About BrainInsight

The IEEE Brain Initiative eNewsletter is a quarterly online publication launched in January 2017. It features practical and timely information and forward-looking commentary on neurotechnologies and neuroengineering. eNewsletter articles can describe recent breakthroughs in research, primers on methods of interests, or report recent events such as conferences or workshops. You can contact the eNewsletter editor with any questions concerning the topic or content of your article.

Author Guidelines

eNewsletter articles are practical rather than highly technical in nature – not journal papers – to keep the community up to date on neurotechnology-related issues and developments around the world. The articles should be approximately 800-1200 words in length and can be authored by a mix of IEEE and non-IEEE members. We encourage authors to include 1-2 images or drawings to help illustrate your article, and a maximum of 20 references. Citations should be referenced as number and formatted as follows: [1] Doe, J. et al. Article title. Journal Name. 2012;32(43):14915-20. DOI: xx.xxx/yyy-zz-zz

Please make sure your opening paragraphs communicate your main message, and convey why that message is relevant or important for readers to appreciate right now. Potential elements of newsletter articles include the following:

  • Statement of the challenge/opportunity: gaps, opportunities, and drivers
  • Technological innovation/advances with some good simple illustrations. What is the state-of-the-art? What are emerging or pivotal? Why is this novel and important?
  • Why is this important and high potential?
  • Process/how to get it deployed/implemented


Please submit your manuscript to the eNewsletter managing editor. Submissions should include the author’s bio – approx. 100 words and including details of your IEEE affiliation – and headshot photo. Please also ensure to provide high-resolution files for your images.

Submitted articles are edited and reviewed for acceptance to a specific issue. According to IEEE policies, all articles will be validated with CrossCheck, IEEE’s plagiarism checker. Submissions found to be plagiarized according to CrossCheck guidelines will not be published.

Final articles, revised if necessary to accommodate reviewers’ comments, are required 4 weeks prior to the planned issue date. The Managing Editor will provide the specific deadline.

Looking forward to your contributions!!! Read the latest issue now.

Managing Editor

Ricardo ChavarriagaRicardo Chavarriaga, Biography

Passionate of responsible development and social implications of technology, Ricardo Chavarriaga is highly interested on the translation of emerging technologies onto applications at service of society.
With more than 12 years of experience in human-machine interaction, brain-machine interfaces, and artificial intelligence, his work is focused on the conception of technologies that allow symbiotic interaction between human and intelligent machines. This is based on better understanding of the brain and cognitive processes, humane development of artificial intelligent systems, and user-centred technology design.
Ricardo Chavarriaga is affiliated with the Zürich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) as the head of the Swiss office of the CLAIRE initiative on Human-Centred Artificial Intelligence; as well as executive-in-residence at the Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP). In addition, Dr. Chavarriaga is the chair of the IEEE Standards Association working group on Neurotechnologies for Brain-Machine Interfacing and editor of the IEEE Brain eNewsletter.
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