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Applied Science and Engineering Progress

Applied Science and Engineering Progress (ISSN: 2672-9156, E-ISSN: 2673-0421) is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed by at least two independent reviewers, open access scientific journal, free of charge, published by King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB) since 2008. Applied Science and Engineering Progress published original research articles, reviews, and editorial corner in areas of applied science and engineering. The journal also publishes high quality and peer-reviewed papers presented at conference hosted/co-hosted by KMUTNB to expand the research connection between scientists and engineers. Applied Science and Engineering Progress also aims to introduce research progress of applied science and achievements of engineering development to the world community by demonstrating the significance of research investigations and demonstrations. Accepted manuscript to Applied Science and Engineering Progress will be published every quarter in PDF formats (March, June, September, and December).

Average days to acceptance 2021: 46 days
Average days to first decision 2021: 27 days



CALL for papers: special issue on “Hybrid Composites for Railway applications”


Lead Editor of Special Issue: Dr. Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa

Scope of Special issue
Composite materials have been successfully used in railway applications. Due to the implementation of highly restrictive safety and pollution legislations in the railway industry, hybrid composites have become an increasingly important topic over the last decade. Hybrid composites constitute an excellent alternative to traditional materials, due to their highly specific mechanical, thermal and other properties. In this regard, the main aim of the special issue includes new and recent advances in composite materials for railway applications. This special issue will be a collection of 10 peer-reviewed contributions that present original breakthrough research in the field of composites for railway applications. Moreover, the special edition expects to provide a platform to publish cutting-edge research from around the globe.

Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted to Editorial Manager (EM) submission powered by Elsevier and Aries. All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. Accepted papers will be published in the special issue of the journal. Original research and review articles are invited with a minimum of 8 pages as per the journal template. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (including conference proceedings papers). A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page (

Important dates
Deadline of submission – October 30th, 2021
Acceptance and Notification – January 2022
Publication– February 2022

Posted: 2021-07-27

Update – ASEP is indexed in Q3 SCOPUS in 2020


ASEP has been included in SCOPUS database since 2019 ( It is announced in SJR website on 19 May 2021 that ASEP is indexed in Q3 with SJR score of 0.173 and cites/doc (2 yr average) of 1.889 ( in 2020. Our journal publishes open access articles with free of charge and has turnaround time for reviewing process less than 1 month/round. During Jan-May 2021, we published 23 high quality articles from 156 submissions (rejection rate at 85%). With this progress, ASEP aims to maintain high standard of peer-review process to make sure the integrity and reliability of publishing. Lastly, we hope our readers, reviewers and authors keep support our journal to become the frontier journal in the future.

Posted: 2021-05-20
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Vol 14, No 4 (2021): (Special Issue)

Table of Contents

Editorial Corner

Trends and Developments in Natural Fiber Composites PDF
Madhu Puttegowda, Harikrishnan Pulikkalparambil and Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa 543-552

Review Article

A Review on the Philosophies for the Advancement of Polymer-based Composites: Past, Present and Future Perspective PDF
Isiaka Oluwole Oladele, Taiwo Fisayo Omotosho, Gabriel Seun Ogunwande and Felix Adebayo Owa 553-579
Cationic Nanocellulose as Promising Candidate for Filtration Material of COVID-19: A Perspective PDF
Mohd Nor Faiz Norrrahim, Noor Azilah Mohd Kasim, Victor Feizal Knight, Keat Khim Ong, Siti Aminah Mohd Noor, Siti Hasnawati Jamal, Noor Aisyah Ahmad Shah, Norhana Abdul Halim, Rushdan Ahmad Ilyas and Wan Md Zin Wan Yunus 580-587
Chemical Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass for the Production of Bioproducts: An Overview PDF
Mohd Nor Faiz Norrrahim, Rushdan Ahmad Ilyas, Norizan Mohd Nurazzi, Mohd Saiful Asmal Rani, Mahamud Siti Nur Atikah and Siti Shazra Shazleen 588-605
Desirability of Tribo-Performance of Natural Based Thermoset and Thermoplastic Composites: A Concise Review PDF
Aravind Dhandapani, Senthilkumar Krishnasamy, Thitinun Ungtrakul, Senthil Muthu Kumar Thiagamani, Rajini Nagarajan, Chandrasekar Muthukumar and Ganesan Chinnachamy 606-613
Dynamic Mechanical Performance of Natural Fiber Reinforced Composites: A Brief Review PDF
Battula Durga Siva Deeraj, Kuruvilla Joseph, Jitha Santhakumari Jayan and Appukuttan Saritha 614-623
Spanish Broom Fibres Properties and Extraction for Application in Composites: A Review PDF
Carlo Santulli and Glenda Giampaoli 624-631
The Influence of Fiber Processing and Alkaline Treatment on the Properties of Natural Fiber-reinforced Composites: A Review PDF
Keagisitswe Setswalo, Namoshe Molaletsa, Oluseyi Philip Oladijo, Esther Titilayo Akinlabi, Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa and Suchart Siengchin 632-650

Research Articles

Effects of Aging and Infill Pattern on Mechanical Properties of Hemp Reinforced PLA Composite Produced by Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) PDF
Alperen Dogru, Ayberk Sozen, Gokdeniz Neser and M. Ozgur Seydibeyoglu 651-660
Fabrication and Experimental Testing of Hybrid Composite Material Having Biodegradable Bagasse Fiber in a Modified Epoxy Resin: Evaluation of Mechanical and Morphological Behavior PDF
Vaishally Dogra, Chandra Kishore, Akarsh Verma, Amit Kumar Rana and Amit Gaur 661-667
Investigation of the Sound Absorption and Transmission Loss Performances of Green Homogenous and Hybrid Luffa and Jute Fiber Samples PDF
Ahmet C. Ozcan, Kenan Y. Sanliturk, Garip Genc and Hasan Koruk 668-679
Mechanical, Absorption and Swelling Properties of Vinyl Ester Based Natural Fibre Hybrid Composites PDF
Nadeem Ahmed Nasimudeen, Sharwine Karounamourthy, Joshua Selvarathinam, Senthil Muthu Kumar Thiagamani, Harikrishnan Pulikkalparambil, Senthilkumar Krishnasamy and Chandrasekar Muthukumar 680-688
Natural Fiber-based Green Composites: Processing, Properties and Biomedical Applications PDF
Md Enamul Hoque, Asif Mahmud Rayhan and Samira Islam Shaily 689-718
Statistical Study of the Influence of Fiber Content, Fiber Length and Critical Length in the Mechanical Behavior of Polymeric Composites Reinforced with Carica Papaya Fibers (CPFs) PDF
Caroliny Santos, Thiago Santos, Katia Moreira, Marcos Aquino and Rubens Fonseca Lucas Zillio 719-726
Thermal Stability and Tribological Behaviors of Tri-fillers Reinforced Epoxy Hybrid Composites PDF
Tottyeapalayam Palanisamy Sathishkumar, Palanisamy Navaneethakrishnan and Ponnuswamy Maheskumar 727-737


Cover Vol. 14, No.4, October–December 2021 PDF
Cover Vol. 14, No.4 October–December 2021