Journal of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering

J. Comput. Methods Sci. Eng.

Impact Factor


24, 6 issues

Latest issue

24:3 online 18 June 2024

Next issue

24:4 scheduled for August 2024

Back volumes

From volume 1, 2001

ISSN print


ISSN online


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

Klaus-Jürgen Bathe
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, USA

Franco Brezzi
King Abdulaziz University
Djedda, Saudi-Arabië

Marcelo Saval Calvo
University of Alicante
Alicante, Spain

Mario Collotta
Kore University of Enna
Enna, Spain

Réne De Borst
University of Sheffield
Sheffield, United Kingdom

Leszek F. Demkovicz
University of Texas
Austin, USA

Michael J. Donahue
Ohio State University
Columbus, USA

Graeme Fairweather
Senior Editor
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, USA

José M. Ferrandiz
University of Alicante
Alicante, Spain

Ian Gladwell
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, USA

Bertil Gustafsson
Uppsala University
Uppsala, Sweden

Nicolas Hadjisavvas
Senior Editor
University of the Aegean
Mytilene, Greece

Gearold R. Johnson
National Technological Univ. Colorado
Fort Collins, USA

Abdul-Qayyum M. Khaliq
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, USA

Roland W. Lewis
Swansea University
Swansea, UK

Paul Mezey
Senior Editor
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, Canada

Ronald Mickens
Atlanta University
Atlanta, USA

Taku Onishi
Mie University
Mie, Japan 

Georgios Psihoyios
Anglia Polytechnic University
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Bruce A. Wade
Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 
Milwaukee, USA

Guo-Cheng Wu
China Neijiang Normal University
Neijiang, China

Jinchao Xu
The Pennsylvania State University
State College, USA

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

Per-Olof Åstrand
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Trondheim, Norway

Aggelos Avramopoulos
Technological Educational Inst. of Central Greece
Lamia, Greece

Tadeusz Bancewicz
Adam Mickiewicz University
 Poznan, Poland

Wojciech Bartkowiak
Wroclaw University of Technology
Wroclaw, Poland

Danail Bonchev
Senior Editor
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, USA

Patrizia Calaminici
‬‬Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV) 
Mexico City, Mexico

Sérgio Canuto
Senior Editor
Federal University of Minas Gerais
Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Benoit Champagne
Senior Editor
University of Namur
Namur, Belgium

Michelle Louise Coote
Senior Editor
Australian National University
Canberra, Australia

Ayan Datta
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Sciences (IACS)
Jadavpur, India

Maria Pilar De Lara-Castells
Spanish National Research Council
Madrid, Spain

Helio Ferreira dos Santos
University Federal de Juiz de Fora
Juiz de Fora, Brazil

Raphaël Fournier
National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts
Paris, France

Pablo Fuentealba
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Santiago, Chile

Soumya Kanti Ghosh
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Kharagpur, India

‪Keisuke Harigaya‬
‬Chuo University‬‬
Tokyo, Japan

Ovidiu Ivanciuc
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, USA

Louis Jensen
Boston University
Boston, USA

Markus Meuwly
University of Basel
Basel, Switzerland

Prasanta Kumar Nadi
Indian institute of engineering and technology
Shibpur, India

Miyuki Nakano
Senior Editor
Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology
Tokyo, Japan

Manuel Nunez
University of Connecticut
Vernon, USA

Manthos G. Papadopoulos
Senior Editor
National Hellenic Research Foundation
Athens, Greece

Piotr Piecuch
Michigan State University
Michigan, USA

Claude Pouchan
Senior Editor
University of Pau and the Adour Region
Pau, France

Cristina Puzzarini
University of Bologna
Bologna, Italy

Marianna Safronova
University of Delaware
Newark, USA

Peter Schwerdtfeger
Senior Editor
Massey University
Auckland, New Zealand

Zdenek Slanina
Senior Editor
Institute for Molecular Science
Aichi, Japan

Marcel Swart
Institut de Química Computacional i Catàlisi
Gerona, Spain

Hiroshi Tatewaki
Nagoya City University
Nagoya, Japan

Hidemasa Torii
The University of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan

