Why publish with SAE?


  • The SAE name is synonymous with high-quality information for mobility engineers worldwide. SAE International is the world’s trusted thought leader for high-quality mobility engineering knowledge and is the leader in connecting and educating mobility professionals to enable safe, clean, and accessible mobility solutions. With a rich publishing history that spans more than a century and that covers topics essential to the automotive, aerospace, and commercial vehicle industries, SAE is synonymous with vital, authoritative resources for industry and government professionals and academia. SAE’s publications stand the test of time, meaning that your paper will be valued in perpetuity.
  • Your work will receive technical peer review by subject matter experts to provide feedback and suggestions for improvements.
  • Global reach: SAE’s customers span the globe, and all content is available through SAE MOBILUS®, our robust online platform that features a comprehensive search tool, a personal dashboard to save searches and content, and more than 220,000 pieces of content. Your research will reach corporations, academia, and government across all segments of the automotive and aerospace/aviation industries.

For questions about publishing with SAE, please email: editorialdirector@sae.org.

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How to publish with SAE

Non-Event Technical Papers

SAE Non-Event Technical Papers (formerly known as written-only papers) provide authors the opportunity to publish their original work outside a specific event’s production timeline and potentially outside of the scope of SAE’s journals. These papers are made available on MOBILUS®, SAE’s robust online platform on an accelerated pace after a double-blind peer-review process and are indexed in Scopus, Engineering Village (Ei Compendex), and IET Inspec. The goal is to provide authors the flexibility to publish on their own schedules, as well as a faster time to publication. Further information can be found Non-Event Technical Papers page.

Event Technical Papers

SAE event papers are published approximately a week prior to the respective event and are published on MOBILUS® and are indexed in Scopus, Engineering Village (Ei Compendex), and IET Inspec. Authors initially submit abstracts for consideration, which are evaluated by subject matter experts. If accepted, full manuscripts are required, based on a timeline for each event. Approval to publish papers will be based on organizer-moderated peer review of a review-ready manuscript. Event papers are also considered for publication in the new conference proceedings journal: SAE International Journal of Advances and Current Practices in Mobility. Calls for event papers are found Call for Papers page in the left-hand column, and details on the process are found Event Paper Process page.

SAE MobilityRxiv®


Provided by SAE International, MobilityRxiv is a free online preprint server and sharing service for English-language preprints in the mobility/transportation field. Preprints are defined as manuscripts that are preliminary reports of work that have not been peer reviewed or verified. This service allows researchers and other readers to read and comment on a manuscript immediately without waiting for formal peer review. All preprints are assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows for immediate citation. Visit MobilityRxiv to upload your preprints or to browse papers.


For more than 10 years, SAE International's scholarly journals have been covering all areas relevant to ground vehicle, commercial vehicle, and aerospace engineering technology, including electrified vehicles, connected and automated vehicles, electronic and mechanical systems, engines, fuels and lubricants, transportation safety, materials and manufacturing, sustainability, and vehicle dynamics. Publishing only original research (not found or published elsewhere) and with a double-blind peer-review process, our journals aim to meet the needs of academic, government, and industry authors, researchers, and readers in a manner that is tailored for the discovery, integration, and application of research. More information and links to the individual journals can be found Journals Overview page.



Providing unparalleled reach to the ground vehicle and aerospace communities, comprehensive book marketing campaigns, and exclusive author resource tools, services and benefits, SAE is positioned to be your key publishing partner. More information can be found Book Publishing Process page, and book author guidelines are Book Author Guidelines page.

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SAE China Event Technical Papers

SAE International’s China office provides authors in China the opportunity to publish their original work with a specific China event’s production timeline. These papers are made available on SAE MOBILUS®, SAE’s robust online digital library platform, after a blinded peer-review process and are indexed in Scopus, Engineering Village (Ei Compendex), and IET Inspec. More information is provided China Event Technical Papers page


Institutional Review Boards

SAE International is committed to ethical and compliant research and publications. Each author has the sole responsibility to confirm approval from the applicable Institutional Review Board (IRB) where necessary and required. All submissions to SAE publications should receive IRB approval in the following cases, including, but not limited to: 

  • Research involving human subjects: in order to assure the protection of the rights and welfare of human subjects and to ensure the institution and researchers/investigators have complied with applicable regulations

  • Any information or product that is subject to FDA approval, testing, or regulation

  • Any information or product that is required to follow Department of Health and Human Services (specifically Office for Human Research Protections) guidelines and regulations

  • Any information that is part of an application for a product, research, or marketing permit subject to FDA inspection or regulation

IRBs may grant exceptions to these requirements, which the author is required to provide upon request by the Publisher.