Contact: IEEE Magnetics Letters Editor
On 1 January 2010, the Magnetics Society will launch IEEE Magnetics Letters, a rapid-publication, primarily electronic, peer-reviewed journal dedicated exclusively to magnetics articles of substantial current interest.
Articles will be published on IEEE's archival Xplore platform as soon as page proofs are approved by authors. The journal will use a dedicated editorial review board and a selected pool of reviewers in order to guarantee no more than two weeks from submission to first decision. Articles accepted by two first-round peer reviewers will be published on-line, in fully citable form by article number, within eight weeks of submission.
Magnetics Letters may be up to four pages in length. They will have a modern design, easy-to-read typeface, and full color. There will be no page charges.
Members of the Magnetics Society will have free on-line access. Following each publication year, members will also receive the entire volume on CD-ROM. A black-and-white annual compilation will be printed and mailed to print subscribers. For a fee, authors will have the option of making their articles freely available under "open access."
Magnetics Letters will be part of IEEE's electronic and print subscription packages purchased by libraries all over the world, which will make the journal easily accessible to readers. Institutions may order individual subscriptions to Magnetics Letters for only $100 (electronic) or $125 (electronic plus print) for 2010.
The scope of Magnetics Letters will be the physics and engineering of magnetism, magnetic materials, applied magnetics, design and application of magnetic devices, bio-magnetics, magneto-electronics, and spin electronics. Articles must be current and topical. Submitted articles outside of the journal's scope will be administratively rejected before review.
We invite members of the Magnetics Society to contribute to the new journal. You may submit an article for review from September through December 2009 to be published, if accepted, in early 2010. You may apply to be a member of the editorial review board or to be a journal reviewer by sending me your brief curriculum vitae and publication list. My address is firstname.lastname@example.org. The intent is for Magnetics Letters to be "the journal of your field."
-- Ron Goldfarb, Editor