Calls for papers


International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering
International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering


Special Issue on: "Advanced Surface Engineering in Manufacturing Processes"

Guest Editors:
Hung-Yin Tsai, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
You-Min Huang and Zone-Ching Lin, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Advanced surface engineering has been widely applied in different industrial sectors. Recent developments in surface integrity, surface treatment or modification, micro/nano-structure fabrication, surface grinding and polishing, metrology on micro/nano patterns, thin film deposition or coating and analysis of advanced machining are highly related to manufacturing processes.

This special issue will provide a forum for scholars, researchers and engineers to present recent research exploring the challenges and/or surmounting difficulties in advanced surface engineering in manufacturing processes.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 16th Internatioal Conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies (AMPT 2013), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Surface integrity
  • Surface treatment/modification
  • Surface grinding/polishing
  • Surface metrology
  • Micro/nano-structure fabrication
  • Multiscale tribology
  • Thin film deposition/coatings
  • Advanced manufacturing processes
  • Analysis of advanced machining
  • Advanced materials processing

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 has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 29 December, 2013

Notification to authors: 31 January, 2014

Final versions due by: 15 March, 2014