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About Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering

This page includes information about the aims and scope of Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering, editorial policies, open access and article-processing charges, the peer review process and other information. For details of how to prepare and submit a manuscript through the online submission system, please see the instructions for authors.

Aims & scope

The Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering (APJCEN) is an international multidisciplinary peer-reviewed publication devoted to disseminating research in and development of theoretical and applied mechanics. APJCEN will be a forum for researchers to present their original work and scholarly reviews of solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, structural mechanics, material modeling, multi-physics and thermodynamics with significant computational components. The journal will adopt a multidisciplinary approach to link physical, experimental, and mechanics as applied to the development of and practice in computational engineering. The journal is committed to providing comprehensive and innovative techniques in computational engineering.

The majority of the articles published in the journal are full-length articles with detailed contents. Comments on published papers may be submitted in the form of discussion, which is subject to a rebuttal by the author.

APJCEN may accept also

  • Short and prompt communications about new results or new examples
  • New developments of software with broad utility
  • General state of the art papers useful for young researchers submitted by experienced scientists

The journal aims to provide the most complete and reliable sources of information on current developments in the field. The journal hopes to become an essential reading for scientists and researchers who wish to keep abreast of the latest developments in the field.

As APJCEN has a permanent secretarial and a large list of Editorial Board assistants, monitoring the review process will be organized as efficiently as possible.

Open access

All articles published by Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.

Authors of articles published in Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering are the copyright holders of their articles and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate the article, according to the SpringerOpen copyright and license agreement.

For authors who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, BioMed Central can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Please contact us if further information is needed.

Article-processing charges

The publication costs for Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering are covered by the journal, so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.

Indexing services

SpringerOpen is working closely with Thomson Reuters (ISI) to ensure that citation analysis of articles published in Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering will be available.

Publication and peer review process

The following topics will be of interest to the journal:

  • Mathematical modeling in engineering
  • Finite Element, Boundary Element and Mesh Free Method
  • Finite difference and finite volume methods
  • Optimization Methods in Engineering
  • High performance and parallel computing
  • Isogeometric analysis
  • Computational mechanics of materials
  • Computational advances in smart materials and structures
  • Computational dynamics
  • Computational fracture and damage mechanics
  • Computational solids and structural mechanics
  • Nonlinear behavior of materials and structures
  • Direct limit state analysis and design of structures
  • Limit and shakedown analysis of structures

Authors will be able to check the progress of their manuscript through the submission system at any time by logging into My Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering, a personalized section of the site.

Portability of peer review

In order to support efficient and thorough peer review, we aim to reduce the number of times a manuscript is re-reviewed after rejection from Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering, thereby speeding up the publication process and reducing the burden on peer reviewers. Therefore, please note that, if a manuscript is not accepted for publication in Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering and the authors choose to submit a revised version to another SpringerOpen journal, we will pass the reviews on to the other journal's editors at the authors' request. We will reveal the reviewers' names to the handling editor for editorial purposes unless reviewers let us know when they return their report that they do not wish us to share their report with another SpringerOpen journal.

Copyediting and proofs

Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering will copyedit manuscripts before they are published.

Following the acceptance of an article, it is published in Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering as a provisional PDF file with minimal delay (subject to formatting checks, copyediting and author verification). Fully formatted PDF and full-text (HTML) versions are made available shortly after that.

Reprints

Please see our reprints website for information about reprinting articles.

Supplements

Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering will consider supplements based on proceedings (full articles or meeting abstracts), reviews or research. All articles submitted for publication in supplements are subject to peer review. Published supplements are fully searchable and freely accessible online and can also be produced in print. For further information, please contact us.

Editorial policies

Any manuscript, or substantial parts of it, submitted to the journal must not be under consideration by any other journal. In general, the manuscript should not have already been published in any journal or other citable form, although it may have been deposited on a preprint server. Authors are required to ensure that no material submitted as part of a manuscript infringes existing copyrights, or the rights of a third party.

Correspondence concerning articles published in Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering is encouraged. A 'post a comment' feature is available on all articles published by Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering. Comments will be moderated by the editorial office (see our Comment policy for further information) and linked to the full-text version of the article, if suitable.

Editorial standards

SpringerOpen is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). In order to safeguard the quality of SpringerOpen journal publications, Springer has developed a policy on Publishing Integrity which is in line with the philosophy of COPE.

We follow the principle that we have a prime duty to maintain the integrity of the scientific record. Springer’s Policy on Publishing Integrity addresses:

  • Clear definitions of what violation of Publishing Integrity is.
  • A manual on how to identify such a violation (in the document referred to as an Act of Misconduct).
  • Clear (COPE) examples of what such an Act of Misconduct looks like in practice.
  • Clearly defined actions which have to be undertaken by the Editor and Springer when such an Act is a clearly proven fact.
  • Q & A – a useful list of Questions and Answers on the definition of Publishing Integrity.

Please find the full document of Springer's Policy on Publishing Integrity here.

Data and materials release

Submission of a manuscript to Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering implies that readily reproducible materials described in the manuscript, including all relevant raw data, will be freely available to any scientist wishing to use them for non-commercial purposes. Nucleic acid sequences, protein sequences, and atomic coordinates should be deposited in an appropriate database in time for the accession number to be included in the published article. In computational studies where the sequence information is unacceptable for inclusion in databases because of lack of experimental validation, the sequences must be published as an additional file with the article.

Any 'in press' articles cited within the references and necessary for the reviewers' assessment of the manuscript should be made available if requested by the editorial office.

Appeals and complaints

Authors who wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint should, in the first instance, contact the Editor-in-Chief who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure.

Competing interests

Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering requires authors to declare any competing financial or other interest in relation to their work. All competing interests that are declared will be listed at the end of published articles. Where an author gives no competing interests, the listing will read 'The author(s) declare that they have no competing interests'.

Plagiarism detection

Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering's publisher, SpringerOpen, is a member of the CrossCheck plagiarism detection initiative. In cases of suspected plagiarism CrossCheck is available to the editors of Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts by using the plagiarism detection tool iThenticate. CrossCheck is a multi-publisher initiative allowing screening of published and submitted content for originality.

Citing articles in Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering

Articles in Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.

Article citations follow this format:

Authors: Title. Asia Pac J Comput Eng [year], [volume number]:[article number].

e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Asia Pac J Comput Eng 2009, 1:115.

refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.

Why publish your article in Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering?

High visibility

Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. Articles that have been especially highly accessed are highlighted with a 'Highly accessed' graphic, which appears on the journal's contents pages and search results.

Speed of publication

Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF; the article will then be available through Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering and SpringerOpen.

Flexibility

Online publication in Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering gives authors the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example to relevant databases and papers).

Promotion and press coverage

Articles published in Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering are included in article alerts and regular email updates. Some may be included in abstract books mailed to academics and are highlighted on Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering's pages and on the SpringerOpen homepage.

In addition, articles published in Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering.

Authors of articles published in Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work (for further details, see the copyright and license agreement.

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