Combustion dynamics is a growing area that has received fresh emphasis due to advances in energy efficient and low emission combustion systems for ground-based as well as aerospace power plants. The occurrence of thermo-acoustic instabilities, popularly known as combustion instabilities, has been a plaguing problem in the development of combustors for rockets, jet engines, power generating gas turbines and process or domestic heaters. Significant advances in understanding and controlling combustion instability is critical for pushing the operating envelope of the existing installations, and in avoiding delays and cost overruns in development programmes.
Understanding and reducing combustion noise has been a priority in recent times, in an effort towards reducing noise pollution from power plants. Low emission combustors are prone to combustion instabilities and flame blow out. Rapid developments in pulse detonation engines are fuelling research in the area of detonation. Pulse combustors are used to improve the efficiency of energy intensive processes, by taking advantage of the increased mass, momentum and energy transport in the presence of high intensity acoustic fields. Liquid fuels are often used in combustors; therefore, combustion dynamics is often closely related to droplet and spray dynamics and atomization.
The topic is, of course, not new. However, it has been the case that published research on combustion dynamics has been scattered among numerous journals and conference proceedings, not all of them readily accessible. It is in order to draw this work together in one publication, and to reflect the growing importance of the subject, that the International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics has been established.
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From 2016 onwards the journal will be an open access publication requiring no subscription to access online content. All papers will be published under Creative Commons licenses. Papers first submitted on or after 1 December 2015 which are subsequently accepted for publication by peer review will be subject to an article processing charge (APC).
An introductory APC of 600 USD, discounted from the full rate of 1200 USD, is available for a limited time.* Waivers will be honoured for papers commissioned by the Editor.
From 1st July 2018, the APC will increase to the full rate of $1200 USD. The APC is based on the date of original peer submission. Any articles submitted before 1st July 2018 will be eligible for the introductory rate.
*The article processing charge (APC) is payable when the manuscript is accepted after peer review, before it is published. The APC is subject to taxes where applicable. Tax-exempt status can be indicated by providing appropriate registration numbers when payment is requested. Please see further details here.
International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics is a peer-reviewed open access journal on fundamental and applied research in combustion and spray dynamics.
Fundamental topics include advances in understanding unsteady combustion, combustion instability and noise, flame-acoustic interaction and its active and passive control, duct acoustics, blow out and flash back, deflagration and detonations, droplet and spray dynamics and combustion, atomisation, droplet and spray-acoustic interactions.
Applied topics include all aspects of combustion instabilities in solid and liquid rocket motors and gas turbine combustors, combustion noise, pulse detonation engines, active control of combustion instabilities and active control of sprays. As well as original contributions, state of the art reviews and surveys will be published.
Subtopics include, among others, experimental diagnostics of combustion dynamics, computational combustion including RANS and LES for the study of combustion dynamics, unsteady fluid mechanics, mixing, system identification and low order modelling of dynamic phenomena, role of coherent structures in combustion dynamics, flame response measurements and calculation, non-normality and nonlinearity in flame acoustic interaction, analytical acoustics, liquid sheet break-up and stability, active control of sprays, experimental diagnostics of sprays, modelling of spray break-up phenomena, two phase flow modelling and spray and droplet combustion.
|John Abraham||Purdue University, USA|
|Alain Berlemont||CNRS - CORIA, France|
|Michael Brear||University of Melbourne, Australia|
|Hua-Shu Dou||Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, China|
|Derek Dunn-Rankin||University of California, Irvine, USA|
|Osamu Fujita||Hokkaido University, Japan|
|George Gogos||University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA|
|Barry Greenberg||Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel|
|Ashwani K. Gupta||University of Maryland, USA|
|Yannis Hardalupas||Imperial College London, UK|
|Maria Heckl||Keele University, UK|
|Matthew P. Juniper||University of Cambridge, UK|
|Kazhikathra Kailasanath||Naval Research Laboratory, USA|
|Jim B. W. Kok||University of Twente, Netherlands|
|K. N. Lakshmisha||Indian Institute of Science, India|
|Chris Lawn||Queen Mary University of London, UK|
|Tim Lieuwen||Georgia Institute of Technology, USA|
|Kun Luo||Zhejiang University, China|
|Franck Nicoud||University of Montpellier 2, France|
|Mahesh V. Panchagnula||Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India|
|Jeong Park||Pukyong National University, Korea|
|Bruno Schuermans||General Electric, Switzerland|
|Thierry Schuller||Université Toulouse 3 - Paul Sabatier, France|
|Shankar Subramaniam||Iowa State University, USA|
|R. I. Sujith||IIT Madras, India|
|Christian Willert||German Aerospace Center, Germany|
|Kenneth Yu||University of Maryland, USA|
|Vladimir E. Zarko||Russian Academy of Science, Russia|
|Min Zhu||Tsinghua University, China|
Manuscript Submission Guidelines: International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics
- Open Access
- Article processing charge (APC)
- Article Types
- Editorial policies
4.1 Peer Review Policy
4.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
- Publishing policies
5.1 Publication ethics
5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
- Preparing your manuscript
6.1 Word processing formats
6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
6.3 Supplementary material
6.4 Reference style
6.5 English language editing services
- Submitting your manuscript
7.2 Information required for completing your submission
7.3 Corresponding author contact details
- On acceptance and publication
8.1 SAGE Production
8.2 Continuous publication
8.3 Promoting your article
- Further information
This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.
