Best practice for organizing Special Sections (SS) in IEEE JESTIE

  1. There should be preferably two and maximum three Guest Editors (GEs). GEs should be all experts on the subject-area and should preferably be from different countries. More than one GE from the same university is discouraged. All GEs should individually confirm the EIC that they agree to organize the SS proposed. One of the GEs, who has enough prior-experience as an AE will do all communications with the EIC.
  2. The responsibility of organizing the SS is equal for all the GEs and it is not divided between them. All GEs are 100% responsible for taking any decision on any manuscript. All GEs are equally congratulated for the success of the SS.
  3. When submitting the proposal, the GEs should select an area that is EMERGING and having great potential (that is within the scope of JESTIE) and prepare the proposal in the prescribed format available from the EIC. SS should be on a focused area of research. SS out of a conference is not encouraged.
  4. When submitting the proposal, GE should submit also CVs of all GEs (maximum 5 page pdf-file for each GE, highlighting GE’s expertise in the proposed area of SS) and a list of reviewers (preferably not less than 50 names with affiliation and email address).
  5. The submitted-proposal is reviewed by the Steering Committee (SC) of JESTIE or by the experts suggested by the SC. Steering Committee may add one GE from the editorial board of JESTIE to the list of GEs of the SS.
  6. All papers submitted in the SS will be treated at par with the regular submissions of JESTIE and require at least 3 reviews (optimally four) and preferably not more than six to take the first decision.
  7. Reviewers should be experts in the area of the SS and to be selected from different countries. All reviewers should preferably not be from the same country. More than one reviewer from the same university is discouraged. Reviewers should not have any conflict of interest with any of the authors.
  8. GEs can submit manuscripts (maximum two authored or co-authored by them). These papers will be assigned to the other regular AEs of JESTIE as decided by the EIC. GEs should not handle any manuscript where they have any conflict of interest. GEs should refer these papers to EIC to handle.
  9. Each paper submitted to the SS should be handled by one of the GEs. Other GE/GEs should see that the review process is happening properly. GEs should regularly communicate to EIC with an EXCEL file showing who is handling which manuscript submitted to the SS. As the assignment of the papers will be done by the EIC through a common email address, it is not possible for the EIC to know who is handling which paper.
  10. GEs are encouraged (but not mandatory) to write a state-of-the-art article on the subject of SS. This will be assigned to a regular AE selected by EIC. GEs are expected to write a Guest Editorial to the SS (normally maximum 3-page including the GE-biography and photos). This preface will be overview of the articles those are accepted for the SS. In case the articles are split in to two or more issues, there will be only one such Editorial that will be published in the first issue.

The above points are best practices for organizing a Special Section in JESTIE. For details of rules and regulations, one is referred to the IEEE PSPB Operations Manual and also IES publications guidelines and policy.

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JESTIE checklist for manuscript submissions:

  • IEEE JESTIE is accepting papers only on emerging areas within the scope of the journal and on areas listed in Special Sections. JESTIE is an application-oriented engineering journal. It is therefore expected that all submissions will contain experimental verification of the novel theoretical concepts, given in the paper. Papers not containing experimental results should therefore not be submitted since they will be subject to an 'Immediate reject' decision. An experimental rig, used for verification, must contain hardware components other than a PC/laptop.
  • Review-papers are invited from the Experts only. Therefore, it is expected that without getting an invitation from the EIC any author should not submit a review-type manuscript in JESTIE.
  • Page-limits for JESTIE manuscripts:
    1. For New-manuscripts:
      New manuscripts cannot exceed 8 pages (3 for letters). Note that usually in the review process the reviewers tend to ask for more explanations, also note that the maximum allowed length is 8 pages on initial/first submission. Note that in the final page count, the authors' bios and photos should be included.
    2. For Revised manuscripts:
      In the revision flow, the reviewers tend to ask for more explanations, also note that the maximum allowed length is 8 pages and exceptionally up to 10 pages may be authorized (paying an overlength fee). Note that in the final page count, the authors’ bios and photos should be included.

