Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope


The Journal of Advances in Vehicle Engineering (JADVE) is a leading journal covering a broad spectrum of vehicle engineering topics. It spearheads the most recent developments and findings in the relevant fields of its interest scopes. The internationally selected editorial board of the journal welcomes the Original contributions from the researchers to be fully considered for publication after a rigorous peer-review process by at least two eligible referees. All submitted manuscripts neither the entire nor any part of their content should have been published prior to submission or being considered for publication elsewhere. All authors should read and approve the manuscript and take responsibility for its contents and abide by the statement of ethical standards for original works. The corresponding author must provide a signed statement to this effect as well as a cover letter that the paper meets all the ethical criteria for an original work and that the paper has been solely submitted to the JADVE journal. The submitted manuscripts are asked strongly to adhere by the Guide for Authors file appended below. The papers provided with a different style would be returned to the authors with no further consideration for being published.

Manuscript Outline

The papers must be submitted to the Journal of Advances in Vehicle Engineering electronically at:http://www.jadve.com/users/login

Manuscripts must be submitted only in American English with a proficient level of grammar, wording and proper terminology. Poorly written manuscripts should be polished by a native speaker to ensure that the language of the work meets the criteria of standard publication providing the sense of continuity for the readers.

Manuscript Preparation

Manuscripts should completely adhere by the JADVE template. Click to download the template. All manuscript must use SI (metric) units throughout the text, figures, or tables. Manuscripts should be organized in the following order: title, name(s) of author(s) and his/her (their) complete affiliation(s) including zip code(s), Abstract (not exceeding 200 words), Introduction, Main body of paper, Acknowledgements (if any) and References.


Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.


If you are using Word, use either the Microsoft Equation Editor or the MathType add-on (http://www.mathtype.com) for equations in your paper (Insert | Object | Create New | Microsoft Equation or MathType Equation). All mathematical equations should be clearly typed using softwares such as Math Type or any standards mathematical equation typing software. Superscripts and subscripts should be typed clearly above or below the base line. Equation numbers should be given in Arabic numerals enclosed in parentheses on the right-hand margin. They should be cited in the text as, for example, Eq. (1), or Eqs. (1)-(3).


Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Do not add a border around the outside of tables. All tables should be referred to in the text.


Format and save your graphic images using a suitable graphics processing program that will allow you to create the images as PostScript (PS), Encapsulated PostScript (EPS), or Tagged Image File Format (TIFF), sizes them, and adjusts the resolution settings. If you created your source files in one of the following you will be able to submit the graphics without converting to a PS, EPS, or TIFF file: Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, or Portable Document Format (PDF). All the illustrations should be of high quality and resolution to provide complete readibility and clariy at the reduced size state for the publication stage. The captions of all figures should be referred to in the text as, e.g., Fig. 1, or Figs. 1-3.


Number citations consecutively in square brackets [1]. The sentence punctuation follows the brackets [2]. Multiple references [2], [3] are each numbered with separate brackets [1]–[3]. When citing a section in a book, please give the relevant page numbers [2]. In sentences, refer simply to the reference number, as in [3]. Do not use “Ref. [3]” or “reference [3]” except at the beginning of a sentence: “Reference [3] shows ... .” Please do not use automatic endnotes in Word, rather, type the reference list at the end of the paper using the “References” style. Please note that the references at the end of this document are in the preferred referencing style. Give all authors’ names; do not use “et al.” unless there are six authors or more. All references should be listed at the end of the manuscripts, arranged in order. The exemplary form of listed references is as follows:

[1] Taghavifar H, Mardani A. Investigating the effect of velocity, wheel load and inflation pressure on rolling resistance of radial ply tire. J Terramech 2013;50:99-106.
[2] White F M. Viscous Fluid Flow, McGraw-Hill, New York, USA, (1974).
[3] Graupe D. Principles of artificial neural networks. p. 303. In: Circuits and systems. 2nd ed. USA: World Scientific; 2007. Advanced Series.
[4] Chandel R S, Bala S R. Effect of welding parameters and groove angle on the soundness of rootbeads deposited by the SAW process, Proc. of Trends in Welding Research, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA. (1986) 479-385.
[5] Vantsevich V V, Gray JP. 2009. Fuel economy and mobility of multi-wheel drive vehicles: modeling and optimization technology. In: Proceedings of the 2009 Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology, p. 1–8.

