Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- Starting on 1st October 2018, publishing an article in FDMP requires production cost and Open Access fees to the submitting author following the acceptance of an article for publication. Please note that the article processing charge for each paper submitted after 1st April 2020 will be 800$ USD.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- FDMP only accepts manuscript in Microsoft Office Word file format. Please make sure the submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format (.doc or .docx).
- All papers submitted to this journal will undergo a preliminary check to detect duplicate contents and plagiarism
- Reference to specific geographical places (countries, cities, locations, e.g., "China", “Guangdong Province”, “Texas”, “Amsterdam”), specific universities and laboratories should be avoided at all costs. Similarly, text such as “in our laboratory”, “National industry", "domestic industry”, “foreign industry”, “foreign products” or “foreign market” should not be used. Papers published in FDMP are visible worldwide and are intended to support the entire International Scientific Community.
Papers based on numerical simulations
All the manuscrips submitted to FDMP based on Computational Fluid Dynamics or other numerical approaches shall necessarily (mandatorily) contain the following sections:
“Mathematical Model”: a section where the (partial differential, ordinary or algebric) equations governing the considered phenomena are carefully presented together with the related initial and boundary conditions.
“Numerical Method”: The numerical method shall be described “in detail”. Simply stating that ANSYS FLUENT or another equivalent commercial or open-source software has been used is not sufficient. A very detailed description of the numerical method shall be presented in terms of: underlying principles, nomenclature, category, algorithm, applicability (incompressible or compressible flow, viscous or inviscid dynamics, etc), involved variables and method formulation (primitive variables, velocity-vorticity approach, conservative variables), numerical schemes, general properties, related references (literature), etc. A similar requirement also holds for the turbulence models used for the analysis (if any).
“Grid Refinement study”: Simply stating that the grid or the mesh used for the computations was optimized or created using a professional software is not enough. The authors shall show “quantitatively” (“giving numbers”) the percentage variations experienced by the quantities under investigation (representative or suitable physical variables such as velocity, temperature, pressure, etc) when the density of the mesh is increased. These data shall also be reported in a dedicated table (caption to be used for the table: “mesh sensitivity analysis”).
“Validation”: The reliability of the used approach shall be demonstrated through quantitative comparison with “other data” (produced by other investigators and representing the state-of-the-art about the considered subject) or “test cases” available in the literature. If no data or “archetypal settings” are available for the specific problem under investigation, validation shall be achieved considering relatively ‘similar’ problems and showing that the used algorithm or method can faithfully represent the behavior of those systems.
Manuscripts failing to address the above requirements will be returned to authors in order to implement the necessary changes before entering the review process.
Though the editors of FDMP may NOT take into account these suggestions, authors are welcome and encouraged to suggest reviewers when they submit their manuscripts by using the submission system. Authors should make sure they are totally independent and without conflicts of interest in any way. Moreover, most of suggested reviewers should be from other countries with respect to that where the authors' institution is located (the Editors of FDMP will systematically ignore multiple suggestions about reviewers located in the same country). When suggesting reviewers, the Corresponding Author must provide an "institutional email address" for each suggested reviewer.
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