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Elsevier Announces the Launch of an Open Access Journal: Case Studies in Fire Safety

October 15, 2013

OXFORD, England, October 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical
and medical information products and solutions announces the launch of a new open access
journal, Case Studies in Fire Safety
[http://www.journals.elsevier.com/case-studies-in-fire-safety ].

Case Studies in Fire Safety provides an exciting new publication outlet for facility
designers, fire safety engineers and researchers to share case studies and short
communications about practical problems in fire science, design and engineering.

Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Peter Johnson, Fellow at global design firm Arup, said
of the launch, “Our built environment is changing with global urbanization and the
increased production of taller buildings. We face major new challenges of climate change
and forest fires, and internationally we have had some particularly damaging industrial
fires. Alongside high quality theory-based research, insights into and sharing of
practical design solutions is needed to address many of these problems. Case Studies in
Fire Safety provides an open forum for sharing of such insights and solutions. It will
offer a valuable resource for practitioners and researchers working in all fields of fire
safety.”

“We’re delighted to announce the launch of this new journal. The publication format is
designed to suit the needs of both the academic community and practitioners working in
fire science and fire safety engineering fields,” said Joe d’Angelo, Publisher for Civil
Engineering journals at Elsevier. “There’s a clear need for both academics and
practitioners to share their experience and new ideas relating to fire safety, helping to
avoid preventable and sometimes catastrophic oversights.”

Case Studies in Fire Safety is part of a series of “Case Studies in…” open access
journals published by Elsevier within the field of engineering. Journals in the series
will all follow the article based publishing model, allowing for immediate publication of
final version of a paper without waiting for other articles to be ready to compile a full
issue.

For more information or to submit an article, go to Case Studies in Fire Safety.
[http://www.journals.elsevier.com/case-studies-in-fire-safety ]

About Open Access engineering journal series, “Case Studies in…”

The Case Studies series of journals are a new format of publication covering all
aspects of engineering. They aim to connect researchers and practitioners working in a
variety of subject areas by publishing short and accessible technical articles. They
provide immediate, free and permanent access to technical research on ScienceDirect for
the community of practicing engineers and researchers to read, download and learn from.
Authors are provided detailed individual feedback on how many times their paper has been
read and which countries the readership comes from. These Case Studies journals aim for a
turnaround time from submission to publication of no more than three months.

Journals in the series will all follow the article based publishing model, allowing
for immediate publication of the finalized paper without waiting for other articles to be
ready to compile a full issue.

Case Studies Journals:

Case Studies in Engineering Failure Analysis
[http://www.journals.elsevier.com/case-studies-in-engineering-failure-analysis ]

Case Studies in Thermal Engineering
[http://www.journals.elsevier.com/case-studies-in-thermal-engineering ]

Case Studies in Construction Materials
[http://www.journals.elsevier.com/case-studies-in-construction-materials ]

Case Studies in Structural Engineering
[http://www.journals.elsevier.com/case-studies-in-structural-engineering ]

About Open Access Publishing at Elsevier

Elsevier has been providing open access publishing options since 2005. Today,
researchers can choose to publish open access in over 1,600 established peer-reviewed
journals as well as 46 full open access journals and these numbers will continue to grow
rapidly. All of Elsevier’s open access publications have been peer reviewed, ensuring that
the broader community not only reads the latest research but that it is factual, original
and of the highest quality and ethical standards. For more information about Elsevier’s
open access program, visit http://www.elsevier.com/openaccess

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information
products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health
communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet
[http://www.thelancet.com ] and Cell [http://www.cell.com ], and close to 20,000 book
titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online
solutions include ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com ], Scopus
[http://www.scopus.com ], SciVal [http://info.scival.com ], Reaxys
[http://www.elsevier.com/reaxys ], ClinicalKey [https://www.clinicalkey.com ] and Mosby’s
Suite [http://www.confidenceconnected.com ], which enhance the productivity of science and
health professionals, helping research and health care institutions deliver better
outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ]
employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC
[http://www.reedelsevier.com/Pages/Home.aspx ], a world leading provider of professional
information solutions. The group employs more than 30,000 people, including more than
15,000 in North America. Reed Elsevier Group PLC is owned equally by two parent companies,
Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. Their shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam
and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam:
REN; New York: RUK and ENL.

        Media contact
        Laure Ballu
        Elsevier
        +44(0)1865-84-3058
        l.ballu@elsevier.com

SOURCE Elsevier


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