Calls for papers


International Journal of Vehicle Design
International Journal of Vehicle Design


Special Issue on: "Research and Advances of Vehicle Body Engineering"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Jingzhou (James) Yang, Texas Tech University, USA
Dr. Zixue Du, Chongqing Jiaotong University, China
Dr. Feng-Chong Lan and Dr. Jiqing Chen, South China University of Technology, China

The evolution of the modern vehicle has led towards safety, comfort, and energy consumption. Vehicle body engineering plays an important role in the evolution of the entire vehicle. It includes exterior and interior design. It is also a multidisciplinary field that covers art, engineering, computer science, and psychology. The main topics involved in vehicle body engineering are vehicle styling, aerodynamics, materials, methods of design and manufacturing, occupant comfort, and safety. This special issue will focus on new research and advances in vehicle body engineering for automobile, aircraft, spacecraft, etc.

Subject Coverage
Topics include but are not limited to:
  • Vehicle styling
  • Lightweight materials
  • Vehicle aerodynamics
  • Occupant comfort evaluation
  • Safety
  • Geometric modelling
  • Reverse engineering
  • Ergonomics related to interior design

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

[Extended Deadlines]

Submission of draft manuscript: 1 October, 2009

Feedback to authors and notification of acceptance/rejection: 1 February, 2010

Submission of revised manuscript: 1 May, 2010