International Journal of Vehicle Performance

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Subhash Rakheja
ISSN online: 1745-3208
ISSN print: 1745-3194
4 issues per year
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IJVP, a journal of the International Association for Vehicle Design, addresses multidisciplinary issues relevant to performance of ground vehicle systems and sub-systems for vehicle engineers/scientists. Its scope covers theoretical and experimental developments in performance analyses/assessments of ground vehicles including road, off-road, all-terrain and guided vehicles. In light of the diversified performance requirements for different vehicles, IJVP focuses on identification of measures relevant to different performance aspects of a vehicle system and new concepts/methods/pioneering techniques in analysis/assessment/improvements in vehicle performance.


 Topics covered include

  • Ground vehicles: performance requirements, analyses, assessments, measures
  • Vehicle system performance cascading to subsystems
  • Impact of component/subsystem designs
  • Ride, handling, roll stability, traction/braking, directional control/guidance, NVH
  • Crashworthiness/crash prevention, road-friendliness, early warning systems
  • Interdisciplinary integration/cost/compatibility, multi-solution optimisation
  • Driver performance, behaviour, modelling
  • Standardised performance analysis methods
  • Disturbances, motions, forces affecting performance
  • Stability enhancement, active safety, driver assistance
  • Electric/hybrid vehicles, power management systems
  • Tyre/track performance, deformable/non-deformable terrains
  • Racing car dynamics, handling/stability at the limits, impact of green racing

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IJVP aims to emphasize emerging challenges and state-of-the-art developments addressing the changing needs of the society and the global vehicle industry, and to facilitate dissemination of technological advances focusing on performance measures, standardization, associated cost and compatibility compromises, and multi-solution methods in vehicle developments.


IJVP provides a leading forum for research and development engineers, standardisation bodies, regulators and policy makers, and academics in all aspects addressing the performance goals/requirements, methods of analysis/assessments, and performance enhancements of vehicle systems and sub-systems, including the human driver.


IJVP welcomes original research papers and critical reviews of topics highlighting multidisciplinary issues relevant to performance of on-road, off-road and guided vehicle systems. The journal also encourages submissions of brief technical notes highlighting theoretical or experimental developments in performance analyses of vehicle systems or subsystems. A technical note must be limited to a maximum of 2000 words.



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Editor in Chief

  • Rakheja, Subhash, Concordia University, Canada

    Associate Editors

    • Yang, Xiaobo, Oshkosh Corporation, USA
    • Zhang, Nong, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
    • Zhang, Xiong, General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada, Canada

    Editorial Board Members

    • Beji, Lotfi, University of Evry, France
    • Best, Matt, Loughborough University, UK
    • Cao, Dongpu, Cranfield University, UK
    • Cheli, Federico, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    • Choi, Seung-Bok, Inha University, Republic of Korea
    • Chondros, Thomas G., University of Patras, Greece
    • Cole, David, University of Cambridge, UK
    • Gipser, Michael, Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
    • Guan, Hsin, Jilin University, China
    • Lu, Jianbo, Ford Motor Company, USA
    • Nishihara, Osamu, Kyoto University, Japan
    • Pauwelussen, Joop P., HAN University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
    • Shangguan, Wen-Bin, South China University of Technology, China
    • Sujatha, C., Indian Istitute of Technology, Madras, India
    • Xu, Peijun, Ebco Inc, USA


    A few essentials for publishing in this journal


    • Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
    • Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (taken to mean more than 50%) and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
    • All our articles are refereed through a double-blind process.
    • All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article. A full statement of our Ethical Guidelines for Authors (PDF) is available.


    Submission process


    All articles for this journal must be submitted using our online submissions system.

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