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ammonia, hydrocarbons, magnetic refrigeration at room temperature, and sorptive cooling. As well as original research papers the International Journal of Refrigeration also includes review articles, papers presented at IIR conferences, short reports and letters describing preliminary results and experimental details, and letters to the Editor on recent areas of discussions and controversy. Other features Include forthcoming events, conference reports and book reviews.

The Regional Editors


- For the Americas: Professor E. A. Groll, Purdue Groll, University, School of Mechanical Engineers, USA
groll@purdue.edu

- For France, Africa, Arabia, Iran and all papers written in French : Professor J. Guilpart, Guilpart, Cemagref, FRANCE jacques.guilpart@cemagref.fr - For Europe: Professor F. Ziegler, Technische Ziegler, Universitt Berlin, Institut fr Energietechnik, Berlin, GERMANY
felix.ziegler@tufelix.ziegler@tu-berlin.de

- For Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and food papers: Professor T. Q. Pham, School of Pham, Chemical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
tuan.pham@unsw.edu.au

- For China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan: Professor A. Saito, Department of Saito, Mechanical Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, JAPAN
asaito@mech.titech.ac.jp

Professor K. Cho, Sungkyunkwan Cho, University, Mechanical Engineering Suwon, Korea


keumnamcho@skku.edu

International Advisory Board: Country Representatives


Ex officio: officio: D. Coulomb Translator: Translator: S. Phalippou Australia: Australia: S. Estrada Flores Belgium: Belgium: M. Frere Canada: V. Tarnawski China: Yunbo Luo Wang Ruzhu Czech Republic: Republic: A. Ryska France A. Bontemps Germany: D. Mller India: India: S. Devotta Israel: I. Borde Italy: Italy: A. Cavallini Japan: Y. Higashi South Korea: Min Soo Kim Netherlands: Netherlands: C. A. Infante Ferreira New Zealand: Zealand: S. J. Lovatt Norway: Norway: P. Neksa Poland: J. Schnotale Russia: Russia: I. M. Kalnin Saudi Arabia: Arabia: S. M. Zubair Spain: A. Calero Sweden: Sweden: A. Lindborg B. Palm Switzerland: Switzerland: P. W. Egolf United Kingdom: R. D. Heap S. James H. S. Wang USA: S. A. Klein

Statistics
Submitted Papers:
384 2009 340 2008 172 2003 88 1998
Research Papers : 362 Review Papers: 11 Short Reports : 4 Letters to the Editor : 2 Conference Reports : 1 Book Reviews : 1 Errata: Errata: 3 Total subm. in 2009 subm. 384

Final Disposition in 2009


Accepted: Rejected : Withdrawn: Total: 179 163 17 359

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Nationality of Authors (of accepted papers in 2009)


Algeria Australia Austria Belgium Brazil Canada China Colombia Croatia Czech Rep. Denmark Egyp Finland France : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 0 2 0 2 2 2 26 1 1 2 4 2 1 15 (1) (2) (2) (1) (9) (1) (20) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (10) Germany Hong Kong India Iran Israel Italy Japan Korea Kuwait New Zealand Norway Poland Portugal Russia : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 3 (5) 1 (1) 5 (14) 2 (4) 1 (1) 5 (7) 16 (14) 15 (9) 1 (0) 2 (3) 1 (0) 1 (1) 3 (1) 1 (1) Singapore Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Taiwan Thailand Tunisia Turkey U.K. Ukraine USA Not defined : : : : : : : : : : : : : 1 1 13 2 3 2 1 1 4 3 2 22 7 (3) (0) Submitted articles (4) from 49 (48) (4) different countries (2) (0) (2) Accepted articles (0) from 38 (30) (5) different countries (2) (1) (14) (Letters, Reports, Errata etc.)

Summary for accepted articles in 2009


Europe USA/Canada/South America New Zealand/Australia/Singapore Zealand/Australia/ China/Hong Kong/Japan/Korea/Taiwan Rest : : : : : 59 27 5 60 21 34.3% (in 2008: 39 15.7% (in 2008: 24 2.9% (in 2008: 8 34.9% (in 2008: 44 12.2% (in 2008: 30 26.9%) 16.6%) 5.5%) 30.3%) 20.7%) (..): in 2008

