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July 2014 - An Update on IJPE

The International of Journal of Performability Engineering is a refereed interdisciplinary journal which presents all engineering aspects of performance of products, systems or services. This journal was started in July 2005, and this year it is in the tenth year of its publication. We like to present here how this journal has been progressing since its inception in 2005. Undoubtedly, we have come a long way and will continue making special efforts to ensure that we have participation and representation of all major countries of the world and the journal has a wide coverage of the topics within the planned scope of this journal. It is a matter of great satisfaction that the journal, in general, has been appreciated and has been received very well by the scientific community of the world. This is reflected through the demand /orders received for the copies of the papers published in this journal. We will of course continue to keep the standard of this journal very high and strive to provide high quality papers to our readers following a rigorous refereeing process involving competent reviewers so that the published papers are brief, precise and are of high standard.

We have been bringing out special issues in the important and new emerging areas of research and invite acclaimed researchers and practitioners to serve as Guest Editors in order to provide their interaction with researchers and professionals in the area.

IJPE also provides a unique facility to authors/researchers to present their new ideas before the scientific community through the medium of Short Communications/Short Papers, which otherwise might take quite some time to develop the idea into a full-fledged research paper.

Book reviews of latest books are often published in the journal to apprise our readership of new arrivals in the literature to keep them up-to-date in their respective areas.

The details of IJPE issues published, during the period July 2005-July 2014, are as follows:

Year

Numbers of published:

Volume

Issues in

the

Volume

Special Issues & Sp. Sections

Number

of Full Papers

Short

Commu-nications

Book Reviews

Total number of Pages

2005

1

1,2

0

14

0

0

195

2006

2

1,2,3,4

1

28

0

3

400

2007

3

1(I),1(II), 2,3,4

2

38

8

10

504

2008

4

1,2,3,4

3

29

4

15

400

2009

5

1,2,3,4,5

2

42

7

14

500

2010

6

1,2,3,4,5,6

3

49

5

8

618

2011

7

1,2,3,4,5,6

3

48

5

12

610

2012

8

1,2,3,4,5,6

2

57

7

8

708

2013

9

1,2,3,4,5,6

2

60

5

6

728

2014

10

1,2,3,4,5 so far up to July

3

46

4

5

538

Total

10

49

21

411

45

81

5201

List of 49 Countries which have contributed papers to IJPE: The following countries (in alphabetic order) contributed papers to the IJPE during this period:

Abu Dhabi, Algeria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea (South), Kuwait, Latvia, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Venezuela.

Major contributing countries happen to be (in alphabetic order): Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Norway, Sweden, South Korea, Taiwan, U.K., U.S.A. (The highest number of papers published have been from U.S.A.).

The journal is being abstracted by several scientific data bases, which include Elsevier’s SCOPUS, EI Village, Compendium, Google Scholar, ProQuest, INSPEC(UK), NSD (Norway), SCIMAGO etc. The number of citations from July 2005 to June 2014 for 406 papers published during the period has been 1066 and 722 respective as per Google Scholar and SCOPUS data bases as given on page 538 of this issue.

We like to thank a large number of anonymous reviewers of papers, who over this period have given us their precious time and advice to keep the standard of this journal very high. We like to thank them here collectively and would like to record our gratitude to them.

 
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