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Concurrent Engineering

Research and Applications
2014 Impact Factor: 0.851
2014 Ranking: 78/102 in Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications | 56/81 in Operations Research & Management Science | 31/40 in Engineering, Manufacturing
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)
Institute of Concurrent Engineering

Editor-in-Chief
Biren Prasad Institute of Concurrent Engineering, Tustin, USA

eISSN: 15312003| ISSN: 1063293X|Current volume: 24|Current issue: 1 Frequency: Quarterly

Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications (CERA) is a leading, peer reviewed journal publishing the newest and most exciting research arising from parallelism of product life cycle functions, covering:

  • New developments in computer-aided concurrent engineering (CE) presented by leading CE specialists from around the world
  • Advances in knowledge-based CE theory, methodologies and practical applications
  • New information for integrated CE development and optimization of CAD/CAM/CAE/CIM systems.

CERA provides design, engineering and manufacturing professionals with quality articles on all aspects of CE. Computer-aided concurrent engineering enables faster to-market product development (e.g. Japanese fast-to-market concepts), reduced design and manufacturing costs, competitively superior products, longer product service life, and improved return on product investment. CE is a seamless, systematic integration of computer-aided product design, engineering and manufacturing, as well as post-manufacturing product life-cycle management. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Electronic access:

Concurrent Engineering is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://cer.sagepub.com.

Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications (CERA) is a leading, peer reviewed journal publishing the newest and most exciting research arising from parallelism of product life cycle functions, covering:

  • New developments in computer-aided concurrent engineering (CE) presented by leading CE specialists from around the world
  • Advances in knowledge-based CE theory, methodologies and practical applications
  • New information for integrated CE development and optimization of CAD/CAM/CAE/CIM systems.

CERA provides design, engineering and manufacturing professionals with quality articles on all aspects of CE. Computer-aided concurrent engineering enables faster to-market product development (e.g. Japanese fast-to-market concepts), reduced design and manufacturing costs, competitively superior products, longer product service life, and improved return on product investment. CE is a seamless, systematic integration of computer-aided product design, engineering and manufacturing, as well as post-manufacturing product life-cycle management.

Inter/multidisciplinary
Devoted to the international exchange of scientific information in this critical area, CERA is a multidisciplinary research and applications-oriented journal which fosters the exchange and integration of concepts and theories from diverse areas, as well as the cross-fertilization of enabling CE technologies.

The journal deals with all basic tracks that enable CE, including aspects of Information Modeling, Teaming & Sharing, Networking & Distribution, Planning and Scheduling, Reasoning & Negotiation, Collaborative Decision Making, and Organization and Management of CE.

Topics Covered Include:

· CE system design and implementation modelling

· information management

· design automation

· knowledge acquisition

· performance evaluation

· conflict resolution

· case histories of practical applications.

Look to Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications for authoritative in-depth reports in each issue, on the most timely and significant trends, issues, problems and applications of CE in modern manufacturing.

Editorial Management Group
A.M. Agogino Mechanical Engineering Department, University of California, Berkeley, USA
M.S. Fox Computer Science & Management Science, University of Toronto, Canada
Editorial Advisory Board
H. Adeli The Ohio State University, USA
J.S. Gero The University of Sydney, Australia
F. Mistree Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
F.B. Prinz Stanford University, USA
R.D. Sriram NIST, USA
Editorial Review Panel
C J Anumba Loughborough University, UK
D.R. Bahler North Carolina State University, USA
P. Bernus Griffith University, Australia
D. Brown University of Lethbridge
S. Chandrashekhar Lucent Technologies, USA
P.K. Chawdhry University of Bath, UK
Z. Dong University of Victoria, Canada
Joze Duhovnik University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, A&BAD:scaron;ker&BAD:ccaron;eva 6, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
S. Ganesan Oakland University, USA
P. Ghodous University of Lyon I - Claude Bernard, France
R. Gill Middlesex University, UK
P. Gu University of Calgary, Canada
A. Gunasekaran University of Massachusetts, Darthmouth, USA
Roger Jianxin Jiao Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
F Liu Chongqing University, China
M Mekhilef Ecole Centrale Paris
X. G. Ming School of Mechanical and Power Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, No. 1954 Huashan Road Shanghai, 200030, PR China
Kulwant Pawar University of Nottingham, UK
G N Qi Zhejiang University, China
Karthik Ramani School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907
R.M. Rangan Product Sight Corp., USA
Michael Sobolewski Texas Tech University, Texas, USA
K.P. Sycara Carnegie-Mellon University, USA
J.M. Usher Mississippi State University, USA
J.S.M Vergeest Technische Universiteit Delft, The Netherlands
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  • INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

