International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics
- Editor in Chief
- Dr. Denis A. Coelho
- ISSN online
- ISSN print
- 4 issues per year
- CiteScore 2020 1.2
IJHFE publishes high quality international interdisciplinary peer-reviewed manuscripts covering ergonomics and human factors in the design, planning, development and management of technical and social systems for work or leisure, including technical systems, equipment, products and the organisation of work.
Topics covered include
- Environmental and physical ergonomics
- Human-machine systems design/tool/equipment design
- Eliciting human requirements on technology
- Usability/comfort/pleasure/cognitive engineering of human-technology interfaces
- Anthropometrics/design for people with disabilities
- Design of critical systems/equipment for extreme environments
- Human performance measurement and modelling
- Humans in transportation systems/technologically complex systems
- Cognitive ergonomics, information processing, information/multimedia design, expert systems
- Acceptability and effectiveness of technology change
- Training design, organisational design and psychosocial factors
- Management of the complex participation of people in their environment
- Human-centred/goal-driven design of technical/organisational systems
The objectives of IJHFE are to establish an effective channel of communication between industry, academic and research institutions and persons concerned with the contributions of human factors and ergonomics knowledge, methods and approaches to product and systems design and development, and to foster improved working conditions and greater well-being. The international dimension is emphasised in order to overcome cultural and national barriers and to meet the challenges of the global economy and the accelerating pace of technological change.
Practitioners and academics working in research and design departments and institutes, ergonomists, physical therapists, occupational physicians, managers, designers, technologists and research and development engineers working in industry.
IJHFE welcomes theoretical advances, applications, case studies, new methodologies and procedures, as well as empirical studies, aiming at promoting the advancement of the understanding of people in relation to technology, systems, work organisation and environments. Special Issues devoted to important topics in human factors and ergonomics will occasionally be published. Suggestions for Special Issues are welcome.
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Editor in Chief
- Coelho, Denis A., Jönköping University, Sweden
- Baldwin, Carryl, George Mason University, USA
- Biondi, Francesco, University of Windsor, Canada
- De Waard, Dick, University of Groningen, Netherlands
- O'Hare, David P., University of Otago, New Zealand
- Popovic, Vesna, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
- Terrier, Patrice, University of Toulouse 2, France
Honorary Advisory Board
- Balachandran, S., Process Improvement, USA
- Johannsen, Gunnar, University of Kassel, Germany
Editorial Board Members
- Abrahão, Roberto Funes, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
- Bridger, Robert S., UK
- Cañas, José J., University of Granada, Spain
- Di Nocera, Francesco, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
- Göbel, Matthias, Rhodes University, South Africa
- Goonetilleke, Ravindra, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, China
- Graf, Margaret, Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, Switzerland
- Guimarães, Lia Buarque de Macedo, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
- Halpern, Manny, NYU School of Medicine, USA
- Hedge, Alan, Cornell University , USA
- Itoh, Makoto, University of Tsukuba, Japan
- Kweon, O-Seong, Yonsei University, South Korea
- Lima, Tânia M., Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Technologies (C-MAST), Portugal
- Liston, Paul, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
- Lourenço, Miguel L., Polytechnic of Guarda, Portugal
- Manzey, Dietrich, Berlin Institute of Technology, Germany
- Martin, Bernard J., The University of Michigan, USA
- Melemez, Kenan, Bartin University, Turkey
- Mont'Alvão, Cláudia, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro , Brazil
- Naddeo, Alessandro, University of Salerno, Italy
- Nagamachi, Mitsuo, Hiroshima University, Japan
- Nunes, Isabel Lopes, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
- Osvalder, Anna Lisa, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
- Parlangeli, Oronzo, Universita degli Studi di Siena, Italy
- Peters, Björn, väg-och transportforskningsinstitutet, Sweden
- Ray, Gaur G., Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
- Smith-Jackson, Tonya, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, USA
- Tan, Kay Chuan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
- Thatcher, Andrew J., University of the Witwatersrand , South Africa
- Tretten, Phillip, Luleå Technical University, Sweden
- Wang, Eric Min, Tshingua University, China
- Woods, Valerie, UK
- Yule, Steven J., Harvard Medical School, USA
- Zhang, Yijing, State Key Laboratory of Space Medicine Fundamentals and Applications, China
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Shedding light on cyclist safety
20 October, 2021
How do we keep older cyclists safe on our roads? That's the question researchers in The Netherlands hope to answer in a paper published in the International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics. In it, the team has carried out an evaluation study of a light communication system for bicycles that could improve visibility to other road users.
Frank Westerhuis and Dick de Waard of the University of Groningen, and Carola Engbers, Rosemary Dubbeldam, and Hans Rietman of Roessingh Research and Development in Enschede, and also at the neighbouring University of Twente, suggest that older cyclists are at risk because of low-speed interactions, stopping, (dis)mounting, and potentially misjudging riding speeds [...]More details...
Mindfulness can help you work better in the cold and wet
23 November, 2021
Mindfulness can be used by people who work in extremely cold and wet environments to tolerate low temperatures better and so carry out tasks that require motor skills more effectively, according to research published in the International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics... Kaitlin Mugford Heather Barry, Michael King, and Heather Carnahan of Memorial University in St. John's NL, Canada, and Gal Ziv of The Academic College at Wingate, Netanya, Israel, investigated whether listening to a mindful passage being read could improve a person's motor performance and cold tolerance in a low-temperature environment [...]More details...
COVID's effects on control room operators
24 November, 2021
Critical workers across many different sectors and industries from healthcare and education to manufacturing and retail have faced tough times during the many months of the COVID-19 pandemic. New research in the International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics, considers the plight of control room operators in the oil, gas, and petrochemical industry and the psychological fatigue many such workers have faced during the pandemic. Budiyanto Soinangun, Ivan Novendri, Jaka Matsana, Fergyanto E. Gunawan, Muhammad Asrol, and A.A.N. Perwira Redi of the Industrial Engineering Department at Bina Nusantara University in Jakarta, Indonesia, explain how within the petrochemical industry sites have to be kept running continuously and so rely on employees working shifts. However, the emergence of a novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, in late 2019, and the pandemic that arose, meant measures such as social distancing, lockdowns, quarantines, and self-isolation had to be instigated in many parts of the world to slow the spread of the disease [...]More details...