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New Journal at De Gruyter!

International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering

Ed. by de Lasa, Hugo / Xu, Charles Chunbao

1 Issue per year

IMPACT FACTOR 2013: 0.584

 

Aims and Scope

The International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering covers the broad fields of theoretical and applied reactor engineering. The range of topics includes: chemical reaction engineering, single-phase and multi-phase reactor design, catalytic reactors, operation and control of chemical reactors, new chemical reactor concepts for green chemical processes, fluid mechanics and fluid dynamics, computational fluid dynamics, as well as low and high pressure and temperature chemical reactor operation. The IJCRE also covers topics drawn from the substantial areas of overlap between catalysis, reaction and reactor engineering. The journal is presently edited by Hugo de Lasa and Charles Xu, counting with an impressive list of Editorial Board leading specialists in chemical reactor engineering. Authors include notable international professors and R&D industry leaders.

Language:
English
Type of Publication:
Journal
Readership:

International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering covers the broad fields of theoretical and applied reactor engineering. The range of topics includes single-phase and multi-phase reactor design, operation and control, new chemical reactor concepts, fluid mechanics and fluid dynamics, computational fluid dynamics, catalysis, low and high pressure and temperature operation, environmental and economical implications, as well as topics drawn from the substantial areas of overlap between reaction and reactor engineering. The journal is edited by an impressive list, including Franco Berruti, Cedric Briens, and Hugo de Lasa, leading specialists in chemical reactor engineering. Professor Berruti is the Dean of the School of Engineering at the University of Western Ontario. Authors include notable, international professors from Imperial College London, the Norwegian School of Science and Technology, and Bayer Corporation.


Publication History

One issue/year, updated continuously
Content available since 2003 (Volume 1, Issue 1)
ISSN: 1542-6580

What scholars are saying about International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering

    This journal is a relatively new and increasingly important publication in the field of chemical reaction engineering, a field of importance in both product and process research and regarding improvements to operating plants.

    Dr. R. Bertrum Diemer, Jr., P.E., Major engineering firm

    This is an excellent journal for all researchers and educators dealing with chemical and biological reaction engineering systems. It is also very suitable for fast and reliable reviewed publication of research work.

    Professor Said S.E.H. Elnashaie, Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg

    International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering [is a] valuable source of information for academic and research activities in the chemical and food engineering domains. Those domains are of great importance for the members of the Food Technology Faculty at our university.

    Professor dr. ing. Adrian Caprita, University of Agricultural Sciences

Instructions for Authors

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION GUIDELINES


This document provides authors with details on policy, copyediting, formatting, and layout requirements pertaining to final manuscript submission to this journal. All manuscripts must have correct formatting to be considered ready for publication.
The entire manuscript submission and review process is handled through an online system named ScholarOne. All manuscripts should be submitted to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/dgijcre.

EDITORIAL POLICY

Unpublished material: Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described is not copyrighted, published or submitted elsewhere, except in abstract form. The corresponding author should ensure that all authors approve the manuscript before its submission.

Ethical conduct of research: The authors must describe and confirm safeguards to meet ethical standards.
Conflict of interest: When authors submit a manuscript, they are responsible for recognizing and disclosing financial and/or other conflicts of interest that might bias their work and/or could inappropriately influence his/her judgment. If no specified acknowledgement is given, the Publishers assume that no conflict of interest exists.

Copyright: Manuscripts are accepted on condition of transfer of copyright (for U.S. government employees: to the extent transferable) to International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering.  Once the manuscript is accepted, it may not be published elsewhere without the consent of the copyright holders.

COPYEDITING/LANGUAGE EDITING
The ScholarOne system has been designed to improve the scholarly publication process for authors. Among the many improvements we offer over traditional journals, the most significant is that we have dramatically shortened the period between the initial submission and the final publication of a peer-reviewed article. Much of this time savings is due to the innovative use of electronic publication. These innovations, however, require certain changes in the way authors need to prepare accepted manuscripts for electronic publication.

De Gruyter does provide a light copyedit of manuscripts for this journal, but authors remain responsible for being their own copyeditors.

