A Call for Papers has been launched for a Special Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics and Frequency Control (IEEE-TUFFC) journal dedicated to women at any career stage working in the area of ferroelectrics. Research articles, short technical reviews, and a limited number of articles that provide career advice and insight for future scientists are solicited. The topics may include, but are not limited to ferroelectric, piezoelectric, multiferroic, and piezomagnetic materials, including crystals, polycrystalline solids, ﬁlms, polymers and composites.
Statistics worldwide show that women remain underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine (STEM)-related ﬁelds. The purpose of this special issue is to recognize and promote the cutting-edge scientiﬁc and technological contributions from both established and emerging women researchers and scientists. One aim of this special issue is to promote retention of young women in STEM careers, as they will learn about novel and impactful research done in the ﬁeld by other women.
All contributions should be submitted to the IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, Manuscript Central at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tuffc-ieee. When submitting, authors should select the Manuscript Type, “Special Issue Papers” or “Special Issue Review.” In addition, enter the name of this special issue in the ﬁeld “If the manuscript type is ‘Special Issue’, please enter the name of the Special Issue.” It is important that your manuscript is distinguished from a regular submission. In the ﬁrst paragraph of “Comments to Editor-in-Chief,” you should also state the submission is intended for the Special Issue on the Contributions of Women in Ferroelectrics Research and Development. Instructions for the preparation and submission of your manuscript may be found there. All manuscripts are subject to the normal peer-review process.
The submission deadline is February 1, 2020 with an expected publication date around August 2020. Potential contributing authors are encouraged to contact the guest editors to discuss speciﬁc submission topics.
The guest editors will be:
Michelle Dolgos, Department of Chemistry, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacob Jones, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA. Email: email@example.com
Barbara Malič, Electronic Ceramics Department, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Email: Barbara.firstname.lastname@example.org
Brady Gibbons, Materials Science Program, College of Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA. Email: Brady.Gibbons@oregonstate.edu
Kazumi Kato, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan. Email: email@example.com