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The Journal of Engineering and Applied Science of the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2003 which marked its 50 years of publication (View  Vol. 50) as the first Scientific Journal of its kind in Africa and the Middle East. Issue 1 of Volume 1 was published in 1953 (View Vol. 1). The title of the Journal at that time was the “Bulletin of the Faculty of Engineering”. The tradition between 1953 and 1972 was to assign editing of the journal to selected Professors cooperating with the successive Deans. Since 1972 production of the Journal started to be included among the duties of the then newly established post of the Vice-Dean of the Faculty for Postgraduate studies and Research. In the late 1970s the Journal title was changed to “Scientific Engineering Bulletin”.

In its modern era of development beginning with Volume 38, 1991 the journal started to appear under a different, classical but indeed novel, title “Journal of Engineering and Applied Science” and with a different cover. Since that year not only the title and the cover of the journal were changed, but a new refereeing policy, new administrative procedures, new logistic scheme, new production format were adopted, moreover a newly furnished three room office with ample space was allocated to the Journal; the current premises. These achievements have been implemented under a carefully designed "Development Plan" that was phased out over successive “3-year” stages. The Plan achieved its objectives with patience, innovative thinking, sustainable commitment, cooperation and understanding from authors of submitted papers and with sometimes the need for hard decisions. Since then the Editorial Board have always been introducing successive improvements. Starting 1991, JEAS has been published bi-monthly with six Issues per Volume, Issue No. 1 in February to Issue No. 6 in December of each year.

In the Editorial of Issue 1, Volume 1, 1953, the late Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Prof. Ibrahim El-Demirdash, the founder of the Journal, spoke about a dream of internationalizing our Journal; taking it across the boarders. This dream has come true after 44 years from the publication of issue No.1 of Volume 1, when JEAS started in 1997 to gain international recognition as a consequence of the above mentioned "Development Plan" and the adopted, and indeed sustained, strict peer review policy ensuring that only high quality papers are published (refereeing policy). Successively, therefore, distinguished international Indexing and Abstracting Publishing Agencies include JEAS in their databases as follows:

  • Ei: Engineering Index, Engineering Information Incorporation, USA (since 1997)
  • AMR: Applied Mechanics Reviews, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME, USA (Since 1997)
  • INSPEC Database: the Institution of Electrical Engineers, IEE, UK (Since 1998)
  • Compendex Database of the Engineering Information Incorporation, USA (Since 2000)
  • Paper Chem Database of the Engineering Information Incorporation, USA (Since 2000)
  • CSA Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, USA with branches in the UK and France (Since 2001)
  • Elsevier Publishers Database: Elsevier Publishers, the Netherlands (Since 2001)

In 2009 Elsevier Science's bibliographic databases includes the following databases: EMBASE, Compendex, GEOBASE, EMbiology, Elsevier BIOBASE, FLUIDEX, World Textiles, IIIumin 8 and Scopus.

Why JEAS is unique?

As it appears from its title, JEAS has an exclusive objective and a unique feature among sister Journals because it covers all fields of Engineering and all fields of Applied Science which is part of a wider mission of our Faculty of Engineering.

First, by this objective we serve researchers from the above mentioned numerous and diversified fields of specialty. With full understanding of the importance of specialized Engineering Journals, we believe that this peer refereed bi-monthly Journal with its wide coverage of specialties is also important.

Second, with such a broad intent, JEAS serves as a mirror giving in "all-in-one fashion", a wide perspective on research works in all fields of Engineering and Applied Science undertaken in this part of the world, which is difficult to obtain if the Journal focuses solely on one discipline.

Third, JEAS facilitates for researchers from one engineering discipline to get exposed to research applications in other engineering disciplines, instead of being framed in papers published in Journals of their own specialty alone. This opens windows for potential inter-disciplinary research cooperation, which is of particular importance to our Faculty of Engineering (Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University) and numerous sister institutions which offer Post Graduate Programmes in all fields of engineering as well as in applied science (mathematics, mechanics and engineering physics).

Fourth, this engineering inter-disciplinary culture builds a needed general background on the diversity and the wide applications of engineering research to the practicing professionals so as to cope with the multi-disciplinary nature of the industry which is gaining more and more significance.

Therefore, JEAS serves well the interest of dissemination of a wide perspective of knowledge in a multi-disciplinary world of research and technological advance that calls for collaborated effort of researchers and integrated applied research to boost R&D particularly in this part of the world.

How JEAS Editorial Board is structured?

The fact that JEAS publishes papers in all fields of Engineering and all fields of Applied Science; explains the limited number of the members of the Editorial Board (editorial board), compared to other specialized Journals. The duty of JEAS Editorial Board is to wisely and carefully select appropriate referees for each submitted paper from amongst a huge pool of highly specialized academics and professors from our Faculty, others in Egypt and/or abroad, according to the subject of the submitted paper. This is what we call the "Pool of Editors" and is the counter-part of the large Editorial Boards in traditional specialized Journals. Those colleagues are also sometimes asked by JEAS Editorial Board members to advice and nominate other names if they are not themselves interested in the topic of the submitted paper. Hence, JEAS Editorial Board possesses huge "Database of Referees" including the major and minor research interests and expertise.

Ali S Huzayyin, Professor,
Editor in Chief