LANGUAGE EDITING
All manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English.  If you have reasons to doubt your proficiency with respect to spelling, grammar, etc. (e.g., because English is not your native language), then you may wish to employ—at your expense—the services of a professional language editor.
Please get in touch with the Language Editors directly to discuss details.
• Alexandra Griswold
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Areas of expertise: public policy, political science, education, economics, social sciences, humanities, ethics
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• Steve Peter
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Areas of expertise: LaTeX, Linguistics, economics, mathematics
CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
• Manuscripts should be submitted as Word, docx, or rtf.
• If your manuscript contains special characters, equations, etc. please make sure to also supply a PDF version as a reference file.  This will be used to ensure any formatting issues introduced during the submission process can be corrected accurately.
• Write your article in English
• Use the following document structure:
Article structure:
Subdivision - numbered sections
Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to 'the text'. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

Please supply figures in separate files, not embedded in the text. However, it is acceptable to submit figures in-text for review purposes.  Please see the “Tables, Figures, and Graphs” section below for more detailed instructions regarding figure submission.

Title Page
• Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
• Author names and affiliations. Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.
• Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that phone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.

Abstract
Keywords
Introduction
State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
Materials and Methods
Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.
Theory/calculation
A Theory section should extend, not repeat, the background to the article already dealt with in the Introduction and lay the foundation for further work. In contrast, a Calculation section represents a practical development from a theoretical basis.
Results and Discussion
Results should be clear and concise, and be part of a single section, discussing the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Extensive citation and discussion of the published literature should be avoided.
Conclusions
The main conclusions drawn from results should be presented in a short Conclusions section (maximum 100 words).
Acknowledgements
References
Appendices (if any)

BOOK REVIEWS
• Book reviews must start with the citation of the book at the top of the first page.

LATEX TEMPLATE
International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering does not accept LaTeX submissions.

FONTS
• Only use Unicode fonts (e.g. Times New Roman, Arial)

COLORED TEXT
• Set the font color to black for the majority of the text. De Gruyter encourages authors to take advantage of the ability to use color in the production of figures, maps, images, and graphs. However, you need to appreciate that this will cause some of your readers problems when they print the document on a black and white printer. For this reason, you are advised to avoid the use of colors in situations where their translation to black and white would render the material illegible or incomprehensible.


EMPHASIZED TEXT, TITLES, AND FOREIGN TERMS
• To indicate text you wish to emphasize, use italics rather than underlining. The use of color to emphasize text is discouraged.
• Foreign terms should be set in italics rather than underlined.
• Titles of books, movies, etc., should be set in italics rather than underlined.

ABBREVIATIONS
The use of abbreviations and acronyms is permitted provided they are defined the first time they are used.

HEADINGS
Headings (e.g., title of sections) should be distinguished from the main body text:
• Clearly indicate the heading hierarchy.
• Be consistent in whether or not you use headline case, or you capitalize the first word and leave the rest in lower-case.

FOOTNOTES
• Footnotes must appear at the bottom of the page on which they are referenced rather than at the end of the paper.
• Excessively long footnotes are better handled in an appendix.

TABLES, FIGURES & GRAPHS
• General requirements: All illustrations must be of reproduction-ready quality and in EPS, TIF, or JPG format. They will be reduced in size to fit, whenever possible, the width of a single column. Lettering of all figures within the article should be uniform in style (preferably a sans serif typeface like Helvetica) and of sufficient size (ca. 8 pt.).Uppercase letters A, B, C, etc. should be used to identify parts of multi-part figures. Cite all figures in the text in numerical order. Indicate the approximate placement of each figure. Please submit figures in separate files. However, it is acceptable to submit figures in-text for review purposes. Only figures (graphs, line drawings, photographs, etc) should be labeled as ‘figures’, not tables or equations.

• Halftone figures (grayscale and color) should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and be of good contrast. Authors are welcome to submit color illustrations. We are pleased to offer both Print and Online publication of color figures free of charge.

