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IEEE Region 8 News – September 2018 (Vol 21 No 3)
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We encourage IEEE members in Region 8 to contribute letters, branch reports, conference notices and other articles for publishing in the newsletter. Our tips for contributors page gives advice on how to write articles for IEEE Region 8 News, along with technical information on the file formats we can accept and how to submit them to us.
You can get in touch with the editors at any time and send us your articles directly using the email address email@example.com.
We welcome your contributions to IEEE Region 8 News. Use the information on this page to help you prepare and submit articles for inclusion in the newsletter.
Section / Chapter / Branch / AG / conference reports
These reports are the lifeblood of IEEE Region 8 News, keeping members all over the Region up to date with what you’re up to. However, to make sure we can fit all the reports into each issue, it helps if they are brief and to the point.
An ideal Section / Chapter/ Branch report should be between 200 and 400 words. That’s not very long – in many cases that’s only a few sentences! Here are some tips on how to keep your reports concise:
- Always begin the article with your biggest news
- Concentrate on your most successful recent events only
- Include dates, locations and numbers of attendees
- State the name of your Section / Chapter / Branch / conference clearly
- Tell us if you want the writer’s name printed with the article
- Don’t waste words on off-topic detail (such as the gala dinner menu)
- Avoid long lists of ‘thank you’s
- Write like a news reporter: who / what / where / when / why / how
In other words, just try to stick to key facts, and avoid exposition. Also be wary of redundant sentences such as “The workshop was well received” (if the lecture had been badly received, you wouldn’t be writing about it) or “The attendees thanked Professor X” (readers will already take this for granted). Remember, you only have a limited word count, so make the most of it.
Opinion articles and more
We welcome articles on just about any subject you think might be of interest to IEEE members, including opinion pieces, topical discussions, and book reviews. You might even like to challenge readers with a quiz. Feel free to discuss your idea with the editors before you start writing.
Remember that IEEE Region 8 News has limited space, so don’t try to write more than 600 words for a special article like this. In a newsletter you can dispense with essay style – no need for introductions and conclusions. Instead, get right to the point and say what you want to say.
Photos and captions
We welcome your photos and will make room for them in the newsletter wherever we can.
- Photos taken with smartphones are great. Get in close to your subject matter and the results will be perfect.
- Don’t try to downsample, enhance or correct your images: a clean original always produces the best results!
- Please don’t superimpose logos and timestamps: we may not be able to use the photos.
- Write a caption for each image so that we know who or what they show.
- Remember to give us the photographers’ names if they want a photo credit.
File formats and submission
Send your articles to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can attach documents in any file format or just paste your text into the message body. If you are concerned about attaching lots of high-resolution pictures, share them with us via a Google Drive folder, Dropbox, etc or use a free file transfer service such as WeTransfer.
Please also don’t send your photos to us embedded into PDF files, though – this nearly always has the effect of converting, downsampling and blurring them. Embedded into Word docx files is usually fine.
The best way of ensuring your reports and articles are timely is to plan ahead according to our copy deadlines. Region 8 News is a quarterly publication, so missing an issue deadline will set you back three months! Also note that our print ‘lead’ times are such that we need to receive your articles TWO MONTHS before the cover date, due to printing and distrubtion to all members around Region8!
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Below you can download more than 15 years’ worth of PDF edition back issues of IEEE Region 8 News. Just click on the issue dates you want.
- Vol 14 No 1 – March 2011
- Vol 14 No 2 – June 2011
- Vol 14 No 3 – September 2011
- Vol 14 No 4 – December 2011
- Vol 13 No 1 – March 2010
- Vol 13 No 2 – June 2010
- Vol 13 No 3 – September 2010
- Vol 13 No 4 – December 2010
- Vol 12 No 1 – January 2009
- Vol 12 No 2 – May 2009
- Vol 12 No 3 – August 2009
- Vol 12 No 4 – December 2009
- Vol 9 No 1 – March 2006
- Vol 9 No 2 – June 2006 [PLUS: extra online-only articles]
- Vol 9 No 3 – September 2006 [PLUS: extra online-only articles]
- Vol 9 No 4 – December 2006 [PLUS: extra online-only articles]
- Vol 8 No 1 – March 2005
- Vol 8 No 2 – June 2005
- Vol 8 No 3 – September 2005
- Vol 8 No 4 – December 2005
- Vol 7 No 1 – February 2004
- Vol 7 No 2 – May 2004
- Vol 7 No 3 – September 2004
- Vol 7 No 4 – December 2004
- Vol 6 No 1 – February 2003
- Vol 6 No 2 – May 2003
- Vol 6 No 3 – September 2003
- Vol 6 No 4 – November 2003