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Journal of Textiles and Fibrous Materials


Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Yordan Kyosev Hochschule Niederrhein - University of Applied Sciences, Germany

eISSN: 25152211 | ISSN: 25152211

The Journal of Textiles and Fibrous Materials is a new peer-reviewed, open access journal which has the aim to allow rapid and wide dissemination of research in the areas of textiles, clothing and all kinds of fiber based structures.

A reduced article processing charge (APC) of 1,000 USD*, discounted from the full rate of 2,000 USD, is available for a limited time.

Submit your manuscript today at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tex

Please direct any enquiries to Yordan.Kyosev@hs-niederrhein.de


*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.

The Journal of Textiles and Fibrous Materials is a new peer-reviewed, open access journal which aims to publish, provide visibility to, and widen research on fibrous structures (textiles, clothing, composites) and fiber based materials (paper, flexible membranes, shells, plates, 3D printed materials, foams). The journal covers all steps of the process, from their production to the end of their life cycle including the following aspects: chemistry, engineering and design, management, logistic recycling and teaching.
The journal accepts original research and review articles, which present research in fundamental and applied areas. All submitted manuscripts considered suitable for Journal of Textiles and Fibrous Materials are subjected to a rigorous peer review process in order to ensure that all published articles are of the highest quality.

Journal of Textiles and Fibrous Materials also aims to advance understanding in a broad range of topics within the textiles and fibrous materials field including, but not limited to:

Fiber chemistry, finishing and ecology

- The chemistry and production of man-made fibers and fibrous materials
- Production, processing and ecology of natural fibers
- Processes such as finishing, dyeing and printing
- Shape memory materials
- Environmental issues such as recycling and upcycling

Mechanical technology and physical properties

- Textile structures and their morphology, engineering design, and testing
- Classical textile technologies such as spinning, weaving, knitting, braiding
- Non-woven material processes and their characterisation
- Body comfort
- Testing methods and devices and principles of quality control in the textile and clothing factories and production

Management and marketing

- Textile management,
- Marketing
- Logistics
- Supply Chain Management
- Corporate social responsibility in the textile chain

Textile and clothing design, pattern making

- Textile and clothing design
- Pattern making and cloth production
- Size customisation
- 3D body scanning technology

Application areas

- All application areas from classical clothing and home textiles to medical, geo and other high-tech textiles
- Polymer membranes as an constructive element in the architecture, home, medicine, clothing
- Flexible and fiber based sandwich materials and composite materials
- Textile based electronics and integration of electronic devices in the textiles
- 3D printing with fiber reinforcements

Mathematical methods, modelling and automatisation

- Applied statistical methods for quality control
- Mathematical modelling and simulation of fibrous and flexbile materials and their production processes
- Modern computational methods and tools in fiber and textile science
- Automatic, robotics in the textile production
- Web and mobile applications for textiles
- Industry 4.0

Education

- Virtual and augmented reality in the fiber science
- Teaching methods
- Tools in the textile education
- Human resources, globalisation, skills shortage

Associate Editors
Prof. Christopher M Pastore Thomas Jefferson University, USA
Prof. Boris Mahltig Hochschule Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Prof. Stepan Lomov Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belguim
Editorial Board
Mirela Blaga Technical University of Iasi, Romania
Chokri Cherif Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Iwona Frydrych Lodz University of Technology, Poland
Adhijit Majumdar Indian Institute of Technology, INDIA
Fanggang Ning Qingdao University, China
Bülent Özipek Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
René Rossi EMPA, Switzerland
Scott Stapleton UMass Lowell, USA
Liu Yanping Donghua University, China
Dong Zhang Textile Research Associates, USA

Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Journal of Textiles and Fibrous Materials

Please read the guidelines below then visit the journal’s submission site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tex 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 Journal of Textiles and Fibrous Materials 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.

  1. Open Access
  2. Article processing charge (APC)
  3. What do we publish?
    3.1 Aims & Scope
    3.2 Article Types
    3.3 Writing your paper
  4. Editorial policies
    4.1 Peer Review Policy
    4.2 Authorship
    4.3 Acknowledgements
    4.4 Funding
    4.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
  5. Publishing policies
    5.1 Publication ethics
    5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
  6. 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
  7. Submitting your manuscript
    7.1 How to submit your manuscript
    7.2 Title, keywords and abstracts
    7.3 Information required for completing your submission
    7.4 ORCHID
    7.5 Permissions 
  8. On acceptance and publication
    8.1 SAGE Production
    8.2 Continuous publication
    8.3 Promoting your article
  9. Further information

1. Open Access 

The Journal of Textiles and Fibrous Materials 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.