• Line drawings must be of reproduction-ready quality. Please note that faint shading may be lost upon reproduction. When drawing bar graphs, use patterning instead of grey scales. Lettering of all figures should be uniform in style. A resolution of 1200 dpi is recommended.
• Figure legends: Provide a short descriptive title and a legend to make each figure self-explanatory on separate pages. Explain all symbols used in the figures. Remember to use the same abbreviations as in the text body.
• Permissions: It is the authors’ responsibility to obtain permission to reproduce original or modified material that has been previously published.  Any permissions fees are the responsibility of the author(s).
• Offprints: The electronic files of typeset articles in Adobe Acrobat PDF format are provided free of charge; corresponding authors receive notification that their article has been published online. Paper offprints can be ordered in addition; an offprint order form will accompany the page proofs and should be completed and returned with the corrected proofs immediately.
• Number tables consecutively using Arabic numerals. Tables should appear in the document near where they are referenced in the text. Provide a short descriptive title, column headings, and (if necessary) footnotes to make each table self-explanatory. Refer to tables in the text as Table 1, 2 etc. Use Table 1, etc. in the table legends.
• Tables must NOT be displayed as images.

UNITS

Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other units are mentioned, please give their equivalent in SI. 
 MATHEMATICS AND EQUATIONS
• Roman letters used in mathematical expressions as variables must be italicized. Roman letters used as part of multi-letter function names should not be italicized. Subscripts and superscripts must be a smaller font size than the main text.
• Type short mathematical expressions inline.
• Longer expressions must appear as display math, as must expressions using many different levels (e.g., such as fractions).
• Ensure that Equations are typed or created with a plug-in, such as Word Formula Editor or Math Type. Mathematical expressions must not be displayed as images
• Important definitions or concepts can also be set off as display math.
• Number your equations sequentially.
• Insert a blank line before and after each equation.
• Equation numbers shall be placed on the right of the equation.
• When proofing your document, pay particular attention to the rendering of the mathematics, especially symbols and notation drawn from other-than-standard fonts.


REFERENCES
REFERENCES WITHIN TEXT
Please use the Author-Date reference style.  A guide can be found by following the URL below and clicking the Author-Date tab. 

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

REFERENCE SECTION
• It is the author's obligation to provide complete references with the necessary information

List: References should be arranged first alphabetically, THEN NUMBERED NUMERICALLY, and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., placed after the year of publication.

Examples:
Reference to a journal publication:
Mora-Huertas, C.E., Fessi, H., Elaissari, A., 2010. Polymer- based nanocapsules for drug delivery. International Journal of Pharmaceutics 385, 113-142.
Thomas, K.G., Kamat, P.V., 2000. Making Gold Nanoparticles Glow: Enhanced Emission from a Surface-Bound Fluoroprobe.  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 122, 2655-2656.
Reference to a book:
Agachi, P.S., Cristea, M.V., 2015. Advanced Process Engineering Control, DE GRUYTER, Berlin.
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
Xu, C., Hurley, S., 2011. Catalytic gasification of biomass for the production of syngas with reduced tar formation, in: Baker, M.D. (Ed.), Gasification: Chemistry, Processes and Applications. Nova Science Publishers Inc., New York, pp. 253-272.

References in the list should be placed first alphabetically, then numbered chronologically.
1. Agachi, P.S., Cristea, M.V., 2015. Advanced Process Engineering Control, DE GRUYTER, Berlin.
2. Mora-Huertas, C.E., Fessi, H., Elaissari, A., 2010. Polymer- based nanocapsules for drug delivery. International Journal of Pharmaceutics 385, 113-142.
3. Thomas, K.G., Kamat, P.V., 2000. Making Gold Nanoparticles Glow: Enhanced Emission from a Surface-Bound Fluoroprobe.  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 122, 2655-2656.
4. Xu, C., Hurley, S., 2011. Catalytic gasification of biomass for the production of syngas with reduced tar formation, in: Baker, M.D. (Ed.), Gasification: Chemistry, Processes and Applications. Nova Science Publishers Inc., New York, pp. 253-272.

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Editors

Hugo de Lasa, The University of Western Ontario, delasa.ijcre@eng.uwo.ca
Charles Xu, The University of Western Ontario, chunbaocharles.xu@gmail.com

Founding Editors
Franco Berruti, The University of Western Ontario, berruti.ijcre@eng.uwo.ca
Cedric Briens, The University of Western Ontario, briens.ijcre@eng.uwo.ca
Hugo de Lasa, The University of Western Ontario, delasa.ijcre@eng.uwo.ca