    Submitting Papers to the CERA Journal:

    The journal welcomes original papers on state-of-the-art research in product development arising from parallelism of its life cycle functions, and novel applications and tools in the areas of Concurrent Engineering (CE).

    - The journal addresses all basic tracks that enable CE including aspects of information modelling, teaming & sharing, networking & distribution, planning & scheduling, reasoning & negotiation, collaborative decision making, organization and management of CE.

    - Emphasis is placed on CE technologies that result in faster product development, higher quality, lower costs, improved productivity and better customer value.

    - Major research areas include: CE process characterization and matrices, enterprise modelling, multi-enterprise integration, information sharing and collaboration, networked collocation, tools for multi-media conferences, distributed environments, corporate technical memories, capturing design intent, CE languages and tools, intelligent retrieval, virtual teams, architectures, emerging standards and practices.

    Schedule “2”

    [as referenced in Section 8 of the Agreement between SAGE Publications, Ltd.

    and Institute of Concurrent Engineering dated February 24, 2011]

    Author Submission Fees

    The following schedule of submission fees shall be in force unless a new revised fee schedule is communicated to and approved by the Publisher in writing.

    When responding to an initial submission of a manuscript for consideration in the journal, the Editor will inform the author(s) that if their paper is accepted for publication there will be a “prescribed” page-length limit for the article.

    At first revision stage, it will be recommended to the author that they resubmit the revised manuscript, eliminating redundancies and ensuring that their writing is concise. This should follow the Editor’s recommendations for quality and content and adhere to paper formatting requirements. In situations where, in spite of authors’ genuine efforts, author(s) are not able to accommodate their revised paper within the Editor’s "prescribed" page-length limit, author(s) must submit a written request that the Editor waive this limit.

    If the Editor is willing to waive the page-length limit, the author may be asked to pay a surcharge for the extra pages, based on the following submission rates:

    • up to "prescribed-pages"-- No surcharge (free);
    • in excess of prescribed-pages up to twenty five (25) manuscript pages -- @$49/extra page;
    • in excess of 25-pages up to thirty (30) manuscript pages -- @$75/extra page;
    • in excess of 30 pages up to thirty five (35) manuscript pages -- @$99/extra page;
    • in excess of 36 pages up to forty (40) manuscript pages -- @ $149/extra page.
    • And over 40 manuscript pages -- @$199/extra page.

    The “prescribed” page-length limit is based on the manuscript (pre-print version) length of the revised article as submitted by the authors and formatted as follows. A manuscript page is a 8-1/2 in. by 11 in. letter size paper, with 1 inch margins all around. Article is written and revised in Microsoft Word, formatted double-spaced, using Times New Roman 11-point font size with single spacing between two consecutive paragraphs or equations. For uniformity purposes, each illustration or table submitted along with the manuscript (prior to publication) is counted as a page. For consistency across various submissions, each part of a multi-part Table/Figure is also counted as a single page.

    Manuscript Submission:

    1. Concurrent Engineering is hosted on ScholarOne™ Manuscripts, a web based online submission and peer review system - SAGE track. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then simply visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cera

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is possible that you will have had an account created.

    All papers must be submitted via the online system.

    2. Centred title should be brief, followed by centred name, affiliation, address, country, and postal code (zip) of author(s). Indicate to whom correspondence and proofs should be sent, including a telephone number, fax number and e-mail address.

    3. Include a 300-word abstract.

    4. Include a list of key words, brief biographies and passport size photographs of all authors in common electronic formats

    5. A list of four-five potential reviewers (who are subject matter experts in CE or papers' contents) should be submitted to the Editor at the time of manuscript submission [recommended].

