The International Journal of Conformity Assessment (IJCA)
About The IJCA
The International Journal of Conformity Assessment is an international, peer-reviewed journal for conformity assessment academics and practitioners. IJCA aims to contribute substantially to the fields of testing, inspection, certification and accreditation by providing a high-quality medium for the dissemination of new knowledge and methods. Among IJCA’s targeted audience are conformity assessment scholars, practitioners and other interested groups and individuals. The main conformity assessment fields that are covered, among others, include testing and calibration laboratories, inspection agencies, product certification bodies, management system certification bodies, organizations offering certification of persons and training course developers and providers.
IJCA welcomes contributions in various aspects of conformity assessment. The editors, while accepting a wide array of scholarly contributions from different disciplinary approaches, especially encourage research that is novel, visionary or pathbreaking. All submissions must be interesting, relevant to the conformity assessment field, sufficiently rigorous both conceptually and methodologically, and written in a clear, concise and logical manner. For non-native English speakers, the use of a copy-editor is strongly encouraged.
Each IJCA issue consists of two sections:
Section A: Includes peer reviewed publications and scholarly articles.
Section B: Informative section that includes general articles, announcements, white papers etc.
IJCA is published by the International Accreditation Service (IAS) a non-profit organization based in Brea, California, USA. IAS is an Accreditation Body, signatory of the MLAs/MRAs of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), the Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC), the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), and is a full member of the Inter-American Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC). IAS remains neutral regarding any published articles and any related jurisdictional claims.
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