Editorial Board

Orlando Alfano, Universidad del Litoral, Argentina, alfano@intec.unl.edu.ar
Jose Arandes, Universidad del Pais Vasco (Spain), iqparesj@lg.ehu.es
Xiaotao Bi, University of British Columbia (Canada)  xbi@chbe.ubc.ca
Yi Cheng, Tsinghua University  (China) yicheng@tsinghua.edu.cn
Jamal Chouki, Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal (Canada) jamal.chaouki@polymtl.ca
Anthony G. Dixon, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (USA), agdixon@wpi.edu
Gulsen Dogu, Gazi University (Turkey), gdogu@gazi.edu.tr
Milorad P. Dudukovic, Washington University - St. Louis (USA), dudu@poly1.che.wustl.edu
Thierry Gauthier, Institut Français du Pétrole (France), thierry.gauthier@ifp.fr
John R. Grace, University of British Columbia (Canada), jgrace@chml.ubc.ca
Murray Gray, University of Alberta (Canada), Murray.Gray@UAlberta.ca
Santosh Gupta, Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur) (India), skgupta@iitk.ac.in
Mohammad M. Hossain , King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals( Saudi Arabia), mhossain@kfupm.edu.sa
Serge Kaliaguine, Université Laval (Canada), Serge.Kaliaguine@gch.ulaval.ca
Sibudjing Kawi, National University of Singapore, chekawis@nus.edu.sg
Samir Khanal, University of Hawaii (USA), khanal@hawaii.edu
Paola Lettieri, University College London (United Kingdom), p.lettieri@ucl.ac.uk
Yasuo Ohtsuka, Akita University (Japan), ohtsukay@gipc.akita-u.ac.jp  
Ajay Kumar Ray, University of Western Ontario (Canada), aray@eng.uwo.ca
Wensheng Qin, Lakehead University (Canada), wqin@lakeheadu.ca
Alirio Rodrigues, Universidade do Porto (Portugal), arodrig@fe.up.pt
Benito Serrano Rosales, Universidad de Zacatecas (Mexico) beniser@prodigy.net.mx
Hallvard F. Svendsen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, svendsen@chemeng.ntnu.no
Zhongchao Tan, University of Waterloo (Canada), tanz@uwaterloo.ca
Enrico Tronconi, Politecnico di Milano , enrico.tronconi@ polimi.it
J. Ruud van Ommen, Delft University of Technology, j.r.vanommen@tudelft.nl
Guus van Rossum, University of Twente (The Netherlands), G.vanRossum@utwente.nl
Fei Wei, Tsinghua University (China), weifei@flotu.org
Joachim Werther, Technical University Hamburg-Harburg (Germany), werther@tu-harburg.de
Gabriel Wild, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimiques (France), Gabriel.Wild@ensic.inpl-nancy.fr

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  • This might be due to content gaps that we are still closing, but please be assured that we are doing our best to do so as quickly as possible. Thank you for bearing with us until the lists of articles are complete again!

    posted by: De Gruyter Online on 2012-02-10 05:35 PM (Europe/Berlin)

  • Please, there´s a problem again... my article publish in IJCRE volume 9/2011 is not online and people can´t download the job. Could you see that problem? Article: Theoretical and Empirical Studies on the Catalytic Partial Oxidation of Methane Promoted by FeY and Fe(piperazine)Y Complexes (Y = Y-zeolite). Send me an answer e a copy of my public article, please! Email: berezuk@utfpr.edu.br, regards.

    posted by: Marcio Berezuk on 2012-03-29 04:02 PM (Europe/Berlin)

  • Hello, we apologize that there are still not all articles of this issue online. We are working on the problem and try to close the still existing content gaps as fast as possible. We will send you an author copy via mail. Thank you very much for your patience and your understanding!

    posted by: De Gruyter Online on 2012-03-30 04:06 PM (Europe/Berlin)

  • Please, there´s a problem again... my article publish in IJCRE volume 9/2011 Note S3 is not online and people can´t download the job. Could you see that problem? Article: Dynamic Technique to Determine Hexadecane Transfer Rate from Organic Phase to Aqueous Phase in a Three-Phase Bioreactor Send me an answer e a copy of my public article, please! Email: mlizardi@upqroo.edu.mx, regards.

    posted by: Manuel Lizardi-Jiménez on 2012-04-18 01:40 AM (Europe/Berlin)

  • The chemical reactor engineering is great reading material for the chemistry field people. www.paarichemresources.com but the problem is this journal is not available in market. But any way you did a nice job by posting this article.

    posted by: web master on 2012-12-06 05:58 AM (Europe/Berlin)

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