The International Journal on Finite Volumes addresses work at the interface between the theoretical mathematics, applied mathematics and numerical computation. The purpose of the journal is to provide a forum for the publication of high quality research and tutorial papers in computational mathematics related to the Finite Volumes method.
In addition to the traditional issues and problems in mathematical and numerical analysis, the journal also publishes papers describing relevant applications in such fields as fluid dynamics, multiphysics processes, Maxwell equations, physics of solid, engineering and other branches of applied science. The journal strives to be flexible in the type of papers and contributions it publishes and their format. Work coming from the industrial world is also welcome. Review papers and papers on teaching these subjects are also published. Manuscripts submitted for publication are judged on the basis of significance, originality, appropriateness of subject matter, and clarity of presentation. The decision regarding acceptance or rejection of a manuscript is the responsibility of the editors and is based in large part on the recommendations of expert reviewers.
The role played by the Journal as an interface between theory and practice means that it will be of great interest to those in both academic and business worlds. The high standard of the Journal will be guaranteed by the presence of an international Editorial Board. This will ensure the efficiency of the refereeing procedure.
IJFV publishes two types of articles : Working contributions, which are not subject to review, other than by the Editors; and Refereed Papers, which are subject to the normal process of peer-review. In this process, the papers are first reviewed by the Editor who receives the paper and, if its field is considered to be within the scope of the journal, it is then proposed to some experts of this field for review. Where specialist expertise outside that held by the Editors and Editorial Board members is required, it will be sought from specialists in the field known to the Editors or to Editorial Board members. We are in the process of appointing an international Editorial Board and, in future, members of the Board will act as additional referees. Refereed papers, in other words, will be subject to the full rigour of peer review as it is exercised by scholarly printed journals. The difference between the peer-review process for IJFV and that of printed journals is speed of publication. We expect to publish papers within two to five months of submission. Prospective authors should note that, now digital publications may be submitted for assessment and should be subject to the same quality criteria as papers published by traditional means.
IJFV also accept the submission of "short notes". A short note is a paper from 1 to 6 pages, presenting a result not necessarily completely original (it can be more or less partially included in a previous paper) but interesting in the sense that it is a crucial step for previous or future papers. Then, the objective of this short note is to present clearly this result. These short notes are asubmitted to the usual referee process.