International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing
- Editor in Chief
- Prof. I. S. Jawahir
- ISSN online
- ISSN print
- 4 issues per year
- CiteScore 1.6 (2022)
IJSM addresses elements of science-based sustainability principles and their applications in innovative products, processes and systems for manufacturing, highlighting economic, environmental and societal aspects of sustainability. This covers the biocomplexity of the environment and associated technological challenges facing the needs of society for economic growth and prosperity as applied to design and manufacturing of discrete products. Product lifecycle issues involving use of materials/resources for sustained quality requirements and perpetual material flow form a basis for sustainability applications in product design/manufacture.
Topics covered include
- Product sustainability assessment/evaluation
- Product design for sustainability, lifecycle issues
- Product design and manufacture for societal impact
- Environmentally conscious design/manufacturing processes
- Product design for disassembly, reuse, recovery, recycling, remanufacturing
- Manufacturability issues in sustainable product design
- Materials/energy/resource utilisation factors, waste minimisation/management
- Product functionality, serviceability, maintainability, upgradability
- End-of-life and product take-back issues
- Engineered innovative product/process designs for sustainability
- Zero- and near-zero landfill designs for manufacture
- Sustainable quality systems
- Cross-disciplinary and integrated manufacturing systems
- Legislative, cultural, societal and political issues
- Education/training of next generation workforce
ObjectivesThe major objectives of IJSM are to establish an effective channel of communication between the academic community of design and manufacturing engineers, social scientists, business, management and marketing researchers, product manufacturers, and the government legislative and regulatory bodies. It also aims to promote and coordinate developments in innovative products, processes and systems for sustainability. The international perspective is emphasised in order to achieve solutions for the global needs for developing the foundations for the sustainable future with a view to sustaining the global economy and the environmental and ecological balance for societal benefits.
IJSM provides a vehicle to help professionals, academics, researchers, product manufacturers and policy makers working in the fields of engineering, social sciences, business economics, marketing and management, to disseminate information and for mutual learning from each other's work.
- Original, full-length research papers
- Review papers
- Technical communications (work in progress)
- Case studies
- Book reviews
- Special issue papers (generally selected from a major conference or symposium and topic-based special issue with invited papers from prominent researchers)
- State-of-the-art analysis on hot topics by invited experts (in strategically significant areas of relevance)
IJSM is indexed in:
- Compendex [formerly Ei] (Elsevier)
- Academic OneFile (Gale)
- cnpLINKer (CNPIEC)
- Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale)
- Google Scholar
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Editor in Chief
- Jawahir, I. S., University of Kentucky, USA
Regional Editor Australasia
- Kaebernick, Hartmut, University of New South Wales, Australia
Regional Editor Europe
- Duflou, Joost R., Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Regional Editor North and South America
- Sutherland, John W., Purdue University, USA
Editorial Board Members
- Allada, Venkat, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
- Allwood, J., Cambridge University, UK
- Alting, Leo, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
- Attia, Helmi, Aerospace Manufacturing Technology Centre, Canada
- Bras, B., Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
- Gutowski, T., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
- Hauschild, M., Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
- Hon, B., University of Liverpool, UK
- Jeswiet, Jack, Queen’s University, Canada
- Kara, Sami, University of New South Wales, Australia
- Kimura, Fumihiko, Hosei University, Japan
- Knight, W.A., University of Rhode Island, USA
- Micari, F., DTMPIG - University of Palermo, Italy
- Nasr, Nabil, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
- Oliveira, Joao F.G., IPT - Instituto de Pesquisas Tecnológicas do Estado de SP, Brazil
- Outeiro, J. C., Arts et Metiers ParisTech - LaBoMaP, France
- Poulachon, Gérard, Arts et Métier ParisTech - ENSAM, France
- Roy, Rajkumar, University of London, UK
- Seliger, Günther, Technical University of Berlin – IWF, Germany
- Skerlos, S., University of Michigan, USA
- Stevenson, Robin, General Motors R&D Center, USA
- Tichkiewitch, S., Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
- Zhang, Hong-Chao, Texas Tech University, USA
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AI data fusion boosts sustainability
30 October, 2023
A new framework that combines artificial intelligence (AI) and data fusion techniques could improve product inspection for sustainability and within the context of the so-called circular economy, according to research published in the International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing. This work could help address the demands for environmental responsibility across various industries. AI has been with us for many years and many different forms. It has already been widely adopted in industry with the aim of helping to reduce the carbon footprint of various products and to meet consumer expectations for sustainable products. However, according to Robert Schimanek, Pinar Bilge, and Franz Dietrich of the Institute of Machine Tools and Factory Management at TU Berlin, Germany, there is an inherent disconnection between the product lifecycle and the AI applications that might be of benefit and as such effectiveness is thus limited. The researchers have developed a framework, which they hope will overcome this problem and allow data fusion and AI to work together to improve product inspection [...]More details...