Mohamad Toutounji
United Arab Emirates University
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Martin Urban
Slovak University of Technology
Bratsilava, Slovakia

Wilfred F. van Gunsteren
ETH Zürich
Zurich, Switzerland

Feng Wang
Senior Editor
The University of Newcastle
Newcastle, Australia

Tomasz Wesolowski
University of Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland

Demetrios Xenides
University of Patras
Patras, Greece

Yong Jae Lee
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, USA

Aristides D. Zdetsis
Senior Editor
University of Patras
Patras, Greece

Author Guidelines


By submitting my article to this journal, I agree to the Author Copyright Agreement, the IOS Press Ethics Policy, and the IOS Press Privacy Policy.

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.

Required files for final submissions
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Color figures
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Manuscripts should be organized in the following order:

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  • Figure captions
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SI units should be used, i.e., the units based on the metre, kilogramme, second, etc.

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Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Leave some extra space between the columns instead.
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Colour figures
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  • All authors should be listed in the reference list
  • References must be listed in Vancouver style:

    [1] Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002; 935(12): 406.
    [2] Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.
    [3] Berkow R, Fletcher AJ, editors. The Merck manual of diagnosis and therapy. 16th ed. Rahway (NJ): Merck Research Laboratories; 1992.
    [4] Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGrawHill; 2002. p. 93113.
    [5] Canadian Cancer Society [homepage on the Internet]. Toronto: The Society; 2006 [updated 2006 May 12; cited 2006 Oct 17]. Available from:

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If used, they should be numbered in the text, indicated by superscript numbers and kept as short as possible.


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Peer Review

Journal of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering Peer Review Policy

Journal of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering is a peer-reviewed journal. All articles submitted to the journal undergo a single blind peer review process. This means that the identity of the authors is known with the reviewers but the identity of the reviewers is not communicated to the authors. Please visit our reviewer guidelines for further information about how to conduct a review.

All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor-in-Chief or the assigned Associated Editor, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to rigorous peer-review by independent, anonymous expert referees. Reasons to reject a paper in the pre-screening process could for example be because the work does not fall within the aims and scope, the writing is of poor quality, the instructions to authors were not followed or the presented work is not novel. Important: all articles not created using the journal style templates for LaTeX or MS Word (see author instructions) are desk rejected.

Papers deemed suitable to be reviewed will be assigned a handling editor. The handling editor will then invite reviewers to comment on the work. Typically decisions are based on three reviews, in some circumstances a minimum of two reviews may be deemed sufficient to make a decision on a paper. The Editors-in-Chief strive to ensure a typical turnaround time of 3 months.

Reviewers are asked to judge a paper on at least:

  • Originality, novelty and significance of results
  • Technical quality of work
  • Comprehensibility and presentation of the paper
  • Overall impression
  • Based on the received reviews the handling editor will propose to the Editors-in-Chief a recommendation:

  • Accept
  • Minor revisions required
  • Major revisions required
  • Revise and resubmit
  • Reject
  • They mean the following:

  • Accept: The manuscript is suitable for publication and only requires minor polishing; thus, no further reviews are requested.
  • Minor revisions required: The authors are required to make moderate changes to their manuscript. The manuscript becomes acceptable for publication if the changes proposed by the reviewers and editors are successfully addressed. The revised manuscript will be examined by the Editors-in-Chief and possibly sent back to all (or a selection of) reviewers for a second round of reviews. Authors are requested to provide a letter to the reviewers detailing the improvements made for the resubmission.
  • Major revisions required: The manuscript cannot be accepted for publication in its current form. However, a major revision which addresses all issues raised by the reviewers may be acceptable for publication. The revised manuscript will undergo a full second round of review. Authors are requested to provide a letter to the reviewers detailing the improvements made for the resubmission.
  • Revise and resubmit: In its current form, the manuscript is not suitable for publication. A resubmission would require substantial revisions and is only encouraged in special cases.
  • Reject: The manuscript is rejected as it is deemed to be out of scope, not relevant, or not meeting the journal’s quality standards in terms of significance, novelty, and/or presentation.
  • Authors are notified by the Editors-in-Chief, whose decision is final.