The journal promotes an exchange of ideas and communicates significant developments of immediate interest to others engaged in formative research that contributes to progress in manufacturing techniques, models, processes, and systems.
Original concise papers are encouraged describing new kinds of manufacturing based on new processes or materials, new concepts in manufacturing systems or enterprises, or novel ways to look at old problems and solutions in manufacturing that show promise. Papers merit acceptance, for example, by detailing the key elements of an emerging field of research, describing the potential of an experimental or theoretical improvement, or demonstrating a new contribution to practice or policy. Papers should not merely confirm or extend previous work.
To meet a vital need to rapidly disseminate current scientific findings, Manufacturing Letters uses a streamlined review process. Papers are peer reviewed and (1) accepted as written or (2) rejected within four (4) weeks of submission. Rejected papers can be revised but must be resubmitted as new manuscripts.
Papers are limited to 1500 words, not including the abstract, references, and a maximum of four (4) figures or tables. Papers must be original contributions, not simultaneously submitted elsewhere, previously published or scheduled to be published. The language of the journal is English.
Emerging research communicated in Manufacturing Letters is presumed to be ongoing; therefore, authors are encouraged to submit a full-length journal paper to an appropriate publication outlet, such as the Journal of Manufacturing Systems or Journal of Manufacturing Processes.
Manufacturing Letters is an official journal of SME, in cooperation with the North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME (NAMRI/SME).
|Issue volume||Issue year||Planned ship date||Actual ship date|
|27C||2021||Mar 04, 2021||Mar 03, 2021|
|28C||2021||Jun 17, 2021||Jun 05, 2021|
|29C||2021||Sep 17, 2021||Sep 14, 2021|
|30C||2021||Dec 02, 2021|
|31C||2022||Feb 03, 2022|
|32C||2022||Jun 17, 2022|
|33C||2022||Sep 19, 2022|
|34C||2022||Dec 02, 2022|