References, including those pending publications in well-known journals or pertaining to private communications, not readily available to referees and readers will not be acceptable if the understanding of any part of the submitted paper is dependent upon them. 

Revised Manuscript

Manuscripts reviewed that require revision should be revised provided with a response to the reviewer's comment inserted at the end of manuscript file submitted at JADVE Manuscript Submission System in no more than two months. Otherwise, the manuscript will be considered as a new manuscript when and if it is resubmitted.

Proofs and Reprints

Galley proofs will be provided as a pdf file to the author. The author should return the corrected galley proofs within a week. Attention of the authors is directed to the instructions which accompany the proof, especially the requirement that all corrections, revisions, and additions be entered on the proofs and not on the manuscripts. Proofs should be carefully checked and returned to the JADVE editorial office by e-mail if the changes are minimal. If the changes are extensive, proofs should be returned with attachment. Substantial changes in an article at this stage may be made at the author’s expense. The reprint request form must be returned with the proof. Neither the editor nor the JADVE office keeps any supply of reprints.




Section Policies

Energy Harvesting

Energy harvesting and scavenging from different components of the vehicle including suspension system, engine mounts, brakes, tires, and railroad.

  • Ashkan Haji Hosseinloo
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Energy and Fuel

Primary research work in fuel science and prospects of energy technologies related to automotive engineering particularly those of internal combustion engines.

  • Hadi Taghavifar
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Terramechanics and Vehicle Dynamics

Dynamics of vehicle systems and their components including suspension, chassis, power transmission.

Terramechanics: development, design and testing of off-road vehicles and soil-working machinery.

Dynamic interaction of the vehicles with their environment in particular tire-ground and wheel-road interactions.

  • Aref Mardani
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Railway Engineering

Railway engineering is a multi-faceted engineering discipline dealing with the design, construction and operation of all types of railway systems. It encompasses a wide range of engineering disciplines, including civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering and production engineering. A great many other engineering sub-disciplines are also called upon.

  • Stefano Melzi
  • Qing Wu
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Special Issue on: “Advances in Tire Characterization: Experiment, Simulation and Analysis”

As an important sub-system of vehicle, tire has significant effect on the response of driver and road inputs. However, tire performance study is also sophisticated due to tires’ composite structure and nonlinear material properties. The emerging tire research approaches recently, such as new experimental device and powerful computational method have promoted the investigation of tire forces and moments, NVH, fatigue and fracture, stress and strain, heating generation, hydroplaning, braking distance, etc.

This Special Issue focuses on the recent advances in tire characterization using experiment, simulation and analysis methods. The subjects cover tire performance test, tire material modelling, tire design sensitivity, tire behavior modelling (FEM, Analytical, Physical etc.), tire-road-vehicle system dynamics for passenger car tire, truck/bus tire, racing tire etc. 

It is expected that researchers from both tire industry and academia can communicate their new findings in this special issue regarding the diversity of tire characterization method.


 Paper topics include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • Tire Performance Experiment

Force and Moment, Rolling Resistance, Profile and Stiffness, Strain and Stress, Durability, Dynamic Balance, Uniformity, etc.

  • Tire Modelling and Simulation

Materials Properties Characterization, Structure Design Parameters Sensitivity, Heating Generation, Fatigue and Fracture, Wear, Hydroplaning, Enveloping Property, Tire Pattern Design, Aircraft Tire Property, Rolling Tire on Soil and Snow Roads, etc.


  • Tire-Road-Vehicle System

Dry/wet Handling, Traction and Braking, Noise, Vibration and Harshness, Pull, Stability, Impact, Subjective and Objective Evaluation, Tire Influences on Vehicle Dynamics etc.

  •  New Tire Technology

Sensor Technology, RFID, TPMS, Intelligent Tire System, Run- flat Tire, Self-sealing Tire, Non-pneumatic Tire, etc.

