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Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics

Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics


Editor in Chief
Yordan Kyosev Hochschule Niederrhein - University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Advisory Editor
Behnam Pourdeyhimi The Nonwovens Institute, USA


eISSN: 15589250 | ISSN: 15589250 | Current volume: 13 | Current issue: 4
Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics (JEFF) is a peer-reviewed, pure open access journal which aims to facilitate the rapid and wide dissemination of research in the engineering of textiles, clothing and fiber based structures.

It combined with the Journal of Textiles and Fibrous Materials at the beginning of 2019.

Submission information

Submit your manuscript today at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jeff
Please see the Submission Guidelines tab for more information on how to submit your article to the journal.

Open access article processing charge (APC) information
A reduced article processing charge (APC) of 1,000 USD*, discounted from the full rate of 2,000 USD, is available for a limited time.

Special Collections

For information on open Special Collections, follow this link.

Contact

Please direct any enquiries to jeff@sagepub.co.uk

*The article processing charge (APC) is payable when the manuscript is accepted after peer review, before it is published. The APC is subject to taxes where applicable. Tax-exempt status can be indicated by providing appropriate registration numbers when payment is requested. Please see further details here.

Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics is a peer-reviewed, pure open access journal which aims to publish, provide visibility to, and widen research on the application of engineering methods for the design of fibrous structures (textiles, clothing, composites) and fiber based materials (paper, flexible membranes, shells, plates, 3D printed materials, foams). The journal covers all stages of the textile life cycle, from production to end of life, and includes the following aspects: chemistry, engineering and design, management, logistic recycling and teaching.

The journal accepts original research and review articles which present research in fundamental and applied research areas. All submitted manuscripts considered suitable for Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics are subjected to a rigorous peer review process in order to ensure that all published articles are of the highest quality.
Topics covered in the scope of Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics include, but are not limited to, the following;
Fiber chemistry, finishing and ecology
- The chemistry and production of man-made fibers and fibrous materials
- Production, processing and ecology of natural fibers
- Processes such as finishing, dyeing and printing
- Shape memory materials
- Environmental issues such as recycling and upcycling
Mechanical technology and physical properties
- Textile structures and their morphology, engineering design, and testing
- Classical textile technologies such as spinning, weaving, knitting, braiding
- Non-woven material processes and their characterisation
- Body comfort
- Testing methods and devices and principles of quality control in the textile and clothing factories and production
Management and marketing
- Textile management
- Marketing
- Logistics
- Supply Chain Management
- Corporate social responsibility in the textile chain
Textile and clothing design, pattern making
- Textile and clothing design
- Pattern making and cloth production
- Size customisation
- 3D body scanning technology
Application areas
- All application areas from classical clothing and home textiles to medical, geo and other high-tech textiles
- Polymer membranes as an constructive element in the architecture, home, medicine, clothing
- Flexible and fiber based sandwich materials and composite materials
- Textile based electronics and integration of electronic devices in the textiles
- 3D printing with fiber reinforcements
Mathematical methods, modelling and automatisation
- Applied statistical methods for quality control
- Mathematical modelling and simulation of fibrous and flexible materials and their production processes
- Modern computational methods and tools in fiber and textile science
- Automatic, robotics in the textile production
- Web and mobile applications for textiles
- Industry 4.0
Education
- Virtual and augmented reality in fiber science
- Teaching methods
- Tools in the textile education
- Human resources, globalisation, skills shortage
Associate Editors
Michael Cordin University of Innsbruck, Austria
Stepan Lomov Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Boris Mahltig Hochschule Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Christopher M Pastore Thomas Jefferson University, USA
Anne Schwarz-Pfeiffer Hochschule Niederrhein - University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Editorial Board
Cagri Ayranci University of Alberta, USA
Mirela Blaga Technical University of Iasi, Romania
Gary L. Bowlin University of Memphis, USA
Andrea Ehrmann Fachhochschule Bielefeld, Germany
Iwona Frydrych Lodz University of Technology, Poland
Kishor K Gupta Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Lubos Hes University of Liberec, Czech Republic
F. Selcen Kilinc National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, USA
Bipin Kumar Indian Institute of Technology, INDIA
Abhijit Majumdar Indian Institute of Technology, INDIA
Fanggang Ning Qingdao University, China
Bülent Özipek Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Scott Stapleton UMass Lowell, USA
Mevlut Tascan Zirve University, Turkey
Fei Wang Akron Ascent Innovations, LLC, USA
Liu Yanping Donghua University, China
Dong Zhang Textile Research Associates, USA
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    1. Open Access
    2. Article processing charge (APC)
    3. Article Types
    4. Editorial policies
      4.1 Peer Review Policy
      4.2 Authorship
      4.3 Acknowledgements
      4.4 Funding
      4.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
    5. Publishing policies
      5.1 Publication ethics
      5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
    6. Preparing your manuscript
      6.1 Word processing formats
      6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      6.3 Supplementary material
      6.4 Reference style
      6.5 English language editing services
    7. Submitting your manuscript
      7.1 ORCID
      7.2 Information required for completing your submission
      7.3 Corresponding author contact details
      7.4 Permissions
    8. On acceptance and publication
      8.1 SAGE Production
      8.2 Continuous publication
      8.3 Promoting your article
    9. Further information

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the journal’s submission site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jeff to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned. Remember you can log in to the submission site at any time to check on the progress of your paper through the peer review process. 

