University of Vermont

CEMS Faculty Edit Prestigious Journals

The history of scientific journals dates from 1665 when the French Journal des sçavans and the English Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society first began systematically publishing research results. Over a thousand journals were founded in the 18th century, and the number has increased rapidly ever since (D. A. Kronick, "History of Scientific and Technical Periodicals," 2nd ed. Scarecrow, 1976).

Today the role of peer-reviewed journals is critical to furthering the progress of legitimate science. The operation and review process of these journals is typically conducted under the oversight of a distinguished board of Editors. At UVM, the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences is home to many world-class scholars that serve as either Editors-in-Chief or Associate Editors of prestigious journals.

"Editorial positions are important career milestones for faculty who have achieved excellence and recognition in their chosen fields of study," says John Hughes, provost of UVM. "The comprehensive knowledge required to be an editor reflects extensive study of a specific field. We are proud to have many of our faculty serving as editors and associate editors for these important scientific research journals."

The journals on which have UVM CEMS faculty members serve as editors, associate editors, or members on editorial boards are as follows:

  • Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology (BI&T)
    J. Tobey Clark, Editorial Board
    Adjunct Lecturer, School of Engineering
    • Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology (BI&T)Published by The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), this bi-monthly peer-reviewed journal is dedicated to the developers, managers, and users of medical instrumentation and technology. Each issue provides insights into departmental and staff management issues, practical information relating to equipment design, maintenance, acquisition, and repair, environmental and device safety concerns, legal liability issues, standards, codes, and regulations, and trends within the profession, continuing education, certification, and career advancement. For more information, visit the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation. To submit manuscripts for consideration of publication, click here.
  • Environmental Engineering Science (EES)
    Domenico Grasso, Editor-in-Chief
    • Environmental Engineering Science (EES)Published by Mary Ann Liebert, the journal features research on environmental topics that include development and application of fundamental principles toward solving problems in land, air and water media, including environmental applications of the basic sciences. It contains descriptions of original experiments, developments in theory, and papers which combine new experiments with theoretical insights. The journal also includes scientifically based, practice-oriented papers and contributions on newly emerging topics such as complex systems, environmental sensors, environmental terrorism, ecohydrology, ecological engineering, industrial ecology, nanotechnology, brownfields, natural attenuation and novel methods of pollution prevention and control. In addition the Journal focuses on applications of environmental engineering sciences to policy issues, environmental economics and sustainable development. It is published ten times a year, with some issues having special focus such as: Environmental Embedded Sensor Networks; Nanotechnology; and Pushing the Boundaries: Making Research and Education in Environmental Engineering and Science Count. For more information, visit EES. To submit a manuscript for consideration of publication, click here (will open in new window).
  • Environmental Modelling and Software
    Alexey Voinov, Associate Editor
    Research Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science
    • Environmental Modelling and SoftwarePublished by Elsevier, this journal includes research articles, reviews, short communications as well as software and data news, on recent advances in environmental modelling and/or software. Its focus is to improve our capacity to represent, understand, predict or manage the behavior of environmental systems at all practical scales, and to communicate those improvements to a wide scientific and professional audience. Further information, a free online sample copy, guide-for-authors, and more can be found at Environmental Modelling and Software.
  • IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE)
    Xindong Wu, Editor-in-Chief
    Chair, Department of Computer Science

    X. Sean Wang, Member, Editorial Board
    Dorothean Professor, Department of Computer Science
    • Published monthly by IEEE, this journal is designed to inform researchers, developers, managers, strategic planners, users, and others interested in state-of-the-art and state-of-the-practice activities in the knowledge and data engineering area. The journal focuses on well-defined theoretical results and empirical studies that have potential impact on the acquisition, management, storage, and graceful degeneration of knowledge and data, as well as in provision of knowledge and data services. It focus is on information on treatments of the role of knowledge and data in the development and use of information systems and in the simplification of software and hardware development and maintenance. Specific topics include, but are not limited to: data mining, databases and data modeling, knowledge engineering and intelligent systems, underlying computational platforms for knowledge and data engineering tools, techniques and systems, and emerging knowledge and data engineering applications. For more information, visit TKDE.
  • Fuel and Energy Abstracts
    Robert Jenkins, Editorial Board
    Professor, School of Engineering
    • Fuel and Energy AbstractsPublished by Elsevier, this journal is a key resource for busy researchers to keep up-to-date with new developments in the energy field. Published in association with the Energy Institute, each issue covers a wide range of subjects including: solid fuels, liquid fuels, gaseous fuels, fuel by-products, nuclear fuels, electrical power supply and utilization, alternative energy sources, energy policy, hydrocarbons, steam raising, combustion, engines, process heating, power and incineration, refractories/ceramics, space heating and cooling, heat pumps, environment, fuel science and technology, energy, energy policy, energy conversion and recycling. Click here to view a current edition.
  • Human Immunology (HI)
    Richard M. Single, Member, Editorial Board
    Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics
    • Human Immunology (HI)Published by Elsevier, the journal covers a wide range of subjects including immunogenetics, innate and adaptive immunity, transplantation immunology, autoimmunity, infections diseases and tumor immunology. The scope of the journal is to disseminate information that may contribute to understanding the mechanisms involved in the genetic control of organ and tissue allograft rejection, alloimmunity, chronic infections and progression of malignant diseases. For more information, visit HI.
  • Journal of Combinatorial Design (JCD)
    Jeff Dinitz, Managing Editor-in-Chief
    Professor, Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics, Dept. of Computer Science
    • Journal of Combinatorial Design (JCD)Published by Wiley is an international journal devoted to the timely publication of the most influential papers in the area of combinatorial design theory. All topics in design theory, and in which design theory has important applications, are covered, including, block designs, t-designs, pairwise balanced designs and group divisible designs, Latin squares, quasigroups, and related algebras, computational methods in design theory, construction methods, applications in computer science, experimental design theory, and coding theory, graph decompositions, factorizations, and design-theoretic techniques in graph theory and extremal combinatorics, finite geometry and its relation with design theory, and algebraic aspects of design theory. Researchers and scientists can depend on the Journal of Combinatorial Designs for the most recent developments in this rapidly growing field, and to provide a forum for both theoretical research and applications. All papers appearing in the Journal of Combinatorial Designs are carefully peer refereed.

