The International Journal of Automotive Engineering (IJAE) is an Open Access journal publishing rigorous theoretical and applied research in all areas of automotive engineering. The official journal of the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, Inc., IJAE welcomes submissions from around the world.

IJAE is indexed in SCOPUS.  CiteScore(2019) : 1.6



IJAE is a journal aiming to publish and electronically disseminate high-quality original papers in all aspects of automotive engineering, technology, and science. IJAE is an effective platform for facilitating the exchange of information on new concepts, methodology, and recent progress in the automotive research and development communities. Published by the Society of Automotive Engineering of Japan, IJAE welcomes submissions from all around the world, especially those that promote information exchange between academia and industry. The main topics are:

  • Engine and power sources; power transmission; EV and HV systems
  • Vehicle dynamics and development; vibration, noise, and ride comfort
  • Safety; human engineering
  • Thermofluidic dynamics; environment, energy, and resources; materials, production and manufacturing
  • Control electronics; control in information and communication technology
  • Social systems; common infrastructure.


IJAE publishes three manuscript types, all of which are subject to rigorous peer review.

Although manuscripts may be derived from papers presented at conferences, they must conform to the specifications below and must comply with the acceptance criteria detailed in the ‘Editorial and peer review process’ section of these guidelines. Manuscript submissions derived from conference papers must be substantial and significant contributions, which may require developments such as a new Title, new Abstract, additional experimental or modelling work, and a more in-depth discussion.

Research Papers

Research Papers are substantial and full articles describing original research that focuses on aspects of automotive engineering, technology, and science. Manuscripts must describe sufficient experimental, analytical, or other work of high significance to be considered as a Research Paper. The total length of a Research Paper should not exceed 6,000 words (excluding tables, references, and captions) and should include no more than 15 tables or figure plots .

Technical Notes

Technical Notes are short articles briefly describing a specific development, technique, or procedure that is of interest to IJAE’s broad audience. Technical Notes must not exceed 3,000 words (excluding tables, references, and captions) and should include no more than 5 tables or figure plots.

Review Articles

Review Articles provide comprehensive summaries of the existing literature on a certain topic to explain the current status and indicate where the research is heading. The total length of a Review Articles should not exceed 6,000 words (excluding tables, references, and captions) and should include no more than 15 tables or figure plots.



IJAE is fully Open Access and uses Creative Commons (CC) licenses, which allow users to use, reuse and build upon the material published in the journal without charge or the need to ask prior permission from the publisher or author.

Copyright and licensing

Authors are required to assign all copyrights in the work to the JSAE, who then publish the work under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA). The CC BY-NC-SA license permits the non-commercial distribution, use and reproduction of the article, provided any derivative work is distributed under the same licence, and the journal and authors are credited. Full details about the copyright conditions of the journal are available in the separate policy document.

Article Processing Charges

There are many costs associated with publishing scholarly journals, such as those of managing peer review, copy editing, typesetting and online hosting. To cover these costs in the absence of journal subscriptions, authors (or their representatives) are asked to pay article processing charges (APCs).

If one or more authors are members of the JSAE or FISITA, the APC is 22,000 yen (incl. tax). If no authors are members of JSAE or FISITA, the APC is 27,500 yen (incl. tax). There is no submission fee.

Waiver policy

Waivers are provided automatically when the corresponding author is from, but priority is given to corresponding authors from a “Group A” Research4Life program country. In cases of demonstrated financial hardship, the journal will consider a pre-submission application for a waiver from any corresponding author. Applications cannot be made after the peer review process has started.

The ability of an author to pay the APC does not influence editorial decisions. To avoid any possibility of undue influence, Editors involved with the decision-making process for articles are not involved in any deliberations on waivers.




  Shinichiro HORIUCHINihon University


  Motoyuki AKAMATSU,
           National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and  Technology (AIST)
  Masataka ARAI,   
Gunma University
  Shunichi DOI,  
Kagawa University
  Haruo HOUJOH,   Tokyo Institute of Technology
  Norimasa IIDA,   Keio University
  Takuji ISHIYAMA,   Kyoto University
  Masao ISHIHAMA,   Kanagawa University
  Itsuhei KOHRI,   Tokyo City University
  Hidenori KURAHASHI,   Honda Motor
  Masao NAGAI,   Japan Automobile Research Institute
  Atsushi SUGETA,   Hiroshima University
  Yuichiro TABUCHI,   Nissan Motor
  Kazuo YANAGIMOTO,   Fuji Xerox Service Link


Günter K. Fraidl,   AVL (Austria)
Herman Van der Auweraer,   Siemens Industry Software (Germany)
Huei Peng,   University of Michigan (U.S.A.)
Karsten Stahl,   Technical University of Munich (Germany)
Manfred Plöchl,   Technische Universität Wien (Austria)


The Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, Publishing Group
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