IEEE TAB (Technical Activities Board) rescinded their approval for a Journal on Product Safety Engineering (JPSE) and decided to put a hold, for now, on the launch of the journal. Their cited reason was that the current rate of paper submissions is not high enough to ensure a viable IEEE journal at this time. The Board of Governors of the Product Safety Engineering Society has approached other IEEE Societies in an attempt to have our journal papers published in another Society's Journal. This attempt has failed for primarily two reasons. The first is that few other journals are a good fit for the subject matter and the second is that most journals are archival and the papers are primarily theoretical or academic as opposed to the practical nature of most PSE papers.
The PSE BoD has therefore voted to publish papers in our quarterly newsletter until a stand-alone JPSE or magazine is viable. To complement the newsletter, we are planning to start on-line interactive discussions associated with each paper and possibly host webcasts of presentations by the author of select papers.
The Product Safety Engineering Newsletter is published quarterly.