Elsevier and the Institution of Structural Engineers Launch New Research Journal: Structures
OXFORD, England, January 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –
Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], world-leading provider of scientific, technical
and medical information products and services, and the Institution of Structural
Engineers, the world’s leading professional body for qualifications and standards in
structural engineering, announce their collaboration to publish Structures, a new online
peer-reviewed journal covering the full breadth of structural engineering research.
Combining the depth of structural engineering research activity from within the
Institution’s membership, contributions from non-member world-leading researchers and
Elsevier’s track record in publishing innovation, Structures aspires to quickly become a
high-impact journal of choice for researchers in the field.
Uniquely, Structures seeks to emphasise the applicability of its research articles to
current and future practice; making research findings both relevant and available to the
widest possible audience.
The new journal will be led by Editor-in-Chief; Professor Leroy Gardner (Imperial
College London) and supported by a world-class editorial board. Day-to-day publishing
support will be provided by both the Institution and Elsevier.
Papers are accepted from, but not limited, to the following subject areas: structural
engineering; materials; structural design; construction engineering; structural
innovation; extreme events; sustainability; architectural topics (that impact structural
performance) and other related areas.
Martin Powell, the Institution of Structural Engineers’ Chief Executive, said of the
collaboration, “With members operating in both academia and professional practice, the
Institution of Structural Engineers has for many years been exceptionally well placed to
support the migration of practical based research into construction applications. The
launch of Structures will be an important step in our ongoing quest to raise the levels of
support we can offer and we are delighted to be able to accomplish this working together
with world-class publisher Elsevier.”
Louise Curtis, Publishing Director for Elsevier’s Engineering journals said, “This is
an exciting opportunity for us to work with the Institution of Structural Engineers, a
leading society in the field, to bridge the knowledge translation gap between academia and
industry, with the support of an innovative journal format.”
Structures will publish its first papers in January 2015 and for the first year all
papers will be made freely available online on ScienceDirect.
About the Institution of Structural Engineers
The Institution of Structural Engineers is the world’s largest membership organisation
dedicated to the art and science of structural engineering. It is a leading source of
expertise on all structural engineering and public safety issues in the built environment.
The Institution of Structural Engineers has 27,000 members in 105 countries around the
world and was founded in 1908.
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