  • Chongfeng Wei
  • Yi Xiong
  • Xiaoguang Yang
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Special Issue on: “Electrified Vehicles: Dynamics Control, Energy Efficiency and Their Integration”


With recent advancement of electric motor, sensing and control technology, electrified vehicles including hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and electric vehicle (EV) have attracted an increasing attention from academia as well as industry as a solution to the environment concerns and energy sustainability issues. Electrified vehicles by adopting hybrid or full electric drive system have many advantages such as a greater flexibility in terms of active vehicle motion control and improving energy efficiency achieved through energy regeneration from regenerative braking.  The introduction of electric drive technology allows electrified vehicles to be more optimized via individual wheel torque control with regard to vehicle dynamic performance, active safety and energy efficiency when compared with conventional vehicles.  The objective of this special issue is to compile the recent research and development efforts contributing to dynamic/stability control and energy efficiency of electrified vehicles, including driver intention recognition, hybrid driving/braking technologies, torque vectoring, regenerative braking, vehicle dynamic control integration, energy efficiency control and advanced control strategy development and application as well. The special issue also welcome contributions on power management and optimization, dynamic motor control, fault tolerant control and novel experimental technologies of electrified vehicle.   


The specific topics of interest within the scope of this special issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Handling dynamic and control of electrified vehicles
  • Hybrid driving and hybrid braking technologies
  • Integration of torque vectoring with vehicle stability control
  • Interpretation of driver intention
  • Vehicle dynamic parameter identification based on motor electrical parameters
  • Coordinated control of regenerative braking and friction braking
  • Energy efficiency control allocation and optimization
  • Integration of energy efficiency and vehicle dynamic control
  • Drive-by-wire technology and next generation electrified vehicle control

  • Bin Li
  • Bin Li
  • Ayyoub Rezaeian
  • Tianjun Zhu
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Peer Review Process

The journal is open access with unrestricted access to the published papers and unrestricted reuse. All the manuscripts submitted to the journal are subject to rigorous peer review process. The editor selects at least eligible referees upon the recommendation of the Editorial Board members or from the specialist database owned by the Editorial Board. Identity of reviewers and authors are kept confidential. Authors are expected to respond to reviewer comments and make appropriate revisions within 1 months. Revised manuscripts may be re-reviewed and any revision decision does not imply that the paper is going to be necessarily published. It is expected that the authors to receive the initial decision of the Editor in no more than 4 months from the submission date. The scientific review of manuscript is handled by an Associate Editor who selects at least two investigators in the field as referees according to recommendation of Editor or Editorial board.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Publication Ethics

The author's duties:
-Present original works, considering the journal guidelines for preparing a manuscript. If the author guidelines are not considered the manuscript will be sent back to the corresponding author. The presented work should be accurate, containing the objective discussion of their discoveries.
-Only unpublished manuscripts should be submitted. It is also unethical to submit a manuscript to more than one journal concurrently.
-The work and/or words of others should be appropriately cited in the manuscript.
-Any conflict of interest must be clearly declared.
-All of those who have contributed in the certain parts of the research project or the preparation of the manuscript should be listed as co-authors or appropriately acknowledged.
-Acknowledge the sources of data used in the development of the manuscript.

The reviewer's duties:
- Only accept manuscripts for review that are in your area of expertise and when you can complete the review on time.
- Provide an honest, critical assessment with specific suggestions for improvement
-The refereeing process assists the Editor-in-Chief to make the decision whether a manuscript should be accepted or rejected.
-That all manuscripts are reviewed objectively based on the intellectual content of the paper supported by arguments regardless of any personal criticisms and gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry nor political values of author(s).
-That any observed conflict of interest during the review process must be communicated to the Editor.
-All manuscripts submitted to this journal should be kept as confidential documents.
-Any case of submissions with suspect on the integrity of the contents or suspicious of being plagiarized must be communicated to the Editor.

The Editorial Board's duties:
- The Editorial Board takes responsibility for making publication decisions for submitted manuscripts based on the reviewer’s evaluation of the manuscript, policies of the journal editorial board and legal restrain acting against plagiarism, libel and copyright infringement.
- All manuscripts are evaluated free from any biased judgment based on the scientific merits of the paper and the refereeing results rather than counterfactual assumptions and personal misjudgments.
- Should any submission have not abided by the journal scopes, policies and minimum criteria of being published, those of papers should be excluded from the evaluation process and must not be submitted to reviewers.
- Any submission from editorial board members should be handled by another board member and should be subject to the same evaluation process.