Advances in Structural Engineering was established in 1997 and has become one of the major journals in the field of structural engineering. To better fulfil the mission of the journal, we have recently decided to launch two new features for the journal: (a) invited review papers providing an in-depth exposition of a topic of significant current interest; (b) short papers reporting truly new technologies in structural engineering. With the addition of these two new features, ASE publishes articles in the following categories:
- Research Papers
- Invited Review Papers
- Technical Notes
- New Technology Technical Notes
- Book Reviews
Invited Review Papers are state-of-the-art papers written by leading researchers at the invitation of the Editors-in-Chief. These invited papers will receive fast reviews (normally within 4 weeks) to speed up the publication process. Invited Review Papers, being a sub-category of full-length papers, are subjected to the same length and format requirements as Research Papers.
Short papers reporting New Technologies (NT) for the first time are a sub-category of Technical Notes and are thus subjected to the same length and format requirements of normal Technical Notes (up to 3000 word-equivalents). While NT Technical Notes on specific new technologies may be invited by the Editors-in-Chief when appropriate, most of them are expected to come from free submissions. NT Technical Notes will also receive fast reviews (normally within 4 weeks) to speed up the publication process. They are expected to report truly new structural engineering technologies with their feasibility and potential demonstrated to a reasonable level of certainty through pilot research. The new technologies can be new structural forms, new structural materials, new monitoring and control technologies, etc. The emphasis here is on technological innovations rather than in-depth studies of mechanics and the development of design methods that should follow. Some of these articles will be made freely accessible to non-subscribers, at the Editor’s discretion, so as to reach a wide range of interested readers.
Advances in Structural Engineering is a peer-reviewed journal that aims to provide a major publication channel for cutting-edge research on civil engineering structures (e.g. bridges, buildings and offshore platforms) in areas of significant current interest to the international structural engineering community. The current focus areas of the journal, which are periodically reviewed by the editors, are as follows:
(a) Structural use of composite and other emerging materials;
(b) Behavior of structural systems;
(c) Structures under extreme conditions (e.g. earthquakes, strong winds, fires and blasts etc.);
(d) Performance-based structural engineering;
(e) Life-cycle structural engineering;
(f) Structural health monitoring for performance assessment; and
(g) Sustainability in structural engineering.
Notwithstanding these focus areas, papers of significant impact or lasting value in other areas of structural engineering are also welcome.
Acceptance of a paper for publication in the journal is subjected to the manuscript being an unpublished work presenting a significant original contribution or an in-depth state-of-the-art review of a specific topic of significant current interest to the journal’s readership. Apart from full-length papers, short technical notes, discussions, and book reviews may also be published.
|Yong Xia||The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China|
|Tao Yu||The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China|
|Michael Anson||The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China|
|Jan Ming Ko||The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China|
|Jin-Guang Teng||The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China|
|Steve C. Cai||Louisiana State University, USA|
|Jian Fei Chen||Southern University of Science and Technology, China|
|Siu-Seong Law||Beijing Jiaotong University, China|
|Songye Zhu||The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China|
|Tak-Ming Chan||The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China|
|Guang-Ming Chen||South China University of Technology, China|
|Peng Feng||Tsinghua University, China|
|Dilum Fernando||The University of Queensland, Australia|
|Xiao-Dong Ji||Tsinghua University, China|
|Yail Jimmy Kim||University of Colorado Denver, USA|
|Tomonori Nagayama||The University of Tokyo, Japan|
|Wai-Meng Quach||University of Macau, China|
|Adam Jan Sadowski||Imperial College London, UK|
|Sung-Han Sim||Sungkyunkwan University, Korea|
|Tim K. T. Tse||The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China|
|Baolin Wan||Marquette University, USA|
|Gang Wang||The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China|
|Guirong Yan||Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA|
|Shishun Zhang||Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China|
|Xinqun Zhu||University of Technology Sydney, Australia|
|Xiaoyou Wang||The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China|
