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International Journal of Manufacturing Research
International Journal of Manufacturing Research


Special Issue on: "Green Manufacturing"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Rongbo Zhu, South-Central University for Nationalities, China
Dr. Maode Ma, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Dr. Hongguang Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Faced with growing concerns over the impact of human activity, policy-makers are faced with the problem of reconciling continued economic development and the need to reduce environmental harm. Manufacturing research and development must provide low carbon, low waste and energy efficient materials; and technologies and practices that support reuse, remanufacture and recycling of materials and products.

The objective of this special issue is to provide a forum for engineers and scientists in academia, industry and government to address the most innovative research and development including technical challenges, social and economic issues, and to present their ideas, results, work in progress and experience on all aspects of green manufacturing technology and applications. With the advent of distributed and parallel environments, processing particularly complex scientific applications and voluminous data is more affordable. We solicit original work in all areas of green manufacturing. In addition to “normal” submissions, authors whose selected papers have been accepted by the MEGM 2010 ( are invited to submit a rewritten (extended and fully revised) version of their papers to this special issue.

Subject Coverage
Specific topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Internet-based manufacturing
  • Computer aided design
  • Virtual design
  • Design in collaborative and distributed environments
  • Computer aided engineering
  • Virtual manufacturing
  • Distributed manufacturing
  • Networked manufacturing
  • Computer aided manufacturing
  • Green manufacturing technology
  • Other applications

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

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

Manuscript due date: 1 December, 2010

Notification of acceptance: 1 March, 2011

Submission of final manuscript: 30 March, 2011