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leader's corner

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THE VALUE OF DISSEMINATING
the right information at the right time
could not be more appreciated while
we fight COVID-19 for our survival.
The early statistical evidence suggests
that communicating the correct message well in time has had a positive
impact by reducing the loss of human
life worldwide. Our 2020 success with
IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES)
publications resulted from a series of
new initiatives we took in 2018 and
2019, which was the year of open access (OA) initiatives. The IEEE developed a strategy to seize the leadership
in the OA publication space in the electrical and electronic engineering (EEE)
discipline. Besides continuing with hybrid journals, a Society-based OA journal and a section in IEEE Access were
proposed. Unlike most IEEE Societies
and Councils, PES went with the option for both a new Society journal and
a PES section in IEEE Access. 2020 is
the year for PES to build on these two
initiatives. As of 21 March, the PES
section in IEEE Access has published
36 out of 285 submissions. There are
10 dedicated editors for this section,
three of whom are female. I would like
to thank them for doing a brilliant job
of peer review for articles submitted to
this section. Please consider submitting
technical articles there.
IEEE Power and Energy Technology Systems Journal (PETS-J) has
been succeeded by IEEE OA Journal of Power and Energy (OAJPE), beDigital Object Identifier 10.1109/MPE.2020.2985432
Date of current version: 17 June 2020

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ieee power & energy magazine

Bikash Pal

successful publications
where the best intentions of all meet

The IEEE
developed
a strategy
to seize the
leadership
in the OA
publication
space.

ginning in January 2020.
It is now led by Fran Li,
University of Tennessee.
The journal also has a
promotion and outreach
editor, João Catalão, University of Porto. Both are
extremely helpful and
approachable volunteers.
It is a single-volumeonly (one volume and issue a year) publication
and has already published 15 papers. I am very
confident that it will receive a good impact factor three years
from now. I encourage you to submit papers to this journal.
In 2019, we launched an initiative
to translate selected published articles
from IEEE Power & Energy Magazine
into Thai and distribute them online
to our members in Thailand through
our local Chapter. The first article,
"How Electric Vehicles and the Grid
Work Together," is available. The local
committee is chaired by Weerakorn
Ongsakul, Asian Institute of Technology, and championed by Praditpong Suksirithawornkul. Please
cont act them or keep an eye on this
space for some more to come. Our
Spanish version of IEEE Power &
Energy Magazine has been doing
extremely well under the leadership
of En r ique Tejera. This initiative
has been well received by our members from Latin America (Region 9)
for providing the opportunity to have
the latest information and d evel-

opments in their own
la ng uage. PES is the
I EEE Societ y wit h
the most presence i n
Region 9.
By now, perhaps you
have had t he t i me to
take a look at the 2020
transmission and distribution (T&D) special
issue of the magazine.
There are eight articles
focusing on research,
development, and deployment activities in
digital simulation technology. Sadly,
the 2020 T&D Conference and Exhibition is postponed until October of
this year because of the COVID-19
pandemic. However, I strongly believe that, in addition to the more than
14,000 anticipated participants for this
flagship show of the IEEE, all our
members will benefit from the contents
of the issue.
The PES currently sponsors five
transactions:
1) IEEE Transactions on Energy
Conversion (TEC)
2) IEEE Transactions on Power
Delivery (TPWRD)
3) IEEE Transactions on Power
Systems (TPWRS)
4) IEEE Transactions on Smart
Grid (TSG)
5) IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy (TSE).
All our transactions are sustaining their
leadership in their respective topics, as
reflected by the increased bibliometric
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