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics will be reviewed.As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. Open Access

    Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics is an open access, peer-reviewed journal. Each article accepted by peer review is made freely available online immediately upon publication, is published under a Creative Commons license and will be hosted online in perpetuity. Publication costs of the journal are covered by the collection of article processing charges which are paid by the funder, institution or author of each manuscript upon acceptance. There is no charge for submitting a paper to the journal. 

    For general information on open access at SAGE please visit the Open Access page or view our Open Access FAQs

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    2. Article processing charge (APC)

    If, after peer review, your manuscript is accepted for publication, a one-time article processing charge (APC) is payable. This APC covers the cost of publication and ensures that your article will be freely available online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license. 

    An introductory article processing charge (APC) of $1,000, discounted from the full rate of $2,000, is available for a limited time.

    The article processing charge (APC) is payable when a manuscript is accepted after peer review, before it is published. The APC is subject to taxes where applicable. Tax-exempt status can be indicated by providing appropriate registration numbers when payment is requested.  Please see further details here

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    3. Article types

    3.1 Aims & scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    3.2 Article types

    -    Review Articles: about the state of the art
    -    Original Articles: presenting fundamental research, describing new methods, structures, applications, theories OR presenting applied research
    -    Notes to the Editor: with comments to published content or important statements about accurate problems

    There is no limit to the number of references.

    3.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    3.3.1 Making your article discoverable

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

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    4. Editorial policies

    4.1 Peer review policy

    Following a preliminary triage to eliminate submissions unsuitable for Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics, all papers are sent out for review. To help the Editor in their preliminary evaluation, please indicate why you think the paper is suitable for publication.

    The journal’s policy is to have manuscripts reviewed by two expert reviewers. Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics utilizes a double-blind peer review process in which the reviewer and authors’ names and information are withheld from the other. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, while maintaining rigor. Reviewers make comments to the author and recommendations to the Associate Editor before the Editor-in-Chief makes the final decision. 

    As part of the submission process you will be asked to provide the names of up to 4 peers who could be called upon to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below:  

    •    The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
    •    The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
    •    Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted

    You will also be asked to nominate peers who you do not wish to review your manuscript (opposed reviewers).
    Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite/reject any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.

    Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics is committed to delivering high quality, fast peer-review for your paper, and as such has partnered with Publons. Publons is a third party service that seeks to track, verify and give credit for peer review. Reviewers for High Performance Polymers can opt in to Publons in order to claim their reviews or have them automatically verified and added to their reviewer profile. Reviewers claiming credit for their review will be associated with the relevant journal, but the article name, reviewer’s decision and the content of their review is not published on the site. For more information visit the Publons website.

    The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for possible publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor / Board member will have no involvement in the decision-making process. 

    4.2 Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors. 
    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:

    (i)    Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data, 
    (ii)    Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
    (iii)    Approved the version to be published, 
    (iv)    Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship. 

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.

    4.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support. 

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    4.3.1 Writing assistance

    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    4.4 Funding

    Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    4.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    It is the policy of Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles. 

    Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.

    For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations.

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    5. Publishing policies

    5.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

    5.1.1 Plagiarism

    Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    5.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published, it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below. 

    5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics publishes manuscripts under Creative Commons licenses. The standard license for the journal is Creative Commons by Attribution (CC BY), which allows others to re-use the work without permission as long as the work is properly referenced. For more information, you are advised to visit SAGE's OA licenses page. Alternative license arrangements are available, for example, to meet particular funder mandates, made at the author’s request. 

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    6. Preparing your manuscript

    6.1 Word processing formats

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

    Figures supplied in color will appear in color online.

    6.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files

    6.4 Reference style

    Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics adheres to the SAGE Vancouver reference style. Please review the guidelines on SAGE Vancouver to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Vancouver output file here.

    6.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information. 

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    7. Submitting your manuscript

    7.1 How to submit your manuscript

    Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jeff to login and submit your article online. 

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    7.2 Title, keywords and abstracts

    Please supply a title, short title, an abstract and keywords to accompany your article. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting the SAGE Journal Author Gateway for guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

    7.3 Informtion required for completing your submission

    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    7.4 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized. 

    The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

    If you do not already have an ORCID iD please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.

    7.5 Permissions

    Please ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway. 

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    8. On acceptance and publication

    If your paper is accepted for publication after peer review, you will first be asked to complete the contributor’s publishing agreement. Once your manuscript files have been checked for SAGE Production, the corresponding author will be asked to pay the article processing charge (APC) via a payment link. Once the APC has been processed, your article will be prepared for publication and can appear online within an average of 30 days. Please note that no production work will occur on your paper until the APC has been received.

    8.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorizing the change.

    8.2 Online publication

    One of the many benefits of publishing your research in an open access journal is the speed to publication. With no page count constraints, your article will be published online in a fully citable form with a DOI number as soon as it has completed the production process. At this time it will be completely free to view and download for all. 

    8.3 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximize your article’s impact with Kudos.

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    9. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics Editor-in-Chief: 

    Professor Yordan Kyosev: Yordan.Kyosev@hs-niederrhein.de

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