About Designs


Designs (ISSN 2411-9660) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal which provides a unifying research framework for a wide range of engineering designs of disciplines and industrial applications, including mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, automation, civil engineering, mechatronics, aerospace engineering, bioengineering, energy engineering, industrial engineering and manufacturing systems are of interest.

The primary aim of Designs is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and findings from researchers across different disciplines. The Journal will publish original research papers, research review papers, short communication, book reviews and special issues organized by qualified scientists in their expertise areas. Designs encourages researchers to publish the results of their recent theoretical and experimental developments, as well as novel proposals in as much detail as possible so that results can be reproduced. Therefore, there is no restriction on the maximum length of the papers.


Designs is a multidisciplinary science inviting submissions on, but without being limited to, the following subject areas:

  • Mechanical design
  • Mechatronics design
  • Electrical design
  • Electronics design
  • Design automation
  • Aerospace design
  • Civil and infrastructure design
  • Vehicles design
  • Bioengineering design
  • Energy systems design
  • Product design
  • Industrial design
  • Design theory, methodology and management
  • Open source design
  • Design innovation
  • Architectural design
  • Smart city/home design
  • Software design
  • Smart manufacturing system design
  • Materials design
  • Chemical engineering design

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Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

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Copyright / Open Access

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© 2024 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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