Precision Engineering Journal

Precision Engineering, the Journal of the International Societies for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, is the foremost international journal devoted to the study of ultra-high precision engineering and metrology.

Under the direction of Editor-in-Chief, Stephen J. Ludwick, Aerotech, Inc., Precision Engineering provides an integrated approach to all subjects related to the development, design, manufacture, and application of high-precision machines, systems, and components. International news, reviews, conference reports, informed comment, and a calendar of forthcoming events complete the spectrum of coverage designed to keep readers abreast of this fast-moving technology.

The Journal is published by Elsevier, the leading publisher of scientific, technical, and medical periodicals. For subscription information, please visit the publisher’s website.

Submission of Articles
If you are interested in submitting an article for the Journal, click here for Author and Submission Guidelines.

Looking for a Particular Article in the Journal?
A complete listing of titles included in all published issues of the Precision Engineering Journal can be found by going to the Elsevier site. This Elsevier site includes abstracts for viewing and a copy of the paper can be obtained for a fee.

Electronic Journal

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ASPE is now providing its members with electronic access to Precision Engineering: Journal of the International Societies for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology. This is an outstanding benefit for ASPE Members, as you can now view issues of Precision Engineering all the way back to its inception in 1979.

Your ASPE annual membership fee includes an electronic subscription to Precision Engineering for one year. However, if you want to receive paper copies at a deeply discounted rate, ASPE will provide you with paper copies for an additional $50 per year. (This is in addition to the electronic copy). To register for paper copies of the Precision Engineering Journal do the following:

  • Visit Here to Renew
  • Enter your contact information.
  • Choose the appropriate membership category to receive electronic access to the Journal Precision Engineering. Then proceed to the Precision Engineering Journal section.

Journal Access – ASPE Members Only

To access Precision Engineering, please use your ASPE pass code for one-time activation:

After activation, sign in using an existing ScienceDirect username
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After registration, you will have full access to Precision Engineering on You can reach the journal directly via this URL:

Note:  you will need to Sign In using your new or existing ScienceDirect username as mentioned in the above steps.

Journal Alerts

Instructions for setting Table of Contents or Articles in Press alerts.

Log into your online account for Precision Engineering at

Select the “Subscribe to new volume alerts,” which is located in the upper left hand side.

You will then be brought to the Alert page. Select the Alert type and click save.

Once you click save you are signed up to receive automatic email alerts based upon the Alert type you selected.