Call for Nominations

Editor-in-Chief, IISE Transactions (currently IIE Transactions)

On behalf of the IISE Board of Trustees, this is a call for nominations for the position of editor-in-chief of IISE Transactions (currently IIE Transactions). This position is a four-year, non-renewable term beginning Jan. 1, 2017.

IISE Transactions is a refereed journal that publishes original, high-quality papers on a wide range of topics of interest to industrial and systems engineers. It publishes papers with a strong methodological focus motivated by real problems that impact engineering practice and research. The journal publishes research motivated by critical and complex engineering problems that arise in a wide variety of domains including manufacturing, service, public policy, health care, security, biotechnology, transportation, and others. Papers that develop emerging areas for industrial and systems engineers are particularly welcome. The journal also publishes papers that integrate industrial engineering with other disciplines including statistics, other engineering disciplines, computer science, biological science, and operations research. The journal is composed of the following four focus areas and is published monthly:

  • Design and Manufacturing
  • Operations Engineering and Analytics
  • Quality and Reliability Engineering
  • Scheduling and Logistics

Editor-in-Chief Responsibilities

The editor-in-chief is responsible for the technical content and direction of IISE Transactions, selection of the focused area editors and all editorial board appointments, oversight of the publication process of the journal, management of the IISE Transactions best papers awards, and enhancing the visibility and prestige of IISE Transactions. Responsibilities include overall coordination and processing of submissions, reviews, and final copy for the journal's focused issues; tracking of manuscripts from final copy to publication; coordination and notification of the awardees for best papers in IISE Transactions each year; and preparation and writing of the monthly "Executive Summaries" department for the ISE (formerly Industrial Engineer) magazine.

The editor-in-chief will be assisted by focused area editors, special-issue editors, and department editors. The position is a voluntary position and a salary is not provided; however, the publisher provides a stipend to carry out editorial functions.

Editor-in-Chief Qualifications

Qualifications for the editor-in-chief of IISE Transactions include:

  • Membership in IISE.
  • A demonstrated interest in the broad topics covered by the focused area.
  • A demonstrated record of research, scholarship and application in one or more of the topical areas covered by the journal.
  • Prior editorial experience, dedication and enthusiasm for IISE and its journals.
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently manage the editorial process.

Further information about the journal can be obtained at the IISE Transactions home page:

Along with a statement of vision and strategic goals for the journal, nominations should include a resume of individual qualifications with experience that includes industrial engineering research and research administration. Self-nominations are encouraged. Nominations will be accepted until Oct. 1, 2016.

Please send nominations to:

Donna Calvert
Chief Operating Officer
Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers
3577 Parkway Lane
Suite 200
Norcross, GA 30092