International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems

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Editor in Chief: Prof. M. El-Gindy
ISSN online: 1741-5152
ISSN print: 1744-232X
4 issues per year
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2016 Impact factor (Clarivate Analytics) : 0.308


IJHVS provides an authoritative source of information and an international forum in the field of on/off road heavy vehicle systems, including buses. It is a highly professional and refereed journal which forms part of the proceedings of the International Association for Vehicle Design. IAVD is an independent, non-profit, learned society which provides a forum for professionals in both industry and academic institutions to meet, exchange ideas and disseminate knowledge in the field of automotive engineering, technology, and management.


 Topics covered include

  • Commercial trucks
  • Vehicle combinations
  • Conventional buses
  • Hybrid buses
  • Heavy military vehicles
  • Integrated heavy vehicle systems
  • Agricultural equipment
  • Construction equipment
  • Components
  • Railway running gear components, including wheel, bearing, and brake testing and simulation
  • Rail durability testing and simulation
  • Rail vehicles longitudinal and lateral stability and control at high- and low-speeds
  • Rail vehicles suspension and ride dynamics
  • Heavy vehicles safety and human factors
  • Light trucks, pickups, large SUVs and crossover vehicles

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The objectives of IJHVS are to develop, promote and coordinate the science and practice of vehicle design. It also aims to help professionals working in the field, engineering and business educators and policy-makers to contribute, to disseminate information and to learn from each other|s work. The international dimension is emphasised in order to overcome cultural and national barriers and to meet the needs of accelerating technological change and changes in the global economy.


Professionals and academics in the field of automotive engineering, technology and management.


IJHVS publishes original and review papers, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, management reports, book reviews, and notes, commentaries and news. Contribution may be by submission or invitation, and suggestions for special issues and publications are welcome.



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    Editor in Chief

  • El-Gindy, M., University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Canada

Associate Editor

  • Zhu, Jian Jun, General Motors Co., USA

Assistant Editors

  • Huang, Wei, Harman Automotive, USA
  • Reina, Giulio, University of Salento, Italy

Editorial Board Members

  • Ünlüsoy, Yavuz Samim, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
  • Castejón, Luis, University of Zaragoza, Spain
  • Cebon, David, Cambridge University, UK
  • Clarke, Robert, Truck Manufacturers Association, USA
  • De Pont, John, TERNZ Ltd, New Zealand
  • Elischer, Matt, National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, Australia
  • Gillespie, Thomas D., Mechanical Simulation Corporation, USA
  • Gilmore, Brian, Deere & Company, USA
  • Gunter, David, U.S. Army, USA
  • Haque, Imtiaz, Clemson University, USA
  • Hiller, Manfred, Universitat-GH-Duisburg, Germany
  • Juhala, Matti, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
  • Kemeny, Andras, Renault, Direction de la Recherche, France
  • Kimbrough, Scott, MRA Forensic Sciences, USA
  • Lozano, Alejandro, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico
  • Mantriota, Giacomo, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
  • McPhee, John J., University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Nordström, Olle, Swedish Road and Traffic Research Institute (VTI), Sweden
  • Öijer, Fredrik, Volvo Group Truck Technology, Sweden
  • Peter, Tamas, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • Polach, Oldrich, Bombardier Transportation Ltd, Switzerland
  • Shinar, David, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  • Tomizuka, Masayoshi, University of California at Berkeley, USA
  • Velinsky, Steven A., University of California-Davis, USA
  • Wong, J.Y., Carleton University, Canada
  • Woods, Jeffrey M., USDOT/NHTSA/NVS-122, USA
  • Zhang, Xiong, General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada, Canada


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