      A subscription to the Journal of Graph Theory includes a subscription to the Journal of Combinatorial Designs. There are two additional editors-in-chief of the Journal of Combinatorial Designs are Charlie Colbourn and Patric R. J. Östergċrd. This journal is published six times a year by John Wiley and Sons.
  • Journal of Graph Theory (JGT)
    Dan Archdeacon, Managing Editor
    Professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics
    • Journal of Graph Theory (JGT)Published by Wiley, this journal is devoted to a variety of topics in graph theory, such as structural results about graphs, graph algorithms with theoretical emphasis, and discrete optimization on graphs. The journal also includes related areas in combinatorics and the interaction of graph theory with other mathematical sciences. Published monthly, it is one of the top peer-reviewed journals in the field. Readership includes mathematicians, computer scientists, and operations researchers. Click here to view a current edition.
  • Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development (JRRD)
    Michael Rosen, Editor-in-Chief
    Adjunct Lecturer, School of Engineering
    • Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development (JRRD)Published by Storming Media, this journal focuses on scientific rehabilitation research and development in the multi-disciplinary field of disability rehabilitation. General priority areas are: Prosthetics and Orthotics; Spinal Cord Injury and Related Neurological Disorders; Communication, Sensory and Cognitive Aids; and Gerontology. The Journal receives submissions from sources within the United States and throughout the world. For more information, visit JRRD.
  • Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS)
    Xindong Wu, Honorary Editor-in-Chief
    Chair, Department of Computer Science

    X. Sean Wang, Member, Editorial Board
    Dorothean Professor, Department of Computer Science
    • Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS)This journal is a peer-reviewed archival journal published by Springer. It provides an international forum for researchers and professionals to share their knowledge and report new advances on all topics related to knowledge systems and advanced information systems. The journal's focus is on knowledge systems and advanced information systems, including their theoretical foundations, infrastructure, enabling technologies and emerging applications. In addition to archival papers, the journal also publishes significant on-going research in the form of Short Papers (limited to 4000 words), and very short papers on "visions and directions" (no more than 2000 words, excluding bibliography). For more information, visit KAIS.
  • Numerical Methods in Partial Differential Equations (NMPDE)
    George F. Pinder, Editor-in-Chief
    Professor, School of Engineering and Department of Mathematics & Statistics

    William Lakin, Member, Editorial Board
    Professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics
    • Numerical Methods in Partial Differential Equations (NMPDE)This international journal, created by Pinder, is published by Wiley six times per year. The aim of the journal is to cover research into the development and analysis of new methods for the numerical solution of partial differential equations, intended that it be readily readable by and directed to a broad spectrum of researchers into numerical methods for partial differential equations throughout science and engineering. The numerical methods and techniques themselves are emphasized rather than the specific applications. The Journal seeks to be interdisciplinary, while retaining the common thread of applied numerical analysis. To submit a manuscript for consideration of publication, email To obtain copies, visit NMPDE.
  • Open Mechanical Engineering Journal (OME)
    Jeff Marshall, Editorial Board
    Professor, School of Engineering
    • Open Mechanical Engineering Journal (OME)Bentham Science Publishers has launched a number of Open Access journals in 2007 devoted to the fields of science and technology. Open Access Journals provide Internet access to full text research articles at no cost. The Open Mechanical Engineering Journal (OME) aims to publish original research articles in all areas of mechanical engineering on current developments, with emphasis on publishing quality articles rapidly and providing them to researchers worldwide. For more information, visit OME. To submit a manuscript for consideration of publication, click here.
  • Quality Progress
    Larry Haugh, Administrative Committee of the Editorial Review Board
    Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics & Statistics
    • Quality ProgressQuality Progress is published by the American Society for Quality (ASQ). The modern field of Quality is not just concerned with manufacturing applications, interest has expanded strongly to service, health care and educational organizations. Quality Management programs have evolved beyond sampling and military standards to include Statistical Process Control, Design of Experiments, Total Quality Management, ISO 9001, Lean processes and Six Sigma, as well as more highly technical tools. For more information, visit Quality Progress.
  • World Wide Web (WWW)
    X. Sean Wang, Member, Editorial Board
    Dorothean Professor, Department of Computer Science
    • World Wide Web (WWW)Published by Springer, this is an international, archival, peer-reviewed journal which covers all aspects of the World Wide Web, including issues related to architectures, applications, Internet and Web information systems, and communities. It provides an international forum for researchers, professionals, and industrial practitioners to share their rapidly developing knowledge and report on new advances in Internet and Web-based systems. The journal focuses on all database- and information-system topics that relate to the Internet and the Web, particularly on ways to model, design, develop, integrate, and manage these systems. For more information, visit World Wide Web