|Botong Zheng||The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China|
|Shilang Xu||Zhejiang University, China|
|Daniel P. Abrams||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA|
|Wai-Fah Chen||University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA|
|Shilin Dong||Zhejiang University, China|
|Dan M. Frangopol||Lehigh University, USA|
|Yozo Fujino||Yokohama National University, Japan|
|Gregory Hancock||University of Sydney, Australia|
|Sritawat Kitipornchai||University of Queensland, Australia|
|Jie Li||Tongji University, China|
|Yew-Chaye Loo||Griffith University, Australia|
|John Mander||Texas A&M University, USA|
|David Nethercot||Imperial College, UK|
|Jianguo Nie||Tsinghua University, China|
|Jinping Ou||Harbin Institute of Technology, China|
|Nimal Rajapakse||Carleton University, Canada|
|Izuru Takewaki||Kyoto University, Japan|
|Yukio Tamura||Tokyo Polytechnic University, Japan|
|Yeong-Bin Yang||National Taiwan University, Taiwan|
|Xuhong Zhou||Chongqing University, China|
|Weiqiu Zhu||Zhejiang University, China|
|Mark Bradford||University of New South Wales, Australia|
|James Brownjohn||University of Exeter, UK|
|Fabio Casciati||University of Pavia, Italy|
|Siu-Lai Chan||The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China|
|Genda Chen||Missouri University of Science & Technology, USA|
|Amir Fam||Queen’s University, Canada|
|Yaojun Ge||Tongji University, China|
|Ming Gu||Tongji University, China|
|Lin-Hai Han||Tsinghua University, China|
|Hong Hao||Curtin University, Australia|
|Jiann-Wen Ju||University of California at Los Angeles, USA|
|Albert K. H. Kwan||University of Hong Kong, China|
|Kenny Kwok||University of Western Sydney, Australia|
|Guo Qiang Li||Tongji University, China|
|Hui Li||Harbin Institute of Technology, China|
|Yongle Li||Southwest Jiaotong University, China|
|Zongjin Li||University of Macau, China|
|Jiepeng Liu||Chongqing University, China|
|Xinzheng Lu||Tsinghua University, China|
|Yong Lu||University of Edinburgh, UK|
|Amir Mirmiran||University of Texas at Tyler, USA|
|Yi Qing Ni||The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong|
|Wei-Xin Ren||Hefei University of Technology, China|
|Scott Smith||The University of Adelaide, Australia|
|Hoon Sohn||Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea|
|Asif Usmani||The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China|
|Zhishen Wu||Ibaraki University, Japan|
|Yan Xiao||Nanjing Tech University, China|
|Ting-Hua Yi||Dalian University Of Technology, China|
|Ben Young||University of Hong Kong, China|
|Xiao Ling Zhao||Monash University, Australia|
|Hong Ping Zhu||Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China|
|You Dong||The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China|
|Elyas Ghafoori||Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany|
|Chao Hou||Southern University of Science and Technology, China|
|Gang Hu||Harbin University of Technology (Shenzhen), China|
|Jun Li||Curtin University, Australia|
|Wei Li||Tsinghua University, China|
|Yi Li||Beijing University of Technology, China|
|Guan Lin||Southern University of Science and Technology, China|
|Thong Pham||Curtin University, Australia|
|Hao Sun||Renming University of China, China|
|Georgios Tsampras||University of California San Diego, USA|
|Bin Wang||Sichuan University, China|
|Shun Weng||Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China|
|Teng Wu||University at Buffalo, USA|
|Fei Xu||Chongqing University, China|
|Yingwu Zhou||Shenzhen University, China|
- Article types
- Editorial Policies
2.1 Peer review policy
2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
2.6 Research Data
- Publishing Policies
3.1 Publication Ethics
3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
3.3 Open Access and author archiving
- Preparing your manuscript
4.1 Word processing formats
4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
4.3 Supplementary material
4.4 Journal layout
4.5 Reference style
4.6 English language editing services
- Submitting your manuscript
5.1 How to submit your manuscript
5.2 Title, keywords and abstracts
5.3 Corresponding author contact details
- On acceptance and publication
6.1 Sage Production
6.2 Access to your published article
6.3 Online First publication
- Further Information
There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this Journal. Open Access options are available - see section 3.3 below.
Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/aise) to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.
Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Advances in Structural Engineering will be reviewed.
As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.
Invited Review Papers
New Technology Technical Notes
Manuscripts should not normally exceed 12,000 word-equivalents, which is estimated as number of words counted by the Word processor + 300 x number of figures + 300 x number of tables.
Technical Notes should not exceed 5,000 word-equivalents. The main body of the paper is to be preceded by an abstract of about 150 words, as well as a list of 4 to 8 keywords.
