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Editor-in-Chief of IET journal recognised by the Royal Society

Professor Hugh Griffiths OBE, leading radar engineer and Editor-in-Chief of the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) Radar, Sonar and Navigation journal, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Editor-in-Chief of IET journal recognised by the Royal Society
Professor Griffiths: “This recognises the impact and importance of radar in the UK and worldwide.”

Griffiths, a Professor in the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering at UCL and Fellow of the IET and IEEE, is a world authority in the field of radar research and the leading UK radar engineer of his generation. In 2019 he received an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours for his services to the engineering profession. He has contributed voluntarily to the IET (formerly the Institution of Electrical Engineers) throughout his career, as member and chair of technical interest groups and honorary editor of professional peer-reviewed publications.

The IET’s Radar, Sonar & Navigation Gold Open Access journal, covers the theory and practice of systems and signals for radar, sonar, radiolocation, navigation, and surveillance purposes, in aerospace and terrestrial applications.

The entire IET journals program has transitioned to fully gold Open Access as part of a publishing partnership with Wiley. The IET journals portfolio includes over 40 journals, covering a wide range of engineering and technology fields. The latest content from the IET journals is now accessible through the new IET Research hub page on Wiley Online Library.

Professor Griffiths OBE, said: “I am thrilled to have been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. This recognises the impact and importance of radar in the UK and worldwide, and I am hugely grateful to all of the engineers and scientists who I have worked with and learned from over the years.

“I have served as Editor-in-Chief of the IET’s Radar, Sonar and Navigation journal and its predecessors for more than twenty years and some of my most highly cited papers have been published in this journal. I am pleased to see this journal, alongside the entire IET journals programme is now fully Open Access, allowing researchers and practitioners around the world immediate and free access to a vast body of scientific work.”

Kruna Vukmirovic, Publisher – Journals at the IET, said: “We are honoured to have such esteemed and internationally recognised engineers, such as Professor Griffiths, lead our longest-standing, peer-reviewed publications. The transition to gold Open Access across the whole journal portfolio shows the IET’s commitment to the open science movement and aligns with the IET’s mission to engineer a better world by opening engineering research to all.”