Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Open Access

Prognostics Journal provides an Open Access publishing option for authors. All articles are free to download and authors retain the right to use their article for non-commercial purposes.

Prognostics Journal publishes original papers that contain:

  • new methodologies and algorithms with theoretical or empirical justification
  • experimental and theoretical studies yielding new insight into the design of prognostics systems
  • applications of existing techniques that uncover the strengths and weaknesses of the methods
  • new analytical frameworks for studies of prognostics methods
  • new models of knowledge for representation, manipulation, and generation by prognostics decision support systems
  • surveys of existing work in science, engineering and commerce applications

 

Section Policies

Systems Prognostics

  • Fleet and individualized real-time reliability and availability
  • Prediction of the remaining useful life
  • Logic, algorithms, and reasoning
  • Condition-based maintenance, predictive maintenance
  • Diagnosis and fault isolation methods
  • Fault tolerant and dependable operation and systems
  • Data-driven and model-based prognostics
  • Sensor networks and detector technologies
  • Numerical modeling and methods
  • Knowledge systems and Big data mining
  • Non-searching, adaptive control methods
  • Financial benefit and return on investment

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Sociotecnical Prognostics

  • Social networks dynamics
  • Sports
  • Social media
  • Politics
  • Behavioral Prognostics

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Medical Prognostics

  • Prognostic Models in Diabetology
  • Cancer Prognosis
  • Pain Reduction Prognostics
  • Prognostication in Heart Failure
  • Disorder Prognosis
  • Disease Prognosis
  • Traumatic Prognostics
  • Epidemiologic Prognostics

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Economics of Prognostics

  • Analyzing the Return on Investment
  • Gauging the economic merits
  • Supporting Business Cases for Prognostics
  • Non-monetary benefits
  • Economic maintenance and logistics benefits
  • Decision analytic modelling for economic evaluation of Prognostics

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Physics of Failure Prognostics

  • Physics-of-failure Prognostics for Electronics
  • Electronic Prognostics
  • Failure Modes, Mechanisms and Effects Analysis
  • Physical Models, Trending Models, State Models, Reliability Models
  • Physics of failure modeling and simulation
  • Prognostics of Radiation Induced Effects
  • Analytical and stochastic physics of failure models
  • Incorporation of expert opinions, qualification tests and reliability tests

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Guest Papers

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Short Letters

Rapid publication of research or experimental results, notes, discussions, and other communications pertinent to materials published in the journal such as minor steps towards methodological improvements, responses revealing mistakes and offering workarounds, reviews, reporting of intermediate results.

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Peer Review Process

Overview Papers must be concise and self-contained. Manuscripts should be carefully proofread and polished. Submissions that do not meet these criteria may not be considered for review. All claims should be supported either by empirical experiments or theoretical analyses. Any experiments reported should be reproducible. Papers describing theoretical results should also discuss their practical utility. Papers should report on what was learned in doing the work. Authors must clearly acknowledge the state-of-the-art and their contributions to the field. If a paper introduces new terminology or techniques, it should also explain why current terminology or techniques are insufficient.

Originality Submitted papers should not have been published previously or be pending publication in another journal. Research that has been published at workshops or conferences will be considered. Authors must notify Prognostics Journal about previous or pending conference publication at the time of submission.

Reviewing Prognostics Journal is committed to rigorous yet rapid reviewing. Authors will be notified of the required review period in special circumstances when a longer review period may be necessary. Prognostics Journal reviewers make recommendations to accept or reject. If a paper requires substantial revisions, the editor may recommend that the author submit a revised version. A paper may be revised and resubmitted at most once. If a paper is accepted, the editor may require minor revisions which should be completed in up to three months. Upon receiving a revised paper the editor may ask the reviewers to re-review the revised paper. Electronic publication will occur upon receipt of the final version of an accepted article.

 

Open Access

This journal provides an Open Access publishing option for authors. All articles are free to download and author's retain the right to use their article for non-commercial purposes.

 

Publication Fees

To provide continuing open access, expenses incurred for peer review, journal production, and online hosting are recovered in part by charging a publication fee to the authors for each article they publish. Effective January 1, 2016, a flat rate fee of $1450(USD) for all standard articles will apply.

Prognostics is committed to the global participation in open access publishing. Prognostics Journal fee waiver policy offers to waive or further reduce the payment required of authors who cannot pay the full amount charged for publication. Such authors will be informed of the discount applicable after submission of their manuscript. Editors and reviewers have no access to authors payment options; recommendations to publish are only based on editorial criteria.