Only few journals deal with textile research at an international and global level complying with the highest standards.
Autex Research Journal has the aim to play a leading role in distributing scientific and technological research results publishing original and innovative papers after peer reviewing, guaranteeing quality and excellence.
Everybody dedicated to textiles and textile related materials is invited to submit papers and to contribute to a positive and appealing image of this Journal. In the end it is all about excellence!
Prof. Dr. Paul Kiekens, Dr. h. c.
The overall importance of scientific research is evident. All the objects, real and virtual, are made as result of research activities. Highly profitable and flourishing industrial sectors are those where the research efforts and investments were the strongest. The situation in the Textile - Retail complex is different. Research activities supposed to bring higher added value to textile based objects and products are not satisfying. Despite of efforts, the number of high quality scientific articles is not significant all over the world and particularly in Europe, comparing to the number of jobs and the annual turnover of our industry. This situation should change. The promotion of research activities in the Textile - Retail complex will be my main objective for the period 2007 - 2010.
The principal goal of AUTEX RESEARCH JOURNAL (ARJ) is to enhance the scientific knowledge base for the development and viability of European and World Textile - Retail industry.
The AUTEX RESEARCH JOURNAL scientific excellence, together with the relevance to industry or to AUTEX goals, should be achieved by the strong selectivity via the reviewing process. Reviewers are drawn from AUTEX and other compatible Universities, and also from industry. The number of proposals submitted for reviewing process has to increase. This may be realized by better promotion and dissemination of the journal worldwide. Special issues will also been edited based on different conference papers. The purpose of the special issues is to recognize the leadership of special editors and the quality research of the authors as well as their contributions to particular areas. In addition, it is also believed that such practice can provide the flexibility and opportunity for cross-disciplinary exchange and cooperation frontier research.
I would also like to thank people involved in publishing of the ARJ started in 1999, on the web site at Leeds University. In 2002 colleagues at the Technical University of Lodz took over the responsibility for publishing the journal. I would also like to invite all the AUTEX members to make additional efforts in order to improve the quality and the impact of our Journal.
Professor Vladan Koncar,
ENSAIT, Roubaix, France
President of AUTEX
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