Webinar New Open Access Journal

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series - Special Topic

New PES Open Access Journal Overview

July 1, 2014  2:00 pm eastern

Presented by S.D. Sudhoff, Editor-in-Chief, Power & Energy Technology Systems Journal


This webinar provides an overview of the new IEEE PES open access journal, Power & Energy Technology Systems Journal. The launch of the new IEEE Power and Energy Technology Systems Journal has created an opportunity for professionals within the industry to submit practice-oriented articles for publication. The IEEE Power and Energy Technology Systems Journal is an open access only publication. Open access (OA) allows unrestricted public access to the article via IEEE Xplore. In lieu of paid subscriptions, authors are required to pay a publication fee after their paper has been accepted.Take part in this webinar to learn about the new PES open access journal, its scope and mission.  Better understand the focus of this new journal and how to submit a paper for review.


The Presenter:


S.D. Sudhoff is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. He served as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE’s Transactions on Energy Conversion and is the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of IEEE’s Power & Energy Technology Systems Journal. He is an IEEE Fellow, recipient of the Veinott award, coauthor of Analysis of Electric Machinery and Drive Systems, Third Edition (Wiley-IEEE Press), and has authored or coauthored over one hundred journal and conference papers, including six prize papers. Dr. Sudhoff also holds patents in the areas of solid-state distribution transformers and the stability of power electronics based systems.

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