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University of Technology of Belfort-Montbeliard, France

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University of California Santa Cruz, USA

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University of Trieste, Italy

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The scope of the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Industrial Electronics encompasses the Field of Interest of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, publishing papers and special sections on emerging topics and new trends.

Technical areas:

  • Power Electronic Converters
  • Renewable Energy, Storage and Smart Grid
  • Electric Transportation
  • Electrical Machines and Drives
  • Sensors, Signal Processing and Fault Tolerant Systems
  • Advanced Motion Control, Robotics and Mechatronics
  • Industrial Applications of Automatic Control
  • Embedded Systems and Artificial Intelligence Applications
  • Factory and Building Automation
  • Industrial Informatics, Communication and Cyber Physical Systems
  • Human Factors in Industrial Eco-Systems
  • Education in Industrial Electronics

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Chandan Chakraborty

Chandan Chakraborty

JESTIE Editorial Board here

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International Advisory Board

  • David Perreault,
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Gian Carlo Montanari,
    Florida State University, USA
  • Juri Jatskevich,
    University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Kim F. Man,
    City University of Hong Kong, China
  • Kouhei Ohnishi,
    Keio University, Japan
  • Leopoldo Garcia Franquelo,
    Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
  • Okyay Kaynak,
    Bogazici University, Turkey
  • Praveen K. Jain,
    Queen’s University, Canada
  • Ren C. Luo,
    National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Tomy Sebastian,
    Halla Mechatronics, USA

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Chandan Chakraborty
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur


Jose Alfonso Antonino-Daviu
Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

Sertac Bayhan
Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

G. Bhuvaneswari
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India

Elena Breaz
University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard, France

Kishore Chatterjee
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India

Andrii Chub
Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Alfonso Damiano
University of Cagliari, Italy

Sombel Diaham
University of Toulouse, France

Zhentao Stephen Du
United Technologies Research Center, USA

Hiroshi Fujimoto
University of Tokyo, Japan

Yasutaka Fujimoto
Yokohama National University, Japan

Mikael Gidlund
Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden

Luis Gomes
University Nova Lisbon, Portugal

Qing-Long Han
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Alex J. Hanson
University of Texas at Austin, USA

Jan Haase
Nordakademie, Germany

Wangli He
East China University of Science and Technology, China

Mickael Hilairet
University of Franche-Comté, France

Shiyan Hu
University of Southampton, UK

Victor Huang
Sage Technology Resources, Inc., USA

Marek Jasinski
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Hadi Y. Kanaan
Saint-Joseph University of Beirut, Lebanon

Stamatis Karnouskos
SAP, Germany

Seiichiro Katsura
Keio University, Japan

Nihal Kularatna
University of Waikato, New Zealand

Jianxing Liu
Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Chengbin Ma
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Marta Molinas
Norwegian University of S&T, Norway

Christian Alexis Rojas Monrroy
Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaiso, Chile

Zhibo Pang
ABB Corporate Research, Vasteras, Sweden

Aurelio Piazzi
University of Parma, Italy

Luigi Piegari
Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Paolo Seri
University of Bologna, Italy

Jinhua She
Tokyo University of Technology, Japan

Yang Shi
University of Victoria, Canada

Akanksha Singh
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA

Luca Solero
Roma Tre University, Italy

Thomas I. Strasser
AIT Austrian Inst. of Technology, Austria

Jon Are Suul
SINTEF Energy Research, Trondheim, Norway

Valeriy Vyatkin
Aalto University, Finland

Fengxiang Wang
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fujian, China

Jihong Wang
University of Warwick, UK

Guanghui Wen
Southeast University, Nanjing, China

Sheldon Willaimson
Ontario Tech University, Canada

Shen Yin
Harbin Institute of Technology, China