International Journal of Product Development

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Editor in Chief: Dr. M.A. Dorgham
ISSN online: 1741-8178
ISSN print: 1477-9056
6 issues per year
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IJPD is a refereed international journal providing an authoritative source of information in the field of product development and innovation. It is devoted to the development, promotion and coordination of the science and practice of this field.


 Topics covered include

  • Product strategy, strategic planning, innovative concepts
  • Customer preferences, customer/regulatory requirements/implementation
  • Internet technology/web-based methods for marketing research
  • Interrelationships across organisations
  • Information management/standards, ICTs, information flows
  • Virtual/collaborative PD; management of dispersed processes/teams
  • Product life/value cycle management, total life-cycle technology
  • [Component] knowledge management/exchange, electronic catalogues
  • Product modelling, process/production planning, design optimisation, design for 'X'
  • System level, sustainable PD, quality, reliability, durability
  • Platforms, architectures, product families/configuration/modularisation
  • Metrics/standards for evaluating firms' capabilities/performance
  • Product/process/project data exchange standards; integration methodologies
  • Emerging tools/applications in system engineering, education, training
  • Virtual prototyping/testing (simulation); fast/lean validation

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IJPD aims to establish channels of communication between experts in academic and research institutions, practitioners and professionals working in industry and related business, and policy makers.


Engineers and academics working in university research and design departments and institutes, managers, designers, technologists, research and development engineers working in industry.


IJPD publishes original research and development papers, review papers, case studies, conference reports, relevant reports and news, book reviews and briefs, educational approaches. Suggestions for Special Issues devoted to important topics in product development and related topics are welcome.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Dorgham, M.A., International Centre for Technology and Management, UK

Associate Editors

  • Bouras, Abdelaziz, Qatar University, Qatar
  • Haapasalo, Harri Jouni Olavi, University of Oulu, Finland

Regional Editor USA

  • Rachuri, Sudarsan, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

Japanese Editor

  • Ishihama, Masao, Kanagawa University, Japan

Editorial Board Members

  • Aoussat, Améziane, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers, France
  • Backhouse, Chris, Loughborough University, UK
  • Bernard, Alain, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France
  • David, Bertrand, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France
  • Deneux, Dominique, LAMIH - University of Valenciennes, France
  • Durán Heras, Alfonso, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Eppinger, Steven D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Eynard, Benoît, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France
  • Gierl, Heribert, Universitaet Augsburg, Germany
  • Gurumoorthy, Balan, Indian Institute of Science, India
  • Helm, Roland, University of Regensburg, Germany
  • Herstatt, Cornelius, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH), Germany
  • Hesselbach, Jens, Institut für Produktionstechnik und Logistik, Germany
  • Katzy, Bernhard, CeTIM - Center for Technology and Innovation Management gGmbH, Germany
  • Lu, Stephen C.-Y., University of Southern California, USA
  • Luczak, Holger, Aachen University of Technology, Germany
  • Magee, Christopher, Mechanical Engineering Department, USA
  • Marr, Rainer, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany
  • Midler, Christophe, Ecole Polytechnique, France
  • Muffatto, Moreno, Universita di Padova, Italy
  • Ohtaka, Akihiko, Nihon Unisys Ltd, Japan
  • Papalambros, Panos Y., University of Michigan, USA
  • Pawar, Kulwant S., University of Nottingham, UK
  • Restrepo, John, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Roberts, Edward B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Roy, Utpal, Syracuse University, USA
  • Söderberg, Rikard, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Söderlund, Jonas, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Sapidis, Nickolas S., University of Western Macedonia, Greece
  • Savino, Matteo Mario, Sannium University, Italy
  • Shunk, Dan, Arizona State University, USA
  • Trappey, Amy J.C., National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  • Wilemon, David, Syracuse University, USA
  • Wood, Kristin, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Zeng, Yong, Concordia University, Canada


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