The Bavarian Journal of Applied Sciences (BJAS) was launched in 2015 with the aim of offering researchers and young scientists at Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT) a platform for putting applied research topics and scientific results to discussion. It is the first scientific journal to offer an interdisciplinary forum for applied research in the German-speaking area. The BJAS is aimed at readers who are interested in the manifold, interdisciplinary topics of applied research. That is why the journal is an open access publication. Whereas the first two issues still covered the whole spectrum of applied research undertaken at DIT without any restrictions as to research areas, there will be special topics issues from 2017 on. With this strategy, currently relevant questions and developments pertaining to societal challenges or technological innovations may be responded to and current research discussions within the respective scientific communities may be reflected upon.

The BJAS is published once per year in December. It accepts original scientific contributions, research reports, legal commentaries and reprints. The focus, however, is on original contributions (at least 50% of all published papers).