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<p>The name STARS is an acronym for Significant Technological Achievement Recognition Selections. STARS is an online compendium of invited, peer-reviewed articles on the history of major developments in electrical and computer science and technology. Although written for a general audience, these articles are meant to provide authoritative information, valuable in itself, but also useful as starting points for further investigations. STARS is an open-ended project, with new contributions added as they become available. Each entry is subject to continual review. Readers may post comments in accord with the procedures of the Global History Network (GHN). Corrections and updates may also be suggested; if found by the Editorial Board to be meritorious, they will be incorporated into the basic text (with appropriate notations to document their inclusion). </p>
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Significant Technological Achievement Recognition Selections (STARS) are signed, peer-reviewed articles on the history of major developments in electrical and computer sciences and technologies. They are written for a general audience with a level of accuracy and insight that satisfies knowledgeable professionals. Each achievement recognized by the STARS program has worldwide significance, and typically consists of closely related events that took place in more than one location over a period of time. STARS articles provide authoritative core information on the IEEE Global History Network (GHN), where collectively they comprise an online compendium.  
  
<p>An objective of the STARS Program is to provide reputable core information on the GHN and to encourage other quality contributions on the GHN. STARS articles provide technological and business perspectives that are essential for technology literacy and are especially valuable to policy makers and managers of technology developments. </p>
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Articles are based on the [http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Special:STARS?page=list&type=STARS-Candidate list of STARS Candidates] for significant technological achievements. Prospective authors may choose an existing candidate (or subset thereof) or suggest a new one to [mailto:a.b.magoun@ieee.org Alexander Magoun, the managing editor], for consideration by the [[GHN:IEEE STARS Editorial Board|Editorial Board’s]] Executive Committee. [http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Special:STARS?page=list&type=STARS-Article Articles], or [http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Special:STARS?page=list&type=STARS-Proposal optional proposals] for them, are submitted to the managing editor for review by the Editorial Board. Each article must adhere to posted guidelines and be previously unpublished, although the author(s) may base it on previously published articles or books.  
  
<p>Each achievement recognized by the STARS Program has worldwide significance, and typically each consists of many closely related events that took place in more than one location over a period of time. This distinguishes the STARS Program from the IEEE Milestones Program, which also honors technological achievements, as an IEEE Milestone typically consists of one event that took place in one location. Also, a Milestone need not have worldwide significance, but may be primarily of local or regional significance. While a Milestone is marked by a bronze plaque placed near where the event occurred, IEEE STARS are recognized by having peer-reviewed articles placed on the STARS portal of the GHN. </p>
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The STARS Program is managed by the managing editor under the oversight, guidance, and assistance of the IEEE STARS Editorial Board. The officers of the board consist of a Chair and two to six Vice Chairs, who are typically invited by the chair, appointed by the [[IEEE History Committee History|IEEE History Committee]], and serve as an Executive Committee for the Editorial Board. All other members of the board are appointed by its officers. The functions of board members are to identify and solicit authors for STARS articles and to review STARS proposals and articles in their areas of expertise. The Editorial Board reviews each article for the program, including its writing quality, historical accuracy, and scope. The managing editor or board may commission other scholars who are experts in the subject to review an article. Only after the Editorial Board approves an article will it be published on the GHN and in ''[https://www.ieee.org/publications_standards/publications/proceedings/proceedings_of_the_ieee.html Proceedings of the IEEE]''.
  
<p>The STARS Program is managed by the IEEE STARS Editorial Board with assistance of the IEEE History Center staff and guidance and oversight of the IEEE History Committee. The Officers of the Editorial Board consist of a Chair plus two to six Vice Chairs who are appointed by the IEEE History Committee and serve both as a subcommittee of the History Committee and as an Executive Committee for the Editorial Board. All other members of the STARS Editorial Board are appointed by the Officers of the Editorial Board. The functions of Editorial Board members are to identify and solicit authors for STARS articles and to review STARS proposals and articles in their areas of expertise.<br> </p>
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Readers may post comments on any published article through the Discussion heading on that article’s webpage. Authors may choose to respond to comments or update their articles in consultation with the Editorial Board, with appropriate notations to document changes.  
  
<p>Articles for the STARS Program are commissioned by the Editorial Board Executive Committee. They are written to appeal to a general audience and to have accuracy and insights that satisfy knowledgeable professionals. Each Article must adhere to specified guidelines. Articles must be previously unpublished, although they may be based on articles or books previously published by the author.&nbsp; The Editorial Board will review each Article for its appropriateness for the Program, including review for historical accuracy and scope and for readability.&nbsp; The Editorial Board may commission scholars not on the Board to review Articles to insure that each Article is vetted by someone expert in the area.&nbsp; Only after an Article is approved by the Editorial Board and by the IEEE History Committee will it included on the list of STARS on the IEEE GHN. </p>
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To suggest candidates, submit proposals or articles, comment on articles, or ask a question, please contact [mailto:a.b.magoun@ieee.org Dr. Magoun] or log into the GHN. If you do not have an account, you can [[Special:RequestAccount|create one]].
 
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<p>[[GHN:Creating-STARS|There are four phases to the STARS Program]]</p>
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Latest revision as of 18:35, 1 April 2014

Significant Technological Achievement Recognition Selections (STARS) are signed, peer-reviewed articles on the history of major developments in electrical and computer sciences and technologies. They are written for a general audience with a level of accuracy and insight that satisfies knowledgeable professionals. Each achievement recognized by the STARS program has worldwide significance, and typically consists of closely related events that took place in more than one location over a period of time. STARS articles provide authoritative core information on the IEEE Global History Network (GHN), where collectively they comprise an online compendium.

Articles are based on the list of STARS Candidates for significant technological achievements. Prospective authors may choose an existing candidate (or subset thereof) or suggest a new one to Alexander Magoun, the managing editor, for consideration by the Editorial Board’s Executive Committee. Articles, or optional proposals for them, are submitted to the managing editor for review by the Editorial Board. Each article must adhere to posted guidelines and be previously unpublished, although the author(s) may base it on previously published articles or books.

The STARS Program is managed by the managing editor under the oversight, guidance, and assistance of the IEEE STARS Editorial Board. The officers of the board consist of a Chair and two to six Vice Chairs, who are typically invited by the chair, appointed by the IEEE History Committee, and serve as an Executive Committee for the Editorial Board. All other members of the board are appointed by its officers. The functions of board members are to identify and solicit authors for STARS articles and to review STARS proposals and articles in their areas of expertise. The Editorial Board reviews each article for the program, including its writing quality, historical accuracy, and scope. The managing editor or board may commission other scholars who are experts in the subject to review an article. Only after the Editorial Board approves an article will it be published on the GHN and in Proceedings of the IEEE.

Readers may post comments on any published article through the Discussion heading on that article’s webpage. Authors may choose to respond to comments or update their articles in consultation with the Editorial Board, with appropriate notations to document changes.

To suggest candidates, submit proposals or articles, comment on articles, or ask a question, please contact Dr. Magoun or log into the GHN. If you do not have an account, you can create one.