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International Journal of Fluid Dynamics
Instructions to Authors
Aims and scope
The journal aims to make available the highest quality research in fluid
dynamics using the most accessible, economical and rapid distribution
system. Reporting of research of a fundamental nature is especially
encouraged with relevant topics including (but not restricted to):
Papers that fall within the aims and scope of the journal may be
considered for publication in the International Journal of Fluid Dynamics. Each
paper should be an original piece of work that has not been published
and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Papers are
considered under the following categories:
The journal will publish only material of high quality. The refereeing
process will have the same rigour as any conventional journal. Original
papers and news items will receive at least three international referee
reports. Proposals for reviews will be assessed on the basis of a
detailed outline submitted to referees. Technical notes will be assessed
by two referees, but such a submission may include working software as
well as multi-media presentation material.
- Original Papers
should be significant, original pieces of work, not exceeding 5000
words in length.
should be detailed outlines, presenting arguments for the content,
importance and topicality of the material. Multi-media hypertext provides
a excellent vehicle for reviewing many issues and reviews exploiting these features are actively
encouraged. Reviews should not exceed 10,000 words in length. Intending
authors of reviews are encouraged to contact the editors in advance.
- Technical Notes
should be similar to departmental reports, and contain more detail of
implementation and methods than would normally appear in a paper.
Contributions should not exceed 2000 words.
All correspondence concerning the journal should be via email.
The appropriate addresses are as follows:
- Automatic subscription: email@example.com
(include the line "subscribe ijfd YOUR NAME").
Subscribers receive via email a hypertext table of
contents plus a copy of the abstracts for each issue.
- Submission of papers: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Editorial correspondence: email@example.com
- Fluid Dynamics Open Forum: firstname.lastname@example.org
(to subscribe send mail to email@example.com
and include the line "subscribe ijfd YOUR NAME")
Technical faults with some email daemons causes them to supply
erroneous email addresses, so automatic subscription to email lists,
sometimes fails. Therefore when sending your subscription
to firstname.lastname@example.org please include a line:
From:your name and
correct email address(es) on separate lines so that the
subscription manager can ensure that they are subscribed correctly.
Papers should be submitted by electronic mail to the executive
editor at the address:
Papers should be in the prescribed format of HTML. They may be compressed or
uuencoded for submission, but must contain clear directions for unpacking.
Each paper will be sent to referees, with a requested maximum
turn-around of 6 weeks. Alterations and corrections will be processed
according to the usual protocols for conventional journals. Once
accepted, papers will be published immediately in the current issue of
Each paper should be accompanied by the following essential information, included
in the same file as the abstract.
Authors should use the form (in SGML format) provided for this purpose
at the end of this document:
- names and affiliations of all authors
- contact addresses (including correct email) for all authors
- declaration of copyright, originality and ownership
- assignment of the paper to the appropriate category
- a list of appropriate keywords
- a list of network links referenced in the paper
- for multi-author papers only, a statement affirming that all
authors agree to have their names associated with the publication.
Submitted manuscripts must be in HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) for which
translators for various word processing formats are readily available. The manuscript
should contain all
still figures. The journal is not able to
provide a formatting service; authors should provide their manuscripts in
a form that can be readily incorporated into the journal. Poorly formatted
manuscripts will be returned to authors for correction.
Moving images in mpeg format of up to 10 MB per submission are encouraged.
The understanding of fluid dynamics can be particularly enhanced through
high quality moving images. The images are to be submitted as a separate file.
The language of the journal is English. However, authors are encouraged
to include a copy of their abstract in any language of their choice.
Papers should conform to the normal structure for journal papers.
They should be divided into sections, each clearly indicated by
a heading. They should include:
- Abstract (no more than 250 words)
- ... other sections as required...
- Discussion or Conclusion
Citations should be indicated by numbers in the text that refer to an
alphabetical list of authors provided in the References section.
Papers marked up in LaTeX should provide references in BibTeX format.
Papers marked up in other word processing languages should use the following examples as a guide:
Abey, H. and Bataille, J. (1983)
- Noise generated by aerofoil profiles placed in a uniform
J. Fluid Mech. 134, 33-47.
Blevins, R.D. (1986)
- Acoustic modes of heat-exchanger bundles,
Journal of Sound and Vibration, 109(1), 19-31.
Bragg, S.L. and Bridge, R. (1964)
- Noise from turbojet compressors,
J. R. Aero. Soc. 68(1), 1-10.
Burton, T.E. (1980)
- Sound speed in heat exchanger,
Journal of Sound and Vibration, 7(1), 157-160.
Authors are encouraged to include hypertext links in their abstracts
wherever feasible. These should be standard URLs and should be verified
by the authors prior to submission.
Where the final syntax of the required link is unknown
(e.g. for accompanying figures), authors should insert a
notional link of the form
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Please use this form to complete the essential registration
details that are required for each paper to be published in
the International Journal of Fluid Dynamics. Papers will not be considered for
publication until all of the details have been provided.
The entries included here are examples only and relate to
this set of instructions.
Dr Marcel Marceau
Universite de Champignon
Laboratoire de Silence,
13003 Aix-en-Provence, France
Prof. Fred Flinstone
University of Rockheads
T-Rex Studies, Rockville 007,
Diplodocus Valley, USA
This material is the work of the authors listed here.
It is original and has not been published previously.
It may be freely copied and distributed provided that
the names of the authors and of the journal remain attached.
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