Classification of Articles published in 2009


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1. Heat and Mass Transfer Problems (Boiling, Condensation, Solidification, Boiling, Condensation, Solidification, PCM, Ice Slurries, Conduction, Heat Slurries, Conduction, Exchangers etc.) Absorption, Adsorption Fluid Mechanics (Single- and Two(SingleTwoPhase Flow, Pressure Drop etc.) General Refrigeration, Cycles Modelling,Simulation, Optimization, Modelling,Simulation, Optimization, Energy Efficiency and Control of Processes : 50 (39) 6. 7. 8. Compressors Food Related Papers Refrigerants (Properties, Thermodynamics etc.) : 14 (2) : : 11 (6) 9 (8)

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: 27 (15) : 26 (15)

9/10. Air Conditioning 9/10. Heat Pumps, Heat Transformers 11. 12. Magnetic Refrigeration Cold Stores, Automation, Transport, Testing

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Total number of papers published in 2009 : 191

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State-of-theState-of-the-Art (Review) Articles published in 2009, I


1. Yu / Hu / Liu / Yang / Kong / Liu : Review of research on air-conditioning systems and indoor air quality control for human health (No.1) . Bandarra Filho / Cheng / Thome : Flow boiling characteristics and flow pattern visualization of refrigerant / lubricant oil mixtures (No. 2). Ziegler : Sorption heat pumping technologies : Comparisons and challenges (No. 4). Subramaniam / Garimella : From measurements of hydrodynamics to computation of species transport in falling films (No. 4). Wang / Ge / Chen / Ma / Xiong : Solar sorption cooling systems for residental applications : Options and guidelines (No. 4). Reif Acherman : Several motivations, improved procedures, and different contexts : The first liquefactions of helium around the world (No. 5) . TJoen / Park / Wang / Sommers / Han / Jacobi : A review on polymer heat exchangers for HVAC&R applications (No. 5).

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State-of-theState-of-the-Art (Review) Articles II


Proposals for state-of-the-art articles and authors are welcome. state-of-thewelcome. State-of-the-art articles could be written by younger scientists State-of-theand edited and approved by eminent workers in the field in order to establish the necessary authoritativeness, rather than authoritativeness, relying on such person to actually write review articles when they are highly placed and thus normally extremely busy. busy. Elsevier offers a reward to the writers of state-of-the-art articles: state-of-the- articles: 500 EUR. EUR.

Special Issues

Published in 2009 (No.4) :


Progress in Sorptive Cooling Editors : K. Cho, F. Ziegler, H. Auracher Proposals for Special Issues are welcome

Special Issues (SI) and Issues With Special Emphasis (ISE) in preparation I
1. Phase change materials and slurries for refrigeration and air conditioning (SI) - Editor: Auracher, Guest Editors: Fournaison, Kauffeld - Expected number of papers: 22 - Issue: No.8/2010

2. Refrigerant charge reduction (ISE) - Editor: Guilpart, Guest Editor: Macchi-Tajeda Macchi- Expected number of papers: 12 - Expected availability of all accepted papers: Summer/Autumn 2010 3. Ejector Technology (ISE) - Editor: Groll - Expected number of papers: 10 -15 - Expected availability of all accepted papers: Autumn 2010

Special Issues (SI) and Issues With Special Emphasis (ISE) in preparation II
4. Adsorption (ISE) - Editor: Ziegler, Guest Editor: Chritoph - Expected number of papers: 12 - Expected availability of all accepted papers: Autumn 2010 5. Issue with articles dedicated to Prof. K. Stephans 80th birthday Stephan - Editor: Auracher - Expected number of papers: 11 - Issue: No.7/2010, to be published in Nov. 2010

Awards
1. Every year an award consisting of a certificate and the sum of US$ 1500 is given for the best paper of the year published in the IJR. Winner 2008/2009: Benjamin Blunier Blunier/Cirrincione/Herve/Miraoui: Blunier/Cirrincione/Herve/Miraoui: A new analytical and dynamical model of a scroll compressor with experimental validation, Vol. 32/5 (2009). 2. A second award consisting of a certificate and the sum of US$ 750 is given for a Very Highly Commended Paper published in the IJR. Winner 2008/2009: Mark Kedzierski Kedzierski/Gong: Kedzierski/Gong: Effect of CuO nanolubricant on R134a pool boiling heat transfer, Vol. 32/5 (2009).

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Fridoc
IIRs bilingual (English/French) database containing abstracts of articles dealing with all aspects of refrigeration. It currently contains over 87 000 references, and more than 3000 abstracts are added every year (see www.iifiir.org). www.iifiir.org). A renovation of the Fridoc database is currently being carried out. Main features: -Comprehensive database for all aspects of refrigeration. -Searchable and downloadable of Fridocs content via search Fridoc engines/databases. Joining CrossRef. CrossRef. -Open access to all visitors to the Web site (but maintaining the IIR member benefits).

