New in 2024: IEEE Transactions on Privacy

The IEEE Computer Society announces the launch of a new fully open access journal.
Published 12/22/2023
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LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 22 December 2023The IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS) is proud to announce the launch of a new publication, IEEE Transactions on Privacy (TP), which will begin accepting submissions in January 2024. TP is financially sponsored by the IEEE CS and technically cosponsored by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society; IEEE Communications Society; IEEE Systems, Man, Cybernetics Society; and IEEE Systems Council.

TP is a fully open access, rigorously peer-reviewed forum for rapid publication of high-impact articles related to privacy and data protection. The full scope is as follows: “The IEEE Transactions on Privacy provides a multidisciplinary forum for theoretical, methodological, engineering, and applications aspects of privacy and data protection, including specification, design, implementation, testing, and validation. Privacy, in this context, is defined as the freedom from unauthorized intrusion in its broadest sense, arising from any activity in information collection, information processing, information dissemination or invasion. The transactions publishes articles reporting significant advances in theoretical models and formalization as well as engineering tools supporting the above activities, design frameworks and languages, architectures, infrastructures, model-based approaches, study cases, and standards. The transactions serves as the archival venue for submissions from multiple disciplines studying the various aspects of privacy (e.g., statistics, cryptography, distributed systems, databases, data analytics, human-computer interaction, socio-behavioral science, etc.). Contributions to solving privacy problems in various application domains such as healthcare are also accepted. Purely theoretical papers with no potential application or purely developmental work without any methodological contribution or generalizability would not be in scope.”


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The inaugural Editor-in-Chief is the distinguished Christopher W. Clifton from Purdue University. His research interests are in data privacy, particularly with respect to analysis of private data, including privacy-preserving data mining, data de-identification and anonymization, and limits on identifying individuals from data mining models. Prior to joining Purdue, Dr. Clifton was a Principal Scientist in the Information Technology Division at the MITRE Corporation. Before joining MITRE, he was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Northwestern University. He has a Ph.D. from Princeton University, and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Distinguished Member of ACM.

TP provides a thorough review of technical articles on a rapid review cycle, targeting a 10-week turnaround for most accepted papers. This journal is 100% open access and compliant with funder mandates, including Plan S. All content is freely available without charge to users or their institutions and the author retains copyright. Open access is provided through the payment of an article processing charge paid after acceptance, which is often financed by an author’s institution or the funder supporting their research. For further information about IEEE’s Open Access program, please visit the IEEE Open FAQs.

Prospective authors are invited to be among the first to have their articles peer-reviewed and published in this new journal. Starting in January 2024, articles may be submitted through ScholarOne Manuscripts. This is an exciting opportunity to benefit from the high visibility and interest the journal’s marketing launch will generate. Published articles will also be exposed to 5 million unique monthly users of the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library. TP will draw on the expert technical community to continue IEEE’s commitment to publishing the most highly cited content.

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