Research in Engineering Design is an international journal that publishes research papers on design theory and methodology in all fields of engineering, focusing on mechanical, civil, architectural, and manufacturing engineering. The journal is designed for professionals in academia, industry, and government interested in research issues relevant to design practice. Representative topics include functional representation, feature-based design, shape grammars, process design, redesign, product data base models, and empirical studies. The journal also publishes state-of-the-art review articles.

  • Publishes research papers on design theory and methodology in engineering.
  • Emphasizes the underlying principles of engineering design and research results that are of interest to multiple engineering domains.
  • Examines theories of design, foundations of design environments, representations and languages, models of design processes, and integration of design and manufacturing.
  • Focuses on mechanical, civil, architectural, and manufacturing engineering.

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Yoram Reich
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

2.224 (2019)
Impact factor
2.162 (2019)
Five year impact factor
57 days
Submission to first decision
444 days
Submission to acceptance
80,732 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
1435-6066
Print ISSN
0934-9839
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  2. Current Contents/Engineering, Computing and Technology
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  9. INIS Atomindex
  10. INSPEC
  11. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
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  14. ProQuest Engineering
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  21. Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  22. UGC-CARE List (India)
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