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TOP TEN MOST CITED ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REFRIGERATION
1. Ziegler, B., Trepp, Ch., Equation of state for 6. ammoniaammonia-water mixtures, 1984, 7, 2, 101-106. 101Cited 109 times. Lorentzen, G., Pettersen, J., A new, efficient and environmentally benign system for car airairconditioning, 1993, 16, 1, 4-12. 47. Cited 93 times. Huang, B.J., Chang, J.M., Wang, C.P., Petrenko, V.A., 1-D analysis of ejector 18. performance, 1999, 22, 5, 354-364. 354Cited 90 times. Lorentzen, G.,The use of natural refrigerants: The a complete solution to the CFC/HCFC 9. predicament, 1995, 18, 3, 190-197. 190Cited 87 times. Wang, R.Z., Performance improvement of adsorption cooling by heat and mass recovery 10. operation, 2001, 24, 7, 602-611. 602Cited 84 times. Yu, B.F., Gao, Q., Zhang, B., Meng, X.Z., Chen, Z., Review on research of room temperature magnetic refrigeration, 2003, 26, 6, 622-636. 622Cited 83 times. Lorentzen, G., Revival of carbon dioxide as a refrigerant, 1994, 17, 5, 292-301. 292Cited 80 times. Ould Didi, M.B., Kattan, N., Thome, J.R., Prediction of two-phase pressure gradients of refrigerants in twohorizontal tubes, 2002, 25, 7, 935-947. 935Cited 71 times. Robinson, D.M., Groll, E.A., Efficiencies of transcritical CO2 cycles with and without an expansion turbine, 1998, 21, 7, 577-589. 577Cited 69 times. Thome, J.R., Boiling of new refrigerants: A state-of-the-art review, 1996,19, 7, 435-457. state-of-the435Cited 68 times.

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1. Study of a novel silica gel-water adsorption chiller. Part I. gelDesign and performance prediction Wang, D.C., Xia, Z.Z., Wu, J.Y., Wang, R.Z., Zhai, H., Zhai, Dou, W.D., 28, 7, (2005), 1073-1083 . W.D., 1073Cited 34 times 6. Parametric and internal study of the vortex tube using a CFD model Aljuwayhel, Aljuwayhel, N.F., Nellis, G.F., Klein, S.A., 28, 3, (2005), Nellis, 442442-450. Cited 24 times Transcritical CO2 refrigeration cycle with ejector-expansion ejectordevice Li, D., Groll, E.A., 28, 5, (2005), 766-773 . 766Cited 23 times The effect of nano-particles on the bubble absorption nanoperformance in a binary nanofluid Kim, J.-K., Jung, J.Y., Kang, Y.T., 29, 1, (2006), 22-29. J.22Cited 22 times Study of a novel silica gel-water adsorption chiller. Part II. gelExperimental study Wang, D.C., Wu, J.Y., Xia, Z.Z., Zhai, H., Wang, R.Z., Zhai, Dou, W.D., 28, 7, (2005), 1084-1091. 1084Cited 21 times Experimental investigation of a micro-combined cooling, microheating and power system driven by a gas engine Kong, X.Q., Wang, R.Z., Wu, J.Y., Huang, X.H., Huangfu, Huangfu, Y., Wu, D.W., Xu, Y.X., 28, 7, (2005), 977-987. Xu, 977Cited 21 times

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Advanced magnetocaloric materials: What does the future 7. hold? Pecharsky, Pecharsky, V.K., Gschneidner Jr., K.A., 29, 8, (2006), K.A., 12391239-1249 . Cited 32 times 8. From physical properties of ice slurries to industrial ice slurry applications Egolf, Egolf, P.W. , Kauffeld, M., 28, 1, (2005), 4-12. Kauffeld, 4Cited 29 times 9. Design and performance of a permanent-magnet rotary permanentrefrigerator Zimm, C., Boeder, A., Chell, J., Sternberg, A., Fujita, A., Fujieda, S., Fukamichi, K., 29, 8, (2006), 1302-1306. 1302Cited 24 times 10. CFD model of the airflow, heat and mass transfer in cool stores Nahor, H.B., Hoang, M.L., Verboven, P., Nahor, Verboven, Baelmans, Baelmans, M., Nicola, B.M., 28, 3, (2005), 368-380. Nicola, 368Cited 24 times