Journal of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering

J. Comput. Methods Sci. Eng.


21, 6 issues

Latest issue

21:5 online 02 November 2021

Next issue

21:6 scheduled for January 2022

Back volumes

From volume 1, 2001

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Aims & Scope

The major goal of the Journal of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering (JCMSE) is the publication of new research results on computational methods in sciences and engineering. Common experience had taught us that computational methods originally developed in a given basic science, e.g. physics, can be of paramount importance to other neighboring sciences, e.g. chemistry, as well as to engineering or technology and, in turn, to society as a whole. This undoubtedly beneficial practice of interdisciplinary interactions will be continuously and systematically encouraged by the JCMSE. Moreover, the JCMSE shall try to simultaneously stimulate similar initiatives, within the realm of computational methods, from knowledge transfer for engineering to applied as well as to basic sciences and beyond. The journal has four sections and welcomes papers on (1) Mathematics and Engineering, (2) Computer Science, (3) Biology and Medicine, and (4) Chemistry and Physics.

Editorial Board


Prof. Theodore Elias Simos, Academician
Laboratory of Applied Mathematics for Solving Interdisciplinary Problems of Energy Production
Ulyanovsk State Technical University
32, Severny Venetz Str.
432027 Ulyanovsk, Russia

South Ural State University
76, Lenin Aven.
454080 Chelyabinsk, Russia

Section of Mathematics
Department of Civil Engineering
Democritus University of Thrace
Xanthi, Greece
(Visiting Professor)

Prof. George Maroulis
Department of Chemistry
University of Patras
GR-26500 Patras

Editorial Assistants

Eleni Ralli-Simou
Chenglian Liu

Editorial Board Mathematics and Engineering and Computer Science Prof. Theodore Elias Simos, Editor-in-Chief

K.J. Bathe

F. Brezzi

M. Calvo

M. Collotta

R. De Borst
United Kingdom

F.L. Demkovicz

M.J. Donahue

G. Fairweather
Senior Editor

J.M. Ferrandiz

I. Gladwell

B. Gustafsson

N. Hadjisavvas
Senior Editor

G.R. Johnson

A.Q.M. Khaliq

R.W. Lewis
United Kingdom

P. Mezey, Canada
Senior Editor

R. Mickens

T. Onishi
Japan & Norway

G. Psihoyios
United Kingdom

B.A. Wade

G.C. Wu

J. Xu

Editorial Board Biology and Medicine and Chemistry and Physics Prof. George Maroulis, Editor-in-Chief

P.-O. Åstrand

Y. Aoki

A. Avramopoulos

T. Bancewicz

W. Bartkowiak

D. Bonchev
Senior Editor

P. Calaminici

S. Canuto
Senior Editor

K.W. Capelle
Senior Editor

B. Champagne
Senior Editor

V. Cherepanov

M.L. Coote
Senior Editor

A. Datta

M.P. De Lara-Castells

H.F. Dos Santos

M.S.A. El-Kader

R. Fournier

P. Fuentealba

S.K. Ghosh

F.L. Gu

K. Harigaya

U. Hohm

O. Ivanciuc

L. Jensen

J. Kobus

Z.R. Li

M. Meuwly

P.K. Nadi

M. Nakano
Senior Editor

M.A. Nunez

M.G. Papadopoulos
Senior Editor

P. Piecuch

C. Pouchan
Senior Editor

C. Puzzarini

M. Safronova

P. Schwerdtfeger
Senior Editor
New Zealand

Z. Slanina
Senior Editor

M. Swart

H. Tatewaki

A. Thakkar

H. Torii

M. Toutounji
United Arab Emirates

M. Urban

W.F. Van Gunsteren

F. Wang
Senior Editor

M. Weiser

T. Wesolowski

K. Wu

D. Xenides

J. Yong Lee

A. Zdetsis
Senior Editor

Author Guidelines


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Authors are requested to send papers on Mathematics and Engineering and Computer Science to Editor-in-Chief Prof. Theodore Elias Simos and papers on Biology and Medicine and Chemistry and Physics to Editor-in-Chief Prof. George Maroulis.

Please write JCMSE submission in the subject of your e-mail.

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Place citations as numbers in square brackets in the text. All publications cited in the text should be presented in an alphabetical list of references at the end of the manuscript in the following style:

[1] B. Newman and E.T. Liu, Perspective on BRCA1, Breast Disease 10 (1998), 3-10.
[2] D.F. Pilkey, Happy conservation laws, in: Neural Stresses, J. Frost, ed., Controlled Press, Georgia, 1995, pp. 332-391.
[3] E. Wilson, Active vibration analysis of thin-walled beams, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Virginia, 1991.

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