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Journals and Research Publications


SME’s scholarly journals — the Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Journal of Manufacturing Processes and Manufacturing Letters — are published by Elsevier and are included in the ScienceDirect digital library.

SME members have FREE access to these journals and selected other features on ScienceDirect. Click here for instructions on activating access using your SME membership number and login, including associating to an existing ScienceDirect user profile.

Manuscript submissions and the peer-review process are handled electronically through the Elsevier Editorial System. Click on the titles above for complete journal and subscription information and manuscript submission instructions.

Manufacturing LettersThe newest of the journals is Manufacturing Letters — an innovative rapid-review, short-format approach to research communications.

This peer-reviewed journal from SME compiles concise, high-quality papers from the international academic and industry community on important advances in all interdisciplinary manufacturing research areas.

Journal of Manufacturing SystemsThe Journal of Manufacturing Systems publishes state-of-the-art fundamental and applied research in manufacturing at the systems level. Manufacturing systems comprise products, equipment, people, information, control, and support functions for the economical and competitive development, production, delivery, and life cycle of products to satisfy market and societal needs.

Pertinent to the journal is work studying emerging manufacturing systems from the equipment level to distributed enterprises, and production challenges within and across various scales, including nano, micro, and macro-scale manufacturing. Papers focused on novel manufacturing systems design, planning, modeling, and control from the factory level to the extended enterprise and addressing the new global challenges are invited. Papers addressing new and emerging related topics are also encouraged.

Journal of Manufacturing ProcessesThe Journal of Manufacturing Processes seeks to exchange current and future directions of manufacturing processes research, development, and implementation, and to publish archival scholarly literature to advance the state-of-the-art in manufacturing processes and encourage innovation in new and efficient processes. The journal will also publish a research digest summarizing manufacturing process research from other research communities for rapid communication of new concepts. Special-topic issues on emerging technologies and invited papers will also be published.

Proceedings of NAMRI/SME

NAMRI LogoThe Proceedings of NAMRI/SME disseminates critical research results in the manufacturing technical field in a journal-format publication of the North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME (NAMRI/SME). Many important scientific and technological milestones have been reported in these volumes by renowned researchers. The publication of the Proceedings has both stimulated and faithfully documented the tremendous evolution of manufacturing science and technology.

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CIRP Papers

CIRPFounded in 1951, CIRP (from the French acronym of College International pour la Recherche en Productique) is now known as the International Academy for Production Engineering. CIRP is the world’s leading organization in production engineering research and is at the forefront of design, optimization, control and management of processes, machines and systems. There are some 550 members (Fellow, Honorary Fellow, Associate and Corporate) from 41 countries, with the number of members intentionally kept limited so as to facilitate informal scientific information exchange and personal contacts.

The annual CIRP General Assembly, often held in western Europe, provides a venue for the presentation and discussion of refereed scientific and technical papers from the Scientific Technical Committees (STCs) and Working Groups (WGs), as well as keynote papers summarizing significant results of work performed over an extended period.

CIRP also organizes, through its membership, a number of conferences, notably the Manufacturing Systems Seminar and a number of other conferences with relevant topics.

Through an alliance between the two organizations, SME members have exclusive access to keynote papers from the CIRP General Assemblies and a large selection of papers presented by CIRP’s Scientific Technical Committees (STCs).