For general information on open access at SAGE please visit the Open Access page or view our Open Access FAQs.

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2. Article processing charge (APC)

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 license.

An introductory article processing charge (APC) of $1,000, discounted from the full rate of $2,000, is available for a limited time.

If the paying party is based in the European Union, to comply with European law, value added tax (VAT) must be added to the APC. Providing a VAT registration number will allow an institution to be exempt from paying this tax, except for UK institutions.

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3. What do we publish?

3.1 Aims & Scope 

Before submitting your manuscript to the Journal of Textiles and Fibrous Materials, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

3.2 Article Types 

- Review articles, about the state of the art

Original articles, presenting fundamental research, describing new methods, structures, applications, theories OR presenting applied research, for instance - adaption of existing methods for industrial application, optimisation of technologies and products

- Notes to the Editor, with comments to published content or important statements about accurate problems

There is no limit to the number of references.

3.3 Writing your paper 

The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice on how to get published, plus links to futher resources.

3.3.1 Making your article discoverable

When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

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4. Editorial policies

4.1 Peer review policy

Following a preliminary triage to eliminate submissions unsuitable for the Journal of Textiles and Fibrous Materials, all papers are sent out for review. To help the Editor in his preliminary evaluation, please indicate why you think the paper suitable for publication. 

The journal’s policy is to have manuscripts reviewed by two expert reviewers. the Journal of Textiles and Fibrous Materials utilizes a single-blind peer review process in which the reviewer’s name and information is withheld from the author. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, while maintaining rigor. Reviewers make comments to the author and recommendations to the responsible Associate Editor, who then make their recommendations before a final decision is made by the Editor-in-Chief. 

As part of the submission process you will be asked to provide the names of up to 4 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.

The Editor, Associate Editors, or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for possible publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor / Board member will have no involvement in the decision-making process.

4.2 Authorship

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:

(i) Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data, 
(ii) Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
(iii) Approved the version to be published, 
(iv) 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. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

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.

4.3 Acknowledgements

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.

4.4 Funding

The Journal of Textiles and Fibrous Materials 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. 

4.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

It is the policy of the Journal of Textiles and Fibrous Materials 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.

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5. Publishing policies

5.1 Publication ethics

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.

5.1.1 Plagiarism

The Journal of Textiles and Fibrous Materials 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. 

5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. Journal of Textiles and Fibrous Materials publishes manuscripts under Creative Commons licenses. The standard license for the journal is Creative Commons by Attribution (CC BY), which allows others to re-use the work without permission as long as the work is properly referenced. 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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6. Preparing your manuscript

6.1 Word processing formats

The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online.

6.3 Supplementary material

This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. These will be subjected to peer-review alongside the article.  For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files, which can be found within our Manuscript Submission Guidelines page. 

6.4 Reference style

The Journal of Textiles and Fibrous Materials adheres to the SAGE Vancouver reference style. Please review the guidelines on SAGE Vancouver to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Vancouver output file here.

6.5 English language editing services

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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7. Submitting your manuscript

7.1 How to submit your manuscript

The Journal of Textiles and Fibrous Materials is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tex to login and submit your article online. 

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 likely that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

7.2 Title, keywords and abstracts

Please supply a title, short title, an abstract and keywords to accompany your article. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting the SAGE Journal Author Gateway for guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

7.3 Information required for completing your submission

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.

You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

7.4 ORCHID

As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognized.

We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their SAGE Track accounts and include their ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one here.

7.5 Permissions 

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

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8. On acceptance and publication

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 checked 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 30 days. Please note that no production work will occur on your paper until the APC has been received.

8.1 SAGE Production

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 authorizing the change.

8.2 Online publication

One of the many benefits of publishing your research in an open access journal is the speed to publication. With no page count constraints, your article will be published online in a fully citable form with a DOI number as soon as it has completed the production process. At this time it will be completely free to view and download for all. 

8.3 Promoting your article

Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximize your article’s impact with Kudos

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9. Further information

Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Journal of Textiles and Fibrous Materials Editor-in-Chief:

Professor Yordan Kyosev:
Yordan.Kyosev@hs-niederrhein.de

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