About the Journal

The Journal of ISSS is published twice in a year by the Institute of Smart Structures & Systems which is a registered society under the Registrar of Societies, Karnataka, India.  This journal publishes original research articles, review articles and short communications in all areas of smart materials, structures, health monitoring, MEMS and smart systems.  The journal issues may also include important conference/ symposia proceedings which are of interest to scientists involved in Smart materials/Systems technology.  The Journal will give primary importance to the quality of articles and will strive to keep minimum processing time for publication.

From 2017, this Journal will be co-published with Springer with the new title ISSS Journal of Micro and Smart Systems.

Detailed Scope

The Journal of ISSS would publish reviews, full–length papers, and short communications exploring the relationships between Smart Materials, Structures and Systems.  The journal of ISSS plans to establish itself as the leading source of primary communication for scientists investigating the interdisciplinary areas of micro and Smart Structures, Systems and properties of all Smart engineering materials some of which are listed below: 

Multiphysics: Theoretical and computational advancements and industrial applications of mechanics, acoustics, electromagnetics, magnetics, electrics, fluidics, chemistry, thermodynamics, structures, materials science, biology, etc.

Bio-nanotechnology,: bio-photonics, bio-mechanics, bio-manipulation

Smart Materials: conducting, electroactive or chiral polymers, smart ceramics, smart composites, micro-and nano-structured materials, self-assembled materials, liquid crystals, biomaterials, etc.

Sensing and actuation: electric, magnetic, acoustic, electromagnetic, infrared, optical, chemical, inertial, mechanical, biological etc

Fabrication technologies: tools, processes, and materials, vacuum technologies, new fabrication and integration techniques for both silicon and non-silicon materials, top-down and bottom-up approaches, low cost approaches, packaging

Electronics: integration of interface circuits with micro-and nano-scale devices, reliability and sensitivity enhancement

RF MEMS & MOEMS: switches, phase shifters, reconfigurable antennas, integrated optics, optical fibre technology, tunable optics

Energy harvesting: means for accumulation and storage of mechanical forms of energy

Smart Structures: smart aerospace structures, civil infrastructures, transportation vehicles.

Controls: structural acoustic control, real-time implementation, stability of adaptive structures

Structural Health Monitoring: damage assessment, alleviation, and health monitoring of composites, aerospace structures, civil infrastructures and transportation vehicles; self-healing structures

Applications: smart materials and sensors in  defense ,agriculture, aerospace, automobile, biomedical, etc; field implementations of sensor networks

Types of Articles

Full-length Research Papers:  (up to 10 journal pages). Reports of original scientific research, techniques and applications.

Short Communications/Technical Notes: (up to 4 journal pages). These are short technical communications containing information typically insufficient for publication as a full scientific article but revealing new technical procedures. These are also expected to serve as Rapid Communication of significant research outcomes or new innovative concepts.

Topical Review Articles: (up to 20 journal pages) These are intended to summarize currently accepted practice and report on some of the recent progress in areas requiring special attention. Please check with the editorial board on the suitability of a topic before preparing the manuscript for submission.


Presently the journal is published biennially. 

Typeset & Print

Professional services will be engaged for type setting, cover page design and printing the journal.  Each issue may contain up to 10 full-length papers, up to 8 technical notes and one review article totaling about 120 printed pages.  Each page may have about 1000 words in a two-column format.  All articles will have title, abstract, list of keywords and references.  In addition, full-length papers and review articles will have brief biographical information (including photos) of all authors.  The front cover would display the journal title and a color image based on one or more articles printed in the issue.  The back cover would display the table of contents.  The inside-front cover will have basic publishing information. 


Journal of ISSS will be distributed in print as well as online.  The online access will be provided through this site.  The first two issues of the Journal will be distributed free of cost to ISSS members and relevant institutions.  Subsequent issues will be priced appropriately.  Once a co-publication agreement is reached with a publishing company, subsequent print, subscription and distribution will be managed by them.  However special subscription rates would be applicable for life members of ISSS.  Institutional Libraries and personal subscriptions will be charged differently.  But libraries of institutions that are corporate members of ISSS will get special rate.


Limited opportunities exist for full page and half page advertisement in the Journal of ISSS. These will be located inside the back cover and the page next to it, of each issue.


The submission of a paper by a set of authors will be held to imply that it represents the results of their original research and not previously published that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.  Authors are required transfer copyright to ISSS before the paper could be considered for publication. Copyright form is available online [word] [pdf]