International Journal of Vehicle Design

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Editor in Chief: Dr. M.A. Dorgham
ISSN online: 1741-5314
ISSN print: 0143-3369
12 issues per year
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2016 Impact factor (Clarivate Analytics) : 0.713


IJVD, the journal of vehicle engineering, automotive technology and components, has been established for over a quarter of a century as an international authoritative reference in the field. It publishes the Proceedings of the International Association for Vehicle Design, which is an independent, non-profit-making learned society that exists to develop, promote and coordinate the science and practice of vehicle design and safety.


 Topics covered include

  • Vehicle engineering design
  • Automotive technology
  • R&D of all types of self-propelled vehicles
  • R&D of vehicle components
  • Interface between aesthetics and engineering
  • Integration of vehicle and components design into the development of complete vehicle systems
  • Social and environmental impacts of vehicle design
  • Energy
  • Safety

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IJVD aims to help engineers and applied scientists engaged in vehicle design and research, to contribute to the field, to disseminate technical information, and to learn from each other|s work.


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


IJVD publishes original and review papers, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, vehicle and component manufacturers| information, 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

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

Associate Editors

  • Cao, Dongpu, Cranfield University, UK
  • Deng, Kevin, Jilin University, China
  • Howell, Mark N.W., General Motors Corporation, USA

Editorial Board Members

  • Baron, Jay, Centre for Automotive Research, USA
  • Benim, A. C., Duesseldorf University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Botti, Jean, Delphi Corporation, USA
  • Chanaron, Jean-Jacques, Groupe ESC Grenoble, France
  • Chau, K.T., The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Chinaglia, L., Fiat Research Centre, Italy
  • Dickmanns, Ernst D., Universitat Der Bundeswehr Munchen, Germany
  • Douin, Georges, Renault Group, France
  • Fruechte, Roger D., GM R&D and Planning, USA
  • Heywood, John B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Hori, Yoichi, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Kücükay, Ferit, Technical University of Brunswick, Germany
  • Larsen, S.G., Saab Scania Car Division, Sweden
  • Michelberger, Pál, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
  • Mitschke, Manfred, TU Braunschweig, Germany
  • Nagai, Masao, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
  • Onken, Reiner, Universitat der Bundeswehr Munchen, Germany
  • Parnière, Paul, , France
  • Peters, Norbert, RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • Pischinger, Georg H., FEV Motorentechnik GmbH, Brazil
  • Prasad, Priya, US National Academy of Engineering, USA
  • Prikhodko, Vjacheslav M., State Technical University - MADI, Russian Federation
  • Segel, Leonard, University of Michigan, USA
  • Seiffert, U., WiTech Engineering, Germany
  • Shahwan, Khaled W., Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), USA
  • Slibar, Alfred, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
  • Subic, Aleksandar, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  • Tomizuka, Masayoshi, University of California at Berkeley, USA
  • Trigell, Annika Stensson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Wierzibicki, Tomasz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Winterkorn, Martin, Audi AG, Germany


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