The IEEE Pulse
is a publication for the entire membership of the IEEE Engineering in
Medicine and Biology Society as well as other interested
subscribers. The material published should be of interest to as
many of these readers as possible. For this reason it is desired
to publish material of general interest to our readers including:
feature articles on topics currently important for biomedical
engineers, columns related to biomedical engineering, tutorial
material, letters to the editor, opinion pieces, as well as news of our
society. Occasional special Theme Issues will be published as
well. The editorial staff welcomes contributions from our readers and
others and encourages submission of manuscripts in all of these
areas. Please note: the IEEE Pulse is not an archival scientific publication. The IEEE engineering in medicine and biology society has several Transactions
that serve that purpose. Detailed scientific reports should be
submitted to those journals. Manuscripts of more general interest
belong in this magazine. We encourage submission of articles
describing new approaches in biomedical engineering, overviews of
developments in a particular area of biomedical engineering, overviews
of biomedical engineering activities in a particular part of the world,
tutorial material, reviews of books, conferences and other publications
and events, and other op ed materials related to biomedical
engineering. This magazine encourages the use of graphic material
including photographs and charts but discourages publishing lengthy
mathematical formulae, equations and derivations that would be more
appropriate for a highly technical report. Again, manuscripts with this
type of material are more appropriate for our sister Transactions.
Lengthy reference lists are also discouraged in the print versions of
articles, but readers can be referred to more extensive bibliographies
that authors can list on this magazine's Web site.
magazine looks forward to receiving submission of appropriate
manuscripts from our readers and others with an interest in biomedical
engineering. The Editor in Chief and members of our Editorial Board
will be pleased to work with authors in preparing their manuscripts.
Submission of the concept for an article and an outline will help to
initiate a discussion on the appropriateness of the material for
publication, and we can give guidance along the way as well.
Manuscripts will still require review, but the review process will be
different from that of an archival journal. Our reviewers will be
concerned about the appropriateness of the material for this magazine
and for a general audience in addition to scientific correctness and
clarity of writing.