Journal of
Engineering and Technology Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Eng. Technol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9790
  • DOI: 10.5897/JETR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 198

Full Length Research Paper

Publication process for engineers

Luke Miller
Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO 81301, USA.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 06 May 2009
  •  Published: 31 May 2009



Journal publication is an important indicator of research productivity for individual researchers as well as academic institutions. However, for young faculty members the publication process can appear equivocal and daunting. If the academic does not actively engage themselves early in this process, then her or his career becomes an uphill (and sometimes insurmountable) battle. To assist the young academic, this study, sponsored by the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program, surveys journal editors representing numerous engineering fields. The survey attempts to quantify publication timelines and acceptance rates, and ascertain journal policies, advice for successful publishing, and gender differences.


Key words: Engineering education, publications, survey.