Information for Authors
The purpose of the Society is to disseminate technical information of
permanent interest through the publication of a series of Transactions
quarterlies. These quarterlies are deposited, free of charge, in
selected libraries throughout the world, in addition, more than 20,000
subscribers receive copies.
The Journal of Fluids Engineering dissminates technical information in
fluid mechanics, of interest to researchers and designers in mechanical
engineering. The majority of papers published in JFE present original
analytical, numerical, or experimental results and physical
interpretation of lasting scientific value. A small number of papers
are devoted to review of recent contributions to a topic, or the
description of the methodology and/or the physical significance of an
area which has recently matured. This Journal seeks papers in the areas
of Aerodynamics, Boundary Layers, Bubbly Flows, Cavitation, Compressible
Flows, Convective Heat Transfer, Duct and Pipe Flows, Free Shear Layers,
Flows in Biological Systems, Fluid Structure Interaction, Fluid
Transients and Wave Motion, Jets, Multiphase Flows, Naval Hydrodynamics,
Sprays, Stability and Transition, Turbulence, Wakes, as well as papers
emphasizing an investigative technique, as for example, papers on
Analytical Methods, Computational Fluid Mechanics, or Experimental
Methods like Laser-Doppler Velocimetry, and Hot Fim and Hot-Wire
Papers selected for pubication in the ASME Transactions are subject to a
voluntary Page Charge of $75 per journal page, which will be invoiced,
through the author, to the author's company, institution, or agency.
Publication is not dependent on payment of the voluntary Page Charge,
100 reprints are provided when a paper has been published in a journal
and the voluntary page charge has been paid. Additional reprints can be
ordered from the Technical Pubishing Dept., 345 East 47th Street, New
York, NY 10017.
The lead author of a Transactions paper which exceeds the standard
length of six pages (6000 words) will be assessed a mandatory
excess-page charge of $200 per page for each page over six journal
pages. This charge will be included, as a separate item, on the same
invoice as the voluntary Page Charge.
Manuscripts should be submitted in final form to the Technical Editor.
Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has not been
published, either in whole or in part, in a serial, professional
journal. Refer questionable cases to the Technical Editor.
An ASME paper should be: clear, complete, with assumptions plainly
identified, with precise logic, with relevance to practice described,
and with actual accomplishments of the work plainly stated and honestly
Six Copies of the manuscript are required. The author should retain his
original figures until he submits his final revised paper (after review)
to the Associate Editor responsible. Revision of papers is required in
most cases before final acceptance for publication.
Titles of papers should be brief and clearly descriptive of contents.
The author should state his business connection, the title of his
position, and his mailing address. A short abstract (50 to 100 words)
should be included on the first page immediately preceding the
introductory paragraph of the paper.
Standard International units must be included; preferred form is
American Standard (Standard International). See ASME Manual MS-4 "An
ASME Paper" and ASME Guide S1-1 "Orientation and Guide for Use of SI
(Metric) Units" available to authors from the Technical Editor.
All mathematical expressions should be typewritten. Greek letters and
other symbols not available on the typewriter should be carefully
inserted in ink. Care should be taken to distinguish between capital
and lowercase letters, between zero (0) and the letter (O), between the
numeral (1) and the letter (l), etc. A letter representing a vector
cannot be printed with an arrow above or below it. The letter should be
underscored with a single wavy line wherever it appears in the text, to
designate boldface type.
A list of symbols carefully marked for the use of the edtior (thus;
, Greek l.c. kappa), if it has not been included
in the body of the paper, should accomany the manuscript on a separate page.
A nomenclature defining symbols may be included.
Before preparing a manuscript the author should study printed articles
in the Journal, with special attention to the form and style of
mathematical expressions,tables, footnotes, references, and abstract.
Numbers that identify mathemmatical expressions should be enclosed in
parentheses. Care should be taken to arrange all tables and mathematical
expressions in such a way that they will fit into a single column when
set in type. Equations that might extend beyond the width of one column
(fractions that should not be broken or long expressions enclosed in
parentheses) should be rephrased to go on two or more lines within
column width. Fractional powers are preferred to root signs and should
always be used in more elaborate formulas. The solidus should be used
instead of the horizontal line for fractions whenever possible.
References should be cited in the text by giving the last name of the
author(s) and the year of publication of the reference either "Recent
work (Smith and Jones, 1985) ..." or "Recently Smith and Jones
(1985)...." With three or more names, use the form "Smith et al. (1985)
in text. When two or more references would have the same text
identification, distinguish them by adding "a," "b," etc. to the year of
Acceptable references include: journal articles, dissertations,
published conference proceedings, numbered paper preprints from
conferences, books, reports available for the U.S. Government, submitted
articles if the journal is identified, and private communications.
References should be listed in alphabetical order, according to the last
name of the first author, at the end of the paper.
The text of an ASME paper should not exceed 6 Journal pages. A
technical brief should not exceed 1500 words or equivalent. A
Discussion should not exceed 1/2 Journal page and an Author's Closure
not more than 1/4 Journal page per Discussion answered. A Journal page
contains about 1000 words or equivalent area in figures, tables and
Line drawings should not be larger than 8-1/2 x 11 in. and should be
planned for reduction to column width. Lettering should be large enough
to be clearly legible when the illustration is reduced. Photographs of
equipment or test specimens must be glossy prints and should be used
sparingly. Captions for figures should be typed double-spaced and
included as the last page of the manuscript. The figure number and
author's name should be written in the margin or on the back of each
Please submit manuscripts for review and address all communications to:
Professor Demetri P. Telionis
Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA 24061
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