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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.
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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.
One issue/year, updated continuously
Content available since 2003 (Volume 1, Issue 1)
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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.
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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.
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TABLES, FIGURES & GRAPHS
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• 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.
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MATHEMATICS AND EQUATIONS
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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.
• 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.
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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