Scholarly Journals - Special Issues

Special issues are an exciting new addition to SAE International’s Scholarly Journals Program.

Promoting dynamic “hot” topics in the field, special issues offer comprehensive overviews of a wide range of promising and innovative research areas in mobility engineering. All special issue proposals are initially evaluated by an editor-in-chief and associate editors of the applicable journal and guest editors are carefully vetted by SAE staff and journal editors. Each special issue is administered by a panel of guest editors (in consultation with regular journal associate editors and/or editors-in-chief) and is comprised of rigorously peer-reviewed articles from top researchers across industry, academia, and government. Manuscripts submitted for special issue consideration are further evaluated by SAE staff for plagiarism and by an associate editor with relevant expertise for topical relevance and scientific integrity. If the manuscript is found suitable on those grounds, it is then handled by the guest editor in the same manner as regular manuscript submissions—subject to a double-blind peer-review process, with a minimum of three independent subject expert reviewers. Upon recommendation by the guest editor after reviews and manuscript revision, the editor-in-chief evaluates the manuscript, reviews, and recommendation. Approval must be given by the editor-in-chief for publication in the special issue, with the editor-in-chief’s decision being final.

Check back frequently to see new listings as they are published. Currently, the SAE Journals Program is proud to feature the following special issues:


SAE International Journal of Aerospace


SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles


SAE International Journal of Connected and Automated Vehicles


SAE International Journal of Electrified Vehicles


SAE International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants


SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing


SAE International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Energy, Environment, & Policy


SAE International Journal of Transportation Cybersecurity and Privacy


SAE International Journal of Transportation Safety


SAE International Journal of Vehicle Dynamics, Stability, and NVH