International Journal of Student Project Reporting in Engineering and Computing Science
- Editor in Chief
- Dr. Petru A. Simionescu
- ISSN online
- ISSN print
- 4 issues per year
IJSPRECS is the first journal dedicated exclusively to publishing peer-reviewed reports on the research and design process, validation and implementation of student-conducted projects in the fields of engineering and computing science.
Topics covered include
- Capstone projects
- Student club projects
- Student competitions
- Industry sponsorship
- Research lab sponsorship
- Team leadership
- Conceptual design
- Detail design
- Computer simulations
- Prototyping and implementation
- Testing and validation
The objective of IJSPRECS is to provide a forum in which students can present the results of their work, and to act as a source of useful ideas for student teams engaging in new projects, including contributions concerning possible mistakes, which will be detailed in the Lessons Learned section of each paper. While teams reporting on their senior design or club projects are expected to be the main contributors to this journal, submissions based on individual student project reports will also be considered, provided that the sequence problem statement, conceptual and detailed design, prototyping, testing and implementation details are provided.
IJSPRECS’ readership includes undergraduate and graduate students, their educators, academic administrators, student project sponsors, organisers of student competitions, and so on.
ContentsIJSPRECS primarily publishes technical reports of student-conducted projects in all branches of engineering and computing science. Special issues are also published with selections of reports from student competitions.
Editor in Chief
- Simionescu, Petru A., Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, USA
Editorial Board Members
- Bausch, Nils, University of Portsmouth, UK
- Constans, Eric W., Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, USA
- Eslamian, Morteza, Maxar Technologies, USA
- Frei, Regina, University of Southampton, UK
- Matsumoto, Stephanos, Olin College of Engineering, USA
- McAdams, Daniel A., Texas A&M University, USA
- Pȃrvu, Petrisor Valentin, Politehnica University Bucharest, Romania
- Ponnapalli, V.A. Sankar, Sreyas Institute of Engineering and Technology, India
- Rodriguez, Regina, C12 Environmental Services LLC, USA
- Sun, Wei, Gansu Agricultural University, China
- Tutunea-Fatan, O. Remus, Western University, Canada
A few essentials for publishing in this journal
- Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
- Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (more details available here) and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
- Briefs and research notes are not published in this journal.
- All our articles go through a double-blind review process.
- All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article. A full statement of our Ethical Guidelines for Authors (PDF) is available.
- There are no charges for publishing with Inderscience, unless you require your article to be Open Access (OA). You can find more information on OA here.
- All articles for this journal must be submitted using our online submissions system.
- You must include these 3 sections in your paper:
∘ "Contributions" - to indicate the contribution each author made to the project and to the manuscript’s preparation.
∘ "Lessons Learned" - in which erroneous decisions and mistakes made are detailed, so others can avoid them in future.
∘ "Acknowledgements" - to acknowledge the contribution of the adviser, project-idea originator, sponsor or beneficiary as well as other students who assisted but contributed less to the project.