Volume 4, Issue 1 is now out

Volume 4, Issue 1 came out late last month. Below is a list of articles, plus a farewell editorial from our outgoing Editor-in-Chief, Urbashi Mitra. Be sure to check them out if you find any of the topics interesting!

FEATURES

The Relationship of Discrete DCM and Directed Information in fMRI-Based Causality Analysis (Z. Wang, Y. Liang, D. C. Zhu, and T. Li)

Exploiting Diversity in One-Shot Molecular Timing Channels via Order Statistics (Y. Murin, N. Farsad, M. Chowdhury, and A. Goldsmith)

The Channel Capacity of Channelrhodopsin and Other Intensity-Driven Signal Transduction Receptors (A. W. Eckford and P. J. Thomas)

LETTERS

Toward High Capacity Molecular Communications Using Sequential Vortex Rings (M. Abbaszadeh, P. J. Thomas, and W. Guo)

Introducting TMBMC’s New Editor-in-Chief

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Chan-Byoung Chae as the new Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale CommunicationsHe is a former Associate Editor and brings not only his experience but also great energy and passion about the goals of TMBMC.

We are also welcoming five new Associate Editors:

We are so thankful to Dr. Urbashi Mitra for her years of service as the founding Editor-in-Chief for TMBMC. Starting a new journal isn’t easy, and she has dedicated so much time and energy to bringing TMBMC to where it is today. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors.

Dr. Stefan Moser, who has been with us since the beginning, will be stepping down as Associate Editor as well, and we also thank him and wish him the best in his future endeavors.

Call for TMBMC Editor-in-Chief Nominations

The IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc) invites nominations for the position of Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications (TMBMC) for a two-year term starting on October 1, 2018.

The nominee must be a member in good standing of IEEE ComSoc. He/she must have extensive editorial experience. Desirable qualities include: solid technical accomplishments, leadership, integrity and ethical standards, organizational and management skills, and a strong vision and set of ideas for moving the journal forward.

The terms of service will be from October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2020 and be renewable for up to an additional two years.

Please submit nominations by July 15, 2018 to Robert Schober, Director of Journals, IEEE ComSoc, via email at robert.schober@fau.de

For specifics on responsibilities and nomination packages, please see the more extensive Call for Nominations here.

TMBMC Updates: New AE’s, DataPort, and the Letters Option

The IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications have a few updates to share:

New Associate Editors

We’d like to welcome two new Associate Editors: Chun Tung Chou (The University of New South Wales, Australia) and Maged Elkashlan (Queen Mary University of London, UK). We’re excited to have them and their expertise as part of our journal!

DataPort Trial

IEEE DataPort is a new IEEE data repository that is now available to all IEEE members, IEEE authors, IEEE societies, and the global technical community. IEEE DataPort adds value for all those in the global research community that have data storage needs, require access to datasets, and/or desire to initiate or participate in Data Challenges and Competitions.

TMBMC is taking part in Phase 1 of the trial which enables our authors to have direct access to IEEE DataPort and the opportunity to store data as part of the article submission process. For more information, please see more information here or contact Melissa Handa at melissa.handa@ieee.org.

Letters Option

The new TMBMC letters option allows authors to submit succinct manuscripts (no more than 4 pages, with the understanding that the final manuscript including references can be no longer than 5 pages.). While submissions to the letters option will have a faster review process, the review will be as rigorous as that for a regular paper. The lean format is meant to promote ideas not sacrifice rigor. Therefore, only papers submitted for the letters option will be considered as letters.  Regular papers will not be reduced to accommodate the letters format.  When accepted, the letter will be immediately processed and posted to IEEE Xplore soon after. All letters will be collected together in the same issues as regular manuscripts. For more information on submissions to this new option, please see the “Letters Submission” page on our ComSoc website.

2018 IEEE ICC – Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications Track

The 2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) will be in Kansas City, MO, USA from May 20-24, 2018. There will be a Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications Track in the Selected Areas in Communications Symposium, chaired by Dr. Andrew Eckford. If you are interested in submitting a paper, please see the Call For Papers. All papers need to be submitted in PDF form through EDAS by Sunday, October 15, 2017 (submission guidelines are found on the ICC website).

The authors of selected accepted papers of this symposium will be invited to submit an extended version of the paper to the IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological and Multi-scale Communications. For these extended papers, a fast-track review process will be ensured.