We are in process of finalizing a draft for submission to a good venue for publication (Comp. Sc.). I have never published in IEEE Transactions, though I have a paper under review with one of them. I note that the majority of the IEEE articles have membership details besides the author name.
- Do you need to be a member of the IEEE in order to publish in one of the transactions?
- If not, do reviewers perceive articles submitted by non-members less favourably?
Note: I am already a member of ACM and its specialized groups. I don't see any reason to join IEEE just to add something with my name in the article.