Please read the guidelines below then visit the journal’s submission site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijscd to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.
Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics will be reviewed.
As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.
International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics is an open access, peer-reviewed journal. Each article accepted by peer review is made freely available online immediately upon publication, is published under a Creative Commons license and will be hosted online in perpetuity. Publication costs of the journal are covered by the collection of article processing charges which are paid by the funder, institution or author of each manuscript upon acceptance. There is no charge for submitting a paper to the journal.
If, after peer review, your manuscript is accepted for publication, a one-time article processing charge (APC) is payable. This APC covers the cost of publication and ensures that your article will be freely available online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons licence.
An introductory article processing charge (APC) of $600 (+VAT where applicable*) discounted from the full rate of $1,200 is available for a limited time.
*The article processing charge (APC) is payable upon acceptance after peer review and is subject to value added tax (VAT) where applicable. If the paying author/institution is based in the European Union, to comply with European law, VAT must be added to the APC. Providing a VAT registration number will allow an institution to avoid paying this tax, except for UK institutions. Payments can be made in GBP or USD.
Original Research Article
Manuscripts should not normally exceed 10,000 words. The main body of the paper is to be preceded by an abstract of less than 150 words, as well as a list of 4 to 8 keywords.
Note regarding abstracts and posters presented at conferences: IJSCD will consider articles based on abstracts and posters presented at conferences, though authors should inform the Editor and acknowledge the first source of publication. Articles that have been presented at a conference but not published by the conference organizers will also be considered, provided that the author retains all the rights in the work.
The journal editor will consider the article for publication if it has been substantially revised, expanded and rewritten so that it is significantly different from the conference paper or presentation on which it is based. The article must be sufficiently different to make it a new, original work. As a guide, you should aim to have more than 50% new material. This is a matter of judgement and will be based on a comparison of the submitted article with the original conference paper.
At the time of submission, the author should confirm that they have not granted the conference organizers a licence to the work, or cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owners, and supply the original conference paper for the purpose of comparison with the expanded article.
Following a preliminary triage to eliminate submissions unsuitable for International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics all papers are sent out for review. The covering letter is important. To help the Editor in his preliminary evaluation, please indicate why you think the paper suitable for publication. If your paper should be considered for fast-track publication, please explain why. The journal’s policy is to have manuscripts reviewed by two expert reviewers.
International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics operates a conventional single-blind reviewing policy in which the reviewer’s name is always concealed from the submitting author.
Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, and an editorial decision is generally reached within 6-8 weeks of submission. Reviewers make comments to the author and recommendations to the Editor-in-Chief who then makes the final decision.
As part of the submission process you will be asked to provide the names of two peers who could be called upon to review your manuscript.
Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below:
- The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission.
- The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors.
- Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted.
Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.
Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.
The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:
- Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data,
- Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
- Approved the version to be published,
- Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.
Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.
4.3.1 Writing assistance
Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance”).
It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.
Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.
International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
It is the policy of International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.
Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.
For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations.
SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.
International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.
5.1.2 Prior publication
If material has been previously published, it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.
Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics publishes manuscripts under Creative Commons licenses. The standard license for the journal is Creative Commons by Attribution Non-Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0), which allows others to re-use the work without permission as long as the work is properly referenced and the use is non-commercial. For more information, you are advised to visit SAGE's OA licenses page.
Alternative license arrangements are available, for example, to meet particular funder mandates, made at the author’s request.
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This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.
International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics adheres to the SAGE Vancouver reference style. Please review the guidelines on SAGE Vancouver to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.
Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.
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Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.
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If your paper is accepted for publication after peer review, you will first be asked to complete the contributor’s publishing agreement. Once your manuscript files have been check for SAGE Production, the corresponding author will be asked to pay the article processing charge (APC) via a payment link. Once the APC has been processed, your article will be prepared for publication and can appear online within an average of 20 working days. Please note that no production work will occur on your paper until the APC has been received.
Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.
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Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics Editor as follows:
Prof. Wolfgang Polifke (Editor-in-Chief), TU Munich, Germany