News October 2006

News October 2006

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS Online Submission:Manuscriptsmay be submitted online using our Web-based submission tool.To submit your paperonline, please go to...

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SUBMISSION OF PAPERS Online Submission:Manuscriptsmay be submitted online using our Web-based submission tool.To submit your paperonline, please go to ergon and upload yourarticle and its associated artwork. A PDF will be generated and the reviewing process will be carried out using that PDF. All correspondence between editor and author is performed by e-mail, and paper copies are not required at the original submission stage. Detailed information on how to submit your article online are included. Once a paper has been accepted by the Editor and received by Elsevier, authors can track its progress through the system to publication, via the online author tracking system.To do this go to By Mail: Manuscripts (1 original and 2 copies) accompanied by a covering letter should be sent to the submission address. Only after final acceptance should an electronic version, preferably on CD-ROM, be sent with the hardcopy.

Aims & Scope The journal publishes original contributions that add to our understanding of the role of humans in today’s systems and the interactions thereof with various system components. The journal typically covers the following areas: industrial and occupational ergonomics, design of systems, tools and equipment, human performance measurement and modeling, human productivity, humans in technologically complex systems, and safety.The focus of the articles includes basic theoretical advances, applications, case studies, new methodologies and procedures; and empirical studies.From time to time the journal publishes special editions dealing with pressing ergonomic issues.

in collaboration with: -- International Ergonomics Association (IEA) -- International Society for Occupational Ergonomics and Safety (ISOES)

Submission address: Americas -- Editor-in-Chief, Anand K.Gramopadhye,Clemson University,Department of Industrial Engineering,110 Freeman Hall,Clemson, SC 29634-0920,USA. E-mail: [email protected], Fax: +1222 124 21545; Europe,Middle East & Africa -- Editor,Roland Kadefors,Industry & Human Resources,National Institute for Working Life/West,P.O.Box 8850,SE-402 72 Goºteborg, Sweden. E-mail: [email protected], Fax: +46 31501610; Asia & Australia -- Editor, Min K. Chung, Department of Industrial Engineering, Pohang University of Science & Technology, Pohang 790-784, South Korea. E-mail: [email protected], Fax: +82 562 279 8824; News Items, Jeffrey E. Fernandez (JFAssociates, Fairfax, USA), E-mail: [email protected], Fax: +1703 995 0858; Book Reviews, Andris Freivalds, Industry and Management Systems Department, Pennsylvania State University, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems, 213 Leonard Building, University Park, PA16802, USA. E-mail: [email protected], Fax: +1814 863 4745. Submission Language:English English language help service: Upon request, Elsevier will direct authors to an agent who can check and improve the English of their paper (before submission). Please contact [email protected] for further information.


Founding Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

A. Gramopadhye Department of Industrial Engineering Clemson University Clemson, SC 29634-0920 USA

A. Mital Cincinnati, OH, USA



Min K. Chung Department of Industrial Engineering Pohang University of Science and Technology Hyoja San 31 Pohang 790-784 South Korea

R. Kadefors Industry and Human Resources National Institute for Working Life/West P.O. Box 8850 SE-402 72 G˛teborg Sweden

Editor’s requirements: Authors interested in writing State-of-the-Art Review Papers and Ergonomic Guidelines should contact the Editor-in-Chief and suggest possible topics. Abstracts should include brief information about the article’s relevance to industry (25-50 words).

S. Konz, Manhattan, KS, USA W. Krebs,Washington, DC, USA K. Landau, Darmstadt,Germany K. Latorella, Hampton,VA, USA S. Legg, Palmerston North, New Zealand Z. Li, Beijing, PR China G. Mirka, Raleigh, NC, USA P.K. Nag, Ahmedabad, India V. Paquet,Buffalo, NY, USA A. Pennathur, El Paso,TX, USA C. Pollock, Perth, Australia R. Radwin, Madison,WI, USA S. Rakheja, Montreal, QB, Canada W. Rankin, Seattle,WA, USA M. Rauterberg, Eindhoven,The Netherlands K. Sgaard,Copenhagen, Denmark C.M. Sommerich, Columbus, OH, USA K.C.Tan, Singapore R.Yearout, Asheville, NC, USA X. Zhang, Urbana, IL, USA

Orders, claims, and journal enquiries: please contact the Customer Service Department at the Regional Sales Office nearest to you:

Editorial Board M. Akamatsu,Ibaraki, Japan T. Bernard, Murray, KY, USA A. Bisantz, Amherst, NY, USA R. Bishu, Lincoln, NE, USA H.-J. Bullinger, Stuttgart,Germany A. Burdorf, Rotterdam,The Netherlands A. Chan, Hong Kong P. Dempsey, Hopkinton, MA, USA O.M. Evans, Melbourne, Australia J.E. Fernandez, Fairfax,VA, USA (News Section Editor) A. Freivalds, University Park, PA, USA (Book Reviews Editor) R. Goonetilleke, Hong Kong D. Gyi, Loughborough, UK S.H. Han, Pohang, South Korea H. Hsiao, Morgantown,WV, USA J. Ilmarinen,Vantaa, Finland M. Jaºger, Dortmund, Germany D. Kaber, Raleigh, NC, USA J.-Y. Kim, Ansan, South Korea

Please refer to the Guide for Authors for new submission details,

Types of contributions: Original research papers, case studies, short communications, book reviews and news items, including meeting reports and conference announcements. Corresponding author: Clearly indicate who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that telephone and fax numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. Full postal addresses must be given for all co-authors. Please consult a recent journal paper for style if possible. Original material: Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a publishedlecture oracademic thesis), that it isnot underconsideration for publication elsewhere, that itspublicationis approved byallauthors and that, ifaccepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the Publisher.

Detailed instructions on manuscript preparation andartwork instructions can be foundat editor reserves the right to return manuscripts that do not conform to the instructions for manuscript preparation and artwork instruction, as well as papers that do not fit the scope of the journal, prior to refereeing. Subscription Information. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics (ISSN 0169-8141).For 2006 volume 36 is scheduled for publication. Subscription prices are available upon request from the Publisher or from the Regional Sales Office nearest you or from this journal’s website ( Further information is available on this journal and other Elsevier products through Elsevier’s website: ( Subscriptions are accepted on a prepaid basis onlyand are entered on a calendar year basis.Issues are sent by standard mail (surface within Europe, airdelivery outside Europe).Priority rates are available upon request.Claims for missing issues shoud be made within six months of the date of dispatch.

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