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Peer Review Procedure

Submitted manuscripts are initially screened by the Editor-in-Chief. If the manuscript appears to be suitable for the journal, it will be assigned to an Associate Editor who has the appropriate scientific expertise to determine whether to send the manuscript to be peer reviewed. The editors may seek informal advice from members of the Advisory Board. The goal is to assess early if the manuscript should be sent for formal review. Those papers judged by the editors to be of insufficient general interest, or otherwise inappropriate, are rejected promptly without external review. At this stage, editors also evaluate the possible suitability of the manuscript for other journals in the AIP Publishing portfolio and may recommend the paper for one of these journals.

Manuscripts that pass the initial assessment are sent for formal review. Typically, two independent referees are carefully selected from the worldwide research community and IJFE relies on single-blind peer-review. The Editorial team welcomes authors’ suggestions of appropriate reviewers and gives serious consideration to requests that a manuscript not be sent to a particular reviewer. In both cases, we regard these suggestions as recommendations only.

The referees comment critically on the validity and importance of the paper and provide their opinion concerning the novelty, impact, and interest to the readers. Referee reports are intended to advise the editors. When necessary, the editors may contact the referee of a paper for follow-up advice. The editors will reconcile all advice received to reach a decision. The decision is sent to the author along with the comments for the authors.

Authors are invited to take the referees’ criticisms seriously. When invited to resubmit, authors should make every attempt to address all criticisms presented to them.

The editors will not reveal the referees’ identities to authors or to other referees, conversely, referees will refrain from identifying themselves to the authors. Referees must treat the review process and all material related as strictly confidential. Referees may seek the opinion and consult with colleagues but should inform the editors first to preserve the integrity of the review process. When seeking these external opinions, the referee should first consider possible conflict of interests. The editors also ask that referees report their own conflict of interest.

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Format & Content

For more detailed instructions on how to prepare your manuscript visit this page: Author Instructions

International Journal of Fluid Engineering (IJFE) will publish the following article types:
Criteria for Publication

Content: IJFE publishes Articles, Reviews, and Perspectives.

To be published in IJFE, an article must have the potential to influence thinking in the field and should make a fundamental discovery or represent a significant advancement in understanding of an existing problem. Moreover, it must meet several general criteria:

Validity: The paper must provide strong evidence for its conclusions, and the data must be technically verified.

Novelty: The paper must report original scientific research that was not previously published elsewhere.

Interest: The paper must be important to researchers in its specific field and be of interest to a broader readership.

Clarity: The paper must be organized in a reasonable and cohesive manner.

Articles contain novel and significant findings relevant to many researchers in the field. The timeliness, relevance of the research, and clarity of presentation are important factors that we consider when evaluating Article submissions. Articles should include sufficient experimental information to allow other researchers to reproduce the reported results. Authors may include supplementary material, including video or other multimedia files.

Although there is no length limit, original research articles should be as concise as possible and present a clear description of the research. Articles should include sufficient information to allow other researchers to reproduce the reported results. Authors may include supplementary material, including video or other multimedia files. In all cases, the editors decide whether the length of an article is appropriate for the information presented.

Reviews are succinct overviews that provide historical background and detail recent progress in topics covered by the journal’s scope. Reviews should be written in a way that enhances or introduces the work to researchers in the field. Authors preparing a successful review article should clearly outline a strong case for why their review is timely and of interest to the readership of IJFE.

Review articles provide either comprehensive or focused overviews of innovative research in quantum science. Reviews that, in the editor’s or referee’s opinion, do not meet this standard will be rejected. There are no strict page limits set but we provide the following advice. Focused Reviews are short, timely reviews that cover recent advances in established fields or an emerging area of fluids engineering and are approximately 10 – 20 pages in length. Standard Reviews are comprehensive, providing more in-depth coverage in established areas of quantum science, that are approximately, 20-50 pages in length.

Perspectives cover emerging topics or highlight a recent discovery. They provide a forward-looking discussion on the direction of a particular sub-field. Perspectives differ from Reviews in that they can present personal viewpoints from leaders in the field. There is no length limit but an approximate suggestion on the body of main text is to contain less than 5500 words.

Patents: Authors who submit manuscripts containing ideas that may be patentable, do so at their own risk. Neither IJFE nor AIP Publishing assumes any responsibility in this regard.

Byline: The person who submits the paper is responsible for ensuring that all authors approve of the inclusion of their names in the byline. After the submission date, whenever a coauthor is removed from, or added to, a byline, we must have a signed agreement of that coauthor before we publish the manuscript.

Copyright: Authors publishing in IJFE must complete a CC-BY, in the submission system. To avoid unnecessary delays, authors should sign the agreement electronically upon submitting the manuscript.

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