[robotics-worldwide] [news] IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics Junior Reviewer Program

Erdal Kayacan erdal.kayacan at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 04:30:33 PST 2020

IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (TMECH) has just started a programme
entitled *“TMECH Junior Reviewer Program (TJRP)”*

*Objective: *The TJRP is intended to introduce young researchers in the
mechatronics research community to the best practices in peer-reviewing of
scientific publications under the guidance of Editorial Board members.

There will be a *TJRP Best Reviewer Award* annually. The award evaluation
panel members will consist of TMECH Editor-in-chief, TJRP PMs and TMECH
Editorial Board members that interact with the reviewers in TJRP.

The graduates of TJRP with good track record will be fast-tracked to join
AIM Conference Editorial Board, TMECH Focused Section, or TMECH Editorial
Board in their early career.

*Who can apply?*

-       Applicants who obtained their PhDs in mechatronics relevant fields
within 3 years (Postdoctoral staff, Assistant professor or equivalent) with
a good publication record and with at least one TMECH paper or other
equivalent IEEE journal paper as the first or the corresponding author

-       Research in all mechatronics related areas as defined by TMECH
keywords (please refer to the Google form below)

*How to apply?*

Interested applicant needs to submit the following documents to the
Programme Committee via Google forms https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://forms.gle/QJBYCAMiHCtV5K3G8__;!!LIr3w8kk_Xxm!4iP2VUDO-O8G4yKrURdiE1XKVFab9arkv4pAYo5Kuk9z04x7iU4a7oQ-c6o6N8ISbld2rtGR$ :

   1. Applicant form
   2. CV with full publication list
   3. If the applicant is postdoctoral fellow or company employee, he/she
   needs to obtain a consent email correspondence (email or letter) from the
   supervisor and submit along with the application documents

*Application Deadline: 15 May 2020*

Reviewers in TJRP will have their profiles entered in ScholarOne manuscript
system upon acceptance to TJRP. The complete TJRP database will be kept
within TMECH editorial Office for confidentiality reason. It will be
transparent to TMECH Editorial Board members only.

Once the applicant is accepted into TJRP, one of the TJRP managers will be
his/her mentor. The mentorship is mainly on providing guidance to reviewers
conducting quality peer-review of scientific papers and monitoring
reviewer’s performance and quality of the review comments based on style of
writing, thoroughness of the review comments, timeliness, and suggestions
to revision.

As always, all TMECH Editorial board members and reviewers in TJRP must
follow the paper handling guidelines stipulated by IEEE integrity and
ethics guidelines.

*TJRP Program Manager*

Prof. Erdal Kayacan (IES, RAS) [Email: erdal.kayacan at gmail.com]

Dept of Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark

*TJRP Co-Program Manager*

Prof. Shaohui Foong (RAS, ASME) [Email: foongshaohui at sutd.edu.sg]

Engineering Product Development Pillar, Singapore University of Technology
& Design, Singapore

Prof. Ming Xin (ASME) [Email: xin at missouri.edu]

Dept of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Missouri, USA

*TMECH Editor-in-Chief*

Prof. I-Ming Chen [Email: michen at ieee.org]

School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological
University, Singapore

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