Published by the Institution of Structural Engineers and Elsevier, led by Prof. Leroy Gardner (Imperial College, London) and supported by a world-class team of associate editors and editorial board members, Structures is a brand new research journal that aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry.
Disseminated to the widest audience of dedicated practitioners and researchers of any academic journal in the structural engineering field, cross-referencing between Structures and the Institution’s flagship membership magazine The Structural Engineer is already being used to encourage greater interaction between researchers and practitioners.
Until the end of the year, all papers published in this first volume will be freely available to download at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/23520124.
Meanwhile, the Institution is seeking contributions from across the structural engineering sphere. The research may be fundamental in nature and its impact on the frontline may take some years, even decades, or it may be more applied and offer immediate benefits to the industry. Both are welcome and encouraged in the journal, and indeed both are reflected in the variety of papers in the first issue. You can submit your research at: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/structures.