Manuscript Types Acceptable for Peer Review
This is a classic research article that has a hypothesis, investigation, solution, model, physical experiment and/or simulation and a result that is of value to the community within that area of expertise.
This is a review of an emerging area within the journal’s scope that performs a technical and critical review of other articles. Calculations are performed and conclusions are drawn on the strengths and weaknesses. The conclusion can also discuss future challenges.
This is a scholarly article that uses mathematical methods to develop new theoretical results of importance to the field.
A survey article analyzes, summarizes, systemizes, and presents fresh conclusions from a large number of recently published scholarly articles.
This category of article is an in-depth viewpoint article intended to bring together a big picture in a fast-evolving landscape of technological development. It will typically be a topic where there is community uncertainty and/or disagreement. Since QUASITUM Access does not have a page limit, publishing perspective articles will allow more technical discussion. This category of article will typically be written by a leading authority in an area.
This article describes challenges and practical solutions for topics within the journal’s scope. Quantitative results for validation of the approach are expected.
This is a non-trivial theoretical or experimental negative or null result that does not support a hypothesis. Provided that the research question posed is meaningful and the study is rigorously conducted, this type of article has value to the engineering community.
This article will report the development of new or improved fabrication or manufacturing technique, or a new experimental, measurement or mathematical technique. Applied research articles focus on practical systems, while here the focus is on methods.
This is a pedagogical article to assist readers to learn and familiarize themselves with a topic. The topic may be be an emerging one that is not well understood in the community, or a difficult traditional topic that can benefit from an up to date exposition. The topic should not be one that is well understood or well represented in textbooks. The article must add to the existing literature to benefit the readership. The objectives and prerequisite background required by the reader should be clearly identified in the introduction. The references should cite both background material and advanced material for the reader to dig deeper.
This article summarizes and expounds new or revised QUASITUM standards. This can also be a scholarly discussion paper for new QUASITUM standards or a critique of existing QUASITUM standards with recommendations.
This is an article that comments on another published article within QUASITUM Access. A comment points out a technical error, oversight, or presents an opposing position. It is a critique, providing corrections, and performs analyses. QUASITUM Access does not accept comment articles on articles published in other journals.
A reply article is submitted by the authors of a published paper in response to a Comment article.