Invited Review Papers are state-of-the-art papers written by leading researchers upon the invitation of the Editors-in-Chief. They are subjected to the same length and format requirements as Research Papers.
New Technology Technical Notes are expected to report truly new structural engineering technologies with their feasibility and potential demonstrated to a reasonable level of certainty through pilot research. The new technologies can be new structural forms, structural materials, monitoring and control technologies, etc. The emphasis here is on technological innovation rather than in-depth studies of mechanics and the development of design methods that should follow.
Both Invited Review Papers and New Technology Technical Notes will receive fast reviews to speed up the publication process. Some of these articles will be made freely accessible to non-subscribers, at the Editor’s discretion, so as to reach a wide range of interested readers.
Advances in Structural Engineering operates a conventional single-anonymize reviewing policy in which the reviewer’s name is always concealed from the authors.
The Editorial Team conducts a preliminary assessment of each paper submitted to Advances in Structural Engineering before it is sent out to reviewers. Papers that are marginal to the scope of the journal and/or below the minimum standard of the journal will be declined directly without going through the peer-review process. A manuscript that passes the preliminary assessment is sent to at least two reviewers to assess its suitability for publication in the journal. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, and an editorial decision is generally reached within 6-8 weeks of submission.
Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.
The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:
- Made a substantial contribution to the concept and design, acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data,
- Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
- Approved the version to be published.
Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.
Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.
Please note that AI chatbots, for example ChatGPT, should not be listed as authors. For more information see the policy on Use of ChatGPT and generative AI tools.
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.
2.3.1 Third party submissions
Where an individual who is not listed as an author submits a manuscript on behalf of the author(s), a statement must be included in the Acknowledgements section of the manuscript and in the accompanying cover letter. The statements must:
• Disclose this type of editorial assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input
• Identify any entities that paid for this assistance
• Confirm that the listed authors have authorized the submission of their manuscript via third party and approved any statements or declarations, e.g. conflicting interests, funding, etc.
Where appropriate, Sage reserves the right to deny consideration to manuscripts submitted by a third party rather than by the authors themselves.
2.3.2 Writing Assistance
Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.
It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.
Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.
Advances in Structural Engineering requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the Sage Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
It is the policy of Advances in Structural Engineering to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.
Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.
For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations here.
The journal is committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research, and has the following research data sharing policy. For more information, including FAQs please visit the Sage Research Data policy pages.
Subject to appropriate ethical and legal considerations, authors are encouraged to:
- share your research data in a relevant public data repository
- include a data availability statement linking to your data. If it is not possible to share your data, we encourage you to consider using the statement to explain why it cannot be shared.
- cite this data in your research
Sage is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the Sage Author Gateway.
Advances in Structural Engineering and Sage take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.
Before publication, Sage requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. Sage’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants Sage the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than Sage. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the Sage Journal Author Gateway.
Advances in Structural Engineering offers optional open access publishing via the Sage Choice programme and Open Access agreements, where authors can publish open access either discounted or free of charge depending on the agreement with Sage. Find out if your institution is participating by visiting Open Access Agreements at Sage. For more information on Open Access publishing options at Sage please visit Sage Open Access. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit Sage’s Author Archiving and Re-Use Guidelines and Publishing Policies.
Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the Sage Journal Author Gateway.
Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted. The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.
For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit Sage’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.
Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from Sage after receipt of your accepted article.
This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. These will be subjected to peer-review alongside the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files, which can be found within our Manuscript Submission Guidelines page.
Advances in Structural Engineering conforms to the Sage house style. View the Sage UK House Style guidelines.
Advances in Structural Engineering adheres to the Sage Harvard reference style. View the Sage Harvard guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.
Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using Sage Language Services. Visit Sage Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.
Advances in Structural Engineering is hosted on Sage Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/aise to login and submit your article online.
IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.
As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process Sage is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.
The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.
Please supply a title, short title, an abstract and keywords to accompany your article. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting the Sage Journal Author Gateway for guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online
Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.
Your Sage Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.
Sage provides authors with online access to their final article.
Online First allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a final journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our Online First Fact Sheet
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Advances in Structural Engineering editorial office as follows:
Dr Yong Xia and Prof Jin-Guang Teng (Editors-in-Chief), Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong