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Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society

Dr. Steve Gitomer, the current Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science (TPS), will be retiring from that position in 2024.  As a result, the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) is undertaking a search for a new Editor-in Chief (EiC) of this journal, which sponsored by this Society.

The scope of the IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science covers all aspects of the theory and application of plasma science. It includes the following areas: magnetohydrodynamics; thermionics and plasma diodes; basic plasma phenomena; gaseous electronics; microwave/plasma interaction; electron, ion, and plasma sources; space plasmas; intense electron and ion beams; laser-plasma interactions; plasma diagnostics; plasma chemistry and processing; solid-state plasmas; plasma heating; plasma for controlled fusion research; high energy density plasmas; industrial/commercial applications of plasma physics; plasma waves and instabilities; and high-power microwave and submillimeter wave generation.  Additional subject areas include dusty plasmas, terahertz, electromagnetic launch science & technology, and fusion science & technology.

The Editor-in-Chief position is for a three-year term and is optionally renewable for additional terms. The term of appointment will begin in 2024 after a transition period between the current EiC and the selected applicant.

The function of the Editor-in-Chief is to oversee the daily operations of TPS, including:

Requirements for applicants include:

Requirements for Applications:

Please submit applications in pdf format to Dr. Paul Dressendorfer (, Chair of the NPSS Publications Committee, no later than December 31, 2023.