Frontiers in Smart Manufacturing



Journal Abbreviation:

Front. Smart. Manuf. 

Frontiers in Smart Manufacturing (FSM) is an international open access journal that focuses on advanced manufacturing technologies and tools that are driven or enhanced by integrated information technology. It publishes reviews, original research papers, communications, and short notes, and there is no restriction on the maximum length of the papers. We aim to encourage scientists to publish their research in as much detail as possible, whether theoretical, empirical, or experimental. Full details regarding the methods must be provided so that findings can be reproduced.


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Submission Preparation Checklist

As 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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it under the consideration of another journal (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  5. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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Article Processing Charges (APCs)

Frontiers in Smart Manufacturing is an Open Access Journal under EnPress Publisher. All articles published in Frontiers in Smart Manufacturing are accessible electronically from the journal website without commencing any kind of payment. To ensure contents are freely available and maintain publishing quality, Article Process Charges (APCs) are applicable to all authors who wish to submit their articles to the journal to cover the cost incurred in processing the manuscripts. Such cost will cover the peer-review, copyediting, typesetting, publishing, content depositing and archiving processes. Those charges are applicable only to authors who have their manuscript successfully accepted after peer-review.

Journal TitleAPCs
Frontiers in Smart Manufacturing$800

We encourage authors to publish their papers with us and don’t wish the cost of article processing charges to be a barrier, especially to authors from low and lower-middle-income countries/regions. A range of discounts or waivers are offered to authors who are unable to pay the article processing charges. Authors can write in to apply for a waiver and requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


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Let us give a warm welcome to the newest member of our editorial board

Posted: 2023-12-20

Let us give a warm welcome to Prof. Couto Pedro as the newest member of our editorial board

Posted: 2023-12-12

The new submission template for 2024 is now available online

We have revised the layout for articles to be published in the new issues, starting at the beginning of 2024. As of today, the article templates available for download on ‘Author Guidelines’ pages have been updated.

The blank column on the left runs through all pages in an article. The revised layout was applied in the article pictured below, to serve as an example:

Posted: 2023-12-07
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