???? The International of Journal of Performability Engineering has completed six years of its publication and has entered the seventh year of its publication in the year 2011. A brief report on IJPE is available below. During this period, we have taken special care that our readers are exposed to new emerging topics and areas in all the constituents of performability engineering and it is heartening to see that NSD – an international scientific data base of Norway (http://dbh.nsd.uib.no/kanaler/) has rated this journal higher than some of the international journals in the allied areas. We would keep the standard of this journal very high and continue to provide high quality papers to our readers. Not to mention that we take utmost care to get the papers submitted to our journal refereed by competent reviewers and papers are often revised to see that they present the main idea of the paper in a compact form. We discourage publishing verbose articles in IJPE.
A Brief Report on IJPE
The details of IJPE issues published during this period (July 2005-Nov. 2010) are as follows:
Issues in the Volume
Total number of Pages
The following countries (in alphabetic order) contributed papers to the IJPE during this period:
Abu Dhabi, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea (South), Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States of America, Venezuela.
Major contributing countries were:
Australia, China, Canada, France, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Norway, Sweden, South Korea, Taiwan, U.K., U.S.A. (The highest number of papers published were from U.S.A.).
Areas of Performability Engineering represented:
Our effort has been to emphasize and to ensure a balanced representation of all constituent areas of Performability Engineering (viz., Quality, Reliability, Maintainability, Safety, Risk and Sustainability) through the IJPE issues and we did bring out at least one special issue in all these constituent areas during this period. However, the numbers of papers published during this period were largely from Reliability, Safety, Risk and Maintainability (and Maintenance Engineering and Management) areas (in order of their numbers). However, there were not very many contributions from sustainability and quality areas. These areas need to be strengthened in future. Never-the-less, management and human factors and design for environment were adequately represented in each of these areas.
We had special issue devoted to Prognostics & Health Management and special sections on Six Sigma and Data Mining. In forthcoming issues, we are going to have special issues/sections planned on some of the frontier areas like Reliability Growth Models, Multi-state systems, e-maintenance, Performance and Dependability models of Dynamic Systems, Dependability of Wireless and Systems and Networks. In short we keep our readers updated with the latest developments in the area of perfomability Engineering.