    6. ILLUSTRATIONS

    - Computer generated graphics. Any illustrations should be in tif or eps format. All graphics should have a minimum resolution of 300 dots per inch (118 dots per cm), for superior reproduction. Colour originals can be published if warranted at the author's expense.

    - Line Drawings. Originals should always be submitted. Wherever possible, graphs should be boxed in, and scale divisions should be marked on the inside of the boxes. Grids should not be shown. Insofar as possible, explanations should be placed in the legend. Original drawings should not be larger than 20x25 cm (8x10 in); if this is impossible, they must be accompanied by two sets of small photoprints. Measurements should be indicated in SI units.

    - Lettering should be planned for 50% reduction; text must be readable after reduction.

    - Photographs. Photographs should be supplied as glossy prints, and wherever possible, of the same size as they are to appear in the journal. Illustrations should be referred to as Figure 1, Figure 2, etc. The name(s) of the author(s) should be written on all illustrations, as should the Figure number. The indication ''Top'' must be given, if necessary. Besides the original illustrations, one duplicate set must accompany each copy of the manuscript; these copies may be photoprints, if clear and legible.

    - Text must be readable after reduction.

    7. JOURNAL AND BOOK REFERENCES should be identified in the text using the Harvard system [numbered notes throughout text, numbered list at end of article].

    Literature references should be listed by number at the end of manuscript as reference number, Author(s), date, ''title of article,'' title of publication, volume, page, publisher, place of publication, etc. Examples:

    - Name 1, A.A. and Name 2, B.B. (year of publication). A Method of Damage Detection for Rotating Systems, Journal Name, 107(3): 275-281.

    - Name, C.C. (year of publication). Title of Chapter, Book Name, Edition (if not first), page, publisher, place etc.

    8. FIGURE, TABLE, EQUATION: spelled out in text, capitalized. Figure 1 Table 1 Equation (9)

    9. TABLES. Number consecutively and type on a numbered, separate page.

    Please use arabic numerals and supply a heading. Column headings should be explanatory and carry units. Do not include vertical rules.

    10. UNITS & ABBREVIATIONS. SI units should be used.

    11. SYMBOLS. A list of symbols used and their meanings should be included if a

    large number of symbols appears in the text.

    12. PROOFREADING AND E-PRINTS. Authors will receive page proofs, which

    they should correct and return as soon as possible. An e-print order form for purchase of additional e-prints will be provided. No free e-prints can be provided; the correspondence author will receive one free copy of the journal for each contributor.

    14. HEADINGS. Your article should be structured into sections. Normally two headings are used as follows:

    Main Subhead: 3. Syntax of Dimensions and Tolerances [all bold and centred, capitalize first letter of main words]

    Secondary Subhead: 6.1 Tolerance Analysis [bold, capitalize first letter of main words, left justified]

    15. EQUATIONS. Number equations with arabic numbers enclosed in parentheses at the right-hand margin. Type superscripts and subscripts clearly above or below the baseline, or mark them with a caret. Be sure that all symbols, letters, and numbers are distinguishable (e.g., 0 for zero, one or lowercase ''el'', ''vee'' or Greek nu).

    16. PERMISSIONS. The author is responsible for obtaining releases from other publishers for SAGE to publish material copyrighted by someone else.

    - Manuscripts are accepted for review with the understanding that the same work has not been and will not be published nor is presently submitted elsewhere, and that all persons listed as authors have given their approval for the submission; further, that any person cited as a source of personal communication has approved such citation. Written authorization may be required at the Editor's discretion.

    - Neither Journal of Concurrent Engineering, its publisher, nor the editorial board (http:/www.ceteam.com/) is responsible for the views expressed by individual contributors in articles published in the Journal.

    English Language Editing Services: Please click here for information on professional English language editing services recommended by SAGE.

    If you wish your article to be freely available online immediately upon publication (as some funding bodies now require), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice subject to payment of a publication fee. Manuscript submission and refereeing procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. For further information, please visit http://www.uk.sagepub.com/sagechoice.sp

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