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This open access journal publishes student articles arising from a taught final year MEng module, Recent Advances in Chemical Engineering, at the University of Huddersfield; student-derived articles from similar initiatives at other universities are also welcome. The journal also publishes book reviews written by chemical engineering students. Articles are designed to be of relevance to industry professionals wishing to obtain an overview of a subject area. A major feature of the articles is an emphasis on understanding what is distinctively “chemical engineering” about the advance, in order to elucidate the contributions that chemical engineers might make to this advance, and/or the ways in which the discipline and profession of chemical engineering might need to evolve in response to this advance. These aims serve to give a distinctive perspective on the interface between topical developments and the professional practice and academic discipline of chemical engineering.

Focus and Scope

Key topics include Chemical engineering education, careers, global challenges, employability, communication, reading, writing, life-long learning, student-directed learning.

Submission Checklist
  1. Please submit your article using our template.
  2. Please use the APA 6th referencing system as outlined by the University APA Referencing Guide
Copyright Notice

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Works are released under a Creative Commons license, which provides unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The Creative Commons License stipulates that: "You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work)."

Peer Review

The origin of the articles and book reviews, as part of a taught module, means that the initial review is carried out as part of the interim feedback and final assessment of the submissions. This assessment is not blind; the students know the academic staff undertaking the assessments, and the staff know the students. Only those articles meeting a quality threshold will be sent for further review with a view to acceptance for publication. This further review will be undertaken by a member of the editorial board, following the COPE guidelines for ethical review. Reviewers will be asked to describe both the merits of the submission and any points for improvement.


Advances in Chemical Engineering: Student Perspectives allows the following licences for submission:

  • CC BY 4.0 - More Information  
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
Publication Fees

This journal is published by the University of Huddersfield Press. Unlike many open-access publishers, the University of Huddersfield Press does not charge any author fees. This does not mean that we do not have costs. Instead, our costs are supported by the University of Huddersfield.

Publication Cycle This journal publishes in issues every 12 months.

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