Institution of Structural Engineers partners with Elsevier to publish new research journal: Structures

The Institution of Structural Engineers is delighted to formally announce a partnership with Elsevier, the leading provider of scientific and health information, 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 (as well as contributions from world-leading non-member researchers) with Elsevier’s celebrated 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 applicable 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 sought in areas including (but not limited to): materials; structural form; construction engineering; structural innovation; extreme events; sustainability; architectural topics (that impact structural performance) and other related areas.

The Institution’s Chief Executive, Martin Powell, said:

“With members operating in both academia and professional practice, the Institution has for many years been exceptionally well placed to support the migration of practical based research into construction applications. The launch of Structures is 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 in collaboration with world-class publisher Elsevier.”

Louise Curtis, Publishing Director for Elsevier’s engineering journals said:

“This is an exciting opportunity to collaborate 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 that will invite industry insight on academic research findings.”

Throughout 2015 all papers published in Structures will be made freely available via Elsevier’s ScienceDirect platform.