Are you planning to submit a research paper to the journal International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics? This post provides factual information, tips, and guidance to authors.
Aims and scope
International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics publishes original contributions that further our understanding of the interactions between people and Industrial systems or their components. The following areas are typically covered: industrial and occupational ergonomics; design of systems, tools, and equipment; performance measurement, modelling, and productivity; people and technologically complex systems; and safety.
Frequency of publication
Typically, a volume is published every two months. Each volume consists of only one issue.
The Editor-in-Chief is A. Gramopadhye, who is with the Dept of Industrial Engineering, Clemson University, South Carolina, USA. The editorial board includes two editors, a book review editor, and 35 members. Further details are available here: www.journals.elsevier.com/international-journal-of-industrial-ergonomics/editorial-board
CRITERIA FOR PUBLICATION
International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics typically publishes full-length research papers, which constitute only original contributions. The papers focus on basic theoretical advances, applications, case studies, new methodologies and procedures, and empirical studies.
EDITORIAL POLICIES AND SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
All manuscripts must be uploaded through the Elsevier Editorial System after logging in as an author (new authors are required to register first). Visit the home page of the journal at www.journals.elsevier.com/international-journal-of-industrial-ergonomics and choose the link ‘Submit your paper’ from the menu on the left side of the page.
MANUSCRIPT REVIEW PROCESS
The journal follows the standard review process. Guidance to reviewers – although not specific to International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics – is available here (prospective authors may also benefit from the guidelines): https://www.elsevier.com/reviewers/how-to-conduct-a-review.
GOOD PUBLISHING PRACTICES
International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics allows the authors the option ‘Your Paper Your Way,’ introduced by Elsevier some years ago. The option moves the burden of preparing the paper exactly according to the format prescribed by the journal to the revision stage: fresh submissions are accepted as single files (in Word or in PDF) and need not follow a set style, although they need to be consistent.
The journal also offers ‘AudioSlides,’ which are brief podcasts, prepared and recorded by the author/s, that are shown next to published articles on ScienceDirect and can be viewed for free. This format offers researchers a channel to explain their work in a more conversational style than is possible when writing a formal research paper and to promote that work by sharing it through social media. More information and examples are available here: www.elsevier.com/audioslides.
INDEXING & METRICS
The impact factor for 2014 is 1.070 and the 5-year impact factor is 1.366.
Journal homepage: www.journals.elsevier.com/international-journal-of-industrial-ergonomics
Instructions to authors: www.elsevier.com/journals/international-journal-of-industrial-ergonomics/0169-8141/guide-for-authors
Editorial board: www.journals.elsevier.com/international-journal-of-industrial-ergonomics/editorial-board
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