Calls for papers


International Journal of Vehicle Design
International Journal of Vehicle Design


Special Issue on: "Electric and Hybrid Vehicles"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Shuiwen Shen, Ricardo UK Ltd, UK
Dr. Yimin Gao, Advanced Vehicle Research Center, USA
Dr. Bo Gao, AVL Powertrain UK Ltd, UK
Dr. Zhou Xu, Jaguar Land Rover R&D Centre, UK

Advanced hybrid and electric vehicles are widely considered as green technologies for future transports, which improve overall drivertrain efficiency and reduce vehicle emissions. In order to further promote excellence of research in vehicle powertrain and propulsion, this special issue will focus on state of the art research and development as well as continuous efforts in the modelling, design, control and optimisation of hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), electric vehicles (EV) and fuel cell vehicles (FCV).

We therefore kindly invite you or any of your colleagues working in the following areas to submit technical papers for review. The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at VTI 2012 (, but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit papers for this call.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Hybrid and electric vehicle modelling and control
  • Hybrid and electric vehicle energy management and optimisation
  • Hybrid and electric vehicle safety and fault tolerance
  • Machine modelling, analysis and control
  • Energy storage system modelling, analysis and control
  • Smart grid and electric infrastructure

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 double-blind 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

Paper due: 31 August, 2012

Acceptance notification: 30 November, 2012

Final paper version due: 10 January, 2013