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 transportation cybersecurity and privacy, connected and automated vehicles, electronic and mechanical systems, engines, fuels and lubricants, transportation safety, materials and manufacturing, vehicle dynamics, and alternative powertrains. SAE connects and educates mobility professionals to enable safe, clean, and accessible mobility solutions. Our Journals aim to meet the needs of academic and industry authors, researchers, and readers in a manner that is tailored for the discovery, integration, and application of research. Aligning with SAE’s mission, the Journals publish state-of-the-art research findings that advance mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity.
Improved Publishing Standards
The new, improved SAE Journals Program launched in mid-2017 and continues to evolve and advance to deliver the highest quality Journals to the widest possible audience. The Journals use Editorial Manager® from Aries Corp. for manuscript submission and double-blind peer review. Editorial Manager® is a user-friendly system for authors, reviewers, and editorial boards alike, which results in a more timely review process and allows authors to stay up to date on the status of their submitted manuscripts. Our new stream-lined processes, best practices, and workflow ensure SAE's commitment to the highest scientific publishing standards: manuscripts rigorously peer reviewed by at least three recognized experts, copyediting, optional language editing services, author page proofs, and print and online publication.
Improved Quality and Original Research
In 2019, the SAE Journals Program began publishing exclusively Direct Journal Submissions—original, high-quality content that is not available elsewhere (via conferences, for example), which were submitted directly to the Journals. Eliminating our dependence on event and conference papers allows the Journals to grow, improve quality, attract new authors, publish original content, and provide substantive peer review, as well as to create opportunities for authors to revise and improve their manuscripts without the deadlines associated with events.
Author Accepted Manuscript Publication
In 2018, SAE Journals introduced the online publication of Author Accepted Manuscripts, which are available in SAE MOBILUS® for free as part of ongoing efforts to provide timely access to new research. A first for the mobility engineering industry and for commercial publishers at large, the Author Accepted Manuscripts initiative grants readers free access (for a limited period of time) to newly submitted research from academia and industry thought leaders, after peer review and acceptance, but before it has been copyedited. The implementation of SAE’s Author Accepted Manuscripts initiative comes in response to the demand from organizations throughout academia and the aerospace and ground vehicle industries for better, faster access to high-quality research. In doing so, SAE connects our Scholarly Journal authors and readers much earlier in the publication process.
SAE International Journals are indexed by Scopus and Engineering Village (Ei Compendex), and the majority of our Journals are indexed in the Web of Science, Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), and the JSTOR Sustainability Collection.
All SAE content on the SAE MOBILUS® platform is archived and preserved by Portico to protect customer e-resources and to ensure accessibility in perpetuity. Portico provides libraries and publishers with reliable preservation of electronic resources, ensuring that their content will be accessible to researchers, scholars, and students in the future. SAE's goals align with that of Portico: ensuring that scholars and researchers have access to content in the future, with no interruption of availability. Should a trigger event occur, access is provided for SAE's customers, whether or not they participate in Portico.
SAE is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The journal’s publication processes and ethics policies follow COPE guidelines.