Journal overview

One of the largest, multidisciplinary open access engineering journals of peer-reviewed research, Cogent Engineering, part of the Taylor & Francis Group, covers all areas of engineering and technology, from chemical engineering to computer science, and mechanical to materials engineering. Cogent Engineering encourages interdisciplinary research and also accepts negative results, software article, replication studies and reviews.

The journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Professor Duc Pham (University of Birmingham, UK) leads a diverse and talented editorial team from institutions around the World. Our editors, each a specialist in their subject area, assess manuscripts objectively and fairly and provide quality, constructive and timely peer review. Article-level metrics allow the research to be assessed on its own merit.

With all articles free to read and download, research can be accessed by a large global audience; as the journal is included in a number of international indexes, including Scopus, Web of Science and IET Inspec, it is more discoverable than ever. Cogent Engineering is a fully peer-reviewed, open access scholarly journal with a mission to help researchers publish their work for a global audience and discover new and exciting connections.

Cogent Engineering considers original primary research articles, review articles, rapid communications and software articles in any of the following areas of engineering research:

Biomedical Engineering

Covering all aspects of the rapidly developing interface of engineering and medicine, submissions are welcomed on biomechanics, biomaterials, bio-mechatronics, bionics, tissue engineering, and medical devices. All areas of advanced medical imaging, bioinformatics, computational modelling, tools and clinical applications to orthopedics, cardiovascular system, dental, skin, rehabilitation are encouraged.

Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering is a discipline that can make our lives better via manufacturing high-quality industrial and consumer products, and providing sustainable energy, healthy food, affordable healthcare, clean water and environment. We welcome manuscripts addressing global challenges, and scientific and technical issues relevant to a wide range of chemical processes and products including functional materials.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Covers all areas of infrastructure development, including structural, building, transportation (roads, rail tracks and runways), environmental, geotechnical and geoenvironmental, hydraulics and water resources, waste disposal and utilization, construction, site management, cost-benefit analysis, risk analysis, climate change impacts, and sustainability.

Computer Science

Covering the full array of computer science, this section accepts submissions on all topics covering, but not limited to, networks, telecommunications, cyber-security, human-computer interactions, wireless technologies, information and technology management, mobile technology, artificial intelligence, data engineering, process modelling, sensor networks, cryptology, and computer vision.

Electrical & Electronic Engineering

All major fields in electrical and electronic engineering are accepted, including power systems: sustainable energy, smart grids, communications, signal processing, sensors and sensing technology as well as their intersection with topics covered in the systems & control and computer science sections such as robotics and AI, VR , sensors, antennas and more.

Materials Engineering

The entire spectrum of materials science, engineering and technology is covered. Submissions dealing with design, synthesis, characterization, modelling, testing, processing and use of materials are all welcome. Papers on bio-inspired materials, novel active materials, functional materials, self-healing materials and any other new materials, as well as their exploitation to create smart artefacts and adaptive structures for applications in engineering and beyond are of particular interest.

Mechanical Engineering


Covers the science, art and practice of mechanical engineering as well as its interactions with other disciplines. The section publishes technical and survey papers in all areas of mechanical engineering including aerodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, computer-aided design, computer-aided engineering, computer-aided manufacture, control systems, engineering design, finite-elements analysis, fluid mechanics, fracture mechanics, mechatronics, MEMS, metrology, microsystems, nanotechnology, plasticity, solid mechanics, sound and vibrations, structural dynamics, thermodynamics and tribology.

Production & Manufacturing

Bridging the gap between theoretical research and industrial applications on advanced production and manufacturing systems, topics related to production design and simulation, manufacturing planning and optimization, production measurement and operation, product quality control and maintenance, logistics systems are welcome. Emerging production and manufacturing areas such as manufacturing intelligence, manufacturing service, robotic manufacturing/re-manufacturing, sustainable manufacturing approaches, cyber-physical production systems, and industrial big data, are also considered for publication.

Systems & Control

A forum for the rapid dissemination of research results on both new theoretical contributions and novel applications of established theories in systems and control engineering. Apart from traditional areas and topics, we encourage papers on new developments including cyber-physical systems, hybrid systems, autonomous systems, event-triggered and data-driven systems, quantum systems, and their control applications. 

 
Cogent Engineering takes an objective and constructive approach to peer review, with editorial teams evaluating work based on its methodological soundness and relevance rather than a predicted level of future importance.  A host of post-publication metrics will indicate the ongoing impact of each individual article.  
 
What can authors expect from Cogent Engineering ?
 
  • A simple and friendly publishing service
  • Immediate, free access to your article for anyone anywhere in the world
  • Rigorous peer review featuring constructive dialogue with experts
  • Fast publication on a state-of-the-art platform
  • Innovative article-level performance metrics
  • Global marketing
  • High production values
  • Extensive indexing and archiving of your work
  • Retention of the full copyright in their work
 
 
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