The December issue of CJCE features the Computational Fluid Dynamics for Chemical and Process Engineering Special Section, compiled by guest editors Holger Marschall, Maike Baltussen, Antonio Buffo, Fabian Denner, Alberto Passalacqua, and Stefan Radl. As Dr. Marschall writes in the preface, “The contributions covered in this special issue section clearly underpin the level of complexity encountered in chemical engineering applications…” and notes that this special section was put together “Considering the vast importance of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in various stages of process design and intensification in chemical and process engineering” and with the hope that this will spark the beginning of a CJCE special series based on CFD. Read the articles in this special section, many of which are open access, to gain insight into the research being done in CFD in Germany, Italy, Brazil, Slovenia, and Sweden.
This issue also features new additions to many of CJCE’s ongoing special series. New to the CJCE Perspective Article Special Series is an article from CJCE Editor-in-Chief João B. P. Soares, “Is it time to change how we write scientific articles?”, which discusses the ways in which the scientific community should alter the traditional style of scientific writing in order to improve readability and the reader’s enjoyment of the paper.
New to the Established Leaders Special Series is an article from Polytechnique Montréal by Zahra Kordjazi and Abdellah Ajji titled “Oxygen scavenging systems for food packaging applications: A review”. Also, the new addition to the Experimental Methods in Chemical Engineering special series is an open access article: “Experimental methods in chemical engineering: Hazard and operability analysis—HAZOP”.
As 2022 comes to a close, we would like to express our gratitude to our authors, reviewers, and readers as well as our editorial board for your support throughout the year. The Journal would not be the success it is without you, and this support meant we were able to achieve many exciting goals:
- Published our 100th Volume Anniversary Special Issue (free-to-read until the end of the year!)
- Created a collection of special content to celebrate our 100th volume anniversary
- Increased our 2-year impact factor to 500 and our 5-year impact factor to 2.007—our highest yet!
- 262K+ full-text article downloads
- Maintained rapid review times
- Received 1k+ submissions from 53 countries
- Published 2 virtual issues
- Published 2 special issues, 3 special issue sections, an e-issue, and 7 regular issues containing articles from our 9 content categories
- Celebrated three award winners: Benoit H. Lessard, winner of The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering Lectureship award; and Tiffany Dang and Breanna Borys, co-winners of the Award for Best Graduate Student Paper Published in The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering
- 46k+ tweet impressions, @CanJChemEng
- Held our annual Early Career Publishing Workshop at CCEC 2022 in Vancouver
- And continued to publish high-quality cutting-edge research!
João B. P. Soares, Editor-in-Chief, also would like to share a message:
The CJCE celebrated its 100th volume this year with a special issue containing only invited articles from past and present Associate Editors, Editors-in-Chief, and members of our International Advisory Board. This special issue – the largest in our history – included articles from all areas of chemical engineering, showcasing the state-of-the-art research in chemical engineering. This year, the CJCE also hosted a two-and-a-half-day Symposium at the Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference in Vancouver with invited talks to disseminate new advances in all areas of our profession to a general chemical engineering audience.
In 2023, we are looking forward to continuing to publish outstanding articles in chemical engineering research. In particular, I would like to highlight a couple of special memorial issues honouring two giants of chemical engineering in Canada: Professor Archie Hamielec, from McMaster University, and Professor John R. Grace, from the University of British Columbia. Both of them took chemical engineering research to new heights and inspired the lives of several of our colleagues worldwide.
For 2023, we are planning to accomplish even more. We look forward to working with you in the new year!