Calls for papers


International Journal of Precision Technology
International Journal of Precision Technology


Special Issue on: "Nano-Finishing"

Guest Editors:
Prof. Neelesh Kumar Jain and Dr. I.A. Palani, Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India

Surface finish of a product affects its operating performance and service life. Nano-level surface finish is required for the critical components used in electronic, bio-medical, avionic, mechatronic and other engineering and scientific applications.

With increasing emphasis on the miniaturisation of products, demand for the development of nano-finishing processes is growing continuously. This necessitates (i) the development of new processes, machines and tools, characterisation methods, metrology equipment, parametric analysis, modelling and optimisation; and (ii) adaption and performance enhancement of existing nano-finishing processes through hybridisation, modelling and parametric optimisation. This special issue aims to cover all of these aspects of nano-finishing processes.

It will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Robotics, Automation and Manufacturing (IRAM 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 in relation to the nano-finishing process:

  • Development
  • Machines and tools
  • Modelling
  • Optimisation
  • Characterisation
  • Metrology

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: 31 January, 2015