Magazine. Each co-editor is expected to attend at least one of the DEIS sponsored conferences http://www.deis.nrc.ca per year (expenses covered by DEIS) to enable solicitation of articles.
  3. 3. Responsibility for interacting with the company (FASS) producing the Magazine, contributing editors, associate editors, regional editors and editors of special issues.
  4. 4. Interfacing with authors for receipt of articles, editorial feedback, proof reading, etc.
  5. 5. Assigning articles for refereeing to reviewers/associate editors.
  6. 6. Editing articles and interfacing with FASS on production of the Magazine, including proof reading and layout.
  7. 7. Interfacing with advertisers’ representatives.
  8. 8. Writing editorials (usually for alternating issues) and obtaining guest editorials.
  9. 9. Interfacing with the DEIS treasurer on finances.
  10. 10. Soliciting information on the Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC) from the relevant contact person (EIC News and volunteer profiles)
  11. 11. Maintaining mailing lists for the Magazine
  12. 12. Interfacing with the DEIS Publications Chair on policy issues and status of the Magazine.

Further details may be obtained from the DEIS Vice-President (Administration), Paul Lewin (pll@ecs.soton.ac.uk). If you wish to be considered, please submit a letter of interest outlining your previous relevant experience, and future plans for the EIM, to Professor Lewin before 28 February 2015.