The Top Academic Journals for Engineers


The Top Academic Journals for Engineers

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Academic journals are a place for researchers to read the latest research findings, publish their own works, and to comment on and discuss various scholarly topics. They are usually periodic publications that are peer-reviewed and focus on specific topics such as nanotechnology or material science. In the engineering field alone, there are numerous scientific journals dedicated to specific disciplines such as mechanical engineering, civil engineering, and chemical engineering.

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the best academic journals for engineers

1. Procedia Engineering

Procedia Engineering was first launched in 2009 and publishes open access collections of conference proceedings. The journal covers a variety of engineering topics including chemical, mechanical, civil, and aerospace, and is available for the international audience. Since it is an electronic journal, it allows conference delegates to publish in a timely manner and has a wide online circulation via Science Direct to allow for maximum exposure.

Researchers interested in publishing in Procedia Engineering should have a paper about current engineering topics that is also relevant to an international audience. Additionally, official templates in Latex and Microsoft Word formats are available to help speed up the publication process. Accepted articles can be published online within six weeks of acceptance.

2. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer

This journal publishes papers about heat and mass transfer research, which deals with the movement of fluid particles and can be categorised into mechanical and chemical engineering. The goal of these research papers is to increase our understanding of heat and mass transfer processes via different types of surfaces as well as how these properties apply to engineering problems.

To be accepted for publication, research papers should contain original research that is analytical and experimental, and applies to engineering problems. Some sample topics include new measuring methods for transport property data, environmental applications of heat and mass transfer, and energy engineering.

3. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering

Rock mechanics deals with the mechanical behaviour of rocks and their reactions to the surrounding physical environment. This journal covers topics related to rock mechanics research and engineering geology. Research papers containing field research and testing methods, computation and analysis of observed data, and structural behaviour of rocks can be submitted for publication.

Additionally, the paper should contain descriptions that bridge the gap between scientific knowledge and practical applications for rock engineering purposes. Specific topics of interest include the design and construction of underground structures, dam foundations, rock slope stability research, as well as large-scale mining and tunneling projects.

4. Nature Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is an interdisciplinary branch of science dealing with the manipulation of materials on an atomic scale. This journal is aimed towards researchers working in this field to connect and contribute to the overall advancement of nanotechnology. It helps chemists, physicists, material scientists, engineers, and other researchers to share their ideas on the latest developments in nanotechnology research.

Accepted research papers should contain information on the design and characterization of nanostructures, devices that manipulate and control atomic and macromolecular levels, and computational models. Additionally, the journal also publishes news and research highlights from other academic journals along with review articles, commentaries, and book reviews. Some specific research areas include carbon nanotubes and fullerenes, molecular machines and motors, nanofluidics, nanomagnetism, nanomedicine, nanoparticles, quantum information and more.

5. Powder Technology

This is a journal that focuses on the science of particulate systems both wet and dry. Research papers containing the formation, characterisation, and limitations of particulate solids systems can be submitted for publication.

Additionally, there are no limitations on the exact size of the particles. They can be as little as on a nanoscale level and as big as mined or quarried rock-sized materials. Some former topics published by the journal include the formation of particles by precipitation, the handling and processing operations, delivery of particulate products to the body, and applications of particles in chemicals, foods, pigments, and functional materials.

6. Langmuir

Langmuir is a non-dimensionally homogeneous unit of measurement dealing with the amount of exposure to a surface. This journal, which is appropriately named after the Langmuir unit, publishes research papers on colloids, surfactants, dispersants, emulsions, and other interface-related topics of materials. These materials can be small and large and include nanomaterials, gels, liquid crystals, and polymers.

To be accepted for publication, a paper must focus on the science of materials where the interface dominates the structure and function of the overall product. The research results should also advance our understanding of interfaces in topics such as the surface chemistry of colloids, bio-interfaces, charge transfer at interfaces and more. Applications of various devices such as sensors and photonic crystals are also included in its scope of publication.

7. Building And Environment

This journal is designed for the international audience and publishes original research papers as well as review articles on technology and research related to the built environment. Specifically, tools used in building science, building design, building operation systems, and environmental performance of buildings are all part of the scope of this journal.

To be accepted for publication, research articles should contain new knowledge that has been verified through quantitative processes and careful analysis. Topics covered should include smart technologies for high-performance buildings and cities, building performance in visual, acoustic, and thermal areas, decision-making tools, and ways to lower environmental impacts.

8. Coastal Engineering

This is another journal intended for the international audience. Specifically, it is for engineers who work near oceans and coasts where unique solutions are needed to deal with coastal geography and weather patterns. Research papers containing original studies and experiments on scientific advancements in topics such as harbour engineering, wave and current studies, estuary hydraulics, and offshore structures can be submitted for publication. Additionally, papers containing mathematical models and ideas related to the construction of structures as well as mitigating environmental problems can also be submitted. All research papers should have one or more paragraphs related to the engineering applications of the main topic.

9. Applied Energy

This journal provides a place for researchers to share information on the latest research and developments related to energy. Technologies such as energy conversion, energy conservation, optimisation of resources for energy use, and sustainable energy systems are all part of the scope covered in this journal.

To be considered for publication, the paper should fill the gap between the research on the technology and its implementation in real-life applications.  Solutions to solving modelling problems, pollution problems, energy conservation problems, and climate change problems can also be submitted for publication.

10. Progress in Quantum Electronics

The study of quantum mechanics is a branch of physics that works with matter on the smallest scale. Quantum electronics is a sub-branch of quantum mechanics as it only deals with the study of electrons in matter, which is a source of electricity. It is the subject of focus for this journal, which brings together international researchers specialising in quantum electronics and their applications in everyday technologies.

Papers containing both the theoretical and experimental aspects of quantum electronics can be submitted for publication. These papers should contribute to the advancement of quantum electronics engineering and can also contain bio or nanotechnology-related works.


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