Welcome from the editor
The Journal of Mechanical Design (JMD) serves the broad design community as the venue for scholarly, archival research in all aspects of the engineering design activity and welcomes contributions from all areas of design with an emphasis on design synthesis. While JMD has traditionally served the ASME Design Engineering Division, it embraces interdisciplinary design research topics and encourages submissions from teams of interdisciplinary researchers who work on theories and methods to support the design of emerging engineered products and systems. JMD communicates original contributions, primarily in the form of research articles of considerable depth, but also technical briefs, design innovation papers, book reviews, review articles on research topics or history of engineering design, and editorials. Topics within the scope of the journal include, but are not limited to:
This website is a communication forum for the design community, and is a companion to the ASME Journals Digital Submission site. We provide more information about the journal, its scope, practices, and philosophy; short biographies of the editorial board that serves our authors; featured articles; and a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs). We continue to update the site based on your input. Welcome to the JMD community!
Editor: Wei Chen, Northwestern University
History: The Journal of Mechanical Design was originally published as the Journal of Mechanisms, Transmissions, and Automation in Design (ISSN: 0738-0666) from 1983-1989.
Impact Factor: 2.565 (2016)
Five-Year Impact Factor: 3.017 (2016)
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