期刊名称：IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT
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IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management is a research-based, refereed journal in engineering management, published quarterly since 1954 by the IEEE Engineering Management Society. Its worldwide subscription base is approximately 10,000.The purpose of this Transactions is multifold:To assist in the establishment and recognition of the engineering management discipline.To provide the publications medium for authors at the leading edge of engineering management in academic institutions, industrial organizations, government agencies, or other settings.To establish the guidelines and identify the future directions of critical issues in engineering management.To become a forum for the researchers and practitioners of engineering management, regardless of their technical specialties.In order to achieve its purpose, this Transactions invites contributions from both the managers of technology and researchers, educators, and students of technical management. The contributions can be conceptual, theoretical, empirical, or situational.The management sciences and technology applicable to individuals and organizations engaged in or overseeing the management of engineering or technology including: technology policy development, technology assessment, technology transfer, research, development, design, evaluation, production, commissioning, or decommissioning of technical, electrical or electronic equipment/systems and allied activities.
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT is a research-based, refereed journal in engineering management, published quarterly since 1954 by the IEEE Engineering Management Society. Its worldwide subscription base is approximately 10,000.The purpose of this TRANSACTIONS is multifold:To assist in the establishment and recognition of the engineering management discipline.To provide the publications medium for authors at the leading edge of engineering management in academic institutions, industrial organizations, government agencies, or other settings.To establish the guidelines and identify the future directions of critical issues in engineering management.To become a forum for the researchers and practitioners of engineering management, regardless of their technical specialties.In order to achieve its purpose, this TRANSACTIONS invites contributions from both the managers of technology and researchers, educators, and students of technical management. The contributions can be conceptual, theoretical, empirical, or situational.Four types of manuscripts are considered for publication:Strategic and Policy Issues include authoritative discussions of research directions and strategic concepts in engineering and technology management.Research Articles present the results of ongoing or completed research, novel applications, or tutorial summaries of the state of the art in engineering and technology management.Technical Management Notes comment on papers previously published, pose critical implementation problems, discuss experiences using published results, and report on the successful and unsuccessful applications of engineering and technology management concepts and methodologies.Focus on Practice papers describe significant application issues, present solutions, and reach conclusions that will have an impact on research and practice of engineering and technology management.Of special interest are studies carried on within an industrial company or a government agency. In such cases, the Editorial Board will be available to advise on the treatment of proprietary data and to provide editorial assistance as needed.All manuscripts are subjected to a review process, and the publication decision is based on the referees' comments.In order to avoid delays in review procedures, the prospective authors are advised to use the following guidelines.A. Submission of PapersThe journal has moved to an electronic submission and review system athttp://tem-ieee.manuscriptcentral.com/.Please designate one corresponding author (if you have more than one author) to submit your manuscript, periodically check the status of the manuscript, and supply information if requested.All communication will be through the corresponding author.The referee process assures the anonymity of the reviewers of your paper. A "double-blind" review process is utilized.Submission of a paper to this TRANSACTIONS implies that the manuscript has not been copyrighted nor accepted for publication (or published) by any other journal, nor is it being refereed elsewhere.B. ManuscriptPrint using a good quality printer, double space, and use one side of sheet only. Good office-duplicated copies are acceptable.Use a clear and descriptive title.Include a 100-200 word abstract at the beginning of the manuscript to give the reader a succinct summary of the paper and to state the principal results and conclusions. The abstract should not contain any concepts or conclusions beyond those discussed in the paper.Write objectively, avoid jargon, define technical terms on first use.Refer to all illustrations (tables and figures) in the text.If you have footnotes, they should be numbered and typed at the bottom of the pages on which they occur. 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In general, major changes in the original manuscript are not permitted at this stage. To avoid the need for such changes, the authors are strongly recommended to proofread their manuscripts carefully before the final submission.E. CopyrightIt is the policy of IEEE to own the copyright to the technical contributions it publishes on behalf of the interests of the IEEE, its authors, and their employees, and to facilitate the appropriate reuse of this material by others. To comply with the U.S. Copyright law, authors are required to sign the IEEE copyright transfer form before publication. This form returns to authors and their employees full rights to reuse their material for their own purposes.F. Guidelines after Paper AcceptanceAfter your paper has been accepted, please complete and send the following materials to the following address as soon as possible:Dr. George F. 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