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Elsevier Announces the Launch of Open Access Journal: Case Studies in Construction Materials

OXFORD, England, November 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Elsevier, 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 Construction Materials.

Case Studies in Construction Materials provides an exciting new forum for the rapid publication of structured case studies and short communications on construction materials. The journal functions as an essential compendium for practicing engineers, designers, researchers and other practitioners who are interested in all aspects of construction materials.

Michael Grantham, Editor-in-Chief of the journal, consultant to Sandberg LLP and visiting Professor at Queen's University of Belfast, said of the launch, "Construction work today presents a constant challenge for designers, architects, engineers and contractors. A more detailed understanding of the science behind materials is making wider and more economical use possible. While a number of specialist publications are available for the publication of research data, the publication of case studies for construction materials has been less well served. Case Studies in Construction Materials gives authors an opportunity to publish useful and interesting studies highlighting successes and issues that can result in the use of construction materials, both existing and new.

Dr. Rishi Gupta, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria, Canada, author of the first paper published in the journal, said, "This journal provides an excellent forum for practitioners and academics engaged in applied research related to construction materials to present their work as a case study. Open access and swift peer reviewed publication processes ensure that applied research and industry projects reach a wider audience."

Case Studies in Construction Materials 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 the final version of a paper without waiting for other articles to be ready to compile a full issue.

To view the first articles published in Case Studies in Construction Materials go to ScienceDirect.

For more information or to submit an article, go to Case Studies in Construction Materials.

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 which allows for immediate publication of  final version of a paper without waiting for other articles to be ready to compile a full issue.

Case Studies Journals:

Case Studies in Engineering Failure Analysis

Case Studies in Thermal Engineering

Case Studies in Fire Safety

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 71 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

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 and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby's Suite, 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 employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, 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.

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